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Honor killing hits Alexandria

The Amereya police deportment in Alexandria arrested three men from the same family and accused them of murdering two of the mens’ sister and dumping the body in the sewage after hearing rumors about her. The two brothers and the … read more

Egyptian tycoon spared the death penalty

An Egyptian property tycoon accused of hiring a hit man to kill his pop star lover was spared the death penalty yesterday after a retrial reduced his sentence to 15 years in prison. Hisham Talaat Moustafa, a prominent member of … read more

Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood leaders

The Egyptian government has upped its security crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, arresting 9 members of the banned moderate Islamic group on Sunday, local media and the group said. They were all arrested within a 24 hour period. According to … read more

Egypt: Between Strife and Tension

It is not the first time and it will not be the last in which a dispute takes place between a Christian priest and a Muslim cleric, resulting in the spread of strife in a society that can no longer … read more

Egypt’s divided Sinai Peninsula

By Ayman Mohyeldin and Adam Makary The holiness of Sinai is indubitable. Prophet Abraham was believed to have crossed it. Centuries later, the Prophet Moses spent his life there and it was on top of Mount Sinai where he was … read more

Egypt polls ‘will be heated’

Egypt’s interior minister said on Sunday he expected upcoming parliamentary elections to be “heated”, warning that the authorities would clamp down on anyone who stepped outside the law. “It is expected that the next parliamentary elections will be heated,” Habib … read more

Egyptian FM: Slim chance for peace deal

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit warned Israel it would bear the blame if the peace talks break down over the issue of settlements. “If Israel fails in its commitment to continue freezing its settlement activities, then it would expose … read more

Egypt president’s son campaign hints at rifts

When posters vaunting President Hosni Mubarak’s son as Egypt’s future leader appeared in Cairo’s poorer districts, it was only days before many were torn down or defaced with spraypaint. Supporters of Gamal might take heed. Approaching elections have stirred debate … read more