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Military drills between Saudi and Egyptian air forces underway

Egypt and Saudi Arabia started joint military training under the name of “Faisal”, aiming to increase military cooperation among Arab countries. The training takes place in Egypt. Military personnel from Egypt and Saudi Arabia’s air forces will participate, according to Egypt’s military spokesperson on Thursday. “The joint training aims to support the capabilities of Egypt, …

Daily News Egypt

Women’s gyms lay bare limits of Saudi reforms

A Saudi decision to license within weeks the kingdom’s first women-only gyms constitutes progress in a country in which women’s rights are severely curtailed. It also lays bare the limitations of Deputy Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman’s plan for social and economic reforms that would rationalise and diversify the kingdom’s economy. Restrictions on what activities …

James Dorsey

Could Saudi challenges become Iraqi opportunities for Egypt?

In the 1970s, the alliance between Egypt and Saudi Arabia was formed as a result to the countries’ mutual interests and threats. The ties between the two countries were stronger than ever, especially after Egypt had led the Arab participation in the international coalition against former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in the early 1990s, after …

Mohamed Samir

Egyptian-Saudi tension: the honeymoon is reaching its end

I, like many others, was surprised by the sudden decision taken by Saudi Aramco to stop supplying Egypt’s needs of petroleum products, despite the agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia stating that the latter will secure Egypt’s requirements for petroleum products at 700,000 tonnes per month for five years. The value of the agreement between …

Hany Aboul Fotouh