Features/Interviews

As president concludes first year, supporting intelligentsia voice discontent


Seventeen newly-appointed governors took oath at the presidential palace on Saturday, shortly before meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.



 


 
27 May 2015
As President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi approaches the end of his first year in office next month, rare signs of discontent have been exhibited by his supporters among the media and political elite who suggested the president is risking losing...
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HarassMap campaign highlights criminality of sexual harassment

"Harasser= Criminal" a new anti-sexual harassment campaign launched by HarassMap intiative to criminalise sexual harassment in Egypt.
26 May 2015
Despite a high prevalence of sexual harassment in Egypt, of which 85 percent of women say they have been subject to, according to the latest UN study, the majority of Egyptians say they blame the victim, criticizing her clothing or...
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At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaos

Screen grab of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as he speaks at the World Economic Forum on the MENA region in Jordan on Friday, May 22, 2015.
 


 
 

 
23 May 2015
Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that for long has lagged behind. But present-day reality proved rather...
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Expert: Economic recovery not sole guarantee for political stability

President Sisi donates to economy support account at NBE
21 May 2015
Economic recovery cannot act alone as a safeguard towards political stability, a Middle East expert has said, as Egypt puts the attraction of foreign investments and reforms to expenditure among its top priority for stability.  ...
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Egypt's judges new frontline in battle against militancy

A helicopter flies overhead as soldiers in military vehicles proceed towards al-Jura district in El-Arish city from Sheikh Zuwaid, around 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
 


 
 

 
20 May 2015
Egyptian security forces have grown accustomed to being targeted by Islamist militants. Now some judges are buying guns for protection after a spate of attacks which suggest that they too are on the hit list. Militants are estimated to...
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Foreign Minister on Morsi sentence criticism: We keep our judgments to ourselves

20 May 2015
In an interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry commented on international reactions to the death sentence against deposed President Mohamed Morsi and other Brotherhood leaders.    Q: Has the sentence...
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Inside the world of Ultras

Ultras Ahlawy
17 May 2015
“An Ultras member works in the dark to provide light for the rest of his group. He does not care about himself or his career because all what he cares for is his club. He is the epitome of manliness and cooperation. The Ultras are...
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Only 1 out of 602 executions carried out since Morsi’s ouster

Cairo Criminal Court
17 May 2015
Only one death sentence out of a total of 602 has been been carried out in cases related to the violence which rocked the country since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.   Out of those, there are 122 sentenced...
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Cairo blasts strain Egypt's bomb squad

16 May 2015
Egyptian bomb disposal expert Diaa Fathy had long predicted he would die in a flash, before that fateful day in January when a bomb exploded on a busy road leading to the pyramids. Fathy's death, captured in graphic video footage that...
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Story of fruit selling on wholesale markets

Story of fruit selling on wholesale markets
14 May 2015
"Come on! An auction!" yells Mahmoud Hasaballah, an owner of a small kiosk for selling plums in Soul village in Giza.   Hasaballah, a middleman between farmers and traders, stands in front of dozens of cartons of plums...
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