Suddenly, I was thrown into a wall as the ship took a sharp turn. Then, I heard the words I will never forget: "We have been informed that there is political unrest in Cairo and we will be heading to Avir, Israel."
The last 24 hours have been a roller coaster ride. I am writing this from a random hotel while Cairo is under curfew because we couldn't get to our intended destination.
Internal strife, poor economic performance, major importation of food supplies, and severe crowding along a thin strip of arable Nile land can only me...
We pray for the Christian community to continue to embody the love, patience and meekness of Christ. We pray for the future so that these acts of violence would not create forms of terrorism or oppression.
Why can't MSNBC find credible Egyptian scholars, journalists or graduate students to offer up a sorely needed perspective and stop the one-sided view of what is in store for the country?
Cairo is abuzz with talk of "dispersals" of the two long-running sit-ins by supporters of deposed president Morsi. Many expected the police to clear the protests today but so far they remain.
It dawned on me that period piece attire worn in popular Arabic TV serials resembles the elaborate and beautiful brocade designs I used to see in the ...
The Egyptian Interior Ministry is threatening to forcibly break up a Muslim Brotherhood sit-in, where protesters are demanding the reinstatement of Mo...
If the position of Nobel Peace Prize laureate adds authority and force to one's words, it is better used to encourage calm, dialogue and peaceful resolution than to further polarize.
With all the political, security, religious, and social turmoil in Egypt today it's easy to forget former stomping grounds with a special historical f...
It remains to be seen how large the numbers will be who will follow Egyptian Commander of the Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's call, and whether al-Sisi indeed commands the authority to mobilize large sections of Egyptians into the streets. It is by all means a risky strategy.
How can the army look fair and democratic to Morsi's supporters while they are perceived as traitors, and their media outlets, shut down? I wonder how people can feel peaceful enough in their hearts and minds to celebrate the joyful fast of Ramadan.
Rising property values lead developers and government officials to abruptly displace slum dwellers, often without proper notice, legal standing, or reimbursement.
Egypt is caught between two warring instincts, each seeking to exclude half the country from public space and influence.
Can social entrepreneurship help today's youth in Tahrir Square? Can it help Coptics, Muslims, young, old, educated, uneducated and create massive social change?
Those aren't fireworks. That's an AK-47. Probably more than one. So swam the thoughts in my head as I sat relaxing in my Cairo apartment the night of July 5.