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About nervana111

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 11-2019 ( March 11-17)

Top Headlines  Four Egyptians among casualties of New Zealand terror attack Egypt condemned the terrorist attacks that targeted two mosques in, Christchurch, New Zealand Ankara prepares to deport 12 Muslim Brotherhood members to Egypt over violations Egypt returns to LNG … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch, Egypt, and the Oscars

  International human rights organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a recent article titled: ‘Egypt should win an Oscar for hypocrisy over praise for Rami Malek.’ Neela Ghosal, a senior researcher in the organisation, wrote that Egypt’s positive reaction to … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 10-2019 ( March 4-10)

Top Headlines  Six Egyptians are killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash Egypt’s Sisi appoints close military ally as transport minister Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan is released after five years in prison Malaysia deports 6 Egyptians allegedly affiliated with Ansar al-Sharia radical group … Continue reading

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My Twitter Thread on Women’s Day 2019

I do not usually re-publish my own Twitter threads, but this particular twitter thread is important to me as it reflects on my views on various issues related to women rights. I share it here for followers who are not … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Ilhan Omar and Israel

U.S. representative for Minnesota’s 5th congeressional  district, Somali -American politician Ilhan Omar has stirred several contraversies recently. The latest was her fued with fellow Democrat Nita Lowey over support of Israel and alleged anti-Semitic comments. Ilhan’s controversial comments has prompted the Anti-Defamation League to … Continue reading

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Reblog: Russian missiles separate NATO allies U.S. and Turkey

What would President Trump ask from Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan if he were allowed to ask for one thing only? An American official talking to a group of Turks on condition of anonymity recently asked that rhetorical question and continued…

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This Week in Egypt: Week 9-2019 ( Feb 25-Mar 3)

Top headlines Dozens killed and injured in crash and fire at Cairo’s main railway station Cairo crash driver left train with brakes off during row Egypt’s transport minister resigns after deadly Cairo train crash Hamas members arrested in Egypt in … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Palestinian fighters from Gaza who joined ISIS branch in Egypt’s Sinai

This is an important thread by Mahmoud Gamal on Palestenian fighters who joined ISIS’s Sinai branch:     Abd Al-Rahman Ahmed, nicknamed “Abu Bakr al-Ghazawi”, from Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, was among the wanted elements for … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 8-2019 ( Feb 18-24)

Top Headlines Egypt executes nine over 2015 killing of public prosecutor Suicide bombing kills 3 policemen near Cairo’s famed bazaar Egypt hosts milestone summit for Arab-European ties Egypt turns Back veteran New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick Saudi King arrives … Continue reading

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What after the Pope’s visit to the UAE?

  Pope Francis and A-Azhar Grand Imam in UAE “Your family could not find an Arabic name for you?” My teacher looked at me with disdain as he was trying to prnounce my “foreign” name, “Nervana.” Moving to a public … Continue reading

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