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My message to Obama’s successor

  I am currently travelling around the United States (US) after spending a very enlightening few days in Washington DC where I was privileged to address delegates attending the 25th Annual Arab-US Policymakers Conference for the second year running. This year, the event was titled “The next US presidency and US-Arab relations, probabilities, possibilities, potential …

Khalaf Al Habtoor

I am one of your ‘bad hombres’, señor Trump

During the last presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Trump said: “we have some bad hombres here”. This was said in clear reference to the Latinos coming to the United States (US). As CNN commentator Van Jones explained: “The only time this man has used Spanish in the entire election was used to stereotype …

Cesar Chelala

France, US win gold at the 2016 FIE Senior World Cup for men’s foil

The 2016 FIE Senior World Cup for men’s foil concluded its events on 23 October at the Saladin Citadel in Cairo. The Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports participated in financing the fencing tournament’s costs with EGP 250,000. The ministry is supporting several international sports events to motivate tourism to Egypt. Aiding in this effort, …

Maya Nawar

EFG Hermes to expand in US with New York office

The Egyptian Financial Group (EFG) Hermes, a financial service corporation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, is currently obtaining approvals from regulatory authorities to open its new office in New York in the United States in order to offer services to its clients there, according to a report released by the group …

Reem Hosam El-din

Can Trump fix corporate tax loopholes that make him richer?

  Donald Trump believes that he is smart for paying no taxes, given that his business has been compliant with the tax codes. Recently, the debate about how to manage corporate tax loopholes has been on the rise, and many companies, such as Apple, came under fire. But the responsibility of addressing any backdoors in …

Ashraf El Khatib

JASTA could open a can of worms on 9/11

Now that congress has passed the ‘Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act’ (JASTA) into law, permitting individuals, including the family members of 9/11 victims, to sue a sovereign state for the actions of its nationals in contravention of international law, the door is open for a comprehensive independent investigation into events surrounding that earth-shattering day. …

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Argentinean, Italian, and US shooters stand out at 2016 Grand Prix D’Egypte

The Grand Prix D’Egypte, part of the 2016 World Helices Championship which took place at the Shooting Club, concluded its competitions on 6 October. The event was divided into five competitions: open, juniors, women’s, veterans, and super veterans. First place honours were received by shooters from Argentina, Italy, and the US. In the open competition, …

Maya Nawar