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.

Reblog: In Memoriam: Healthcare Workers Who have died of COVID-19

Medscape has published a list of healthcare workers who lost their lives, while caring for patients with COVID-19. Amidst a global shortage of  appropriate protective gears, the risk of infection is very high for those on the frontline fighting coronavirus. … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 13 -2020 ( Mar 23-29)

Top Headlines Egypt declares two-week curfew to counter coronavirus Egypt extends flight suspension for two more weeks Egypt’s Central Bank sets new daily cash deposit and withdrawal limits amid COVID-19 outbreak Egypt began deep cleaning the area around the Giza … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 12 -2020 ( Mar 17-22)

Top Headlines Egypt’s coronavirus cases rise to 327 Egypt quarantines 300 families in Daqahliya after coronavirus cases detected Egypt denies The Guardian claims that 19,000 Egyptians contracted coronavirus, and withdraws accreditation of Guardian journalist Egypt’s mosques and churches suspend communal … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 11-2020 ( Mar 9-15)

Top Headlines Egypt suspends schools, universities for two weeks from Sunday Egypt reported 13 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total of cases detected in the country to 93 21 people have been killed in some of the worst storms … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Italy and the Coronavirus

I hardly publish any medically related stuff on this site, however I find this testimony by Italian doctor Daniele Macchini, from the front lines of treating the coronavirus outbreak, important to document. It is translated Epidemiologist Silvia Stringhini . As … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 10-2020 ( Mar 2-8)

Top Headlines A German man died in Egypt of the coronavirus, the first death on the African continent linked to Covid-19 Egypt confirms another 55 new coronavirus cases from a Nile River cruise boat Ethiopia condemns Arab League’s “blind support” … Continue reading

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Reblog: Idlib: The Next Phase

Originally posted on Jonathan Spyer:
Jerusalem Post, 6/3 Russia’s desire to woo Turkey from the west likely to prevent all out Turkey-Syria War ? Clashes between Turkish and Syrian regime forces in north west Syria are ongoing.  For the first…

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This Week In Egypt – Week 9-2020 ( Feb 24-Mar1)

Top Headlines Hosni Mubarak: Former Egyptian President dies aged 91  Egypt holds military funeral for former president Mubarak Ethiopia skips latest US talks with Egypt over dam dispute and says it will fill GERD despite US warning  Egypt accuses Ethiopia … Continue reading

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This Week In Egypt: Week 8-2020 ( Feb 17-23)

Top Headlines Egypt’s only announced coronavirus case tests negative for the disease Pompeo says Ethiopia-Egypt dam dispute could take months to resolve Egyptian court acquits Mubarak’s sons of illicit share trading Egypt holds interest rates for the second straight month … Continue reading

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Reblog: Secret wiretap reveals Erdogan government’s clandestine links to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

I reblogged this piece by Turkish journalist Abdullah Bozkurt regarding interesting wiretap that reveal Erdogan’s frustration with the Muslim Brotherhood after ousting of Morsi in 2013. You can read the original piece here.   The government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan … Continue reading

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