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President of Cairo University approves police presence on campus during exams

  /  April 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

President says police will remain outside interior campus unless “riots” occur

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Turkey, Russia agree on boosting Blue Stream gas pipeline: Minister

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Business, Energy  /  4 Comments

To 19 billion cubic metres (bcm) annually from 16 bcm

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Running for sexism

  /  April 8, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

Running has long been used to promote causes; fighting cancer, eradicating poverty, promoting literacy among other worthy endeavours. It has been used by men to spread awareness, including women’s rights. In Europe, the well-known “walk read the rest…

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Who needs a constitution?

  /  March 9, 2014  /  Opinion  /  136 Comments

It’s a running joke in the political circuits in developing countries: “Who needs a constitution over here?” Currently in Egypt, the joke has turned sour. Three years, six cabinets (not counting the reshuffles), two Constituent read the rest…

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Government accountability a must: CPJ MENA head

  /  January 27, 2014  /  interviews  /  No Comments

DNE interviews Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator at Committee to Protect Journalists

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Thou shalt celebrate

  /  January 26, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

What happened on Saturday, marking the third anniversary of the 25 January Revolution, was simply surreal. Hundreds of thousands, as expected, were in Tahrir Square, celebrating. Posters of Defence Minister Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi were all read the rest…

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Journalism in Egypt, a dangerous business

  /  January 26, 2014  /  In Focus  /  5 Comments

On Saturday, while thousands of Egyptians were celebrating the third anniversary of the 25 January Revolution in Tahrir square, Daily News Egypt reporter Basil El-Dabh was experiencing a “citizen arrest” for recording the celebrations. The read the rest…

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Explosion rocks downtown Cairo

  /  January 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Blast heard in several neigbourhoods

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Setting the records straight

  /  December 30, 2013  /  Opinion, Year End 2013  /  2 Comments

The year 2013 has not been kind to Egyptians or history books. Twisting facts has become the mantra highlighting this year in Egypt. Between the voices of Hosni Mubarak supporters getting louder and pro-Morsi team read the rest…

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Explosion near military intelligence building in Sharqeya

  /  December 29, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Four injuries have been reported thus far

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Protests target Turkish PM assailed by graft scandal

  /  December 28, 2013  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Calling for Recep Tayyip Erdogan to resign

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Muslim Brotherhood paper banned

  /  December 27, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Journalists of the banned paper describe the decision as illegal and announce a sit-in at the Press Syndicate

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NGOs reel from frozen assets

  /  December 25, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The Cabinet announces “the aid to the poor has not stopped”

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The Zamalek uprising

  /  November 23, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

Two weeks ago dozens of Zamalek residents organised a protest to denounce the district’s deteriorating conditions. For over five years an infestation of new cafes and restaurants spread like wildfire in the Zamalek area. With read the rest…

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Euromoney: Army does not influence the Egyptian economy in any way: Military spokesman

  /  November 10, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

In response to questions about their food product factories, the military spokesman insisted that “the military is responsible for 400,000 recruits.

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“Down with the next president”

  /  November 9, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

During the two weeks spent in Tahrir Square in 2011 that culminated in ousting former president Hosni Mubarak, there was a young man who held a placard that read, “down with the next president”. It read the rest…

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‘Osunaarashi’, the Egyptian sandstorm of Sumo

  /  November 6, 2013  /  interviews, Sports  /  1 Comment

DNE interviews Abdelrahman Shaalan, the Egyptian Sumo Champion

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One Night for Humanity

  /  November 3, 2013  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Friday night a night dedicated to sending a message of unity unfolded in the scenic Citadel Azur Resort in Sahl Hasheesh on the Red Sea

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In Pictures: Zamalek residents protest island’s deteriorating conditions

  /  November 2, 2013  /  Politics  /  No Comments

On Saturday, Zamalek residents took to the streets protesting the declining status of their island Carrying placards that read “Enough with cafes in Zamalek”, “Protect the remaining greenery” and “Against abuse of public property”, tens read the rest…

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The land of few men

  /  September 28, 2013  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

This is what I have dubbed Egypt years ago, to the chagrin of some of my guy friends and agreement of others. Egypt-mostly- is not a very healthy society with regards to interaction between women read the rest…

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Animal rights in Egypt

  /  September 21, 2013  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

Two days ago, a young lady in Port Said posted photos of a horse in the said governorate with a severely broken leg, eating from garbage bins. She implored the online community of animal activists read the rest…

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Education, the spy-duck and threats to Egypt

  /  September 3, 2013  /  Opinion  /  7 Comments

“The police had confiscated a spy-duck.” This was how my reporters greeted me five days ago. At first I thought it was another pun by DNE’s wily reporters until they showed me the links in read the rest…

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Morsi regime blew its chances: Al-Sisi

  /  August 18, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Defence Minister Al-Sisi meets heads of the military and police force to discuss current situation

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What is happening in Egypt?

  /  August 17, 2013  /  Opinion  /  177 Comments

Vendettas live on in Egypt, writes Sara Abou Bakr

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Protect the people first, Dr Beblawi

  /  August 12, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

When there’s sexual harassment or sectarian violence, the police are nowhere to be found, Sara Abou Bakr writes

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Sudan floods kill 11, affect almost 100,000: UN

  /  August 11, 2013  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

  AFP- Heavy rains and flash floods in Khartoum and other parts of Sudan have killed 11 people and affected almost 100,000 in the past week, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Giving the first official figures for the read the rest…

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AFTE highlights the fine line between freedom of expression and incitement

  /  July 30, 2013  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Incitement of violence should be criminalised, report says

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15 dead from a fire in El-Mosky neighbourhood

  /  July 30, 2013  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

The blaze followed a fight between local shop owners and street vendors

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Libya protesters attack Islamist party after killings

  /  July 27, 2013  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Protesters attacked offices of Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood

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National Coalition to Support Legitimacy: Al-Sisi’s call a “declaration of civil war”

  /  July 24, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  12 Comments

Calls for counter-demonstrations on Friday

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