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Sisi’s ideal first decision: Release the detained youth

By Emad Al-Din Hussein   Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi was sworn in Sunday and has officially become the country’s president. All eyes have turned to him to pull Egypt out of its unprecedented crisis. Experts and observers have all been talking about what the first decision taken by the new president will be.  Most …

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Review: Op-Eds debate Mubarak’s court session

After ousted President Mubarak appeared smiling and waving behind the bars, more than one writer has explored the court rulings and the possibility of a counter-revolution. Several commentators believe that those supportive of the 25 January revolution were busy with minor cases and were not concerned with the death of protesters. Mubarak has ended and …

Ethar Shalaby

Review: Columnists analyse Mubarak’s smile behind the bars

In the occasion of ousted President Mubarak’s retrial, op-ed pages dissect how he appeared waving to the people in the courthouse as if no revolution has occurred. How will the country be administrated in the coming six months? Hassan Nafaa Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper After President Mohamed Morsi’s statements about the probability of holding parliamentary elections …

Ethar Shalaby

Review: April 6 celebration and Iranian tourists

Commentators in major Egyptian newspapers have discussed the celebration of the sixth anniversary of the April 6 Youth Movement and the potential for establishing its own political party. Meanwhile, some writers continued to condemn the negative reaction of the Salafis in Egypt after the recent visits of Iranian tourists to Luxor.   Mohamed Salmawi The …

Ethar Shalaby

Review: Bassem Youssef’s interrogation and Al-Azhar University incident occupy writer’s attentions

Columnists in major Egyptian newspapers discuss the recent summoning for questioning of satrist Bassef Youssef and the fierce attack of Islamists on prominent artists and comedians. Also occupying the column inches was the food poisoning debacle at Al-Azhar University, which ended with the dismissal of the university’s president. Writers argue that the poisoning of more …

Ethar Shalaby

Review: Columnists amplify criticism of Morsy’s Assiut speech

President Mohamed Morsy’s Assiut speech continues to occupy opinion writers in Egypt. Several writers analyse his intention to ask for more money for his Nahda (renaissance) project. Commentators scrutinise Morsy’s meetings with ex-rivals to discuss corruption and social justice.   The president’s job is to implement, not threaten Emad Al-Din Hussein Al-Shorouk Hussein discussed President …

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Review: More analysis about Sinai in Egypt’s opinion pages

After Egypt was struck by grief, mourning the 16 killed Egyptian soldiers in Rafah, columnists in almost all Egyptian newspapers have offered more analysis of the probable perpetuators of the attack raising questions on parties that helped this incident to succeed. Who killed the Egyptian soldiers in Sinai? Tamer Wagih Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper In his …

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