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Egypt has a host of cultural and arts events taking place this week. (
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A boon for cinema lovers, this week will offer many films by European and Latin directors, alongside theatre events, music, and many exhibitions. Check them out inside.
Egypt hopes to end female circumcision by 2030
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Egypt’s Health Minister Ahmed Emad Eddine said his country plans to end female circumcision by 2030
Israeli soldier poses in Gaza tunnel. (
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According to Israeli minister, Egyptian authorities flooded the tunnels between Gaza and Egypt at the request of the Tel Aviv regime. The two countries launched a campaign to destroy the tunnels and security cooperation is reportedly "at its best".
International journalists call on Egypt's Sisi to release imprisoned colleagues. (Twitter)
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A documented 782 violations against journalists in Egypt have been carried out in the past year according to annual report published by Egypt's Press Syndicate.
Al-Adly was arrested on suspicion of money-laundering less then a week after Mubarak stepped down. (AFP/File)
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Former interior minister Habib al-Adly and a dozen other officials have been banned by Egypt from travelling after facing "abuse of office" charges.
The dam is scheduled to be completed in 2017. (Twitter)
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The on again, off again discussions between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia resume in Khartoum to debate the technical reports from two French firms.

February 6, 2016

Egyptian soldiers stand next to an armored personnel carrier on the road leading to Cairo University on July 4, 2013 in Cairo. (AFP/Gianluigi Guercia)
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The Egyptian military claimed it killed ten militants in Sinai and arrested six after carrying out raids in the area.

February 5, 2016

Egyptian security stand guard outside the Zeinhom morgue in Cairo, where the body of Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old Italian graduate student, is being held on February 4, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
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The body of Italian national Giulio Regeni, discovered Thursday, showed signs of torture.

February 4, 2016

The 28-year-old had been missing since January 25. (AFP/File)
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Both Italy and Egypt will investigate the death of Italian student Giulio Regeni who was found dead and tortured on the outskirts of Cairo.
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Parliament members from Port Said have voiced their objection to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's call for dialogue with the Ultras football fan groups.
Saudi Arabia is on the hunt for terrorists. (AFP/File)
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Saudi continues a nationwide sweep of people suspected to be involved in "terrorism."
The body of Giulio Regina has been found. (Twitter)
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Giulio Regina has been found dead in the Giza desert.
Egypt has been undper pressure to improve its security measures following the downing of a Russian plane in October. (Travel Daily News)
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Two new explosive detectors will be installed at checkpoints on the road to Cairo International Airport.
Egyptian leaving Libya in 2015. (AFP/File)
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Thirty-five Egyptian migrants, including women and children, will be allowed to leave Libya and return to Egypt.
Bassem Youssef returns to the spotlight in a new US show! (File photo)
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Bassem Youssef returns to the spotlight in a new US show!
Can Adham make an actor look like this zombie? (
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Can this young make-up artist make Egypt's first ever zombie film?
Giulio went missing on January 25, the anniversary of the 2011 uprising. (Twitter)
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The Italian foreign ministry did not give any indication of how the student might have died or whether his body had been found.
The new Recognised Membership application process will help bring the markets of Egypt and the UAE closer together. (AFP/File)
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Dubai's stock exchange has streamlined the membership process to facilitate Egyptian brokerages' easier participation.
Al Ahly fans who had traveled from across Egypt to watch the game up close, left the city 74 fans short
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The Ultras Ahlawy fan group reiterated demands for retribution this week, four years after a football stadium turned into a crime scene and over 70 people were killed in the Egyptian city of Port Said in February 2012.

