Tag Archives: Lebanon

This Week in Egypt: Week 40-2021 ( Oct 4-10)

Top Headlines Egypt close to finalising arrangements for gas supplies to Lebanon Egyptian FM Shoukry delivers message from Sisi to Putin Egypt starts construction of gas pipeline in the Western Desert Egypt raises fuel prices by 25 piasters  Egypt and … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 33-2021 ( Aug 16-22)

Top Headlines Ever-Given the ship that blocked Suez Canal in March, crosses the canal again Egyptian president invites Israel’s Bennett for official visit Egypt closes Rafah border with Gaza until further notice Archaeologists surprised by discovery of 6th century Christian town … 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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Khamenei: Biden’s Preferred Dictator?

Within less than a month of his inauguration, the new American president Joe Biden has taken several actions with one theme in common____ they all, directly or indirectly, serve the interests of the Iranian regime.  First, it was the appointment of Robert … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Prominent Hezbollah Critic Lokman Slim Shot Dead in Lebanon

Anti-Hezbollah publisher and documentary-maker, Lokman Slim, who predicted he would be mirdered by Hezbollah, found murdeed this morning in his car with gunshots to the head. Here is a collection of tweets on this abhorrent crime.

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This Week in Egypt: Week 32-2020 ( Aug 3-9)

Top Headlines   Egypt and Greece sign agreement on exclusive economic zone Turkey says Egypt-Greece deal falls in its continental shelf Egypt has decided to withdrew from latest Nile dam talks for internal consultations Egyptian-operated ship was unloading Ukrainian wheat in … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Lebanon’s New Government

Lebanon finally has a new government. Lebanese factions have agreed to form a new government of national unity, ending nearly nine months of bickering. Here is a twitter thread about the details and implications of its formation. Hezbollah’s leader Hassan … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 45- 2017 ( Nov 6-12)

Top Headlines Egypt’s President Sisi says he will not seek a third term in office Egypt’s Sisi against idea of strikes on Iran, Hezbollah, says there is enough turmoil in the Middle East Rights lawyer Khaled Ali says he will … Continue reading

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What Egypt can learn from Lebanon’s “You Stink” campaign

  As the Lebanese people poured onto the streets of Beirut protesting against their dysfunctional political scene, and their government’s continued inability to provide basic services such as garbage collection, media coverage of the protests in Egypt focused mainly on … Continue reading

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Lebanon’s Presidential Elections

On the eve of the presidential election in Lebanon, this is a insightful Q&A with the Middle East Institute’s Paul Salem. Hope you find it worth reading. Lebanon is facing presidential elections in the coming days. What are the main elements … Continue reading

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