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This Week in Egypt: Week 24-2022 ( June 13-19)

Top Headlines Egypt, EU and Israel sign agreement to export natural gas to Europe Lebanon will sign a “final” agreement to import gas from Egypt on June 21  Washington announces Biden’s participation in Jeddah summit, with Gulf Cooperation Council plus … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 5-2022 ( Jan 31- Feb 6)

Top Headlines Egypt inks $1.6 billion deal for South Korean howitzers Netherlands receives first-ever LNG shipment from Egypt Egypt raises fuel prices by 25 piastres per litre, public transportation fares unchanged Egyptian and French air forces begin joint exercise in Egypt  Chinese … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 3-2022 ( January 17-23)

Top Headlines Egyptian and Saudi forces conclude Tabuk 5 joint exercise in Saudi Arabia Egyptian and French navies conduct joint drill in Mediterranean Egypt condemns Houthi attack on UAE, Arab League urges designating Yemen’s Houthis as a terrorist group EU seeks … Continue reading

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Illegal immigration and the myth of easy life in the West

One hundred sixty-two people lost their lives off the Egyptian coast near the town of Rosetta on Friday. About 150 people are still unaccounted for after a boat carrying hundreds of illegal migrants capsized in the Mediterranean while attempting to … Continue reading

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Brexit and the Stubborn Liberals of the Western World

Brexit ____ the unthinkable has happened. Britain has voted to leave the European Union, triggering both local and global astonishment. This result baffled even the closest followers of British politics, and the surprising responses are, in a way, understandable. What … Continue reading

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On Britain and Brexit

  “The universe would turn to a mighty stranger.” This quote from Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, albeit in a different context, has always been in my mind every time I went fell walking in the Lake District. This area is … Continue reading

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Reblog: EU commission letter to Turkey on renewing accession negotiations

The letter on the deal the EU made with Turkey has finally been made public. Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake has published it together with her thoughts on the situation in Turkey. ‪ This paragraph, in my opinion, … Continue reading

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