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Opinion
Egypt must embrace its youth as long as their political and cultural activities are peaceful, for no matter how harsh their criticisms are of public policies, the future depends on them
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)

Laws against female genital mutilation have been in place in Egypt for more than half a decade, but they need to be bolstered, so the practice ends and culprits are punished


Military and security measures are needed to control terrorism in Sinai. But a long-term solution must address the economic and social dimension of the problems in the peninsula


Presidents come and go, but one fact remains: the state’s inability to deal effectively with Sinai


Effectiveness in combating terrorism depends as much on soft confrontation, blocking the sources of growth and sympathy for terrorist groups, as on hard confrontation by force of arms


Saving Syria, and thereby preventing a wider regional disaster, now depends, whether we like it or not, on engaging the Syrian regime no matter its deplorable record


As brutal as it is, ISIL has a number of factors behind it that suggest, when combined, that this organisation will not easily be defeated and could loom on the scene for years


The US administration aimed to stay neutral over post-June 2013 developments in Egypt, but it ultimately failed


Population resettlement and comprehensive development in Sinai is realisable and a national imperative, offering the best strategic defence against Zionist plots and religious extremism and terrorism


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