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Al-Ahram Weekly
LECTURESof Economics and Political Science at Cairo UniversityMustafa Kamel Al-Sayed, a
LECTURES
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted yesterday
of Economics and Political Science at Cairo UniversityMustafa Kamel Al-Sayed, and Head of the Diplomatic section at Al Ahram Al Massaei newspaper,Tarek Al Sanooti. El Sawy Culturewheel End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge,... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
New roles for the palace?Many people looking at the awe-inspiring Baron Empain Palace on Al-Orouba Stree
New roles for the palace?
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted yesterday
Many people looking at the awe-inspiring Baron Empain Palace on Al-Orouba Street in Heliopolis today may wonder how it became a house of horror for many Cairo residents despite its distinguished Indian architectural style. Rumours about the Palace... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Three bronze and many opinionsEgypt’s last medal came in taekwondo in the second week of the Olympic Games wh
Three bronze and many opinions
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted yesterday
Egypt’s last medal came in taekwondo in the second week of the Olympic Games when Hedaya Malak beat her Belgium opponent Raheleh Asemair in the 57kg weight category by the golden point in a play-off. A 23-year-old prodigy, Malak had made a good... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
DigestEgyptian weightlifter Sara Ahmed, 18, broke into tears as she happily hugged he
Digest
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted yesterday
Egyptian weightlifter Sara Ahmed, 18, broke into tears as she happily hugged her coach. She had become the first female from Egypt to win a medal at the 2016 Olympic games at Rio de Janeiro last week — Egypt’s first medal in weightlifting... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Hidden fortunes of therapeutic tourismthe creator of climatic physiotherapy wrote that many parts of Egypt had what i
Hidden fortunes of therapeutic tourism
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted yesterday
the creator of climatic physiotherapy wrote that many parts of Egypt had what it takes in terms of favourable environmental phenomena for healing where conventional medicine fails. To this day, Egypt’s climatotherapeutic potential is almost... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Church building stirs controversyin the way of church building. MPs expressed particular concern over Article 3
Church building stirs controversy
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted yesterday
in the way of church building. MPs expressed particular concern over Article 3 of the draft law which would make provincial governors the sole authority able to issue permits to build or renovate churches. Emad Gad, Al-Ahram political analyst... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Halting illegal migrationLast week, border guards and naval vessels thwarted a number of people smugglin
Halting illegal migration
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted yesterday
Last week, border guards and naval vessels thwarted a number of people smuggling operations, prompting the government to accelerate the process of issuing a new law criminalising illegal migration. At 2pm on 18 August the navy raided a fishing boat... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
‘Back to normal’“Egypt’s relations with the Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia and the United
‘Back to normal’
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted yesterday
“Egypt’s relations with the Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, are strong and stable. We are keen, and our brothers are also keen, on strengthening relations. What is not good, however, is that some people attempt to... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Battle of political projectsof the conflicting parties. On one side we find the project of the tribe-based
Battle of political projects
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted yesterday
of the conflicting parties. On one side we find the project of the tribe-based state that elevated former president Ali Abdullah Saleh to “leader” after he stepped down in 2011. This is currently allied with the sectarian state project,... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Grilled on wheat and a five-star hotelis expected to discuss seven written motions (or interpellations) cross-examini
Grilled on wheat and a five-star hotel
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted yesterday
is expected to discuss seven written motions (or interpellations) cross-examining the performance of Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafi. The most significant of these is the one tabled by independent MP and journalist Mustafa Bakri. It directs... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Messages from Al-SisiPresident Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi opened this week a lengthy three-part interview
Messages from Al-Sisi
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted yesterday
President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi opened this week a lengthy three-part interview published in the three national newspapers Al-Ahram, Al-Akhbar and Al-Gomhouriya. Conducted by the papers’ chief editors, the interview focussed on several issues of... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Marriage of convenienceThe Syrian opposition appeared unfazed by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildiri
Marriage of convenience
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted yesterday
The Syrian opposition appeared unfazed by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s statement that Ankara has no objections to President Bashar Al-Assad remaining during any transitional phase. Despite Yildirim’s words the opposition believes there... Read more
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Aljazeera
George Bush and Hosni Mubarak's make-believe reformsof them had asked in the wake of 9/11: "Why do they hate us?" American official
George Bush and Hosni Mubarak's make-believe reforms
Aljazeera / Posted 2 days ago
