Humanitarian truce – but what next?

As a humanitarian truce begins in the Israel war on Gaza, diplomatic efforts continue to find a lasting solution, writes Dina Ezzat  

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Humanitarian truce – but what next?

Tragedy becomes Gaza

How many more lives must be lost before all protagonists in Gaza accept the obvious — that this a lose-lose war, writes Dina Ezzat

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Tragedy becomes Gaza

Death in the desert

Ahmed Morsy reports on the response to this week’s attack on a border patrol close to the Libyan border

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Death in the desert

The countdown has begun

Preparations for Egypt’s parliamentary polls are underway, writes Gamal Essam El-Din

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The countdown has begun

A new shining capital

To save Cairo, and spur the development of Egypt on the national scale, there is no reason to delay in making the appropriate plans and setting to work on building a new capital city, writes Mohsen Zahran

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A new shining capital

Gaza’s Shejaiya carnage fills Shifa morgue

Mohamed Omer reports from Gaza on Israel’s latest massacre that saw ordinary Palestinian families obliterated by tank shells

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Gaza’s Shejaiya carnage fills Shifa morgue

Breaking alliances

Libya may have gone beyond the point of no return in its precipitous slide into civil war, writes Kamel Abdallah

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Breaking alliances

Delusions of power

The Syrian regime is hoping to be accommodated by the US and rehabilitated by the international community, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

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Delusions of power
EGYPT Initiatives by proxy

Initiatives by proxy

Gaza has become a football in regional politicking, writes Doaa El-Bey

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Left out in the cold

Left out in the cold

The political alliance led by political veteran Amr Moussa will exclude members of Hosni Mubarak’s ruling NDP,  Gamal Essam El-Din reports

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Second convoy planned

Second convoy planned

Popular aid convoys to Gaza will not stop despite this week’s refusal to allow them to cross at Rafah, reports Ahmed Morsy

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Historic  ruling on  harassment

Historic ruling on harassment

In a historic ruling, seven sexual harassers have been sentenced to life imprisonment, reports Reem Leila

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‘Like water and air’

‘Like water and air’

Nevine El-Aref speaks with Gaber Asfour a month after he was sworn in as minister of culture

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ECONOMY A calculated move?

A calculated move?

The market is trying to make sense of a Central Bank decision to raise interest rates by a percentage point, reports Niveen Wahish

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WORLD Torment of Titans

Torment of Titans

Hamas rejected Egyptian attempts to table a ceasefire in the current Gaza conflict in part because it refuses to give cachet to Cairo’s post-30 June authorities, writes Ahmed Eleiba

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Iraq’s ultimate deadlock

Iraq’s ultimate deadlock

A new Iraqi leadership may not succeed in holding the country’s fissiparous communities together, writes Salah Nasrawi

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SPORTS The cup is white

The cup is white

To compensate for their loss two weeks ago of the National League trophy to arch rivals Ahli, Zamalek was able to seize the cup title and keep it home for the second year consecutively. Abeer Anwar reports

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LIVING Knocking on doors in Ramadan

Knocking on doors in Ramadan

The Kolena Mesaharaty team has been helping the needy this Ramadan, writes Omneya Yousry

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opinion

Israel’s Protective Edge: why now?

Tel Aviv’s offensive on Gaza has a lot to do with domestic pressures, in turn spurring Hamas to refuse a return to the status quo ante, writes Fadi Al-Husseini

opinion

Gaza’s resistance will not be crushed

Despite the horrors unleashed again on Gaza, the history of the Palestinian people in the Strip shows clearly that they will never submit, writes Ramzy Baroud

opinion

Media weapons of mass deception

Inept, unethical or plain biased reporting helps sustain bloodshed, especially of the Palestinians, writes Mosheer Amer in Gaza

opinion

An enduring legacy

The cyclical campaign to sully the memory of the 1952 Revolution is tired and out of touch with popular feeling, writes Hussein Haridy

opinion

Reform responsibilities

Protecting and developing the state should be understood as a comprehensive project needing not only vision, but also detailed planning, writes Ayman Abdel-Wahab

 

opinion

The killed have names

The world looks the other way as Israel bombards Gaza, as if Palestinian lives are worth less than the lives of others, writes Rana Abdulla

 

opinion

Egypt and the Libyan threat

Jihadist militias in eastern Libya pose a direct threat to Egypt’s national security. Khaled Hanafi considers the options Cairo has and their challenges

opinion

Gaza’s nightmare continues

Under Israeli onslaught again, Gazans are not only confronted with ever-present death, but are denied the bare conditions of a normal life, writes James Zogby

opinion

A president’s party?

Aside from contradicting the new constitution, a political party for President Al-Sisi would only encourage opportunists and distance him from the people, writes Mohamed Salmawy

culture

Ottoman progenitors of Egyptian law

Reem Meshal, Shariah and the Making of the Modern Egyptian: Islamic Law and Custom in the Courts of Ottoman Cairo,‫Cairo ‬: AUC Press, 2014 Reviewed by Gamal Nkrumah

Cut and paste

Handicrafts have seldom interested art galleries. Yet this week, Rania Khallaf finds them the main attraction in not one but two exhibitions

features

Christianity in eclipse?

According to Iraqi intellectual Walid Khadouri Christianity is now facing an eclipse in its own cradle, writes Dina Ezzat