Category Archives: Egypt

This week in Egypt: Week 24-2018 ( June 11-17)

Top Headlines Egypt replaces Minsters of Interior and Defence in a surprise move Fuel, cooking gas prices, and public transport surge In Egypt Sisi calls on Egyptians to endure challenges on back of fresh subsidy cuts  Suez canal reports record … Continue reading

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The myth of “the deal of the century”

Here is an English version of my latest Arabic piece in Al-Hurra on how imaginative plots have been weaponised and used to demonise certain Arab countries, particularly Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Egypt.   Photo from latest protests in Jordan- via … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 23- 2018 (June 4-10)

Top Headlines President Sisi appoints Mostafa Madbouly, former housing minister, as new prime minister Egypt, Ethiopia agree to settle differences over Nile mega-dam Libya’s army air raid kills Egyptian al-Qaeda leader in Derna Egypt unveils pay rises ahead of fresh … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 22 ( May 28-June 3)

Top Headlines  Egypt’s Sisi sworn in for second term with vow to fight terrorism Egypt’s Sisi to visit Sudan in October amid tensions Liverpool officially announces Salah’s participation in 2018 FIFA World Cup Lebanese tourist is referred to criminal trial … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 21 -2018 ( May 21-27)

Top Headlines Future of Homeland party to form majority bloc in Egypt’s parliament Qatar bans UAE, Saudi and Egyptian products as embargo anniversary approaches Egypt’s top court orders temporary suspension of YouTube Egyptian security forces detained prominent blogger and journalist … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 19 – 2018 ( may 7-13)

Top Headlines  Egypt’s credit rating is upgraded by S&P Global Ratings Outrage erupts and protesters were arrested over Cairo metro price hike No tangible results achieved in recent Addis Ababa tripartite meeting Egypt follows with “great concern” developments of US … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 18-2018 (Apr 30- May 6)

Top Headlines Egypt wants to speed up negotiations on Ethiopian Dam Nile dam won’t harm Egypt, says new Ethiopian leader US Congress withholds aid to Egypt Egypt’s FM said that sending Arab troops to Egypt is a possibility, but ministry … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 17-2018 ( April 23-29)

Top Headlines An Egyptian military court sentences former chief auditor Geneina to 5 years in prison for ‘broadcasting false news’ Egypt wants to speed up Ethiopia dam negotiations Heavy rains pummel Cairo and parts of Egypt Egyptian, Bahraini special forces … Continue reading

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This Week In Egypt: Week 16- 2018 ( April 16-22)

Top Headlines Egypt to decline any request by US to send troops to Syria Egypt regrets lack of response from Ethiopia and Sudan to invitation to discuss dam on Friday, says FM Shoukry Sudan complains to UN over Egypt holding … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 15 -2018 ( April 9-15)

Top Headlines Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months Egypt denies it hindered Ethiopian dam talks Egypt armed forces foil ‘terrorist’ plot in central Sinai Egypt and UAE launch joint military exercise in Red Sea Egypt military court … Continue reading

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