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This Week in Egypt: Week 37 ( Sept 9-15)

Top Headlines Egypt’s el-Sisi dismisses corruption allegations Egypt calls on US to remove Sudan from terror list Trump, awaiting Egyptian Counterpart at Summit, reportedly called Out for “my favourite dictator” Egypt to start work on $2.4-billion telecom network for first … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 35-2019 (August 26- Sept 1)

Again, I am grateful to my friends who helped me compiling this week’s news and reports. I am also grateful to my followers and their supportive messages. It has been tough few weeks with sickness but hopefully the worst is … 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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The time is not ripe for a “deal of the century”

Ahead of Jared Kushner, the senior advisor to President Donald Trump, speech at the Washington Institute, in which he will discuss the Trump administration’s Middle East peace effort, here is my piece on why Kushner plan is doomed to fail. The … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 15 ( April 8-14)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi visits Washington Trump taps diplomatic veteran Jonathan Cohen to be ambassador to Egypt US pledges sanctions on Egypt if purchasing of Russian fighter S-35 jets occurs Egypt’s president meets Libyan commander Haftar in Cairo Egyptparliament to … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 38 ( Sept 17-23)

Top Headlines Egypt court orders release of ex-president Mubarak’s sons Egypt presents new plan to return control of Gaza to PA Austria urges EU to launch migrant talks with Egypt Trump to meet Israel, Egypt, Japan leaders during a gathering … 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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Iran Deal and the Empowerment of Islamism

Here is an English version of my latest piece in Al-Hurra on Iran nuclear deal, which I have rejected since 2015. You can read the Arabic version here   “The Iran Deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions … 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 38-2017 ( Sept 18-24)

  Top Headlines  Irish-Egyptian Ibrahim Halawa acquitted of all charges in Fatah mosque case, expected to be released within days  Egypt’s Sisi, Israel’s Netanyahu meet for first time in public Trump: U.S. will consider resuming halted military aid to Egypt Muslim … Continue reading

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