Monthly Archives: March 2013

Egypt clamps down on well-known opposition figures

Campaigners say arrests amount to the most serious crackdown on free speech since end of military dictatorship last summer

The TV satirist Bassem Youssef is among at least 20 well-known opposition figures detained last week by the Egyptian authorities in …

Desert Island Discs – Uno

Desert Island Discs – Uno

The BBC’s Radio 4 airs a wonderful programme every week called Desert Island Discs, now the UK’s longest-running radio show. Each week a famous or celebrated person is a guest on the programme and is read the rest…

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Dog bites dog

Dog bites dog

By: Philip Whitfield You can measure the revolution’s pace counting column inches devoted to the birds and the bees. There’s nothing government toadies like more than filling up space with articles on Nile Delta flora read the rest…

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Armed militants demonstrate through North Sinai towns

Militants belonging to various extremist religious groups paraded the streets of two North Sinai towns Sunday, driving SUVs and carrying automatic weapons, security sources said.

The sources said the militants demonstrated in Rafah and Sheikh Zuwayed, both on the border …

Late activist’s wife discusses fellow Salafis’ criticism of her husband

The wife of late Salafi activist Mohamed Yousry Salama, Omneya, told ONtv Sunday evening that the fact she choose not to cover her hair was a point of disagreement between her and her husband.

While she agreed wearing the …