Egypt’s first female genital mutilation trial ends in not guilty verdict

The first doctor to be brought to trial in Egypt on charges of female genital mutilation has been acquitted, raising fears the verdict could lead to FGM being practised with impunity.

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Egypt's first belly-dancing TV show shelved after Muslim backlash

Few breathed easier than Egypt's belly dancers when the Muslim Brotherhood was ousted last summer. But its successors have hardly smiled on the profession either. This week, Egypt's first X Factor-style belly-dancing show – al-Raqisa, or The Dancer – was scrapped after just one episode, following a backlash from the country's religious authorities.

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Egyptian cleric: Men allowed to spy on women in the shower if they have 'pure intentions'

Men can spy on women in the shower, an extremist cleric has argued in Egypt, prompting outrage from other Islamic scholars.

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How America's foes are using Ferguson to troll the United States on Twitter

It was either the death of irony or one of the greatest-ever acts of inter-state trolling. On Tuesday, the Egyptian government said it was "closely following" events in Ferguson, Missouri – where police have been condemned for their oppressive treatment of protesters and journalists – and "urged US authorities to deal with the demonstrations, according to American and international standards".

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Egyptian judge wishes al-Jazeera trio a happy Press Freedom Day then refuses bail

Trial of three journalists adjourned until 15 May after brief hearing in Cairo court on World Press Freedom Day

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Egypt's gay community fears government crackdown

Egypt's gay community fears it is the latest target of the country's authoritarian government, after a series of recent raids on gay people.

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First woman to head a political party in Egypt says it proves the revolution has changed attitudes

Hala Shukrallah, a Christian who now leads the liberal Dostour party, say her election marks a huge social shift in a land wedded to strongmen

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Egyptian court jails three secular leaders of 2011 uprising

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Egypt's constitution unveiled with 'all Egyptians' poster depicting westerners

Banner proclaims text represents 'all Egyptians' but shows images of models that show up on basic Internet searches

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Egypt's highest-profile secular activists threatened with arrest

Arrest warrants were issued for two of Egypt's highest-profile activists on Wednesday, a day after 79 other secular campaigners were detained in Cairo in the largest crackdown on non-Islamist dissent since the fall of Mohamed Morsi. It was the first use of a draconian new protest law that was enacted on Sunday and has been condemned by the UN and human rights groups.

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Replica of Tutankhamun's tomb aims to divert tourists from threatened site

An exact replica of the tomb of Tutankhamun is set to be installed near the 3,000-year-old original, in what one of the world's leading Egyptologists has called a revolutionary development in Egyptian archaeological conservation.

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Egypt death toll soars as Obama leads muted international condemnation

Egyptian security forces clashed with supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood for a second day on Thursday as muted international condemnation led by Barack Obama failed to quell violence now said to have killed at least 638 people and wounded many thousands more.

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Crisis in Egypt: 'We didn't have space in the fridges for all the bodies'

As the death toll rises, a report from Cairo's main mortuary after the police massacre of pro-Morsi supporters

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More than 80 women assaulted amid celebration over Morsi ousting in Egypt

Egypt's women increasingly at risk of rape and sexual assault as rights groups warn of a step up in attacks

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