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Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues

This Week In Egypt – Week 28 2017 ( July 10-16)

Top Headlines Attacker kills two German tourists at Red Sea beach resort in Egypt Gunmen kill five Egyptian policemen in Badrashin south of Cairo IMF approves second loan payment to Egypt Deadly battle between police and island ‘squatters’ Egyptian army … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt. Week 27 ( July 3-9)

Top Headlines At least 23 Egyptian soldiers were killed when two suicide car bombs tore through army checkpoints in North Sinai Egypt, Gulf countries say Qatar displaying ‘lack of seriousness’ in response to their demands Supreme Constitutional Court forces government … Continue reading

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Twitter thread: The New York Times and Journalist Mohamed Fahmy

This week, David Kirpatrick wrote in the New York Times a report about journalist Mohamed Fahmy who has filed a lawsuit against his formal employer the Al-Jazeera Media Network. Here is a twitter thread by Samuel Tadros, Senior Fellow in … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: A critical look at Ahdaf Soueif’s piece on Red Sea Islands

Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif has written an opinion piece about the transfir deal of two Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia. Many in Egypt, myself included, share Soueif’s overall views. Her post was widely shared on social … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 26 ( June 26-July 2)

Top Headlines Egypt raises fuel prices for second time in less than a year Egyptian Air Forces air forces foil arms smuggling attempt in Western Desert Tiran and Sanafir to be located within Saudi territories without a handover ceremony Egypt’s … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Jenan Moussa and ISIS desperate house wives

Here are a selection of twitter posts by Journalist Jenan Moussa on ISIS house wives are definitely worth reading. A rare insight into the mind of those women. 4- I also saw this Indonesian ISIS family who traveled to Raqqa … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 25 ( June 19-25)

Top headlines Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months Egypt’s Sisi ratifies contested deal handing Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia Egypt’s constitutional court temporarily halts all verdicts on islands transfer deal Interior Ministry kills three leading figures … Continue reading

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Good readings on the Qatar crisis

In my latest piece, I wrote about western media’s imbalanced coverage of the recent crisis between Gulf states and Qatar.  There are, however, some balanced pieces about Qatar  that are worth reading: First, here is Richard Spencer’s very detailed piece … Continue reading

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The Western media’s imbalanced portrayal of the Qatar crisis

The crisis in the Gulf has entered its third week, since a number of Gulf States including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain together with Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. The crisis … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: The Sectarianism of Al-Jazeera Arabic

Amidst an intense debate about Al-Jazeera news TV station, many western media editorial defending the channel, claiming it is a voice for free speech, and ignoring the channel’s sectarian agenda. Hayder al Khoei, an Iraqi -focused MiddlE East watcher has compiled … Continue reading

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