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Qatar: A global player with underdeveloped internal politics

DOHA — In 2011, Qatari Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani said the country would hold its first elections for the...

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Anti-Egypt journalist: Cairo has failed to produce anything

DOHA — Days before his controversial tweets sparked an outcry in Egypt; prominent Qatari journalist Ahmed Ali told Egypt Independent...

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Bakery owners decry new system

Bread shortages are not new to Egypt, with the most acute crisis of the not-so-distant past occurring in 2008. Since...

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Is the Brotherhood’s registration as an NGO a nominal gesture?

“The Muslim Brotherhood is a legal association registered under number 644 for the year 2013,” the main headline on the...

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The elections law conundrum is proving harmful for Islamists

In its race to come up with a constitutionally viable parliamentary elections law, the Islamist-dominated legislature is trying hard to...

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Divisions among police result in intermittent ‘strike’ action

On Sunday afternoon, Mohamed Emeira, investigations assistant at Qasr al-Nil Police Station, stood some 500 meters from ongoing clashes between...

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Ultras divided on Cairo fire

“Are you from the ultras?” asked one of the Ahly club football fans in a reserved manner, amid roaring crowds...

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Port Said massacre verdict feared by many

Egypt awaits today the verdict of Sobhy Abdel Hamid, the head of the Port Said Criminal Court who is to...

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Forensics authority rejects notion of politicized reports, blames lack of information

Khaled Saeed, Sayed Belal, Essam Ali Atta, Saad Saeed, Al-Husseini Abu Deif and Mohamed al-Gendy: For many Egyptians, these are...

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2013 Journalists Syndicate elections: Back to the old rules of the game

Hours before nearly 6,000 journalists head to the polls, the streets of downtown Cairo — where the headquarters of most...

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Deja vu: Egypt’s electoral laws marred by controversy

In November 2010, two months before the 25 January revolution, rigging marred the country’s parliamentary elections, with the then-ruling and...

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Boycott bind: Opposition parties grapple with election strategies

In an anticipated move, the National Salvation Front (NSF), the biggest opposition bloc in Egypt, decided Tuesday to boycott the...

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Alexandria businessman shuts factories amid dispute with workers

Alexandrian businessman Farag Amr announced Wednesday that he would be shutting down a number of his company's factories that produce...

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Brotherhood’s refusal to change Cabinet is election tactic, opposition alleges

The prime minister appeared on TV last week to share his vision for the future. But whether this will include...

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