US raids on Syria

Syrians fear that it is the Al-Assad regime that has the most to gain from the US-led strikes on their country, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus  

US raids on Syria

Coalition of the not-so-willing

Washington and its Arab allies have launched air strikes on IS targets in Syria. But the coalition remains as divided as ever about what to do next. Salah Nasrawi reports

Coalition of the not-so-willing

Al-Sisi in New York

  President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi is calling for a comprehensive war on terror and linkage between freedoms and development, writes Dina Ezzat

 

Al-Sisi in New York

Conspiracy theories abound

Amany Maged tries to untangle the web of speculation surrounding this week’s bombs in Cairo and elsewhere

Conspiracy theories abound

Training the ‘moderates’

Washington has announced that it will arm and train 5,000 Syrian opposition fighters, but many Syrians are less than excited by the news, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Training the ‘moderates’

Sanaa falls to rebels

In dramatic events Sunday, Sanaa fell under control of Shia Houthi, who have won their demands but are now refusing to leave the capital, writes Nasser Arrabyee

Sanaa falls to rebels

Al-Thinni tries another government

Five blocs are competing for power in Libya’s disputed parliament. Now Abdullah Al-Thinni has submitted a new list for government, though it is unclear if it will pass in parliament, or even if he will ultimately lead it, writes Kamel Abdallah

Al-Thinni tries  another government
EGYPT Ensuring the ‘right to live’

Ensuring the ‘right to live’

  Confidence-building measures were taken this week to resolve issues raised by Ethiopia’s planned Renaissance Dam, writes Doaa El-Bey  

‘Accomplishing the impossible’

‘Accomplishing the impossible’

  Tens of thousands of hepatitis C virus patients in Egypt have registered for Sovaldi, a new medical treatment that claims a cure rate of 90 per cent, reports Reem Leila

Judgement day

Judgement day

Another chapter in the complex, and convoluted, trial of former autocrat Hosni Mubarak closes on Saturday when judges deliver a verdict on the former president’s appeal. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Making the streets safe

Making the streets safe

Sunday’s bomb blasts raise questions over the strategy the security forces are adopting to combat terrorism. Ahmed Morsy reports

ECONOMY More price hikes?

More price hikes?

  The recent hike in fuel prices may not be the last, writes Nesma Nowar

 

WORLD Riyadh and Tehran

Riyadh and Tehran

A tactical rapprochement may be taking place between Saudi Arabia and Iran, writes Ahmed Eleiba

Will Turkey change tact?

Will Turkey change tact?

The release of Turkish hostages by the Islamic State may have removed one reason for Ankara’s reluctance to join US efforts against the group, but is unlikely to lead to a radical policy shift, writes Sayed Abdel-Maguid

Tunisia’s elections

Tunisia’s elections

Some 70 candidates are standing in Tunisia’s forthcoming presidential elections, writes Lassad Ben Ahmed in Tunis

Al-Baghdadi is no Salmond

Al-Baghdadi is no Salmond

What do Scotland and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have in common? Oil, perhaps. But nothing else

SPORTS Soccer season starts

Soccer season starts

Meanwhile, national team drops dramatically, reports Marawan Zayed

LIVING Look autumn-ready

Look autumn-ready

As we quickly approach the end of summer, Amany Abdel-Moneim rounds up the top fashion trends to help you glide into the new season

opinion

Gaza and the end of Arab gallantry

Disgraceful factionalism in Ramallah, combined with appalling Arab commentary that aims to bury thoughts of resistance, has all but ended an era in which Arab solidarity remained a hope, writes Ramzy Baroud

opinion

The war in Syria

The US is preparing for another war in the Middle East in violation of international law, writes Jeremy Salt

opinion

Religion and civil society

Not enough has been done to break the grip of religious groups on civil society organisations, or to create the cultural changes necessary to allow NGOs to help build the democratic state, writes Ayman Abdel-Wahab

opinion

The drums of war

As US bombers return to Iraq, Ralph Nader asks if it’s time to rethink the country’s foreign policy

opinion

The global south -- The next half-century

As well as fighting for a fairer international economic order, the global south should also formulate a political and social vision based on values that unite all of humanity, writes Ismail Serageldin

opinion

Vague US plans

The degree of indeterminacy in US plans to confront the Islamic State is alarming, writes Gamil Matar

opinion

‘The war is on’

The fight against Islamic State must go beyond Syria and Iraq and include all its allied subgroups in what is, for all intents and purposes, a coalition of terrorist groups, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

Britain’s Brotherhood report

A British report on Islamist activities in the country reveals what Egypt already knew: that the Muslim Brotherhood is connected to armed extremists, notes Mohamed Salmawy

opinion

Towards an Arab rapid deployment force

It is high time Arab states coordinated, under a collective Arab umbrella, to create effective mechanisms to confront regional challenges, writes Al-Sayed Amin Shalaby

culture

The barbarians within our minds

Reading the senior journalist Hisham Melhem’s recent obituary of Arab civilization, Youssef Rakha asks when it was ever alive

Of wire and love

Rania Khallaf falls in love with wire sculptures

Change through music

Selim Sahab tells Ati Metwaly about his latest brainchild

Heritage
Al-Alamein site to re-open

Al-Alamein site to re-open

Following an extensive restoration, an important archaeological site on the Mediterranean coast is to open next April, writes Nevine El-Aref

features

Back to school?

A Cairo NGO is making determined efforts to solve the problem of child labour, writes Mai Samih