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On selling out, censorship, and nostalgia: Rappers reflect on society

  /  August 31, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

“Rap was originally founded to confront racism and police brutality. In Egypt we modify it to match our needs to protest oppression and economic turmoil,” says Romel B of 3adam El En7yaz group.

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The Neo-Jihadist phenomenon: Contesting old depictions

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

With the rise of Jihadist rhetoric in the Middle East, Egypt’s cinematic depictions of the terrorist character remain controversial

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Al-Sisi set for Russia visit

  /  August 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

The Egypt State Information Service says Al-Sisi responded to Putin’s invitation and will pay a short visit to Russia Tuesday

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Egypt’s foreign ministry orders complaint over US State Department comments

  /  August 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the declarations made were lacking the basic rules of credibility and objectivity.

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Strict precautionary measures in Egyptian airports to combat Ebola

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

1,323 cases and 730 deaths in Central and West Africa

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El-Raml Police Station trial postponed

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

ANHRI calls for release of Mahienour El-Massry and all Protest Law detainees

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Judiciary responds to international criticism of Al Jazeera conviction

  /  July 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

“Their rights and freedoms were never violated or infringed upon at any time,” says International Cooperation Department

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Egypt mourns emblematic figure of interfaith dialogue: A tribute to Dr Mahmoud Azab

  /  July 9, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Didier Leroy Dr Mahmoud Azab, interfaith dialogue counsellor for the Great Imam of Al-Azhar University (often considered the highest authority in Sunni Islam), passed away on 29 June in Cairo. The day before, Didier read the rest…

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Fighting near Tikrit as Iraq pushes counter-offensive

  /  June 29, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Armed US drones were flying over the city to provide protection for the advisers and other American personnel against the militants led by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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Iraq receives Russian jets as it takes fight to militants

  /  June 29, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki on Thursday announced that Baghdad was buying more than a dozen of the warplanes from Russia in a deal that could be worth up to $500m

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Rebels hit back at ISIL in Syria border town: Monitor

  /  June 28, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  17 Comments

Al-Nusra and other rebel groups in Syria have been locked in fierce fighting with ISIL since January that has killed thousands of fighters.

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Ramadan TV series: Political power and control

  /  June 24, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Two private TV channels decide to ban a TV series criticising a police officer, after showing promos

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‘Appalled by the guilty verdicts’: UK Foreign Secretary

  /  June 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The international community comes down hard on Egypt over Al Jazeera trial

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Activist Ahmed Douma’s trial postponed

  /  June 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Delay for court to investigate confiscated material

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Israeli troops kill 2 West Bankers in teen manhunt

  /  June 22, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Israel has seized on the opportunity presented by the operation to try to rupture a reconciliation agreement between Abbas and Hama infuriating Israel.

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At least 15 dead as Islamists strike again on Kenyan coast

  /  June 17, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

AFP – At least 15 people have been killed in a new attack near Kenya’s coast, officials said Tuesday, just 24 hours after Somalia’s Shebab rebels massacred close to 50 people in the same area. read the rest…

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Israel aims to break Hamas as hunt for youths intensifies

  /  June 17, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

AFP – Israel stepped up efforts to crush Hamas in the West Bank on Tuesday as the hunt for three Israeli teenagers believed kidnapped by the Islamist movement entered its fifth day. Thousands of Israel read the rest…

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Fighting nears Baghdad as UN warns crisis ‘life-threatening’

  /  June 17, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  9 Comments

Iraqi officials have insisted they are making progress in repelling the fighters, who are led by the powerful Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group, but have continued to lose ground.

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New cabinet to be sworn in on Tuesday

  /  June 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Ministry of Information dissolved, replaced by National Media Council, National Press and Media Association

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Verdict in Al Jazeera trial to be issued 23 June

  /  June 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Defence teams conclude their closing arguments

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Palestinian killed in Israeli crackdown over missing 3

  /  June 16, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

The army says more than 150 Palestinians have been arrested in the search for the three youngsters Israel says were kidnapped by Hamas militants from a settlement bloc in the southern West Bank on Thursday night.

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Israel PM says Hamas responsible for teens’ kidnapping

  /  June 15, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Israel broadened the search for three teenagers believed kidnapped by militants, arresting 80 Palestinians overnight and imposing a tight closure on the Hebron.

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More than 50 killed as Pakistan bombs militant hideouts

  /  June 15, 2014  /  Politics  /  13 Comments

AFP – Pakistani fighter jets launched air strikes early Sunday against militant hideouts in the country’s troubled northwest, killing more than 50 insurgents, the Pakistan military said. However local security officials put the death toll read the rest…

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US posts $18m bounty for four African militants

  /  June 14, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

AFP – The United States posted $18m in rewards Friday for the capture of four African militants involved in the kidnapping of foreigners and attacks on Western targets. Some $5m each was offered for a read the rest…

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Rebels down Ukraine military plane, killing 49

  /  June 14, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

The United States on Friday accused Russia of helping in the insurgency by sending tanks and rocket launchers to the pro-Moscow rebels, a charge denied by the Kremlin.

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Kurdish rebels ramp up pressure ahead of Turkey vote

  /  June 8, 2014  /  Politics  /  21 Comments

Erdogan is widely expected to run, but to win he needs support from the country’s Kurdish minority, who make up one fifth of the population and form a majority in the southeast.

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In Pictures: Al-Sisi confirmed as president, begins four year term

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

Photos by AFP and Ahmed Al-Malky

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Wary US unlikely to restore full Egypt aid soon

  /  June 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  18 Comments

In a sign of Washington’s unease, no senior US cabinet members will be attending the inauguration, with State Department Counselor Thomas Shannon asked to lead the delegation.

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China state media calls for ‘severe punishment’ for Google, Apple, US tech firms

  /  June 4, 2014  /  Technology  /  41 Comments

US companies such as Yahoo Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc threaten the cyber-security of China and its Internet users, said the People’s Daily on its microblog, in comments echoed on the front page of the English-language China Daily.

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Egyptian satirical programme permanently shut down

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

Bassem Youssef’s wildly popular Al-Bernameg will not return to airwaves

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