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Selecting the next pope: Who really decides?

Hundreds of thousands of Copts gathered last week to lament the charismatic and popular pope who served as the chief...

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INTERVIEW: AUC's new president on engagement, competition and workers' rights

On 1 January, the American University in Cairo (AUC) will appoint Dr. Lisa Anderson new president.   Anderson has served...

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Q&A: Saad Eddin Ibrahim on political reform, ElBaradei & Mubarak Jr

Sociology professor and political activist Saad Eddin Ibrahim was one of the first to criticize the notion of “presidential inheritance”...

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Egyptian security blocked priests from ElBaradei meeting, say activists

Minya— Egyptian security forces have prevented Christian religious figures from attending a meeting with Mohamed ElBaradei, former International Atomic Energy...

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In possible rift with NDP, Pope Shenouda ignores parliament run-offs

Pope Shenouda III, head of the Egyptian Coptic Church, refrained from casting a ballot in Sunday’s parliamentary run-offs in a...

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NDP set to sweep Sinai vote

Arish–On the day before the elections, Northern Sinai seemed ready for a tumultuous – if predictable – election. Northern Sinai...

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Wafd's Margeritte Azer: If we see that rigging is widespread, we'll boycott

Margeritte Azer, the head of the operations office at the Wafd Party, spoke to Al-Masry Al-Youm about plans and expectations...

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Egypt's Copts frustrated by under-representation in parliament polls

Egypt's Coptic minority are growing more frustrated over what they believe as the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP)’s marginalization of...

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Tuesday’s papers: Poll preparations and tensions, Ahly coach’s resignation and Mubarak travels to Gulf

Coverage of Egyptian parliamentary poll preparations takes up headlines in both private and state-run newspaper on Tuesday. “Counting the parliamentary...

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Support for Gamal Mubarak gives leg up to parliamentary candidates

In the working class district of Darb al-Ahmar, Atef Abdu campaigns for a seat in parliament by sponsoring a clothing...

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Al-Ghad elections campaigners arrested in downtown Cairo

Egyptian security forces arrested two election campaigners for al-Ghad opposition party in downtown Cairo on Thursday evening. The activists were...

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Sunday's papers: Mubarak finalizes NDP candidate list, telephones Pope Shenouda III

State-run Al-Akhbar's front-page coverage announces Sunday as the last day for candidacy application submissions. “Mubarak checks over the National (Democratic...

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Sacked editor Eissa and supporters launch 'The Real Al-Dostour' online

On Monday, members of independent daily Al-Dostour’s staff who had opposed the newspaper’s recent sale and the firing of its...

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Khaled Fahmy: Contemporary alternatives to Shari'a implementation exist

In a public lecture on Thursday, Khaled Fahmy, the newly appointed head of the American University in Cairo history department,...

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