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Sinai under control

Relative calm prevails a day after the fiercest confrontation of its kind between Egyptian security forces and extremist militants. Ahmed Eleiba reports    

 

Sinai under control

30 June: Two years on

Egypt marked the second anniversary of the 30 June Revolution amid fears the country is entering a new cycle of violence. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

30 June: Two years on

Commentary: My unwritten spoof

After the assassination of the Public Prosecutor on Monday, Youssef Rakha changes tack

Security challenges

Monday’s assassination of Hisham Barakat raises questions over the strategy being adopted to fight terrorism. Ahmed Morsy reports

Security  challenges

Egypt’s prosecutor-general assassinated

Calls inciting violence against state officials and others came home to roost in this week’s assassination of Prosecutor-General Hisham Barakat, writes Amany Maged

Egypt’s  prosecutor-general  assassinated

Party fatigue

Egypt’s political parties were supposed to be the engine leading the country to a democratic future. Now, writes Khaled Dawoud, they resemble clapped out cart horses ready for the knacker’s yard

Party fatigue

‘When things go wrong’

Wahid Abdel-Meguid, former spokesman of the National Salvation Front, tells Dina Ezzat that democratic forces must shoulder some of the blame for the political developments that followed the 30 June uprising against Mohamed Morsi

‘When things go wrong’

Capital city doldrums

A delay in concluding contracts for Egypt’s new administrative capital has been putting the project into question, writes Niveen Wahish

Capital city doldrums

Battle of the mini-states

Kurdish separatists in northern Syria have been taking advantage of the chaos in the region to expel the Arab population, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Battle of the mini-states

Terror in the Gulf

Last week’s grisly terror attack on a Shia mosque in Kuwait has sent shivers through the already wary Gulf states, writes Salah Nasrawi

Terror in the Gulf

IS hits Tunisia

An IS-sponsored attack at a tourist resort in Tunisia this week left 38 Western tourists dead and others seriously wounded, reports Kamel Abdallah        

IS hits Tunisia
EGYPT ‘Constitution in limbo’

‘Constitution in limbo’

A year and a half after it was endorsed by an overwhelming majority, Egypt’s post-30 June constitution languishes on the shelf. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Two years after 30 June

Two years after 30 June

Many states supported Egypt after the 30 June Revolution, while others failed to understand what had happened. Two years later, many things have changed, writes Doaa El-Bey

Commentary: Where the revolutionaries failed

Strategically inept, the hardcore of Egypt’s revolutionaries not only misread the political landscape, but also threatened the foundations of the state itself, writes Moataz Abdel-Fattah

ECONOMY

Pressing for a cheaper Internet

Ahmed Kotb reports on a new campaign to boycott Internet services provided by mobile operators

Bank bailout for factories

Bank bailout for factories

Factories in default can now turn to the banks to resume their operations, reports Mona El-Fiqi 

WORLD Putting Israel on the spot

Putting Israel on the spot

Israeli political leaders and policymakers are becoming alarmed by growing support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign, writes Ahmed Al-Sayed from Gaza

High voltage vexes Yerevan

High voltage vexes Yerevan

Public anger has been mounting over the Armenian government’s decision to hike power prices in the country, reports Nora Koloyan-Keuhnelian

Still hopes of a deal

Diplomats at the negotiations between Iran and the Western powers over the country’s nuclear programme hope a final accord can be reached before the 9 July deadline, reports Camelia Entekhabifard in Vienna

Our jihadists and theirs

Our jihadists and theirs

The dangers of Islamist terrorism are modest in the US, particularly in comparison to the homegrown far-right version of the same thing, writes Tom Engelhardt

Taking on Islamic State

Taking on Islamic State

Mike McEvoy travels to Syria to meet an eclectic bunch of foreign fighters united in their hatred of the horrors meted out by Islamic State

SPORTS Triumphant trio

Triumphant trio

All three Egyptian teams won their opening games in the group stage of Africa’s two most important football club championships. Abeer Anwar reports

LIVING Alexandria iftar breaks world record

Alexandria iftar breaks world record

Alexandria has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s longest iftar table, reports Ameera Fouad

opinion

Black Friday and 30 June

US strategy to confront Islamic State will fail unless the group’s aspirations are understood, writes Hussein Haridy

opinion

Shedding imperial conceit

While imperialism and colonialism are often associated with empires that have long since waned, the core attitudes are alive and well in the West today, writes James Zogby

opinion

Majdal Shams

A recent attack in Syria reveals what is missing at the heart of the Arab nation-state, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

Egypt-US strategic dialogue

As officially announced, a Egypt-US strategic dialogue will be held on 28-29 July, which invites us to recall its background and consider its prospects, writes Al-Sayed Amin Shalaby

opinion

Yemen talks cannot succeed

Saudi Arabia has no interest in peace in Yemen and is using chaos to serve its long-term regional strategy, writes Dan Glazebrook in London

opinion

The Abul-Fotouh initiative

The manner in which Strong Egypt Party Chairman Mohamed Abul-Fotouh’s recent initiative has been received speaks volumes about Egypt’s democracy, writes Amr Al-Shobaki

opinion

Al-Azhar’s ‘imcopotence’

Al-Azhar appears unable to carry out the reforms needed for it to play its true role in Egypt and the Arab and Islamic world, writes Haitham Abou Zeid

opinion

‘Normalising’ the Israeli occupation

Once again the idea of a better less exploitative and more effective Israeli occupation has resurfaced, writes Ramzy Baroud

culture

Did the pioneers go wrong?

Watching a revival of Sa’dallah Wannus’s semi-documentary play about Arab theatre pioneer Abi Khalil Al-Qabbani, Nehad Selaiha ponders the wisdom of defending theatre as sugar-coated moral education

A parody of dissent

Rania Khallaf debates Adel Imam’s latest television appearance

Shame of thrones

Soha Hesham is disappointed in screenwriter Mohamed Amin Radi and director Khaled Marei’s third contribution to Ramadan TV

No comic strip

Gamal Nkrumah  interviews the author of The Tomb Robber and King Tut Sarah Gauch and reviews her latest treasure

Heritage
New ideas on Egypt’s heritage

New ideas on Egypt’s heritage

Newly appointed head of the Islamic and Coptic Antiquities Department at the Ministry of Antiquities Mohamed Abdel-Latif explains his hopes for Egypt’s heritage to Nevine El-Aref

features

A map of Muslim persecution

The treatment of Muslim minorities around the world depends on the level of good governance or autocracy in the countries concerned, expert Hisham Hellyer tells Dina Ezzat