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Review: Sinai, Morsy’s independence and liberal powers

Although President Morsy has commenced his first trip to China, which will be followed by a unique trip to Iran, most columnists across Egyptian newspapers have not touched upon the presidential trips. Opinion writers commented on the importance of Morsy’s independence from his Islamist group and some have warned against possible occurrences of violence and …

Daily News Egypt

Internal Memo 21581-2012

The army is one of the country’s largest and richest business empires and it is too integral to our economic interests to have it ran this way

Mahmoud Salem

Thoughts on new alliances

January 2011 created a new set of alliances between the three main political currents in Egypt: the Islamists, the leftists and the liberals. During the first 18 days of the revolution and all the way up to the constitutional referendum in March 2011, this alliance was active and sound. Since the March referendum, this alliance …

Ziad A. Akl

Different angles to analyse Rafah’s turmoil

At midnight on Sunday, 16 Egyptian border guards were pronounced dead. One might imagine that they were just sitting together during iftar, enjoying some of Sinai’s tasty dates and milk when unrevealed gunmen abruptly shot them dead. Some of those killed might have even been taking their last bite of bread at that very moment. …

Daily News Egypt

US justifies visa for Egypt Islamist

AFP – The US State Department on Tuesday defended issuing a visa to an Egyptian Islamist whose group is classified as terrorist, saying it hoped to reach out to new faces in a fast-changing region. Conservative critics of President Barack Obama cried foul over the visa to Hani Nour Eldin, a newly elected lawmaker from the …

Daily News Egypt

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