Tag Archives: Qatar

The Western media’s imbalanced portrayal of the Qatar crisis

The crisis in the Gulf has entered its third week, since a number of Gulf States including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain together with Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. The crisis … Continue reading

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This week in Egypt 2017 – Week 24 ( June 13-18)

Top Headlines Egyptian lawmakers approve Red Sea Islands transfer to Saudi Arabia  Egypt bans fishing, diving at Tiran island in preparation for handover Al-Wafd MP declares resignation over Parliament’s approval of Red Sea Islands deal An Egyptian court sentences 31 … Continue reading

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The Week in Egypt: Week 23 ( June 5-11)

Top Headlines Egypt will transfer sovereignty of two islands to Saudi Arabia, which had been blocked in court, following parliamentary approval Arab powers, including Egypt, list 59 individuals as Qatar-linked terrorism supporters Egypt authorizes Greece to sponsor Egyptians expats in … Continue reading

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The Week in Egypt: Week 22 (May 29-June4)

Top Headlines Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar (early Monday) Egyptian closes its airspace and seaports for all Qatari transportation Four army personnel killed during anti-terrorist campaign in Egypt’s Western … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 50 ( Dec 12- 18)

Top Headlines IS group claims responsibility for Cairo’s ST Mark Cathedral bombing Qatar rejects Cairo cathedral bombing involvement claim Egypt executes prominent Islamist militant Habara amid threats of retaliation Egypt says traces of explosives have been found on bodies from … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 8 ( Feb 16 – 22)

(Relatives of Egyptian Coptic men killed in Libya mourn in al-Our village, south of Egypt. (Photo by Asmaa Waguih/Reuters) Main Headlines  Monday Egypt strikes IS in Libya Egypt launches second wave of airstrikes in coordination with Libyan military In Minya, … Continue reading

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Qatar and the GCC rift

Here are three interesting pieces about the recent crisis in the Gulf, which I like to share with you.  First: Bilal Saab, Foreign Affairs  “The dispute between GCC members had been simmering for a while, and it was only a … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 (Dec 30 – Jan 5)

Main headlines  Monday Egyptian authorities arrest three Al-Jazeera journalists Egypt likely to call presidential poll first Three Brotherhood leaders secretly left Egypt Mansoura bombinginitial losses LE1 million Court bans students protests without university presidents’ approvals Azhar studentsresume exams, others protest … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak: Week 17

Main Headlines  Monday Islamist MPs prepare for battle against judiciary Morsi under fire after meeting with judges Al-Azhar under pressure not to issue women’s rights document Islamists heckle popular current leader Sabbahi at Shubra university Egypt’s IMF loan accord unlikely … Continue reading

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Egypt’s ‘Daily Show’ has provoked the worst in Islamist ideology

(Photo: YouTube Screengrab) This piece initially published in The Globe and Mail Many Egyptians still remember the eagerly awaited speeches of presidents Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar Sadat, and the intense debate that usually followed. Nowadays the eagerness and the … Continue reading

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