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Review: Fallen statues and fighters

Commentaries discuss the recent attacks on statues of famous Egyptians, including writer Taha Hussein and singer Um Kolthoum, and the reported death of an Egyptian citizen killed while fighting the Al-Assad regime in Syria. The ignorance of beards and Jilbabs Mohamed Salmawi Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper Salmawi condemns the recent attacks on the two statues of …

Daily News Egypt

Review: Commentaries ask if opposition is ready for elections

Writers in Egyptian newspapers have explored a variety of topics recently. Some writers questioned the opposition’s readiness to compete against the Muslim Brotherhood in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Others chide the independent and opposition media for failing to provide a fair coverage of the 12th session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which is …

Daily News Egypt

Can Egypt have a foreign policy?

By Hussein Ibish In the context of ongoing political unrest, is it possible for Egypt to have a functional foreign policy? Probably not. And as long as this is the case, that has profound implications for others in the region, particularly the Palestinians and Syria. Egypt does have a functional national security policy, largely because …

Daily News Egypt

New finance minister to review sukuk law

The sovereign sukuk law is intended to organise the financing of the government, state budget, national projects and public institutions. It was released by the government but opposed by Al-Azhar and Islamic parties.

Mohamed Salah

The growing influence of the Muslim Brotherhood

Last week cannot be called anything other than a big mess. Ever since the Brotherhood took office, we have been reaping one misfortune after the other. From political exclusion to cracking down on freedom of speech, regular power cuts to tragic train accidents, blatant lies about achievements to outright hate speech and from false electoral …

Fady Salah