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Egypt between mediocrity and suspension of disbelief

  /  December 11, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Wael Eskandar Very little has changed with regards to Egypt’s trajectory of descent into a social and political abyss ever since its security forces dispersed the Islamist sit-ins using great force and even much read the rest…

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Mubarak’s acquittal has nothing to do with recovering funds: Justice Minister

  /  December 10, 2014  /  interviews  /  2 Comments

Reconciliation with Mubarak-era businessmen is in the benefit of the state, says Saber

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On law, justice, and dissent: legal experts deconstruct Mubarak’s trial in panel discussion

  /  December 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Prosecution given unsatisfactory evidence by the Ministry of Interior in cases related to killing protesters, says expert

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The re-writing of history in the Mubarak verdict

  /  December 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Court claims Muslim Brotherhood responsible for shooting at police, demonstrators, during 25 January Revolution

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Militant football fans reassert their key role in protest with storming of Cairo stadium

  /  December 7, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By James M. Dorsey Militant, street battle-hardened football fans stormed a Cairo stadium in advance of the second leg of crowned Al-Ahly SC’s African Confederation Cup final against Ivory Coast’s Séwé Sport in a reassertion read the rest…

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Will Mubarak’s acquittal push Al-Sisi in a specific direction?

  /  December 7, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

The vast majority of people were struck with the impression that the judgment acquitting Mubarak was not simply a court ruling issued by an independent judge acquitting Mubarak from specific crimes, but instead served to read the rest…

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Steel tycoon tax evasion trial postponed to February 2015

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

Ahmed Ezz to appear in court over unpaid EGP 10m in taxes

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President intervenes to reinstate suspended radio presenter

  /  December 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Aida Seoudy suspended after criticisms of demonstrator deaths in protests against Mubarak ruling, ANHRI calls incident violation of freedoms

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Cabinet approves amendments on bribery-related criminal procedures

  /  December 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Changes come following acquittal of Mubarak, his sons and businessman on charges of wasting public funds

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Prosecution appeals Mubarak trial verdict

  /  December 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The prosecution tasked a team with studying the reasoning behind the verdict right after it was issued

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ACA calls for million man march after Mubarak verdict

  /  December 1, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Alliance urges all Egyptians to continue mobilising in the streets

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Democratic Current launches campaign to retry Mubarak

  /  December 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Alliance condemns use of violence against anti-Mubarak protesters

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Police assault, detain journalists covering protests near Tahrir Square

  /  December 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Journalists were covering new protests in Abdel Moneim Riyadh Square, a day after the violent dispersal of demonstrations left two people dead

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Presidency calls for legislative reforms, compensations for victim’s families

  /  November 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

The Egyptian presidency said Sunday that the “judiciary is completely independent”, in response to Saturday’s verdicts in the ‘trial of the century’, state-run news agency MENA reported. “It is not allowed to comment on the read the rest…

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Legal reading into Mubarak’s verdict

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

Lawyer says it is possible the case will be taken back to court

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Student protests break out against Mubarak verdict

and   /  November 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Revolutionary Front calls for protests in 11 different universities around Egypt

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Mubarak verdict sparks angry reactions

and   /  November 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Students vow to protest on campus; parties to sue Mubarak

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Bahraini king congratulates Mubarak on favourable court verdict

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

The Gulf monarchy itself subdued an Arab Spring-inspired rebellion in 2011

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At least 2 dead in violent dispersal of Tahrir Square demonstrations

  /  November 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  8 Comments

Thousands gathered around iconic square to protest Cairo Criminal Court’s dismissal of Mubarak charges

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Thousands gather in Tahrir Square to protest Mubarak’s verdict

  /  November 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Security forces dispersed demonstrators with water cannons and teargas; many protesters arrested

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Will Al-Sisi reproduce the Mubarak regime?

  /  November 29, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

Mubarak’s regime entered into decline when contradiction and conflict reached their peak among the ruling class and junta, as with what happened previously within the 1952 family. The contradictions and conflicts were the main motivation read the rest…

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The counterrevolution has ruled: ANHRI lawyer

  /  November 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

“Mubarak’s lackeys may have won this round but they didn’t win the fight. 25 January is still on. I am furious but not surprised. The counter-revolution has ruled,” said Gamal Eid, a lawyer at the read the rest…

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Had Morsi been in power, ruling would have been different: Brotherhood

  /  November 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Muslim Brotherhood expect more death sentences, view that another revolution is inevitable

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Shock, dismay, jubilation outside Mubarak’s court

  /  November 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Supporters celebrate, opponents and families of those killed vow a new revolution and accuse current government of treason

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In Pictures: Mubarak supporters and opponents react to court’s verdict

  /  November 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Opponents and families of those killed, vow a new revolution, accuse current government of treason

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Egypt, China set to launch strategic partnership

  /  November 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

President Al-Sisi scheduled for China visit in December

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How does Sisi control the reins?

  /  November 20, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

Within the “1952” – or “army” – family, power is transferred from president to president when the regime arrives at a crisis. For this reason, a new president must confront the causes that led to read the rest…

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Cabinet to rule on electoral districts draft

  /  November 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Some parties believe districts made to garner “votes for the government” in upcoming parliamentary elections

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How is power transferred within the ‘1952 family’?

  /  November 7, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

Every dynasty across history is characterised and distinguished by certain attributes, and the ‘1952 family’ is no exception. One of the most important characteristics of any dynasty is the power-transferral method, and we will notice read the rest…

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Al-Sisi appoints Mubarak and Morsi regime ministers as advisors

  /  November 5, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Ahmed Gamal El-Din and Faiza Abu el-Naga to advise on security and terrorism

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