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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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This Week in Egypt: Week 32 ( August 6-12)

Top Headlines Egypt’s security forces thwarted a suicide bomb attack on a church outside Cairo Egypt’s Sisi receives Abu_Dhabi Crown Prince in Cairo Egypt rated ‘B’ by global credit agency, with ‘positive outlook’ Egypt’s annual core inflation down to 8.5% Egypt’s Suez … 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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