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Tourism, Muslim Brotherhood pressure Egypt-UK relations

  By Amira El-Fekki and Toqa Ezzidin The aftermath of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s first visit to the UK, which concluded this weekend, was controversial, due to concerns expressed by Britain and the US, claiming recent confirmations that the Russian Airbus A321 was downed by Sinai-based militants. The significance of Al-Sisi’s trip to London stems …

Amira El-Fekki

Saudi Arabia’s reach in Yemen: Fighting for regional dominance

The war by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies against Houthi rebels in Yemen has become a debilitating sectarian conflict, that has reduced large parts of the impoverished country to rubble and potentially destabilising the region. The kingdom has framed its approach in stark sectarian terms that has sparked intolerance towards minorities, first and foremost …

James Dorsey

Arab League’s inaction is shameful

Everyone is talking about the refugee crisis overwhelming Europe; everyone apart from the League of Arab States that is. To date it has had little to say on the topic and, as far as I can tell, has no plan to help alleviate the problem. Why have there not been any emergency summits announced? Where …

Khalaf Al Habtoor