Author Archives: nervana111

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 46-2018 ( Nov 12- 18)

Top Headlines Egyptian police foil terrorist attack on checkpoint in North Sinai ISIS Province of Sinai‘s latest video confirms the death of its former leader; features former police and military personnel who claim to have joined the militant group in Sinai HRW: Mass arrests … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of Aak, Egypt | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Twitter Thread: The Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen’s Houthis

The Washington Post has decided to publish an opinion piece by Yemen’s Houthi militia Mohammed Ali al-Houthi. That decision, however has triggered fierce criticism on Twitter. Here are few examples:      Opinion | Houthi leader: We want peace for … Continue reading

Posted in Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Yemen | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

This Week in Egypt: Week 45 ( Nov 5-11)

Top Headlines Egypt puts key members of ‘al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya’ on terror list An Egyptian court has convicted 65 suspected militants of setting up a terrorist group and declaring allegiance to the extremist Islamic State group Standard & Poor’s credit rating … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of Aak, Egypt | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Saudi Arabia and the challenges of Khashoggi’s murder

The brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has triggered dangerous repercussions for Saudi Arabia. Following the country’s formal admission of killing Khashoggi inside its consulate in Istanbul, Saudi Arabia has hoped the crisis triggered by his brutal murder will gradually … Continue reading

Posted in Best Read, Middle East, Politics, Saudi Arabia | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

This Week in Egypt- Week 44 (Oct 29-Nov 4)

Top Headlines  ISIS terror attack kill seven Copts in a bus ambush in Upper Egypt Egyptian security forces killed 19 Islamist militants from a cell believed to be responsible for an attack on Christians in Minya Egyptian security forces kill … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of Aak, Egypt | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

This Week in Egypt: Week 43-2018 ( Oct 22-28)

Top Headlines Egyptian police kill 11 ‘fugitive terrorists’ in shootout in Western Desert Egypt reaches agreement between Israel and Hamas to ease violence on border Egypt’s Sisi heads to Berlinfor a four-day visit Egypt has announced that news websites and … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of Aak, Egypt | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Khashoggi affair: The art of the leak

Originally posted on Seth J. Frantzman:
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Nick Paton Walsh articulated it well: “The role [Turkey has] taken is not that of the virtuous prosecutor, but of the exploitative politician,” he wrote on October 18 about Ankara’s…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This Week in Egypt: Week 42-2018 ( Oct 15-21)

Top Headlines  Egypt extends Egypt’s state of emergency for three months Putin and Sisi take Russia-Egypt relations to a “strategic level” France rejects Amnesty criticism of arms exports to Egypt Egypt’s al-Sisi to visit Sudan next week Hamas has rejected … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of Aak, Egypt | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reading list: Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance

13 days ago, prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. His case has provoked a global outcry. Here is a collection of articles, which I think are worth reading about his mysterious disppearance  … Continue reading

Posted in Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Turkey | Leave a comment

This Week In Egypt: Week 41 (Oct 8-15)

Top Headlines Libyan forces have captured one of the region’s most dangerous Islamist militants, a former Egyptian special forces officer, Hisham al-Ashmawy Egypt’s Sisi says Egypt wants terrorist El-Ashmawi to face justice on its soil Egypt Backs Saudi Arabia Over … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of Aak, Egypt | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment