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This Week in Egypt: Week 16- 2022 ( April 18-24)

Top Headlines Cairo summit of leaders of Egypt, UAE, and Jordan Fitch gives Egypt ‘stable’ debt rating Egypt’s Public Prosecution decides to release 41 pre-trial detainees, including political activists Egyptian probe discounts criminal violence in researcher’s death despite concerns Main Headlines Monday … Continue reading

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To Israel: A clarion call for peace from UAE

“Today I tell you, and I declare it to the whole world, that we accept to live with you in permanent peace based on justice.”  These momentous words, uttered by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat on November 20, 1977, in the Israeli … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 12 ( March 18-24)

Top Headlines Egypt has signed a deal with Russia to buy more than 20  Sukhoi SU-35 multi-role fighter jets Egypt, Jordan and Iraq issue joint call to act against terrorism Israel’s Netanyahu admits approving German submarine sale to Egypt Sudan summons Egypt’s … 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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Jerusalem and the death of hope

Photo via Reuters   Tension has erupted again in Jerusalem. Six people have lost their lives; three Palestinians in street clashes with Israeli security forces in Jerusalem, and three Israelis in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement last … Continue reading

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Middle East Digest: October Edition

This is a monthly selection of news, reports, and articles covering the Middle East (except Egypt). I hope you find it useful.  Syria Chemical experts  begin destroying Syria’s weapons arsenal UN urges immediate humanitarian access to Syria Syria wins cautious … Continue reading

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Abu Mazen Pressured By New Hamas Alliances

I wrote this piece for AlMonitor. The Pulse of the Middle East It may be subtle, it may be slow, but undoubtedly the uprisings in the Arab world — particularly in Egypt — have resulted in new dynamics on the … Continue reading

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Qatar and Gaza between Perception and Reality

Image credit AFP In politics, perception is reality, a simple basic rule that is hard to evade or abolish. No country understands that concept better than Qatar. The monarchy, with wide ambitions that defy both history and geography, is working … Continue reading

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