Rana Khazbak

Rana is a graudate of American University in Cairo, where she studied political science and mass communications and media arts.

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After much speculation and anticipation, President Mohamed Morsy announced his 21-member presidential team Monday, revealing a staff dominated by Islamists and Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers, excluding opponents and figures critical of the Islamist...
President Mohamed Morsy’s meeting with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Monday is the top story in Thursday’s local newspapers. Private and state-owned newspapers report the same story differently, as...
While facing scattered criticism for their performance in power, President Mohamed Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood from which he hails have yet to face large-scale demonstrations, such as those planned for 24 August. Calls for mass rallies appeared...
“Breaking: Mohamed Morsy is the president of the Egyptian Republic,” said activists on social media websites jokingly as an expression of Morsy’s assertion of power after catching the country off guard by sending the head of the...
Despite secular groups’ frenzy about state institutions being headed and dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, the Cabinet formation came against all expectations. Only five out of the 36 ministers appointed by President Mohamed Morsy and...
Despite the appointment of a new government on Thursday, Egypt is far from showing signs of stability. Newspaper pages on Sunday epitomize the social and political struggle in which Egyptians are living, bearing news of armed street fights, strikes...
In an attempt to break with the past and to overturn toppled President Hosni Mubarak’s legacy of autocratic rule, Egypt’s first freely elected president, Mohamed Morsy, committed himself to appointing a presidential team of experts to...
During the past two weeks, Egyptians have been raging over repeated power cuts and water shortages that last for hours, and sometimes days. People across the governorates have taken to radical methods of protesting by setting fire to tires and...
Anticipation and speculation over Cabinet nominations fill Egypt’s local newspapers as the announcement of the new ministers, scheduled for Thursday, approaches. Each newspaper fishes for a piece of information to unveil the discussions and...
Since President Mohamed Morsy was announced president on 24 June, Egyptians have been on the edge of their seats, waiting to find out who would head the new cabinet. Most expected to be pleased, angered or apathetic. But when Morsy chose Water...