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December 1, 2011 | By David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Times News Service
CAIRO - Islamists claimed a decisive victory Wednesday as early election results put them on track to win a dominant majority in Egypt's first parliament since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, the most significant step yet in the religious movement's rise since the start of the Arab Spring. The party formed by the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's mainstream Islamist group, appeared to have taken about 40 percent of the vote, as expected. But a big surprise was the strong showing of ultraconservative Islamists, called Salafis, many of whom see most popular entertainment as sinful and reject women's participation in voting or public life.
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April 15, 2012 | By Maggie Michael, Associated Press
CAIRO - More than 10,000 Egyptians marched from mosques and protested in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday in a show of strength by Islamists, demanding the country's ruling generals bar Hosni Mubarak's former spy chief and other ousted regime officials from running in next month's presidential elections. The rally was the first major demonstration in Egypt in months and was a turnaround for the Islamists, who had abandoned street protests, particularly after they gained domination of parliament in elections late last year, and pursued a strategy of coexistence with the military even during violent army crackdowns on pro-democracy activists.
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June 5, 2013 | Associated Press
CAIRO - An Egyptian court Tuesday sentenced 43 nonprofit workers, including the son of the U.S. secretary of transportation and 15 other Americans, to prison in a case against foreign-funded pro-democracy groups. All of the Americans have left the country. The ruling and jail time of up to five years deepen worries over the operations of nongovernmental organizations in Egypt as parliament considers a bill proposed by President Mohammed Morsi that critics warn will profoundly restrict their activities.
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July 23, 2013 | Associated Press
CAIRO - The panel charged with amending Egypt's constitution in the aftermath of the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi met for the first time Sunday, according to the country's official news agency. Meanwhile, as the military-backed interim leadership pushes its fast-track timetable for a return to a democratic rule to Egypt, thousands of women held a brief protest against Morsi's overthrow at the heavily fortified Defense Ministry in Cairo. Ranks of soldiers formed a military cordon outside the ministry.
NEWS
July 16, 2013 | By Sarah el Deeb and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press
CAIRO - Facing unrelenting pressure from Muslim Brotherhood protesters, Egypt's military chief sought to justify his decision to remove Mohmmed Morsi from office, saying Sunday in a televised speech that the Islamist leader had violated his popular mandate and antagonized state institutions. The comments by Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi - his first since the president's ouster nearly two weeks ago - came as the designated interim prime minister pushed ahead with talks to form a new cabinet this week.
SPORTS
February 3, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
SECURITY FORCES clashed yesterday with stone-throwing protesters enraged by the failure of police to prevent a soccer riot that killed 74 people, as sports violence spiraled into a new political crisis for Egypt. The deaths Wednesday night in a postmatch stadium riot in the Mediterranean city of Port Said fueled anger at Egypt's ruling military and the already widely distrusted police forces. Many in the public and in the newly elected parliament blamed the leadership for letting it happen - whether from a lack of control or, as some alleged, on purpose.
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June 24, 2013 | Associated Press
CAIRO - Wading into an increasingly volatile fray, Egypt's military on Sunday gave the nation's Islamist rulers and their opponents a week to reach an understanding before planned June 30 opposition protests aimed at forcing out the president, in a tough warning that it will intervene to stop the nation from entering a "dark tunnel. " The military also gave a thinly veiled warning to President Mohammed Morsi's hard-line backers that it would step in if the mostly secular and liberal protesters, who have vowed to be peaceful, are attacked.
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December 5, 2012 | By Maggie Michael, Associated Press
CAIRO - Egypt's political crisis is widening, with plans for a huge march and a general strike Tuesday to protest the hurried drafting of a new constitution and decrees by President Mohammed Morsi that gave him nearly unrestricted powers. Morsi also faces the prospect of wider civil disobedience as media, the tourism industry, and law professors pondered moves that would build on a strike by the nation's judges. The planned strikes and march raise new fears of unrest, threatening to derail the country's transition to democratic rule.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2003 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
Never mind the look-good ritual this Saturday if you're going to Egypt. Forgo the mousse, gel, curling iron or pick. (Just don't forget to glide on some antiperspirant and brush your dentals.) Most people will be paying too much attention to the tresses on stage for "Hairball" to notice yours. The seventh year of the hair design competition, which benefits City of Hope cancer and disease research, will have a "Viva Las Vegas" theme. The benefit will include Q102's Richie Rich and DJs Eric Marsh and George triggering the Beyonc?-bounce as more than 100 salons snip, slick, poof and blow.
NEWS
July 6, 2013 | By Sarah El Deeb and Lee Keath, Associated Press
CAIRO - Egypt's military moved swiftly Thursday against senior figures of the Muslim Brotherhood, targeting the backbone of support for ousted President Mohammed Morsi. In the most dramatic step, authorities arrested the group's revered leader from a seaside villa and flew him by helicopter to detention in the capital. With a top judge newly sworn in as interim president, the crackdown poses an immediate test to the new army-backed leadership's promises to guide Egypt to democracy: the question of how to include the 83-year-old fundamentalist group.
