Europe in despair

The European project is imploding, writes Manal Lotfi from London

Europe in despair

Turkey’s coup attempt

The failed coup attempt last Friday in Turkey could presage the end of the Ataturk secular state, writes Ahmed Eleiba

Turkey’s coup attempt

‘Slight amendment’

By Doaa El-Bey

Asking for a “slight amendment” was considered an attempt by Egypt to block a UN statement condemning the coup attempt in Turkey,

‘Slight amendment’

The politics of water

Egypt is pursuing closer relations with African states as it seeks to resolve ongoing concerns about the Renaissance Dam, writes Doaa El-Bey

The politics of water

The case of the missing wheat

The unravelling of cases of fraud in the wheat delivery system may be just the tip of the iceberg, writes Niveen Wahish

The case of the missing wheat

Khattab gets Egypt’s green light

Egypt officially nominated Moushira Khattab to the post of UNESCO secretary-general, reports Reem Leila

Khattab gets Egypt’s green light

Protesters behind bars

Three-year prison sentences against 10 demonstrators opposed to the government’s maritime border agreement with Saudi Arabia will further inflame the heated debate over the deal, writes Khaled Dawoud

Protesters behind bars

Terrorism ‘ruled out’

Investigators say a fire on board EgyptAir flight MS804 caused the plane to crash into the Mediterranean, Mohamed Abdel-Baky reports

Terrorism ‘ruled out’

The puzzle of the US-Kurdistan deal

The US military pact with autonomous Kurdistan violates Iraq’s integrity and moves the Iraqi Kurds closer to permanent separation from the rest of the country, writes Salah Nasrawi

The  puzzle of the US-Kurdistan deal

Islamic State’s failure in Fallujah

The so-called Islamic State lost both the military and the propaganda battle in its attempts to hold the Iraqi city of Fallujah against Iraqi government forces, writes Ahmed Eleiba

Islamic State’s failure in Fallujah
EGYPT Russian tourists expected to return ‘soon’

Russian tourists expected to return ‘soon’

Parliamentary speaker Ali Abdel-Aal returned from a trip to Moscow upbeat about the resumption of Russian flights to Egypt and the building of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant.Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Regeni fact-finding  committee

Regeni fact-finding committee

A parliamentary committee was formed this week to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Italian student Giulio Regeni, Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Battle at the Lawyers Syndicate

Battle at the Lawyers Syndicate

The members of the Lawyers Syndicate Council have managed to keep their seats after a stormy meeting of the general assembly, writes Mona El-Nahhas

Sectarian violence in Minya

Sectarian violence in Minya

By Haggag Al-Husseini

ECONOMY Civil service law approved

Civil service law approved

Parliament has approved the controversial new civil service law in a bid to reform Egypt’s administrative sector, reports Nesma Nowar

Costlier deposits

Costlier deposits

The banks are increasing the interest rates offered to consumers on deposit and saving accounts, reports Doaa Farid

REGION

Last rites for the Ataturk republic

The attempted coup against Turkey’s Erdogan, far from deterring him, will almost certainly result in a greater push than ever towards single-man authoritarian rule, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid

Opposition air power

Opposition air power

The Syrian opposition brought down three regime aircraft and a Russian craft in June. But will this change the balance of power in the conflict, asks Bassel Oudat in Damascus

The South Sudan dilemma

The South Sudan dilemma

Conflict in South Sudan is figuring high on the agenda of the African Summit in Kigali, with many convinced that only an imposed peace can work, writes Haitham Nouri

Turkey’s  quashed coup and the region

Turkey’s quashed coup and the region

The regional ramifications of the failed coup in Turkey have yet to take shape as the country’s domestic woes consume attention, Amira Howeidy reports

Atrocities in Nice

Atrocities in Nice

Last week’s attack in Nice in which 84 people died has led to further soul-searching in France on what more can be done to curb Islamist terrorism, writes David Tresilian in Paris

Palestinian local elections: A way out of division?

Palestinian local elections: A way out of division?

The scheduling of Palestinian local elections for October has gained wide support, though Hamas has yet to formally announce its participation, writes Ahmed Al-Sayed in Gaza

SPORTS Weekend of woes

Weekend of woes

In the group stage of the African Champions League, Egypt’s representatives Zamalek and Ahly made little to no headway on the road to the semis, Abeer Anwar reports

LIVING The Pokémon phenomenon

The Pokémon phenomenon

 After reaching the top of gaming charts worldwide, Pokémon Go game mania has reached Egypt even before its official release, reports Ahmed Morsy

opinion

On the Turkish coup attempt

The Turkish president faces a choice between vindictiveness, eliminating his enemies, and continuing to earn international ire, or changing direction and laying true foundations for a democratic Turkey,
writes Hassan Nafaa

opinion

A fragile system

While Turkey’s Erdogan survived a coup attempt 15 July, if he uses this day to aggrandise his powers, it may not be the last coup attempt he faces, writes Hussein Haridy

opinion

Liberalism’s setback, but not defeat

Regardless of how the British voted to exit the UK, the pressure in under a decade to rejoin will be tremendous, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

The coming storm in a divided house

If an attack on Medina — the very heart of Islam — does not shake us out of our indifference and stupor, what will, asks Aijaz Zaka Syed

opinion

The only way to challenge IS

To end IS, we must end war and foreign occupations. It is that simple, writes
Ramzy Baroud

opinion

Wahhabism – a crushing burden

The religious movement of Wahhabism is a burden not only on Islam, but also on its birthplace of Saudi Arabia, writes Yassin El-Ayouty

opinion

Medicine and morality

Author Sherry Sayed Gadelrab’s book on gender and sexuality in modern Egypt is a major contribution to a growing debate, writes Seheir Kansouh 

opinion

Watch the conventions

Recent party conventions in the US have been simply infomercials for preselected presidential candidates. But this year looks set to be different on both sides, writes James Zogby

opinion

French debates on Islamism

A struggle over French identity lies at the heart of current debates on Islamist extremism in France, writes Tewfick Aclimandos in the third in a series of articles

culture

The seasonal gleam

Ati Metwaly takes stock of the summer festival phenomenon

‘I don’t want to play the terrorists’ game’

On the third day of Eid, before his tourism-boosting concert in Sharm El-Sheikh, the French DJ David Vendetta told Samia Fakhry about his latest visit to Egypt

Gertrude of Arabia?

A new selection of British archaeologist Gertrude Bell’s letters and diaries allows readers to see an intriguing figure in the round, writes David Tresilian

Heritage
Boosting revenues

Boosting revenues

The Ministry of Antiquities is developing new policies to help increase its revenues, reports Nevine El-Aref

Learning from papyrus

Learning from papyrus

The Khufu papyrus archive on show at the Egyptian Museum shows the highly efficient administrative system in place during the pharaoh’s reign

Press review
Digest

Digest

Compiled by Doaa El-Bey