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Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues. The only practising doctor who write in Middle Eastern politics in UK.

This Week In Egypt: Week 43-2020 (Oct 19-25)

Top Headlines Egypt begins voting to elect new parliament  Ethiopia summons U.S. ambassador after Trump suggests Egypt may blow-up Ethiopian Dam U.S., Sudan press for amicable solution over Ethiopia dam dispute France urges Middle Eastern countries to stop boycott of … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 42-2020 ( Oct 12-18)

Top Headlines Ethiopia increases GERD storage capacity to 74 billion cubic meters without research Egypt stresses to Germany rejection of ‘territorial expansion’ by some actors in east Mediterranean Egyptian army begins “Radaa (deterrence) 2020” military drills Turkey signals willingness to … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 41-2020 ( Oct 5- 11)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi ratifies maritime demarcation agreement with Greece Russia and Egypt to hold joint naval drills in Black Sea  Egypt’s annual inflation continues to drop to 3.3% Egypt keeps domestic fuel prices unchanged Egypt receives a new baby … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 40-2020 ( Sept 28-Oct4)

Top Headlines Archaeologists uncover 59 ancient well preserved coffins buried for 2,500 years near Saqqara pyramids in Egypt Egypt and France conduct naval drills in Mediterranean Armenia requests Egypt’s diplomatic intervention in Nagorno-Karabakh ‘bloodshed’ Egypt population set to reach 101 million  Main Headlines Monday Egypt’s … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 39-2020 ( Sept 21-27)

Top Headlines East Mediterranean states formally establish Egypt-based gas forum Three Egyptian policemen, four militants killed in prison break attempt Egyptian police disperse rare, small protests At UN assembly, Sisi speaks of Egypt’s concern over GERD Libya’s LNA and GNA … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 38-2020 ( Sept 14-20)

Top Headlines Egypt slams statements made by Turkish Foreign Minister as ‘baseless, contradictory’ Egypt, Greece agree to reject ‘provocative actions’ in Eastern Mediterranean Italian energy giant Eni announces new gas discovery offshore Egypt A recent Goldman Sachs report reveals that … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 37-2020 ( September 7-13)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi says appreciates ‘important step’ of Israel and Bahrain establishing diplomatic ties Egypt’s headline inflation decreased to 3.4% in August Egypt’s Foreign Minister meets Armenian counterpart Egypt has sent over 197 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Sudan, S. … Continue reading

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Oruc Reis Between Turkey and Greece

Oruç Reis, a Turkish research vessel, which is carrying out drilling surveys in the East Mediterranean sea, is getting close to the Greek island of Kastellorizo, raising the tension in the region to an alarming level.  It is no coincidence that Erdogan’s … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 36-2020 (Aug 31- Sept 6)

Top Headlines U.S. to cut $100 million in aid to Ethiopia over dam dispute with Egypt and Sudan  Ethiopia hires US lobby firm amid Nile dam dispute, domestic tensions Egypt reiterates solidarity with Sudan during floods Moody’s credit rating institution, … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Another church, another sad story from Turkey

Last month, the Turkish president Erdogan has converted two churches in Istanbul, Hagia Sophia and Chora church, to working mosques. Now Turkish officials have demolished an ancient Greek Orthodox church in the country’s northwestern province of Bursa, after the structure … Continue reading

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