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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 16 ( April 17-13)

Top Headlines Freed Egyptian American prisoner returns home following Trump intervention American President Donald Trump welcomes freed US-Egypt prisoner Aya Hijazi to White House Gunmen kill policeman in attack near Egypt’s St. Catherine’s Monastery Egypt’s Sisi visits Saudi Arabia to … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017 – Week 15 ( Apr 10-16)

Main Headlines Interior ministry announces identity ‪Sunday’s suicide bombers of both Alexandria and Tanta Cathedrals Parliament approves Emergency Law amendment, permitting indefinite detention Egypt arrests 13 on suspicion of planning terror attacks   Egyptian police loses three females in Sunday’s bombing, … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 14 ( April 3-9)

Top Headlines  Trump welcomed Egypt’s Sisi amid questions on rights record Twin attacks kill at least 45 Christians in Egypt on Palm Sunday ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt’s Palm Sunday church bombings Coptic Christians rage at Tanta security chief over … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 13 ( March 27-April 2)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi to arrive in Washington Saturday, meet Trump Monday Egyptian MPs in Washington to rally support against Muslim Brotherhood in Congress circles Rival campaigns mount ahead of President Sisi’s visit to the US Sisi and King Salman … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Westminster Attack

Photo from my own collection “We are not afraid.” That was the simple note written on one of many floral tributes on London’s Westminster Bridge after last week’s terror attack there. I read this defiant message while walking along the … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 8 ( Feb 20-26)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Coptic Christians flee Sinai after deadly attacks The top commander of American military operations in the Middle East says that the US wants to resume major military exercise with Egypt UK’s Boris Johnson visits Egypt Egypt is … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 7 ( Feb 13-19)

Top Headlines ‘Blind Sheikh’ Trade Center bomber Omar Abdel-Rahman dies in prison Egypt’s parliament on Tuesday approved a cabinet reshuffle Egypt appoints first-ever female governor US dollar hits lowest against Egyptian pound in almost a month Egypt, Russia sign protocol … Continue reading

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Assad, Isis, and Turkey

Portraits of Putin, Assad, Khamenei and Nasrallah in Aleppo -via Twitter In a TV interview on a Syrian state TV channel, Secretary of the Syrian Parliament Khaled Abboud alluded that the government has been redirecting the Islamic State (Isis)’s attacks, … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week46 ( Nov 14-20)

Top Headlines Egypt court overturns death sentence against ousted ex-President Mohammed Morsi ISIS’ Egypt branch executes 100-year-old cleric Egypt clears way for former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq to return home Egypt lifts assets freeze of anti-torture NGO    Main Headlines … Continue reading

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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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