Al-Ahram Weekly

Opinion

A Eid film

Soha Hesham

Soha Hesham was disappointed in this season’s big-budget production

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A Eid film

Understanding budgetary priorities

Mohamed Youssef

On 29 May, the International Budget Partnership (IBP) launched its latest Open Budget Survey (OBS) report covering 125 ...

Interpreting South Africa’s elections

Walid M. Abdelnasser

The results of the recent parliamentary elections in South Africa revealed the loss of the majority held in the country’s ...

A conflict with a history

Abdel-Moneim Said

Since the beginning of the 20th century, international affairs experts stressed the importance of the geopolitical factor ...

Life after debt

Mahmoud Mohieldin

During her visit to the London School of Economics (LSE) in November 2008, Queen Elizabeth II famously asked the professors ...

Point-blank: Targeting doctors

Mohamed Salmawy

Now, a recent investigative report in The Intercept reveals that there is a method at work and that Israeli occupation ...

Warnings of a third geopolitical shock

Hussein Haridy

Addressing the 21st Shangri-La Security Dialogue held from 31 May to 2 June in Singapore, the country’s minister ...

America from afar ­— (XII) Choices

Tarek Osman

As discussed in the previous article in this series, America has been experiencing a particular type of fear for over ...

The forgotten war in Sudan

Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui

Memory and attention spans today tend to be short or very short, and even if this is not the case, people are often on ...

Migrants not welcome: The UK Rwanda bill

Habiba Diaaeldin

In April 2022, then UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced a plan to deport asylum-seekers in the UK to Rwanda under ...

Editorial: The Nuseirat tragedy

Al-Ahram Weekly Editorial

Yet, the jubilancy was short-lived as the Israeli people soon found out the truth about the operation and its consequences. It ...

The day after

Abdel-Moneim Said

Since the outset of the crisis some refer to as the fifth Gazan war, the US has repeatedly brought up the subject of ...

Meet the first president of the GEM

Nevine Mossaad

Before I met Gihane Zaki about three years ago as part of an Egyptian civil society delegation that travelled to Khartoum ...

A second Middle East roadmap

Hussein Haridy

In 2003, the US, the EU, the Russian Federation, and the UN agreed on a road map to settle the Palestinian Question in ...

America from afar – (XI) Fear

Tarek Osman

America typically grabs opportunities and confronts challenges. In the period after World War I, America saw the growing ...

Why do they hate us?

Ahmed Mustafa

The question in the title of this article was asked by many Americans after the September 11 attacks on New York and ...

Point-blank: The state of tourism

Mohamed Salmawy

Or at least it should be. Secondly, reinvigorating and boosting this sector is a key to modernising society and connecting ...

Limelight

Who is Khan?

Wading through a vast ocean, we seek to pursue one common name — the name of Khan. Khan is an illustrious name, ...

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Who is Khan?

Pursue the male species

Far from the hell and bloodbaths of agony and distress, the wars wage in distance places. The sad reality, evident ...

‘How sad and bad and mad it was’

What a seething, daunting, restless place this world is. Tensions are rising every hour, leaping from one spot to ...

If you believe Nostradamus

Once again an old book of prophecies is capturing the world’s attention. It is not just any book. It is the interpretation ...

Pack up your troubles

Our anxiety is by no means a modern phenomenon. It is part of our existence; an unavoidable consequence of life itself. Though ...

How sweet it is

The history of our world is the record of man in quest for food. Man does not live by bread alone; he needs something ...

Put the kettle on

It is a love story that has only grown in intensity and unquenchable desire throughout the ages. This intoxicating brew ...

For body and soul

The whole of Egypt is virtually on a spiritual journey. Muslims are observing the fast of the holy month of Ramadan and ...

The lantern of many colours

The city is bedecked with a million lanterns of many colours, out to welcome the blessed month of Ramadan. The magical ...

The show of shows

A year in the making, costing millions, involving thousands, it is the most anticipated, exaggerated, over-estimated ...

Hello Hallyuwood

On our gilded march to Oscar glitter, it is no surprise that Oppenheimer is gathering the gold of the award season. It ...

Never forget the Holocaust

It was a perfect little house, with a perfect little garden, for a perfect little family. It mattered little, or not ...

A horror for an Oscar

Oscar nominations are not what they used to be. It is little wonder that audiences regularly opt for the old “black ...

Murder for oil

If money is the root of all evil, oil is the source of most of the world’s money. Most murders are committed ...

Off to Barbieland

As Hollywood’s award season keeps rolling along, the much-awaited Oscar nominations announced on 23 January ...

The Manhattan Project

After its sweep at the Golden Globes on 8 January, there was little or no doubt the film Oppenheimer would be included ...

Special

The Egyptian-Israeli Treaty at a crossroads

The ongoing Israeli war on Gaza has put unprecedented pressure on the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty and the process of which it is a part, writes Sobhi Essaila

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The Egyptian-Israeli Treaty at a crossroads

Analysis: National security threats after the 30 June Revolution

Egypt formulated its comprehensive approach to national security following the 30 June Revolution in 2013, driven by ...

Uncertainty at the border

On 23 April, Egypt announced that it was coordinating with Sudanese authorities to secure the safe return of Egyptian ...

Fleeing war

The sun glares down on Argeen crossing at the Egyptian-Sudanese border. On Monday morning, the place looked calm. But ...