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Op-ed review: Sinai and the Armed Forces

One columnist claims that the whole of Sinai is the problem, and discusses how media and political forces failed, and the other discusses the Armed Forces’ role in the current crisis. Fahmy Howeidy It is Sinai that is abducted Al-Shorouk Newspaper Columnist Fahmy Howeidy, who is known for siding with the ruling party, addresses the …

Thoraia Abou Bakr

Dr. H.A. Hellyer

The responsibility of opposition

For months, from these pages and elsewhere, I have written a rather large number of articles criticising the conduct and performance of Egypt’s post-uprising political forces. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), which resumed power after Hosni Mubarak, gave a good deal of material for me to work with. I knew at the …

Dr H.A. Hellyer

How the prosecution has helped Bassem Youssef

By Nick Gjorvad It is rare to hear someone say that a court summons could be viewed in a positive light.  However, Bassem Youssef’s recent interrogation by Egypt’s Prosecutor General’s Office may bring with it some benefits for his cause.  Youssef’s satirical television show has criticised several political figures for quite some time, especially Islamists …

Daily News Egypt

Review: Op-eds warn from expected violence

Several writers have warned of more expanding violence in the coming period. Some commentaries advised President Mohamed Morsi to announce an initiative to combat violence and stop listening to the instructions of the Muslim Brotherhood.   Security and law Amr Rabei Hashem Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper The recent incidents of violence that erupted in Egypt over …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt’s Economic Crisis Growing

By Sherif Elhelwa Egypt’s political and civil unrest is combining with economic decline to threaten the country’s future. President Mohamed Morsi’s decision to remove government subsidies from some forms of energy and to establish ration cards for gasoline has sparked popular anger. Dozens of Egyptians were injured when thousands of supporters and opponents of Morsi’s …

Daily News Egypt

The future of the Muslim Brotherhood

Almost nine months have passed since Mohamed Morsi was declared President. Nine months went by with the Muslim Brotherhood on top of state institutions, state authorities and in charge of political policies. Last summer when Morsi went to Tahrir Square for the first time, I was debating with a friend whether this experiment would be …

Ziad A. Akl

Review: Columnists express anger over recent clashes

The recent violence taking place in front of the Muslim Brotherhood’s headquarters in Mokattam over the past two days has pushed several writers to voice their frustration at the ongoing clashes. Other commentaried explored the recent visit of United States President Barack Obama to the Middle East, who did not visit Egypt while in the …

Daily News Egypt

Review: Commentaries explore new revolutionary bloc and IMF loan

Writers in different newspapers have praised the newly established national revolutionary bloc and its objectives to protect the 25 January Revolution demands. On another level some commentators called upon Egyptians to decide their own destiny, rather than waiting for a devoted leader to come save the country.   The national revolutionary movement bloc Mohamed Salmawi …

Daily News Egypt

Review: Egyptian commentators debate how to end the political crisis

As protests continue to shake the streets of a number of Egyptian cities, writers are proposing suggestions to end the current political plight by calling for the delay of the upcoming parliamentary elections and forming a new government that is allowed time until 2016 to perform its duties.   A suggestion to exit the crisis …

Daily News Egypt