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Fahmy apologizes for insulting remark

Press unified in anti-veil stance and support for Hosni CAIRO: In response to the attacks directed at Culture Minister Farouk Hosni two week ago after he announced his controversial opinion on the veil, public figures, religious scholars, feminists and artists have rushed to issue statements and opinions on the veil making the issue a top …

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The results of campaign to reduce hepatitis C due by 2015

CAIRO: A campaign for children with hepatitis C virus, a virus that has a high probability of developing into HIV/AIDS, has just been cranked up a gear. Unlike most campaigns where experts and speakers usually focus on numbers and statistics, the conference held at the Cairo Opera House on Thursday provided a well-planned strategy that …

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Islamic thought needs to catch up with the times, says scholar

Al-Azhar says when you want an expert opinion, go to an expert CAIRO: Muslims should not refer to texts offering different interpretations of the Quran, and the institution of Al-Azhar should not be the only authorized religious organization to issue fatwas, said Gamal El-Bana, an Islamic writer, during an open discussion with the press Wednesday …

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Muslim Brotherhood cries foul over parliament's presidential elections

13 Brotherhood dissenters unlikely according to head of Islamist Labor Party It is unfair, unfair, unfair, chanted members of Egypt’s opposition and Muslim Brotherhood MPs in front of the parliament building in Kasr El-Aini Street Wednesday. Magdy Ahmed Hussein, head of the Islamist Labor Party, said results indicating that National Democratic Party’s Ahmed Fathy Sorour …

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Ramadan saw rise in violent domestic crimes, media says

Social and economic stress combined with fasting makes for a dangerous mix In the past few years, Ramadan – a month usually reserved for pious contemplation and reverence – has been marred by an alarming rise in violent crime, experts have said. During this Ramadan season, the press reported, the Ministry of the Interior reported …

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To be or not to be – is Egypt truly democratic?

Measuring the present by the past: we’ve come a long way The growth of opposition movements, the specter of multi-candidate presidential elections and the constitutional amendments proposed by the president have brought Egypt’s political processes to the fore. If we want to speak about Egypt s interior affairs, we should first examine our past. Egypt …

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Muslims should use foreign media to engage west, say scholars

CAIRO: Islamic scholars have said they support President Hosni Mubarak’s appeal to Muslims to counter the ferocious attack on Islam. And goes even further to say it is the responsibility of every Muslim to educate others about their religion. The Muslim world is facing a ferocious attack, describing Islam wrongly and offending Muslims sacred [symbols …

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Head north or east this Eid

North Coast and Red Sea resorts this year s top Eid vacation destinations CAIRO: The short Eid vacation has led many to opt for local holiday destinations, with Porto Marina in the North Coast and El-Gouna on the Red Sea proving to be the top favorites. Local destinations are not just attracting Egyptian travelers; this …

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