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Why these snakes have no place in our classrooms

  • When the Saudi Education Minister, Ahmad Al-Issa, said his country would “renew the educational curricula to eliminate any trace of the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood,” it was a recognition of the group’s influence and penetration, not only in Saudi society but in the Gulf as a whole. These...
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Why Egyptians did not turn their anger into action

  • Newton’s third law of motion states: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. It seems like this law applies only to traditional physics and does not include the motion of history and societies, especially in Egypt. Newton’s law has not yet applied to the interactive mechanis...
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Why attacks on Al-Azhar and its grand imam are misguided

  • In the blink of an eye, a scientific and intellectual discussion between the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb and President of Cairo University Mohammed Othman Elkhosht at the “Renewing the Religious Discourse” conference turned into some sort of street fight in Egyptian society. Se...
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What happens when Qatar stops funding terror

  • There has been a marked decline in the activities of terrorist organizations on several fronts in recent months. Legitimate forces have begun to advance in some countries experiencing conflicts, terrorist operations and civil war, such as Yemen, Iraq, Libya and Bahrain. Hard-line Islamist...
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Unifying Egypt’s education system

  • The issue of the duality of civic and religious education has been one of the most important in Arab societies for decades. In the early 20th century, religious education in Egypt was unrivaled. At that time, people were only reading and writing the Qur’an and Islamic jurisprudence, so much so ...
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UN role may be last chance to amicably resolve GERD crisis

  • The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) crisis has begun to take a different direction, especially as a result of this week’s visit to Sudan by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and his meeting with Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, president of the Sudanese transitional Sovereignty Cou...
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UAE may play key role in resolution of Renaissance Dam crisis

  • The UAE seems to have become the new destination for indirect negotiations between the conflicting parties in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam crisis. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi last month visited the UAE and met with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, a...
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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. It was obvious that the Brotherhood understood the importance of the media and communication, and how to use them to peddle falsehoods, promote their...
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The key to Sudan’s stability and unity

  • The military in Sudan is one of the most important elements in the political equation — not only because it now runs the country after the recent revolution, but also because it occupies a large portion of Sudan’s collective memory, whether negatively or positively. The Sudanese Army has ...
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The absent Egyptian role in Sudan

  • Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly. (Reuters) Egypt and Sudan have been one country since ancient times; both peoples are bonded by brotherhood, love and cordiality. But, on the political level, we often find what disturbs this good relationship. These disturbances increa...
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