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Bassem Youssef: Replacing John Stewart is far-fetched fantasy

Popular Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef gestures as he talks during an interview with Reuters in Cairo, 15 January 2013. 
02 Mar 2015
The former TV host of the popular political satire show "El Bernameg" Bassem Youssef has squashed his fans' hopes that he will replace Jon Stewart of the Daily Show, on which Youssef's show was based.   In an online...
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Matareya Police Station, the grave of the living

27 Feb 2015
Some families of detainees held at the Matariya Police Station have begun to call it the “grave of the living”.   In one day, two detainees reportedly died in custody while many others have been carried out from the jail...
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Why Arab storms are given female names

Storm
25 Feb 2015
The Egyptian Meteorological Authority has forecast a moderate sandstorm on Tuesday to be added to the numerous storms that hit Egypt and other Arab countries, dubbed women’s names like Hoda, Zeina, Boshra and Jana.     In...
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WHO calls for ‘smart’ syringes to stamp out fatal diseases

‘smart’ syringes 
 
23 Feb 2015
Employing the same needle or syringe to give injections to more than one person is one of the principal attributors behind the prevalence of fatal infectious diseases across the world.   Millions of people won’t be vulnerable to...
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Four Arab leaders whose currency failed to keep their legacy

22 Feb 2015
Kings and rulers are keen out of pride to have their pictures minted on currencies for the sake of their legacy. Many historians say that Alexander the Great was the first to do so. And in the Islamic history, Muawiya ibn Abi Sufyan...
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Three British girls join IS in Syria

The British girls that joined IS in Syria
22 Feb 2015
The British newspaper Telegraph has quoted Turkish intelligence sources as saying that Shaima Begum, 15, Khadija Sultana, 16, and Amira Abbasi, 15, are three British girls who fled from London last week and crossed the Turkish-Syrian...
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NCW: Female representation in 2015 parliament weak

22 Feb 2015
With the 2015 parliamentary elections quickly approaching, many are concerned that female representation at this parliament will be weak. According to the latest statements from the High Elections Commission, there are only 949 women...
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Fierce crackdown on dissent no laughing matter in Egypt

21 Feb 2015
When President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said people should not moan about Egypt because it was not like war-ravaged Iraq or Syria, his remark gave birth to a joke: New Egyptian passports should read "The Country not...
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Experts: Winning the Internet war is key in IS fight

Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014.
20 Feb 2015
The Internet has become a crucial battleground in the fight against jihadist propaganda and Western nations need to step up their game, according to participants in a Washington meeting on countering radical groups. Experts say governments...
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Fierce crackdown on dissent no laughing matter in Egypt

18 Feb 2015
When President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said people should not moan about Egypt because it was not like war-ravaged Iraq or Syria, his remark gave birth to a joke: New Egyptian passports should read "The Country not like Iraq or Syria....
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