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Monday’s Papers: Commemorations for 6th of October while Mubarak gears up for November

News coverage for Monday, 4 October includes features marking the 6th of October 1973 victory over Israel and front-page content...

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The Reformers: The youngest branch of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

A new Muslim Brotherhood (MB) student campaign has been launched under the name “The Reformers” to ostensibly show the “true...

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Thursday's papers: Mubarak in Europe, scandal in Madinaty

With state-owned Al-Ahram and Al-Akhbar newspapers focusing on President Hosni Mubarak’s Berlin summit, independent papers run headlines on the controversy...

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Report highlights obstacles to human rights advocacy in Middle East, N. Africa

An international report focusing on the plight of pro-democracy and human rights activists and associations that are working under tough...

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Cherchez la femme: Priest’s wife ‘disappearance’ stirs sectarian tension

Camillia Shehata is a Coptic Christian woman who “saw the light of truth” and wanted to convert to Islam, but...

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Sunday's papers: MPs stripped of immunity, photo of ElBaradei's daughter provokes backlash

Front page headlines in state-owned newspapers Al-Ahram and Al-Akhbar, in addition to other national newspapers, report that 14 parliamentarians from...

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Court to hear lawsuit against Pope Shenouda for holding priest's wife

A group of Islamist lawyers have filed a lawsuit in an Egyptian administrative court against Coptic Pope Shenouda to compel...

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Muslim Brotherhood differs with opposition over pre-election strategy

A meeting called by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) opposition movement with leaders of Egypt’s top political factions appears to have...

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Islamic radicalization on UK campuses: Precious little middle ground

London–Is it acceptable to intervene in students’ practices? Is the perceived threat of extremism or radical thought good enough reason...

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State land corruption cases: Pre-election PR or inter-NDP discord?

As contractors and parliamentarians, and even ruling party officials, blow the whistle on various state-owned land sale violations–with the government...

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Why do we travel? To think

I jumped on the early train to Minya minutes before it started moving, after pushing my way through the crowd...

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Egypt's laundry list of land sales corruption

Irregularities, misallocations, dodgy deals and controversial contracts seem to be a common thread in state-owned land sales in recent years,...

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Wafd reinvented: Behind the face lift

El-Sayed el-Badawi was elected in May to lead the Wafd opposition party, one of the oldest political parties that Egypt...

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Islamic radicalization on UK campuses: Islamic literature

This is the fifth part of an investigative series exploring the question of Islamic radicalism on British campuses. Previous installments looked...

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