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Current issue | Issue 1239, (26 March - 1 April 2015)
Monday,23 October, 2017
Issue 1239, (26 March - 1 April 2015)

Ahram Weekly

Digest

Compiled by Doaa El-Bey

Digest
Digest
Al-Ahram Weekly

The Arab Summit
“New transformations in the region make the Arab Summit, to take place on 28-29 March, an important event. The summit, it is expected, will deal with the huge dangers facing the Arab region, which is suffering from terrorism as well as the possible disbanding of some states. Are we going to see an official stand that is on a par with the level of danger and the responsibility it demands, or this is to be like previous summits?”
Al-Youm Al-Sabei

The next parliament
“Perhaps postponing the parliamentary elections will give the various parties a chance to review their stand and work harder to meet the demands of the revolution. It can bring about a new parliament that has a sense of national responsibility and a legislative authority that achieves real democratic change.”
Al-Wafd

Brought to a halt
“This is something that I fail to understand. The heinous terrorist crime that happened in Tunisia, and killed 21, was intensively followed by Egyptian and Arab media and denounced by governmental and nongovernmental sources. Meanwhile, another crime that took place in Yemen and led to the death of 140 was hardly covered or denounced in the Arab states. It is as if the humane values that denounce terrorism anywhere were brought to a halt or as if no one was bothered about the state in Yemen.”
Amr Hamzawy, Al-Shorouk

Facebook

“The Palestinian Authority stated that the result of the Israeli elections is an internal matter and that it is still ready to negotiate. What a disappointment.”
Hani Shukrallah

“The present agreement, as the media leaks indicate, will be a real burden on Egypt because it does not include any commitment on the Ethiopian side. Meanwhile, it implies Egyptian consent to the present storage capacity of the dam and ignores the principle of prior notification as well as all the previous agreements. In return Egypt will get nothing except possible negotiation of the rules of running the dam in the future. And that is not likely to happen.”
Hani Raslan

Twitter

Egypt Speaks @egypt_speaks
#Egypt preps u p for the Arab summit.

The Cairo Post @TheCairoPost
#Arab security to top summit agenda.

Nino Brodin ˛@Orgetorix
Will the preliminary agreement between Cairo and Addis Ababa be the end of the conflict on the Nile water?

SaadAbedine @SaadAbedine
#Egypt political parties disagree over electoral reforms necessary to pave way for holding parliamentary elections.

Mary Garciaа @olicicepojeq79
How much longer until Egypt’s parliamentary elections?

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