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Egyptian Aak 2017 – Week 9 (Feb 27-March 5)

Top Headlines In a final ruling, Egyptian court acquits Mubarak over killing of protesters Egypt’s parliament has expelled an MP who was an outspoken critic of the government’s human rights record Egypt’s general intelligence has hired a Washington lobbyist Chancellor … Continue reading

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Sinai’s Violence: A Timeline ( 2004 – 2015)

Following the recent terror attacks in Sinai, some tried to portray the violence as an armed insurgency in response to July 3 coup against Morsi. Sinai militancy, however, has been ongoing before Morsi, continued during his tenure, and after his … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 23 ( June1-7)

Top Headlines  Egypt court postpones Morsi death sentence ruling (Tuesday) Senior Muslim Brotherhood members were arrested by security forces (Tuesday) Egypt’s former president to be retried over killing of protesters (Thursday) Egyptian court annuls previous court decision deeming Hamas a … Continue reading

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Egypt and the Jewish Rabbi Abu-Hasira

Yacoub or Jacob Abu Hasira. (photo:Wikimedia Commons) Egypt – A court in Alexandria has canceled an annual Jewish festival commemorating the birthday of Abu-Hasira, a leading 19th-century Moroccan Rabbi (1805-1880). The festival was due to take place on January 9 … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 49 ( Dec 1-7)

Main Headlines  Monday Prosecutor-general will issue a decision on Mubarak’s release within 48 hours Rival groups ‪to protest Mubarak’s verdict this week Egypt’s Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis claims killing of US citizen in Western Desert Egyptian fighting for Islamic State dies … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 48 ( Nov 24 – 30)

  (Mubarak’s lawyer following the acquittal verdict) (Photo via al-Masry al-Youm )  Main Headlines  Monday Pope urges Sisi to ensure peace during Egypt transition Schools in North Sinai to reopen soon, says minister Egypt military court upholds jail terms for … Continue reading

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An Anatomy of Sisi’s Liberals

( Photo via AFP) Initially published in Fikra Forum Many self-proclaimed liberals in Egypt supported the military’s intervention in July 2013 that led to President Muhammad Morsi’s ouster. Their stance has baffled many Western observers, who wonder how anyone with liberal … Continue reading

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Egypt and Gaza

This piece is published in Daily News Egypt Last Friday, a small group of Palestinians protested near the Egyptian border demanding the opening of the Rafah border. Their congregation ended uneventfully, however, it highlights a brewing crisis between post-Morsi Egypt and … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak. Week 6 ( Feb 3-9)

(Hamdeen Sabbahi, Egypt’s presidential candidate) Main Headlines Monday Military airstrikes kill 30 militants in North Sinai Disturbing camera phone video shows foreign journalists detained in Egypt Egypt’s quick-fix minimum wage hike fails to calm workers German TV to give Egypt … Continue reading

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