Tag Archives: Egyptian Army

Egypt’s New Terrorist Groups

I was planning to write something completely different this weekend, but the events in Egypt have dictated my choice.   An Egyptian policeman gestures from an observation in the Sinai peninsula, February 10, 2016, and an undated photograph of Brig. … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 42 ( Oct 17-23)

Top Headlines A senior Egyptian military official was shot dead outside his home on the outskirts of Cairo Little-known group Liwa Al-Thawra claims responsibility for assassinating army’s 9th armour division head Saudi ambassador returns to Cairo after recall to Riyadh … Continue reading

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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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