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With divorce rates steadily rising, female divorcees in Egypt have become less of a taboo in recent years, but only to a certain extent

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While female genital mutilation has been criminalised in Egypt since 2008 and awareness of the risks has increased, it is still alarmingly common throughout society

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A focus by the media and officials on exorcism and sorcery may be contributing to the prevalence of superstitious beliefs in Egypt

From tuk-tuk driver, astronaut, trained pilot, comedian Bassem Youssef, puppet TV host Abla Fahita, to former minister, police officer, and an Egyptian volunteer helping refugees in Lesvos; see the postcards of Egyptians in 2016

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Footage of Friday's incident, which appears to involve a Jordanian MP, went viral on Sunday

Pope Tawadros did not explicitly name any particular party, but reports suggest he meant the Salafist Nour Party — the only Islamist party participating in the coming parliamentary polls

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While Nour is Egypt's largest remaining Islamist party after two years of security crackdowns on the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters, its political and electoral aspirations are limited

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Soaring red meat prices have led to the emergence of a number of campaigns across the country calling for a boycott of butchers; however, butchers say unaddressed issues not 'their greed' pushed up prices

Recently banned by court order, Egypt's Ultras football fan groups have been conspicuously quiet of late. For Ultras members, however, this is more because they regard the ruling as moot

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Calls for women to take off their veils at a demonstration in Cairo initiated debate over Islamic attire for women in Egypt

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Egypt's prosecutor-general says defendants are charged with acts of thuggery related to intentional murder, destruction of public properties, resisting authorities, and possession of explosive materials

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Ahram Online reprints its report on the life and struggles of the late Pope on the third anniversary of his death


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While the frequency of bomb attacks in Egypt — large and small — has picked up pace in recent months and weeks, there appears also a decided turn towards targeting civilians consciously

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Socialist Alliance's political stance and reaction to death of Shaimaa El-Sabagh will be decided on Monday after meeting with allies

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