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Desperate migrants meet with misery in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula - Los Angeles Times Thu, 02 May 2013 13:46:06 GMT

Los Angeles Times

Desperate migrants meet with misery in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula
Los Angeles Times
He was kidnapped there, smuggled into Egypt, ferried across the Suez Canal, handed over to Bedouin tribesman and chained to another African. "I only wanted to change my life," he said. The deserts of the Sinai Peninsula do not grant wishes. This land ...

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Egypt's Long-Term Economic Recovery Plan Stalls - New York Times Thu, 02 May 2013 18:23:08 GMT

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Egypt's Long-Term Economic Recovery Plan Stalls
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CAIRO — The Egyptian government's failure to revive the country's ailing economy is likely to be a defining issue in parliamentary elections expected to begin in October. The umbrella opposition group, the National Salvation Front, has heaped ...
Recalibrating US policy in EgyptWashington Post
FP Passport: New addition to the blogosphere: Egypt's foreign policy through ...Foreign Policy (blog)
Declarations of war: Islamist vs. private media in EgyptAhram Online
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Activist to Be Tried for Insulting Egypt President - ABC News Thu, 02 May 2013 19:26:50 GMT

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Activist to Be Tried for Insulting Egypt President
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Prominent Egyptian activist Ahmed Douma was arrested and immediately referred to trial for allegedly insulting the country's president in a TV interview, a prosecutor said Thursday. Douma is to stand trial on Sunday — less than a week after being ...
Egypt: Critic of Morsi Is JailedNew York Times
Prominent dissident faces trial for insulting MorsiFRANCE 24

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Egypt's Birthrate Rises as Population Control Policies Vanish - New York Times Fri, 03 May 2013 02:46:51 GMT

New York Times

Egypt's Birthrate Rises as Population Control Policies Vanish
New York Times
CAIRO — More than two years after the Egyptian uprising, the country's new Islamist government has struggled to confront a drop in tourism and the faltering economy. But the leadership has remained silent about another crucial indicator that has ...
Court jails supporters of black-clad Egypt protest groupYahoo! News
Tear gas fired as Egyptian Islamists target security HQReuters
Top preacher to be investigated for 'terrorising' Egypt state securityAhram Online
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Tourism in Egypt - The Economist Thu, 02 May 2013 16:36:23 GMT

Tourism in Egypt
The Economist
TWO years of political upheaval have battered tourism, a motor of Egypt's economy. Much of the Nile cruise fleet lies idle. Trinket-sellers and would-be guides at the Giza pyramids are so hungry for custom that they often mob or simply jump aboard ...

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President Muhammad Morsi's efforts to befriend Iran upset his other allies - The Economist Thu, 02 May 2013 16:01:35 GMT

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President Muhammad Morsi's efforts to befriend Iran upset his other allies
The Economist
EVEN within his ruling circle, Muhammad Morsi, Egypt's president, has looked increasingly embattled and isolated since his slim electoral victory last June. More than half of his score of official advisers have abandoned him, along with his vice ...

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Egypt hits 3-wk high after OCI tax deal; Gulf mkts up - Reuters Thu, 02 May 2013 14:16:20 GMT

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Egypt hits 3-wk high after OCI tax deal; Gulf mkts up
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DUBAI May 2 (Reuters) - Egypt's bourse rallied on Thursday after its largest listed firm, Orascom Construction Industries (OCI), struck a $1 billion deal with authorities to settle a protracted tax dispute, while most Gulf markets gained. Cairo's ...
Egypt stocks surge on OCI tax settlementAhram Online

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DIY Infrastructure in Egypt - Reason (blog) Thu, 02 May 2013 19:04:34 GMT

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DIY Infrastructure in Egypt
Reason (blog)
Michael Kimmelman has a fascinating piece in The New York Times on how the informal districts of Cairo have been faring since the Egyptian revolution. He leads with an anecdote from the neighborhood of Ard El Lewa, where residents, "tired of having no ...


The Copts flee Egypt - Ahram Online Thu, 02 May 2013 21:15:27 GMT

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The Copts flee Egypt
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It happened before, notably in Iraq: on Islamists coming to power, Arab Christians have been forced to leave their homeland. Copts have always been among the most patriotic Egyptians. They were part of war and peace efforts throughout Egypt's history ...
Don't Congratulate Copts on Easter, Says Deputy Chairperson of Egypt's Nour ...Christian Post

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Johns Hopkins expert discusses ritual public drunkenness in ancient Egypt - The Hub at Johns Hopkins Thu, 02 May 2013 14:22:02 GMT

Johns Hopkins expert discusses ritual public drunkenness in ancient Egypt
The Hub at Johns Hopkins
Earlier this week, Betsy Bryan, who specializes in the history, art, and archaeology of Egypt's New Kingdom (ca. 1600-1000 B.C.), participated in a lecture series under the auspices of the California Museum of Ancient Art, where she spoke about ancient ...