Tag Archives: UAE

This Week in Egypt: Week 16-2021 ( April 19-25)

Top Headlines Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi holds talks with Egypt’s El Sisi during visit to Cairo Egypt fires top railway official after deadly train crashes Egypt, Russia to resume flights between both countries Egyptian security kills three terrorists involved in executing … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Biden pauses F-35 sale to UAE

The Biden administration has put a temporary hold on several major foreign arms sales initiated by former President Donald Trump, including a massive $23 billion transfer of stealth F-35 fighters to the United Arab Emirates. Here is a collection of … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 51-2020 ( Dec 14-20)

Top Headlines UAE and Egypt have announced the participation of Abu Dhabi in the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum as an observer EU Parliament calls for action over Egypt’s human rights abuses IMF approves release of $1.67 billion in aid for … Continue reading Continue reading

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To Israel: A clarion call for peace from UAE

“Today I tell you, and I declare it to the whole world, that we accept to live with you in permanent peace based on justice.”  These momentous words, uttered by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat on November 20, 1977, in the Israeli … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 46 -2019 ( Nov 11-17)

Top Headlines Central Bank of Egypt cuts interest rates by 1% for third time in a row S. threatens Egypt with sanctions over Russian arms deal First US ambassador to Egypt since 2017 arrives in Cairo Seven countries, including Egypt, … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 24-2019 ( June 10-16)

Top Headlines Egypt condemns attack on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman Egypt’s President el-Sisi has reaffirmed support for the UAE  Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt call for diplomatic solution to conflict in Libya Sisi reiterates Egypt’s support for Libyan national … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 20 ( May 13-19)

Top Headlines An explosion targeting a tourist bus has injured at least 16 people in Egypt Egyptian forces kill 47 militants, lose five of their own men UAE’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed visits in Egypt The IMF reaches … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 13-2019 ( March 25-31)

Top Headlines Trump to host Egypt’s El-Sisi on April 9 Contrary to earlier rumors, Sisi participates in 30th Arab League Summit in Tunisia Egypt’s Sisi receives UAE’s crown prince in Alexandria Egypt’sSisi raises minimum wage by 67 percent Egyptian activist … Continue reading

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What after the Pope’s visit to the UAE?

  Pope Francis and A-Azhar Grand Imam in UAE “Your family could not find an Arabic name for you?” My teacher looked at me with disdain as he was trying to prnounce my “foreign” name, “Nervana.” Moving to a public … Continue reading

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Syria and the Arab Return

  By the end of 2018, the Syrian–Arab relations witnessed a new beginning. The UAE announced the re-opening of its embassy in Damascus, while Bahrain said its diplomatic mission in Syria had been operating “without interruption.” Other sources also expect … Continue reading

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