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“Friday's protest leaves activists divided"
Leftists divided after participating in a protest against the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Op-ed:Morsi’s excellent adventure”
Nour Bakr says President Morsi had nothing to lose with his speech criticizing the Syrian regime during the NAP conference in Tehran.
“Morsi's Trip Reveals Clues to Egypt's Evolving Foreign Policy”
A translation of Al-Khaleej article on how President Morsi’s recent visits to China and Iran reflect the new direction he is taking Egyptian foreign policy.
“Government split over the return of state of emergency”
Cabinet discusses the reinstatement of emergency law to improve the security situation in Egypt.
“Mekki confronts backlash over emergency law proposal”
After public controversy over a proposed new emergency law, the Minister of Justice tries to reassure human rights organizations.
“Troubled waters: Monufiya's contaminated water and low supply”
The crisis with contaminated water continues as authorities are unable to discover the cause.
“Brotherhood asks Al-Azhar to issue fatwa on IMF loan”
The Muslim Brotherhood is seeking a fatwa on the permissibility of an IMF loan amid controversy over whether borrowing foreign funds is considered usury.
“Accepting the IMF Loan: an Exception or Economic Policy?”
Farid Zahran comments on the Muslim Brotherhood’s policy reversal towards proposed IMF loan after coming to power.
“Open Letter to the President of The Arab Republic of Egypt, Dr. Mohamed Morsi Isa El-Ayyat”
Maryam Al-Khawaja’s protest letter against her detention and barring from entry into Egypt at the Cairo airport.
“Sabri Nakhnoukh: Key thug lifts lid on Mubarak-era poll rigging”
Recently arrested Mubarak-era thug reveals details about his involvement in election fraud during the previous regime.
“Constituent Assembly to vote on sharia in Egyptian constitution”
After a long debate on the inclusion of a reference to Sharia in the constitution, the constituent assembly decides on a vote.
“Morsi spokesman reveals names of presidential assistants, advisers”
The new advisory team includes members of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafi Al-Nour Party.
Issandr El Amrani asks whether the lack of political diversity in the new presidential team is a result of Morsi’s preferences or the lack of willing coalition partners.
“Arrogance is the beginning of the failure”
Zenobia comments on the reactions of Muslim Brotherhood members over the official registration of Mohamed ElBaradei’s Constitution Party.
“Damned to Cooperation”
Loay Mudhoon says President Morsi will be forced to cooperate with all political forces.
“How to Allay Coptic Fears in Post-Revolutionary Egypt”
A translation of As-Safir article on the fears of Egypt’s Christians of the rise of Islamists to power.
“أهالى سيناء يعثرون على رأس المتورط بقتل الجهادى «إبراهيم عويضة»”
Violence in Sinai continues, as jihadist group takes revenge on locals for helping the authorities.
“عن زيارة الرئيس للصين وإيران”
Amr Hamzawy comments on President Morsi’s visits to China and Iran.
“«مكي»: مرسي لن يُصدر قانونًا محل انقسام.. وبقاء «الطوارئ» الحالي «كارثة»”
Minister of Justice denies reports that the president will issue a new emergency law, saying that the current one will be amended.
“إحالة «الشريف» ونجليه لـ«الجنايات» وإلزامه برد ٦٠٠ مليون جنيه بتهمة الكسب غير المشروع”
After 16 months of investigation, former head of Shura Council, Safwat El-Sharif, is referred to court on graft charges.
“حق الدفاع فى خطر”
Nigad Al-Boraei discusses the recent court case against two lawyers charged with insulting the court.
“فشل امريكي في مصر وسورية”
Abd El-Bari Atwan says the US has failed in Egypt and Syria.
Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:
The Tragedy of Books in Egypt
Khaled Fahmy tells the story of Egypt’s missing books.
The Future of Media in Egypt: An Interview with Hisham Kassem
Former publisher of Al-Masry Al-Youm talks about media coverage of the revolution and social media.
New Texts Out Now: Jason Brownlee, Democracy Prevention: The Politics of the US-Egyptian Alliance
An interview with author Jason Brownlee and excerpts from his new book on Egypt-US relations.
لا لقرض الصندوق... لا للاستدانة باسم الشعب
A statement issued by the Campaign to Drop Egypt’s Debt rejecting the proposed IMF loan.
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