‘Setting priorities’

If you cannot do without imported fruits and nuts, or your pet will only eat dried food, then expect to pay more at the cashier next time you visit the supermarket, writes Niveen Wahish

‘Setting priorities’

Beyond summit diplomacy

Cairo is working hard to build ties across Africa, writes Dina Ezzat

Beyond summit diplomacy

Covering all fronts

Crossborder concerns are not being allowed to deflect attention away from the domestic terrorist threat, writes Ahmed Eleiba

Covering all fronts

Fight for freedom

Journalists are fighting to protect their draft law from what they say are government attempts to distort it, reports Mona El-Nahhas

Fight for freedom

Bridging the gap

President Al-Sisi has reproached the Ultras football fans but is calling for a new investigation into the 2012 Port Said massacre, reports Inas Mazhar

Bridging the gap

Court upholds blasphemy charge

Ahmed Morsy reports on reaction to the three-year prison sentence for contempt of religion handed last week to poet Fatma Naoot

Court upholds blasphemy charge

A licence to poke fun

The brief detention of cartoonist Islam Gawish reignites questions over Egypt’s commitment to freedom of expression, writes Mohamed Abdel-Baky

 A licence to poke fun

Policing parliament

Overhauling parliamentary bylaws will dominate this week’s House of Representatives debates, reports Gamal Essam El-Din

Policing parliament

Hopes for Geneva III

Delegations representing the Syrian regime and opposition are meeting in Geneva to try to find a solution to the crisis in the country, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Hopes for Geneva III

Row over the Mosul Dam

US alarm over the possible collapse of the Mosul Dam has been played down by Iraqi officials who insist it is not a big deal, writes Salah Nasrawi

Row over the Mosul Dam
EGYPT A step  forward?

A step forward?

President Al-Sisi’s meeting with Ethiopia’s prime minister, together with the imminent start of studies on the Renaissance Dam, might ease tension and bring the parties closer to a settlement, reports Doaa El-Bey

Closer economic ties

Egypt and Russia have signed new agreements to increase bilateral trade and make agreements much easier and quicker to reach, reports Ahmed Kotb

Officials repay millions in ‘bonus incentives’

Officials repay millions in ‘bonus incentives’

The prosecution of 80 former Interior Ministry officials charged with corruption has collapsed

House with teeth

Parliament’s rejection of the Civil Service Law proves that it includes a number of opposition MPs who have the power to change the course of debates, reports Gamal Essam El-Din

Unfinished business

Unfinished business

The sons of former president Hosni Mubarak might return to jail, reports Reem Leila

Doctors threaten to strike

Doctors threaten to strike

The Doctors Syndicate plans to increase pressure on the Ministry of Interior following an assault by policemen on doctors at a hospital, reports Mohamed Abdel-Baky

WORLD Saudi Shias under fire

Saudi Shias under fire

The attack on the Imam Rida Mosque in Saudi Arabia was the seventh such attack in the country in recent months, writes Haytham Nuri

Baby steps for Iran

Baby steps for Iran

Iran is taking baby steps, not giant leaps, to enter a world it has been disconnected from since the Islamic Revolution, writes Camelia Entekhabifard in Paris

Precarious agreement in Libya

Western nations are believed to be planning a new military intervention in Libya, five years after the fall of the Gaddafi government, writes Kamel Abdallah

Gaza: A decade of collective punishment

Gaza: A decade of collective punishment

Ahmed Al-Sayed takes stock of the devastating humanitarian and economic consequences of Israel’s 10-year-old siege on Gaza

Rough patch in US-Ankara relations

Rough patch in US-Ankara relations

US Vice President Joe Biden’s recent visit to Turkey stirred much resentment among the ruling Erdogan clique, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid

SPORTS Three in one

Three in one

By winning the handball Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt also qualified for the Olympics and the World Championships, reports Inas Mazhar

opinion

Choking Palestine

Disarray characterises Palestinian life, from the administration of President Mahmoud Abbas to the young people on the streets facing Israeli occupation, writes Sam Bahour

opinion

A new order has just begun

Russian military intervention in Syria is but the tip of the iceberg of a determined effort on the part of Moscow to claim a bigger role in regional and international affairs, writes Fadi Elhusseini

opinion

Glimpses of the future

The Arab world continues to seethe, the ramifications of which will extend for years, if not decades, writes Awatef Abdel-Rahman

opinion

Five stages of grief

The revolutionary youth display all the classic symptoms of those who face death, from denial to anger to bargaining to acceptance, only not in stages but all at once, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

Courting the young

President Al-Sisi has often spoken of the need to include youth in the national project. Now is the time for practical steps towards that goal, writes Eman Ragab

opinion

Iran’s moderate hangman

Reports of serious human rights violations in Iran have not stopped Iranian President Hassan Rouhani from receiving a warm welcome on his current European tour, writes Rahim Hamid

opinion

Road signs on the autobahn

Iran’s reintegration into the international community is a welcome dividend of the agreement on its nuclear programme, writes Yassin El-Ayouty

opinion

For a communal council

A communal council could be formed to advise the Coptic Church on non-spiritual matters and to speak on behalf of Egypt’s Coptic community, writes Samir Sobhi

opinion

Dimensions of the Middle Eastern order

The Arab world has only one way out of its current predicament: a serious drive to rebuild the Arab order on new foundations, writes Hassan Nafaa

opinion

Candidates fail a ‘critical test’

The Middle East is of defining strategic interest to the United States, and yet none of the US presidential candidates appear to know much about it or are willing to offer new policies, writes James Zogby

opinion

Ending the Syrian civil war

In the wake of Russian intervention, Washington is getting serious about ending Syria’s terminable quagmire. It would behoove Arab powers to take note, writes Hussein Haridy

culture

The magic brush

Rania Khallaf is enchanted by a new series of dolls

Mourning the child prodigy

Hani Mustafa and Nora Koloyan-Keuhnelian remember the Armenian-Egyptian child actress Fayrouz, who passed away this week

The interpretation of dreams

Ati Metwaly mulls over Walid Aouni’s latest

Homegrown soprano

The 24-year-old Egyptian soprano Fatma Said has won this year’s Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition, a prestigious contest held triennially in Dublin, Ireland. In its eighth round, the competition closed on 28 January

Of books and bread

Visitors of the 47th Cairo International Book Fair are more interested in performances than books, writes Nevine El-Aref

features

Memory of the nation

An exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of Egypt’s postage stamps documents the country’s modern history, writes Mai Samih

Press review
Digest

Digest

Compiled by Doaa El-Bey