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High-profile Jihadist trial postponed

  /  July 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The defendant, Mohamed al-Zawahiri, a high-ranking leader of militant group Al-Salafeya Al-Jihadeya is charged with “endangering national security”

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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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Convicted journalist appealing prison sentence: Lawyer

  /  June 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Journalist is charged with inciting sectarian strife and reporting false news

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Iran president visits Turkey hoping to fix troubled ties

  /  June 9, 2014  /  Politics  /  12 Comments

Rouhani will meet his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, where the powerful neighbours are expected to discuss security concerns as well as trade opportunities.

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Bomb attacks on Kurd party kill 17 in latest Iraq unrest

  /  June 8, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  11 Comments

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, though suicide bombings are a tactic mainly employed by Sunni Muslim militants in Iraq.

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Suicide bomber kills three at Libya ex-general base

  /  June 4, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Ex-general Khalifa Haftar was in the base at the time but escaped unharmed.

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Nine dead in Iraq attacks as unrest spikes

  /  June 2, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

South of Baghdad, a roadside bomb near a secondary school in Mahmudiyah killed a male pupil, and a car bomb near a Shi’a mosque in Iskandiriyah killed two people.

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One arrested after Nigeria football pitch bombing: Military

  /  June 2, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

AFP – Nigeria’s military on Monday said it had made an arrest in connection with the bombing of a football match that killed at least 40 people. “A key suspect in the terror bomb explosion read the rest…

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British PM appalled by ‘barbaric’ Sudanese death sentence

  /  May 31, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  13 Comments

The Christian Sudanese woman, who was sentenced to hang, was incarcerated with her 20-month-old toddler according to rights activists, and gave birth this week to another baby in jail.

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Iraq attacks kill 20 as security forces cast ballots

  /  April 28, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  4 Comments

The bombings in Baghdad and north and west Iraq raise serious concerns about the ability of the country’s security forces to protect voters during Wednesday’s general election,

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Morsi supporters in Egypt get up to 88 years for rioting

  /  April 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  8 Comments

AFP – An Egyptian court sentenced 13 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi Saturday to prison terms ranging from five to 88 years for rioting, a judicial source said. They were accused of “rioting, read the rest…

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Hezbollah shifts tactics, narrative for Syria fight

  /  April 14, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Shedding its guerrilla tactics to fight alongside an army

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ISIL jihadists open new front in Baghdad push

  /  April 6, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  14 Comments

Group inspired by Al-Qaeda

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Israel bombs Syria army targets after Golan attack

  /  March 19, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The Syrian army said the air strikes killed one soldier and wounded seven, cautioning that the assault endangered “the security and stability of the region”.

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Islam and politics can’t go together

  /  March 9, 2014  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

By Moha Ennaji The last three or so decades have seen a spectacular rise of what came to be called “political Islam”: a complex but real category in political and social sciences. Whether espoused or read the rest…

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Six members of security forces killed in Iraq

  /  March 2, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Sunday’s violence mostly targeting security forces in Sunni-majority areas killed six people, security and medical officials said.

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Hezbollah vows response to ‘Israeli air strike’

  /  February 26, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The Shi’a movement’s statement was the group’s first admission it had been targeted in the raid, although Lebanese sources had previously reported the attack.

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Fahmy meets with Grand Mufti

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

The duo discuss spreading moderate Islam, battling extremism

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Ibrahim Eissa found not guilty of contempt of religion

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

The trial dates back to remarks the television presenter made in criticism of former president Mohamed Morsi

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Celebrating the Prophet’s birthday

  /  January 14, 2014  /  Culture  /  4 Comments

Muslims celebrate the birth of Muhammad

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Abu Islam’s prison verdict reduced

  /  December 17, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The Islamic preacher had appealed a verdict sentencing him to 11 years in jail

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How Egyptians are trapped in polarity & prejudice

  /  December 16, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Mohammed Nosseir “I accuse you of high treason!” is a phrase frequently used by Egyptians in the course of political discourse. Most of the people who use the phrase don’t really think of its read the rest…

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Foreign Minister discusses issues facing Muslim World in OIC address

  /  December 10, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Events of last three years confirm Egypt is on path to democracy, says Fahmy

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Spate of attacks kills 47 in Iraq

  /  October 27, 2013  /  Politics  /  No Comments

One of the worst-hit neighbourhoods was Shaab in north Baghdad, where two car bombs exploded in a commercial area, killing five people and wounding at least 17.

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Muslim pilgrims urged to heal rifts at hajj zenith

  /  October 14, 2013  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Some 1.5 million Muslim pilgrims thronged Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia Monday for the high point of the annual hajj, praying for an end to disputes and bloodshed.

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Contempt of religion verdict criticised

  /  September 30, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

AFTE condemns the charge as well as the latest court ruling

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Constituent Assembly bans formation of political parties on religious grounds

  /  September 25, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

“The committee amended Article 54, which pertains to the establishment of political parties, banning the formation or activities of a party that are based on religious grounds,” Salmawy said.

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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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A big question mark on the Islamic finance industry

  /  September 8, 2013  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

By Muhammad Zubair Mughal Apparently, it is a matter of pleasure that global volume of Islamic finance industry has crossed $1.3tn approximately, which is, definitely, providing the best and compatible sources of finance with interest read the rest…

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Ramadan: A spiritual journey

  /  July 13, 2013  /  In Focus  /  54 Comments

In the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims across the world fast for the holy month of Ramadan. Although the observance of this month can be hectic and less productive for some, it undoubtedly boosts spirituality and reminds Muslims of some of the core values of Islam: honesty, charity and purification. The Daily News Egypt takes you through a journey to discover Ramadan’s rituals and spiritual aims.

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