Articles tagged with: cairo

Elizabeth Iskander Monier
on : Sunday, 6 Apr, 2014

No Security for Egypt’s Women

Last December, Egyptian academic Mariz Tadros wrote that women’s human security was not on anyone’s agenda. According to her research, the security breakdown since the Arab uprisings has led to a dramatic rise in incidents of sexual harassment due to the sense among perpetrators that, in the absence of law and order, they can get away with anything. Women’s mobility, including their ability to go to work, has been severely curtailed. This is not only true in Egypt. Tadros found that ...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 25 Mar, 2014

Egypt begins second mass trial of Brotherhood supporters

London and Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat— Egyptian authorities have put an additional 683 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, on trial on Tuesday, a day after 528 Brotherhood members were sentenced to death. While not all the charges have been clear, many of the 683 defendants will be charged with murder or attempted murder, as well as membership of a terrorist organization. Egypt designated the Brotherhood a terrorist organization in December, claiming it...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 21 Mar, 2014

Egypt: Presidential election commission cites “technical” delays

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—As speculation about the expected presidential candidacy of popular Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi continues to grow, the secretary-gen...

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Ahmed Kadry
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on : Saturday, 8 Mar, 2014

We are All Still Khaled Said

On Monday, March 3, the family and friends of Khaled Said won a small victory when ten-year jail sentences were handed down to the two policemen who killed the young man, whose...

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Elizabeth Iskander Monier
on : Sunday, 23 Feb, 2014

Lessons from Egypt’s Cult of Leadership

Egypt’s presidential election, set to be held before the end of April, is fast approaching. The man expected to win is Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Commander-in-Chie...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Wednesday, 5 Feb, 2014

Mursi trial postponed again

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Cairo’s Criminal Court on Wednesday adjourned the trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi until March 1 on charges of inciting the killing o...

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Caryle Murphy
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on : Wednesday, 5 Feb, 2014

A Gloomy Outlook

Never in recent memory has there been such a grim and foreboding mood among those who love Egypt—whether Egyptians or foreigners—as that witnessed during a recent all-d...

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Ahmed Kadry
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on : Sunday, 12 Jan, 2014

Egypt’s Despondent Voters

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Egyptians will be voting on a new constitution for the second time in as many years. Amr Moussa, former secretary-general of the Arab League and chair...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Thursday, 21 Nov, 2013

Egypt: Brotherhood students attempt to storm Al-Azhar

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt’s security forces dispersed a demonstration by students affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood who attempted to storm the Al-Azhar institute in s...

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Ahmed Kadry
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on : Sunday, 17 Nov, 2013

No Hiding Behind a Curfew

Egypt’s three-month state of emergency and the accompanying nighttime curfew are ending. It was eerily quiet when I visited Cairo, a city known for the incessant sound of car h...

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