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Abdellatif El-Menawy

Abdellatif El-Menawy is a critically acclaimed multimedia journalist, writer and columnist who has covered war zones and conflicts worldwide.
Twitter: @ALMenawy

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Egypt’s revolution: Seven years on, the questions pile up

Great debate surrounds the events that took place in Egypt on Jan. 25, 2011, and June 30, 2013. I will not go into the full controversy, but I would like to examine some of the crucial points and review some articles I have read to reveal the truth as I see it.

January 29, 2018

Egyptian diplomacy and troubled waters on the Nile

Until recently, relations between Egypt and Ethiopia were governed by an agreement signed under the auspices of Britain in 1902, in which the ruler of Ethiopia officially promised that his country would not allow any projects on the Blue Nile, Lake Tana or Sobat River that may harm Egyptian inter

January 21, 2018

Media wrong to fuel Egypt-Sudan dispute

Egyptians and Sudanese people have always described the relations between their countries by saying that together they form one piece. This is an accurate description of their historical relations, which are characterized by affection, cohesion and good neighborliness.

January 12, 2018

Red Sea likely to become a conflict zone

The security of the Red Sea has historically been an integral part of Arab national security, because this strategic waterway was the target of all colonial powers. Given the number of Arab states that have coasts on that sea, it is no exaggeration to call it an Arabian lake.

January 05, 2018

The rewards Egypt does not want

Egypt’s position regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has always been based on firm principles and solid grounds. Current conditions, and the gibberish some people have been spreading recently regarding resettling Palestinians in the Sinai, call for a reminder of that.

December 27, 2017

Disunity weakened Palestinian position

What made US President Donald Trump decide to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at this specific time? Can the reaction of Arabs and Muslims change this decision? Many questions are being raised without clear answers.

December 22, 2017

The lost art of communication

I remember the year the Muslim Brotherhood was in power in Egypt, a year in which the whole country suffered. I was living in London at the time.

December 02, 2017

Sinai mosque attack — it was a massacre in every sense of the word

In response to Friday’s senseless slaughter of at least 235 Egyptians at the hands of terrorists, the Eiffel Tower has extinguished its lights. US President Donald Trump denounced the terrorist actions and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a statement of condemnation.

November 25, 2017

Egypt beware: Daesh militants who survive will have to go somewhere

Daesh seems to be shaking before finally falling down. It started a few months ago when different parties felt that Daesh had served its intended purpose and it was time for it to vanish geographically.

November 13, 2017

Moving militants from one place to another is no solution

For the past four decades, the phenomenon of militant extremists returning from wars and terrorist campaigns in Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq and Yemen has posed a serious threat to their societies because a significant number of them bring their terrorism home with them.

October 29, 2017