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Amr Khalifa

The Egyptian Lie

In the personal realm a lie is but a simple three letter word that can be destructive. When interjected with bureaucracies, businesses and nation states the lie undercuts the penultimate necessity in the relationship between citizen and state: trust. If the past 10 days are any indication Cairo has a serious and growing trust issue. …


James M Dorsey

The Middle East: Who says the popular quest for change has been quelled?

A series of recent mass protests in several Arab countries have called into question suggestions that civil wars, brutal crackdowns and military coups and interventions have quelled popular willingness to stand up for rights in the Middle East. The protests, although focussed on specific social and economic demands, fundamentally have the same objectives as popular …


Ramy Elgazzar won first place in the heavyweight division in the US Sumo Open tournament (Facebook photo)

US Sumo Open’s surprising results

Egypt’s share in the US Sumo Open tournament is remarkable, and this year Ramy Elgazzar won first place in the heavyweight division and second place in open weight. Also, Egypt’s Ramy Belal won first place in the middleweight division


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Eni finds ‘supergiant’ gas field off Egypt’s coast

Italian energy giant Eni SpA says it has discovered the “largest ever” natural gas field in the Mediterranean Sea off Egypt. According to the company, the find could meet Egypt’s natural gas needs for decades to come


MB Protest--Freedom and Justice Party Handout

Former FJP member arrested in Cairo

The former parliament member is facing a death sentence alongside ousted president Mohamed Morsi for escaping from Wadi El-Natrun Prison in 2011


Walaa Gad El-Karim

The sedition of the Civil Service Law

Over the last weeks, Egypt experienced what we can refer to as “the sedition of the Civil Service Law”. After President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a law that regulates the situation of the largest governmental administrative body in the region, seven million employees, a state of polarisation ensued, one that cannot be separated from the …