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In Pictures: World leaders gather in Cairo for permanent Gaza solution

International community representatives at the Gaza Reconstruction Conference in Cairo called Sunday for a lasting solution to the Gaza conflict to avoid another turn in the cycle of destructive conflict. President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi reiterated Egypt’s support for Palestine as he opened the conference, emphasising to Israel that it is “time to end the conflict”. …

Aya Nader

Mixed scenarios play out for runaway Brotherhood members

After seven leading Muslim Brotherhood leaders announced on 12 September that they would depart their longtime ally, Qatar, diverse scenarios were raised as to the reasons behind the decision, including how it would affect the group, future whereabouts and whether the Egyptian authorities will hunt them down in their new locations.   Contradictory statements The …

Marwa Al-A'sar

Force-feeding prisoners is a criminal act

By Dr Cesar Chelala The decision by US District Court Judge Gladys Kessler determining that the US military can force-feed a Syrian detainee at the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is a well intentioned but wrong decision. It allows the US government to continue a criminal practice that has been widely condemned by medical professionals and …

Daily News Egypt

The Brotherhood and Britain: The ‘terrorists or us’ theory

The British decision to launch an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood and its alleged links with radical militancy has sparked widespread controversy. Many people are justifiably surprised by the sudden decision and the possibility that it is politically motivated by Saudi pressure. However, more alarming is the comment made by the Brotherhood’s most senior leader in the …

Nervana Mahmoud

BG Group targets job cuts to rein in costs

Reuters – Oil and gas producer BG Group has begun offering voluntary redundancy to staff at its British headquarters, the company said, as it seeks to reduce headcount and trim costs. BG Group has been hit by lower than expected production rates, having downgraded output forecasts several times over the past two years, and is …

Daily News Egypt