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Morsy’s men: Sharia as an ambition, stability as an end

Egypt witnessed a large protest by Islamist forces on Saturday, which they dubbed the day of “Sharia and legitimacy.” The...

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Update: Morsy supporters take to streets, one killed by falling tree

Thousands of people have gathered outside Cairo University in the largest show of support for President Mohamed Morsy since his...

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Brothers and comrades in street politics

Islamists led by the ruling Muslim Brotherhood announced Thursday night that they would move their rally Saturday from Tahrir Square...

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Not a monolith: Different faces of the judiciary react to Morsy’s declaration

Chants of “down with the regime” echoed Saturday through the halls of the Judges Club, whose general assembly rejected President...

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The president's new powers

President Mohamed Morsy has often celebrated the fact that he has seldom used his legislative powers, using that fact as...

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Assiut train collision deemed avoidable, if not for neglect and state failure

The remains on the railway tracks at the entrance of Mandara in Assiut Governorate spoke of the unthinkable tragedy that...

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Without a prayer: Law and street combine to prevent church building, stoke sectarianism

On Sunday, Ahmed Omar, a bearded Muslim resident of Queen Suzanne Street in Shubra al-Kheima, walked past a patch of...

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Porn ban unrealistic and worrying, experts say

On Wednesday, the general prosecutor ordered the relevant authorities to enforce a court ruling banning pornographic websites that was issued...

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Thursday's papers: Sinai conspiracies and constitution debate

The repeated attacks on police forces in Sinai and the ongoing investigation of a “terrorist cell” in Nasr City have...

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Of real and fake alarms: ‘Terrorist’ arrests raises concerns over threat’s veracity

A police raid last week on a Nasr City apartment housing an alleged terrorist cell has raised concerns about the...

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Media moguls struggle to keep their biases in check

Over the past year and a half, the same news anchors were seen pleading with protesters in Tahrir Square to...

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Thursday’s papers: Content and fate of constitution uncertain

The first draft of the new constitution released last week continues to be discussed and debated inside and outside the...

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A guide to constitutional controversies

Even following the release of a first draft of the constitution, debate continues to simmer within the Constituent Assembly. Seventeen...

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The new faces of the Emergency Law

“Only in Egypt: you object to the Emergency Law, they change its name to the ‘protecting society from criminals’ law;...

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