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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 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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The visit of Egypt’s Sisi to Washington: The illusion of chemistry and the challenges of reality

Donald Trump with Egyptian President  in New York, Sept. 19, 2016 Photo by Reuters On Monday April 3, US President Donald Trump will host Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for talks in Washington. The last visit of an Egyptian president to … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 3 ( Jan 16- 22)

Top Headlines Egypt court upholds ruling halting transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia Egypt extends participation in the Saudi-led coaltion in Yemen 8 policemen killed, at least 3 injured in armed attack on Western Desert checkpoint IMF says Egypt is … Continue reading

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On the Red Sea islands dispute

Egyptian lawyer Khaled Ali celebrates outside the courthouse in Cairo after the verdict. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA- via the Guardian The unseasonably warm weather in Cairo, with temperatures of 20°C has been coupled with spring-like excitement. Egypt’s State Council Supreme Administrative … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016/2017 ( Dec 26- January 1)

Top Headlines Egypt’s government approves deal to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia An Egyptian appeal court backs government in Red Sea islands dispute Prominent journalist Ibrahim Eissa terminates TV show after threats, legal complaints Egypt’s army destroys … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 43 ( Oct 24 – 30)

Top Headlines At least 22 people were killed and 72 injured in flooding in parts of Egypt Egypt condemned the Saudi head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation for mocking its president Sisi Four policemen remanded into custody over Ismailia … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 41 ( Oct 10-16)

Top Headline 12 Egyptian conscripts were killed in an Isis attack on security checkpoint in central Sinai Egypt launches ‘revenge’ airstrikes on ISIS in Sinai Russian paratroopers arrive in Egypt for “Friendship Defenders’ drills In an unprecedented move: Egypt’s Cairo … Continue reading

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Banning the Niqab is a ban of disguised identity, not Islamic dress code

  Two women wearing niqab face veils (file pic) Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images The canton of Ticino, an Italian-speaking region of Switzerland, has banned the Niqab, the face veil worn by some Muslims. The decision came after a referendum in 2013, … Continue reading

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Egypt and the land

  “Awad sold his land” is a slogan that surfaced in Egypt following president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s agreement with Saudi Arabia to transfer two Red Sea islands (Tiran and Sanafir) to Saudi sovereignty. Egypt has been controlling those strategically placed … Continue reading

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