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by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa Al-Omrani 2009-12-13
Cairo — A decision by the government to banthe veil in some academic institutions has reignited debate about personal rights...

by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa Al-Omrani 2009-6-7
Egyptian officials are lining up to praise U.S. President Barack Obama’s address to the Islamic world delivered in Cairo Thursday. But local campaigners for political reform say the speech was disappointingly light on the issues of democracy and human rights...

by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa Al-Omrani 2009-6-4
CAIRO, Jun 3 (IPS) - Several leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood opposition movement stand accused of plans to form an "international network of organisational cells." Its leaders say the charges are blatant fabrications...

by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani 2008-10-29
A high-ranking member of Egypt’s ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) is facing trial on charges of arranging the murder of a Lebanese pop singer. The case, along with a host of other public grievances, has badly tarnished the NDP’s reputation ahead of an upcoming party conference...

by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani 2008-7-1
CAIRO, Jul 1 (IPS) - Recent internal elections within the Muslim Brotherhood opposition movement were trumpeted in the local press as a victory for the group’s "conservative" faction over its "reformist" rivals. But according to independent commentators and a Brotherhood spokesman, media claims of a split within the movement’s ranks are unfounded...

by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani 2008-5-25
On his trip to the region this week, US President George W. Bush dismayed even his staunchest Arab allies by expressing unprecedented levels of US support for Israel...

by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani 2008-5-8
Calls for a nationwide protest against the rising cost of living ended in anticlimax on Sunday (May 4), with most Egyptians going to work as usual. Although protest leaders had urged the public to register its disaffection en masse by staying home, the streets of the capital were busy. ..

by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani 2008-5-6
Egypt’s opposition parties have found renewed strength following a nationwide protest against skyrocketing food prices that took place April 6. “April 6 was a watershed in the history of Egypt,” said Magdi Hussein, secretary-general of the Socialist Labor Party. “It will be studied by future students of political science.”..

by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani 2008-5-3
Hundreds remain in detention following a nationwide protest Apr. 6 against rising food prices and political stagnation. But this has not deterred activists from calling for a second general strike on May 4, timed to coincide with President Hosni Mubarak’s birthday...

by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani 2008-4-25
A year-long military trial of 40 leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood opposition movement ended last week with stiff jail terms for most of the defendants. Although the group is officially banned by the state, many observers were taken aback by the severity of the rulings...

by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani 2008-4-17
What was planned as a workers’ strike at a major textiles company turned into a nationwide protest against skyrocketing food prices Apr 6. Over the days following, the opposition has found renewed strength. ..

by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani 2008-3-28
A World Bank official said this month it could take as long as "a generation" for the effects of Egypt’s recent economic growth to be felt by the poorest segments of the population. But as "neo-liberal" economists urge patience, retail prices for essential foodstuffs continue to skyrocket, stretching many household salaries to breaking point. ..

by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani 2008-3-24
In the wake of a series of deadly Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip early this month, Egypt has stepped up efforts aimed at brokering a ceasefire between Palestinian resistance groups and Tel Aviv..

by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani 2008-3-18
Last week, the time period for registering candidates in Egypt’s upcoming local council elections officially came to an end. But while spokesmen for the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) have lauded the electoral process as a paragon of political plurality, opposition groups are crying foul...

by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani 2008-3-12
While in Egypt last week, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced the release of 100 million dollars in suspended financial assistance to Egypt...

by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani 2008-3-6
Fury erupted on the streets and in parliament this week following violent Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip. But as protests were held nationwide in support of besieged Palestinians next door, Cairo continued to keep the volatile Rafah border crossing -- the only means out of the strip not under direct Israeli control -- tightly sealed...

by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani 2008-2-26
The European Parliament adopted a resolution last month censuring Egypt’s human rights record, and urging Cairo to embrace substantial political reforms...

by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani 2008-1-31
Ever since the hotly contested 2005 legislative elections, the opposition in Egypt’s parliament has become increasingly assertive. This year, opposition and independent MPs have hurled a record number of interpellations -- inquiries that must be answered by the government -- at the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) of President Hosni Mubarak. ..

by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani 2008-1-24
During his recent eight-day tour of the Middle East, U.S. President George W. Bush spent only three hours in Egypt, a key U.S. ally. According to some local commentators, Bush’s short stopover did much to suggest that the longstanding "strategic relationship" between Washington and Cairo is showing signs of strain...

by: Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani 2008-1-17
With another bombing in Beirut this week, the political standoff in Lebanon appears far from resolution. Egypt’s role in the crisis, meanwhile, remains limited to making broad appeals for national reconciliation in line with Arab League resolutions...

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