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Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Potential of a Water War

Amidst the brewing dispute on Nile water, Ethiopia and Sudan blame Egypt for failure of Nile dam talks, while Egypt rejects Ethiopian and Sudanese statements, here is an English version of my latest for Al-Hurra on the dispute over the Renaissance … Continue reading

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Do Egyptians Regret Hosni Mubarak Today?

  It was great pleasure to join a group of Egypt’s expert  and provide an answer to the above question as posed by Diwan blog, the Middle East insight from Carnegie. To read all replies, please click here Up until 2013, this question … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 13-2018 ( March 26-April 1)

Top Headlines  Egypt’s Sisi secures over 90% of vote in 2018 presidential elections with turnout over 40%: State TV projection Presidential runner-up Moussa Mostafa Moussa said he felt proud of the result of the presidential election, after obtaining an estimated … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 12- 2018 ( March 19-25)

Top Headlines Two policemen were killed as bomb blast misses Egypt’s Alexandria security director Egyptians to vote tomorrow, Sisi re-election guaranteed In a televised interview, Sisi Sisi says he wanted more challengers in Egyptian election Egypt’s Sisi visits air base … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt- Week 5 -2018 ( January 29-Feb 4)

Top Headlines Egypt’s elections find last-minute challenger to Sisi A coalition of eight Egyptian opposition parties called for a boycott of Egypt’s presidential election Egypt’s leader issues tough warning after election criticism The US Department of State designates Egypt-based Hasm and Liwa … Continue reading

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Reblog: The Schizophrenia of Mahmoud Abbas

Originally posted on Ottomans and Zionists:
Much has already been said of Mahmoud Abbas’s vilely ahistorical and anti-Semitic speech to the P.L.O.’s Central Council on Sunday. There is no need to go through a blow by blow of the Palestinian…

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This Week in Egypt: Week 2-2018 ( January 8-12)

Top Headlines Presidential elections set for March 26-28 in Egypt Egypt opens criminal inquiry over a New York Times article Egypt approves cabinet reshuffle ahead of elections Ex-military chief of staff General Sami Anan will run in Egyptian presidential election Israel … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 1-2018 ( Jan 1-7)

Top Headlines Egypt to extend state of emergency for 3 months Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik is no longer considering running for president in this year’s election Sudan recalls its ambassador from Egypt amid tensions Sisi attended Christmas mass … Continue reading

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Are Israel and Saudi Arabia On The Same Page?

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As Saudi Arabia asserts itself in unprecedented fashion in its regional struggle with Iran, speculation abounds that Riyadh is acting in concert with the United States and Israel to change the balance of power…

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Al-Azhar’s Farcical Fatwa Kiosks

    “Fatwa Kiosk” – photo via Al-Fajr newspaper   Egypt’s Al-Azhar Islamic Research Academy has opened a number of kiosks in one of Cairo’s main underground metro stations to allow commuters to “seek guidance on Islamic issues.” According to … Continue reading

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