For the United States and many other foreign leaders around the world, from Great Britain to Australia, this sentence was a vivid reminder of Egypt's grotesque reality: that of a country dominated by the military, where the right to a fair trial, a free press, and free expression are blatantly crushed.
Cairo is a common entry point to exploring the vast treasures of Egypt and one would need weeks to fully discover what the country has to offer.
To pick one result, while ignoring this "big picture" is to "miss the forest for the trees." Pointing out a result is as easy as finding a number on a chart. But understanding the meaning of that result is the key to making sense of this or any poll.
For decades, computer adventure games have been a dead art, but thanks in part to Kickstarter, we may be witnessing a revival. In 2012, renowned adven...
A refusal by both Egypt and the international community to change course in the fight against terrorism is to play right into the hands of jihadists, who seek to prolong the insurgency and prevent the government from focusing on rebuilding a country battered by three years of political upheaval.
Those cut out to be teachers are a breed apart. The good ones, who make a difference in people's lives, are priceless gems cherished long after they'r...
Mapping people, places, and characteristics of urban spaces is essential for understanding cities and their residents in the Global South, and data visualization is crucial for development interventions.
Literacy is a fundamental human right, one that opens doors to other rights, to empowerment and to integration.
Egypt continues to be in a holding pattern while it waits for General Sisi, the Minister of Defense who is widely viewed as the solution to all that ails Egypt, to announce that he will run for president. There are few who doubt that he will.
Slums in the Global South are often used as "laboratories of urbanism," where initiatives are experimentally "tried out." While this approach encourages self-invention in slums, it can also be highly controversial to use informal communities as experimental territory.
He felt classical Arabic should be the object of modernization, not spoken colloquial Arabic in all its permutations, and was instrumental in the establishment of "Al Majma' Al Loghawi" (The Arabic Language Academy) to attain that goal.
As faculty members of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, we write to protest the continuing detention of, and criminal proceedings directed against, reporters, producers and other news professionals of Al Jazeera and Al Jazeera English.
The IRA set off bombs in pubs, department stores, shopping centers, and subway stations and on busy roadways. There was no way to know what their target might be and when they might choose to strike. Yes, Egypt could still deteriorate that far, but it hasn't yet.
The previous week I was with my family in Cairo, and now here I was performing at a Grammy event in Los Angeles with Carole King -- a music legend.
While I thoroughly enjoy blogging, tweeting and using all manner of light digital mobile devices, there was something endearing about the bulky equipment we had for turning out hard-hitting, solid journalism.
Have you ever gone out with someone and then a few years later, started seeing each other again? It's kind of neat. There's a level of familiarity; yo...