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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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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week46 ( Nov 14-20)

Top Headlines Egypt court overturns death sentence against ousted ex-President Mohammed Morsi ISIS’ Egypt branch executes 100-year-old cleric Egypt clears way for former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq to return home Egypt lifts assets freeze of anti-torture NGO    Main Headlines … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 45 ( Nov 7-13)

Top Headlines IMF approves 3-year, $12 billion loan for Egypt Administrative court rejects government appeal over Red Sea islands deal, confirm Egyptian sovereignty Saudi oil shipments to Egypt have been halted indefinitely Egypt’s Sisi invites Trump to Cairo  Main Headlines … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 44 ( Oct31-Nov 6)

Top Headlines Egypt allows its currency to float freely, meeting key IMF demand OIC secretary general resigns following criticism after he mocked the Egyptian president Egyptian army brigadier general shot dead in North Sinai A car bomb in Cairo unsuccessfully … 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 42 ( Oct 17-23)

Top Headlines A senior Egyptian military official was shot dead outside his home on the outskirts of Cairo Little-known group Liwa Al-Thawra claims responsibility for assassinating army’s 9th armour division head Saudi ambassador returns to Cairo after recall to Riyadh … Continue reading

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