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Opinion
Egypt's coming parliament will bear a heavy responsibility, above all in being a role model of political life. Thus we should ensure the conditions of its success now, including the law governing its election
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

Hosni Mubarak and his regime should face political trials before a revolutionary court for the legacy of corruption, waste of public money, and impoverishing future generations they left in their wake


As Chuck Hagel departs as Pentagon chief, Egypt has known three heads of the US DoD since the ouster of Mubarak. Yet by all indications, strategic bilateral relations remain unchanged


Campaigns to end violence against women in Egypt often focus on sexual harassment, though violence also extends to exclusion and stereotyping in political life


Among top priorities of the youth in a new Egypt are the protest law, political participation, and effective development, as discussed in three gatherings held prior to a planned meeting with the president


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


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