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“Mursi: Egypt will remain secular”
President Mohamed Morsi reassures the American public that Egypt will remain a secular democratic state.
“Al-Adl and Al-Dostor announce merger”
Mohamed ElBaradei’s Dostour Party and Al-Adl Party, led by Mostafa Al-Naggar, will merge to form a stronger base to contest upcoming parliamentary elections.
“The End of Innocence”
Ellis Goldberg talks about how different parties have used the film insulting the Prophet to their benefit in Egypt.
“IMF U-Turn in Jordan Shows Egypt Need to Engage Public on Policy”
Opposition to a proposed IMF loan continues to run high in Egypt as Jordanian king scarps IMF-backed subsidy cuts after protests.
“In pictures: Cairo’s rich-poor standoff”
Residents of the Boulaq slum continue to resist take-over of their land by rich real estate developers.
“Is Egypt's Morsi the New Mubarak?”
A translation of Alaa Al-Aswany’s article in which he compares Mohamed Morsi to Hosni Mubarak, saying that there has been no real progress on major issues after the presidential elections.
“The mash of civilizations”
Khaled Diab discusses freedom of expression and the reaction in the Muslim World to the film insulting the Prophet.
“Three defendants referred to trial for insulting Christianity”
A Salafi sheikh and his son stand trial for tearing up a Bible in a video.
“Trial of Egyptian Bible-burning preacher postponed to mid-October”
Salafi preacher who burned publicly a Bible remains free despite calls for his arrest.
“In Translation: Salafis vs Ikhwan”
A translation of an article on recent videos Salafi sheikhs attacking the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Domestic violence: a woman’s permanent scar”
Almost a third of Egyptian women say they were subject to domestic violence.
“Of women and sex”
Rana Allam talks about the negative reaction to a recent DNE article on domestic violence.
“Delta force: After 60 years of neglect, Delta village declares independence”
The village of Tahseen announces civil disobedience after its desperate calls for assistance to the government are ignored.
“Prosecution investigates claims former MPs still use state cars and bodyguards”
Members of the dissolved parliament allegedly continue to receive their salaries amid accusations that they squandering state money.
“Interior Ministry reaches out to rights groups”
Interior Ministry says it is starting anew and will respect human rights in the future.
“Divisions dog Egypt’s Constituent Assembly”
Constituent Assembly continues being divided over the fate of the Shoura Council, press freedom and electoral system.
“Egyptian leftist leader Hamdeen Sabahi eyes parliament majority”
Former presidential candidate says the alliance of leftist political powers can defeat the Islamists in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
“Egypt-Germany submarine deal on track despite Israeli objections: Sources”
Israel protests delivery of German submarines to Egyptian military.
“الرئيس يؤكد أمام الأمم المتحدة السعي لإقامة دولة العدل والحرية .. مصر ملتزمة بالمعاهدات الدولية ولا تقبل المساس بالرسول الكريم”
The article details President Mohamed Morsi’s first speech at the United Nations’ General Assembly.
“تأجيل محاكمة ألبير صابر المتهم بازدراء الأديان إلى 17 أكتوبر”
Trial against Christian Alber Saber, who posted the trailer of the film insulting the Prophet on Facebook.
“«التحرير» تنشر نص حيثيات «الإدارية العليا» فى حكمها بوفاة مجلس الشعب”
High Administrative Court’s written justification on its ruling to reject the appeal against disbanding the Parliament.
“المبادرة المصرية تشدد على ضرورة إدارة تخفيض دعم الطاقة بشكل تدرجي ومعلن”
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights criticizes government plans to cut fuel subsidies.
“الصراع على الأرض (1-2) ماسبيرو منطقة عض الأصابع”
Al-Shorouq tells the story of the residents of Boulaq, who have resisted state land-grabbing authorities and businessmen.
“أمريكا اللاتينية.. بديل اقتصادى أمام جمهورية يناير”
Al-Shorouq writes that Egypt has economic alternatives before itself and has to learn from the experience of Latin American countries.
“تقنين اغتصاب الفتيات فى الدستور”
Khaled Dawoud responds to recent remarks by a Salafi preacher saying that marriage of young girls is permissible in Islam.
“مظاليم العسكر.. الذين أسقطهم «مرسى» من عفوه الرئاسى”
Despite public calls for the release of prisoners taken into custody during the revolution and protests thereafter, President Morsi has not fulfilled yet his pre-election promise to pardon them.
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“دستور الثورة..الوصاية مستمرة”
Amr Abdelrahman criticizes the restrictions on civilian freedoms in the draft constitution.
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