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A state of hysteria has taken over Egypt’s psyche and dominated any semblance of rational thought following the most devastating terrorist attack on Egyptian soil since Mohamed Morsi was ousted from office.

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A government commissioned report on the dispersal of pro-Morsi demonstrators in August 2013 is due to be released shortly, alleging criminal responsibility on all sides for the massacre and bloody events that followed, according to a member of investigative committee.

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North Sinai residents near the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip are being evacuated, as Egypt's army steps up its campaign in the area against militants, Al-Ahram's Arabic news website reported on Tuesday.

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Twenty-three Egyptian liberal activists were sentenced to three years in prison for demonstrating against the protest law on Sunday. Amid the ongoing clampdown on dissent, the common observer can sigh, but be forgiven for asking: Whatever happened to those Coptic youth activists?

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Students suspended from government universities will not be permitted to enroll in private universities, Cairo University President Gaber Nassar told the privately owned news outlet Youm7 following a meeting with the High Council of Universities on Monday.

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Catch up on the latest out of Egypt every week, with analysis, news updates, photos, videos, and more.

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 Two attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed thirty-three security personnel on Friday, security sources said.

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The Carter Center’s decision last week to end its operations in Cairo, after sharply criticizing Egypt’s human rights record and an atmosphere unconducive to hold fair parliament elections, sorely embarrassed a government that has claimed it is on track to restore the country’s elected bodies.

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 President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a decree on Thursday amending a law regulating Al-Azhar's institutions, allowing the expulsion of staff members and students in cases involving violence.

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With a tumultuous academic year in 2013/2014 that left at least sixteen students dead, Egypt’s authorities have braced themselves for more upheaval. Weeks ahead of the start of the semester, measures have been put in place to control, or even eliminate, on-campus student activity.

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