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In New York's Little Egypt, the homeland matters

NEW YORK, NY — Gamal Dewidar is busy working through the fully shelled prawns in front of him, but he...

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Communities: Remnants of a Jewish past

A taxi pulls up to the Shaar Hashamayim Synagogue on Adly Street in downtown Cairo. The driver has to wait...

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Kiosk nutrition: Candy, color and carbs

A hungry young boy runs up to the kiosk in the early afternoon and holds out a pound for the...

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Cogs in the wheel: A day in the life of a downtown tour guide

Egypt is a massive living organism — a web of ticking clocks, each set to a slightly different millisecond. With...

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SCAF's Parliament appointee may be illegal

On 21 January, the head of Egypt's ruling military council, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, appointed 10 members to the lower...

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Dabaa goes radioactive

For almost two weeks now, residents have been holding a sit-in at the construction site for Egypt's first nuclear plant...

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Nine months in, 'Blind Sheikh' supporters aren't giving up

Ambulance sirens and the sound of an occasional gunshot in the background cannot break the determined, measured cadence of Abdallah...

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A firsthand account: Detained by the army for walking

I was detained by the military at around 7 pm last Tuesday for walking home. I must have been walking...

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Street vendors and traditional healers: Cairo's diverse Chinese community

The taxi driver in "Fool Al Seen Al Azeem" (The Great Bean of China), a famous Egyptian comedy set in...

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Hundreds celebrate outside Libyan Embassy in Cairo

Around 500 Libyans and their supporters celebrated outside the Libyan Embassy in the Zamalek neighborhood of Cairo from late Sunday...

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Security forces violently disperse protest at Libyan Embassy

Security forces fired shots into the air and violently dispersed a protest late Monday night outside the Libyan Embassy in...

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After protester's death, activists blame Egypt's military and emergency response

On the evening of 23 July, a rock landed on Mohamed Mohsen's head during clashes between residents of Cairo’s Abbasseya...

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