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U.S. ‘Soft Power’ Hits Another Hard Reality in the Middle East

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The nation now most prone to such diplomatic pirouettes is the United States, still the world’s greatest power. Its strength has ever been defined, in important part, as idealism, “soft” power: belief in pluralism in politics, in free speech and a free press. These institutions are held to self-evidently good for a society: and the United States, with the European allies, has long preferred and rewarded those states which promise to follow that path.
 

Egypt's Human Rights Record Slammed at UN Meeting

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Egypt's human rights record came under harsh criticism during a U.N. review Wednesday, with the United States and European nations urging President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government to reverse tough measures enacted following last year's overthrow of his Islamist predecessor that have clamped down on freedoms.

War Reporter-Turned Movie Maker Turns Camera on Egyptian Slums

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After working as a war cameraman for 18 years, getting injured twice along the way, Egyptian journalist Ibrahim al Batout decided to get away from the real-life violence and make movies.  But his latest venture "El Ott" or "The Cat", which premiered this week at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, does not shy away from blood.

Israel’s Tamar Group Looks to Sell Gas to Egypt

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The partners in Israel’s offshore Tamar gas field said on Sunday they are negotiating the sale of at least 5 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas over three years to private customers in Egypt via an old pipeline built to send gas in the other direction.

Battered Egypt Tourism Could Fully Recover in 2015: Minister

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Egypt’s tourism industry, battered by three years of political upheaval, violence and street protests, could fully recover by the end of next year if regional turmoil does not spread to the Arab world’s biggest country, the tourism minister said. 

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