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· January, 2014

Stories about Egypt from January, 2014

31 January 2014

Egypt's Anti-Terrorism Law to Target Internet

Facebook, among other sites, will come under new scrutiny in Egypt, when a draft "anti-terrorism" law comes into effect.

Australian Journalist Peter Greste Caught in Egypt's Media Crackdown

27 January 2014

Egypt: Is Sissi's Promotion a Step Closer to the Presidency?

Abdel Fattah El Sissi's promotion to field marshall has created a buzz online, with many wondering whether it paves the way for him to run for presidency.

Congrats Tunisia on the New Constitution!

Bloggers from across the region paid tribute to Tunisia for adopting a new constitution, three years after the ousting of dictator Zeine el Abidin Ben Ali.

Egypt: What's Next for Field Marshal El Sissi?

Egypt's army head General Abdel Fattah El Sissi is now a Field Marshal. It is not clear whether this is a prelude to him running for president.

24 January 2014

Breaking: Huge Explosion Rocks Downtown Cairo

Egyptians just woke up to the sound of a huge explosion, that rocked downtown Cairo. Initial reports claim that the explosion happened around the Cairo Police Directorate.

12 January 2014

Hockey, Diving for Crosses and Other Christmas-in-January Traditions

While Christians in the Western hemisphere celebrate Christmas in December, most Orthodox and Coptic Christians mark the birth of Christ in early January, from Eastern Europe to North Africa.

9 January 2014

How Should Middle Eastern Women Dress in Public?

This question, posed by a University of Michigan study, is drawing laughs – and criticism online.

5 January 2014

Egypt: The Muppets Intelligence Agency

In Egypt, a Muppet-like character is being accused of sending coded messages to terrorists. Amr Tarek explains why this puppet is on trial.

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