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Egyptian Musician Hānī Mihannā’s statements about prison conditions in Egypt for senior businessmen, politicians, and ministers at the beginning of President al-Sīsī’s reign in 2014 has sparked controversy. 
Statements made by musician and composer Hānī Mihannā about his time in prison with former President Ḥusnī Mubārak's sons and others have sparked outrage on Egyptian social media
The history of the late Waḥīd Ḥāmid’s works shows that he was a role model for artists and creative types.  He knew, according to the title of his early film “Man Only Lives Once” (1981) that the intellectual’s intense struggle with power would bring an end to the stable life that he had wanted to...
The following text contains sensitive information and highlights various concerns from an Egyptian ambassador regarding foreign influence on political and environmental decisions and movements in Egypt.
Hāla Muṣṭafā was born in Egypt in 1958, although Muṣṭafā was appointed to be a member of the new Policies Committee of the National Democratic Party (NDP) in 2002, Muṣṭafā presents herself as an independent writer and thinker more than a party member. This commitment is reflected in her...
This interview took place in English and was recorded. Editorial notes have been made to clarify some statements. Slight English editing was done. The first part was transcribed by Cornelis Hulsman, the second part by Esther Schoorel.  
 Hours before the trial of former President Husnī Mubārak, his two sons and former Interior Minister Habīb al-'Adlī tomorrow, all legal and security arrangements were finally finished for the first trial of its kind to ever take place in Egypt.  
The U.S. magazine Time observed that the scenes from "Revolution First" Friday, July 8, seemed to have seen the participation of closer to 500,000 demonstrators in al-Tahrīr square, less than the supposed one million.   The article explained that the U.S. report had lacked unified demands by...
The Egyptian Coptic Church rang its bells and celebrated its first feast after the revolution in the mass for the Resurrection feast . At the same time, security forces secured churches from anything that might distort the Copts' celebrations. In the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral Resurrection Mass,...

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