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Countering political violence: Tackle the root causes

By James M. Dorsey European officials, describing recruitment efforts by the Islamic State in Bosnia Herzegovina, mired in a toxic mix of economic malaise and ethnic tension, reportedly fear they may regret having failed to tackle the country’s structural problems in the two decades since the end of the Yugoslav wars. The regret could apply …

Daily News Egypt

Notes from America: The flag

By Ahmed Tharwat The American flag consists of 13 horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with six white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies and the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. It has three colours; red symbolises hardiness and valour, white symbolises purity and innocence, and blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice. As …

Daily News Egypt

Public health challenges in the Middle East

By Dr Cesar Chelala Despite modest growth and poverty reduction, some important gains in the health status of the population have been achieved in the Middle East, thanks to improvements in technology, health service delivery and public health programmes. However, the whole region still faces important public health challenges. For example, although the region has decreasing …

Daily News Egypt

A vote for Prince Ali is a likely vote for change – and for challenge

By James M. Dorsey FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein’s announcement that he will challenge the world football body’s four-time president Sepp Blatter in elections later this year has definitively turned the poll into a battle for the group’s future. A vote for the prince is at least a vote against the FIFA president …

Daily News Egypt

Demands from houses of worship

Special Year End 2014 Feature:  Daily News Egypt visited mosques and churches to learn of the demands of Coptic Christians, Salafis, and other sects that fall outside the state-endorsed Azharite vision of Islam. The demands range from basic ones such as health and education that were once provided by religious institutions that have been shut …

Adham Youssef

Dr. H.A. Hellyer

My Friend, Bassem Sabry: One of the good people

“Why is it that all the good people die in this country?” (Bassem Sabry, 24 March 2013)   I saw a couple of friends recently – both of them had been reasons I loved the “City Victorious”, but who had lately moved away from Cairo. We hadn’t met up together in a very long time, …

Dr H.A. Hellyer

Pioneers Holding to buy 60% of Roaya Group: CEO

Reuters – Pioneers Holding plans to acquire a 60% stake in real estate investment firm Roaya Group by the end of the first quarter of this year, Waleed Zaki, the firm’s chief executive told Reuters in an interview. The deal is expected to cost around EGP 1bn ($144m), he said. Pioneers specialises in brokerage services, …

Daily News Egypt

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