Awaiting parliament’s decision

The fate of the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir may be uppermost in the public’s mind but it has yet to top parliament’s agenda, writes Gamal Essam El-Din

Awaiting parliament’s decision

Deciphering the messages

Foreign leaders visiting Cairo have stressed, in private conversations, that stability should not be compromised by misguided domestic policies, reports Dina Ezzat

Deciphering the messages

Reuters under investigation

After slamming what it referred to as an “unfounded” report, the Interior Ministry has filed a complaint against Reuters for publishing “false news”, reports Ahmed Morsy

Reuters under investigation

Politics on Sinai Day

Massive security deployment to confront protests on Sinai Day contained dissent without addressing the problem, writes Amira Howeidy

Politics on Sinai Day

Centrist party makes cautious comeback

Al-Wasat Party leader Abul-Ela Madi makes his first public speech since his release from prison as he attempts to revive his Islamist party, reports Amira Howeidy

Centrist party makes cautious comeback

Budgetary affairs in public

A recent study has set out a roadmap to improve the degree of public openness of the government’s budget, reports Niveen Wahish

Rebuilding Iraq

Even if Iraq survives its current turbulence, the battered nation will struggle to peacefully rebuild, writes Salah Nasrawi

Rebuilding Iraq

Obama and Salman

The US-Saudi relationship has changed, but more so on specifics than the broader strategic horizon, writes Ahmed Eleiba

Obama and Salman

Quest for Yemeni peace in Kuwait

Yemeni peace talks are currently taking place in Kuwait, writes Ahmed Eleiba

Quest for Yemeni peace in Kuwait

Armenia 100+1

Nora Koloyan-Keuhnelian in Yerevan joins calls to stop genocide and make its prevention a universal struggle

Armenia 100+1
EGYPT

Islands agreement contested

A number of political forces are trying to annul the controversial Egyptian-Saudi maritime borders demarcation agreement, writes Mona El-Nahhas

More points on rations

More points on rations

The government is compensating those on limited incomes by adding extra points to their ration cards, reports Sherine Abdel-Razek

‘Support  Egypt’  sweeps parliamentary committees

‘Support Egypt’ sweeps parliamentary committees

Pro-Sisi bloc dominates elections for parliament’s 25 committees, writes Gamal Essam El-Din

Extradition ruling delayed

Extradition ruling delayed

The hearing into the extradition of the hijacker of an EgyptAir flight has been adjourned by a court in Cyprus, reports Mohamed Abdel-Baky

Africa’s environment

Africa’s environment

President Al-Sisi has called on the continent’s nations to forge a united stand in climate-change negotiations, reports Mahmoud Bakr

ECONOMY Pound moves up

Pound moves up

The pound received a boost against the dollar on the black market thanks to fresh funds from the UAE, reports Ahmed Kotb

Firm Gulf support

The latest aid package from the UAE proves that the Gulf country is firm in its support for Egypt, reports Nesma Nowar

Athletic investment

Athletic investment

A sporting industries city is to be established in the Suez Canal Special Economic Zone, reports Samia Fakhry

WORLD Difficult choices in Geneva

Difficult choices in Geneva

Just because the Syrian opposition has postponed the Geneva negotiations does not mean it will not return, but it does raise unpleasant possibilities, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Machar and Kiir procrastinate

The cloud over South Sudan darkens even with the expected arrival of Reik Machar in Juba for reconciliation with South Sudanese President, writes Gamal Nkrumah

Merkel, Erdogan and Schengen

Angela Merkel’s visit to Turkey put a focus on the benefits Turkey expects from bearing the brunt of the refugee crisis — benefits Erdogan wants to turn to his personal advantage, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid

Lebanese parliament in crisis

Lebanese parliament in crisis

With a crisis brewing over its legislative role in the absence of a president, and disputes growing over the parliamentary election law, is extending parliament’s mandate a solution? Hassan Al-Qishawi reports from Beirut

SPORTS One more to go

One more to go

Egypt’s Modern Pentathlon athletes continue their international winning streak as they claim the silver medal at the teams’ event in World Cup 4 in Hungary, reports Inas Mazhar

A flame that inspires

A flame that inspires

Egypt was torch-bearer number seven at the launch of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Torch relay, writes Inas Mazhar

LIVING A time for flowers

A time for flowers

Spring is the season when no one can overlook the beauty of Egypt’s flowers, writes Ameera Fouad

opinion

Meeting with the president

Controversy over the Tiran and Sanafir islands agreement is based mostly on how the news broke, not the substance of the agreement. But silencing critics of the agreement won’t end the controversy, writes Ahmed Youssef Ahmed

opinion

Winning the Arab-American vote

Arab Americans are voting for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Party primaries because they support the policies he stands for, writes Hasan Afif El-Hasan

opinion

Victory in sight

The US primaries are winding up and it is still unclear whether an establishment candidate or a radical will take the Oval Office, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

Hollande’s visit

The French president, like other Western leaders, rightly understands that it’s not only officials who influence national life, writes Mohamed Salmawy

opinion

Positive signs

John Kerry’s recent statements on his stopover in Cairo attest to a renewed engagement by Washington after years of tension. Egypt should work to keep it that way, writes Hussein Haridy

opinion

Against the loud mouths

Despite the recent protests in Egypt against their return to Saudi Arabia, the islands of Tiran and Sanafir are as Saudi as Sicily is Italian, writes Yassin El-Ayouty

opinion

Polluted by Israel’s occupation

Even the medical profession in Israel has been infected by the false imperatives of the Israeli occupation, writes Samah Jabr

culture

Spiritual sculptures

Gamal Nkrumah is held spellbound by two Alexandrian artists

Gardens of Islam

A new exhibition is inviting visitors into oriental gardens, from traditional designs to public parks in the Arab world today, writes David Tresilian in Paris

features

Genius in glass

Cairo glassmaker Hassan Hodhod comes from a family that has been making glass for generations, keeping alive an ancient craft that is today threatened with extinction, writes Mai Samih

Press review
Digest

Digest

Compiled by Doaa El-Bey