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Kafr al-Sheikh voters lean toward 'yes' in referendum

KAFR AL-SHEIKH — The northern Delta governorate of Kafr al-Sheikh witnessed a relatively low turnout as residents cast their ballots...

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Thursday’s papers: Alleged gunmen in custody, rising tensions between Islamists and opposition

Topping the news in Thursday’s papers are three chief developments: the arrest and detention of two Islamists, increasing tensions between...

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Thursday's papers: Fighting over a journalist's death

Newspapers on Thursday focus their coverage on the death of Al-Fagr photojournalist Al-Husseini Abu Deif and the referendum on the...

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Human rights advocates worried, skeptical about military's arrest powers

Although it wasn’t enforced during the first phase of the constitutional referendum on 15 December, President Mohamed Morsy's recent decree...

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Gharbiya, home of 'autonomous' Mahalla, votes no

MAHALLA — As the initial results of the first round of referendum voting rolled in, it became obvious how the...

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In opposition to Morsy, Mahalla declares autonomy

  Mahalla — The “Independent Republic of Greater Mahalla” was declared by thousands of angry locals on 7 December, following...

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Street vendors mull forming union to combat state crackdowns

Struggling with increasing unemployment, an estimated 5 million Egyptians have long resorted to becoming self-employed street vendors, and make up...

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Hands off: Initiatives grow fighting sexual harassment in Tahrir and elsewhere

“Don’t go there” and “Stay out for your own safety” have been the menacing messages from alarmist male protesters with...

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Wednesday's papers: Presidential palace besieged, constitutional crisis and media blackouts

Three developments top the news Wednesday in Egypt’s papers, including the massive anti-Morsy protests that flooded the presidential palace in...

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Anti-Morsy protests bring hundreds of thousands together

Although it appeared less crowded than Tuesday’s million-person rally, Friday’s protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and elsewhere gathered hundreds of...

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Tuesday's papers: Rallies, martyrs, judges, and labor

Tuesday’s papers focus their top coverage on four main developments today: a host of rallies supporting and opposing President Morsy’s...

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Labor activists: New decree eyes 'Brotherhoodization' of unions

A controversial labor decree issued by President Mohamed Morsy on Sunday has been denounced and met with resistance from both...

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Sunday's papers: Conflicting reports over deadly train-bus collision

The main news item in all daily papers Sunday is the deadly bus-train collision which left at least 50 school...

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Protesters outside Saudi consulate recount prison abuse

Families and friends of Egyptian detainees languishing in Saudi prisons launched an open-ended sit-in outside the kingdom’s embassy in Giza...

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