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Sometime in June, cars in Egypt began displaying plain sheets of A4 paper with the sentence: “Have you prayed for the Prophet today?”

There was nothing particularly noteworthy about the message — Egypt is plastered with generic...

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In a scene reminiscent of Hosni Mubarak’s regime, a group of photojournalists sat on the platform of the Journalists Syndicate with bandages on their mouths, raising photos of Mahmoud Abou Zeid, a freelance photojournalist arbitrarily detained...

Wages

During a June 24 speech, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared that no public employee in Egypt would be paid more than LE42,000 per month, the same salary the president is entitled to.

A month later, a decree by Prime Minister...

Actresses

I decided to forge a new vice in lieu of drinking alcohol during the holy month. Instead of the booze, I would plunge into the festivities with the intention of watching several Ramadan TV series. Having grown up in the States, I missed out on...

Adel Imam and Lebleba

“From the security director to Ahmed Ibrahim living in Deir al-Nahas district: Do not take the medication you sent your daughter for — the medication is poisonous — I repeat, the medication is poisonous. When you hear this message, notify the...

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