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Controversy around Tiran and Sanafir has revealed our flaws

One could index the Facebook reactions surrounding Egypt’s effective sale of Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabi as follows: Islamists are posting videos of Abdel-Nasser, revoutionaries are posting videos of Mubarak, and Sisi supporters are posting videos of El-Baradei, and everybody is cursing everybody else. This is when you figure out that the revolutionaries …


Regeni, Tiran and the idiotic regime

I have no idea how President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi will justify his government’s unacceptable management of the country’s crises during his expected speech on Wednesday. I hope the regime is not betting on the public’s short memory span; our memory may seem to easily float from an issue to another, but this occurs only in …

Emad El-Sayed

Timeline of talks on Sanafir and Tiran islands

The Egyptian cabinet’s announcement on Saturday that the islands of Sanafir and Tiran have officially been included in the Saudi maritime borders sparked great controversy, prompting a reconsideration of the history of negations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia on the sovereignty of these islands. The Egyptian cabinet’s decision came after nearly six years of bilateral …

Taha Sakr

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