Thursday,14 December, 2017
Current issue | Issue 1242, (16-22 April 2015)
Thursday,14 December, 2017
Issue 1242, (16-22 April 2015)

Ahram Weekly

Digest

Compiled by Doaa El-Bey

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Al-Ahram Weekly

High time

“The world awaits the parliamentary elections with which Egypt will continue to build the new state and present the right picture of itself after the 25 January and 30 June Revolutions. Thus, it is time for the governmental bodies to take measures to deal with the defects in the electoral law, respond to the demands of the political parties in that respect and set a date for the elections.”
Wagdi Zeineddin, Al-Wafd


A matter of national security

“The Arab Coalition that comprises Egypt, Jordan and Gulf states is fighting a ferocious battle to preserve Arab security. The coalition states are defending themselves in the first place, given that their presence is strongly linked to the security of the Arab region.”
Gamal Abdel-Gawad, Al-Watan


A different stand

“Complicated conflicts that have economic and social repercussions, like that of Yemen, are not resolved with weapons. Saudi Arabia realises this; and it has repeatedly stated that it aims to resolve the conflict through negotiations. The Turkish president is getting ready to play that role. Egypt should play that role, but that would involve taking a different stand that may anger the coalition. However, such anger will be temporary and will soon dissipate when these countries realise the value of the conciliatory role that Egypt can play in the region.”
Ibrahim Awad, Al-Shorouk


Egyptian Essence: 10 to 15,000 visitors in Easter

“In celebration of Sham Al-Nessim, the Egyptian spring holiday, the Pyramids received 10-15 thousand visitors on the day, with children under six allowed free access.”
Al-Ahram


Facebook

“Caliph Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, may he rest in peace, had no time to sleep, he just had brief catnaps. He was once asked, ‘Do you sleep?’ He responded, ‘How can I sleep. If I sleep in the daytime, the rights of people may be lost. If I sleep at night, I may waste my precious time with God’.”
Amany Khairy

“The present regime is working 24/7 to achieve the objectives of the 25 January and 30 June Revolutions, foremost among which is social justice and human dignity.”
Mohamed Abdou


Twitter

Kenneth Roth @KenRoth  
Egypt’s hanging judge gives sentence again for Mohamed Badie and 11 other Muslim Bros leaders.

Zeinobia @Zeinobia  
#Egypt’s Rapid Deployment Forces Head to the Kingdom!? #KSA #Egyarmy #Yemen

Gregg Carlstrom @glcarlstrom  
US expands role in Yemen war again, this time boarding ships in the Red Sea thought to be carrying weapons.

Democracy Now! @democracynow  
Are Obama’s Record Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt and Iraq Fueling Unrest in Middle East?

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