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April 4, 2016
David O'Reilly is an Inquirer staff writer 'Hear, O Israel," Moses cries out in Deuteronomy, "the Lord our God, the Lord is One. " Known as the Great Admonition, which traditionally observant Jews wear on their foreheads at prayer, it echoes across time as the foundational statement of monotheism informing Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. But Yahweh, the thunderous voice in the whirlwind who in Exodus makes a covenant with the Israelites, likely traveled a longer and more crowded path to his singular status as "Creator of Heaven and Earth" than the Hebrew Bible makes plain.
SPORTS
March 4, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, Staff Writer
Sixth-seeded Clayton routed host No. 3 New Egypt, 68-38, to pull off the only upset in NJSIAA South Group 1 girls' quarterfinal action on Wednesday. Jada Simon drained a game-high 20 points for the Clippers while also adding seven assists and seven steals. Catherine Copeland recorded 18 points, five rebounds, two assists and three steals. In other NJSIAA South Group 1 action, Nicole Velez dominated the court with 30 points as No. 1 Gloucester dispatched visiting No. 8 Pitman, 46-35.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2016 | By Katie Walsh, TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
Ancient Egypt, where the gods were white and spoke with British accents - or so Gods of Egypt will have you believe. The movie has rightfully taken quite the public drubbing for its whitewashing of a story with roots ostensibly in North African history. But truthfully, it's so ridiculously outlandish that the film couldn't possibly be tied to anything in reality, so it's unfortunate that it borrowed a real place as a loose setting. Written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, Gods of Egypt has a much lighter tone and clear willingness to embrace obvious campiness than their previous script, the Vin Diesel vehicle The Last Witch Hunter . Taking place in some random ancient time when mortals and gods coexisted, the film starts with the coronation of god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau)
SPORTS
February 11, 2016 | By Trevor Newcomb, Staff Writer
Will Cabbler led Cinnaminson in points in a 59-56 victory over visiting New Egypt on Tuesday, and his free throws in overtime were his most important buckets. Cabbler scored 18 points and made four foul shots in the extra period to give the Pirates the win. The senior was 8 for 8 from the line and made a pair of three-pointers in the Burlington County League contest. In other Burlington County League play, Antoine Wilson made five threes in totaling 23 points and added seven assists as Pemberton downed host Medford Tech, 77-65.
NEWS
January 29, 2016 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
Jan. 25 marked the fifth anniversary of the Tahrir Square revolt - an uprising organized by young Facebook-savvy Egyptians that came to symbolize the Arab Spring. At the time, I spent days in and around the square interviewing the revolt's youthful leaders as well as ordinary Cairenes. Those conversations were inspiring, as housewives, cabbies, laborers, office workers, and students debated how to transform an authoritarian regime into some form of democracy. We know how those hopes crumbled.
NEWS
January 10, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Mari A. Schaefer, Jeremy Roebuck, and Stephanie Farr, STAFF WRITERS
Hours after he shot a Philadelphia police officer with a stolen police firearm Thursday night, Edward Archer confessed to investigators that he had acted "in the name of Islam," authorities said. "I follow Allah. I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic State, and that's why I did what I did," Archer told detectives, according to Homicide Capt. James Clark. Investigators are still working to determine whether the 30-year-old Yeadon man had any ties to terrorist groups or whether he had acted alone.
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May 22, 2015 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
If you were looking for an Egyptian who could help his country fulfill the lost promise of the Arab Spring - some day - you couldn't do better than Emad Shahin, an internationally renowned and liberal scholar who studies political Islam. So why was this mild-mannered academic sentenced to death in absentia Saturday in a Cairo court? The answer lays bare the misguided policies of Egypt's new autocratic government, led by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, which is trying to muzzle all domestic critics in the name of fighting terrorism.
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March 23, 2015 | By Anna Maria DiDio, For The Inquirer
About a year ago, my husband signed on to a team whose mission was to improve the STEM skills (Science Technology, Engineering, and Math) of high school students in Egypt. When the project required visiting a Cairo public school, I agreed to join him when the meetings had concluded. Travel to that part of the world both excited and terrified me. The U.S. Embassy travel-advisory notices were brutally honest and had warned of a "heightened risk of violence" in Cairo due to the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 Revolution, which was the time frame of our trip.
NEWS
June 27, 2014 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
This week, Secretary of State John Kerry rightly criticized an Egyptian court's conviction of three international journalists with Al Jazeera English on blatantly fake charges cooked up for political reasons. But Kerry failed to mention the equally grim case of an idealistic young American held without trial for nearly a year in Cairo's horrendous jails. Mohamed Soltan was arrested in August for trying to document the Egyptian military's undemocratic crackdown on dissent after last summer's coup.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2014 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
A pleasing tension rolls off the stage in A Coffin in Egypt , the emotional differential between Ricky Ian Gordon's optimistic score and his dejected main character, the widow Bledsoe. Such contrasts bloom in abundance. Myrtle Bledsoe once had beauty and wealth but was tethered to a philandering, murderous husband, and despite great cultural ambition found herself mostly in rural, early-20th-century Egypt, Texas, pining for something beyond the horizon. Bledsoe spends most of the 80-minute one-act, currently being presented by Opera Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater, in bitter flashback.
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