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ALEXANDRIA, Egypt-- Senior Egyptian clerics elected a new top Islamist jurist Monday in the first such ballot in six decades. Shawky Ibrahim Abdel Karim, a professor of Islamic jurisprudence at Tanta University, was chosen as grand mufti to succeed...
Tags: Elections, Religion and Belief, Egypt, Politics, Islam
CAIRO — The Muslim women in Marwa Adel's photographs are shadows, repressed by custom, religion, marriage and regret. While nude, the figures are obscured by sepia scrims, scrawled upon with stifling words — as if their true selves may never...
When I walk into Tahrir Square alone these days, carrying my notebook, I try to remain calm, act like I belong and move with the cascading crowds. If you seem scared or intimidated, they smell your fear. Like other female reporters, I have grown...
Mobs encircled and attacked dozens of women protesting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in a spate of sexual assaults last month, Amnesty International said in a new report released Wednesday, urging Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to make sure the...
Tags: Activism, Sexual Assault, Politics, Human Rights, Iran
CAIRO -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived to a red-carpet welcome and a kiss on the cheek by Egypt's new Islamist leader in a historic trip to strengthen relations between the two nations after decades of estrangement and suspicion. Iran...
CAIRO -- An Egyptian opposition party alleged Monday that one of its members was tortured to death by police after he disappeared last week from a protest against the Islamist-led government of President Mohamed Morsi. The Popular Current party said...
CAIRO -- After a video showing Egyptian police stripping and beating a man went viral, the victim stunned the country when he appeared on state television and accused protesters, not security forces, of assaulting him. The video shows Hamada Saber, 48,...
Tags: Riots, Armed Conflicts, Activism, Egypt, Politics
CAIRO -- Egypt's young revolutionaries organized a rare gathering Thursday for deeply divided Islamist and liberal political parties to denounce the violence and unrest that have threatened the nation’s stability and economy. The meeting came...
CAIRO — Egypt’s top military commander warned President Mohamed Morsi and opposition parties Tuesday to end days of bloodshed and unrest before the nation slides into chaos that may jeopardize the economy and “lead to the collapse of the...
Tags: Mohamed ElBaradei, Activism, Human Rights, Politics, Suez Canal
PARK CITY, Utah -- The bullets and tear-gas pellets were flying at Jehane Noujaim, but instead of scrambling backward with the rest of the Cairo protesters, the documentary filmmaker walked forward into the smoky haze, where hundreds of gas mask-clad...
Tags: Activism, Movies, Sean Penn, Politics, Cairo (Egypt)
CAIRO — An Egyptian human rights groups reported this week that torture and police brutality, which helped spark a national uprising two years ago, have continued under the new Islamist-led government. Over the course of 2011 and 2012, the...
Tags: Civil Rights, Revolutions, Egypt, Human Rights, Politics
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's blatantly anti-Semitic statements nearly three years ago should hardly be shocking to anyone familiar with the history of the Muslim Brotherhood movement. In newly unearthed videos, Morsi is shown railing against...
Tags: Religious Conflicts, Israel, Politics, Judaism, Government
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