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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  /  1 Comment

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  /  No 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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El-Moslimany meets youth representatives in Presidential Palace

  /  September 22, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Presidential adviser’s meeting comes as part of his New Leaders campaign

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Foreign minister heads to New York

  /  September 21, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

“UN General Assembly’s general debate is golden opportunity for the Egyptian people to be heard by the world,” says Foreign Ministry spokesman

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The Grand Mufti and Al-Nour Party oppose proposed amendments to Sharia-related articles in the constitution

  /  September 18, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Controversy surrounds the 50-strong constitutional committee as its members discuss amending articles that pertain to Sharia in the suspended 2012 constitution

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“What is happening in Sinai is the product of the negligence of the state” Army spokesman

  /  September 15, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Colonel Ahmed Ali says army transformed its operations from “reaction to action”

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Cabinet approves formation of 30 June investigative committee

  /  September 13, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

30 June investigative committee expected to deliver report in at least three months

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Egypt undergoing a conflict between past and future: Higazy

  /  September 9, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Strategic adviser to the interim president, Mostafa Higazy, said that the number of “terrorists in Sinai” increased from 1,000 to 12,000 under Morsi

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Shafiq will not run for presidency if Al-Sisi nominates himself

  /  September 9, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

“There was a Gorbachev assigned to divide Egypt, and he is a prominent politician”

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Interior Minister sacks head of the Prisons Authority

  /  September 4, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Interior Minister reshuffles the Ministry’s leadership amid accusations of misconduct and negligence

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