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Opinion| Lebanon pays the price of Iran’s sins!

This is certainly what prompted Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati to say: “What Hassan Nasrallah said against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not represent the position of the Lebanese government and the broader segment of the Lebanese people. It is not in Lebanon’s interest to offend any Arab country, especially the Gulf states. By God, have mercy on Lebanon and the Lebanese and stop the hateful political and sectarian incitement.”

Hatem Sadek

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Opinion| Palestinian dialogue reaches the point of no return

Their slogans are no longer effective after their bullets targeted those who provided them with assistance. They have lost all sympathy after being embroiled in the massacres and crises of their friends that are worse than Israel’s own transgressions at times. They no longer have any new ideas after they voluntarily gave up all their previous beliefs in order to gain the spoils. Therefore, no one cares about their differences or their reconciliation, even maintaining relations with them is no longer a justification for bearing their disastrous sins.

Hatem Sadek

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Opinion| Popular discontent and absence of American dream behind assassinations of US presidents

It was reported that Xiong believed that he was the only person who could free the United States from evil and that he should kill those in positions of power. Xiong also told authorities that if he is released from custody, he will continue his attempts to enter the White House and do whatever it takes to complete his plan. Furthermore, Xiong confirmed that he does not intend to return to California to see his family because he plans to die while fighting evil demons in the White House.

Marwa El- Shinawy

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Opinion| What after postponing the elections in Libya?

What happened in Libya this week is surprising. All parties to the political process decided to postpone the presidential elections, which were scheduled for the 24th of this month, to next January. This postponement was made without an official announcement, except for this proposal made by the Libyan Electoral Commission. This is strange for the …

Hatem Sadek

Sherine Shohdy

Opinion| Egypt: The source of climate-conscious solution-building

Africa is in a unique position in the climate debate. The region harbours some of the world’s most valuable and desired natural resources. Central Africa’s Congo Basin is home to the world’s second-largest tropical rainforest region and plays a pivotal role in climate change mitigation, soaking up 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.

Sherine Shohdy

Dr Hatem Sadiq

Opinion| Libyan elections crisis

In this context, Cairo and the Gulf states attach great attention to the issue of removing foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya and adhering to the road map, which President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has previously emphasized in all his meetings with international officials. Indeed, over the last ten years of the Libyan crisis, Egypt and the Gulf states played a pivotal role through international institutions to reach political solutions and stop the exchange of fire between the Libyan people.

Hatem Sadek

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Opinion| Beijing and Moscow unite to confront Washington

It is clear that the Russian-Chinese relations, under the influence of Western pressure on the two countries, are turning from a very non-binding “strategic partnership” to a new state of cooperation, which predicts the formation of an actual military alliance, although it has not yet obtained a legal formula.

Marwa El- Shinawy

Hatem Sadiq

Opinion| The human being and technology

The Global Forum developed important visions for a number of the most dangerous issues of concern to the labor market, whether in the Arab region or the world in general, such as how to prepare and qualify students and young researchers for future jobs, the needs of local and international labor markets in light of the repercussions of the Corona pandemic, and rapid changes in employment skills and demand on the labor market.

Hatem Sadek

Saqib Qureshi

Opinion| Private sector can drive economy in Egypt

Despite how often we are tempted to believe people around the world are radically different, and deeply culturally incompatible, we are more alike than we think. Indeed, we are becoming even more alike every day: As similar technologies, tools, and ideas spread around the world, common themes and patterns become ever more common.

Saqib Qureshi

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Opinion| Did the FBI assassinate Malcolm X?

The Manhattan District Attorney said that the defendants did not get the justice they deserved. The Attorney General announced in statements to the New York Times that the FBI and the US police had withheld evidence that was likely to lead to the two men’s acquittal.

Marwa El- Shinawy

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Opinion| Abiy Ahmed: Will a Nobel peace laureate be wanted in The Hague?

Not long ago, Abiy was a “shining hope” for Ethiopia and the African continent as a whole. After he had come to power in 2018, he embarked on a series of ambitious reforms, released political prisoners, allowed opposition leaders to return home from exile, and, most impressively, concluded a peace deal with Eritrea, a fierce enemy of Ethiopia.

Taha Sakr

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Opinion| UNIDO Egypt fosters manufacturing sector recovery in a changing economy

The UNIDO Regional Hub in Egypt was established in 1999 covering eight countries: Egypt, Algeria, Djibouti, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia and Yemen. UNIDO activities in the region address several aspects of ISID aiming at simultaneously promoting economic growth, social inclusion and environmental sustainability. Based on a strong partnership with the government and the private sector, the UNIDO technical cooperation portfolio includes 64 projects in the region with a total budget of $138m. These projects focus on job creation and local economic development; promotion of the agro-industry sector and upgrading of its value chains; creation of SME clusters and industrial parks; promotion of resource and energy efficiency and green jobs; in addition to projects supporting countries to fulfil their obligations under multilateral environmental agreements (the Montreal Protocol, the Stockholm Convention, and the Minamata Convention).