of them had asked in the wake of 9/11: "Why do they hate us?" American officials and researchers had sat in my office at Al Ahram newspaper and asked me that very question. But gradually, they had come to form their own answer: that the Arab... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Egypt takes anchorwomen off air until they lose weightCairo: Egypt's state-run television has taken several anchorwomen off the air u
Egypt takes anchorwomen off air until they lose weight
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
Cairo: Egypt's state-run television has taken several anchorwomen off the air until they lose weight, the broadcaster's chief told AFP, drawing criticism from rights groups but also praise from some commentators. Egyptian public television, commonly... Read more
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International Business Times
Female Egyptian TV hosts ordered to lose weight or their jobsEight female TV presenters in Egypt have been told they must lose weight or fac
Female Egyptian TV hosts ordered to lose weight or their jobs
International Business Times / Posted 7 days ago
Eight female TV presenters in Egypt have been told they must lose weight or face losing their jobs for allegedly being too fat to appear on camera. The Egyptian newspaper Youm al-Sabha reported the decision to hand down a month-long ultimatum was... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
MUSEUMSAdam Henein Sculpture Museum Al-Labeini St, Al-Harraniya district, Al-Haram, G
MUSEUMS
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
Adam Henein Sculpture Museum Al-Labeini St, Al-Harraniya district, Al-Haram, Giza, Tel 012 1173 7708 The Adam Henein Museum, which opened on 18 January 2014 in Cairo’s Al-Harraniya district, displays 4,000 artworks from all stages of the artist’s... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
LECTURESof Economics and Political Science at Cairo University,Mustafa Kamel Al-Sayed,
LECTURES
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University,Mustafa Kamel Al-Sayed, and Head of the Diplomatic section at Al Ahram Al Massaei newspaper,Tarek Al Sanooti, and former Ambassador of Egypt to India,Gillane Allam. El Sawy... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Any more?As of Tuesday, both of Egypt’s bronze medals came in one day and in one sport:
Any more?
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
As of Tuesday, both of Egypt’s bronze medals came in one day and in one sport: weightlifting. The nation’s new prodigy Sara Samir claimed her bronze medal in the 69kg weight category while Mohamed Ihab got his bronze medal in the 77kg category. It... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Digestimportant message is that no reform programme can succeed without a decisive an
Digest
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
important message is that no reform programme can succeed without a decisive and serious confrontation with corruption.” Al Ahram “The president’s tour in the petrochemical complex is the most important in my view as the president’s speech... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Right to health in Upper EgyptIn cooperation with the National Council for Women, the Heya Center for Public
Right to health in Upper Egypt
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
In cooperation with the National Council for Women, the Heya Center for Public Policy in the governorate of Qena has launched a new campaign entitled “Our Health is Our Right”. The campaign is part of a three-year development programme that aims to... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
The pretentious side of prideEgyptians cherish their pride, an innate disposition inbred in cultural norms a
The pretentious side of pride
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
Egyptians cherish their pride, an innate disposition inbred in cultural norms and social inclinations. Some examples that corroborate this notion will lead us to discuss a pressing issue, that of Egyptian nationality, and, later, a fundamental... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
The US, the Muslim Brotherhood and ISrole in supporting Islamist trends in the region — before and after the Arab re
The US, the Muslim Brotherhood and IS
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
role in supporting Islamist trends in the region — before and after the Arab revolutions — hardly needs leaks to reveal it. It is well known. Wikileaks recently published documents that suggest that, at the time she was secretary of state... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Repeat Thanaweya amma leaksRe-sit Thanaweya amma Arabic exams were held on 13 August. A total of 7869 stud
Repeat Thanaweya amma leaks
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
Re-sit Thanaweya amma Arabic exams were held on 13 August. A total of 7869 students retook the test, sitting the paper in 296 examination halls. Yet according to a Ministry of Education announcement within an hour of examinees taking their seats, a... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Three years onThe Muslim Brothers and their allies had nothing to cheer about on the third an
Three years on
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
The Muslim Brothers and their allies had nothing to cheer about on the third anniversary of the breakup of the sit-ins at Rabaa Al-Adawiya and Nahda Squares. They produced some proclamations here and there and the occasional shocking Tweet but they... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Kidnapped workers releasedOn Thursday 11 August 23 Egyptians, kidnapped by an armed group in Libya, were
Kidnapped workers released
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
On Thursday 11 August 23 Egyptians, kidnapped by an armed group in Libya, were freed. An official told Al-Ahram Weekly the workers were returning to Egypt when a group of armed men stopped their bus near Misrata. “They used three cars to stop the... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Multi-fronted flux in Yemenbreakdown of the Kuwait Agreement designed to promote an accord between the Yem
Multi-fronted flux in Yemen
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
breakdown of the Kuwait Agreement designed to promote an accord between the Yemeni government in exile in the Saudi capital Riyadh and the rebel forces that control the Yemeni capital Sanaa. The changes are occurring on many fronts and at many... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
How much longer will Germany remain patient?second thoughts about their country letting in close to a million refugees last
How much longer will Germany remain patient?
