Conditional Coptic support

Coptic support for Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi does not come without demands, writes Dina Ezzat

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Conditional Coptic support

Jockeying for nomination

The presidential elections will be a two horse race. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

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Jockeying for nomination

Mapping terror

Ahmed Eleiba assesses the security status of Sinai

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Mapping terror

Algeria’s day after

Algerians go to the polls today in the country’s presidential elections, with commentators focussing on the aftermath of a Bouteflika win, writes Amira Howeidy

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Algeria’s day after

Al-Thani exits

The second premier to go in as many months casts fresh doubt on Libya’s political future, writes Kamel Abdallah

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Al-Thani exits
EGYPT Medical blunders

Medical blunders

Ahmed Morsy reviews the tangled tale surrounding the death of screenwriter Nadine Shams

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System analysis

System analysis

Battle lines between political groups are drawn ahead of any details on how parliamentary polls will be organised. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

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Easing the strife in Aswan

Easing the strife in Aswan

Reconciliation efforts have been underway to end the tribal clashes in Aswan, reports Ahmed Morsy

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MB clinically dead

MB clinically dead

Amany Maged on the Muslim Brotherhood’s desperate attempts to assert its presence

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ECONOMY Investment law approved

Investment law approved

The government has approved a new investment law in a bid to attract badly needed funds to the country, reports Nesma Nowar

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WORLD Alawite quandary

Alawite quandary

The Alawite community’s backing of the Syrian regime could give rise to lasting consequences, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

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Spat over international conventions

Spat over international conventions

With peace talks going nowhere, Ramallah moves to join a series of international bodies and conventions, to the fury of Tel Aviv, writes Ahmed Al-Sayed from Gaza

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Iraq’s next leader?

Iraq’s next leader?

Disappointed by the impotence of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki, the country’s Shia groups are in search of a new political leader, writes Salah Nasrawi

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SPORTS League rundown

League rundown

With 29 points each, Petrojet and Semouha retained their positions at the top of the National League competition’s two groups. Inas Mazhar reports

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LIVING Celebrating Shom Ennisim

Celebrating Shom Ennisim

Egyptians celebrate the end of winter this week in the festival of Sham Al-Nassim, writes Gamal Nkrumah

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opinion

Egypt torn between past and future

Europe can be Egypt’s bridge to modernity, but only Egyptians are able to square past and future and live them in harmony in the present, writes Hussein Haridy

opinion

Why Israeli officials are chuckling

For Israeli officials, there is no reason to pursue peace so long as they have a compliant proxy in the Palestinian Authority, selling illusions to the people as it also sells them out, writes Ramzy Baroud

opinion

Rereading history

History is not static, but rather subject to rewriting. Even heads of state once unpopular can see their fortunes rise again, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

African wound

Egypt supported all African liberation movements, but the African Union did not support Egypt when its people rose to express their voice, writes Mohamed Salmawy

opinion

Questions from Ukraine

Are we about to see a new Cold War open up, or are events in Ukraine more tactical than strategic, asks Al-Sayed Amin Shalaby

opinion

The hero Egypt needs now

Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi already has hero status in Egypt. Now he must build on this legacy and achieve the aspirations of the Egyptian people, writes Sayed Moawad

culture

A shock of grey

Sanjoy K Roy, the man behind India by the Nile, tells Ati Metwaly about the remarkable skill of art entrepreneurship

Voyage of the obelisk

A new exhibition is revisiting the journey of the ancient Egyptian obelisk from Luxor to the Place de la Concorde in Paris, writes David Tresilian

Nazoraios or Nazarenos?

The Infancy Narratives: Jesus of Nazareth, Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, Bloomsbury, 2012. Reviewed by Gamal Nkrumah

features

A roof over our heads

Mai Samih investigates efforts to help Egypt’s street children