Aya Batrawy

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Tensions follow soccer rivals

Correspondent Aya Batrawy reports from Cairo on the bitter rivalry between soccer clubs Egypt and Algeria. Their last match caused riots in both countries. Now they're set to meet tomorrow in the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.

Conflict & Justice

Egypt to ban full women's veils

Egypt's highest Muslim authority has said he will issue a religious edict against the growing trend for full women's veils, known as the niqab. The practice is widely associated with more radical trends of Islam. Reporter Aya Batrawy has the story.

Conflict & Justice

Egyptian tycoon sentenced to death

The guilty verdict reached against an Egyptian businessman surprised many in the country. As Aya Batrawy reports, it wasn't because of a lack of evidence, it was that Egyptians figured the rich and powerful could never be brought to justice.

Conflict & Justice

The other way into Gaza

The Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt is the only route into Gaza that doesn't go through Israel. The Egyptian and Israeli governments have been criticized for making it tough to get through at Rafah....especially for doctors trying to get to the injured. Aya Batrawy reports.