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Sisters in the vanguard as Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood battles to survive

Reuters/Reuters - A girl carries a flag of the Muslim Brotherhood as she joins protesters from the Islamic Action Front during demonstration to show their solidarity with Palestinians and anger at a recent
15 Dec 2014
 In homes and streets around Egypt, women are keeping alive a group the authorities are determined to crush. They teach Muslim Brotherhood values to children, organize its protests, preserve its networks, and take an ever more...
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Heikal: Sisi faces unsettled atmosphere

13 Dec 2014
Veteran writer Mohamed Hassanein Heikal said President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi faces “a general unsettled atmosphere,” adding that “We cannot do anything else other than he achieves full success.”   In an...
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Consultant: Egypt needs legal reforms for Suez Canal hub to succeed

10 Dec 2014
The consultant on a project to develop the Suez Canal says cumbersome Egyptian government bureaucracy could hamper its chances of success. Yehia Zaki, director of Egypt operations at global engineering firm Dar Al-Handasah, said he had...
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'Nightmare' for Syrian refugees as UN cuts food aid

© AFP / by Sara Hussein | Map showing Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries since 2011, according to UNHCR
 
 
 
04 Dec 2014
Aid workers fear a major humanitarian crisis for millions of Syrian refugees in the Middle East after funding gaps forced the United Nations to cut food assistance for 1.7 million people. The UN's World Food Programme said Monday it...
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In Egypt, Mubarak verdict signals return of old order

03 Dec 2014
Gaber Sayyed lost the use of his legs when an armoured police vehicle crushed them during the 2011 uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule and ignited hopes for a new era of freedom and accountability. Almost four years on, he...
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Ebola still remains remote threat for Egyptians

Health workers from Guinea's Red Cross carry the body of a victim of Ebola in Momo Kanédou in Guinea on November 19, 2014.
02 Dec 2014
Despite the sweeping outbreak of the Ebola virus in most West African countries and recently the United States, it might sound like a remote threat for the people in Egypt; especially since the World Health Organization (WHO) has not yet...
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Vox: Politics, not rule of law, guided Mubarak case from the beginning

Armed plainclothes policemen guard Egyptian medics wheeling former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on a gurney to a helicopter ambulance at Maadi Military Hospital, to attend his trial at the police academy, where the court is located, in Cairo November 29, 2014.
02 Dec 2014
American analyst Max Fisher commented on the acquittal of former President Hosni Mubarak in an article published on Vox website saying that he was acquitted because "politics clearly favored his release, and it is politics— not...
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Abul Ela bridge to be turned to tourist place

Bulaq abul Ela bridge
30 Nov 2014
Al-Masry Al-Youm has obtained photos and plans on the development of the Abul Ela bridge and the corniche in the area stretching between Sabteyya and Rod al-Farag districts.   The development includes reusing the bridge as a...
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22-year-old with PhD in nanotechnology seeks change in Egypt

Mostafa Othman, 22, holder of PhD at nanotechnology, works at the laboratory.
30 Nov 2014
Mostafa Othman, 22, hopes to bring about a revolution in Egypt. Not in our streets or squares but in our laboratories.   Othman holds a PhD in Nanotechnology, one of the most difficult sciences, but perhaps with the most abilities to...
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Middle East Christians threatened by radical Islam

Pope Francis is shown the Sultan Ahmet mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque, by Mufti of Istanbul, Rahmi Yaran, during his visit to Istanbul November 29, 2014.
30 Nov 2014
Christians, whose fate will be broached by Pope Francis on his visit to Turkey, have been rooted in the wider Middle East since their faith was born in ancient Palestine two millennia ago. A minority in all the countries they inhabit in...
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