Mada Masr correctly predicts results of Senate elections; calls for anti-regime demonstrations mount; as economy shrivels, Sisi goes on a fundraising drive.
A deal that would see Iraqi oil sent via pipeline to Jordan and Egypt has lots of upsides and one very big downside.
In the run up to the election, President Trump and Jared Kushner anticipated a big win with the normalization of relations between the UAE and Israel but they have overhyped and overplayed their hand.
Sentences in Egypt and investigations in Kuwait have cast a long shadow over social influencers in MENA.
The day-to-day business in most Arab embassies and consulates is PR , diplomacy and serving regime members but they are also busy with surveillance and, at times, engage in other far more sinister activities.
Nine years removed from Tahrir Square, Egypt is caught in the hard grip of a deeply repressive regime; that’s half the story, the other half is of an economy that shows good progress even in the headwinds created by Covid-19.
The decision by a Bahrain court to uphold two death sentences highlights how authoritarian regimes exact revenge and silence opponents.
Reports of new human rights abuses by the Sisi regime occur almost daily. June was another bad month.
Summary: when set against today’s reality a snapshot of MENA in July 2000 proves a grim comparison. So are there any grounds for hope and optimism?
Arab Digest · The Arab Spring is not a failure