Politicking with terror

The Egyptian strategy towards extremism is daily vindicated, writes Ahmed Eleiba

Politicking with terror

‘Biggest military exercise’

Amirah Ibrahim on the ongoing naval manoeuvre, a component of the biggest military exercise Egypt has ever staged

‘Biggest military exercise’

Reaching out to political parties

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb reassures opposition parties that preparations for parliamentary polls will soon begin in earnest. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Reaching out to political parties

Charge, and counter charge

The statement by the Carter Centre explaining the reasons it was closing its Cairo office took the government by surprise and has revived allegations that its work in Egypt was biased towards the Muslim Brotherhood. Khaled Dawoud reports

Charge, and counter charge

Al-Aqsa Mosque again threatened

With the world’s attention towards the Middle East focused on Syria, Israeli messianic fanatics are continuing their steady drive to bring Al-Asqa Mosque under Jewish control, writes Khaled Amayreh in occupied East Jerusalem

Al-Aqsa Mosque again threatened

Tunisia at the crossroads

Tunisian voters are going to the polls on Sunday to elect the first parliament under the country’s new constitution, writes Karem Yehia

Tunisia at the crossroads
EGYPT Facing down terror across the board

Facing down terror across the board

Egypt is finally taking delivery of 10 Apache helicopters from the US, after being suspended for more than a year, reports Amirah Ibrahim

Face to face

Face to face

Reem Leila assesses the outcome of this week’s meeting between President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi and the Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir

A bloody week

A bloody week

Successful security operations against terrorists are followed by a spike in bombings. Ahmed Morsy reports

Controversial medicine

Controversial medicine

The price and efficacy of the Indian version of Sovaldi has become the topic of much debate among specialists, reports Reem Leila

ECONOMY Making ends meet

Making ends meet

While Gulf aid has helped to stabilise the economy, experts say that Egypt needs to rely more on its own resources, writes Niveen Wahish

WORLD ‘The Israeli government has lost the support of the House’

‘The Israeli government has lost the support of the House’

The arguments that convinced Britain’s parliament to vote overwhelmingly to recognise Palestinian statehood are historic. Amira Howeidy reviews the debate transcript

Diplomatic recognition and the road to peace

Diplomatic recognition and the road to peace

It is high time all European Union states recognise Palestine and leverage sanctions on Israel to end the occupation and embrace peace, writes John Whitbeck

Iranian nuclear deal reachable

Iranian nuclear deal reachable

The evidence suggests that Iran and the US are keen to reach a speedy deal on Iran’s nuclear programme, writes Camelia Entekhabifard

Separatists to the rescue?

Separatists to the rescue?

Turkey is being urged to allow fighters against the Islamic State to cross its borders into Syria, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Suffering slavery 

Suffering slavery 

Slavery in different guises survives in Arab-African states such as Mauritania and Sudan. Gamal Nkrumah sounds out Sadig Al-Mahdi on the prickly subject

Is time running out for Haftar?

Is time running out for Haftar?

A joint statement by seven Western governments condemns Ansar Al-Sharia in Libya, but also takes distance from General Haftar, who has not quelled violence in the country but spurred it, writes Kamel Abdallah

SPORTS Ebola at the Africa Cup of Nations

Ebola at the Africa Cup of Nations

The rapid outbreak of the disease continues to cast a shadow on the future of the continent’s premier football tournament, Inas Mazhar reports.

LIVING Here’s Egypt

Here’s Egypt

A group of young people is working to introduce Egypt to Egyptian tourists, reports Omneya Yousry

opinion

Can Cairo and Ankara turn a new leaf?

Egyptian-Turkish relations have been soured for some time. While there are no signs of rapprochement on either side, the cycle of dispute should end amid wider regional challenges, writes Ahmed Al-Sokkary

opinion

‘Facts’ and testimonies

Debate over the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak notwithstanding, the only real question is why he stayed in power for so long, writes Ahmed Al-Tonsi

opinion

The Syrian tunnel and the Arab Spring

There is much more to the developing war against IS than first meets the eye, including factors that will impact the fate of all Arabs, writes Fadi Elhusseini

opinion

On writers, known and unknown

The award of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Patrick Modiano sparked a flurry of bewildered reactions, including from the author himself, writes Ammar Ali Hassan

opinion

Britain’s Palestine vote is a non-starter

While it matters, the vote in the British parliament favouring recognising Palestine will mean nothing on the ground until the policies and attitudes of the British government are reversed, writes Ramzy Baroud

opinion

Armchair experts aren’t helping

America cannot win wars against enemies it does not understand. And yet the US is once again on the verge of attempting to do exactly that, writes James Zogby

opinion

After Kobani

Defeating IS will take a comprehensive strategy, one that confronts its strengths on the ground and exploits its weaknesses, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

The battle for Ain Al-Arab

Turkey’s double game in Syria — against jihadist extremists, but also Kurdish gains — exposes contradictions at the heart of Obama’s coalition against IS, writes Hussein Haridy

opinion

Islamism in Egypt and beyond

Despite their protestations, the Muslim Brotherhood share the same ideological outlook and ends as the most extreme Islamists now creating murderous havoc across the Arab world, writes Tarek Heggy

opinion

The national press

President Al-Sisi has given assurances that the national press, mired in debt, will not be abandoned. But this doesn’t mean it shouldn’t change, writes Mohamed Salmawy

opinion

Obama transformed?

While Barack Obama may have wanted to shift America’s focus away from the Middle East, the region’s conflicts prevent Washington from disengaging, writes Al-Sayed Amin Shalaby

culture

Shades of sound

Ati Metwaly returns to a favourite theme

Windows wide open

Rania Khallaf attended a stimulating opening

The millennial Arab

Gamal Nkrumah in Cairo and David Tresilian from Paris : two takes on the same crucial book

Heritage
Royal Jewellery Museum re-opens

Royal Jewellery Museum re-opens

Egypt’s crown jewels returned to public view on Sunday, three years after the museum’s closure. Nevine El-Aref attended the ceremony

features

A complicated question

Mai Samih listens to what the experts have to say about multiple marriages in Islam

Press review
Digest

Digest

Compiled by Doaa El-Bey