Cairo backs Libyan stance

It is a truism of both history and geography that Egyptian-Libyan ties are crucial to the national security of both countries, writes Ahmed Amer

Cairo backs Libyan stance

Renaissance signing

In Khartoum, tripartite ministers of irrigation and water resources signed long-awaited contracts on the impact of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, reports Reem Leila

Renaissance signing

Sending clear messages

President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi had a busy schedule during his participation in the UN General Assembly, reports Mohamed Abdel-Baky from New York

Sending clear messages

A century and a half of parliament

The Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh will host a one-day celebration to mark the 150 anniversary of parliamentary life in Egypt. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

A century and a half of parliament

Through the roof

Price hikes are now part of the daily conversation in any Egyptian home, whether among limited-income or well-off families, writes Niveen Wahish

Through the roof

Wheat for citrus?

Egypt’s restrictive policy on wheat imports is leading to multi-million dollar losses in agricultural exports to Russia, reports Sherine Abdel-Razek 

Wheat for citrus?

Complicated agreement on Syria

The Russian-US agreement on the Syrian crisis may mark the start of a worse and more complex phase in the conflict, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Complicated agreement on Syria

A sombre ending

In his last UN General Assembly, Barack Obama is faced with a Middle East reality that is very far from what he once promised, Dina Ezzat reports

A sombre ending

Move on oil crescent

Recent successes by Khalifa Haftar against the Petroleum Facilities Guards militia presage a shift in balances in Libya’s delicate internal political fabric, writes Kamel Abdallah

Move on oil crescent

Can Iraq survive after taking Mosul back from IS?

An offensive to retake the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State militants is in progress, but the future of the country may still be in doubt, writes Salah Nasrawi

EGYPT Voice of the voiceless in Venezuela

Voice of the voiceless in Venezuela

Egypt reaffirmed its faith in the principles of the Non-Aligned Movement at the recent summit meeting in Venezuela, writes Gamal Nkrumah

Committee shake-up

The leading members of many parliamentary committees are expected to change, writes Gamal Essam El-Din

Rallying in New York

Rallying in New York

Egyptians take to the streets of Manhattan in a show of support for President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi, reports Mohamed Abdel-Baky

Thirty months on

Thirty months on

Detained activist Aya Hegazy becomes the latest thorn in Cairo’s difficult relationship with Washington, reports Khaled Dawoud

Confirmed assets freezes on NGOs

New assets freezes on NGOs and human rights activists are stirring domestic and international criticisms, writes Mona El-Nahhas

ECONOMY Worries over strawberries

Worries over strawberries

A US investigation into contaminated strawberries that it is claimed can be traced to Egypt has had the country’s exporters worried, reports Niveen Wahish

The IMF road to recovery

The IMF road to recovery

Participants at this week’s Euromoney Conference in Cairo stressed the importance of the IMF loan as an important step on the way to economic recovery, writes Nesma Nowar

Not eager for 4G?

Not eager for 4G?

Local mobile network operators seem reluctant to apply for 4G licenses even as the deadline for applications hits today, reports Shaimaa Shalaby

WORLD Bravado in Turkey

Bravado in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared war on an ‘axis of evil’ comprising the Kurds and the Gulen Movement, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid

Zimbabwe: Old man facing change

At 92, Robert Mugabe continues to put his stamp on Zimbabwe, looking ahead to a further presidential term. But pressure is mounting while the country’s woes deepen, writes Haitham Nouri

Brexit and Bratislava

Brexit and Bratislava

European Union leaders in Bratislava have been battling nerves to keep calm and carry on without Britain, writes Gamal Nkrumah

Morocco prepares for climate summit

Morocco prepares for climate summit

Preparations are underway for the COP 22 meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Marrakech, reports Mahmoud Bakr from Morocco

SPORTS Paralympians make their mark

Paralympians make their mark

Egypt’s Paralympic team returned with 12 medals and finished a commendable 30th place in Rio, reports Abeer Anwar

LIVING Mindful eating

Mindful eating

Ghada Abdel-Kader discovers how to adopt mindful eating habits for a healthy relationship with food

opinion

Honouring Syria’s dead children

The only way to pay tribute to the memory of thousands of Syrian children lost is to end the war, writes Ramzy Baroud

opinion

David Cameron’s Iraq

The UK parliament’s foreign affairs committee report on the country’s 2011 intervention in Libya has been another nail in the coffin of former prime minister David Cameron, writes Peter Oborne

opinion

The curious death of Iran’s left

Over the past four decades the political currents that brought down Iran’s former monarchy have disappeared into a mysterious ether, writes Shahid Shahidsaless

opinion

Obama’s $38 billion gift to Israel

After having been consistently snubbed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Barack Obama is presenting Israel with a $38 billion parting gift, writes C J Werleman

opinion

Alternative nation

Islamists have never subscribed to the modern nation state as a concept. But what is less said is that Islamist thinking demands actively destroying it, with anarchy as the precursor to any Islamist project, writes Ammar Ali Hassan

opinion

Where Islam and democracy meet

The West always infers that it is Islam that holds back the Arab and Muslim world. But the real obstacle is the colonial legacy the West left behind, writesAijaz Zaka Syed

opinion

On French foreign policy – two

A small group of neoconservatives has recently been playing an important role in shaping French foreign policy, writes Tewfick Aclimandos

opinion

Arab League alternative

Talk of reforming the present Arab regional order presumes there is one where there isn’t, writes Hassan Nafaa

opinion

The September massacre 25 years on

Mohamed Salmawy reflects on the polarised atmosphere that characterised Egypt in the turbulent autumn of 1981  

opinion

Ask not what’s wrong with Islam

Understanding Islam should begin by apprehending the facts about Islamic practice and better communication between Muslims and non-Muslims, writes Yassin El-Ayouty

opinion

The new UN secretary-general: Which model?

In the history of the top job at the UN, there have been administrators and leaders. Which will the new UN secretary-general be, asksAl-Sayed Amin Shalaby

opinion

A new strategic imbalance in the Middle East

The newly signed security assistance memorandum between the United States and Israel guarantees instability and a regional arms race for the next half century, writesHussein Haridy

opinion

Stymied (and appalled)

Trump surging in the polls, punitive actions based on prejudice against Arabs, and a massive reward for Netanyahu’s intransigence. It has been a horrible week in US politics, writes James Zogby

opinion

Hope for the future

Egypt has many problems, but the determined youth always prevail, writes Azza Sedky

culture

An aerial photo of my family house

Salman Abu Sitta, Mapping My Return: A Palestinian Memoir, Cairo: AUC Press, 2016. pp318
Reviewed by Amira Howeidy

The story of Arab Sicily

The British Museum held a  panoramic exhibition on the history of Sicily, once the seat of a unique Norman-Arab kingdom, writes David Tresilian in London

The pharaoh’s library

While Tutankhamun was promoting reading at the Isola Del Libro Trasimeno Festival in Italy, Nevine El-Aref tagged along

Heritage
A cruise fit for a king

A cruise fit for a king

Was Khufu’s second solar boat intended for a Nile cruise rather than to transport the pharaoh through all eternity, asks Nevine El-Aref

Foreign expeditions in Egypt

Foreign expeditions in Egypt

Foreign archaeological missions in Egypt have contributed enormously to Egyptology, but they should follow proper professional rules, writes Zahi Hawass

features

Making Egypt’s voice heard

Has Egypt’s Overseas Radio Network managed to preserve its status as the country’s premier media agency abroad,asks Mai Samih