US calls for new sanctions against North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged new sanctions against North Korea at a UN gathering. He told More »

Erdogan: We want a ‘new start’ with the US

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Friday that he and his US counterpart Donald Trump would open a More »

Trump administration considering assisting Arab coalition in war against Houthis

US officials have revealed that elaborate discussions are taking place within the administration of President Donald Trump that will More »

GCC achievements despite challenges highlighted

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif expressed the pride of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries with the GCC’s outstanding More »

Erdogan says Turkey retaliating against ‘serious’ mortar fire on Syria border

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey’s southern border region with Syria had come under serious mortar fire over More »


Category Archives: Analysis

Why Egypt has a different take on Russian airstrikes in Syria

By : Shounaz Meky Egypt stands unwavering in its support of Russia’s military intervention in Syria, a stance that reflects the strength of relations between the two

Russia, US To Cooperate On Islamic State

Sergey Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that Russia and the United States have agreed to enhance their discussions on cooperation against the Islamic State. Through foreign

Abbas out of options, out of synch with angry Palestinians

Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to drop a “bombshell” in a speech to the United Nations this week – prompting speculation that he will sever ties

China Energy Profile: Fastest-Growing Economy And Largest Energy Consumer In World

Map of China

China is the world’s most populous country with a fast-growing economy that has led it to be the largest energy consumer and producer in the world. Rapidly

Insulting Egypt’s revolutions: Criminalization vs. free speech

By : Sonia Farid “The Jan. 25 revolution is a reality that no one can ever question,” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told journalists, adding that a

What is Egypt’s Islamist uprising about?

By : Sonia Farid Nov. 28 is the date set for the start of an Islamist uprising termed “the battle for Egyptian identity.” The call was first

What’s the future for non-Jews in the ‘Jewish state’?

By : Paul Crompton Israel’s cabinet on Sunday voted in favor of a proposal to enshrine in law Israel’s status as the homeland of the Jewish people,

How ‘treacherous’ is criticizing Egypt’s president?

By Sonia Farid Egyptian actor Khaled Abul Naga might be facing high treason charges for criticizing the policies of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. According to the lawsuit,

Could army raids in Lebanon strum up support for ISIS?

By Martin Armstrong In the streets of Bab al-Tabbaneh the edifices of buildings, former homes, crumble like wet cardboard, decaying onto the sidewalk offset by a brooding,

Getting resourceful about resource scarcity

By Kristel van der Elst and Nicholas Davis You have been exposed to numerous scientific reports, convincing op-eds, detailed industry briefings, alarming investors’ notes, and speeches by

How serious is Spain about recognizing Palestine?

By Salma El Shahed The Spanish parliament voted Tuesday in favor of a resolution urging Madrid to recognize Palestine, becoming the third legislative house in the European

Iran nuclear talks haunted by ISIS, history

Bill Clinton tried. So did George W. Bush. Neither succeeded. As President Barack Obama’s own second term winds down, he is getting closer than either of his

Fate of Egyptian NGOs hangs in the balance

By Sonia Farid Nov. 10 marked the expiry of the ultimatum given to Egyptian NGOs to “adjust their legal status” by registering under law 84, which dates

Analysts: Tunisian Islamists maneuver for presidency

Analysed By: Asma Ajroudi Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda party has said it will not back any candidate in the upcoming presidential election, in a move that could open

Iraqi militias grow brutal in anti-ISIS fight

The vengeance that Iraq’s Shiite militias mete out as they fight the Islamic State group can be just as savage as that of their sworn sectarian enemies.

Emerging nuclear powers: a safe path to energy security?

Analysed By: Fatih Birol and Armen Sarkissian World Economic Forum – Future Global Agenda series Demand for electricity in the emerging economies is growing very strongly –

How the Gaza attacks can blow Palestine recognition efforts

Analysed By: Rajia Aboulkheir and Mustapha Ajbaili The overnight bombing that targeted the homes of Fatah leaders in the Gaza Strip and which the movement blamed on

Egypt’s Sinai evacuations: A case of displacement for security?

Analysed By: Sonia Farid Creating a buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip has been the Egyptian government’s priority since the Oct. 24 attack that

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