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· July, 2008

Stories about Egypt from July, 2008

Egypt: Interview with Marei

From Egypt, Ibn Al Dunya writes about an interview with Muhammed Marei, who was detained for 90 days – for working as an interpreter for American photojournalist James Buck.

MENA: Reactions to the Mediterranean Summit

As over 40 leaders from the Mediterranean region gather in France for the inauguration of the new Union for the Mediterranean, the blogosphere is filled with mixed feelings. Jillian York...

Egypt: Freedom House Report

The annual Freedom House report on Egypt is out, writes Ibn Al Dunya, who adds: “I was most fascinated by their brief historical outline, and must confess that i had...

Saudi Arabia: Pious Wife Beating

From Cairo, Tom Gara posts a video [Ar] featuring a Saudi clergyman preaching on how to discipline wives. He adds: “This clip of a Saudi cleric explaining how to properly...

Egypt: Bird Flu?

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia wonders if her country will be effected by bird flu this summer.

Egypt: Collapsing Buildings

Headlines about collapsing buildings and pulling children's bodies from the rubble are common in Egypt. Ibn Al Dunya, writing in Fustat, briefs us about the latest tragedy which took away...

Egypt: The Lollipop and The Flies

The image above is been circulated for a while via email. It's one of those campaigns targeting women in order to cover their body and get veiled. But many bloggers...

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