The happy couple

We cannot pass on the opportunity to share this picture of Gamal Mubarak and bride-to-be Khadija pressing the flesh at the World Economic Forum summit in Sharm Al Sheikh. No doubt this further sinks this blog's reputation to tabloid level, but we have to ask: what is she wearing?

Khadiga Gamal Davos Sharm

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,