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About nervana111

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

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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This Week in Egypt: Week 25-2018 (June 18-23)

Top Headlines Egypt appoints new Air Force commander Egypt extends state of emergency for another 3 months Egypt strongly condemns assassination attempt on Ethiopian PM Egypt’s Sisi discusses peace process with White House advisor Jared Kushner Army kills 32 militants … Continue reading

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This week in Egypt: Week 24-2018 ( June 11-17)

Top Headlines Egypt replaces Minsters of Interior and Defence in a surprise move Fuel, cooking gas prices, and public transport surge In Egypt Sisi calls on Egyptians to endure challenges on back of fresh subsidy cuts  Suez canal reports record … Continue reading

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The myth of “the deal of the century”

Here is an English version of my latest Arabic piece in Al-Hurra on how imaginative plots have been weaponised and used to demonise certain Arab countries, particularly Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Egypt.   Photo from latest protests in Jordan- via … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 23- 2018 (June 4-10)

Top Headlines President Sisi appoints Mostafa Madbouly, former housing minister, as new prime minister Egypt, Ethiopia agree to settle differences over Nile mega-dam Libya’s army air raid kills Egyptian al-Qaeda leader in Derna Egypt unveils pay rises ahead of fresh … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 22 ( May 28-June 3)

Top Headlines  Egypt’s Sisi sworn in for second term with vow to fight terrorism Egypt’s Sisi to visit Sudan in October amid tensions Liverpool officially announces Salah’s participation in 2018 FIFA World Cup Lebanese tourist is referred to criminal trial … Continue reading

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