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The rise and fall of Egypt’s most despised billionaire, Ahmed Ezz

As Egypt purges elements of its old order and gropes to structure a new one, Ahmed Ezz has emerged as perhaps the most hated symbol of a system that rewarded the few and oppressed the many.
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Poll: Majority of Egyptians support maintaining Israel peace

Poll: Majority of Egyptians support maintaining Israel peace | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Survey by International Peace Institute published by the Wall Street Journal also shows most Egyptians do not support religious-extremist regime.
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Egyptian troops told not to join Friday protest

Egyptian troops told not to join Friday protest | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt's ruling military council is threatening immediate prosecution before a military tribunal for any troops seen participating in a planned protest in Cairo on Friday.
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In Egypt’s Democracy, Room for Islam

Religious groups will not restrict Egypt’s newfound freedoms, writes the country’s grand mufti.
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Beyond Yes or No: What Egypt's Referendum Means

Beyond Yes or No: What Egypt's Referendum Means | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Many of those who voted against the constitutional amendments were disappointed but realize that something historic, if imperfect, has occurred
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Egyptian voters say ‘yes’ to speedy elections

Egyptian voters say ‘yes’ to speedy elections | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Constitutional amendments approved by wide margin in historic referendum.
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Egypt vote contrasts with thuggery and rigging of past

Egypt vote contrasts with thuggery and rigging of past | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
FAHMEEN, Egypt (Reuters) - The thugs stayed home, the judges resumed their seats with confidence and the police officers waved observers through into the polling stations with a smile and a polite Welcome.Voters
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Egypt tests transition to democracy

CAIRO - "Now my voice can be heard." Majdi Alam Mohammed, a 50-year-old dressmaker, summed up his satisfaction on Saturday at voting on proposed amendments to the Egyptian constitution. It was the first time, he said, that he was casting a ballot in a genuine referendum likely to have an effect on the way the country is governed.
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Revolution's End

Revolution's End | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
CAIRO — On a late evening in early March, down a side street off downtown Cairo, Egypt's revolution is kept alight by a single bare incandescent bulb dangling from an extension cord. Despite being one of the main forces behind the popular overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's April 6 Youth Movement has yet to line up an office to call its own.
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Understanding Egypt's revolution

Understanding Egypt's revolution | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The chair of the committee tasked with rewriting the Egyptian constitution reflects on the birth of a new regime.
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Egypt Said to Arm Libya Rebels

Egypt's military has begun shipping arms over the border to Libyan rebels with Washington's knowledge, U.S. and Libyan rebel officials said. The shipments—mostly small arms such as assault rifles and ammunition—appear to be the first confirmed case of an outside government arming the rebel fighters. Those fighters have been losing ground for days in the face of a steady westward advance by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
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Did Prison Breakout Reveal a Plan to Sow Chaos in Egypt?

Did Prison Breakout Reveal a Plan to Sow Chaos in Egypt? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Elements of the regime of President Hosni Mubarak are alleged to have fomented prison breakouts in the hope that the specter of chaos would end the uprising. That may be a taste of things to come
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Egypt: does the revolution include the Copts?

Egypt: does the revolution include the Copts? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Sectarian clashes between Muslims and Coptic Christians highlight the recurring question about what role Copts will play in the new Egyptian political system. Can the new generation that waves signs with both cross and crescent in Tahrir Square help reduce the violence?
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Army beats protesters as it breaks up Egypt rally

Army beats protesters as it breaks up Egypt rally | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Soldiers beat hundreds of protesters with clubs and fired gunfire into the air in an attempt to clear a demonstration in Tahrir Square, the latest sign of tensions between Egypt's ruling military and the protesters.
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After Mubarak, Egypt Wonders What Comes Next

After Mubarak, Egypt Wonders What Comes Next | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
On April 1, the people returned to Tahrir Square by the thousands — to remind the military government that they were still there and hoping for a clearer path to democracy, and because it was fun.
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A Middle-Class Revolutionary of Tahrir Square

A Middle-Class Revolutionary of Tahrir Square | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In the United States, a Facebook group is more often than not a limited-liability convergence of weak, casual social ties. In Egypt, and elsewhere in the volatile world, a Facebook group may be a conspiracy so large as to warrant being called a pact.
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In Egypt, Muslim Group Takes Lead Role in Post-Mubarak Era

In Egypt, Muslim Group Takes Lead Role in Post-Mubarak Era | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Muslim Brotherhood, once banned, is now a tacit partner with the military government that many fear will thwart fundamental changes.
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Egypt's Interior Ministry Set Ablaze Amid Protest

Egypt's Interior Ministry Set Ablaze Amid Protest | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
An Egyptian security official says police protesting in front of Egypt's Interior Ministry have set fire to part of the downtown complex.
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Egypt voters choose constitutional change as early results are released

Egypt voters choose constitutional change as early results are released | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Partial preliminary figures show high turnout and favour eliminating restrictions on political rights and civil liberties
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Egypt crowd attacks reformist ElBaradei during first post-Mubarak elections

Egypt crowd attacks reformist ElBaradei during first post-Mubarak elections | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Egyptian reform campaigner and former UN nuclear watchdog chief attacked while attending a polling station, angry crowd hurls stones at his car.
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rossanafromITALYlovesMASR's comment, March 20, 2011 2:52 AM
Why? El Baradej is a good man and the right leader for Egypt at the moment. This is my opinion.
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Egypt considers constitutional amendments

Egypt considers constitutional amendments | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egyptians proudly streamed to the polls Saturday to vote on proposed constitutional amendments, the first democratic initiative after the fall of Hosni Mubarak's regime.
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Polls open in Egypt constitutional referendum

Polls open in Egypt constitutional referendum | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Voters to decide on a package of constitutional reforms in the first election since Hosni Mubarak's overthrow.
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Syrian Protesters Attacked by Regime Thugs in Cairo

Syrian Protesters Attacked by Regime Thugs in Cairo | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
One protester was briefly kidnapped, and others attacked, during a demonstration today in front of the Syrian embassy in Cairo.
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Egypt says won't intervene militarily in Libya

(Reuters) - Egypt said on Thursday it would not be involved in any military intervention in its neighbour Libya after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said discussions were under way about possible Arab involvement.
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No More Protests? Egypt's Army Cracks Down

No More Protests? Egypt's Army Cracks Down | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Activists forced off Tahrir Square and held by the military last week allege they were tortured. Egypt's military rulers may be growing intolerant of further protest
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