New Egyptian proposal for Fatah-Hamas reconciliation that could send Palestinians to polls awaits Abbas approval

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Ahmad Shehada and Thaier Oun Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/28/feature/politics/new-egyptian-proposal-for-fatah-hamas-reconciliation-that-could-send-palestinians-to-polls-awaits-abbas-approv Egyptian mediation brought tensions between Hamas and Israel down to a suspicious simmer after Gaza was nearly plunged into war at the beginning of November...

Learn More

Cairo, Khartoum discuss end to proxy fighting in Libya in bilateral meeting

Source: Madamasr Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/25/feature/politics/cairo-khartoum-discuss-end-to-proxy-fighting-in-libya-in-bilateral-meeting/ Egypt’s defense minister concluded a meeting on security cooperation with his Sudanese counterpart in Khartoum on Sunday, with sources close to the talks saying that Libya was slated to be the primary focus of the...

Learn More

2 years after the loan agreement: What the IMF failed to anticipate

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Beesan Kassab Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/22/feature/economy/2-years-after-the-loan-agreement-what-the-imf-failed-to-anticipate/   On November 11, 2016, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Egyptian government finalized a US$12 billion loan agreement tied to an economic reform plan that included a series of austerity measures and the...

Learn More

Looking for the root causes of the potato crisis

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Hadeer El-Mahdawy and Nada Arafat Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/22/feature/economy/looking-for-the-root-causes-of-the-potato-crisis/ Approach a vegetable vendor in Cairo in recent months looking for potatoes, and you’ll likely be in for a surprise. For one kilogram of potatoes, a staple food item for many Egyptians, you might pay as much as LE14...

Learn More

US midterm elections: Bad news for Sisi?

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Sharif Abdel Kouddous Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/15/feature/politics/us-midterm-elections-bad-news-for-sisi/ The Democratic Party chalked up victories across the United States in the midterm elections on November 6, gaining control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. The Democrats needed to gain 23 seats to seize...

Learn More

Egypt exerts heavy pressure on Hamas leaders to halt attacks, refuses to make demands of Israel

Source: Madamasr Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/13/feature/politics/egypt-exerts-heavy-pressure-on-hamas-leaders-to-halt-attacks-refuses-to-make-demands-of-israel/   Egypt exerted heavy pressure on Hamas over the last two days to declare a ceasefire with Israel though it refrained from making similar demands of the Israeli side, according to a high-level...

Learn More

Minya attack: Did Ashmawy coordinate Al-Qaeda and Islamic State activities in Egypt?

Source: Madamasr Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/06/feature/politics/minya-attack-did-ashmawy-coordinate-al-qaeda-and-islamic-state-activities-in-egypt/ While the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Friday attack on a bus caravan making its way to the St. Samuel Coptic Orthodox Monastery, information has been slow to trickle in about the details behind...

Learn More

Gaza truce negotiations resume in latest round of Cairo-mediated talks

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Ahmad Shehada Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/10/04/feature/politics/gaza-truce-negotiations-resume-in-latest-round-of-cairo-mediated-talks/ After a breakdown in mediation efforts last month, a four-day meeting between a Hamas delegation and Egypt’s General Intelligence Service (GIS) officials in Cairo concluded on Wednesday with a proposal to salvage a...

Learn More

Egyptian delegation to oversee Gaza-Israel de-escalation, monitor March of Return protest camps

Source: Madamasr Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/02/feature/politics/egyptian-delegation-to-oversee-gaza-israel-de-escalation-monitor-march-of-return-protest-camps/   An Egyptian delegation is set to head the weekly Great March of Return protests in Gaza on Friday in order to monitor the implementation of the new Egypt-brokered agreement to de-escalate...

Learn More

Critics blast amendments to Journalists Syndicate law drafted behind closed doors

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Rana Mamdouh Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/01/feature/politics/critics-blast-draft-amendments-to-journalists-syndicate-law/ Proposed amendments to the law governing Egypt’s Journalists Syndicate have come under fire for bypassing normal procedural channels and being rushed through without input from syndicate members. Critics claim the amendments...

Learn More

Who’s buying Israeli gas? A company owned by the General Intelligence Service

Source: Madamasr Author(s):  Hossam Bahgat Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/10/23/feature/politics/whos-buying-israeli-gas-a-company-owned-by-the-general-intelligence-service/ When news broke in February that an Egyptian firm named Dolphinus Holdingshad signed a US$15 billion deal to purchase Israeli natural gas for supply to Egypt, the Egyptian government refused to comment...

Learn More

World Economic Outlook projects Egypt’s inflation rate to rise slightly higher than expected

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/10/09/news/economy/world-economic-outlook-projects-egypt-inflation-rates-to-rise-slightly-higher-than-expected/ Projections for the rate of inflation in Egypt in the current and coming year increased slightly in the World Economic Outlook (WEO) report, which was released on Tuesday by the International Monetary Fund and...

Learn More
Skip to toolbar