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Protests at Alexandria plant turn violent

“One person died yesterday.  Approximately 12 to 14 were injured” during protests at the Abu Qir Thermal Power Plant, a spokesman from the Ministry of Interior confirmed in a phone call.  The Saturday protests have settled down after “some officers and soldiers went to save the plant,” he said.  “Everything is now calm and quiet.” …

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Vegetarians and green initiatives – Veggie Iftar Cairo

ElZeiny organized a similar event called Veggie Fest Cairo last January, just before the revolution. She put on Veggie Iftar Cairo this week because she wants to “promote a conscious and healthy lifestyle. We want people to question what they eat and how they live.”

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The poignant story of “A Separation”

The biggest strength of “A Separation” is that no character is given a free pass. For every reason we are given to sympathise with a character, we are later given a reason not to, and in turn, we are able to sympathise with that character’s antagonist.

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Gama’a Islamiyaa thanks Morsy for pardons

Gama’a Islamiyaa has released a statement thanking President Mohamed Morsy for the release of 12 of their members from prison Saturday night. The members of the Islamic group are just some of 572 prisoners who have been granted clemency by the president in honour of the holy month of Ramadan in response to the claim that many of their trials were unjust. The statement …

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Sharing and charity – Dar El Abrar El Seghar girls enchant at Sawy

Charity is an integral part of Ramadan and many initiatives spring up leading up to and during the month long celebration. Drives to donate food to those in need to ensure they can break their fast with a proper meal, makeshift restaurants that serve Iftars for free pop up all over town and special events are organised all over the country to enable everyone to contribute freely and participate in this aspect of Ramadan. Over the course of this month we will continue to share with you some of these appeals for generosity.

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