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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 35 ( Aug 29 – Sept 4)

Top Headlines Egyptian parliament passes bill designating FGM a felony imposes stricter penalties ‪ Egyptian parliament approves new church building law Administrative Court rejects banning social media Egyptian army to sell baby formula to fight monopoly practices Egypt announces postponement … Continue reading

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Stories From Egypt

In this Christmas season, and amidst the doom and gloom in the Middle East, I like to share these two stories from Egypt. First, Mohamed Ayman Shaweeka, a young Egyptian soldier, saved the life of 16 of his comrades in … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 19 ( May 4 – 10)

A Hosni Mubarak supporter performs a traditional Sufi folk dance during his birthday- via Al-Monitor Main Headlines  Monday Egypt’s defense council approves of extension of military missions outside borders Egypt’s deposed president Mubarak turns 87 Two foreign companies will help … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 5 ( Jan26 – Feb 1)

(Funerals have been taking place for those killed in the Sinai attacks – Photo via BBC) Main Headlines  Monday Egyptian appeals court convicts and sentences doctor in female genital mutilation case Egyptian police arrested 516 in anniversary’s unrest IS affiliate … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 43 ( Oct 20- 26)

(Funeral of Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai on Friday, via Ahram online) Main Headlines  Monday El-Sisi says clemency for imprisoned journalists is not possible now No plan for Egyptian military action against Islamic State: Egypt’s PM ‪ Egypt-Israel gas deal … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak: Week 9

(Friday Protestors demanding the return of Military rule. Photo, the Daily News Egypt) Main Headlines:  Monday Morsi uses TV interview to burnish image. Salafist Nour Party to run in parliamentary elections.  Beltagy: ‪Opposition makes farcical demands to postpone elections Qandil … Continue reading

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The Military Cannot Save Egypt

  (Photo by Reuters, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (C) sits next to the head of the Egyptian military General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi) This piece is initially published in Al-Monitor, I hope it can open the debate about the potential army … Continue reading

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