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Mubarak awaits court ruling, due on 27 September

  /  August 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Mubarak’s interior minister Al-Adly described 25 January as a conspiracy and 30 June, a revolution

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Hunger-striking detainee suffers pulmonary embolism: Forensic report

  /  July 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Mohamed Soltan, on hunger strike for over 160 days, to receive medical care under prosecution’s supervision

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Amnesty International denies reports they were invited to work with Fact-Finding Committee

  /  July 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

No offer of cooperation made, said international human rights watchdog

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Egypt arrests 4 over Alexandria bombing

  /  July 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Suspects are members of terrorist group trained to attack police facilities, says interior ministry

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No difference between current economic policies and Mubarak’s: Al -Tayar Al -Sha’aby

  /  July 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Coalition warns against “grave consequences” over subsidies cut

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Economic success can be achieved in 2 years, with ‘sacrifice’ by Egyptian people: Al-Sisi

  /  July 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

On the first anniversary of the 30 June uprising, the newly appointed president discusses state of economy, pledges to “correct religious discourse”

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Pro-Morsi campaign calls for 3 July ‘uprising’

  /  June 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  28 Comments

Group supporting ousted president say Egypt has become “the laughing stock of the world”

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A not so good omen

  /  May 27, 2014  /  Opinion  /  29 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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AFTE demands transparency in fact-finding committees

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

Rights group to sue presidency for violating constitution

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No clear answers from fact-finding committee for post-30 June violence: NGOs

  /  February 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Presidential decree mandates that the committee cannot publish its findings to the public

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In Pictures: Egypt braces for presidential elections with posters and renovations

  /  February 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Photos by AFP

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Egypt top brass weighs Sisi presidential bid

  /  January 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Egypt’s military rarely promotes senior officers to the rank of field marshal.

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Egyptians turn out to vote on draft constitution

  /  January 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Apparent high turnout, minimal violence at polls, with a majority expressing support for constitution

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The turning point

  /  January 11, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

Deep inside, one must feel it even if one hesitates to admit it: the whole 25 January hoopla is long gone. The only thing left of 25 January is its largely undisputed international allure, which read the rest…

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Secretary general of the National Salvation Front resigns

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

The front will have a meeting after the referendum to determine its future: Free Egyptians Party spokesman

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The Weak State

  /  December 23, 2013  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

As the months have trudged by since 30 June, there has been a myriad of talk in the media regarding the creation of the new Egyptian state. The 3 July press conference, showing Al-Sisi with read the rest…

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The long winding road to Yemen

  /  December 21, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

As the debates rage in Egypt on whether presidential elections should be held before parliamentary elections, the country seems headed to an all too familiar scenario. In February 2012, elections were held in Yemen with read the rest…

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“Down with your state if our freedom is absent”

  /  December 21, 2013  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

By Sara Khorshid At least for a while it will be difficult for many Egyptian youths to forget the scene of 19-year-old engineering student Mohamed Reda taking his last breath. Reda was killed inside Cairo read the rest…

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Who is beating up ‘am Helmy with a shoe?

  /  December 4, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

In the Middle East and Egypt, people have gotten used to utilising the words “shoe” and “slipper” in verbal insults. Of course, the physical usage of the items exists, as demonstrated by the Iraqi journalist read the rest…

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How many times does Egypt have to do this to get it right?

  /  November 26, 2013  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

Three years is not a particularly long time. In fact, in the history of nations, it’s not more than a blip on the timeline. Yet, in three years, Egyptians have seen events repeat themselves again, read the rest…

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Let’s kill them all

  /  November 12, 2013  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

This time last year, Egyptians were a week away from the disastrous extra-judicial decree of then president, Mohamed Morsi. Everyone knew, however, even without that decree, that the Muslim Brotherhood-led government had not the faintest read the rest…

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Morsi facing criminal charges, not political: Foreign Ministry

  /  November 2, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

“Independent ‘investigative judge’” appointed with sole task of investigating charges against the former president

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Morsi and Sisi: Against both!

  /  October 29, 2013  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

On 30 June I was suffering from a dislocated shoulder, which is quite painful by the way. However, I managed to make it to Kasr El Nile Bridge and join an anti-Morsi demonstration. Getting rid read the rest…

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Court recuses itself from trial of Brotherhood leaders

  /  October 29, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Date for next hearing of Supreme Guide and deputies not set

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Egyptian people ‘will never forget who stood with them or against them’: Al-Sisi

  /  October 7, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Minister of Defence: The army is like the Pyramid, it cannot be broken

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Board of trustees appointed for Egypt support fund

  /  October 4, 2013  /  Business, Economy  /  No Comments

Naguib Sawiris and Ahmed Fouad Negm part of nine-member board to oversee Egypt Support Fund

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Ashton meets with broad spectrum of political players

  /  October 3, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

EU foreign affairs head is also expected to meet president, PM, and defence minister before leaving Egypt Thursday

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Campaign to convince Al-Sisi to run for presidency plans to gather signatures

  /  September 30, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  51 Comments

We call for demonstrations on 6 October under the slogan “Returning the favour and supporting Al-Sisi for presidency”: “Kammel Gemilak” campaign head

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What are the inner makings of Egypt’s democracy movement? (Part 1 of 2)

  /  September 24, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

In order to answer this question regarding the future of Egypt’s democracy movement, we must first stop and look at the parties that make up its internal structure. This will require that we analyse in read the rest…

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We will remain in Constituent Assembly if there is national consensus: Al-Nour Party chairman

  /  September 23, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Makhioun says that the party will not nominate a candidate in the upcoming presidential elections

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