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Wednesday's papers: The blame game

The local press Wednesday attempts to determine culpability for the devastating train wreck that killed 19 police conscripts and injured...

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Elections law debates raise controversy on several levels

The parliamentary elections law, currently being debated in the Shura Council, which has legislative powers until parliamentary elections, is marking...

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Wednesday’s papers: Al-Watan goes Islamist

Privately owned Al-Watan newspaper attempts a new approach Wednesday in its criticism of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood. The paper announces...

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A year of tumultuous times for all branches of state

The year 2012 was supposed to witness Egypt’s transition from the revolutionary state back to the stability of elected bodies...

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Sunday’s papers: Morsy speaks, again

President Morsy’s latest address to the nation—at Saturday’s opening session of the Shura Council’s new cycle—provoked a few sarcastic headlines...

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The ballot and the street

“The President and the Brotherhood take credit for the most significant achievement the opposition made this year,” says Tamer al-Mihy,...

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Elderly voters brave long lines to have their say in referendum

Farida Mohamed, an elderly voter in Giza, brought a chair to her polling station on Saturday in anticipation of the...

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Corporal punishment is on the rise, and society acquiesces

In the video, terrified schoolchildren line up at their teacher’s desk in a Delta kindergarten to have their homework corrected....

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The outcome of the referendum promises less, rather than more, stability

Following the first round of the referendum on the constitution, which many hoped would be the first step on the...

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In Assiut, voters hope 'yes' vote will mean stability

ASSIUT — Canvassing the Upper Egyptian city of Assiut on referendum day, the denser population in rural areas were predominantly...

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Torture and detention at the hands of Brotherhood mob

  On 5 December, violent clashes raged for hours between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsy, after the latter...

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Monday's papers: Islamists vs civil powers, round two

After the National Salvation Front, representing numerous opposition parties, announced yesterday that it rejected the constitutional referendum that the president...

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Morsy faces multiple challenges with increasing opposition

Thousands marched to the presidential palace in Heliopolis Tuesday, chanting against President Mohamed Morsy, demanding a retraction of the constitutional...

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Sunday’s papers: Morsy supporters fill the streets

Sunday’s front pages report on the large pro-Mohamed Morsy protests staged Saturday, as opposition voices in Tahrir Square and elsewhere...

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