Bassel El-Khatib

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Opinion| Egypt’s strong role in the Middle East

During the last few years, Egypt succeeded in restoring its vital and pioneering role in the region and the world. The best evidence for this is the important visits that Cairo witnessed recently, as it seems clear that Egyptian diplomacy has become an important and effective element, and it cannot be ignored when addressing regional …

Hatem Sadek

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Opinion| Erdogan’s policies and the collapse of Turkish lira

In fact, the ruling party in Ankara stands against the independence of the central bank’s decisions, and always seeks to reduce the interest rates on loans. On the one hand, the ruling party believes that lowering the interest rate on loans will attract more investment. On the other hand, in contrast, the central bank keeps its interest high to ensure the permanence of its profits and the profits of the banking sector. This difference of views turned into a clear hostility between the two sides.

Marwa El- Shinawy

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Opinion| Egypt to enact a law to combat parental violence against children

In fact, the issue of violence directed against children is a complex and multidimensional matter, as violence against children means the use of all forms of physical, psychological, or verbal punishment on the part of the parents, one of them, or one of the individuals surrounding the child. This also includes psychological violence such as ridicule and insult and the lack of care for them in all aspects of health and economics, in addition to their exploitation in work that is not commensurate with their abilities, whether cognitive or physical.

Marwa El- Shinawy

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Opinion| Boris Johnson warns that Alexandria will disappear

Dam engineering specialists talk about two scenarios for the disappearance of Alexandria: erosion or drowning. The first is clear and well-known, while the second is still vague. There is also a third scenario for its survival, by filling large areas with sand on the beaches of the historic city.

Hatem Sadek

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Opinion| COP26: Time for action before we doom our children and unborn generations to extinction

That is right, extinction. And it is not going to be a quick one, like how dinosaurs got extinct. There has been mounting evidence that climate-driven crises are occurring at greater frequency and with greater intensity than ever before. Today, weather-related disasters occur nearly five times as often as 40 years ago. The number of people around the world requiring lifesaving humanitarian assistance reached an unprecedented 238 million in 2020.

Mohamed Khater Zaid

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Opinion| Is carbon pricing the best answer to the climate change crisis?

This agreement, also known as the Paris Agreement, is essentially a plan for the future to avert a climate catastrophe that threatens humanity. It acknowledges that if the Earth’s temperature rose by 1.5°C compared to the pre-industrial temperature, many of the changes that occurred to the planet would become permanent and irreversible. And this agreement, like any plan, must be adhered to for it to succeed, which is why this year’s conference was so important.

Marwa El- Shinawy

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Opinion| Where is Ethiopia heading?

Since the second half of 2020 Ahmed’s government continued to be under great pressure from the Tigray nationalists who were most enthusiastic about the secession of the region. The separatist tendency increased further in September 2020 after the Tigray People’s Liberation Front challenged the decision of the federal government to postpone local elections to choose a new government for the region that was scheduled to be held in August due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Hatem Sadek

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Tigray: the devastating toll of Ethiopia’s vicious year of war –podcast

Daniel Merino, The Conversation; Gemma Ware, The Conversation, and Godfred Boafo, The Conversation. A year since war broke out in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, conflict in the country is intensifying. In this episode of The Conversation Weekly podcast, we talk to two experts about the worsening humanitarian situation in Tigray and the international community’s …

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Opinion| Message of international peace from Egypt 3300 years ago

The Karnak Temple in Luxor overwhelms the visitors with its exceptional scale and historic value. I am one of those admirers of this world heritage. But for a diplomat coming from Japan, it was most striking to find its walls containing the inscriptions of the oldest peace treaty in the world, the treaty of Kadesh.

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Hatem Sadiq

Opinion | Egypt and the International Monetary Fund

A few days ago, the International Monetary Fund raised its estimates for the growth of the Egyptian economy during 2021, while lowering its estimates for the growth of the global economy. In the latest World Economic Outlook report issued at the fall meetings of the International Monetary Fund today, the Fund expected the growth of …

Hatem Sadek

Hatem Sadiq

Opinion | Ethiopia crises

The failure and collapse that Ethiopia is experiencing at all levels is the most prominent issue today. Certainly, it will also be the most important topic of the next phase, which coincides with the inauguration of Abi Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, for a fifth term. The repercussions of the failure were manifested in Ahmed’s …

Hatem Sadek