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In Pictures: Violence around Semiramis Hotel

Parts of the main entrance of Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel were destroyed following violent clashes that took place around the hotel since Friday. Security forces arrested 28 people accused of carrying out an attack on Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel early morning Tuesday. The hotel announced Tuesday afternoon that it was temporarily closing for security reasons. “We hope …

Daily News Egypt

Review: Op-Ed pages denounce Morsy and his speech

After President Mohamed Morsy’s speech declaring a state of emergency in three Canal cities on Sunday, many writers have criticized his performance amid the current crisis. Alaa Al-Aswany Why does Morsy kill Egyptians? Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper Morsy cannot claim that all those who demand his departure are only remnants of the old regime, Al-Aswany states. …

Daily News Egypt

Review: Columnists criticise presidency and violence

Opinion writers have condemned the presidency for its passive reaction towards the violence that continues to take place in many Egyptian cities. Although President Mohamed Morsy has called for dialogue with a number of political figures after addressing the nation in a televised speech on Sunday evening, more than one writer has placed the full …

Daily News Egypt

Review: Unprecedented violence dominates columns

As Egyptians commemorated the second anniversary of the January 25 Revolution on Friday, violence erupted as protestors and security forces clashed. And on Saturday, more violence erupted after 21 defendants were sentenced to death in the Port Said football massacre case. Since then, newspaper columns have been filled with reports of the latest death toll, …

Daily News Egypt

Rebel Economy Wrap

Port Said: Egypt’s Statue of Liberty By Farah Halime, Rebel Economy After yesterday’s deadly clashes with as many as 30 killed, it’s hard to imagine how the Port Said of today was once the object of a sculptor’s fascination. In the 1850s, French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi planned to build what is now known as the Statue of …

Daily News Egypt

Public trust in public servants

Looking at how the presidency chose to deal with last week’s turmoil, it has become increasingly difficult to find a silver lining. The dreadful sight of Egyptians killing one another over political beliefs with such conviction is unprecedented, and it makes me sick to see politicians use that to further their agendas with absolute disregard …

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