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
second thoughts about their country letting in close to a million refugees last year, the most generous migrant policy in all the world. The welcome mat that Germans brought out for the asylum seekers, mostly from Syria, has given way to wariness... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Reviving tourismis still reeling from the repercussions of the downing of a Russian airliner ov
Reviving tourism
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
is still reeling from the repercussions of the downing of a Russian airliner over Sinai last year that caused revenues to fall by 66 per cent in the first quarter of 2016. Only two million tourists travelled to Egypt in this period, down from 2.2... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Nasser syndromeWhen reports were leaked ahead of President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi’s visit to Lon
Nasser syndrome
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
When reports were leaked ahead of President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi’s visit to London last November suggesting London and Washington remained unconvinced of the popular revolution of 30 June, 2013 – the leaks were sourced from circles close to Al-Sisi... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Sinai Province Confirm Its Leader Was Killedmilitary spokesperson said last Thursday that the military had killed the Sinai
Sinai Province Confirm Its Leader Was Killed
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
military spokesperson said last Thursday that the military had killed the Sinai Province's leader, Abu Duaa al-Ansari along with 45 more people in airstrikes on the Northern Sinai town of Arish. The group announced a new leader, Abd... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Egypt takes anchorwomen off air until they lose weightCAIRO: Egypt's state-run television has taken several anchorwomen off the air u
Egypt takes anchorwomen off air until they lose weight
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
CAIRO: Egypt's state-run television has taken several anchorwomen off the air until they lose weight, the broadcaster's chief told AFP, drawing criticism from rights groups but also praise from some commentators. Egyptian public television, commonly... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Egypt takes eight anchorwomen off air until they lose weightEgypt state-run TV takes eight anchorwomen off air until they lose weight Egyp
Egypt takes eight anchorwomen off air until they lose weight
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 8 days ago
Egypt state-run TV takes eight anchorwomen off air until they lose weight Egypt's state-run television has taken several anchorwomen off the air until they lose weight, drawing criticism from rights groups but also praise from some... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Egypt has suspended eight female TV anchors for being 'overweight'Most Egyptian journalists have had to watch their tongues and tone down their r
Egypt has suspended eight female TV anchors for being 'overweight'
Brisbane Times / Posted 9 days ago
Most Egyptian journalists have had to watch their tongues and tone down their reporting during the past three years to keep their jobs under a military-dominated government. Now, the state is ordering some women working as television anchors to... Read more
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WA Today
Egypt has suspended eight female TV anchors for being 'overweight'Most Egyptian journalists have had to watch their tongues and tone down their r
Egypt has suspended eight female TV anchors for being 'overweight'
WA Today / Posted 9 days ago
Most Egyptian journalists have had to watch their tongues and tone down their reporting during the past three years to keep their jobs under a military-dominated government. Now, the state is ordering some women working as television anchors to... Read more
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The Age
Egypt has suspended eight female TV anchors for being 'overweight'Most Egyptian journalists have had to watch their tongues and tone down their r
Egypt has suspended eight female TV anchors for being 'overweight'
The Age / Posted 9 days ago
Most Egyptian journalists have had to watch their tongues and tone down their reporting during the past three years to keep their jobs under a military-dominated government. Now, the state is ordering some women working as television anchors to... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Egypt has suspended eight female TV anchors for being 'overweight'Most Egyptian journalists have had to watch their tongues and tone down their r
Egypt has suspended eight female TV anchors for being 'overweight'
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 9 days ago
Most Egyptian journalists have had to watch their tongues and tone down their reporting during the past three years to keep their jobs under a military-dominated government. Now, the state is ordering some women working as television anchors to... Read more
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Canberra Times
Egypt has suspended eight female TV anchors for being 'overweight'Most Egyptian journalists have had to watch their tongues and tone down their r
Egypt has suspended eight female TV anchors for being 'overweight'
Canberra Times / Posted 9 days ago
Most Egyptian journalists have had to watch their tongues and tone down their reporting during the past three years to keep their jobs under a military-dominated government. Now, the state is ordering some women working as television anchors to... Read more
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The News & Observer
The Mideast morass and Trump’s dangerous conspiracy theoriesIn November 2015, a cartoon in Al-Ahram, an Egyptian state-owned newspaper, dep
The Mideast morass and Trump’s dangerous conspiracy theories
The News & Observer / Posted 9 days ago
