Thoraia Abou Bakr

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Op-Ed review: Morsi’s speech and the meaning of rebellion

One columnist reviews Morsi speech, while the other explains why a rebellion is different from a revolution. Suleiman Shafiq It is time for the Muslim Brotherhood to leave Al-Watan Newspaper Columnist Suleiman Shafiq begins his article with an experience he had on the night of President Mohamed Morsi’s latest speech. “Morsi ended his speech. I …

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Op-ed review: US-Egyptian relations

Columnist Ziad Bahaa El-Din explores the reasons behind the current tension between Egypt and the United States, the uproar of US public opinion and Egypt’s path to democracy. Ziad Bahaa El-Din The United States and the democratic path in Egypt Al-Shorouk Newspaper Columnist Ziad Bahaa El-Din begins his article with the trial of foreign NGO …

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Op-ed Review: Egypt’s general budget

Economist Mahmoud Al-Khafif addresses the 2013-2014 budget and the current economic policies of the government. Balancing between the rich and the poor Mahmoud Al-Khafif Al-Shorouk Newspaper Egypt’s national budget is an indicator of governmental policies, economist Mahmoud Al-Khafif believes. For example, Al-Khafif writes, if the government chooses to pursue loans to remedy the budget for …

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Running with women

Being a feminist almost always involves criticism of male thinking or male domination and this makes sense. In many ways, we are still a male-dominated society; we are not free nor are we truly equal, not yet. Even in first-world countries, women are still paid less than men and professions objectifying women, such as prostitution …

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Op-Ed review: Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam

Since last week, the issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has been on the minds of many journalists and columnists. Two writers ponder what should be done to solve the potential crisis between Ethiopia and Egypt. We were surprised and did not understand Fahmy Howeidy Al-Shorouk Newspaper Columnist Fahmy Howeidy, who frequently expresses his …

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