Chinese business commits to Egypt

Last week’s Egypt-China Economic Cooperation Forum underlined the importance of Chinese investment for the Egyptian economy, reports Niveen Wahish

Chinese business commits to Egypt

Skewed docudrama

An Al-Jazeera documentary about compulsory military service in Egypt heightens tensions between Cairo and Doha, writes Doaa El-Bey

Skewed docudrama

Whitewashing political Islam

A parliamentary delegation in London accuses UK MPs of promoting Islamism. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

 Whitewashing political Islam

Qatar’s campaign against Egypt

The Egyptian military has come under unprecedented attack in the Qatari media even as it is engaged in challenging ongoing manoeuvres in Sinai, writes Ahmed Eleiba

Qatar’s campaign against Egypt

Behind the smokescreen

The Muslim Brotherhood is openly advocating violence, writes Amany Maged       

  Behind the smokescreen

‘Precautionary measures’

Mona El-Nahhas examines the legality of recent travel bans on rights activists

‘Precautionary measures’

A day off shopping

Amid spiralling increases in the prices of food, transportation and commodities, the Consumer Protection Agency, an NGO, has called on consumers to boycott shopping to pressure retailers, reports Doaa Farid

A day off shopping

Dream city?

Plans are underway to develop Egypt’s new administrative capital into an international-style hub, reports Niveen Wahish
 

Dream city?

Ally or opportunist?

A meeting has taken place between the armed Syrian opposition and Russian officials to discuss a truce in Aleppo, but Iran has attempted to undermine the agreement, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Ally or opportunist?

Fillon, presidential candidate

What explains François Fillon’s victory in the French right’s primary elections, asks Tewfick Aclimandos

EGYPT

Political laws in limbo

MPs accused the government of delaying most political laws which topped the agenda at the National Youth Conference early last month. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Nubians being noticed

The government has made meeting the demands of thousands of Egyptian Nubians a priority, reports Mohamed Abdel-Baky

Poison in the honey

Poison in the honey

Tunisian expressions of support for beleaguered Press Syndicate Chairman Yehia Qallash are far too politicised, writes Ahmed Morsy

Commentary: The changing regional game

A new entente between the US under Trump and Putin’s Russia may bring some global benefits, but for the Arab and Islamic region it presages its domestication, writes Abdel-Moneim Said
 

WORLD Humanitarian failure in Mosul

Humanitarian failure in Mosul

Nearly seven weeks into the campaign to retake Mosul from Islamic State, a humanitarian disaster has begun unfolding, writes Salah Nasrawi

No winners  or losers  in Lebanon?

No winners or losers in Lebanon?

Lebanon’s multiple political parties and religious denominations all have their eyes set on places in the new government following the presidential elections, writes Hassan Al-Qishawi in Beirut

The end of Hizbullah as we know it

A recent military parade is the group’s desperate attempt to maintain its image in Lebanon as more and more caskets return from Syria, writes Makram Rabah

Trump launches new broadsides

Trump launches new broadsides

While President-elect Trump scrambles to fill jobs in his new administration, he has nonetheless found time to renew bitter fighting with rival Hillary Clinton, reports Khaled Dawoud

Kuwaiti shake-up

Kuwaiti shake-up

Saturday’s elections in Kuwait witnessed the unprecedented ascent of the Islamists and a noticeable reduction in the clout of tribal voters, writes Gamal Nkrumah

Iran and Trump

Trump’s win could see the collapse of the Iran nuclear deal and increased tensions with the US, all bad news for Rouhani but good for the IRGC, writes Shahir Shahidsaless

Castro and Africa

Castro and Africa

The late Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s legacy in Africa has been an important and enduring one, writes Gamal Nkrumah

‘Hasta la Victoria Siempre!’

Assisted by the Cuban people, Fidel Castro transformed his country and the world, writes Faiza Rady

SPORTS Ladies day out

Ladies day out

Egypt’s women’s football team was knocked out of the group stage of the African Nations Cup. Inas Mazhar reports

LIVING Secrets to strengthening the knot

Secrets to strengthening the knot

Mai Samih learns tips about the ideal relationship from relationship trainers Hend Hussein and Mohamed Al-Shafei

opinion

Less symbolism, more action

Meaningful solidarity with Palestine must go beyond words, writes Ramzy Baroud

opinion

Standing Rock and Palestine

The Palestinian cause shares much with that of Native Americans who until now are struggling to survive a long wave of forced dispossession, writes James Zogby

opinion

Egypt’s new foreign policy challenges

The sidelining of the Arab-Israeli conflict constitutes a challenge to Egypt’s foreign policy role, which was predicated on being a stabilising regional force, writes Ibrahim Nawar

opinion

Towards a Middle East peace conference

The arrival of Donald Trump to the US presidency presents an opportunity for a fresh vision for peace in the Middle East region, writes Mohamed Higazy

opinion

Handling Trump

Egypt should adopt a cautious, step-by-step approach in dealing with Donald Trump — one that requires significant preparation, writes Eman Ragab

opinion

Waiting for a nuclear winter

Focussed on terrorism and who will occupy the White House next, the world is not paying attention to what could be the most dangerous global confrontation to date, writes Aijaz Zaka Syed

opinion

Trump’s terrorist friends

Despite his rhetoric as a hard man against terror, Trump is happy to do business with governments that have links to extremists, writes Nafeez Ahmed

opinion

The headache of interest rates

Monetary policy is always a balancing act. So far, Egyptian authorities appear on track, but much could change in the weeks and months ahead, writes Hatem Ezzeddin

opinion

Books and national security

Government short-sightedness threatens the Cairo International Book Fair at a time when — as an emblem of culture against fanaticism and intolerance — it is most needed, writes Mohamed Salmawy

opinion

Muslim Brotherhood hoax revolutions

11 November was supposed to be a turning point for Muslim Brotherhood remnants. Instead, Egyptians responded to their calls for protest with a wall of silence, writes Hany Ghoraba

opinion

Fanatic heads world order

While in candour Donald Trump may appear unconventional, below the surface is a right-wing fanatic who will deepen a failing status quo, writes Hassan Nafaa

opinion

Taming Trump

It is clear that Donald Trump needs to be educated about the complexity of world problems. In this, Arab powers have a key role to play, writes Al-Sayed Amin Shalaby

opinion

Risky disinformation

A recent documentary by Al-Jazeera on the Egyptian army puts again in question diplomatic relations between Cairo and Doha, writes Hussein Haridy

culture

Maternity leave and the meaning of life

Soha Hesham and Nourhan Tewfik review some of the highlights of the 38th Cairo International Film Festival (15-24 November), which closed last week at the Cairo Opera House

Alexandrine crescendo

Al-Ahram Weekly celebrates a major concert at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Spring of discontent

Samir Farid, Arab Spring Cinema, Cairo: Film Syndicate; Ministry of Culture, 2016

Reviewed by Hani Mustafa

Of death and laughter

Khaled Khalifa, Death Is Hard Work, Cairo: Al Ain, 2015. pp206 Reviewed by Rania Khallaf

Heritage
Sohag under development

Sohag under development

A programme has been put in place to preserve and develop the monumental sites of the Upper Egyptian governorate of Sohag, reports Nevine El-Aref

Adventures in the Egyptian Museum

Adventures in the Egyptian Museum

What lies hidden in the basement maze of Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, asks Zahi Hawass

features

A trip to the Metro

Mai Samih takes a stroll in Heliopolis Square to see the fourth phase of the third line of the Cairo Metro

Press review
Digest

Digest

Compiled by Doaa El-Bey