Voices from the Arab press: A shameful Egyptian deal
A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.
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February 28, 2018 17:48
ANTI-GOVERNMENT protesters perform the Friday weekly prayers during a rally to demand the ouster of Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh in the southern city of Taiz in 2011.
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A SHAMEFUL EGYPTIAN DEAL
Al-Masry al-Youm, Egypt, February 21 Two weeks ago, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi stood proudly at the inauguration ceremony of Egypt’s offshore Zohr gas field and declared that Cairo is now entering the “age of energy self-sufficiency.” The people of Egypt celebrated this announcement together with the president, thrilled at the prospect of their country overcoming its financial hardships and political turmoil.