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529 Steps Back: Egyptian Death Sentences Reveal Deep Societal Rift

By Ralf Hoppe and Daniel Steinvorth AFP Over 500 members of the Muslim Brotherhood were sentenced to death last week in the small Egyptian city of Minya. But what really happened?…

Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader and 682 others on trial

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and 682 other supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi are standing trial in central Egypt Mohammed Badie denies the Muslim Brotherhood acted violently Continue reading…

528 Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced to death in Egypt

By Schams Elwazer CNN – An Egyptian court sentenced at least 528 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to death Monday on charges related to violent riots in the southern Egyptian city of…

Will Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam dry the Nile in Egypt?

Source: BBC By Emmanuel Igunza, Ethiopia Ethiopia is pressing ahead with construction of a major new dam on the River Nile, despite stiff opposition from Egypt. BBC correspondents in both…

Sissi ‘can’t ignore’ public call to run for president 

  FUTURE’S HOPE: Egypt’s Army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El-Sissi pins a medal on a military cadet at the military college in Cairo. (Reuters) Agence France Presse Published —…

Rollback of Women’s Rights: Not Just in Afghanistan

National Geographic Daily News: by Eve Conant —  An Afghan law that protects perpetrators of domestic violence, new sharia criminal laws in Brunei that allow stoning, sexual assaults in Arab…

Egypt’s Sisi to stay on as defence minister

Source: TOI CAIRO: Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will keep his post as defence minister in a new government, an official source said on Wednesday, quashing speculation…

Egypt army chief Sisi says will run for president — report

A man stands on a bridge where huge posters of Egypt’s Army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are hanged in central Cairo on February 3, 2014. (Reuters/Asmaa Waguih)  …

Robert Fisk: If only Tony Blair could grasp the truth about Field Marshal Sisi Do the British people love Blair? Do they eat Blair chocolates and wear Blair pyjamas?

by Robert Fisk, The Independent It was, of course, utterly inevitable that Tony Blair would back Egypt’s new authoritarian leaders. After all, can you imagine Blair – our very own…

A mandate for Sisi

Story Summary Now that freshly titled Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah Sisi has been given the military’s support to stand in the presidential election, it can only be expected that he will…

Churches at the service of all Egyptians

From medical care to music lessons, orphanages to elderly care, churches in Egypt serve society at large – both Christian and Muslim Dina Ezzat, Tuesday 7 Jan 2014 Outside Mar…

Islamic museum in Cairo seriously damaged after bomb blast

Facade of the museum is destroyed, and some interior ceilings have collapsed Nevine El-Aref, Friday 24 Jan 2014 ALAHRAM ONLINE The façade of the Museum of Islamic Art in central…

Robert Fisk: Egyptians – or 98.1% of them – carry on a proud tradition

This is such stuff as dreams are made on, enough to banish any nightmares troubling the sleep of Egypt’s army commander, General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi So Egypt is back to…

Anthropology, not politics, rules in Egypt

STORY SUMMARY January 20, 2014 12:27 AM By Rami G. Khouri The Daily Star In the past three years since the overthrow of the Hosni Mubarak’s government, on my regular…

Egypt’s constitution support religious freedom, expert says

DW: The Egyptian constitution was approved by in a referendum. It is a revised version of what deposed President Mohammed Morsi signed a year ago after a similar referendum.What has…

A Priest’s Journey towards Islam

Source: The Islamic Bulletin Al-Haj Ibrahim Khalil Ahmad, formerly Ibrahim Khalil Philobus, was an Egyptian Coptic priest who studied theology and obtained a high degree from Princeton University. He studied…

Egypt-Ethiopia dam impasse remains as talks reach dead-end

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan failed to reach an agreement in the tripartite negotiations regarding the construction of the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance dam, state news agency MENA reported. MENA reported that…

Multi-Religious Compound in Cairo

Islam online: It’s a unique mystical spot in the Egyptian capital where the Qur’an, the Bible, and the Torah are continuously recited. It’s the multi-religious compound, which has ancient churches…

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