February 3, 2016

Al-Sisi met with Russia's minister of industry and trade to discuss strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries. (AFP/File)
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The commission aims to establilsh a Russian industrial zone as well as stronger bilateral relations between Russia and Egypt.
Hamaki performing at the closing ceremony of the 2016 African Handball Cup of Nations. (Instagram)
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Mohamed Hamaki releases a new single in celebration of the Egyptian handball team.
Members of the Egyptian police special forces patrol streets in al-Haram neighborhood of Cairo on Jan. 25, 2016 in order to head off potential protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's government. (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)
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A raid on Islamists in Cairo's Maadi district has left two dead following clashes.
Muslim Brotherhood supporters of former president Mohammad Morsi are seen in a protest in Cairo in 2013. (File)
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The accused were initially sentenced in a series of mass trials as Egypt cracked down on Islamists.
An estimated 150,000 housing units should be complete by the end of 2016. (World Bank)
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The loan will help boost liquidity for Egypt.s major national project to build one million units of social housing.
Does Amr Diab and Mohamed Mounir’s New “Al Qahira” Music Video Really Represent Cairo? (YouTube)
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Does Amr Diab and Mohamed Mounir’s New “Al Qahira” Music Video Really Represent Cairo?
Giulio Regeni was last seen January 25. (Twitter)
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A visiting Cambridge student has been missing since January 25.
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President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi called upon 10 members of the Al-Ahly Sporting Club Ultras Ahlawy (UA) to intervene among disgruntled members of the fan base to urge them to observe judicial proceedings in the Port Said stadium riots.
Roma's midfielder from Egypt Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring during the Serie A football match between Sassuolo and AS Roma at "Mapei Stadium" in Reggio Emilia on February 2, 2016 . AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE
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Egypt winger Mohamed Salah ended a seven-match goal drought in the Italian Serie A to set AS Roma on their way to a 2-0 victory over Sassuolo on Tuesday.

February 2, 2016

Egyptian cartoonist released following arrest for 'unlicensed website.' (
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Egyptian cartoonist released following arrest for 'unlicensed website.'
Source: Marca
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Former Gouna player Amro Tarek becomes the first ever Egyptian player to join the Major League Soccer in the USA
A scientist studies mosquitoes in a lab Brazil. Mosquitoes are well-known carriers of the Zika virus.  (AFP/Nelson Almeida)
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The Ministry of Health in Egypt says it's taking precautions to stop the spread of the Zika virus.
Egypt's Coptic minority claim that they often face persecution. (AFP/File)
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They will stand trial this week over a video which allegedly showed them mocking Islam.
Ganoub El Wadi Petroleum Holding Company and Trident Petroleum Egypt hpe to havea minimum of $4.5M from the yield. (Shutterstock)
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Egypt's petroleum minister has approved an agreement for two firms to begin excavation on a 191sq km area southwest of Ta'er al-Bahr.
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef has signed with UTA and Anonymous Content. (File photo)
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Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef has signed with UTA and Anonymous Content.
Egypt President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. (AFP/File)
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Egypt President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi made the comments following speculation that cartoonist Islam Gawish had been arrested for mocking the former army chief.

February 1, 2016

Galal’s family received a phone call to retrieve their son’s body from Zeinhom morgue; he had been shot in the head. (AFP/File)
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Ahmed Galal, a young Egyptian man, was found dead on Sunday after having been reported missing for two weeks.
Cartoonist Islam Gawish. (Twitter)
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The popular cartoonist was released after being detained for a day.
Egyptian police stand guard at Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Twitter)
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Egypt's constitutional court is currently looking into another lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the controversial law.
Families of victims are to receive compensation from the governorate in addition to the Social Solidarity Ministry. (Twitter)
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The detained suspect was accused of endangering the lives of citizens and the unintentional injury and killing of others.
An initial eight commodities will be traded by the end of the year, with plans for expansion in five years. (Eco Global Business)
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A bourse for the trading of the region's agricultural commodities will be launched as part of Egypt's plans to be a hub for grain exchange.
Egyptians wave the national flag in Cairo's Tahrir Square during a rally marking the anniversary of the 2011 Arab Spring uprising on January 25, 2014. (AFP/Virginie Nguyen Hoang)
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On the fifth anniversary since the January 25 Revolution, many reflect on what's left and what went wrong.
Cartoonist Islam Gawish. (Facebook)
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Islam Gawish, popular cartoonist, was arrested at his place of work, after publishing an anti-regime cartoon.

