Youth to make history

Within two days, the Egyptian athletes had already claimed six overall medals at the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games. Inas Mazhar reports from Nanjing, China

Youth to make history

Beyond the brink

Aerial bombardments in Libya by unidentified aircraft open the question of whether foreign intervention — called for by parliament, against popular protest — has already begun. Kamel Abdallah reports

Beyond the brink

Mixed reactions

Disputes have erupted in Egypt following the release of the latest Human Rights Watch report, writes Ahmed Morsy

Mixed reactions

Confrontation is not enough

Ahmed Eleiba reports on conditions in the peninsula and the Freemen of Sinai, a recently declared militant group

Confrontation  is not enough

Financing the canal

Investment certificates may be the best way to finance the new Suez Canal project, but there are risks, writes Sherine Abdel-Razek

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Financing the canal

The Arsal tug of war

A deal of sorts has been reached in the Lebanese town of Arsal, but what will be the outcome, asks Bassel Oudat in Damascus

The Arsal tug of war

Can IS be defeated?

It will take more than a new government in Iraq and US military prowess to stop IS, writes Salah Nasrawi

Can IS be defeated?
EGYPT Same old strategic ally

Same old strategic ally

Egypt-US relations were discussed during President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi’s meeting with a US delegation this week, reports Reem Leila

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Tilt towards Russia

Tilt towards Russia

Moscow and Cairo are drawing closer over military cooperation. Amirah Ibrahim reports

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No longer peaceful

No longer peaceful

There is uncertainty about whether or not the Helwan Brigades, a new militant group, belongs to the Muslim Brotherhood, writes Ahmed Morsy

ECONOMY Deceptive stability

Deceptive stability

Egypt’s unemployment levels may be stable but that is little consolation for people looking for work, writes Niveen Wahish

WORLD No home to go back to

No home to go back to

The destruction of neighbourhoods in Israel’s latest Gaza assault is sparking a health crisis as hundreds of thousands remain in overcrowded shelters, writes Ahmed Al-Sayed in Gaza

Front-line Ferguson

Front-line Ferguson

Events in Missouri this week raise the question of why there is such persistent racism in the United States, even under the country’s first African-American president, writes Gamal Nkrumah

Libya’s chaos continues

Libya’s chaos continues

After calls by Libya’s parliament for foreign intervention to stabilise the near state of anarchy, new protests broke out, deepening the polarisation, writes Kamel Abdallah

The truth about Iraq’s liberation

The truth about Iraq’s liberation

US air strikes on Iraq are part of a criminal scheme to safeguard western control of the country’s oil, writes Dahlia Wasfi

Save the Yazidis

Save the Yazidis

Yazidi Princess Ouroba Bayazid Ismael Bek, an adviser to the governor of Nineveh, calls for humanitarian aid to save her people

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Scenes from a war zone called Iraq

Scenes from a war zone called Iraq

Given the current events in Iraq, US officials have either forgotten their disastrous role in that country’s recent history or have nothing but contempt for the Iraqi people, writes Haifa Zangana

SPORTS The show is on

The show is on

The 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games enters its fifth day of competition today as Egypt partakes in 20 out of 28 scheduled sports. Inas Mazhar reports from Nanjing, China

LIVING Here comes the bride

Here comes the bride

Confused about finding the perfect bridal gown? Ghada Abdel-Kader describes the latest trends

opinion

Gaza after the assault

While armed resistance is a legal and legitimate option for a people under occupation, in Palestine it should be a last resort and no longer used to serve factional interests, writes Amr Al-Shobaki

opinion

Double standards

Does it make sense to describe Egypt as an ‘officers’ republic? Ahmed Al-Tonsi looks at the issue, and addresses the track record of other Middle Eastern societies

opinion

After Mount Sinjar

Finally, the pieces have fallen into place for dealing with the Islamic State threat in Iraq. But what about Syria, asks Hussein Haridy

opinion

Gaza changed everything

Gaza fought back, and always will, because Israel’s intent is to wipe it out, writes Ramzy Baroud

opinion

HRW’s Rabaa report

The report of Human Rights Watch on the breakup of the pro-Morsi sit-ins in Rabaa and Nahda square last summer shows an absurd disregard for the facts, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

A reporter dies

Western governments accused Egypt of all manner of crimes against press freedoms, but said nothing about the reporter Israel killed in Gaza, writes Mohamed Salmawy

opinion

Obama’s Iraq policy dividends

Finding a middle ground between doing nothing and propping up Iraq’s Nouri Al-Maliki, the Obama administration has passed the first hurdle in addressing the Islamic State threat, writes James Zogby

culture

The Cartoonist

Gomaa Obituary: Mustafa Hussein (1935-2014)

A legendary love

Rania Khallaf Ayman Abdel-Aziz, Al-Maghrib bi Uyoun Missriyya (Morocco in Egyptian Eyes), Cairo: Dar Al-Hadara, 2014. pp208. 

Heritage
Developments in Qantara

Developments in Qantara

A new rehabilitation project is shaking the dust off ruins that reveal Egypt’s great military history, writes Nevine El-Aref

features

Making the Metro better

Cairo’s underground has been improving with the opening of many new lines, but problems still remain, writes Abeya Al-Bakri