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Riding the wave

President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi is riding a wave of public support, but it is only a matter of time before he has to spell out his political and economic goals, writes Hisham Al-Mayani

Riding the wave

Neighbouring concerns

Libya’s neighbours want all militias in the country disarmed, writes Kamel Abdallah

Neighbouring concerns

Hungry for justice

Alaa Abdel-Fattah’s decision to go on hunger strike focuses attention on the plight of dozens of young men and women detained for opposing the protest law. Khaled Dawoud reports

Hungry for justice

Last chance?

Yet another reconciliation initiative has been launched, this time by young Muslim Brother dissidents. And it may succeed, writes Amany Maged

Last chance?

Intermission achieved

A long-term truce reached in Cairo between Palestinian factions and Israel has been hailed by Hamas as a victory, but tough negotiations on the terms of future talks lie ahead, writes Ahmed Eleiba

Intermission achieved

A widening gap

As fighting between rival militias in Libya continues, attention has turned to the legitimacy of the country’s institutions, writes Kamel Abdallah

A widening gap

The Iraqi disease

Iraq’s new prime minister may succeed in forming a government, but he will have to operate within narrow bounds, writes Salah Nasrawi

The Iraqi disease
EGYPT Heart of Egypt

Heart of Egypt

Now that it has restored its own internal stability, writes Reem Leila, Egypt is reclaiming its role in the region

A ‘temporary’ solution

A ‘temporary’ solution

Cairo’s street traders complain relocation to Torgoman will put them out of business. Ahmed Morsy reports

Hell on the highway

Hell on the highway

A horrific road accident near Sharm El-Sheikh this week has drawn attention to the need for better safety on Egypt’s roads, reports Ahmed Kotb

ECONOMY Taxing houses

Taxing houses

Egypt’s real estate tax law has finally gone into effect six years after it was first issued, reports Niveen Wahish

WORLD Seeking ICC action

Seeking ICC action

Hamas has endorsed Palestinian President Abbas’s call to join the International Criminal Court, writes Ahmed Al-Sayed in Gaza

A new start for Gaza

A new start for Gaza

With a new Egyptian proposal reportedly accepted, Israel’s war on Gaza should come to an end within days, scoring a diplomatic victory for Cairo, Dina Ezzat reports

Auditing the revolution

Auditing the revolution

Financial irregularities may be undermining the credibility of the Syrian opposition, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

Challenging Khartoum

Challenging Khartoum

Groups opposed to the regime of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir have issued a declaration calling for its overthrow, writes Salah Khalil

SPORTS It’s a wrap

It’s a wrap

The 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games conclude today as the jubilant Egyptian athletes prepare to return home victoriously. Inas Mazhar reports from Nanjing, China

LIVING Why the North Coast is hot

Why the North Coast is hot

Though the start of a new academic year grows closer, the summer is not quite over, as Salonaz Sami discovers on a visit to the North Coast

opinion

Religion as a political tool

How did religious ideology penetrate civil society, and how can civil society now be freed from its grip, asks Ayman Abdel-Wahab

opinion

Crime prevention

Egypt has been accused of crimes in the breakup of the 2013 Rabaa sit-in, but it was acting to prevent greater disasters we now see unfolding elsewhere in the region, writes Azmi Ashour

opinion

Breaking the Gaza stalemate

Pressure should fall on the party to a conflict that makes unreasonable demands. Between the Palestinians and Israel, it’s clear which party that is, writes John Whitbeck

opinion

The original Brotherhood sin

We need to ask ourselves how the Muslim Brotherhood came to power, and then move forward to build a better future, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

opinion

We are all Ferguson

Race remains a core issue in the United States, and it is time to address it, once and for all, in an inclusive national dialogue, writes James Zogby

opinion

A game changer

Dealing with the threat of the Islamic State necessarily means dealing with the government in Damascus, for the former cannot be defeated without the cooperation of the latter, writes Hussein Haridy

opinion

Human Rights Watch

HRW’s report on Rabaa has shredded the organisation’s reputation, writes Mohamed Salmawy

opinion

The US between the near and far East

The so-called US strategic “pivot” has been much analysed in policy circles and among academics. Can Washington afford to ignore the Middle East in its turn towards Asia, asks Al-Sayed Amin Shalaby

culture

Festival roundup: local plays

As the 7th Egyptian National Theatre Festival draws to a close, Nehad Selaiha reviews more of its offerings

Sinatra and co

Ati Metwaly reconnects with the all but forgotten tradition of Egypt’s most legendary band

Fine art and shanty towns

Rania Khallaf visits Cairo’s latest museum

Heritage
The restoration of Old Cairo

The restoration of Old Cairo

Old Cairo’s ancient religious sites will be open to pedestrians only after the re-opening of the Hanging Church in October, writes Nevine El-Aref

features

A visit to Al-Max

The Fishermen’s Village in Al-Max is a little-known jewel on Egypt’s Mediterranean coastline, but pollution is taking a tragic toll, writes Ameera Fouad

Press review
Digest

Digest

Compiled by Doaa El-Bey