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Opinion
Cutting the deficit in the general budget was an essential start that needs to be followed by serious steps for sharper reductions once Egypt's economy stabilises and growth improves
Child marriage in Africa has a severe and harmful impact on health, education and opportunities of the girls to realise their potential the girls.
To many, Saad Zahran is a communist icon, a great writer and a talented translator; to me, he is the loving grandfather who shaped my ideas and nourished my soul
Without massive foreign assistance, and the complicity of Western powers, Zionists would not have been able to establish Israel on lands they did not buy but rather usurped from Palestinians
Friend and former co-worker remembers Bassem Sabry
Although Nile Basin countries record high increases in population, there is no water crisis in these countries overall. Nonetheless, they lack a water strategy that stops waste and increases water revenues
For some, Egypt’s efforts to transition to representative, pluralistic democracy will always fall short, because they don't want it to succeed. This won't stop Egyptians moving forward
The poetry of Abdel-Rahman El-Abnoudi has been delivered by lead singers ever since the end of the 1950s. It contributed to recording Egypt’s national battles and shaping its collective consciousness
The verdict of capital punishment levelled at hundreds in the Al-Minya case does not follow the Egyptian judiciary's established customs
Scriptwriter Nadine Shams died after a routine operation, in what her family say is a case of medical negligence
Harsh punishment is not the right tool for eradicating the phenomenon of declaring Muslims as unbelievers (Takfir)
The crisis for Egypt's doctors is reaching a critical point, with the government refusing to listen and other forces playing politics in the doctors' own union

Kuwait has played an important role lately on the humanitarian and political fronts in the Arab region, one that has helped smooth over tensions and bolstered Arab unity


Egyptian military action in Libya could provoke negative repercussions internationally


What conclusions can we draw from seven weeks of Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip?


Egypt should manage the Nile water issue through an approach of cooperation and increased mutual gains, rather than conflict, as the Nile Basin produces enough useable water for everyone


The deteriorating security situation in Libya represents a major challenge for Egypt. The writer looks at what Egypt can or should do to safeguard its borders


Arabs should take advantage of an apparent reduction in support for Israel in the United States to bring about changes in foreign policy


The Mubarak trial is a criminal trial, in the first place. It is not a trial to judge what happened on 25 January 2011 or conclude whether it was a revolution or conspiracy


Nader Bakkar looks at who gained and lost from the recent war in the Gaza Strip


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