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In an attempt to ease the tension between protesters in al-Tahrīr square and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), 65 activists and public figures suggest opening up nominations for presidential candidates on 25 January, closing the nomination period on the anniversary of former President...
Reactions of Egyptians on the streets escalated over decrees by President Muhammad Mursī on Thursday (November 22) sacking the public prosecutor and immunizing his decisions as political, betraying deep divisions within the society as opponents termed them as “rehash of past dictatorship”. [Author...
Concerns have arisen among human rights and civil society organizations after the attack on journalism and the media.  Activists believe the attack on the media will be followed by an attack on civil society organizations. Ihāb Rādī, activist, said that the Rural Development Association (RDA)...
[Lamīs Yahyá is an Egyptian student living in Germany who is supporting the Egyptian student movement for democratization in Egypt. She earlier wrote the investigative report on the conflict around the building of a Coptic Orthodox Church in Marīnāb, September 30, 2011.]
It is the time before the presidential elections. Egypt is in the middle of a possible transitional period and a mostly transitional mood.
One of the most confusing aspects of the recent clashes in Tahrīr Square is why they happened at all. The basic story, told at length here, is that a small group of sit-in protestors were dispersed violently by police, and as word spread more and more protestors joined their ranks. Eventually...
As an American Christian in Egypt I find that I instinctively view events here through the following lens: Liberals are the good guys, Islamists are the bad guys, and the army is somewhere in between, perhaps neutral, perhaps not. Complicated times beg for simplistic narratives, and this one...
Prominent Islamist Sheikh Mohamed Amer has declared that Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, supreme commander of the Egyptian armed forces, should be considered "leader of the faithful" due to his current capacity as military ruler of the country.
Protesters in Qinā called for a second million-man march on Sunday, April 24, 2011, to call for the removal of Prime Minister ʿIṣām Sharaf and the trial of Deputy Prime Minister Yaḥyā al-Jamāl. The protesters continued a sit-in on a railway line and introduced their new slogan "Muslims and Copts...
On Saturday April 9, the police detained political activist Wā’il Abū Layl for 15 days, due to his alleged acts of violence against demonstrators on Tahrīr Square. Following a conference of the 25 January Revolution Youth Coalition, political activists accused the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) for being...

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