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Stories about Egypt

25 April 2015

Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemorated in Egypt

Although Egypt does not recognise the Armenian Genocide, Egyptian Armenians marked the genocide's centennial in Cairo. Bloggers weigh in on the history and contribution of the community to modern-day Egypt.

21 April 2015

Egypt Sentences Former President Morsi to 20 Years in Prison for “Intimidation and Violence” towards Protestors

Egypt sentenced its first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison today, found “guilty of intimidation and violence” towards protestors in 2012.

12 April 2015

Egypt's Nationality Laws Are Sexist: Men Can Pass on Nationality to Their Wives, While Women Can't

While Egyptian men could pass on their nationality to their wives, Egyptian women don't have the same right. One Twitter user, Salma El-Daly, vows to fight this law.

5 April 2015

Egypt's Vietnam: Why Egyptians Are Opposed to a War in Yemen

Egyptian forces fighting in Yemen evokes memories of the 1960s North Yemen Civil War. But in that war, Egypt backed the side fighting against Saudi Arabia.

22 March 2015

‘Egypt Needs More than Investment, Egypt Needs Individualism’

For Egypt to prosper on the back of decades of cronyism and its recent years of turbulence, the country's citizens must think for themselves, writes Sara Labib.

16 March 2015

Human Rights Watch Website Temporarily Blocked at Egypt the Future Conference

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A block on Human Rights Watch website was lifted at an economic conference in Egypt after a journalist raised the alarm on Twitter.

2 March 2015

Egyptians Gleefully Remix ISIS “National Anthem”

Egyptians are poking fun of the ISIS "national anthem" by uploading videos to YouTube featuring dancers swaying to the song's words

26 February 2015

Why Did Egyptians Tie and Behead a Dog as Onlookers Watched?

News of the public "slaughtering" of a dog in Cairo as onlookers watched has sent shock waves around the world, with many questioning how people have become this violent.

23 February 2015

Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah Sentenced to Five Years in Jail

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Prominent Egyptian activist and blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah, an icon of the Egyptian revolution, was sentenced to five years in prison today.

22 February 2015

How Children in Egypt Are Playing Out ISIS Execution Videos

Should children watch ISIS crimes shared on video? This question was raised after children from Egypt's El Mahalla El Kubra have been video-taped "slaughtering" other children ISIS-style.

16 February 2015

Egypt Bombs ISIS Sites in Libya in Retaliation for the Beheading of 21 Egyptian Copts

"#ISIS will have hoped to provoke #Egypt airstrikes in #Libya - this fits perfectly its vision of escalating conflict & chaos in the region," tweets Doha-based Charles Lister.

Egypt in Mourning Over Brutal Execution of 21 Coptic Christians by ‘ISIS in Libya’

Egyptians mourn the loss of 21 Coptic Christians after Libyan branch of ISIS posts gruesome video of their beheading.

13 February 2015

More Than 20 Zamalek Fans Die Trying to Enter a Football Game in Egypt

Egyptians took to social media to express outrage at the death of Zamalek football fans in front of the Air Defense Stadium entrance. Here's how the story played out online.

10 February 2015

Who Killed the Zamalek Football Fans in Egypt if it Wasn't the Police?

Photographs shared by netizens on social media show the police shooting at the spectators, who were crowded behind metal barricades.

4 February 2015

Sinai Residents Pushed Out of Their Homes, as Egyptian Forces Fight “Terrorism”

The State of Sinai, a militant group previously called Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis (ABM) before announcing its allegiance to ISIS, claimed responsibility for the attacks, which left over 25 dead.

23 January 2015

World Leaders’ Paris March Participation Provokes Wave of Criticism

Internet users responding to images of world leaders at the Paris march against terrorism earlier this month displayed what might be called a "consensus of mockery."

11 January 2015

They Are Not Charlie: They Torture, Jail and Kill Journalists in Their Own Countries

The presence of world leaders at the forefront of the Paris rally drew much criticism online, especially since some of those leaders were among the world's worst free speech offenders.

4 January 2015

Lovers of the Middle East, Unite!

Two lovers have started collecting 100 love stories from around the Middle East to show the world that the Arab Uprisings brought about unique social change.

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