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Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood occupy Tahrir Square last Friday, overshadowing the civil group protest and leading to clashes. Civil groups have called for fresh demonstrations this Friday. (Photo by Mohamed Omar)

Protests to be held Friday

“The marches are not a liberal socialist movement anymore; they become a national socialist movement,” says former deputy head of the Justice Party.

Luiz Sanchez

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In Pictures: Night Clashes in Tahrir Square

  Tahrir square clashes continued on Friday night, between supporters of President Mohamed Morsy and protesters criticizng his 100-day plan. Protesters took to the streets today, Friday, after calls all week by civil and leftist parties and coalitions for demonstrations demanding a new constituent assembly to write the post 25 January constitution as well as accountability of the …

Daily News Egypt

Shahira Amin

The volcano erupts

The outpouring of rage in Islamic countries isn’t just about a low-budget film insulting the prophet Muhammad. It is the eruption of a volcano that has been simmering for the past eleven years

Shahira Amin

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In Pictures: Tahrir Square renovation

Workers are cleaning, paving and planting Tahrir square following the orders of Prime Minister Hisham Qandil who declared his intention to turn the square into a global tourist attraction. According to Qandil, the plans aim to upgrade the square that was the epicenter of the revolution against Mubarak’s rule at the beginning of 2011. Tahrir …

Daily News Egypt

The Egyptian Museum: a timeline of history

The iconic Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square in Cairo was built to display the richness of Egypt’s history to the world in the form of 8,000 artifacts. It currently holds over 120,000 pieces and is slated to move to a larger, new location. The Daily News Egypt spoke to Sayed Hassan, the General Director of the Egyptian Museum, about its role as a site of national heritage, the plans for the new location, and on how he manages this institution bursting at the seams with art, science, and religious history.

Rachel Adams

Maher Hamoud

Editor’s letter: Morsy, the good brother

Theoretically speaking, we could argue that the one month President Mohamed Morsy has spent in office is not enough to judge his performance as Egypt’s first leader after the revolution. However, practically speaking, it seems enough. Given a few facts regarding Morsy’s attainment of the presidency, we can understand feelings of anger among the electorate, …

Maher Hamoud

No mud. No lotus

By Philip Whitfield CAIRO: Ever thought who thought up yin and yang, the opposites that make a whole? Hot and cold, day and night. Zhou Dunyi (1017–1073) the Chinese philosopher considered a worthy life balanced humanity, righteousness, propriety, wisdom and faithfulness. Would that Egypt moved towards equilibrium? The revolution has opened up chasms of disagreement. I …

DNE

Teargas-flavored cotton candy, anyone?

By Amir Makar CAIRO: In the middle of severe clashes and ongoing street battles between protesters and security forces, they are often seen: a pink bright spot in the middle of the tear gas; the cotton candy sellers that appear to be immune to the buckshot, always present especially in the heat of the fight. “Sometimes …

DNE

Protesters camp out in Tahrir

By Mai Shams El-Din and Amira Salah-Ahmed CAIRO: Protesters remained camped out in Tahrir Square through the early hours of Sunday, in defiance of curfew and a violent crackdown by military police the previous night. By Saturday afternoon, more than a thousand protesters were back in Tahrir Square after being forcefully dispersed by military police in …

DNE

Tens of thousands in Tahrir call for removal of government

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Tens of thousands gathered in Tahrir Square in what was dubbed the “Friday of Cleansing and Protecting the Revolution,” demanding the resignation of the current government headed by Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq. Though the number of people in Tahrir was markedly less than the Friday before, participants’ chants resounded in the area, …

DNE

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