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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  /  1 Comment

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  /  2 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  /  38 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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Saudi Arabia cuts Egyptian visas to Mecca

  /  June 18, 2013  /  Business, Economy  /  No Comments

The Saudi government cited ongoing infrastructural projects in the holy city of Mecca as the primary cause for the cut.

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Op-ed review: 30 June and the Muslim Brotherhood

  /  June 16, 2013  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

With the demonstrations of 30 June approaching, columnists ponder the fate of Egypt, and the Muslim Brotherhood.   Suleiman Shafiq 30 June, zero hour for Egypt’s division by the Muslim Brotherhood Al-Watan Newspaper Columnist Suleiman read the rest…

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Beit El-Sennari celebrates Arabic manuscripts

  /  May 29, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Arabic Manuscript Day seeks to connect the medieval to the modern, with workshops and exhibitions for the public

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Al-Azhar to send convoys to combat extremism

  /  May 22, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Grand Iman Ahmad Al-Tayeb announces convoys to be sent throughout Egypt to spread moderate thinking

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Coptic teacher remains in prison

  /  May 11, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  143 Comments

Amnesty International calls for teacher’s release as court renews her detention

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Pope visits Roman counterpart

  /  May 9, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Coptic Pope holds first Rome meeting in 40 years with Catholic counterpart

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Al-Wafd Party calls for national unity

  /  April 20, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Al-Wafd Party organises a ‘National Unity’ conference as a step towards ending sectarian strife in Egypt.

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Raising tyrants in the name of Islam

  /  April 13, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

“In China, they have blocked YouTube, Facebook and Twitter and no one is upset; life is good and everyone is happy. And they say we do not have freedom of speech in Egypt.” These were read the rest…

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Mazhar Shahin suspended

  /  April 10, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  8 Comments

Shahin: ‘Congratulations on having Omar Makram mosque’

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Satirist Bassem Youssef is slapped with new allegations of insulting Islam and Pakistan, as well as spreading atheism

  /  April 9, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  5 Comments

Youssef confirmed the existence of the case via his official Twitter account.

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The spiritual journey to Mecca

  /  April 4, 2013  /  Tourism  /  No Comments

Every year millions of Muslims go on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia to visit the cities of Mecca and Medina. The visit to the holy places that lay at the centre of the Muslim faith is a highlight in their spiritual life.

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