Concealed in smoke: MS804

Mechanical fault or terrorism? One week later, the downing of EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean remains a mystery, reports Amira Howeidy

Concealed in smoke: MS804

Hamas and IS

Ahmed Eleiba reports on the latest series of army raids in Sinai

Hamas and IS

Deadly raid

One policeman was killed and two injured in a raid targeting terrorists on the outskirts of Helwan, reports Ahmed Morsy

Deadly raid

Seeking traction on peace

Dina Ezzat asks whether Egypt’s peace initiative can circumvent Israel’s new Netanyahu-Lieberman coalition

Seeking traction on peace

Budget troubles ahead

The government’s 2016-2017 budget has just been released, offering a foretaste of the challenges ahead, writes Sherine Abdel-Razek

Budget troubles ahead

Failed French initiative

With the French initiative on the Middle East peace process roundly rejected by Israel’s Netanyahu, prospects for peace appear close to zero, writes Ahmed Eleiba

Failed French initiative

Ennahda chooses ‘Tunisiafication’

The Tunisian Ennahda Movement may be shedding its Islamist political credentials, reports Kamel Abdallah in Tunis

Ennahda chooses ‘Tunisiafication’

Al-Sadr show goes on

Weeks after the start of his campaign, Shia cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr is having considerable success in presenting himself as a solo player in Iraqi politics, writes Salah Nasrawi

 Al-Sadr show goes on

Post-Davutoglu

With Turkey’s former prime minister gone, there is one less voice able to steal the limelight from President Erdogan, who continues his plan to be a modern-day sultan, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid

Post-Davutoglu

Helplessness in Syria

With the International Syria Support Group adopting unworkable resolutions on the Syrian crisis, many Syrians fear an expansion of the armed conflict, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Helplessness in Syria
EGYPT In memoriam

In memoriam

Ahmed Morsy profiles some of the victims who lost their lives in last week’s EgyptAir crash

Facts vs rumour

Facts vs rumour

Too much media coverage of EgyptAir Flight 804 has descended to the level of rumour-mongering, writes Mohamed Abdel-Baky

The Eye of Horus sheds a tear

The Eye of Horus sheds a tear

The national carrier for over eight decades, EgyptAir has been granted national icon status by a nation grieving after the tragic crash of Flight 804, reports Dina Ezzat

Tactical demonstrations

Tactical demonstrations

Members of the Popular Campaign to Protect the Land continue to act against the Egyptian-Saudi maritime border demarcation agreement, writ

More costly cars

More costly cars

Hikes in car prices are hurting consumers as well as traders, reports Niveen Wahish

REGION

Commentary: IS not in retreat

The Islamic State group flourishes in the face of attacks from the West, writes Paul Rogers

Venezuela’s imbroglio

Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro is blaming plotters backed by the United States for the country’s current political crisis, writes Gamal Nkrumah

Victory for Buhari, hope for families

The return of two girls abducted by Boko Haram — one confirmed as among the Chibok schoolgirls — has given Nigerians hope that the terrorist group might be waning, writes Haitham Nuri

SPORTS On the Mexican mat

On the Mexican mat

Four Egyptians battle it out this week with the world’s top players at the Judo World Masters in Guadalajara, Mexico, Inas Mazhar reports

LIVING A taste of summer fashion

A taste of summer fashion

Twelve Egyptian fashion designers have launched a virtual fashion boutique to widen access to contemporary Egyptian designs, reports Amira Elhamy

opinion

‘There is no virtue in ignorance’

A Trump presidency could signal a period of total lunacy in the conduct of US foreign policy, writes Yassin El-Ayouty

opinion

Khan versus Trump

In the US, Donald Trump has mercilessly played on prejudice to ascend the political ladder, while in London the son of a Muslim immigrant has become mayor by appealing to hearts and minds, writes Aijaz Zaka Syed

opinion

Sykes-Picot lessons

Is what is happening in the Arab region today truly the product of a conspiracy against the Arabs? Or is it the product of a conspiracy by the Arabs against themselves, asks Hassan Nafaa

opinion

Is the American century really over?

American soft power remains a strong influence, despite domestic and international challenges, writes Al-Sayed Amin Shalaby

opinion

Sykes-Picot fete

Slogans like “the end of Sykes-Picot” garner attention, but the reality is that the agreement had less of an impact on the Arab region than many assume, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

Netanyahu does it again

Israel’s prime minister may be a master at manoeuvre, but his tactics and main policies now lie exposed, writes James Zogby

opinion

Oman: Peaceful oasis in a flaming region

Oman has managed both to weather the Arab Spring and play a mediating role in many regional conflicts. But how long it can continue doing so is open to question, writes Fadi Elhusseini in Muscat

opinion

The admin capital

The idea of a new administrative capital for Egypt is a good one, but the new city must be planned effectively and be self-sustaining, writes Mohamed Salmawy

opinion

The notion of apologising

In the wake of the Canadian prime minister’s historic apology for events 100 years ago, why is it that Egyptians are often so bad at apologising, asks Azza Sedky

opinion

Flight 804

Media coverage of the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 is a reminder that while Egypt has friends, it also has habitual detractors, the narratives of which can only be countered by Egyptian voices, writes Hussein Haridy

culture

A Midsummer in a coffee shop

Nehad Selaiha enjoys a citified version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Cairo University

The mindful pianist

Ati Metwaly meets Wael Farouk

Café Cannes

Samir Farid celebrates highlights of the Cannes Film Festival not reflected in the awards

Heritage
Sunken cities come to London

Sunken cities come to London

The beauty of Egypt’s submerged ancient cities has been resurrected in London at an exhibition at the British Museum, reports Nevine El-Aref

features

Should Boulaq have a mayor?

The Cairo district of Boulaq has played a distinguished role in Egypt’s history. It’s time it had its own mayor, says Samir Sobhi

Press review
Digest

Digest

Compiled by Doaa El-Bey