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A small human rights victory as Egypt’s state of emergency ends

In place for 31 years, a state of emergency that gives broad and unchecked powers to Egypt’s police force will end at the stroke of midnight today.
"At a very gloomy time, this is a slither of good news, because the human rights community has called for decades against the Emergency Law,"
- eba Morayef, researcher at Human Rights Watch

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A small human rights victory as Egypt’s state of emergency ends

Source: Egypt Independent, Thu May 31, 2012
In place for 31 years, a state of emergency that gives broad and unchecked powers to Egypt’s police force will end at the stroke of midnight today.

Egyptians vote in landmark presidential election

Story contains video Source: BBC, Wed May 23, 2012
Egyptians are voting in the first free presidential election in their history, made possible by last year's Arab Spring uprising.

Egypt court stops virginity tests in military prisons

Source: BBC, Tue December 27, 2011
A Cairo court has ordered forced virginity tests on female detainees in military prisons to be stopped.

NASA satellite helps find 17 Egypt pyramids

Source: AFP, Sat May 28, 2011
Archaeologists have uncovered as many as 17 buried pyramids in Egypt with the help of NASA satellite imagery, according to a documentary to be aired by the BBC on Monday.

Egypt’s Mubarak resigns as leader

Source: BBC, Fri February 11, 2011
Hosni Mubarak has stepped down as president of Egypt, after weeks of protest in Cairo and other cities.

Egypt’s Muslims attend Coptic Christmas mass, serving as “human shields”

Source: Abram Online, Fri January 14, 2011
Muslims turned up in droves for the Coptic Christmas mass Thursday night, offering their bodies, and lives, as “shields” to Egypt’s threatened Christian community

China pledges $10bn Africa loans

Source: BBC News, Sun November 08, 2009
China has pledged to give Africa $10bn (£6bn) in concessional loans over the next three years, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has said at a summit in Egypt.

Americans Make Difference for Poor Egyptian Family

Source: MSNBC, Wed May 20, 2009
The aisles were empty in Country Homes Furniture in Wilbraham, Mass., and owners Hazel and Nazih Zebian were sitting in their office doing what they described as the "usual whining and complaining" about how bad business had become and questioning how much longer they could last.

What Does an Egyptian Pharaoh Smell Like?

Source: Live Science, Sun April 19, 2009
She may have ruled like a man, but Egyptian queen Hatshepsut still preferred to smell like a lady.

Egyptians hope to find Cleopatra’s tomb

Source: Times Online, Thu April 16, 2009
Cleopatra and Mark Antony were immortalised as two of history’s greatest lovers, but their final resting place has always been a mystery.

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