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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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Why the Qatar crisis will not end soon

Here an English version of my last for Al-Hurra     It has been a year since the start of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, when the Saudi-led coalition imposed a trade embargo on the country.  For Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, … Continue reading

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Qatar crisis: Why Qatar is obsessed with the UAE

Here is an English version of my latest for Al-Hurra, you can read it in Arabic here It has become increasingly clear that Qatar’s diplomatic crisis with its neighbours will not be solved anytime soon. When the dispute began in June 2017, … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 12- 2018 ( March 19-25)

Top Headlines Two policemen were killed as bomb blast misses Egypt’s Alexandria security director Egyptians to vote tomorrow, Sisi re-election guaranteed In a televised interview, Sisi Sisi says he wanted more challengers in Egyptian election Egypt’s Sisi visits air base … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 11-2018 ( March 12-18)

Top Headlines  High voter turnout noted in Egypt presidential polls in the diaspora Egypt and UAE: Quartet stands firm on 13 demands for Qatar Egypt sees tourism rebound ahead of vote Egypt’s top prosecutor announces hotlines to combat ‘false news’ … Continue reading

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On the demise of Doha News and free speech in Qatar

Originally posted on Victoria Scott:
? This week, Qatar’s Emir told CBS that his country “wanted freedom of speech for the people of the region.” Sheikh Tamim made the statement in defiance of demands from neighbouring nations that he should…

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This Week in Egypt: Week 41-2017 ( Oct 9-15)

Top Headlines Several armed attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Egypt extends state of emergency for three months Coptic priest stabbed to death in Egypt Egypt loses in UNESCO runoff vote to French candidate Main Headlines Monday Sisi rewards each player of … Continue reading

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