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280 referred to criminal court for ‘violence, joining terrorist organisation’, other charges

  /  August 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The chief prosecutor of the South Sharqeya district referred 280 people to criminal court on Sunday, including 12 students, accused of violence and incitement in seven separate cases, according to state media. The charges filed read the rest…

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As little like IS as possible

  /  August 9, 2014  /  Opinion  /  4 Comments

A tiny, misunderstood, and often-persecuted community is facing a serious crisis in Iraq. The Yezidi, who practice an ancient monotheistic religion, face genocide as militants of the “Islamic State” (IS) have overrun Sinjar, the main read the rest…

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Unsustainable solutions to unsustainability

  /  July 8, 2014  /  Opinion  /  39 Comments

Subsidy reform was inevitable. That’s what President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and his supporters said this week when fuel prices were raised and taxes on some consumer goods were hiked. And they aren’t wrong. The “social read the rest…

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Facts are stubborn things

  /  June 29, 2014  /  Opinion  /  32 Comments

On 5 March 1770, British soldiers killed five civilians in Boston, Massachusetts in what Americans would call the “Boston Massacre”. The incident happened within the larger context of escalating polarisation between factions calling for American read the rest…

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The first step to solving a problem

  /  June 14, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

You don’t need to read the United Nations report saying 99.3% of Egyptian women have been sexually harassed (and worse) to know how serious of a problem the issue is in Egypt. Half of Egyptian read the rest…

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Unaware of pesticide danger, Rural Egyptians put their health at risk

  /  June 12, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  2 Comments

A study conducted in two villages indicates that most don’t know how to protect themselves against hepatitis C and the adverse health effects of pesticides

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The EU, Bassem Youssef, and reinforcing criticism

  /  June 4, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

On Saturday night, a video of a National Council for Women (NCW) press conference went viral. The footage shows representatives of the European Union Electoral Observer Mission (EUEOM) leaving the press conference after being berated read the rest…

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The Brotherhood ‘deviated’ from original focus, prioritised politics over revolution: Kamal Helbawy

  /  June 2, 2014  /  interviews  /  50 Comments

Daily News Egypt interviews former Muslim Brotherhood member Kamal Helbawy to discuss his history with the group, reasons for his departure, and the future of the now outlawed group

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A not so good omen

  /  May 27, 2014  /  Opinion  /  34 Comments

Music is a powerful means to stimulate the memory. Certain songs take me back to specific moments in my childhood, university years, and adulthood. The song Bushrat Kheir (“Good Omen”), recently released by Emirati singer read the rest…

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Egyptians head to the polls to choose next president

, and   /  May 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egyptians line up for the second presidential elections Egypt has witnessed in two years

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Egypt’s rule of law: Strong on paper, shakier on the ground

  /  May 21, 2014  /  Opinion  /  5 Comments

Earlier this month, Egypt’s cabinet passed a law confronting one of the country’s worst epidemics. The new sexual harassment law both increases fines against offenders and expands actions which are defined as harassment by law. read the rest…

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Final day of voting for Egyptians abroad

  /  May 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Turnout surpasses 300,000 for Egyptians overseas

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Campaigns continue to compete for voters

  /  May 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Al-Sisi campaign promotes energy saving, Sabahy promises to release political prisoners

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Ethiopia committed to ‘genuine negotiations with Egypt’: Ethiopian minister

  /  May 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Ethiopia prepared for “realisation of shared benefits and a win-win approach” with Egypt and GERD

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Presidential elections begin Thursday for Egyptians abroad

  /  May 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  5 Comments

Egyptians across 124 countries will begin voting on Thursday

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40 ‘terrorist cells’ apprehended: MOI

  /  May 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Mohamed Ibrahim says previous pardons will be reviewed in light of ongoing violence

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NCCM to monitor child exploitation during elections

  /  May 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Children’s rights groups call on presidential candidates to condemn and prevent child exploitation

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We will not be ruled by a serial killer: Anti-Coup Alliance

  /  May 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Pro-Morsi coalition calls for more protests

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Mehleb concludes Equatorial Guinea visit ahead of African Union summit

  /  May 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Egypt pushes for reinstatement into the AU’s Peace and Security Council

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Al-Sisi says he knew MB rule was over in March 2013

  /  May 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  5 Comments

Former military chief Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi discusses foreign policy, the Muslim Brotherhood, and domestic politics in second part of first TV interview

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EU observer mission in Egypt launched ahead of presidential poll

  /  May 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Sabahy and Al-Sisi continue campaigning

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Parties and civil society organisations decry marginalisation of women in country’s transition

  /  May 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Statement calls on committee tasked with amending election legislation to hold dialogue with women rights groups

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Islamist Al-Nour Party backs Al-Sisi

  /  May 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Al-Nour Party says Al-Sisi is the more suitable candidate for this stage

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Official presidential campaign period begins

  /  May 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Hamdeen Sabahy reiterates call for debate with Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

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Fahmy continues high level meetings in Washington

  /  April 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  5 Comments

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy set to meet government officials in DC and UN Secretary General in New York

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Fahmy meets with Kerry

  /  April 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy says Egypt-US ties will change but have “new and firmer foundation”

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Revolutionary Socialists support Sabahy, ESDP to remain neutral

  /  April 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Anti-Coup Alliance reiterates rejection of upcoming elections

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51 referred to criminal court for Helwan violence

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Prosecution refers 51 suspects to criminal court on charges that include murder and vandalism

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Explosion in Sinai injures police officer

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Armed forces and police step up security campaign in volatile North Sinai

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Court ruling prohibits Brotherhood from running in elections

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Primary Alexandria Court forbids SEC from accepting the nomination of members of the Muslim Brotherhood in upcoming polls

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