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Alexandria 'an occupied country' as govt cracks down on Salafis

In the wake of the New Year’s Eve bombings, police forces have unleashed a massive security response in Alexandria, detaining...

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INTERVIEW: ElBaradei on quiet revolution, reform tactics, and religion

Mohamed ElBaradei has chosen an interesting time to re-enter the Egyptian political arena. After his calls for a parliamentary election...

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Festival Films: Egypt's 'Ring Road'

First off, a confession: I watched “Ring Road” by accident.   I showed up at the Supreme Council for Culture...

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Elections in Alexandria: 'Ministers aren't allowed to lose'

Alexandria–On a fairly sedate Friday afternoon in Ramleh Station, it was obvious that elections were in the air. But sometimes,...

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Cairo's victory over Washington push for reform

With just days to go before the parliamentary elections, President Hosni Mubarak’s government seems to have successfully fended off the...

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Wednesday’s papers: Mubarak in the Gulf and Boutros-Ghali on the campaign trail

State-owned flagship daily Al-Ahram leads things off with a curious editorial decision on Wednesday. With parliamentary elections looming on Sunday...

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Wednesday’s papers: RIP Kamal al-Shazli and candidates use the Eid holiday to buy votes

Egypt’s state-owned media focused on what turned out to be a busy day of public appearances Wednesday for senior government...

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Amid soaring beef prices, poor Egyptians brace for meat-less Eid

Mohamed Saieed sat grumpily behind his counter of the Mourad Butcher in Giza. 
“I have plenty of time to talk,”...

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Monday’s papers: NDP picks its candidates and Shaaban Abdel Raheem gets political

Parliamentary candidate news dominates Monday’s newspapers. State-owned flagship daily Al-Ahram tops its front page with news that "the doors of...

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Wafd Party retracts boycott threat, warns of "last chance" for government to host fair elections

The Wafd Party announced on Sunday it will participate in parliamentary elections scheduled for the end of November, ending a...

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Sunday's papers: Mubarak delays the annual NDP conference as the Muslim Brotherhood cries "political harassment"

State-owned flagship daily Al-Ahram tops its front page with news that President Mubarak has decided to delay the upcoming annual...

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Wednesday’s papers: Mubarak orders more food to appear, Egypt less corrupt than Somalia

All state-owned papers lead with nearly identical coverage regarding the country’s chronic food-supply issues. At a cabinet meeting chaired by...

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Egypt’s vegetable crisis: 'This is how revolutions start'

It was early May of this year and the anger on display outside parliament was unmistakable. Demonstrators filled the streets...

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Wednesday’s papers: Shutting down religious channels and First Ladies posing badly

Al-Ahram leads off with front-page coverage of South African President Jacob Zuma’s official state visit to Cairo. The main article...

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