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Post-Saleh guerrilla conflicts leave scores of civilians dead 

In the past 10 days, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, said in a statement that all sides in the country’s conflict are indiscriminately killing civilians. He said airstrikes by the Saudi-led Arab coalition alone killed 68 noncombatants in one day. The UN last week described the civil conflict in Yemen as …

Daily News Egypt

An inadequate order of alliances

Next January, seven years will have passed since the old order in the Middle East crumbled. Egypt had been at the forefront of this political order with a pattern of alliances that had shielded it, for better or worse, from threats to its political stability and national security interests. This order had been aligned with …

Hussein Haridi

Ali Abdallah Saleh: The death of Yemen’s strong man

Yemen’s former president and rebel leader Ali Abdullah Saleh was assassinated in the area of Khawlan in the capital Sanaa as he was fleeing Houthi rebels. His envoy was ambushed with an RPG rocket and he was then reportedly assassinated by gunfire. Some of his aides were killed, while others were injured. The strongman of …

Daily News Egypt

Rohingya plight feeds Muslim assertiveness

The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call emulating the emotional appeal of the Palestinians in the second half of the 20th century. Like the cause of the Palestinians, the Rohingya, albeit with a twist, have also become a battlefield for the Muslim world’s multiple rivalries and power …

James Dorsey

Al-Sisi receives letter from Al-Sabah regarding Qatar crisis

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received on Monday a letter from the Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, handed by the Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah. The letter was regarding the Kuwaiti efforts in resolving the Qatari rift, and efforts in supporting unity and cooperation between …

Mohammed El-Said

The Qatar crisis two months on: a timeline

Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain, in addition to Egypt are in a dispute with Qatar, accusing it of supporting, funding, and inciting terrorism in Arab countries. Qatar has defended its position and, in turn, criticised the boycotting states’ “unfounded claims”. To date, the boycotting states continue to escalate …

Mohammed El-Said