Monthly Archives: November 2017

This Week in Egypt: Week 47 ( Nov 20-26)

Top Headlines Horrific  terror attack killing hundreds of worshippers in a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai  Death toll from attack on mosque in Egypt rises sharply to 305, including more than two-dozen children. Egypt’s air forces thwart weapons’ infiltration attempt … Continue reading

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Islamists and Zionism

Here is an English version of my latest piece for Al-Hurra   Arthur James Balfour One hundred years ago this month, on November 2, 1917, British Foreign Secretary, Arthur James Balfour, sent a letter to the Jewish community leader, Lord Rothschild, … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 46- 2017 ( Nov13-19)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi: No one can touch Egypt’s share of Nile waters Lebanon’s Hariri to visit on Tuesday Arab League: Iran’s regional threats have crossed all limits Egypt-Gaza border opens under PA control for first time in a decade … Continue reading

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Are Israel and Saudi Arabia On The Same Page?

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As Saudi Arabia asserts itself in unprecedented fashion in its regional struggle with Iran, speculation abounds that Riyadh is acting in concert with the United States and Israel to change the balance of power…

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This Week in Egypt: Week 45- 2017 ( Nov 6-12)

Top Headlines Egypt’s President Sisi says he will not seek a third term in office Egypt’s Sisi against idea of strikes on Iran, Hezbollah, says there is enough turmoil in the Middle East Rights lawyer Khaled Ali says he will … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 44-2017 ( Oct 30-Nov 5)

Top Headlines A fourth chamber has been discovered deep within in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Khufu Egypt security forces free officer kidnapped during Western Desert shootout  New al Qaeda-linked group claims responsibility for major Egypt’s Western Desert attack Egypt’s military … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Saudi Purge

In a surprising move, Saudi Arabia arrests princes and ex-ministers amid “anti-corruption crackdown.” 11 princes, and dozens of ministers were arrested in sweeping purge. So in one day, #SaudiArabia turned the table in #Lebanon, was hit by a ballistic missile … Continue reading

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On the demise of Doha News and free speech in Qatar

Originally posted on Victoria Scott:
? This week, Qatar’s Emir told CBS that his country “wanted freedom of speech for the people of the region.” Sheikh Tamim made the statement in defiance of demands from neighbouring nations that he should…

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