3 Egyptian Doctors Suspended for Using ‘Kofta Aids’ Device

3 Egyptian Doctors Suspended for Using ‘Kofta Aids’ Device

  Three Egyptian doctors have been banned from practicing medicine for three years by the Primary Disciplinary Board of the Egyptian Doctor’s Syndicate.   The decision made by the board comes from evidence that shows that these doctors have been using the, now infamous, “Kofta Gate” device (commonly known as Kofta Aids), invented by Egyptian […]

Saudi Arabia Receives a Diplomatic Apology from the UK

Saudi Arabia Receives a Diplomatic Apology from the UK

Britain just sent an official apology to express their regret to Saudi Arabia. Why, you say? That weird incident that took place last Thursday. Major General Ahmed Al-Asseri, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen, was in a visit to London with Deputy Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman. While entering an office in […]

Egypt to Take Part in Joint Military Drills with the UAE and Bahrain

Egypt to Take Part in Joint Military Drills with the UAE and Bahrain

by Mohamed Rashed

  The Egyptian Armed Forces has just announced on Saturday that it will take part of two military drills –Hamad 2 and Zayed 2– with Bahrain, as well as the UAE.   The sole purpose of this alliance is to unify the concepts of combat and transfer and exchange expertise between the three countries. Tamer El-Refai, […]

Abou Trika Listed on Egypt’s Terror List and Fans React

Abou Trika Listed on Egypt’s Terror List and Fans React

  Just when Egyptians thought last night’s football match is the only disappointment they will be subjected to, the country had a new surprise for them. Mohamed Abou Trika, former international football player, was just added to Egypt’s terror list due to his alleged links to the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization.   Egypt’s favorite football player has publicly supported former president […]

Private University Students Are Taking Tarbeya 3askareya This Summer, and This Is What’s Happening to Them

Private University Students Are Taking Tarbeya 3askareya This Summer, and This Is What’s Happening to Them

  Tarbeya 3askareya is now being applied on private universities in Egypt. What’s that? It translates to military education which is exactly what it is. It shall be applied to all male holders of Egyptian passports, even ones exempted from the compulsory military service, are currently enrolled in the Tarbeya 3askareya educational program. We talked […]

ISIS in Egypt: An Ally Is Worth a Thousand Airstrikes

ISIS in Egypt: An Ally Is Worth a Thousand Airstrikes

By Ziyad El Baz

Sinai is a battle of localities, not military might. This should have been painfully clear the moment Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. After all, the most dangerous aspect of an insurgency isn’t its violence or sophistication, but its ability to humble militaries. The Egyptian army’s strategy of aerial bombardment, mass evacuations […]

My Biggest Fears About Graduating

My Biggest Fears About Graduating

As someone who’s in their last year of college, I’m surrounded by either fellow seniors or fresh graduates. Ask one of us about the way we feel approaching graduation and you’ll hear exciting cheers and exclamations of how we can’t wait to leave this hellhole that is university. However, when our excitement calms down, the […]

UAE Announces Mandatory Military Service for Males

UAE Announces Mandatory Military Service for Males

The UAE has announced compulsory military service for all UAE male nationals aged 18 years and older or who are high school graduates. The term will be nine months for high school grads and two years for non-graduates, while military service will remain voluntary for females. The announcement was made earlier today on Twitter by […]

Public Opinion on Gender, Politics and Religion in the Middle East

Public Opinion on Gender, Politics and Religion in the Middle East

The results of a regional survey was published recently detailing public opinion on a number of topics, from gender roles and religious tolerance to democracy and military rule, across seven Middle Eastern countries. The survey, conducted by the University of Michigan’s Institute of Social Research, took place roughly over three years and focused primarily on […]

Photo Of The Day: 6 October War

Photo Of The Day: 6 October War

  Today, Oct. 6, marks 40 years since the beginning of the 1973 October War, also known as the Ramadan War and Yom Kippur War, when Egypt defeated Israel, retaking the Suez Canal and Sinai Peninsula. This day is also celebrated as Armed Forces Day in Egypt, a national holiday honoring the country’s military and […]