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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

Egypt is committed to fighting terrorism, at home and abroad, within a comprehensive framework


Tunisia's upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections could show how to limit Islamists' influence via a free democratic system


At key moments in history, the true mettle of nations and its citizens is tested in their ability to carve out their fate, defend the land, people, and the components of nationhood. Egypt is no exception to this rule


The desire of Egypt's new regime to uphold long-established formulas in US-Egyptian strategic relations is likely what got El-Sisi a meeting with Obama


Without the establishment of inclusive political and social institutions, ones that allow public participation without discrimination, it will be impossible to counter the threat posed by terrorism


How to defeat the Islamic State without bolstering Bashar Al-Assad's regime is a conundrum at the centre of the US-led anti-ISIL coalition, with Saudi Arabia less concerned about ISIL than getting rid of Al-Assad for good


Britain must use the aftermath of Scotland's recent referendum to address fundamental changes - or else a new political will could bring about another vote in a decade


A project to expand the Suez Canal will draw investment - but Egypt will never realise its potential, economic and social, unless industry is put at the top of the list


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