Opinion

January is always a most peculiar month. It marks new beginnings. Still, despite our farewells to December, once the celebrations give way to silence, we never quite seem to completely start anew.

The world’s middle-income countries and middle classes are being caught in a “middle trap” as a result of the present global changes

In 2015, the world’s leaders attempted to address the major problems facing mankind by establishing the Sustainable Development Goals – a compilation of 169 targets to be hit by 2030.

The advice given by the ancient Egyptian writer Ptah Hotep in the third millennium BCE can still resonate in culture and politics today.

There is no doubt that the Egyptian economy is going through some challenging times.

What do the Arab countries have to gain in talking to Israel’s new extreme right wing government?

Abdel Latif El-Minawi's article in Al-Masry Al-Youm inspired me to write this article about the tragic story of Shanouda.

On 17 December 2022, The IMF Executive Board has finally approved the US$ 3 billion Extended Fund Facility (EFF) to Egypt over a period of 46 months and where the amount of US$ 347,000 million will be released immediately.

Christmas time 1914, five months into the First World War, a remarkable event occurred.

The US-Africa Leaders’ Summit, which meets in Washington from 13-15 December, will be a major test for the US's commitment to the African continent on a range of issues, from human rights to food security and climate action.

Football, the magical universal game in our contemporary world, represents an expression of the essence of competition among national teams, nations and countries, which are in the post-colonial stage of building the nation-state.

A careful reading of the recent report from the European Parliament on human rights in Egypt reveals its many inaccuracies, lies and lack of impartiality.

The slogan "Abu Dhabi Peace Forum", which was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, was very successful.

After 30 years of diplomatic relations, Georgia – with its natural beauty and historic cities – offers plenty of opportunities for economic cooperation with Egypt.

The 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) at Sharm El-Sheikh drew to a close on Friday.

Mahmoud Mohieldin calls upon international development funding institutions to finance climate action projects through long-term facilitated loans extended to all low and middle income countries without exception

I was told many years ago about a common refrain in newsrooms: “If it bleeds, it leads”. In other words, the bloodier an event, the more prominent its place in the newspaper or bulletin.

As research from across the globe shows increasing threats to staple food yields from climate change, investment for climate adaptation must be guided by on-the-ground research from the real-world.

Trillions of dollars are going into sustainability innovation. Without help from digital technologies, they could be going to waste.

The world is worse off today than it was seven years ago when pledges and commitments to climate action and development were made. What COP27 can do to change course.