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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 12 ( Mar 17-23)

Main Headlines  Monday Egypt military chief reshuffles commanders Mohamed al-Shahat appointed chief of Egypt’s second field army Egypt court rejects request to replace judge in Morsi’s trial Egypt’s Presidential Election Commision issues regulations for upcoming polls Interim president Mansour: Egypt … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 11 (Mar 10-16)

Main Headlines  Monday Three prominent activists claim they were beaten while being transferred to court Brotherhood-led alliance has criticized Saudi Arabia for backing the coup in Egypt Arab foreign ministers discuss new counter-terrorism cooperation Assassination attempt on retired general Sami … Continue reading

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The three phases of Egypt’s popular protests

The trends of Egypt’s crowd politics since Tahrir Square can also be seen in Ukraine, Syria and Libya. Published in  Al-Monitor Behind every uprising are chronic frustrations from citizens betrayed by corrupt leaders, their repression, poor governance and a loss of … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014. week 10: ( Mar3-9)

Main Headlines  Monday  Attacks on police officerscontinue across Egypt Egypt is ‘deeply concerned’ as another citizen shot in Benghazi Two sentenced to 10 years in Khaled Said murder retrial Egypt’s wheat suppliesare enough to last until June Egyptian journalist El-Beheery … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014. Week 9 ( Feb 24- Mar2)

Main Headlines  Monday Egypt interim government resigns unexpectedly Seven Egyptian Christians found shot execution-style on Libyan beach Egypt starts talks with NATOover cooperation to confront terrorism Egyptian court confirms Brotherhood terrorist label Rassd News journalists referred to military court for leaking … Continue reading

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Egypt’s new buffer government

(Photo of Egypt’s new PM by Khaled Kandil / Associated Press / November 24, 2013) The culture of rumors and speculations in Egypt can tempt us to abandon our logical thinking. Take, for example, the resignation of Beblawi’s government—this was a move that took … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 Week 8 ( Feb17-23)

Monday Suicide bomber is likely behind the tourist attack near the Taba border Sinai-based militants claim responsibility for tourist bus blast Excursions to St. Catherine Monastery are halted after Sinai bombing Shocked South Koreans in Egyptian Hospital after deadly bus … Continue reading

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On Egypt’s Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh

This piece is published in Al-Monitor For former presidential candidate, Abdel-Mon’eim Abul-Fotouh, perhaps not running for president again was not a surprising decision. In an interview with the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram last Friday, he said that he wouldn’t engage in “political cosmetics,” a clear indication … 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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What to watch in Sisi’s run for president of Egypt

A man stands on a bridge holding huge posters of Egypt’s army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, central Cairo, Feb. 3, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih)   This piece is published in Al-Monitor It’s official. Egyptian Minister of Defense Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is … Continue reading

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