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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 28 (July 11- 17)

Top Headlines Word “fire” is heard on voice recorder of doomed Egypt Air Egypt orders Muslim preachers to deliver identical weekly sermons Sisi will participate in Beijing G20 summit in September Egypt’s Sisi extends state of emergency in parts of … Continue reading

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Can Tunisia’s Ghannouchi divorce political Islam?

  Leader of Tunisian political party Ennahda, Rachid al-Ghannouchi. (Photo: AFP) The rebranding of political Islam has just started. In an interview with the French newspaper Le Monde, Ennahda leader and founder, Rached Ghannouchi, announced that Ennahda would no longer … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 20 ( May 16-22)

This week, it was tough to follow, verify and gather that most reliable information about Egypt Air crash. My condolence to the families of All the victims.    Top Headlines  An Egypt Air jetliner MS804 en route from Paris to Cairo … Continue reading

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The Unfortunate Coverage of Egypt Air Crash

Let’s admit it, Egypt is in a pretty pickle, out of fresh oxygen and overwhelmed by the poisonous impacts of seemingly endless crises. The latest is the Egypt Air flight that crashed into the Mediterranean, with 66 passengers on board. … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 16: April 18 – 24

Top Headlines An Egyptian judge renews detention of 25 protesters against the Red Sea islands deal An Egyptian policeman shot and killed a vendor. Tuesday Egypt arrests dozens ahead of protests against the president. Friday Egypt’s military deploys forces nationwide … Continue reading

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The Plight of Non-Islamist Muslims

When it comes to Islam, terminologies can be baffling and hotly disputed. Muslims, Islam, Islamism, and radicalism can all be confusing labels. But with the escalating waves of terror flowing around the globe, it is paramount to demystify the fog … Continue reading

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Egypt in the Crosshairs

I wrote this long essay for the Winter 2016 edition of The Journal of the International Security Affairs ( subscription only), but for convenience I republish it here.   Egypt is now facing a complex asymmetrical war on various fronts. On November 10, 2014, … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 3 ( Jan19-24)

Top Headlines Giza blast kills 7 Egyptian policemen and 3 civilians. Thursday Chinese president arrives for Cairo visit, set for bilateral talks. Thursday Two Egypt-based militant groups claim responsibility for ‪Giza attack. Friday Egypt denies reports of mediation efforts with … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 2 ( Jan 11- 17)

  Top Headlines Egypt extends state of emergency in North Sinai until April. Tuesday Egypt’s Cabinet has approved a draft law criminalizing the use of “terrorist” symbols. Wednesday ‪ Egypt extends participation in Yemen conflict for up to one year. … Continue reading

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Short Comments: On Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Egypt Ahmad Qattan  (Al Arabiya) Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Egypt, Ahmed Qattan, has played down media reports suggesting ties between both countries are strained, adding that bilateral relations are “at their best.” The Saudi Ambassador has … Continue reading

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