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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 14-2021 ( April 5-11)

Top Headlines Three-way talks in Kinshasa over Ethiopian dam fail  Egypt, Sudan reject Ethiopian proposal on data exchange ahead of second filling of GERD Egypt and Sudan is considering ‘all options’ regarding GERD dispute with Ethiopia Greece, Egypt, and Cyprus … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 13-2021 ( March 29- April 4)

Top Headlines Egypt holds spectacular grand parade to transfer antiquities to new museum Traffic in Suez Canal resumes after stranded ship re-floated Egypt may seek $1 billion in damages over lost revenue due to Suez crisis Egypt’s Sisi warns Ethiopia … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Suez-Unblocked. End of Suez Crisis II

A brief twitter thread on an extraordinary day in Egypt. After days of despair, the Suez Crisis is over.

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This Week in Egypt: Week 12- 2021 ( March 22-28)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Suez Canal is blocked by one of the largest container ships in the world US Navy plans to send assessment team to Suez Canal to assist with stuck container ship, Egypt welcomes cooperation with US  Three possible ways to unblock Suez … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 11-2021 (March 15-21)

Top Headlines Acclaimed Egyptian feminist Nawal Saadawi dies at age 89 Turkey asks Egyptian media to limit criticism of Egypt’s Sisi  Erdoğan says Egyptian people do not conflict with Turkey Egyptian president and Greek PM discuss regional issues, bilateral relations … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 10-2021 ( Mar 8-14)

Top Headlines Turkey says it has restarted diplomatic contacts with Egypt Egypt says Turkey must lay ground for normalising ties with actions U.S. joins West in rare criticism of Egypt on human rights abuses Sudan’s PM Hamdok starts of 2-day … Continue reading

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Reblog: Can Palestinians be wrong? Hussain Abdul-Hussain

This superb piece by Hussain Abdul-Hussain ( originally published here) highlights important flaws of Khalidi’s book, The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine, and how it suffers logical fallacies, absence of key events, and inadequate understanding of global affairs. Enjoy… I … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 9-2021 ( March 1-7)

Top Headlines Egypt’s president Sisi visited Sudan amid rapprochement between the two countries   Egypt, Sudan call for international mediation to reach legally binding agreement on GERD African Union holds talks with Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan on Ethiopian Dam Turkey says … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 8-2021 ( Feb 22-28)

Top Headlines Biden administration says human rights will be ‘central’ to ties with Egypt New draft personal status law sparks outrage in Egypt Political parties reject amendments to Egypt’s real estate registration law Egypt, Qatar hold first meeting since ending … Continue reading

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Clubhouse and the Middle East

Echo chambers, trolling, attempts to hijack conversations, and coordinated efforts to de-platform certain people have all been part of my journey since I joined the invitation-only social networking app, Clubhouse. However, in spite of these strange experiences, I have been thrilled to … Continue reading

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