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Mai Shams El-Din
 
Mai graduated from the American University in Cairo with a degree in journalism. She worked mostly for local English-language news outlets but has also been writing in Arabic, particularly when it comes to her home city, Aswan, Upper Egypt. She read more
 
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The Western Desert: The other front in the Egyptian ‘war on terror’
Mai Shams El-Din | Amid the conflict between militants and security forces, the Western Desert has emerged as a third front
Students strike out at universities as new campus dress codes imposed
Mai Shams El-Din | Students on Egypt’s public university campuses are now subject to new dress codes that prohibit a range
Targeting the Ultras: Why are security forces trying to erase the memory of the stands?
Mai Shams El-Din | Security forces arrested 150 Ahly Football Club fans (Ultras Ahlawy) from Borg al-Arab stadium in Alexandria
‘Egypt is not Tunisia’ when it comes to women’s rights
Mai Shams El-Din | Amid celebration in Tunisia over securing women’s rights, Al-Azhar strikes a different chord
Copts and Egypt’s national game: We’ll call you back later
Mai Shams El-Din | The absence of professional level Christian players can be traced to discrimination that begins young
Al-Azhar post-June 30: An ongoing dispute interrupted by a brief alliance
Mai Shams El-Din | Four years after June 30, 2013 tensions between Al-Azhar and the executive authority rise to the surface
 
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Zagazig University suspends professor, refers him to disciplinary committee for ‘insulting Islam’
Ministry announces 3-year strategy for empowerment, integration of disabled persons
UK criticizes new NGO law calling it a ‘step backwards’
Egypt’s Black Friday sales are popular, but challenged by country’s economic woes
 
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All in the family: Elections in Fayoum determined by tribal ties
Mohamed Hamama | “The priority goes to Egypt,” said Abdel Tawab Braik, a farmer in the Fayoum village of Tunis, when
For elections, Salafis set their sights on Alexandria
Ahmed Badrawy | The Salafi Nour Party believes its campaign efforts were instrumental to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s
Protesting conscripts and civil servants: Cracks in the regime’s support system?
Mostafa Mohie | Three weeks separated the protests against the civil service law and protests staged by police conscripts
Dying in prison: Failed infrastructure, or premeditated neglect?
Mostafa Mohie | In the past two months, at least five people died in police custody after being arrested on politically
What would new prison regulations mean?
Omar Said | The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) will meet on Monday with the High Committee for Legislative
What if Badie is executed?
Omar Said | Judge Mohamed Nagy Shehata was in the spotlight again on Saturday when he upheld death sentences for
 
News
163 people ‘forcibly disappeared’ in past 2 months, claims report
3000 civilians tried in military courts in 5 months: No to Military Trials campaign