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Managing editor Rana Allam

Keeping Egyptians in check

A 16 year old boy, the son of an acquaintance, went to attend the Ghana-Egypt match dressed in an Al-Ahly t-shirt and holding a fireworks stick. The boy watched the match, left and was taking a cab when the police arrested him, charging him with participating in Mohamed Mahmoud clashes. Why is this alright? Because …

Rana Allam

The Muslim Brotherhood’s new initiative: Many motives, one dead end

Over the course of a few days, the Muslim Brotherhood has released two very different statements. One is defiant and was issued by their imprisoned leader, ex-president Morsi, who warns that, “Egypt will not recover from its crisis until the coup that removed him from power has been reversed.” Later on Saturday, his supporters, the national …

Nervana Mahmoud

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In Pictures: Morsi supporters clash with CSF, opposing protestors in front of High Court

Supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi clashed with central security forces and opposing demonstrators outside downtown’s High Court on Monday afternoon following Morsi’s first appearance in court for inciting the killing of protestors in December 2012. Police fired tear gas at Morsi supporters both east and west of the High Court on Ramses Street, while …

Aaron T. Rose

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In Pictures: Sisi supporters face off with Bassem Youssef’s supporters

Pro-army protesters faced-off with supporters of political satirist Bassem Youssef on Wednesday in downtown Cairo while Youssef was filming the second episode of his show ‘Al-Bernameg’s third season in Radio Theatre. A protest against Youssef was planned ahead due to some viewers’ displeasure with the satirist’s previous episode. Youssef is being investigated by prosecutor general Hisham Barakat, according to multiple media sources including Reuters. The political satirist created controversy last Friday when he took jabs at the cult of personality surrounding commander of the armed forces Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi, Islamists, and the low profile of interim president Adly Monsour.

Daily News Egypt