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Clashes in Cairo as political crisis drags on

Supporters and opponents of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi battled in downtown Cairo's streets on Tuesday, hurling rocks at each other as police fired volleys of tear gas.   The violence erupted as a

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Al-Azhar approves bonds law with changes

  Egypt's top religious authority on Thursday put its stamp of approval on a law that allows the government to issue Islamic bonds but said a few changes would have to be made first.   Al-Azhar,

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Egypt president appoints new al-Azhar head

Egypt's president has appointed Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb as the head of al-Azhar, the nation's most prestigious seat of Islamic learning, state television said on Friday, nine days after his predecessor died in Saudi Arabia. The appointment w

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