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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 ( May 13-19)

Top Headlines An explosion targeting a tourist bus has injured at least 16 people in Egypt Egyptian forces kill 47 militants, lose five of their own men UAE’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed visits in Egypt The IMF reaches … Continue reading

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The U.S. and the Muslim Brotherhood

  I am delighted to contribute, for the second time, to the Carnegie Middle East’s Diwan, in its regular surveys in matters related to Middle East politics and security. This time the question was: What impact would U.S. designation of … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 19 ( April 6-12)

Top Headlines Egypt’s annual urban consumer price inflation eased to 13.0 percent in April from 14.2 percent in March Libya’s Haftar visits Cairo in second trip since Tripoli offensive Egypt strongly condemns sabotage of 4 vessels near United Arab Emirates … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 18 ( April 29- May 5)

Top Headlines  The Trump administration is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organisation Egypt has formally received a third submarine of the four it has been promised, as part of a deal with German Egypt warns Turkey … Continue reading

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The time is not ripe for a “deal of the century”

Ahead of Jared Kushner, the senior advisor to President Donald Trump, speech at the Washington Institute, in which he will discuss the Trump administration’s Middle East peace effort, here is my piece on why Kushner plan is doomed to fail. The … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 17-2019 ( April 22-28)

Top Headlines Constitutional Referendum: 88.3% of Egyptians back changes that could see President al-Sisi stay in power, amid vote-buying claims Egypt hosts Africa summits on Sudan and Libya crises Egypt extends state of emergency by 3 months, commencing April 25 … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Executions in Saudi Arabia

The execution of 37 men convicted of terror-related crimes in Saudi Arabia has triggered many angry responses, here is twitter thread by Professor Firas Maksad, the director of Arabia foundation that shed more light on the motive behind those executions … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: ISIS and Sri Lanka Terror Attack

As the so called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the wave of co-ordinated suicide bombings that resulted in the Easter Sunday carnage in Sri Lanka, here are few Tweets by the, always insightful, New York Times’s Rukmini Callimachi, and few … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 16 ( April 15-21)

Top Headlines Egypt votes on changes that would allow President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to rule until 2030 Special U.S. Envoy Greenblatt: Deal of the Century does not include Sinai Moody’s upgrades Egypt’s rating to B2, expects more economic growth Egypt’s … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 15 ( April 8-14)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi visits Washington Trump taps diplomatic veteran Jonathan Cohen to be ambassador to Egypt US pledges sanctions on Egypt if purchasing of Russian fighter S-35 jets occurs Egypt’s president meets Libyan commander Haftar in Cairo Egyptparliament to … Continue reading

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