Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Arab audience that claps with one hand for Erdogan

    “You have a big heart, you shower us with your blessing and kindness. In your wisdom we are in awe, as you mirror our civilization.” I could not help but remember these lines from the classic Egyptian adaptation … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 28-2018 ( July 9-15)

Top Headlines  Egypt denounces reports that 2016 Paris-Cairo Egypt Air crash was due to cockpit fire Hamas said it had reached a ceasefire with Israel brokered by Egypt Italian company Eni reveals second oil discovery in Egypt’s Western desert Egyptian … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 27-2018 ( July 2-8)

Top Headlines Egypt Air flight MS804 crash “caused by cockpit fire”, French investigators find Lebanese tourist sentenced to over 8 years in prison for insulting Egypt in a viral video Egypt opens Rafah border with Gaza, allowing passage in both … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Football “Naksa”

  Here is an English version of my latest piece in Al-Hurra, you can read the Arabic on here   One cannot grow up in Egypt and not love football. The smiles of kids playing in the streets, their joy and passion, and … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 26-2018 ( June 25-July 1)

Top Headlines Egypt’s President Al-Sisi appoints Abbas Kamel as the country’s new chief of General Intelligence Service Egypt’s Sisi, facing online backlash, says country is on “the right track” Egypt’s national football coachis fired following disappointing World Cup campaign Egypt … Continue reading

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