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June 30: From a Revolution to a Coup
Dina el-Khawaga argues that Egypt is going through a “soft coup”
Egypt`s NSF to Commemorate Mohamed Mahmoud Anniversary
A coalition of liberal and secular parties to commemorate Mohamed Mahmoud deadly clashes.
Police Warn against `Aggression` on Mohamed Mahmoud Clashes Anniversary
Interior Ministry takes “all necessary measures to secure Tuesday’s commemoration of the 2011 deadly clashes on Mohamed Mahmoud Street”.
VIDEO: Have We Forgotten Mohamed Mahmoud?
Ahram Online posts a video montage comparing between Mohamed Mahmoud Street two years ago and now.
Egypt in the Balance: What the Blogs are Saying 8 - 14 November
Rana Nessim compiles views and reactions of Egyptian bloggers from 8 to 14 November.
New memorial in Tahrir Square Stirs Controversy
Drew Brammer and Mounir Adib report on the new memorial to be built in Tahrir Square.
Shaabi Cairo After June 30: The View from Shubra
Sofia Fenner and Mohamed Talaat write on neighborhoods in Cairo that rarely get media coverage, and explain how new spaces in the city are used to express political dissent due to lack of security forces and the military, unlike popular spaces like Tahriri Square in which it became depoliticized.
CIA Spills Camp David Secrets on 1978 Egyptian-Israeli Agreement
Ian Black writes: “Declassified documents reveal how US intelligence helped Jimmy Carter strike a Middle Eastern bargain.”
Pro-Morsy Alliance Proposes ‘Serious Dialogue’ to End Political Deadlock
Muslim Brotherhood-Led National Alliance to Support Legitimacy proposes new initiative to end deadlock.
Russia Offering Egypt Helicopters, Air Defence Systems
Military collaboration deal between Egypt and Russia worth two billion dollars, according to reports.
976 Killed in Greater Cairo in Two Months: Forensics Authority
Official death toll of security forces’ crackdown on pro-Morsi protesters is 976.
In Pictures: Morsi Supporters Demonstrate in Nasr City
Daily News Egypt publishes photos of pro-Morsi demonstrations in Nasr City on Friday under the banner “ no to retaliatory justice”.
Ministry Plans to Put Nuclear Plant Construction to Tender
Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Energy to construct first nuclear power plant next year.
Sport Gestures, Censored
Mohamed Elmeshad ridicules Egyptian authorities’ interrogation of Kung Fu champion Mohamed Youssef for wearing t-shirt bearing logo of “Rabea”.
Activist Arrested on Shia Holy Day
Restrictions imposed on Shia on Ashura religious holiday.
Violence Against Copts in Egypt
Jason Brownlee analyzes the Egyptian state’s relationship with Copts. He argues, “Egypt’s outdated laws and authoritarian institutions have fueled violence and discrimination against the Egyptian Orthodox Christian community.”
IN PHOTOS: Egyptian-Russian Relations Over the Years
Ahram Online published a number of photos on Egyptian-Russian relations.
Update: Al-Ahly Suspends ‘Rabaa Sign’ Player Despite his Apology
Ahmed Abdel Zaher, Al-Ahly player, suspended.
Revolutionary Socialist Students Detained
“Nine high school students captured while calling for commemorating the Mohamed Mahmoud clashes.”
Morsi’s Supplies Minister Detained for 15 Days
Bassem Ouda, former Supplies Minister, detained by security forces.
When Egypt’s Intel Chief Makes it Clear
Mohamed Farid Tohamy, Egyptian intelligence chief, speaks to The Washington Post.
Morsi Speaks Out
Deposed president Mohamed Morsi responses to Al-Sisi through a letter read by his laywer.
Contemporary Egyptian Nonsense Part 4: The Demise of Political Islam
Mohamed Fouad says it is irrational to claims Islamic movements are heading to a demise as a result of the state’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.
Let’s Kill Them All
Dr. H.A. Hellyer analyzes the implications of the discourse used to justify violence against Muslim Brother leaders and loyalists.
Accusations of Non-Patriotism Upset me: Egyptian Kung-Fu Player
Daily News Egypt interview Mohamed Youssef, Egyptian kung-fu player who raised the Rabea sign after winning the Gold Medal.
Emergency law said to be lifted on Tuesday based on a court order.
