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The Battle of the Camel: Understanding the ‘counter-revolutionaries’

A common practice in Egypt has been to label your opposition as thugs, anti-Islamists or remnants of the former regime. These kabels are applied all too frequently and all too easily, as a means to justify one group’s actions over another. a closer look at the battle that took place on 2 February 2011 shows there were legitimate grounds for concern among the “regime remnants” that attacked the square that day; just as the revolutionaries fought for their lives, so too did their opposition

Luiz Sanchez

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In Pictures: Violence around Semiramis Hotel

Parts of the main entrance of Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel were destroyed following violent clashes that took place around the hotel since Friday. Security forces arrested 28 people accused of carrying out an attack on Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel early morning Tuesday. The hotel announced Tuesday afternoon that it was temporarily closing for security reasons. “We hope …

Daily News Egypt

Israel orders Palestinians to quit protest outpost

More than 200 activists erected the 20-tent “outpost” on Friday in the sensitive West Bank corridor east of Jerusalem where Palestinians say Israeli settlement construction would destroy the prospects of territorial contiguity for their promised state.

Daily News Egypt