Tag Archives: Sisi

Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 11 ( March 13-19)

Top Headlines Pope to visit Egypt next month President Sisi to meet Trump in Washington in early April Reuters: Russia appears to deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Libya role Russia denies deploying airbase in Egypt Mubarak returns to his … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 10 ( Mar 6-12)

Matariya residents pose for pictures  the head of an unearthed statue of Pharaoh Ramses II -Reuters Top Headlines Archaeologists in Egypt discover massive statue in a Cairo slum Egypt’s Supreme Judicial Council rejects bill that gives president judicial appointment power … Continue reading

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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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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 8 ( Feb 20-26)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Coptic Christians flee Sinai after deadly attacks The top commander of American military operations in the Middle East says that the US wants to resume major military exercise with Egypt UK’s Boris Johnson visits Egypt Egypt is … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 7 ( Feb 13-19)

Top Headlines ‘Blind Sheikh’ Trade Center bomber Omar Abdel-Rahman dies in prison Egypt’s parliament on Tuesday approved a cabinet reshuffle Egypt appoints first-ever female governor US dollar hits lowest against Egyptian pound in almost a month Egypt, Russia sign protocol … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 6: Feb 6-12

Top Headlines Egyptian pound strengthens as foreign investors return Egypt shows early signs of economic turnaround Police seals shut Al-Nadeem Centre for victims of violence and torture Egypt’s Al-Azhar entirely rejects proposal to end verbal divorce Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway remove travel … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 51 ( Dec 19-25)

Top Headlines Death toll of Cairo’s church bombing rises to 28 Egypt defends its decision to withdraw anti-settlement resolution at the UN ‘Sinai Province’ admits its former leader was killed by the Egyptian army Egypt confirms Al Jazeera producer’s arrest … Continue reading

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Carnage at the Cathedral

Coffins of some of the victims of the explosion at Coptic Cathedral (AFP) “Is that a church or a military fortress?” my Islamist medical school colleague asked as she gazed at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, her face reflected a … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 48 ( Nov 28 – Dec 4)

Top Headlines Egypt’s top constitutional court upholds law restricting street protests Egypt’s president Sisi starts 2-day visit to United Arab Emirates Egyptian pound hits lowest exchange rate against USD since flotation Egypt sharply increases customs duties as it seeks to … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016-Week 47 ( Nov21-27)

Top Headlines  An Egyptian court revokes the death sentence of Egypt’s ex-president Morsi Egypt’s Sisi expresses support for Syrian military Egypt denies sending military troops to Syria The US State Department removed Egypt from its travel warning list Egypt and … Continue reading

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