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Roots of religious violence lie in both state and society

While reflecting a deep societal malaise, sectarian violence in Egypt has always been associated with political power play, particularly between...

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This week in 1958: An advocate of creative theater and free press dies

Fatma al-Youssef, also known as Rose al-Youssef, died on 10 April 1958,* leaving an unmatched legacy: that of a woman...

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This week in 1968: The Virgin Mary revisits Egypt

On 2 April 1968, tens of thousands of Egyptians, Muslims and Christians alike, congregated to see the Virgin Mary appear...

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This week in 1900: Architect Hassan Fathy is born

History will long remember Hassan Fathy for his courageous yet unsuccessful attempt to use architecture as a tool that could...

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This week in 1964: Outspoken Brotherhood critic and intellectual dies

On 12 March 1964, an Egyptian cultural legend died aged 75. For decades, Abbas Mahmoud al-Aqqad had engaged in intellectual...

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Antinoupolis archaeological site being 'destroyed systematically'

An Egyptian independent archaeologist has warned on Friday that Antinoupolis, one of the country’s largest archaeological sites located in Minya,...

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This week in 1978: Writer paves way for peace with Israel

On 3 March 1978, Egyptian literary pioneer Tawfiq al-Hakim wrote in state-run Al-Ahram newspaper, “Arabs now have money and men....

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This week in 1919: The birth of Egypt’s Hitchcock

One of Egypt’s pioneering filmmakers, Kamal El Sheikh, was born on 5 February 94 years ago. Sheikh is known as...

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Timeline: The troubled process to draft a constitution

The State Council Administrative Court on Tuesday decided to refer the case that will decide the fate of the 100-member...

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Revenge of the cop

  A few minutes before “Al-Maslaha” (The Goods) ends, Hamza, the idealistic narcotics officer, unexpectedly turns around and shoots the...

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In Qena, a last-minute surge of voters

After a slow trickle of voters in the past two days, a rush of voters in Qena flooded the polling...

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In Qena, tribal influence could sway election

QENA — Visiting the Upper Egyptian city of Qena for the second time in three months, presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq...

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Blog: Sing for the factories

During late President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s reign, Egypt was generally seen as a site for booming industry, with factories erected...

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In Egypt’s troubled judiciary, Gheriany stands as a savior

Two issues have brought the name of Egypt’s top judge Hossam al-Gheriany to the forefront recently: a crisis surrounding the...

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