January 31, 2016

Army forces supervise the process of demolishing tunnels in North Sinai. (Twitter)
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Explosions in North Sinai killed two and injured two others according to security sources.
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Players from Egypt’s national handball team will each receive awards worth LE20,000 after winning the 22nd African Cup Saturday, Youth and Sports Minister Khaled Abdel Aziz has said.
Dr. Taher Mokhtar  and his roommates were arrested after rioting broke out at the  fifth anniversary of the 25 January revolution. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian courts add 15-day extension to doctor's sentence while they investigate his part in Egyptian riots.
The group posted pictures of the attack on Twitter accounts allegedly operated by Sinai Province members. (Twitter)
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Sinai province has claimed an attack on a military M60 tank on Twitter.
Items such as household appliances, food, plastics, and clothing will be affected by the new customs tax increase. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Under Egypt's latest measures, higher import taxes on hundreds of imported products will be imposed on February 1 in an effort to protect local industries.
24-year-old Egyptian soprano Fatma Said was announced as the winner of the 8th Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition. (
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24-year-old Egyptian soprano Fatma Said was announced as the winner of the 8th Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition.
Iconic Egyptian actress Fayrouz has died aged 72. (
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Iconic Egyptian actress Fayrouz has died aged 72.
Sherihan has been famous for her daring and original fashion sense since the start of her career. (Facebook)
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18 looks that prove Sherihan is the original fashionista.
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Hosts Egypt secured a hard-fought 21-19 win over North African rivals Tunisia on Saturday to win the African Nations Cup and qualify for the summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

January 30, 2016

Mayadin Al-Tahrir at a lecture in Germany in 2015. (Twitter)
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Egypt detained and banned a prominent researcher, who is protesting in his confinement.

January 29, 2016

Members of the Egyptian police special forces patrol streets in al-Haram neighbourhood in the southern Cairo Giza district on January 25, 2016. (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)
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The militant group, formerly known as Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, issued a statement on Twitter through an account affiliated with it.
A convoy of Egyptian armoured vehicles heads along a road in El-Arish. (AFP/File)
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The two officers were killed by an IED which exploded inside an armoured vehicle.
The wreckage of the A321 Russian airliner in Wadi al-Zolomat, a mountainous area of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
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Suspicions that a bomb brought down the Russian craft in the Sinai remain.

January 28, 2016

A French Rafale warplane positions on the tarmac. (AFP/File)
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The second batch consists of three planes, which will take part in an air parade in Cairo after their arrival.
Egyptian police stand guard during protests. (AFP/File)
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Thursday's operation was aimed to clamp down on violators and fugitives, Giza's provincial security official said.
Houriya Feghali still looks good as she approaches 40. (Facebook)
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Houriya Feghali still looks good as she approaches 40.
Hesham Selim is unhappy with Yasmin Abdulaziz for almost getting his daughter arrested. (File photo)
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Hesham Selim is unhappy with Yasmin Abdulaziz for almost getting his daughter arrested.
She was found guilty of insulting Islam after describing Eid al-Adha's tradition of slaughtering sheep as the "greatest massacre committed by human beings." (Twitter)
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She was found guilty of insulting Islam after describing Eid al-Adha's tradition of slaughtering sheep as the "greatest massacre committed by human beings."
The Egyptian government declared Sinai as in a state of emergency. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
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The shooting occured in Beni Suef and killed a civilian.
Bedeir has withdrawn from the film Hepta over 'police insulting' video. (
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Egyptian actor Ahmed Bedeir withdraws from the film Hepta over 'police insulting' video.
The Hilton Hotel in Taba. (Wikimedia Commons)
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With occupancy rates below five percent, the majority of hotels in the Red Sea resort of Taba have been forced to shut down.
Egypt has been through five years social and economic turmoil. (AFP/File)
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The latest Human Rights Watch report revealed numerous failings for Egypt's human rights record.

