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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 20- 2018 ( May 14-20)

Top Headlines Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia reach agreement on next steps for dam technical studies Egypt’s Sisi orders Gaza border opened throughout the month of Ramadan Egypt opens four North Sinai hospitals to the rising number of Palestinian protesters wounded … Continue reading

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Iran Deal and the Empowerment of Islamism

Here is an English version of my latest piece in Al-Hurra on Iran nuclear deal, which I have rejected since 2015. You can read the Arabic version here   “The Iran Deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 19 – 2018 ( may 7-13)

Top Headlines  Egypt’s credit rating is upgraded by S&P Global Ratings Outrage erupts and protesters were arrested over Cairo metro price hike No tangible results achieved in recent Addis Ababa tripartite meeting Egypt follows with “great concern” developments of US … Continue reading

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Iran Deal: A potential kiss of death for liberalism in the Middle East

Originally posted on Nervana:
Initially published in Egypt’s Ahram. After 12 years of diplomatic proposals and 20 months of tough negotiations, theocratic Iran and world powers have reached a nuclear deal that, regardless of its potential advantages, is undoubtedly a victory…

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This Week in Egypt: Week 18-2018 (Apr 30- May 6)

Top Headlines Egypt wants to speed up negotiations on Ethiopian Dam Nile dam won’t harm Egypt, says new Ethiopian leader US Congress withholds aid to Egypt Egypt’s FM said that sending Arab troops to Egypt is a possibility, but ministry … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 17-2018 ( April 23-29)

Top Headlines An Egyptian military court sentences former chief auditor Geneina to 5 years in prison for ‘broadcasting false news’ Egypt wants to speed up Ethiopia dam negotiations Heavy rains pummel Cairo and parts of Egypt Egyptian, Bahraini special forces … Continue reading

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Qatar crisis: Why Qatar is obsessed with the UAE

Here is an English version of my latest for Al-Hurra, you can read it in Arabic here It has become increasingly clear that Qatar’s diplomatic crisis with its neighbours will not be solved anytime soon. When the dispute began in June 2017, … Continue reading

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This Week In Egypt: Week 16- 2018 ( April 16-22)

Top Headlines Egypt to decline any request by US to send troops to Syria Egypt regrets lack of response from Ethiopia and Sudan to invitation to discuss dam on Friday, says FM Shoukry Sudan complains to UN over Egypt holding … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 15 -2018 ( April 9-15)

Top Headlines Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months Egypt denies it hindered Ethiopian dam talks Egypt armed forces foil ‘terrorist’ plot in central Sinai Egypt and UAE launch joint military exercise in Red Sea Egypt military court … Continue reading

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Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Potential of a Water War

Amidst the brewing dispute on Nile water, Ethiopia and Sudan blame Egypt for failure of Nile dam talks, while Egypt rejects Ethiopian and Sudanese statements, here is an English version of my latest for Al-Hurra on the dispute over the Renaissance … Continue reading

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