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This Week in Egypt: Week 45 ( Nov 5-11)

Top Headlines Egypt puts key members of ‘al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya’ on terror list An Egyptian court has convicted 65 suspected militants of setting up a terrorist group and declaring allegiance to the extremist Islamic State group Standard & Poor’s credit rating … 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 8- 2018 ( Feb 19-25)

Top Headlines Lead partners in Israel’s largest gas fields sign $15 billion deal to export gas to Egypt  Egypt’s government is not a partner in $15 billion gas deal with Israel: Egyptian president Sisi Six Muslim Brotherhood fugitives arrested at … 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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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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Islamists and Zionism

Here is an English version of my latest piece for Al-Hurra   Arthur James Balfour One hundred years ago this month, on November 2, 1917, British Foreign Secretary, Arthur James Balfour, sent a letter to the Jewish community leader, Lord Rothschild, … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 35-2017 (Aug 28-Sept 3)

Top Headlines UK lifts laptop cabin ban on flights from Cairo Israel’s ambassador returns to Egypt after 8 months away Israel may reduce Egypt’s fine for halting gas supplies in 2012 Egypt blocks more websites raising the total number of … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 29-2017 (July 18-23)

Top Headlines Egypt urges Israel to immediately stop violence in Jerusalem Largest Military Base in the Middle East Opens in Egypt Egypt, Saudi Arabia deny revising 13 demands for Qatar Egypt ends visa-free entry for Qataris 8 suspected Hasm militants … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: A critical look at Ahdaf Soueif’s piece on Red Sea Islands

Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif has written an opinion piece about the transfir deal of two Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia. Many in Egypt, myself included, share Soueif’s overall views. Her post was widely shared on social … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 7 ( Feb 13-19)

Top Headlines ‘Blind Sheikh’ Trade Center bomber Omar Abdel-Rahman dies in prison Egypt’s parliament on Tuesday approved a cabinet reshuffle Egypt appoints first-ever female governor US dollar hits lowest against Egyptian pound in almost a month Egypt, Russia sign protocol … Continue reading

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