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Anti-interventionist stance on Mali reflects Morsy's domestic considerations

President Mohamed Morsy opposes France’s intervention in Mali even though the campaign, which seeks to restore the Malian government’s control...

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Despite Ahmadinejad’s visit, geopolitics may hinder Egypt-Iran relations

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Egypt on Tuesday, marking the first visit by an Iranian head of state since...

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Is it a division or a revolution?

Islamists’ distorted understanding of democracy — which has divided Palestine between Fatah and Hamas, plunged Algeria into civil war and...

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Anti-Morsy protesters head back to presidential palace

Protesters demanding President Mohamed Morsy’s ouster regrouped on Thursday evening with renewed marches to the presidential palace in Heliopolis. The...

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Putting the pressure on

The widening rift between Islamist and opposition protesters was evident Tuesday night as tens of thousands of protesters who fear...

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Morsy angers worshippers in mosque

Worshippers at Hassan al-Sharbatly Mosque in New Cairo protested against President Mohamed Morsy while he was attending prayers there Friday,...

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Opposition unites in 'state of fury'

Tens of thousands converged in Tahrir Square Tuesday for a show of force that promised to unite secular political powers...

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A politicized papacy: Analysts look at new pope's political agenda

Newly ordained Pope Tawadros II's first meeting took place on Tuesday with figures from the leftist Popular Current led by...

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Qandil's visit to Gaza overshadowed by Gazans' fear for the future

Egypt's Prime Minister Hesham Qandil crossed into Gaza via Rafah at 8 am Friday for a brief three-hour stay meant...

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No hint of reform with Interior Ministry shuffle

The Interior Ministry reshuffle this week was billed as a way to improve security forces’ performance and efficiency in meeting...

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In Tahrir, demonstrators criticize Morsy, call for Sharia

Members from nearly twenty different Islamic movements and parties gathered in Tahrir Square on Friday, in what critics mockingly called...

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Spirituality first: Tawadros and the new church

A popular Coptic liturgical hymn preceded the Sunday altar lottery, when Bishop Tawadros was chosen as the 118th pope of...

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Coptic Christians have a new shepherd

Acting Pope Pachomius named his former pupil, Bishop Tawadros, as the 118th patriarch of the Coptic Church on Sunday, after...

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Coptic papal elections suggest depoliticized church

The Coptic Orthodox Church elections Monday whittled the list of candidates for the church’s papacy down from five to three....

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