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Salem-News.com (Apr-01-2014 10:37)

Meet Egypt`s Next Leader

“Muslim Brotherhood is nothing but a blight in the Egyptian contemporary socio-political fabric and wiping it off requires a leader with a vision”

(ALEXANDRIA, Egypt) - Salem-News.com Iraq is devastated, Lebanon is worn out, Yemen is collapsing, Sudan is split, Libya is ruins, Palestine is history and Syria is dying and the Gulf states are feeling the tremor approaching … all eyes are on Egypt now.

Welcome to the new Middle East … welcome to the aftermath of designed chaos and fake democracy, or the so called Arab Spring.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-24-2014 02:02)

529 Morsi Supporters Receive Death Sentences in Egypt Court

The court in Minya, south of the capital, Cairo, issued its ruling after only two sessions in which the defendants' lawyers complained they had no chance to present their case, the Associated Press news agency reports.

(CAIRO) - Egyptian security forces beating up woman; these men are who the Morsi supporters allegedly battled A court in Egypt has sentenced to death 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. They were convicted of charges including murdering a policeman and attacking police.

The group, members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, are part of a larger trial involving more than 1,200 Morsi supporters. Egyptian authorities have cracked down harshly on Islamists since Mr Morsi was removed in July.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-11-2014 01:38)

Egypt`s Shameful Rejection of Mairead Maguire and Other Peace Advocates

The Syria Solidarity Movement declares its support for Mairead Maguire and other exponents of compassion, free speech, human rights and respect for diversity.

(DAMASCUS) - Mairead Maguire The Syria Solidarity Movement views with sadness and dismay the Egyptian government's denial of entry to Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire for the purpose of transiting to Gaza to attend the International Women's Day commemorations.

Ms. Maguire is a good friend of the Syria Solidarity Movement and has played a central role in the promotion of peace, justice and human rights...

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Salem-News.com (Mar-04-2014 10:56)

Ukraine vs. Egypt: Chaos in Progress

“Obviously, I was watching the Ukrainian version of the Tahrir Square revolution. Is it a coincidence? Is it only my imagination? … I don’t think so”

(ALEXANDRIA, Egypt) - Cairo vs Kiev Though I’ve never been to Ukraine or Russia before but the minute I started following the news of the huge protests in Kiev, I felt like I was somehow connected /related in a strange way to this Ukrainian revolution.

This whole revolution thing sounded not so unfamiliar to me.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-22-2014 11:27)

Egypt at War with Hamas

“Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas are not the voice of dissent in the Egyptian or Palestinian political scene, but actually they are the voice of disintegration”

(LONDON) - Egypt vs Hamas While Most Arabs seem to agree to disagree; there are few things they don’t argue over like Israel being the primal enemy of the Arab nation – well, after the so called Arab Spring even that is arguable now.

The fact that Israel is winning the conflict with the Arabs is due to many factors, mainly the US/EU political and military alliance.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-22-2014 03:44)

Egyptian Naval Ship Fires at Gaza Fishermen

The fishing boat was nearing Egyptian territorial waters, the Egyptian ship was stationed just within Palestinian territorial waters at the time

(GAZA World Bulletin/News Desk) - Gaza fishermen An Egyptian naval ship opened fire at a Palestinian fishing boat off the coast of the southern Gaza Strip early Saturday, Maan News Agency reported citing a Palestinian union official.

Nizar Ayyash, spokesman for the union of Gaza fishermen, told Ma'an that the Egyptian navy fired warning shots at a fishing boat off the coast of Rafah.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-15-2014 13:25)

Today`s Egypt in a Song: `Rima is back to her old ways`

The lyrics are highly idiomatic where what is left unsaid is understood from the little that is said.

(LONDON) - Yasser Elmanawahly In Egypt, there is a new catchy tune circulating in social media pages.

The song, which gives a symbolic description of the current events in Egypt, is sung by an artist who is known for his strong leanings towards the 25th January 2011 revolution.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-13-2014 16:53)

Joint Statement: We Demand the Release of Journalists Detained in Egypt

Since December 29th, the three journalists have been placed in horrible conditions...

(TORONTO) - Free al Jazeera staff We ask the Egyptian authorities to stop their persecution and release all other detained journalists.

We aspire that they be proponents of democracy by enabling reporters to carry out their professions without fear of retribution and by empowering diverse voices for the purpose of building a greater Egypt with tolerance, civil liberties and understanding.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-27-2014 11:53)

Misplaced Lessons of Tahrir

The lesson I take away from The Square is that we must prevent the operation of business as usual until the institution itself, not its face, is fixed.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Tahrir Square in Egypt I still want Dirty Wars to win the Oscar, but The Square is a documentary worth serious discussion as we hit the three-year point since the famous occupation of Tahrir Square in Cairo that overthrew Mubarak -- in particular because a lot of people seem to get a lot of the lessons wrong.

I suppose some people will leave Dirty Wars imagining that we need clean wars, whatever those would be. But too many people seem to be drawing from The Square lessons they brought with them to it...


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Salem-News.com (Jan-24-2014 12:12)

Egypt: Doing Without Western Democracy

“If the democracy the west is crying over is the one that could have allowed a terrorist group like the Muslim Brotherhood to devour Egypt then Egypt can and will absolutely do without the western idea of democracy” … By Dr. Ashraf Ezzat

(ALEXANDRIA, Egypt) - Obama and Morsi “We started this mess, the so called Arab Spring, and we the Egyptians once again will finish this whole business. But this time we’re going to make it right”.

Those words from Soad Ali, one of the Egyptians, a house wife, who headed to the poll stations on January 14-15th and voted yes in a referendum on the country’s new constitution.

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