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Putin’s Kalashnikov Diplomacy Gets a Win in Egypt

The Russian leader was in Cairo Tuesday for meetings with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and presented the former general with a modest gift: a Kalashnikov assault rifle.

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In Egypt, Police Are the Real Hooligans

Deaths outside a Cairo soccer stadium are par for the course with Egypt's unreformed and unrepentant police force.

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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, February 2, 2015

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Mohamed Eljarh explains how last week’s bloody hotel attack in Libya underlines the ...

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The Al Jazeera Journalist Left Behind

Peter Greste has been freed from his Cairo jail cell, and soon Mohamed Fahmy may be too. But there’s no one coming to save Egyptian journalist Baher Mohamed.

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