In November 2015, a cartoon in Al-Ahram, an Egyptian state-owned newspaper, depicted an Islamic State ogre with “Made in America” emblazoned on his back. It wasn’t unusual. A look at Middle Eastern news media shows that this idea is startlingly... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Egypt Refers 116 Defendants to Military Prosecution Over Affiliation With Isislaw, disrupting the provisions of the constitution and preventing state institu
Egypt Refers 116 Defendants to Military Prosecution Over Affiliation With Isis
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
law, disrupting the provisions of the constitution and preventing state institutions from carrying out their work, reported Al-Ahram. According to the investigation results, the defendants had in their possessions publications and leaflets that... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Egypt state TV suspends 8 ‘overweight’ female hosts amid outcryEgypt’s state broadcaster has suspended eight of its female TV presenters and t
Egypt state TV suspends 8 ‘overweight’ female hosts amid outcry
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 9 days ago
Egypt’s state broadcaster has suspended eight of its female TV presenters and told them to go on a diet for a month, triggering uproar among women’s rights groups. The Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) has given the women one month to slim... Read more
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Aljazeera
A confession on the 4th of Julylong-time friend and colleague, Mohamed Abdel Hady, who was then the deputy chi
A confession on the 4th of July
Aljazeera / Posted 9 days ago
long-time friend and colleague, Mohamed Abdel Hady, who was then the deputy chief editor and is now the editor-in-chief of Al Ahram news. We were arguing about the upcoming parliamentary elections, due to take place that November. I insisted that... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Waiting for a winnerToday, Egyptian athletes continue taking part in 11 sports: swimming, judo, han
Waiting for a winner
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 days ago
Today, Egyptian athletes continue taking part in 11 sports: swimming, judo, handball, gymnastics, table-tennis, boxing, beach volleyball, rowing, sailing, volleyball and archery. Egyptian table tennis, women’s beach volleyball, archery and... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Cairo lions revampedThe four bronze lions guarding the two ends of the Qasr Al-Nil Bridge linking G
Cairo lions revamped
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 days ago
The four bronze lions guarding the two ends of the Qasr Al-Nil Bridge linking Gezira to Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo have witnessed a great deal since they were first set up at the end of the 19th century, from the romantic dating of young couples... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Restoration projects in the Deltabank of the Nile branch leading to Damietta and is not only one of Egypt’s most
Restoration projects in the Delta
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 days ago
bank of the Nile branch leading to Damietta and is not only one of Egypt’s most important administrative centres but also has a distinguished history, being the capital of the country in ancient times during the rule of the Third Dynasty. It... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Before the final curtainNinth edition of the National Theatre Festival, 19 July – 9 August, 2016. For
Before the final curtain
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 days ago
Ninth edition of the National Theatre Festival, 19 July – 9 August, 2016. For nearly three weeks now, and despite the heat, the hassle, the crush, the cramped spaces and the occasional breakdown of the venues’ cooling systems, Egyptian audiences... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Zewail and MahfouzEgypt is paying homage to the great Egyptian scientist Dr Ahmed Zewail with a m
Zewail and Mahfouz
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 days ago
Egypt is paying homage to the great Egyptian scientist Dr Ahmed Zewail with a military funeral, just as it did a decade ago for our great man of letters, Naguib Mahfouz. The two Nobel Prize laureates share more than a stately military procession to... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Revising the equation?Syrian opposition took a giant step forward this week by breaking the siege imp
Revising the equation?
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 days ago
Syrian opposition took a giant step forward this week by breaking the siege imposed by the regime led by President Bashar Al-Assad and its allies on much of the northern city of Aleppo that had been intended to force civilians and the armed... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Cross-border calamityhave once again cast the spotlight on the plight of expatriates in Egypt’s trou
Cross-border calamity
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 days ago
have once again cast the spotlight on the plight of expatriates in Egypt’s troubled neighbour. “There are more than half a million Egyptians in Libya living side by side with Libyans in the east, west and south of the country. Most of them... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
The battle of SirteBrigadier General Mohammed Al-Ghasri, spokesman for the forces of Operation Al-
The battle of Sirte
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 days ago
Brigadier General Mohammed Al-Ghasri, spokesman for the forces of Operation Al-Bunyan Al-Marsus (Solid Structure), tasked by the Presidency Council with recapturing Sirte from the Islamic State (IS) group control, has announced that preparations are... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Press law not so pressingParliamentary Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal told MPs on Monday that a unified law regul
Press law not so pressing
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 days ago
Parliamentary Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal told MPs on Monday that a unified law regulating state-run press organisations will be presented for discussion “as soon as it is revised by the State Council in legislative and constitutional terms”. Article 212... Read more
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