Tag Archives: Qatar

This Week in Egypt: Week 8-2021 ( Feb 22-28)

Top Headlines Biden administration says human rights will be ‘central’ to ties with Egypt New draft personal status law sparks outrage in Egypt Political parties reject amendments to Egypt’s real estate registration law Egypt, Qatar hold first meeting since ending … Continue reading

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On Reconciliation With Qatar

In medieval times, Arab tribes had an unwritten agreement that prohibited infighting in four “forbidden months” – the months of Muharram, Rajab, Dhu al-Qa’dah, and dhu al-Hijjah, according to the Arabic calendar. This agreement was an armistice deal that allowed trade … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 3-2021 ( Jan 18-24)

Top Headlines Egypt begins COVID-19 vaccination drive with frontline medical staff Egypt’s irrigation minister accuses Ethiopia of disrupting GERD negotiations ISIS bombing kills a police officer, wounds three others in Sinai Egypt approves bill increasing penalty for FGM to 20 … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 2-2021 ( Jan 11-17)

Top headlines Egypt signs a deal with Siemens for high-speed rail  linking the Red Sea and Mediterranean coast US designates Egypt’s Hasm, IS in Sinai as foreign terrorist organisations Egypt follows Gulf allies in reopening airspace to Qatar  Egypt announced the … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 1-2021 ( Jan 4 -10)

Top Headlines New round of GERD talks fails in achieving any progress Egypt sends envoy to Gulf summit amid apparent thaw with Qatar Egypt to provide 20 million doses of coronavirus vaccine Egypt and Israel FMs coordinate for quartet meeting … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 50-2020 ( Dec 7-13)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi concluded a visit to France  Italy charges Egyptian security agency officials over murder of Giulio Regeni Egypt values important step toward normalizing ties between Morocco and Israel Egypt wants a clear agreement for reconciliation with Qatar: Egyptian FM … Continue reading

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The EU must do more to fight the funding of Islamism across the continent

I wrote this piece for the European Parliament Magazine on Qatari-controlled, UK-based Al Rayan Bank, which continues to provide financial services to a series of Islamist and extremist groups blacklisted by other institutions, and the dangers of lax financial oversight by the … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 18 ( April 29- May 5)

Top Headlines  The Trump administration is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organisation Egypt has formally received a third submarine of the four it has been promised, as part of a deal with German Egypt warns Turkey … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 14 -2019 ( April 1-7)

Top Headlines  Egypt voices deep concern over new developments in Libya  Egypt’s Sisi starts tour to West Africa and the United States Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar expressed thank to Egypt for its “vital role in easing the blockade imposed on … Continue reading

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Qatar’s Turkish Gamble

  Early last July, as the Gulf crisis between Qatar and its neighbours entered its second year, the leadership in Doha projected a defiant and confident image. The presence of Turkish troops on its soil and the flood of Turkish … Continue reading

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