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A conference in Cairo saw Egyptian experts and former officials voice their concerns about the Ethiopian mega-dam and the stalled negotiations around it

The Iraqi government seems to be making concessions to the protesters in southern Iraq amid criticisms from some of the country’s key political forces, writes Bassem Aly

In his new book, political science professor Ahmet T Kuru explores why Muslim-majority countries have historically shown less socio-economic development than Western ones, explaining why to Bassem Aly


Iran’s reaction to the capture in Gibraltar of one of its oil tankers will reveal what prospects exist for settling with the US the current nuclear crisis

Given Egypt’s historical achievements in AFCON tournaments, many Egyptians did not expect the early exit, accordingly buying tickets for the quarter-finals

Turkey is insisting on resuming its gas exploration around the disputed island of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean amid threats of sanctions from the European Union

The shooting down of a US drone by Tehran last week was a serious escalation in the crisis between the US and Iran and has raised concerns about the likelihood of war

While the Trump administration says military action against Iran is not precluded, war is unlikely, at least for now

The Americans will soon reveal details of a new peace plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, yet a long-term settlement is unlikely

Ex-adviser to the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah, Khaled Elgindy, speaks to Al-Ahram Weekly about the Trump administration’s supposed peace plan

The AKP in Turkey is ready to “use any means against the opposition” to prevent it from future electoral gains

The end of the rule of president Abdel-Aziz Bouteflika in Algeria has raised questions about how to integrate the Islamist groups in the post-Bouteflika era

This week’s bombings in Sri Lanka and similar ones in the rest of the Asia-Pacific in recent years have established counter-terrorism as a top priority in the region


After the “shocking” loss of major cities in local elections, Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) took steps to block the electoral outcome

In a talk organised by the American University of Cairo, two professors of political science put forward their analysis of what's happening in America



The US have cut $ 305 million of funding to humanitarian projects in the Occupied Palestinian territories, further jeopardizing an already strained relationship

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