Features/Interviews

Foreign Affairs: Sisi using supposed fight against corruption as cover for it

30 Jun 2015
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is using a supposed fight against corruption as a cover for it and many of Egypt’s anti-corruption agencies are tangled in the same problem they claim to be combating, according to an analysis report...
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Acting top prosecutor to be appointed

30 Jun 2015
Assistant Attorney General Ali Omran has been appointed Acting Attorney General, being the most experienced of the attorney generals' assistants, until the Supreme Judicial Council nominates a judge to replace late top prosecutor...
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HRDO center: State is curbing press freedom

29 Jun 2015
The Human Rights Documentary Organization (HRDO) center to support digital expression released a report on Monday which discusses the role of electronic media in political change through the term "digital democracy".  ...
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The Pharaohs considered earthquakes 'God’s Hammer'

seismograph
29 Jun 2015
The Pharaohs recorded earthquakes and their destructive effects. They considered them “God’s Hammer”. They even had ways to predict earthquakes through what they called a “Well Observatory,” whereby they...
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At least 70 journalists, photographers were assaulted in the first 6 months of 2015

journalists strike
28 Jun 2015
Violations on journalists increased by 68 percent, according to the association for the freedom of thought and expression's midyear bulletin. At least 170 journalists or photojournalists were subjected to violations by the end of June...
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15.4% of Egyptians live under $2 a day

28 Jun 2015
According to the Multidimensional Poverty Index, 15.4 percent of Egyptians live under the poverty line, surviving on US$2 a day, of which 42 percent reside in Upper Egypt.   The index monitors data from over a hundred developing...
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Egypt destroys symbol of old regime but repression lives on

Demolitions start at the dissolved National Democratic Party's headquarter in Downtown Cairo
27 Jun 2015
 Metres from the epicentre of Egypt's uprising, bulldozers tear chunks of concrete and twisted metal from what remains of the headquarters of ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak's now disbanded party. During the heady days of the...
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Abouel Fotouh’s early elections proposal backfires

Aboul Fotouh starting a march to Tahrir
25 Jun 2015
A proposal by the 2012 presidential candidate and dissident Muslim Brotherhood leader Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh to run early presidential elections has backfired with pro-government analysts and politicians deeming it unacceptable....
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Egypt plans to join EEU, Russia's economic sphere

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during their meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi, 21 August 2014. 
22 Jun 2015
According to the recent statements by the Egyptian authorities, Egypt intends to establish a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), comprising Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia, by the end of 2016.   The deal...
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Video: Egypt teens seek roads paved with gold in Europe

19 Jun 2015
"We chose this." In part two of an exclusive three-part series, Egyptian teens in Sicily tell CNN's Nima Elbagir they "chose to come to suffer" to help their families.  
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