Thousands march in Egypt's Port Said over deaths
PORT SAID, Egypt - Thousands of Egyptians packed the streets of the Suez Canal city of Port Said on Friday in protest at the deaths of local people in clashes with police and before a court decision in a contentious football riot case.
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IHT Special: Egypt Tinkers With Exchange System in Bid to Level Economy
The Egyptian pound fell to a record low Wednesday, following the decision by the central bank to introduce a dollar auction system to try to prop up the Egyptian pound.
EFF Looks At How Blasphemy Laws Have Stifled Speech in 2012
As part of their 2012 in review series, the EFF takes a look at how blasphemy laws have chilled online speech this year. A "dishonorable mention" goes to Youtube this year: "A dishonorable mention goes to YouTube, which blocked access to the controversial 'Innocence of Muslims' video in Egypt and Libya without government prompting. The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, a group based in Egypt, condemned YouTube's decision."
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Egypt braces for protests over constitution
Rival rallies planned in Cairo over President Morsi's decision to go ahead with Saturday's vote on draft constitution.
Egypt's Supreme Judicial Council to oversee vote on draft charter
The decision may help ease political unrest amid a crisis over Egypt's draft constitution. But it also points up rifts in the judiciary. CAIRO — Egypt's Supreme Judicial Council agreed Monday to oversee a national referendum on the country's draft constitution, a move that suggested at least a temporary easing of the crisis between the courts and President Mohamed Morsi.