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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.

This Week in Egypt: Week 38-2017 ( Sept 11-17)

Top Headlines Militants attacked a security convoy in Egypt’s Sinai, killing at least 18 policemen Two Egyptian soldiers, 5 militants killed in North Sinai shootout in North Sina Egypt’s Court of Cassation upholds ousted president Morsi’s life sentence Egypt detains … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Al-Jazeera’s Ahmed Mansour and Hurricane Irma

Al-Jazeera anchor Ahmed Mansour has created contraversy after his Arabic tweets on Hurricane Irma. He apologised  for his Arabic tweets that were considered offensive. Here are few tweets by others who challenged his views and his later apology (in English). … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt – Week 37-2017 ( Sept 4-10)

Top Headlines ‘Bright Star’ military drills kick off between Egypt and US HRW condemns Egypt ‘assembly line of torture’, government denies allegations Egypt blocks HRW site after torture report is released Egypt announces the discovery of a 3,500-year old pharaonic … Continue reading

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How can Liberal Muslims win?

Here is an English version of my latest Arabic article published in Al-Hurra   ( Tunisian women- via Al-Hurra)   Although attempts to liberalise Islamic discourse have been ongoing for centuries, they have failed to find sustainable general acceptance in Muslim … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 36-2017 (Aug 28-Sept 3)

Top Headlines UK lifts laptop cabin ban on flights from Cairo Israel’s ambassador returns to Egypt after 8 months away Israel may reduce Egypt’s fine for halting gas supplies in 2012 Egypt blocks more websites raising the total number of … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 35-2017 (Aug 21-27)

Top Headlines U.S. to withhold up to $290 million in Egypt aid Egypt’s Sisi and Shoukry meet Kushner after US holds back aid Egypt says US gave “just a few hours notice” before announcing massive aid cuts After aid crisis, … Continue reading

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The Road to Barcelona

  Here is an English version of my second Arabic article, the Road to Barcelona, initially published in Arabic in Al-Hurra Photo of King of Spain attending minute of silence for victims of Barcelona’s Terror attacks- Via NYT/Getty Images Al-Andalus, Year … Continue reading

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El Viaje A Los Atentados De Barcelona

Escribí este artículo para Al-Hurra Está es una versión traducida al español   La fotografia de un sospechoso del atentados de Barcelona-  AFP Al-Ándalus, Año 1010 – Muhammed II pidió ayuda a dos dirigentes catalanes, el conde de Barcelona y el conde … Continue reading

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Egyptian cinema and glamorizing violence

It is a pleasure and honour to join many liberal voices writing in the new Al-Hurra digital Arabic platform.  Here is, with permission, an english version of my first piece, which you can read it in Arabic here Film “There isa … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt 2017: Week 34 ( Aug 14-20)

Top Headlines Italy to return its ambassador to Cairo, ending standoff over murdered student US military will take part in a joint military exercise with Egypt for the first time since the toppling of Mubarak in 2011 Hamas commander killed in … Continue reading

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