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Islamic political party founded in Egypt

For the first time in fifteen years, an Egyptian court has licensed a moderate Islamic political party, al-Wasat. Al-Wasat was previously denied a license under the regime of former president Hosni Mubarak, as was any party with a religious basis.

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Ensuring 50, 000 homeless children parading the streets of Cairo are not left behind

The recent revolution must not leave Cairo’s estimated 50,000 street children behind. For the children who eke out an existence on the streets of Cairo, forgotten by the system and ignored by large sections of society, change cannot come soon enough.

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Fox News isn’t just `negative’ about Islam, the network tells non-stop lies about it

The problem isn’t that Fox News viewers hear a lot of negative things about Islam, it’s they hear a lot of false things about Islam. Then, as the poll suggests, Republican viewers of Fox News come away thinking they’re genuinely informed about Islam, when the opposite is the case.

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Egyptian ex-ministers trialled and jailed for corruption

Egypt arrested three ex-ministers and former top party member for corruption, on charges of diverting public funds known to be in the billions. Their accounts had been frozen and they were initially barred from leaving Egypt.

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Egypt cancels Iran warships Suez Canal‏ passage

Feb 18 2011 Egypt cancelled plans for two Iranian warships to cross Suez Canal on Thursday, February 17, removing a potential policy headache for new army rulers. “No Iranian warships ships crossed the Suez Canal today,” Ahmed El Manakhly, a member of the canal’s board who is responsible for shipping movement, told Reuters. “The Suez […]

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Dead peace process could be “National Suicide” for Israel

The U.N. Security Council is poised to vote this week on a new resolution condemning Israeli expansion into the Occupied Palestinian Territories and calling for an immediate freeze on settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, but the United States has already declared its intention to again deploy its veto power.

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Libyans in fiery clash with government officials

Clashes have been reported across the country, as security forces and government supporters confront demonstrators. Chants of “No God but Allah, Muammar is the enemy of Allah,” could be heard. Police stations were burnt down as the protests heated up.

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Egypt’s leaders may have cost their nation tens of billions

Corruption, tax evasion and crime have cost Egypt approximately $6 billion (Dh22.03 billion) annually and a total of $57.2 billion from 2000 to 2008 in illicit financial activities and government corruption. Privately held wealth is enough to cover $32b foreign debt.

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Egyptian media revolt: cleaning out the bias

With Hosni Mubarak out as president of Egypt, the staff of the state-owned Al-Gomhuria newspaper have launched a revolt of their own. Chief editors were barred from their own offices, the Egyptian Ministry of (mis)Information has been described as an anachronism in this age.

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The Muslim Brotherhood dilemma

For a number of prominent politicians and commentators, especially those closely associated with the so-called “Israel lobby”, the Brotherhood’s possible pathway to power in Cairo constitutes the nightmare scenario which Washington should do everything it can to prevent.

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