How Al-Azhar’s grand imam survived the constitutional amendments

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Asmahan Soliman Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/04/11/feature/politics/how-the-grand-imam-of-al-azhar-survived-the-constitutional-amendments/ As part of the raft of controversial amendments to Egypt’s Constitution slated to be put to a public referendum later this month, a proposed article would have featured a less independent Al-Azhar — Egypt’s highest...

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Sources: Cairo offers diplomatic support to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in the wake of continued protests

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Asmahan Soliman Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/02/06/feature/politics/sources-cairo-offers-diplomatic-support-to-sudanese-president-omar-al-bashir-in-the-wake-of-continued-protests/ In the wake of continued protests across its southern border, Egypt has opted to prioritize Sudan’s stability, and, “in the Egyptian lexicon, stability means...

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Syria cooperation highlights progress in Egypt-Russia relations as hurdles remain

Source: MadaMasr Author(s): Asmahan Soliman Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2018/05/01/feature/politics/syria-cooperation-highlights-progress-in-egypt-russia-relations-as-hurdles-remain/ Phone calls between high-ranking Egyptian and Russian officials have brought the two countries into accord on the Syrian crisis, according to an Egyptian government source, in what is one of several...

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Egypt and Sudan: Diplomatic pacification, unresolved affairs

Source: MadaMasr Author (s): Asmahan Soliman and Hossam Bahgat Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2018/03/08/feature/politics/egypt-and-sudan-diplomatic-pacification-unresolved-affairs/ Summary: This paper examines recent developments in the relations between Egypt and Sudan. Asmahan Soliman and Hossam Bahgat note that a multiplicity of factors affect bilateral relations between both...

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Companions to the Israeli gas deal: Noble and Delek in talks to acquire East Mediterranean Gas pipeline

Source: MadaMasr Author(s): Asmahan Soliman Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2018/02/28/feature/politics/companions-to-the-israeli-gas-deal-noble-and-delek-in-talks-to-acquire-east-mediterranean-gas-pipeline/ Sources close to the gas deal signed between Dolphinus Holdings, which is partly owned by Egyptian businessman Alaa Arafa, and Delek and Noble Energy, the lead partners managing...

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