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On Saturday, seven members of the Islamic group ‘Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice’ in Suez, Egypt, decided to promote virtue by trying to whip a woman on the street due to her “un-Islamic” dress. The woman took off her shoe and beat one of them with it while yelling at them, which caught …

Mahmoud Salem

O’ Army, save us?

This is where we are probably heading and it frightens the hell out of me.  The self-proclaimed Islamists refuse to see it. The situation in Egypt has taken a downturn in the last three months in ways that are hard to describe; prices of almost all basic food items have skyrocketed, and talks about a …

Sara Abou Bakr

Lambs to the slaughter

Earlier this week I looked up from Twitter to watch the pick of the day being dragged to the waiting butcher who was still sharpening his knife. Messages about the march to Maspero filled my timeline as the rest of the sheep did not even twist a tail as their fellow flock-mate was dragged to its end.

Adel Heine

Veiled newscasters on state TV

is the appearance of a veiled newscaster a step towards deepening democracy and ending the discriminations or is it a step towards discrimination against non-veiled women and perhaps even against those women who do not wear the niqab as well?

Farid Zahran

Clinical death

As the world’s media have rushed to compete on the wave of rapid developments sweeping across the globe, Egypt’s state media focuses on a different story. The Maspero building – with its entire internal and external staff – keep drowning in deep and unchartered waters of corruption, misconduct and a performance far away from the …

Daily News Egypt

Major General Mohamed Hegazi tells a news program that President-elect Mohamed Morsi will have full executive powers once he is sworn in (Screengrab)

SCAF generals: No blood on our hands

In a CBC interview last night, Major Generals Mohamed El-Assar and Mahmoud Hegazy said that the supplementary constitutional decree not limit Morsi’s powers and that they would practice limited legislative authority

Ahmed Aboulenein

Madinat Al-Salam tent city residents complain of dire conditions

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Protesters demanding affordable government housing have been holding a sit-in in front of the state TV building Maspero for a week, leaving the rest of their family members huddled in small tents in Madinat Al-Salam on the outskirts of Cairo. Despite staying only a few meters away from a children’s playground and …

DNE

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