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Thousands Of Egyptians Protest Their Government With Selfies

The Huffington Post | Sara Elkamel | Posted 05.12.2016 | World

Thousands of Egyptian citizens have found a clever way to respond to government censorship: by posting cell phone selfies with the confrontational has...

Egyptian Protesters Call For 'Downfall Of Regime' After Saudi Island Deal

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.15.2016 | World

CAIRO (Reuters) - Thousands of Egyptian protesters angered by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia calle...

Egypt's Sisi Says Russian Airliner Was Downed By Terrorists

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.24.2016 | World

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday that the Russian plane that crashed in Sinai last year was downed by terrorists seeking to d...

China's President Offers Praise And Billion-Dollar Deals On Egypt Trip

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.21.2016 | World

CAIRO (Reuters) - China signed investment and aid deals worth billions of dollars with Egypt during a visit by President Xi Jinping on Thursday and ex...

Turkey and Qatar: Close Allies, Sharing a Doomed Syria Policy

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

In recent years, Turkey and Qatar have found much common ground on a host of foreign policy issues. Both Ankara and Doha have sponsored a variety of Sunni Islamist groups, seen as conduits for their geopolitical influence in the fluid Middle East. However, both countries have experienced setbacks from their engagement in some of the region's conflicts, most notably in Syria.

Egypt's President Sissi Pardons 100 Prisoners, Including Al Jazeera Journalists

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.24.2015 | World

CAIRO, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners including three Al Jazeera television journalists on Wednesda...

The Typical Trump Press Conference

Andy Ostroy | Posted 09.08.2015 | Comedy
Andy Ostroy

Trump's interviews, press conferences and campaign speeches utterly lack substance, and instead are filled with empty promises built on bumper-sticker slogans and superlatives, unparalleled in their superficiality, grandiosity and bombast.

Icon Of Egypt's Revolution Speaks From Behind Bars

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.31.2015 | World

Alaa Abdel Fattah, one of the most recognizable faces of Egypt's 2011 revolution, has been locked up time and time again for speaking out against inju...

Islamic State Claims Cairo Courthouse Bomb Which Wounded 30

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.20.2015 | World

CAIRO, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Islamic State's Egypt affiliate said it was behind a car bombing that wounded 30 people, including 8 policemen, near a state...

Sophia Jones

Deadly Attacks On Security Personnel In Egypt Spur Stronger Crackdown On Dissent

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- After twin attacks Friday that killed 33 security personnel in the restive Sinai Peninsula, Egypt and its pro-government institutions have...

Egyptians Still Waiting For Justice A Year After Bloody Massacre

Sophia Jones | Posted 08.14.2014 | World
Sophia Jones

ISTANBUL -- Aug. 14, 2013, is a big day in history, a bloody day. It was the largest mass killing in Egypt in recent memory and one of the biggest...

If This Isn't Enough Of A Wake-Up Call For Egypt, Then What Is?

Sophia Jones | Posted 08.10.2014 | World
Sophia Jones

ISTANBUL -- When I first watched the viral video from Sunday night's celebration for newly elected Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, it was ha...

Sophia Jones

'El-Sissi Got Handed The Country On A Silver Platter'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.27.2014 | World

CAIRO -- A sense of celebration permeated the scene outside many polling stations here on Monday. People lining up to cast ballots for yet another pre...

Sophia Jones

What Egypt's Sufi Muslims Have Riding On Upcoming Presidential Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.23.2014 | World

CAIRO -- Dozens of men close their eyes in prayer and throw their hands up in the air toward the night sky. Barefoot and focused, their bodies sway to...

Sophia Jones

Yet Another Prominent Egyptian Activist Jailed For Protesting

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.21.2014 | World

CAIRO -- An Egyptian court is sending yet another prominent liberal activist to jail for holding an unauthorized protest. Mahienour el-Massry was sent...

Sophia Jones

Residents Of Cairo Slum Fear The Government Will Level Their Homes

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.07.2014 | World

CAIRO -- When Khaled Othman stands in front of his dilapidated house in the Duweiqa neighborhood of the capital's sprawling Manshiet Nasser slum, he b...

'Vote For The Pimp' Hashtag Prompts Twitter Battle

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.01.2014 | World

While presidential frontrunner Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi may pride himself on having the support of millions of Egyptians, a hashtag mocking the military ...

Sophia Jones

Top Egyptian Comedian Slams Military For Saying It Can 'Cure' AIDS And Hepatitis C

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.04.2014 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's leaders have lately managed to make themselves punchlines in the national conversation. First, police arrested the so-called "spy sto...

Sophia Jones

'Nobody Wants To Go To A Country That Is Exploding'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

CAIRO -- When Egyptians rose up against their government three years ago, it wasn’t just dictator Hosni Mubarak’s reign that crumbled. The mass pr...

Sophia Jones

Egyptian Activist Stands His Ground Amid Severe Military Crackdown: 'I'm Alive And Ain't Afraid'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.28.2014 | World

CAIRO -- His crime was passing out fliers urging Egyptians to vote against a new constitution championed by the military. His punishment was swift and...