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This Week in Egypt: Week 2-2022 ( January 10-16)

Top Headlines Egypt arrests member of Hasm terrorist group after Istanbul-bound plane made emergency landing in Luxor  Ethiopia clears forests at GERD site in preparation for 3rd filling Egypt to rejoin JPMorgan EM bond index in January 2022 Egyptian, Algerian … Continue reading

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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 30-2021 ( July 26- Aug 1)

Top Headlines Egypt, Algeria discuss regional issues and Ethiopian dam Lebanese Army Chief visited Egypt, meets Commander-in-Chief of Egyptian army Egypt’s Arab Contractors Company to develop Lebanon’s Tripoli port Egypt voices support for Tunisian President amid power crisis 89 Jihadists … Continue reading

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To The Spoilers Go The Victory

Originally posted on Ottomans and Zionists:
Nothing sends people to their instinctual and reflexive tribal bunkers like fighting between Israel and Hamas. Sometimes things are complicated and sometimes they are black and white, but it’s difficult to tell what’s what…

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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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