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Eid’s return in a Confused Egypt

Others | 21 August 2012
This is the first Eid celebrated by Egypt under a new regime that has managed to extend its power to all aspects of Egyptian life.. More

Former Islamist Egyptian Lawmaker's Sons Detained

Others | 21 August 2012
Two sons of Gaber Abdel-Monem Ali, who goes by the name Gaber Gahlan, were arrested and then released, antiquities officials said. .. More

Muslim Brotherhood Undermining Syrian Rebel Unity

Others | 21 August 2012
They share a single goal: to topple the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. But the myriad rebel groups that have sprung up are riven by infighting about funding, weapons and even how to wage their war. .. More

Brotherhood Mocks ElBaradei Party for 'Mixing Politics With Religion'

Others | 21 August 2012
Flyers handed out by members of the Constitution Party during Eid El-Fitr prayers Sunday in Qena provoked mockery by members of the Muslim Brotherhood who accused the party of "mixing religion with politics." .. More

Group Warns of Violence Against Anti-Brotherhood Protesters

Others | 21 August 2012
The Facebook page of the group calling for "a second revolution on 24August to dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood.. More

Christians in Egypt Endure Crucifixions: 'More Blood Will Be Shed,' Says Expert

Others | 21 August 2012
There are disturbing reports coming out of Egypt that hardline Muslim Brotherhood supporters are crucifying opponents of President Mohammed Morsi, creating a panic within religious minority communities. .. More

Brotherhood Leader: Morsy’s Iran Visit 'Excellent' Step, if Completed

Others | 20 August 2012
Sabry Khalaf, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood Shura Council, said that President Mohamed Morsy’s planned visit to Iran would be an excellent step on the road to the normalization .. More

Anti-Islam Protest Goes Ahead in Germany

Others | 20 August 2012
More than 100 officers from Berlin’s police force were put on alert for an anti-Islam march by the extreme-right group Pro Deutschland... More

Islamist Leaders Endorse Morsy in Eid Remarks

Others | 20 August 2012
Eid al-Fitr sermons and messages were not only festive this year, but carried heavy political implications. .. More

Hamas Vows to Help Egypt to Secure Sinai Border

Others | 20 August 2012
The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on Sunday renewed its pledge to cooperate with Egypt to restore order along the border between Gaza and the lawless Sinai Peninsula... More

Calling for all Copts, NGOs Form Coordinating Body Outside Church Auspices

Others | 20 August 2012
13 Coptic civil society and political activist groups decided to band together and create a coordinating body unattached to the church... More

Can Football Unite Muslims and Christians in Egypt?

Others | 17 August 2012
For a country with many societal divides, sports – particularly football – can strengthen social cohesion and national identity... More

Egypt's Al-Azhar Condemns Cleric Speaking in its Name

Others | 17 August 2012
"The religion Islam prohibits bloodshed and making damages to their properties and honour.".. More

Egypt to Try Anti-Morsi Talk Show Host in September

Others | 17 August 2012
Egyptian talk show host Tawfiq Okasha will face trial on September 1 on charges of calling for the murder of President Mohamed Morsi.. More

Islamic Militants Warn Egypt Army on Sinai Raids

Others | 17 August 2012
Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula warned the Egyptian military on Wednesday against cracking down on jihadis.. More

Egypt's President; Brothers in Charge

Others | 17 August 2012
The army has been effectively sidelined by Muhammad Morsi.. More

Brotherhood considers mass demo Friday in support of Morsy

Others | 16 August 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood is considering participating in a demonstration Friday in support of President Mohamed Morsy. The group’s Guidance Bureau would make the final decision on Wednesday. .. More

Egypt Court sentences 14 Islamists to death over Sinai 2011 attacks

Others | 16 August 2012
Ismailiya Criminal Court has sentenced to death on Tuesday 14 Islamists belonging to the Al-Tawhid we Al-Jihad organisation convicted of killing 5 police and military officers and one civilian during several attacks in June-July 2011 on an Al-Arish city police station and a Bank of Alexandria branch in northern Sinai... More

Egypt Begins Descent Into Tyranny

Others | 16 August 2012
The Brotherhood has already used its parliamentary position to name dozens of new editors for Egypt's major state-owned newspapers, including Al-Ahram. Akhbar Al-Youm, the second-largest newspaper in Egypt, will be run by a descendant of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Bana. .. More

Morsi: Time for Assad to Go

Others | 16 August 2012
"It is time for the Syrian regime to leave." .. More

Clampdown on Egypt’s Media Raises Fears

| 16 August 2012
Human rights groups in Egypt have condemned a recent clampdown on media critical of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood.. More