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Recent spate of violence against Egypt's Christians goes largely unpunished

FRANCE 24 - ‎1 hour ago‎
Since late May, Christians in Egypt have been the victims of at least a dozen sectarian attacks, and activists and politicians say the government has done little to stop it, despite Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi's early overtures to the ...

The wave of democracy in Egypt

Open Democracy - ‎9 hours ago‎
Egypt lacks the spirit of true modernization; the institution of a strong state (in the structural, not oppressive, sense) that is impartial to religions, races, and which can provide a safe space for political and social freedoms as well as rights for ...
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Egypt strongly condemns Munich attack, calls for unifying efforts in face of terrorism

Ahram Online - ‎8 hours ago‎
The motives behind the attack are still unknown. The statement reiterated that Egypt strongly rejects any kind of terrorising of citizens or endangering citizens' lives.

Completed Prince of Egypt to Receive Starry Concert Reading

Playbill.com - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Bay Street Theater and DreamWorks Theatricals will present a premiere concert reading of the new stage musical, The Prince of Egypt August 13 in in Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor, NY. The outdoor concert will star Tony winner Shuler Hensley, Marin ...
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Egypt launches first Afro-Chinese Arts Festival to promote tourism

Daily Times - ‎17 hours ago‎
Egypt launched on Thursday its first Afro-Chinese Arts & Folklore Festival in a bid to draw tourists back to the North-African country.

How this youth group plans to put Upper Egypt on cultural map

Al-Monitor - ‎16 hours ago‎
“We dream of breaking down centralization and presenting all kinds of arts in Minya and Upper Egypt. We believe it is possible to achieve our dream here in our own country.

British Expert to Argue Against Extraditing Egypt Hijacker

ABC News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Seif Eddin Mustafa, who hijacked an EgyptAir Airbus 320 plane on March 29 from Alexandria to Cairo and diverted it to Cyprus, claims his opposition to Egypt's military-backed government would put him at risk of torture if he was extradited back. The ...
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Why Egypt is suddenly so interested in Israel-Palestine conflict

Al-Monitor - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
On July 10, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry visited Israel in the first trip of its kind since 2007. This visit came as part of a broader vision announced by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a speech he gave during the opening of the new ...

Muslim Brotherhood Refutes Egypt Junta's "Defining Moments" Movie Lies

ikhwanWeb.com - ‎14 hours ago‎
Dr Talaat Fahmi, Muslim Brotherhood Media Spokesman, said supposed documentary "Defining Moments" is nothing but a cheap movie - another episode in the military junta's continuing efforts to sabotage the awareness of the Egyptian people with more ...
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Poroshenko believes in mutually beneficial cooperation between Ukraine and Egypt

Ukrinform News - ‎7 hours ago‎
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has congratulated President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. This has been reported by the press service of the Head of State. "On behalf of ...
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Trump blames Clinton for 'radical' Muslim Brotherhood ruling Egypt

Daily News Egypt - ‎4 hours ago‎
Trump accused Clinton of making the world a less stable place, pointing out that Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Iraq were safer and enjoyed more peace before she was appointed secretary of state by US president Barack Obama.
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These 4500-year-old writings are the oldest ever found in Egypt

ScienceAlert - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Archaeologists in Egypt have recently unveiled a series of 4,500-year-old papyri that they say are the oldest writings ever found in the region.
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Egypt snaps back at Turkey after Erdogan's scathing criticism

Ahram Online - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Turkey provides a safe haven for leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood group, which has been banned in Egypt. Ankara also allows TV stations run by sympathisers of the Brotherhood who criticise the government of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to ...

Book Review|A Novel of Egypt's 'Cheated Generation'

New York Times - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
In the summer of 1984, an Egyptian girl waits in front of the closed door of her mother's bedroom. In her hand is a red sash that, moments earlier, had fallen off her mother's satin robe.
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What does Israel-Egypt rapprochement mean for Palestinians?

Press TV - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Egyptian foreign minister has visited Israel, the highest ranking visit of its kind since 2007. Egypt and Israel already have a peace treaty, they cooperate on security matters and the siege of Gaza.

Egypt trains 100 Nigerians in medicine, agric

The Punch - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Egypt says it had trained over 100 Nigerian officials in medicine, agriculture, security and counter-terrorism investigation and engineering in order to improve Nigeria's expertise in various fields.

Celebrating summer with festivals: Egypt and Arab region join the seasonal gleam

Ahram Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
Yet, before we look into the selection of festivals offered by Egypt's cultural scene - and before we peak into the summer energy of Tunisia, Algeria, Lebanon and even Palestine, before we even try to understand how distinctive those festivals are - it ...

Foreign Office Reveals 'Step-Change' in Egypt Approach

Common Dreams (press release) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
In series of updates to the FCO's annual human rights report released yesterday, the government described how in the first half of 2016, “the human rights situation in Egypt continued to deteriorate”, with death sentences handed down to several ...
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Egypt FM Shoukry meets Kerry during US anti-IS coalition conference

Ahram Online - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry (L) speak to the media prior to a meeting at the State Department in Washington, DC, July 21, 2016.

Egypt to focus on cooperation with Italy

Al-Monitor - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Tension between Italy and Egypt has escalated in the months since an Italian graduate student who disappeared from Cairo was tortured and killed, with both sides taking part in a series of retaliations.
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