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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 19-2022 ( May 9-15)

Top Headlines ISIS claimed responsibility for two successive attacks in Sinai  Egypt and the United States eye counter-terrorism ties in wake of deadly Sinai attack  US set to remove 5 groups from foreign terrorism blacklist, including 2 Islamist groups that have … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 18-2022 ( May 2-8)

Top headlines  At least 11 Egyptian troops were killed in a militant attack east of the Suez Canal Egypt private sector activity continues contraction on Ukraine war Egypt’s international reserves inch up slightly in April BNP Paribas expects Egypt to raise interest … Continue reading

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Hamas’ Gaza-Last Strategy

Originally posted on Ottomans and Zionists:
While tensions in Jerusalem, particularly on the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, have been elevated over the past couple of weeks, this year’s Ramadan has been relatively quiet as compared to last year’s Ramadan. While last…

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This Week in Egypt: Week 17-2022 ( April 25- May 1)

Top Headlines Cigarette in cockpit caused Egypt-Air passenger jet to crash in 2016 US Secretary of State Blinken marks 100 years of Egypt-US diplomacy Egypt’s Sisi calls for listing of army-owned companies this year Muslim Brotherhood TV channel leave Turkey … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 16- 2022 ( April 18-24)

Top Headlines Cairo summit of leaders of Egypt, UAE, and Jordan Fitch gives Egypt ‘stable’ debt rating Egypt’s Public Prosecution decides to release 41 pre-trial detainees, including political activists Egyptian probe discounts criminal violence in researcher’s death despite concerns Main Headlines Monday … Continue reading

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Time for Arabs to stand with Ukraine

More than 50 days have passed since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the attitude in the Middle East towards the war is ambiguous at best. Apart from formal statements from various governments in the region that claim “neutrality,” public … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 15-2022 ( April 11-17)

Top headlines Eni signs Egyptian gas deal to unlock LNG supplies for Europe this year Egypt to import wheat from India and bans export of key staples to cushion blow of Ukraine war Ethiopia started concrete work to the body … Continue reading

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Twitter thread: Russia war in Ukraine

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, I read several important Twitter threads on the conflict that are worth reading. However, I choose those three threads ( plus few other tweets)because they highlight important angles of the conflict … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 14 -2022 ( April 4-10)

Top Headlines Egypt’s foreign reserves drop by $4 billion on Ukraine war shock, urban inflation accelerates to 10.5% in March Israel is ready to export gas to Europe via Egypt in September Coptic Christian priest is stabbed to death in Alexandria … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 13-2022 ( March 28-April 3)

Top Headlines Gulf countries give billions to Egypt to prevent food crisis Egypt’s Sisi discusses Ukraine-Russia talks with Ukraine’s Zelensky Egypt and Greece FMs discuss boosting energy cooperation and possible LNG supply Qatar-Energy to acquire 40% stake in an exploration block, … Continue reading

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