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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

Ahmed El-Sayed El-Naggar explains how the new Suez Canal project could have a transformative impact on the Egyptian economy


The capturing the Iraqi city of Mosul by ISIL inaugurated a new bloody chapter in the modern history of the Arab Orient, one that could end with the redrawing of national boundaries in the heart of the Arab region


Arab elites, the US and Israel work together to oppose democracy in the Arab world and denigrate the Palestinian resistance


The best way to confront the Islamic State group in Iraq is to undercut its sources of recruitment and support, by dealing with perceived marginalisation among Iraqi Arab Sunnis


Nader Bakkar assesses the extent to which Israel's goals in its latest Gaza war were met, concluding that none were


Arab countries are on the brink of major changes stemming from a map distorted by numerous conflicts that threaten both large and small states


The improvement in the Egyptian-American relations has nothing to do with public relations efforts


The contradiction between words and deeds of some who claim devout faith is a threat to Islam as well as to Muslims


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