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Conflict & Justice

Egypt bans female circumcision

The practice of female circumcision is widely condemned as a violation of human rights, but it's also widely practiced in many countries, especially in Africa, but now the government in Egypt has passed a law banning female circumcision

Conflict & Justice

Mubarak to stay until September

Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak has said he will stay in office and transfer power after September's election. His comments appeared to confound reports he was preparing to stand down immediately. Anchor Lisa Mullins talks with The World's Ben Gilbe

Arts, Culture & Media

Egypt and the Palestinians

For years the Arab world was inspired by scenes of the Palestinian intifada. But now many in the West Bank say it's unlikely that Palestinians will be inspired to protest by the waves of unrest sweeping the Arab world. Daniel Estrin reports from Ramalla