January 27, 2016

'Picasso East' is the first art gallery in New Cairo. (
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The founder aims to reach out to new audience and reintroduce art in innovative methods.
Radio/TV Presenter at Nogoum FM Farida El Khadem. (YouTube)
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"I learned the hard way that work and friendship should never be mixed. The best way to live a drama-free life in that field is to maintain a respectful relationship with everyone superficially," says Farida El Khadem
The Egyptian constitution grants the right to an education for all citizens, regardless of their legal status. (AFP/File)
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Interior Ministry says its the constitutional right of prisoners to get an education.
Mahmoud Mohamed Hussein was reportedly targeted for wearing a shirt that read "nation without torture." (Twitter)
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Mahmoud Mohamed Hussein has been languishing in an Egyptian prison since January 25, 2014.
Also included in the new cap are production machinery, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing components. (FX Comment)
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The ECB has raised the ceiling on dollar deposits for imported basic commodities from $50,000 to $250,000 monthly, with no daily cap.
Egyptian army forces on patrol in North Sinai. (Twitter)
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The militant group Sinai Province released a video criticizing other Egyptian organizations for being too peaceful.
Masked police stand guard around Tahrir Square. (Twitter)
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Small protests on the fifth anniversary of the 25 January revolution led to a few clashes with police.
Source: @arsenal
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Elneny thanked all of his coaches, fellow players, his parents and his God for the success he has had in his career

January 26, 2016

El Shaarawy
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@GazzettaWorld Roma make El Shaarawy signing official
The Gate of Departure film poster. (
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The film stars Salwa Khattab, Ahmed Magdy, Amaal Abdel Hady and Shams Labib and was produced by Khaial Art Production with support from the Ministry of Culture.
Egyptian singer Angham was arrested by Kuwaiti police for breaching a legal contract with her Kuwaiti ex-husband. (Facebook)
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Egyptian singer Angham was arrested by Kuwaiti police for breaching a legal contract with her Kuwaiti ex-husband.
The new Egyptian parliament is facing some issues with representation. (AFP/File)
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Women are not proportionally represented in Egyptian parliament.
Egyptian, Pakistani and American paratroopers during Military Operations in Urban Terrain training at the Mubarak Military City. (Wikipedia)
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Egyptian and Jordanian troops will take part in the operations, named "Thunder of the North."
Youssef's Twitter campaign received nationwide interest and support. (File photo)
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Bassem Youssef created a campaign on Twitter in support of political detainees held by the Egyptian government.
The Russian delegation to Egypt will include representatives of 60 major companies. (File photo)
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Russian trade officials will be meeting in Cairo next week to sign a number of MoUs, including a deal to build a Russian industrial zone within Egypt's Suez Gulf.
Tunisia has been hailed as one of the few successes of the Arab Spring. (AFP/File)
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In reality, freedom and economic opportunity must be won, not delivered like a pizza.

January 25, 2016

The official poster of "A Lie For Every Day." (Facebook)
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A new Egyptian comedy film about marriage will make you fall in love with Amr Youssef.
Russia's Domodedovo Airport in Moscow. (Aviation Times)
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A Russian MP has fueled speculation that flights between Egypt and Russia could resume soon.
Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood supporters flash the Rabaa sign in solidarity with the outlawed group. (AFP/File)
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The protesters acted in defiance of security forces deployed throughout the country.
An Egyptian national flag flutters over Cairo's Tahrir Square on January 24, 2016, on the eve of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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The Sadat station, situated beneath the iconic Tahrir Square, is one of the largest metro stations in the capital.
A large number of Egyptian, Arab, and European movies will be screened. A number of actors, directors, and film critics from around the globe will be in attendance. (
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Luxor hosts fourth edition of Egyptian and European Film Festival at the end of January.
A lawsuit accusing actress Entissar of promoting debauchery has been turned down by an Egyptian court. ()
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A lawsuit accusing actress Entissar of promoting debauchery has been turned down by an Egyptian court.
Children stand at the site of a bomb attack in Giza, Egypt earlier this month. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
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A man hiding an IED was killed in a shootout with police.
Revisiting films about Egypt's 2011 revolution. (Al Ahram)
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On the fifth anniversary of Egypt's 2011 revolution, Ahram Online revisits some of the most important cinematic productions that either documented the revolution or were inspired by its events.
The crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood members began following the ouster of president Morsi in 2013. (File photo)
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Seized assets include schools, hospitals, arable lands, bank accounts credits and cash.