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Opinion: Satire Versus Bibi

Opinion: Satire Versus Bibi

US President Barack Obama has appeared weak and nervous ever since what can only be described as the insult leveled at him by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who exceeded the limits of diplomatic decorum last week when he addressed the US Congress while...
Bassem Youssef in hot water again

Bassem Youssef in hot water again

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef has once more found himself at the center of controversy this week following accusations that he plagiarized an op-ed published in privately owned Egyptian newspaper Al-Shorouk. Youssef immediately apologized...
Bassem Youssef airs first direct criticism of Sisi

Bassem Youssef airs first direct criticism of Sisi

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Controversial Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef has put forward the strongest criticism yet of the military-backed interim authorities since the return of his popular show, Albernameg, three weeks ago, directly and explicitly stating his...
After 3 months, Bassem Youssef back on Egyptian TV

After 3 months, Bassem Youssef back on Egyptian TV

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Following a three-month hiatus, Bassem Youssef and his satirical Al-Barnameg program returned to Egyptian screens on Friday evening, with the controversial TV host taking aim at the state of Sisi-mania that has gripped post-Mursi Egypt. The...
Egypt’s top satirist prepares return

Egypt’s top satirist prepares return

Cairo, AP—Bassem Youssef, Egypt’s most popular satirist who is often compared to US comedian Jon Stewart, says his team is preparing to bring back their widely viewed television show poking fun at politics in a country still beset by turmoil following a July...