Journalists Angered at Constitution Committee Press Conference
Mada Masr on the press conference with head of constitutional committee, Amr Moussa.
Russia and Egypt Warming Up
Mada Masr writes on the regional and international shifts in alliances with focusing on the shift to Russia following tensions with the US.
The State and its Constitution
Omar Halawa questions the end result of the fifty-member constitution committee conflicts.
Anti-Shia Tensions Mount ahead of Holy Day
Anti-Shia sentiments on the rise following ultraconservative Islamist sectarian sermons.
April 6 Activists Stopped at Airport, Interrogated by `Sovereign Body`
Mohamed Adel and Ramy al-Sayyed, April 6 activists, stopped at airport.
Egypt’s Tale of Two Generals
Nervana Manmoud compares between Sami Anan and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Police Reforms to Combat Sexual Violence Not Enough
Joshua Rogers writes on steps needed to combat sexual harassment in Egypt.
Egypt to Adopt a French-Style Political System: Salmawy
Fifty-member constitution committee approve French-style political system, in which president and prime minister share powers.
HRW Urges Egypt to ‘Stop Coercing’ Refugees from Syria to Leave
HRW condemns mistreatment of Syrian refugees in Egypt.
Anti-Shia Tensions Mount Ahead of Holy Day
Anti-Shia slurs have been on the rise over the recent months in Egypt.
Ahly Player Censured for Saluting Rabea
Ahly player Ahmed Abdel Zaher to be referred to internal investigation for raising “Rabea” gesture.
«بالصور.. رحلة «البرنامج» من «حجرة الغسيل» إلى «الأيادي الخفية
Al-Shorouk publishes a timeline of Bassem Youssef’s show following news of the termination of his show; El-barnamig.
«بالفيديو ..الداخلية تحيي شهداء محمد محمود.. وتحذر من «المندسين
Al-Shorouk publishes video of Ministry of Interior commemorating martyrs of Mohamed Mahmoud Street and warns against “infiltrators”.
المصري اليوم» تنشر أول صور لمرسي بالبدلة البيضاء في سجن برج العرب»
Al-masri Al-yaum publishes exclusive photos of former president Mohamed Morsi in prison suit.
بالصور.. الإقبال على مسجد الحسين في يوم عاشوراء رغم إغلاق الضريح
Almasri Al-yaum publishes photos of Shias visiting grave in Al-Hussain Mosque despite closure of gravesite.
العسكرة هى الحل
Fahmi Huwaidi reacts to Al-Ahram’s article on agreement to the militarization of the state.
«الداخلية» تدفع بقوات خاصة لمواجهة «أعمال العنف» في ذكرى «محمد محمود»
Interior Ministry to “secure” riots on Mohammaed Mahmoud St. anniversary/
وثائق سى آى إيه: مصر خيار استراتيجى للخليج فى مواجهة أى تدخلات
CIA released documents reveal Egypt as a strategic ally for the Gulf to face off any form of “interventions”.
روبرت فيسك يكتب: مهارات السيسي التي كان محمد مرسي يفتقدها
Al-Shorouk writes on Robert Fisk’s article in The Independent in which he questions if the popularity of Al-Sisi will last long.
سي آي إيه»: الإفراج عن 1400 صفحة من وثائق الاتفاقيات عن كامب ديفيد»
CIA releases classified documents on Camp David Accords.
Amr Khafaja writes on the importance to focus on establishing a state governed by law, instead of comparing and contrast the Brotherhood rule vs. military rule.
تجليات عودة الدولة الأمنية
Fehmi Heweedi analyzes four cases the point to the comeback of the “police state” in Egypt.
الداخلية»: القبض على باسم عودة داخل مصنع بوادي النطرون»
Ministry of Interior arrests Bassem Oda, Muslim Brotherhood leader.
ماذا يريد الأوروبيون من مصر؟
Emad El-Din Hessein writes on European visits to Egypt who questioned the capability of the current regime to restore stability to state.
هل نهزم فى الصراع؟
Fahmi Huwaidi reacts to the video published by Al-Shorouk of MBC reporter being tortured by security forces.
"وزارة الأوقاف ترفض أي احتفالات للشيعة بالمساجد بمناسبة يوم "عاشوراء
Dr. Mohamed Mukhtar, Minister of Endowments, stresses on lack of Shia holiday celebrates of Ashoura in mosques.
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