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Putting together pieces of Egypt’s militarized past

One might not agree with Hazem Kandil’s “Soldiers, Spies and Statesmen: Egypt’s Road to Revolt” that the competing roles of...

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What’s in an image: Real thugs and Ramadan thugs

“What do you mean by thug, exactly?” was the first question on Gamal Saber’s mind when I asked him what...

Mohamed Elmeshad Mohamed Elmeshad 8 years ago

Calling for all Copts, NGOs form coordinating body outside church auspices

Spurred by what they see as an increasing tide of Islamization lead by the Muslim Brotherhood, 13 Coptic civil society...

Mohamed Elmeshad Mohamed Elmeshad 8 years ago

Olympic pleas: Egypt’s poor performance attributed to defective sporting system

Karam Gaber, Egypt’s Greco-Roman wrestler, won the silver medal in the 84 kilogram division Monday, raising the country’s tally to...

Mohamed Elmeshad Mohamed Elmeshad 8 years ago

Monday’s papers: Every day he’s shuffling

Big news: The Supreme Council for the Armed Forces is flipped on its heels as President Mohamed Morsy decides to...

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Sunday’s papers: Picking up your trash

This Sunday is a relatively slow day for news in Egypt, although there were three consistently recurring talking points. The...

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Morsy catches country off guard with surprise choice for prime minister

Since President Mohamed Morsy was announced president on 24 June, Egyptians have been on the edge of their seats, waiting...

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Monday's papers: The army, the people and the revolutions

Today is 23 July, the anniversary of the 1952 revolution when a ragtag group of “Free Officers” overthrew the monarchy. Like...

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Ramadan consumer frenzy curtailed by anxious retailers and unsure consumers

Soheir Salem, a housewife and mother of four, walked out to the markets last Friday looking to buy her pre-Ramadan...

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Morsy faces challenges taking over Mubarak's office

Outside the halls of the presidential palace, where newly elected President Mohamed Morsy is still getting settled, protesters are already...

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Sunday’s papers: A little more Shater with your Morsy?

President Mohamed Morsy can’t seem to shake Muslim Brotherhood Shura Council deputy Khairat el-Shater out of his beard, as the...

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After victory, Brotherhood celebrate their patience

Sunday was a day of tears, jubilation, and reverie at the Mohamed Morsy campaign headquarters in Downtown Cairo. After the...

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Cabinet sends ambituous budget to SCAF

The 2012/13 budget was expected to be the first in Egypt’s history that would be approved and implemented by a...

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Negative campaigning rumor mill rampant on voting days

“I can’t vote for the Brotherhood. They will slit my child’s throat in front of me,” said Kamel, a 53-year-old...

Mohamed Elmeshad Mohamed Elmeshad 8 years ago