Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

My Twitter Thread on Women’s Day 2019

I do not usually re-publish my own Twitter threads, but this particular twitter thread is important to me as it reflects on my views on various issues related to women rights. I share it here for followers who are not … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 48-2018 ( Nov 26-Dec 2 )

Top Headlines  Egypt’s Sisi receives Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Giulio Regeni: Italy names Egyptian agents as murder suspects Italian foreign minister summons Egyptian ambassador over Regeni murder Internal ISIS documents sheds light on aid Hamas gave to … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: The Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen’s Houthis

The Washington Post has decided to publish an opinion piece by Yemen’s Houthi militia Mohammed Ali al-Houthi. That decision, however has triggered fierce criticism on Twitter. Here are few examples:      Opinion | Houthi leader: We want peace for … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia and the challenges of Khashoggi’s murder

The brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has triggered dangerous repercussions for Saudi Arabia. Following the country’s formal admission of killing Khashoggi inside its consulate in Istanbul, Saudi Arabia has hoped the crisis triggered by his brutal murder will gradually … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 42-2018 ( Oct 15-21)

Top Headlines  Egypt extends Egypt’s state of emergency for three months Putin and Sisi take Russia-Egypt relations to a “strategic level” France rejects Amnesty criticism of arms exports to Egypt Egypt’s al-Sisi to visit Sudan next week Hamas has rejected … Continue reading

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This Week In Egypt: Week 41 (Oct 8-15)

Top Headlines Libyan forces have captured one of the region’s most dangerous Islamist militants, a former Egyptian special forces officer, Hisham al-Ashmawy Egypt’s Sisi says Egypt wants terrorist El-Ashmawi to face justice on its soil Egypt Backs Saudi Arabia Over … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 40 ( Oct 1-7)

Top Headlines America’s first lady Melania visits Egypt on final stop of Africa tour Islamic State announces death of senior militant in Egypt’s Sinai Egypt commemorates 45th anniversary of 1973 Arab-Israeli War Blast at an Egyptian fuel depot kills one, … 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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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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