Eyeing the dividends

The success of Sunday’s Gaza Reconstruction Conference provides a springboard for Egypt to make wider regional interventions, writes Dina Ezzat

Eyeing the dividends

Tense start to the year

The new academic year started this week with violent clashes at many of the country’s universities, writes Reem Leila

Tense start to the year

The politics of investment

President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi urges the legislative reform committee to speed up its work. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

The politics of investment

A controversial wave

A wave of green is sweeping Facebook calling for “peace, equality and justice”, Ahmed Morsy reports, yet the campaign is dogged by accusations

A controversial wave

Catching up on Egypt

Economic reform in Egypt was in the spotlight at this year’s IMF/World Bank annual meetings, writes Niveen Wahish

Catching up on Egypt

New challenges in Yemen

Houthi forces have apparently refused to evacuate the Yemeni capital despite the appointment of a national unity prime minister, writes Nasser Arrabyee in Sanaa

New challenges in Yemen

Kobani’s ordeal

The Syrian city of Ain Al-Arab, known as Kobani to its Kurdish inhabitants, is under attack from IS, but its plight is only part of a larger picture, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Kobani’s ordeal

Rocky start for Iraqi Guard

The Sunni-dominated Iraqi National Guard, promoted by the US to fight IS forces, may not in fact get off the ground, writes Salah Nasrawi

Rocky start for Iraqi Guard
EGYPT Key talks

Key talks

The Tripartite Technical Commission has met to select a consultancy company to undertake studies on the impact of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on Egypt’s share of Nile water, reports Reem Leila

Securing the western border

Securing the western border

What is the significance of last week’s military cooperation agreement with Libya? Amirah Ibrahim reports

Coptic monument restored

Coptic monument restored

Nevine El-Aref attends the opening of the Hanging Church after 16 years of restoration

Trial and punishment

Trial and punishment

Trials involving former president and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi are wrapping up as secular dissidents continue campaigning for the release of activists held for violating the protest law, reports Khaled Dawoud

Cloud busting

Cloud busting

The Ministry of Environment is once again grappling with Cairo’s seasonal black cloud. Mahmoud Bakr reports

ECONOMY Ration doubts continue

Ration doubts continue

Two months into implementation of the new ration-card and bread-distribution system, Rania Galal finds that glitches persist

WORLD Gaza reconstruction commences

Gaza reconstruction commences

International efforts to rebuild Gaza pushed ahead at this week’s donor conference in Cairo, writes Doaa El-Bey

Financial needs in Gaza

Financial needs in Gaza

Reasonably priced food is available to most of Gaza’s 1.8 million population, but many people cannot afford to buy it, writes Sherine Abdel-Razek

Houthis  in Sanaa

Houthis in Sanaa

Yemen’s disintegration may lead to a sectarian war that could resemble the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, writes Medhat Al-Zahed

Ban Ki-moon in Tripoli

Ban Ki-moon in Tripoli

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has paid a special visit to the Libyan capital in an effort to promote the country’s national dialogue, writes Kamel Abdallah

SPORTS Two in a row for the Pharaohs

Two in a row for the Pharaohs

A 2-0 win over Botswana has revived Egypt’s hopes of qualifying for the Africa Nations Cup. Inas Mazhar reports

Mini-miracle needed

Mini-miracle needed

The Pharaohs away victory over Botswana gave the Egyptians a new lease on life, reviving their slim hopes of making it to the finals of the African Cup of Nations. Marawan Zayed reports

LIVING Butterflies of love

Butterflies of love

Do you remember how it felt when you first fell in love? Rasha Sadek is here to refresh your memory

opinion

Lethal errors

Threats to the very existence of Arab states are the result of decades of mismanagement, incompetence and neglect, writes Azmy Ashour

opinion

The dilemma of democracy in Egypt

Upcoming parliamentary elections remind us of the need for strong parties, which itself can only be grounded in social democracy, writes Al-Sayed Amin Shalaby

opinion

Is Obama serious?

Is the US serious in its campaign against IS in Iraq, asks Mohamed Salmawy

opinion

The NYT does it again

A recent editorial in the New York Times contained a number of shocking misapprehensions about Egypt, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

The missing context in Iraq

Sunni militancy and other forms of religious sectarianism are a direct result of the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq, writes Ramzy Baroud

opinion

The rusty pendulum

What are the Muslim Brotherhood’s options, asks Ammar Ali Hassan

opinion

Hassan Al-Banna and the state

The nation state had no place in the system advanced by the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, writes Hazem Mahfouz

culture

Cloverleaf wonders

Rania Khallaf finds out about the beauty of intersections

Disrobing doctrinal deceit

Sania Sharawi Lanfranchi, Casting off the Veil: The life of Hoda Shaarawi, Egypt’s first feminist, London: LB Tauris, 2012. Reviewed by Gamal Nkrumah

Heritage
All about the NMEC

All about the NMEC

The cultural section of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation will open in November. The new institution’s director tells Nevine El-Aref about his plans

features

Girls in their own words

An NGO project has been exploring how Egyptian girls see themselves, writes Mai Samih

Press review
Digest

Digest

Compiled by Doaa El-Bey