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Bright future for Egypt

  • Egypt marks two years of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s tenure. It’s been a tough road in many respects, but his shoulders have been sufficiently broad to bear the heavy weight of unforeseen incidents dragging on the economy. Unfortunately, the foreign media tends to overlook the good news...
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Solution for Syria recedes

  • It was almost in the bag. US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov thrashed out a cessation of hostilities for months to allow aid convoys to reach stricken areas. The mood changed for the better; hope, albeit fragile, was in the air.Residents of eastern Aleppo...
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Tensions between global powers hurt Syrians

  • As long as Moscow and Washington pull in opposite directions there is no resolution to the Syrian conflict. Each side’s goal is to project power. Bombs, guns and threats are worsening one of the most catastrophic and complex civil wars in living history.What began as a civilian uprising in 2011...
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The UN, on Syria and Israel, is all talk and no bite

  • If there is one word to describe the UN, formed in the aftermath of World War II to ensure “never again,” it is “toothless.” Recent votes taken by the General Assembly and the 15-member Security Council, as well-meaning as they were, only serve to illustrate the so-called international community...
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Egypt’s military represents the country’s only safe hands

  • On Saturday and Sunday, Egyptians lodged their ballots to choose their new president. Only 15-20 percent bothered to use their vote. Once again, the moderates have shot themselves in the foot. Preliminary counts put chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party as the front...
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Liberals needn't fear President Mursi

  • The build-up to Sunday’s announcement as to the winner of the presidential elections was a televised cliffhanger that kept me glued to the screen. Like a substantial proportion of the Egyptian electorate, I had been tentatively rooting for Ahmed Shafiq as the most experienced candidate who...
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Mursi defies being pigeonholed

  • When it comes to judging Egypt’s recently sworn-in new leader Muhammad Mursi, we should avoid attaching labels or succumbing to knee-jerk perceptions. The Muslim Brotherhood, from which the new president is drawn, is not a religious or political monolith and it already appears that...
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Could Egypt be America’s ultimate prize?

  • The question is this. Why is a centrist US administration stuffed with liberals courting the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the country’s new president?...
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Assad should quit to preempt foreign armies marching in

  • BASHAR Assad has crossed too many red lines to be part of any transition to democracy. The once reformist eye doctor, who early in his presidency pledged to open up and modernize his country, has become a monstrous example of how power can corrupt and distort a seemingly ordinary individual&rsquo...
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Sinai attacks may stoke Egypt-Israel tensions

  • At sunset on Sunday, masked RPG-wielding gunmen traveling in two armored vehicles, thought to have been seized from a military checkpoint close to Rafah, attacked and killed 16 Egyptian guards close to the border between Gaza and Israel, wounding seven. Egyptian state television described the...
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