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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 47- 2017 ( Nov13-19)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi: No one can touch Egypt’s share of Nile waters Lebanon’s Hariri to visit on Tuesday Arab League: Iran’s regional threats have crossed all limits Egypt-Gaza border opens under PA control for first time in a decade … Continue reading

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Are Israel and Saudi Arabia On The Same Page?

Originally posted on Ottomans and Zionists:
As Saudi Arabia asserts itself in unprecedented fashion in its regional struggle with Iran, speculation abounds that Riyadh is acting in concert with the United States and Israel to change the balance of power…

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This Week in Egypt: Week 46- 2017 ( Nov 6-12)

Top Headlines Egypt’s President Sisi says he will not seek a third term in office Egypt’s Sisi against idea of strikes on Iran, Hezbollah, says there is enough turmoil in the Middle East Rights lawyer Khaled Ali says he will … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 45-2017 ( Oct 30-Nov 5)

Top Headlines A fourth chamber has been discovered deep within in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Khufu Egypt security forces free officer kidnapped during Western Desert shootout  New al Qaeda-linked group claims responsibility for major Egypt’s Western Desert attack Egypt’s military … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Saudi Purge

In a surprising move, Saudi Arabia arrests princes and ex-ministers amid “anti-corruption crackdown.” 11 princes, and dozens of ministers were arrested in sweeping purge. So in one day, #SaudiArabia turned the table in #Lebanon, was hit by a ballistic missile … Continue reading

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On the demise of Doha News and free speech in Qatar

Originally posted on Victoria Scott:
? This week, Qatar’s Emir told CBS that his country “wanted freedom of speech for the people of the region.” Sheikh Tamim made the statement in defiance of demands from neighbouring nations that he should…

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Egypt’s Neglected Peripheries

Here is the English version for my Arabic piece published in Al-Hurra   A new spot was added to the Jihadi landscape in Egypt ____ Km 135. Details are still sketchy, but from what we know so far, Wahat Road, 135 km … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 44- 2017 (Oct 23-29)

Top headlines Egypt’s Sisi orders security reshuffle after attacks Egypt’s Sisi appoints new chief-of-staff of the Armed Forces Pentagon officials announced a $64 million contract New mobile surveillance system for Egypt’s France’s Macron stresses security, not rights, with Egyptian leader … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 43-2017 (Oct 16-22)

Top Headlines At least sixteen police officers killed in shoot-out in Egypt’s Western desert: security sources Egypt’s Sisi pledges sacrifices of Western Desert police victims of terrorism “will not go in vain” Three policemen killed in attack on Egypt National … Continue reading

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Homosexuality and Egypt’s farcical moral code

Here is an English version for my Arabic piece for Al-Hurra   He was shy and introverted, yet polite and respectable, but there was something intriguing about my acquaintance I could not quite figure out. The intrigue ended one day when … Continue reading

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