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Thursday's papers: On the brink of civil disobedience

Security forces arresting a protester during clashes in Simon Bolivar Square, near US embassy and Tahrir Square, 28 November 2012. Clashes continue between security forces and protesters, which left injuries, as security forces using teargas massively to disperse protesters away off US embassy.
29 Nov 2012
The ramifications of the president’s constitutional declaration, which grants Mohamed Morsy powers that go beyond even those enjoyed by his predecessors, are the source of speculation and dramatic headlines as the consequences...
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Wednesday's papers: Rumors and accusations fly amid protests

28 Nov 2012
Photos were the most dramatic element of Wednesday's newspapers, which focused on otherwise expected reporting of the anti-constitutional declaration protests that drew crowds evoking the 25 January revolution that toppled former...
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Tuesday's papers: Rallies, martyrs, judges, and labor

Dozens of protesters participate in protests against the constitutional declaration issued by president Mohamed Morsy, last Thursday, demanding to bring it down, Suez, 27 November 2012. Political forces called for massive protests in Tahrir Square, and other governorates against the constitutional declaration.
27 Nov 2012
Tuesday’s papers focus their top coverage on four main developments today: a host of rallies supporting and opposing President Morsy’s new constitutional declaration, the funeral processions for two teenage martyrs from the...
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Monday’s papers: The aftermath of Morsy's declaration

Clashes between opponents and proponents of Morsy's new Constitutional Declaration outside High Court of Justice during emergency meeting of Judges club near the Court, Cairo, 24 November 2012. The newly-appointed Prosecutor General Talaat Abdallah starts his work today, as President Mohamed Morsy dismissed Abdel Meguid Mahmoud, abd appointed Abdallah, who sworn-in before Morsy, last Thursday.
 

 
26 Nov 2012
Almost all local newspapers highlight the massive stock market plunge on their front pages Monday. In the third largest single-day drop since January 2011, the country’s stock market lost LE29.3 billion of total market...
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Sunday's papers: The judges vs. the president

Tight security measures imposed by security forces in front of High Court of Justice during the emergency meeting of Judges club inside, Cairo, 24 November 2012. The general assembly of Judges club held emergency meeting to talk over the new Constitutional Declaration issued by Mohamed Morsy, which includes dismissal of Abdel Meguid Mahmoud, the prosecutor general.
25 Nov 2012
The judges’ face-off with President Mohamed Morsy takes the lead in Sunday’s papers, alongside the rest of the aftermath of Morsy’s controversial constitutional declaration that he announced on Thursday, giving himself...
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Thursday's papers: Egypt brokers Israel-Hamas truce, fails to quell violence at home

Clashes between security forces and protesters continue for the third day in-a-raw in Mohamed Mahmoud street, near Interior Ministry headquarters, Cairo, 21 November 2012. Clashes erupted during commemorating the first anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud clashes, which left dozens of martyrs, and hundreds of injured.
22 Nov 2012
Developments in Gaza and on the streets of downtown Cairo have kept the local press busy this week. In its coverage of ongoing clashes between protesters and security forces, independent newspaper Al-Shorouk reports that scuffles in Tahrir...
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Wednesday's papers: Conflict at home and abroad

Clashes between protesters and security forces in Mohamed Mahmoud street, near Interior Ministry headquarters, Cairo, 20 November 2012. Hundreds of protesters were marking the first anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud clashes, which left dozens of martyrs, and hundreds of injuries, and then clashes erupted, when protesters tried to scale the barrier, and began to destroy it, but riot forces threw stones at protesters, and fired tear gas and rubber bullets, then protesters throwing them with Molotov, which left dozens of injuries.
21 Nov 2012
Scenes of bloody clashes between Tahrir protesters and police forces are back filling the front pages of local newspapers, accompanied by ongoing coverage of the escalating conflict between Israel and Gaza, a contentious IMF loan and...
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Monday’s papers: Anger looms over Morsy Cabinet

Wreckage of the school bus, which collided with a train heading Minya, while it was crossing the track of the train in Manfalout, Assiut, 17 November 2012. The death toll has risen to 48 killed children, besides the driver and teacher, and 17 injured.
19 Nov 2012
After extensive coverage on conflicting reports of casualties during the past three days, Monday’s independent papers focus on the anger and sharp disappointment that gripped the country due to the deadly Assiut bus-train collision....
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Sunday's papers: Conflicting reports over deadly train-bus collision

Wreckage of the school bus, which collided with a train heading Minya, while it was crossing the track of the train in Manfalout, Assiut, 17 November 2012. The death toll has risen to 48 killed children, besides the driver and teacher, and 17 injured.
18 Nov 2012
The main news item in all daily papers Sunday is the deadly bus-train collision which left at least 50 school children dead in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Assiut on Saturday, as well the public prosecutor’s ongoing...
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Tuesday papers: The Sinai file re-opened

13 Nov 2012
  Tuesday’s edition of the Independent newspaper Al-Shorouk leads with, “The presidency negotiates with jihadis and the military seeks revenge for the martyrs.” The newspaper reports that a source in the second army...
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