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Egyptian spectator ban: Flashpoint for conflict and statement of weakness

By James M. Dorsey An Egyptian cabinet decision to end the suspension of professional football in late March but reinstitute the ban on spectators attending matches could spark renewed clashes between militant fans and security forces. The decision against the backdrop of mounting evidence that Egyptian general-turned-President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has no apparent intention of easing …

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Football deaths renew spotlight on Egypt’s notorious security forces

By James M. Dorsey A stampede at a Cairo stadium earlier this month, much like a politically-loaded football brawl in the Suez Canal city of Port Said three years ago, is shining a spotlight on Egypt’s unreformed, unabashedly violent, and politically powerful police and security forces amid confusion over what precisely happened and how many …

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Russian would not lobby Egypt to cut ties with the EU, Professor of Political Economy at Cairo University says AFP Photo

What Egypt and Russia want

Egyptian-Russian relations have been cold for around 40 years, but as Putin visits Egypt, the foreign policy game is changing for both countries

Aya Nader

Students at a public school in Cairo.

Education in Egypt hit harder by Arab Spring unrest

By Mohamed Ibrahim Education in Egypt has been further dented by the unrest that has engulfed the country since the start of the Arab Spring in January 2011. The education process has been largely disrupted since the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak that year. Reforming the education system in the most populous Arab nation …

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In Pictures: Judge adjourns Mubarak’s case to 29 November

  Judge Mahmoud Kamel Al-Rashidy adjourned on Saturday the retrial session of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, who is accused of ordering the killing of peaceful protesters during the 25 January Revolution as well as corruption charges. Mubarak’s sons Alaa and Gamal, former interior minister Habib Al-Adly and six of his aides, and fugitive businessman Hussein …

Marwa Al-A'sar

Egypt’s fallen Ministry of Information

By Mohamed Selim On Monday, 23 February 2004, and at a tempestuous conference held at the headquarter of Egypt’s Syndicate of Journalists in downtown Cairo, former president Hosni Mubarak’s longtime loyalist and propaganda apparatchik, Safwat El-Sherif, declared that he would be the country’s last minister of information (a post that he had held for 22-years). …

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