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Al-Nour Party rejects calls for protests on 3 July

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

Party calls on the Muslim Brotherhood to “recognise reality”, while Brotherhood-backed Anti-Coup Alliance calls for 3 July protests

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Another year of documented cases of torture and human rights violations

  /  June 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Torture victim survivor calls on activists to “Salvage the [remaining] humanity of those imprisoned”

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Anti-Coup Alliance calls for uprising on anniversary of Morsi ouster

  /  June 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Statement accuses government of “absence of vision”, treachery

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13 Syrians sentenced by Cairo Court in absentia

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Ruling coincides with expressions of concern from international human rights groups over human rights in Egypt, including refugees’ rights

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Syria war toll over 162,000: NGO

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

Among them were 53,978 civilians, including 8,607 children.

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Revolution anniversary’s Downtown detainees released, Dokki detainees’ trial postponed

  /  May 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The detainees belong to a group of 1,079 arrested on the third anniversary of the 25 January Revolution

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The chant for freedom

  /  May 4, 2014  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

By Sara Khorshid By now it has become cliché for observers in Egypt and worldwide to say that the Egyptian revolution is dead. Everyone knows it is. Everyone knows that three years after the 25 read the rest…

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Revolution-proofing

  /  April 13, 2014  /  Opinion  /  18 Comments

As demonstrated on Thursday, when some protesters held a rally downtown demonstrating against the Protest Law and demanding the release of prominent activists, we are looking at a country which is becoming starkly different from read the rest…

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Date for Ultras Revolutionary appeal verdict set

  /  April 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

The court will decide the fate of 15 people sentenced to jail and a hefty fine next month

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Foreign ministry rejects criticism of activist court ruling

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

Cairo court upheld conviction of revolutionary activists Maher, Douma, and Adel on Monday amid wide condemnation from political parties, rights groups and foreign governments

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What did Bouazizi want?

  /  March 2, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

How would the man who ignited the Arab Spring view his unintended legacy?

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Faculty members at multiple universities express solidarity with suspended teaching assistant

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

The teaching assistant was notified last week of a three-month suspension pending investigations

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Al-Dostour elects Egypt’s first female party leader

  /  February 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  7 Comments

Hala Shukrallah will succeed Mohamed ElBaradei

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Inside the Box

  /  February 15, 2014  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

Since 25 Jan and former president Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, Egypt has been in a perpetual stage of transition. All dreams of a better future and rosier outlook have evaporated in the midst of unrest that read the rest…

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265 dead in January: Independent count

  /  February 13, 2014  /  Politics  /  4 Comments

Independent statistical database Wiki Thawra reports 108 dead on revolution’s third anniversary – nearly double the official count of 66

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L’okacha

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

Amro Okacha “ aka L’okacha” was born and raised in Cairo. He was raised in the realm of Nubian morals and traditions. He discovered drawing at 17. He is a graduate of the Higher Institute read the rest…

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Crushed hopes in Egypt become art in New York

  /  February 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Iranian artist Shirin Neshat’s New York exhibition focuses on Egypt

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On revolutionary depression

  /  January 29, 2014  /  Opinion  /  107 Comments

What an anniversary! I am not sure how many are familiar with the term “revolutionary depression”, but it’s a condition that was so common this last week in Egypt. If you did not run into read the rest…

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Tunisia’s leaders sign new charter 3 years after revolution

  /  January 28, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Tunisia’s dominant Islamist party Ennahda said it expected elections to take place in October.

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Op-ed review: The economy of the revolution

  /  January 27, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

Amr Khafaga Shorouk Newspaper Columnist Amr Khafaga begins his column stating that it is not strange that the current economic situation of the country is devastated. “Any true revolution is necessarily followed by economic disruptions,” read the rest…

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NGOs unite to condemn 25 January violence

  /  January 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Human rights groups place blame on security forces for bloodiest day in months

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Thou shalt celebrate

  /  January 26, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

What happened on Saturday, marking the third anniversary of the 25 January Revolution, was simply surreal. Hundreds of thousands, as expected, were in Tahrir Square, celebrating. Posters of Defence Minister Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi were all read the rest…

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Clashes spring up in Egypt on eve of revolution anniversary

  /  January 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Violence erupts across multiple governorates, leaves 8 dead, 59 injured, and 171 arrested

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Egypt: three years of unrest

  /  January 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Key developments in Egypt

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Activists who toppled Egypt’s Mubarak see autocracy return

  /  January 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Government crackdown has been widened in recent months to target the liberal and secular activists who led the 18-day revolt in 2011

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Press Release: Ban Ki Moon addresses Egyptians on revolution anniversary

  /  January 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The Secretary-General encourages Egyptians to rediscover common ground

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Anti-Coup Alliance calls on security forces not to point arms at Egyptians

  /  January 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The coalition’s statement comes ahead of third anniversary of the 2011 revolution

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Shrouded in smoke, Kiev becomes battle zone

  /  January 22, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

Protesters stepped up their attacks, flinging stones and Molotov cocktails but could do little against the tear gas and stun grenades used by the elite Berkut riot police who also fired rubber bullets.

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Dogged determination – a more sober Jan25

  /  January 21, 2014  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

Three years ago, as a friend of mine puts it, everything seemed possible. The 25th of January uprising gave birth to a revolution, and the sky was the limit. Today, as the third anniversary draws close, the read the rest…

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Egypt expects 33% rise in foreign investment this fiscal year

  /  January 20, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Egypt’s economy began to stabilise in late 2013, helped by billions of dollars in aid that Gulf countries began to extend once the Islamist President Mohamed Morsi was ousted last July.

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