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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 44-2021 ( Nov 1-7)

Top headlines U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue will be held in DC on November 8-9  Ted Cruz, top Dem Bob Menendez have had a heated exchange over Biden’s Egypt policy Egyptian president denounces assassination attempt on Iraqi PM Egypt aims to generate 42% … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 43-2021 ( Oct 25-31)

Top Headlines Egypt’s President Sisi ends state of emergency for the first time in years American B1-B bomber flies over Mideast, including Egypt, amid Iran tensions Egypt’s FM discussed latest developments in Sudan with US special envoy Libya’s 5+5 Military … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 42-2021 ( Oct 18-24)

Apology for the delay in posting last week compilation. There are many important news today, Monday 25th, on Egypt, but last week too has a collection of important news, especially Reuters’ report on North Sinai, and the legendary performance of … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 41-2021 ( Oct 11-17)

Top Headlines Greece, Egypt sign deal for first subsea power link between Europe and Africa Cyprus and Egypt sign deal to pursue electricity hookup Cairo requests freezing drones deal between Turkey and Ethiopia Trial of Egyptians for Italian student’s murder … Continue reading

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Podcast: Political Islam lost opportunity for Turkey to coexist with West

In my latest podcast for Ahval’s Turkish Trends series, I spoke to Turkish political scientist Cengiz Aktar about his latest essay ” The Turkish Malaise – A Critical Essay,” in which he explains how Turkey was in a counter-process in … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 40-2021 ( Oct 4-10)

Top Headlines Egypt close to finalising arrangements for gas supplies to Lebanon Egyptian FM Shoukry delivers message from Sisi to Putin Egypt starts construction of gas pipeline in the Western Desert Egypt raises fuel prices by 25 piasters  Egypt and … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 39-2021 ( Sep 27- Oct 3)

Top Headlines U.S. security adviser visits Egypt, discusses various issues with Egyptian officials Egypt Air flight lands in Tel Aviv for first time in decades Egypt’s FM Shoukry visits Moscow for political consultations Egypt is “selected as nominee” to host COP27 … Continue reading

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The Time Magazine and the Western Attitude towards Islamism

It was a baking hot July day in Cairo and my first day in medical school. Like many well-sheltered Egyptian girls, I was shy and introspective; I decided to spend my lecture break in the female section of the university’s … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 38 -2021 ( Sep 20-26)

Top Headlines Egypt’s former military ruler Tantawi, key figure in 2011, dies at 85 Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Egypt’s FM hold talks in New York Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met with his counterparts from Egypt and Cyprus … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 37-2021 ( Sept 13-19)

Top Headlines U.N. council urges Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to restart dam talks President Biden to withhold, restrict some military aid to Egypt Egyptian president and Israeli prime minister have talks in first formal meeting between two countries in over a … Continue reading

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