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April 20 2014

From Global Voices » Egypt Sun Apr 20 2014, 17:38:59

An Egyptian activist has turned to YouTube to spell out his objection to the mandatory military service in the Egyptian army, compulsory for men aged between 18 and 30. In an email sent to Global Voices Online, Adam writes: I am Egyptian conscientious objector against serving in Egyptian Army because...

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From Global Voices » Egypt Sun Apr 20 2014, 10:48:09

The website Histoire Africaine/African History [fr] narrates the tale of the oldest love story ever told, the story of Osiris and Isis [fr] and explains what makes it stand out [fr] from the other love stories. Osiris was the king god of Egypt and Isis his queen. Set, his brother, murdered...

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April 18 2014

From Global Voices » Egypt Fri Apr 18 2014, 17:46:22

"My heart is sad tonight," tweets Jordanian Shaden Abdelrahman after learning of the death of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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April 1 2014

From Global Voices » Egypt Tue Apr 1 2014, 18:06:15

Despite warnings, that jumping on the April Fool's bandwagon would lead to hell, netizens across the Arab world, used the day to criticise their governments.

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March 27 2014

From Global Voices » Egypt Thu Mar 27 2014, 12:08:24

Egyptian blogger Nadia El Awady wrote a blog post in which she questions if women wearing Hijab face discrimination in western countries or not. Nadia, as an Egyptian who grew up in the US and lived prolonged periods in Europe, adds from her personal experience in regards to reactions she...

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March 24 2014

From Global Voices » Egypt Mon Mar 24 2014, 16:22:27

Egypt today [March 24] sentenced 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death for their roles in violent riots in Minya, in Upper Egypt, last August.

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March 23 2014

From Global Voices » Egypt Sun Mar 23 2014, 18:23:50

Celebrations continue as prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah is released from jail. In his first tweet after his release, the activist vows to "continue" the struggle.

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March 20 2014

From Global Voices » Egypt Thu Mar 20 2014, 09:53:10

From Lebanon to Morocco, passing by Jordan, Israel, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunis, and Algeria, it seems like the MENA region is filled with people willing to just be happy and dance.

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March 7 2014

From Global Voices » Egypt Fri Mar 7 2014, 16:25:27

Watch this video of an Egyptian woman asking US President Barak Obama to "shut up your mouse [mouth]," which is making the rounds.

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From Global Voices » Egypt Fri Mar 7 2014, 11:42:35

Saudi Arabia has declared the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation. Netizens wonder what will happen to MB members in nearby countries, like Bahrain.

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