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    Caustic Egyptian comic gets thrown off the air

    A private news channel suspended one of Egypt’s most popular programs, a satirical show modeled after Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show,” minutes before it was supposed to air Friday, sending chills in a nation fearing incre...

    Friday, November 1, 2013 at 7:14 PM

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    Egyptian comic winds up in court after mocking military, revolution

    An Egyptian court held its first hearing Wednesday to investigate Bassem Youssef, a comedian who stars in a satirical news program modeled after Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show,” on suspicion of insulting the state, the military...

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 5:19 PM

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    In Egypt’s Sinai, military’s harsh campaign earns pledges of retaliation

    Like a buzzard hovering overhead in pursuit of its prey, the Egyptian military helicopter arrives over the village by 6 a.m., according to the residents of northern Sinai who’ve been subjected to weeks of government attacks.

    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 5:21 PM

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    Egypt’s ‘revolution’ is over as people accept imposition of military rule

    Three months after the Egyptian military ousted the country’s first democratically elected president, Egypt now resembles the kind of police state whose oppressive policies gave rise to an iconic Arab Spring.

    Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 4:38 PM

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    Egyptian police raid town south of Cairo, arresting at least 70

    Egyptian security forces on Thursday stormed Kerdasa – a purported stronghold for ousted President Mohammed Morsi – exchanged fire with residents in an hours-long street battle and arrested dozens of suspected militants in the latest...

    Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM

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    Egypt’s crackdown on Morsi supporters called worse than Mubarak era

    In the two months since Egyptian authorities started rounding up supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, a repressive regime has emerged here that appears to be far worse than the one political activists thought they’d ended when th...

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 6:45 PM

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    Even before Syria deal, Egypt was renewing its relationship with Russia

    Whether a proposed Russian deal to dismantle Syria’s chemical weapons as an alternative to a U.S. missile strike actually works or not, Russia already has emerged as a winner among many Egyptians.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 4:36 PM

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    Egyptian Museum and its ancient artifacts feel the nation’s ills

    Yasmin el Shazly last gave a VIP tour through Cairo’s Egyptian Museum two years ago, before the uprising just outside the museum doors in Tahrir Square led to the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak. Before that, el Shazly once lectured...

    Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 4:53 PM

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    Egypt’s government extends state of emergency for two months

    Amid increased violence in the restive Sinai, a month-long curfew and an increasingly fervent government crackdown on supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, Egyptian authorities on Thursday extended a state of emergency for ano...

    Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 4:41 PM

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    Syrians, once welcomed in Cairo, now finding Egypt is hostile

    In the months that Alaa lived in Cairo after fleeing her war-torn Syrian homeland, she had grown accustomed to Egyptian men asking for her hand in marriage, believing that Syrian women are prettier, better cooks and cheaper. She could handle th...

    Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 11:59 AM

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