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DOCUMENTARIESEgyptGreat Muslim Lives

Hajja Zaynab Al-Ghazzali’s life and legacy casts a long shadow over the turbulent and trying times in Egypt for advocates and champions of Islam during president Gamal Abdul-Nassir’s socialist reign.

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EgyptMIDDLE EASTMuslim Prisoners

A letter written by a detainee in one of Egypt’s notorious detention centres in Fayoum and smuggled out of an underground cell has provided detailed information on 12 torture tactics used by Egyptian national security guards.

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EgyptGaza / PalestineMIDDLE EAST

Egypt’s representative at United Nations voted on Friday in support of Israel’s bid for membership of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), Israeli media reported.

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DOCUMENTARIESGreat Muslim Lives

We walk in the footsteps of a legendary orator and courageous scholar who in a time of severe political repression and cultural upheaval was remarkably firm and consistent in his conviction and faith.

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Women wearing niqab (full Islamic face veil) will not be allowed to vote in this month’s parliamentary election, the electoral commission has said.

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EgyptMIDDLE EASTRussiaSyria

Egypt on Monday signaled its support for recent Russian airstrikes in Syria, saying the strikes were intended to combat “terrorism” in the war-ravaged country.

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Cairo University, one of Egypt’s leading public universities, has banned women wearing the niqab from teaching and lecturing at the university.

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عصفور / The Bird – Poem on Egypt, Palestine Syria and Libya. By Abdullah al-Shareef. In Arabic with English subtitles.

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EgyptMIDDLE EASTMuslim Prisoners

In a letter obtained by Al Jazeera, Esraa el-Taweel was leaving a restaurant in Cairo when she was grabbed, bundled into a mini-van and taken to a holding facility by Egyptian security forces.

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Egypt’s Minister of Education Moheb Al-Refaei has declared that children will not be allowed to wear the hijab (head-scarf) at school.

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