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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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This Week in Egypt: Week 4-2021 ( Jan 25-31)

Top Headlines Egypt receives first batch of AstraZeneca vaccine  1,315 medical staff vaccinated against COVID in first four days of inoculation in Egypt Egypt-Greece Cary out Naval Drills in the Mediterranean Sea Egypt sends 31 tons of medical aid to … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Robert Malley as U.S. special envoy on Iran?

As reports emerged that Crisis Group”s Robert Malley is considered as President Biden’s new envoy on Iran. Here is why some observers see this potential choice problematic.

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This Week in Egypt: Week 1-2021 ( Jan 4 -10)

Top Headlines New round of GERD talks fails in achieving any progress Egypt sends envoy to Gulf summit amid apparent thaw with Qatar Egypt to provide 20 million doses of coronavirus vaccine Egypt and Israel FMs coordinate for quartet meeting … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: First days of 2021

Apology for the temporary break in posting my weekly Egypt’s compilation, due to the passing of my mother. Here is a summery of news and reports from the first few days of 2021; full compilation to follow next Sunday.   Wish … Continue reading

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Eulogy for a unique mother

“It ‘s the only way of life I’ve known. I was raised by a single mum.”   Padma Lakshmi  Today, being a single mother is not uncommon in the West, but decades ago, in a conservative Muslim majority society, raising a … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 46-2020 ( Nov 9-15)

Top Headlines In a visit to Greece, Egypt’s Sisi hails solid friendship with Greece and calls for further cooperation Egypt conducted joint military exercises with Greece and Sudan Seven members of a peacekeeping force in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula have been … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 39-2020 ( Sept 21-27)

Top Headlines East Mediterranean states formally establish Egypt-based gas forum Three Egyptian policemen, four militants killed in prison break attempt Egyptian police disperse rare, small protests At UN assembly, Sisi speaks of Egypt’s concern over GERD Libya’s LNA and GNA … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 36-2020 (Aug 31- Sept 6)

Top Headlines U.S. to cut $100 million in aid to Ethiopia over dam dispute with Egypt and Sudan  Ethiopia hires US lobby firm amid Nile dam dispute, domestic tensions Egypt reiterates solidarity with Sudan during floods Moody’s credit rating institution, … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 35-2020 ( Aug 24-31)

Top Headlines Greek parliament ratifies maritime accord with Egypt  Acting leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood arrested in Cairo Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia conclude GERD meeting without agreement Egypt’s armed forces have killed 77 terrorist elements during various raids in the last … Continue reading

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