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Hundreds of Tunisians have poured into Tunis’ streets to protest a controversial law offering amnesty to corrupt businessmen and politicians. The bill was introduced by the president over the summer.
More than a decade since completing his 18-year jail-term for exposing details of Israel’s nuclear weapons, Mordechai Vanunu has been put under house arrest. His detention follows a TV interview regarding the disclosure
The two hostages have been identified as 48-year-old Norwegian Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad, and 50-year-old Fan Jinghui, a freelance consultant from Beijing
The company has the intention to produce regionally, not only in China, says CSO
I was watching a televised discussion the other day about displaying movies and conducting plays in mosques, in a room extension adjacent to the mosque that is, and the subsequent conflagration that followed between the two clerical discussants. The objective behind this suggestion, typically enough, was modernising and moderating the khitaab al-dini (religious discourse or …
A series of recent mass protests in several Arab countries have called into question suggestions that civil wars, brutal crackdowns and military coups and interventions have quelled popular willingness to stand up for rights in the Middle East. The protests, although focussed on specific social and economic demands, fundamentally have the same objectives as popular …
Al-Sisi’s visit marks his fourth to Russia, and his third as president
The fact that dissatisfied minorities populate the oil-rich regions of Iran and Saudi Arabia creates an ironic parallel, in which in the rivalry between two of the Middle East’s larger powers often amounts to the pot calling the kettle black. Rather than recognising that protests and mounting incidents of violence are the result of government failure to address legitimate grievances, both Iran and Saudi Arabia have blamed each other for the unrest in their strategic backyards
Few will disagree with my opinion on the improved performance of Egyptian foreign policy over the past two years. I do not think that the positive development in Egyptian foreign relations is a coincidence, but rather the result of accumulated relations between representatives of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and representatives of states concerned about …
US concerned over status of human rights in Egypt, says deputy US secretary Malinowski
Iraq invaded Kuwait at the beginning of August 1990. The international community responded by launching a military operation. The conflict was quickly resolved, but it had a transformative effect on the Middle East.
Growth in emerging markets and developing countries will reach 4.2% in 2015, down from 4.6% in 2014, expects IMF
FM Shoukry welcomed the Quartet on the Middle East on Tuesday
Approval comes after New York stock market-listed firm Kellogg recently acquired 85.93% stakes in Bisco Misr
By James M. Dorsey The military strategies of the United States and its regional allies focused on bombing campaigns, support for local militias, and inherently weak military forces to fight potential ground battles, have failed to defeat rebel forces in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya. Calls for the introduction of ground forces against Islamic State …
Egypt ranks 6th on list of MENA countries exporting to Britain
The film links parts of the former Ottoman country in an attempt to shed light on the deep relationship of love between women and Turkish soap operas
Exactly one year ago, entrepreneur Mohamed Neamatalla shared one exceptional post online, asking all social media user to join his initiative. Neamatalla wanted to reach out and care for the marginalised visually impaired.
By Ramy Oraby A few days after the Arab League Summit in Egypt, Saudi Arabian long standing Foreign Minister Saud El-Faisal directly accused Iran of backing “Houthis militias and [Ali Abdallah] Saleh” to destabilise Yemen. A clear statement marking a new unprecedented level of the Saudi-Iranian confrontation that adds more fuel to already flaming domestic …
Egypt has pushed for a nuclear weapons-free Middle East since 1970s
Households with financial assets of $100,000-$2m comprise world’s fastest growing wealth segment
Luxor and Aswan were excluded from tourist projects at the Economic Summit, says Tourism Chamber Chairman