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The Political Impact of Social Media on the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA - Social media as a political tool came of age in the Middle East well before it was a major contender in American politics. When the Arab Spring erupted in 2011, the U.S. was still years away from maintaining an official Twitter account…

What's behind Al-Hakim visit to Egypt?

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SHAFAQNA - Ammar al-Hakim, the head of Iraq’s biggest parliamentary bloc National Alliance visited Egypt on Tuesday. A delegation of members of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq also accompanied al-Hakim who made the visit in response to…

Book on Life of Prominent Qaris to Be Unveiled in Cairo

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SHAFAQNA- A book featuring the life and achievements of 31 renowned Qaris of the Muslim world will be unveiled in Cairo later this month. Titled "Sufara al-Quran” (ambassadors of Quran), it has been written in 192 pages by Egyptian Muhammad…

Cairo and Riyadh stand-off – political displacement and the new axis of resistance

SHAFAQNA - When you thought the MENA region could not churn any more crises … This time two giants have come to lock horns over conflicting geopolitical ambitions, or rather, Saudi Arabia might have overstepped one boundary too many against…
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Brewing unrest in Egypt over new crackdown

SHAFAQNA - Troops, armed police and armoured cars were on the streets of Cairo following the arrests of dozens of activists and members of the media as Egypt’s president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi faced the most serious and sustained protests…

Egypt to restore Tutankhamun’s beard after botched repair

SHAFAQNA - Pharaoh’s gold burial mask will be removed from display for restoration work more than a year after beard was glued on with epoxy. The restoration of King Tutankhamun’s gold mask will begin on Saturday, more than a year after…