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Global Politics

For Egypt's government, being funny is no laughing matter

A new Onion-like fake news outlet in Egypt publishes a fake news story about how Swedish police used laughing gas to disperse a women's-rights protest. Egypt's government and independent media reprint the story as if its real. An ad by an Egyptian mobile phone company features a puppet explaining how to use a sim card. A nationalist blogger charges that the ad is a coded message by the Muslim Brotherhood to incite violence. What's going on?

Conflict & Justice

Religious freedom in Egypt

In Egypt, followers of the Bahai religion have often complain of persecution and even official discrimination. But they have recently made gains in the largely Muslim country. The World's Aya Batrawy reports from Cairo.