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Egyptian parliament: To be or not to be?

  /  February 23, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Senior legal advisors say parliamentary law is unconstitutional

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The ‘executions judge’ Nagy Shehata

  /  February 16, 2015  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

Meet the man behind the Al Jazeera, Operations Room and Cabinet Clashes cases

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Militant insurgency, curfew will restrict electoral process: Sinai political parties

and   /  February 14, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

When asked about how the current insurgency will affect the electoral process, Hasona added that it will have a negative effect on both the voters and the candidates. “In tribal communities, discussion sessions usually take place after sunset.

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Testimony of Air Defence Stadium killings: Romany Samir’s delay saved his life

  /  February 11, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

“Security deliberately let crowds suffocate, attacked them, sat back and watched. I was not searched and there were about 30,000 in the stadium,” says witness

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Black February: A new episode of the history of football stadium tragedies

  /  February 11, 2015  /  In Focus, Sports  /  No Comments

Sunday’s tragedy at Air Defence Stadium is second disaster for Zamalek fans after 1974, with Port Said massacre worst locally

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Mandate to counter terrorism broadened

  /  February 10, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Crackdown on wider segment of those affiliated with Islamists witnessed in 2014

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What Egypt and Russia want

  /  February 10, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Egyptian-Russian relations have been cold for around 40 years, but as Putin visits Egypt, the foreign policy game is changing for both countries

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Young politicians demand resignation of interior minister over repeated violence

  /  February 10, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Why does the state keep fighting the young? they ask

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Russia vs China: The biggest slice of yellowcake

  /  February 9, 2015  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

Putin’s visit to Egypt raises major questions regarding funding for Egypt’s potential nuclear energy programme

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When a night out for football in Egypt turned dark

  /  February 9, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Having friends over in Egypt, my home for over a year and a half now, is always both a great joy and bit of a hassle. What should and shouldn’t I show them to give read the rest…

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From Port Said to Cairo, rival football fans share mutual grief

  /  February 9, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

27 people killed ahead of Zamalek, Enppi game

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Testimonies from the Land of Fear

  /  February 8, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Matariya would become a republic on its own, as it bore the brunt of the violence on 25 January

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Young political parties and the election game: To play or not to play?

  /  February 8, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Party members eager to reflect revolution’s demands for democracy by participating

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Why do politicians keep fighting despite common goals?

  /  February 7, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Most projected electoral coalitions describe their goals as representing the 25 January and 30 June revolutions, rejecting terrorism and extremism, and safeguard the national identity

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Egypt’s richest men 2014

  /  February 3, 2015  /  Business, In Focus  /  No Comments

The first Arab in the long list of the World’s Richest People comes at place 30, with no other than Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Al-Saud from Saudi Arabia. With a net worth of $21.4bn, the investor bare­ly owns a third of Gates’ fortune.

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Al-Arish under attack: A night of bombs and fire

  /  February 1, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Two families staying near the North Sinai Security Directorate tell their story of the deadly attack that left more than 20 people dead in Al-Arish Thursday

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Migrants face dangerous journey from Egypt to Italy

  /  February 1, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Fleeing for a better life, people are risking their lives for better opportunities elsewhere

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Ongoing investigations into Al-Sabbagh’s death as interior ministry denies accusations

  /  January 26, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Testimonies point to violations by police that resulted in Al-Sabbagh’s death

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The Republic of Matariya

  /  January 26, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Cairo neighbourhood witnessed deadliest clashes in third and fourth anniversaries of revolution

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Where is the Egyptian revolution?

  /  January 24, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Demands increase on each anniversary, as do calls against every new regime

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Prince Salman promises continuity as he takes Saudi Arabia throne

  /  January 24, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Its backing will remain unchanged, but the lifeblood of Gulf aid cannot continue indefinitely

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Media ethics in post-30 June Egypt

  /  January 22, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Religious figures, actors and other irrelevant guests are hosted to discuss and analyse matters of political importance on media channels, which neither differ in conduct nor content.

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Parliament caught in political ambiguity: will the president respect legislative independence?

  /  January 22, 2015  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

Experts warn of unfair representation, state control and failing public’s expectations

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Calls for a ‘religious revolution’

  /  January 13, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Al-Sisi’s call for a “religious revolution” was criticised, but was not followed by protests

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The construction of Egyptian nationalism

  /  January 5, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

In Egypt, the military is trusted because of its construed Egyptian-ess, and all that is against the military is perceived as ‘non-Egyptian’ or ‘anti-Egyptian’.

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Farmers struggle to uphold property rights in land dispute with government

  /  December 20, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

The Endowments Ministry is seeking to evict thousands of farmers in the Alexandria governorate in order to pursue real estate development

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Gaza residents describe life in a city of ruins

  /  December 14, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

After war and donor conferences, humanitarian catastrophe looms in heavily populated strip

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The return of the caliphate: between Islam and politics

  /  December 8, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

ISIS is obsessed with the myth of the Mehdi, and is preparing for his reign, claim AUC professors

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Racism, violence, exploitation afflict life of Sudanese refugees in Cairo

  /  December 1, 2014  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

During the 2011 revolution almost 45,000 refugees came into Egypt because there was no supervision on the borders

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Fear, violence and hardship part of everyday life in volatile North Sinai town

  /  November 22, 2014  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Residents of Al-Arish are caught in the fight between militants and the military

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