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Teaching myself how not to lose hope

Written by Asmaa Hussein   Teaching myself how not to lose hope: Amr Kassem 1987-2013 “Think not of those who are killed in the Way of Allah as dead. Nay, they are alive, with their Lord, and they have provision. They rejoice in what Allah has bestowed upon them of His Bounty and rejoice for the […]

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Schneider: Egypt’s identity torn in two

When he joined his large family for the first Iftar (evening meal) of Ramadan in July, filmmaker and photographer Mohamed Radwan did not expect to find himself explaining to a hostile group why he had helped organize the sit-in at the Culture Ministry in Cairo and had marched on June 30 to oust Egyptian President […]

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Egypt: Morsi Spurned Deals, Seeing Military as Tamed

A funeral on Saturday for a victim of clashes in Cairo. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES CAIRO — As President Mohamed Morsi huddled in his guard’s quarters during his last hours as Egypt’s first elected leader, he received a call from an Arab foreign minister with a final offer to end a […]

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No More Love Songs! Egypt TV bans ‘romantic’ songs amid unrest

The broadcasting of any “romantic” songs or music videos on Egyptian state television channels has been banned, a state-run newspaper announced on Thursday, adding that only “patriotic” tunes will be allowed to be aired. Nationalistic tunes “that are worth broadcasting” will be allowed on the country’s 23 state-owned channels, the al-Ahram news website reported. Meanwhile, […]

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‘Sam Bacile’ creator of infamous anti-Muslim film questioned by police in LA

The filmmaker allegedly responsible for the anti-Muslim film ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ which sparked anti-US protests around world, was called in by Los Angeles police for questioning, county officials confirmed.

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California man confirms role in anti-Islam film amid mystery over movie and its makers

LOS ANGELES — The search for those behind the provocative, anti-Muslim film implicated in violent protests in Egypt and Libya led Wednesday to a California Coptic Christian convicted of financial crimes who acknowledged his role in managing and providing logistics for the production.

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‘Iran and Egypt going to offset Saudi and US in Mid-East’

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is going to side with China and Iran to rebalance the region, Michael Hughes, foreign policy strategist at the Washington-based New World Strategies Coalition, told RT.

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… EGYPT’S MUBARAK HAS THE LAST CRY

They say “He who laughs last laughs longest”. In the case of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the adage should be turned upside down, as he must by now be the last to cry, and cry longest, were he in a condition to cry at all. After all, he has been proven exactly right as […]

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Grave Mistake: Egyptian Man Crashes Own Funeral

The funeral of an Egyptian man took a dramatic twist after the not-so departed was mistakenly declared dead by doctors. ­Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi, a 28 year-old waiter from southern Egypt, was pronounced dead after he suffered a heart attack while serving tables. After his body was returned from hospital, the relatives washed him and began […]

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Those Who Support Democracy Must Welcome The Rise Of Political Islam

Ennahda, the Islamic party in Tunisia, won 41% of the seats of the Tunisian constitutional assembly last month, causing consternation in the west. But Ennahda will not be an exception on the Arab scene. Last Friday the Islamic Justice and Development Party took the biggest share of the vote in Morocco and will lead the […]

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