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In Pictures: Sisi supporters face off with Bassem Youssef’s supporters

Pro-army protesters faced-off with supporters of political satirist Bassem Youssef on Wednesday in downtown Cairo while Youssef was filming the second episode of his show ‘Al-Bernameg’s third season in Radio Theatre. A protest against Youssef was planned ahead due to some viewers’ displeasure with the satirist’s previous episode. Youssef is being investigated by prosecutor general Hisham Barakat, according to multiple media sources including Reuters. The political satirist created controversy last Friday when he took jabs at the cult of personality surrounding commander of the armed forces Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi, Islamists, and the low profile of interim president Adly Monsour.

Daily News Egypt

Tunisia protesters torch ruling Islamist party’s office

AFP – Protesters on Thursday torched the office of Tunisia’s ruling Islamists in the town of Kef, where a policeman killed in fighting with suspected jihadists is to be buried, an AFP photographer reported. The walls of the building were burned and equipment inside it destroyed, with witnesses saying that protesters had ransacked the office …

Daily News Egypt

Managing editor Rana Allam

The right to say NO!

On 23 March 2011, under the rule of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) and two months after the 25 January Revolution, the then-cabinet of Essam Sharaf approved a protest law that criminalised strikes, protests, demonstrations and sit-ins that “interrupt private or state owned businesses or affect the economy in any way”. The law …

Rana Allam

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In Pictures: University protests call for ‘return of legitimacy’

Several Pro-Morsi demonstrations commenced at Egyptian universities on Sunday calling for the “end of military rule”, while Mansoura University students clashed on Monday. Spokesman for Students Against the Coup in Cairo University Ahmad Ghoneim said that “security forces shut down roads leading to Cairo University [in response to] protests by high-school students and university students …

Mostafa Salem

Getting in the way: politics and doing business in Egypt

“If it bleeds, it leads.” That news industry fundamental is Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou’s October 7 morning business challenge. The leading stories by news agencies all over the world about the clashes that erupted in Cairo and other parts of Egypt on 6 October, Armed Forces Day, make his job more difficult. The repeated …

Iris Boutros

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In Pictures: Clashes erupt in Cairo

Rival demonstrations led to violent clashes throughout Egypt on Sunday amid celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the October War. The Ministry of Interior had reported 94 injuries and 28 killed nationwide. In Cairo’s Tahrir Square, face-painted revelers gathered to celebrate the anniversary, waving Egyptian flags and posters of Defence Minister Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi as …

Adam Koppeser