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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 6: Feb 6-12

Top Headlines Egyptian pound strengthens as foreign investors return Egypt shows early signs of economic turnaround Police seals shut Al-Nadeem Centre for victims of violence and torture Egypt’s Al-Azhar entirely rejects proposal to end verbal divorce Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway remove travel … Continue reading

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New Players on the Gaza Front

                                      (Islamic Jihad’s Ramadan Shallah) The growing hostility between Egypt and the Palestinian group Hamas, especially following an Egyptian court’s verdict that … Continue reading

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For Hamas, Egypt is now the new “Israel”

(Photo via Reuters) For the Egyptian leadership and Hamas, February was a particularly bad month. The tension between the two sides has reached tipping point. The cascade of escalating events started with a court verdict listing Hamas’s armed wing as … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 9 ( Feb 23 – Mar 1)

(Members of the special forces police stand guard in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo, March 1, 2015- via Reuters) Main Headlines  Monday ‪ Egypt shuts its Embassy in Yemen over bad security Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah sentenced … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 2 ( Jan 5- 11)

(Message from the fiancée of Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy) (Courtesy France 24’s Sonia  Dridi) Main Headlines  Monday Sisi flies to Kuwait Amal Clooney disputes Egypt arrest warning story Egyptian judge says verdict in gay raid trial will be announced next … 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 2014 – Week 41 (Oct 6 – 12)

Egypt’s hanging church was officially inaugurated after 16 years of renovations Main Headlines  Monday ‪Egypt ‪tightens security measures for 6th of October celebration Egyptian jihadist group has released a video of beheadings Egypt busts cell recruiting fighters for ISIS in Syria … Continue reading

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The myth of Sisi’s Sinai proposal

  (Photo via Cairo Post) Initially published in Al-Monitor A few days ago, a claim surfaced that Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi offered to give part of the Sinai Peninsula to the Palestinians to expand the Gaza Strip and create a … Continue reading

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Gaza cease-fire might lead to indirect Egypt involvement

  ( Kids in Gaza celebrate the ceasefire agreement, via Twitter)   I wrote this piece for Al-Monitor, warning that in the future a failed Gaza can easily end its existence as an autonomous entity, and snooker Egypt into a … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 34 ( Aug 18-24)

 Main Headlines Monday Policeman was killed in an attack at checkpoint in northern Egypt Leftist and liberal parties form parliamentary coalition Egyptian interior minister says Rabaa will be remembered for police martyrs Egypt, Norway to co-host Gaza conference Ministry of … Continue reading

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