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Mostafa Abdelsalam

Mostafa Abdelsalam is a contributor with The New Khalij.

 

Items by Mostafa Abdelsalam

  • On the Egyptian uprising against the electricity cuts

    With the Egyptian government announcing the start of implementing a load-reducing plan again, which requires cutting off electricity to homes for two hours a day, a social media campaign was launched strongly attacking the decision and carrying the hashtag #No_to_electricity_cuts. Among the other hashtags used by activists that are related...

  • Egypt wants us to believe that the economic crisis is due to the war in Ukraine, but it isn’t 

    The Egyptian media and senior government officials hold the Russia-Ukraine war responsible for the major economic crisis that Egypt has faced since February last year, and even before. According to them, the war cancelled out the “massive gains” made by the economy during the implementation of the reform programme...

  • Israel’s gas platforms are within range of resistance missiles, threatening supplies

    A little-mentioned aspect of the military offensive that Israel is currently waging against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip is that the occupation state’s energy production sector is now within range of the rockets fired by resistance groups from the besieged territory. The sector generates millions of dollars for...

  • Difficult days await Saudi citizens

    Increased unemployment, expanding poverty rates, a growing deficit in the public budget, a significant decline in general revenues, foreign exchange reserves and public reserves, stagnation in the markets, paralysis in vital activities, expatriate workers fleeing, a sharp decline in the profits of banks and major companies and salaries being...

  • Could Saudi Arabia take steps to punish America?

    Could Saudi Arabia take steps to punish America? In the wake of the disappearance, and presumed murder, of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, it’s a pertinent question. Theoretically, the Saudi government could punish the US financially, and inflict some heavy losses. The Kingdom would also respond strongly to US President Donald...

  • Unemployment in Saudi Arabia is either a crisis of wealth or mismanagement

    When a government in any country is asked about why its unemployment statistics are getting worse, especially among young people and graduates, there is usually a stock reply: “We have a financial resources crisis. The liquidity available is low and barely enough to finance the purchase of basic imports,...