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North Sinai death toll rises amid checkpoint attacks and clashes between security forces and armed militants
Security forces shutter businesses and schools in Arish following spate of militant attacks
Experimental Summer: Independent film as lamentation of elitist failure
Andeel | The state is at war with independent cinema because it can inspire other forms of independence
A hologram of a dancing sheikh: On Amr Salama’s Sheikh Jackson
Hessen Hossam | By abstaining from taking sides or condemning anyone, Sheikh Jackson stays true to nothing at all
Tips from the leisure desk: 5 day trips to escape Cairo this fall
Tanya El Kashef | Here is a list of ways to escape the city, ideal for the cooler weather and to counteract a sluggish
Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz’s diversionary model of history fits our catastrophic moment
Dan Jakubowski | Strange marginal curiosities can help us detect a larger truth like the bending light around a black
Infographic: What are the things you look for in a school?
What do parents from different income brackets across the country value in a school?
Egypt and Qatar in diplomatic tiff over Gulf support for UNESCO candidates
Asmahan Soliman | UNESCO vote brings Egypt and Qatar's diplomatic tensions to the fore
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North Sinai death toll rises amid checkpoint attacks and clashes between security forces and armed militants
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From prison, Shawkan criticizes the nomination of Moushira Khattab for director of UNESCO

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The worker’s rock bottom moment
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