Islands enter legal battle

A ruling by the Adminstrative Court nullifying the Egyptian-Saudi maritime border deal puts the government in a legal and political predicament, reports Amira Howeidy

Islands enter legal battle

Sarcophagi lids returned

After four years on show at an antiquities auction hall in Jerusalem, two stolen and illegally smuggled sarcophagi lids are now back home in Egypt, writes Nevine El-Aref

Sarcophagi lids returned

Reviving the peace?

Egyptian and European efforts to restart the peace process in the region continued this week, reports Doaa El-Bey

Reviving  the  peace?

85 years plus death

Amany Maged reports on the Muslim Brotherhood’s current crises

85 years plus death

Press push and pull

Egypt’s parliament is expected to discuss a controversial amendment to the press law next week, reports Gamal Essam El-Din

Press push and pull

Interest rates upped

Curbing inflation is the main reason behind last week’s hike in interest rates, writes Nesma Nowar

Interest rates upped

Kurdistan’s broken road to statehood

Even as internal divisions widen, Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani see the region’s break with the rest of Iraq as a priority, writes Salah Nasrawi

Kurdistan’s broken road to statehood
EGYPT Unloading  information

Unloading information

Investigators hope to finish repairing the heavily damaged black box recorders of EgyptAir Flight 804 to try to find out why it crashed, reports Ahmed Morsy

Developing the Triangle

Developing the Triangle

Residents of the Maspero Triangle in Cairo are being surveyed for their views on the development of the area, reports Mai Samih

TV drama

The broadcast industry faces a new crisis as Al-Hayat TV lays off more employees, reports Mohamed Abdel-Baky

Dali promotes tourism

Dali promotes tourism

A statue by the Spanish surrealist painter has been gifted to Egypt, reports Samia Fakhry

Criticisms of cybercrime law

Criticisms of cybercrime law

Human rights activists are critical of a draft cybercrime law currently being discussed in parliament, writes Mona El-Nahhas

ECONOMY Greater grain efficiency

Greater grain efficiency

Experts are calling for a greater role for the private sector in Egyptian grain processing, reports Mai Samih

Targeting tourism

Targeting tourism

The government contracted the J Walter Thompson Company to promote tourism to Egypt in October last year. Samia Fakhry talks to the company’s Cairo-based  business unit head Ahmed Abdel-Qader about what has been achieved so far

MSF protests EU’s closed borders policy

MSF protests EU’s closed borders policy

The aid agency is the first to take action against the EU-Turkey deal that aims to stem the flow of refugees from war zones to safer countries

Israel and the UN Sixth Committee

Israel and the UN Sixth Committee

The election of Israel to chair the UN’s Legal Committee has created outrage in occupied Palestine, writes Ahmed Al-Sayed in Gaza

The Phalanges Party quits government, Lebanon faces new crisis

The Phalanges Party quits government, Lebanon faces new crisis

The de facto exit of two ministers from the government has raised the possibility of a complete absence of executive authority in Lebanon, writes Hasan Al-Qishawi

Disputes among allies

Disputes among allies

Armed clashes have taken place between Lebanese Hizbullah fighters and Syrian regime forces, exposing fundamental differences between the two allies, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Ethiopian-Eritrean skirmishes

Border tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea boiled over into hostilities earlier this month, but further escalation is unlikely, writes Haitham Nouri

SPORTS Whites win, Reds retreat

Whites win, Reds retreat

Zamalek won their first game in the group stage of the African Champions League while arch rivals Ahly lost in their opening encounter, reports Abeer Anwar reports

LIVING Iftar by the sea

Iftar by the sea

Ever thought of breaking the Ramadan fast by the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean Sea? Ameera Fouad has some suggestions

opinion

Exploiting the nightmare of Orlando

The assumption that murder by a Muslim is terrorism — convenient to demagogues like Trump — keeps us from examining the deeper problem of mass killings in the US, writes James Zogby

opinion

Will Egypt choose a woman?

In November, the UN Security Council and UN General Assembly will hone in on the next UN secretary-general. All states, including Egypt, have a chance to make history by choosing a woman, writes Shazia Rafi

opinion

French debates on political Islam and terrorism

In the first of a series, Tewfik Aclimandos looks at how Islamic radicalism is being debated and imagined in the West

opinion

Ramadan of old

The festivities of Ramadan go back more than 1000 years, writes Samir Sobhi

opinion

Israel and the Security Council

Israel’s recent win of the chairmanship of one of the UN’s six permanent committees reportedly came with some Arab assent. Are these Arab states aware of the doors they have opened, asks Hassan Nafaa

opinion

The institutions we trust

Pundits see the primacy of the military in developing countries as a sign of backwardness. Yet in America too the military has a special place, writes Mohamed Salmawy

opinion

The Saudi renaissance

Saudi Arabia’s bold and ambitious vision for 2030 and beyond could spur a regional renaissance and bring real progress to a troubled Arab world, writes
Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

The long good-bye

While Egyptian-US relations have marginally improved since 2015, after years of tension, the underlining approach of US pundits and analysts is at odds with Egypt’s reality, writes Hussein Haridy

culture

A theatrical case history

Nehad Selaiha hails a new play by Dalia Basiouny about the struggles of independent women theatre-makers in Egypt

Beyond spirituality

Ati Metwaly attended the Egyptian premiere of a remarkable mass

Egypt in revolution

A new book stands out among the many that have appeared in English on Egypt’s years of revolution, writes David Tresilian

Heritage
Saving Egypt’s heritage

Saving Egypt’s heritage

Clothing designer Shahira Mehrez is dedicated to collecting and preserving Egypt’s multifarious heritage, as she explains to Dina Ezzat

features

‘Know me’

A breast-cancer awareness campaign wants to reduce the stigma of breast cancer, reports Ghada Abdel-Kader

Cancer self-examination

Ghada Abdel-Kader

Cairo — a city for all

The aim of a recent conference held in Cairo is make the city more welcoming to all people, reports Amira El-Noshokaty

Press review
Digest

Digest

Compiled by Doaa El-Bey