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Egypt Revolution

Egyptian 'Gladitator' Hopes Lion Fight Will Boost Tourism

Posted 08.08.2011 | World

An Egyptian man who proclaims to be the "strongest man in the world" believes that fighting, and perhaps killing, a lion would help fix his nation's e...

Caged Lion: Explorating Egyptian Identity Pre- & Post-Revolution

Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts

Since its inception, art history has provided a lens for cultural events and this time Mohamed Abou El Naga’s solo exhibition “The Lion” serves ...

Egypt's Revolution May Save Neolithic Treasure

Posted 08.02.2011 | World

LAKE QARUN, Egypt (Reuters) – Egypt's popular uprising may have arrived just in time to save a Neolithic site that holds the country's oldest eviden...

From the Arab Spring to a Freedom Summer: A Pan-Democratic Movement and Civic Parliament

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

The spirit of Tahrir Square still lives, but the courageous women and men who took the risks cannot prevail without significant cross-border cooperation and civic foundation-building assistance.

China's Worldview Imperative: Don't Rock Our Boat

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Everything that registers on China's international -- and, for that matter, domestic -- radar does so because it, directly or indirectly, impacts stability.

How About an "American Spring"?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Without an American Spring, the Arab Spring is still on its own. This country will keep supporting despots and royal families in the Middle East, and we won't stop being the world's largest arms dealers.

Can America Take Credit for the Arab Spring?

Avi Spiegel | Posted 07.21.2011 | World
Avi Spiegel

Is the Arab Spring really an "American" Revolution? According to President Obama and his speechwriters, the answer is, surprisingly, yes.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Will Announce Billions In Economic Aid To Support Middle Eastern Democracy | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will announce plans Thursday to funnel billions of dollars in economic aid to Egypt and Tunisia as part of a broa...

The Baltageya: Egypt's Counterrevolution

Adel Iskandar | Posted 07.15.2011 | World
Adel Iskandar

Who are these invisible baltageya that seem to pose such a major threat to the contiguity of the Egyptian revolution? Arguably, they are now the most influential group in Egypt post-Mubarak.

"Arab Spring": Egyptian Women Are Now Harassing Men

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 07.18.2011 | Comedy
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

In the wake of the political "Arab Spring" upheaval, a group of Egyptian women have founded the Cairo-based organization WHAM (Women for the Harassment of Arab Men) with the hope to reverse the harassment.

Sermons of the Revolution: Religious Emotions at the Tahrir Square Mosque

H.A. Hellyer | Posted 07.17.2011 | Religion
H.A. Hellyer

Omar Makram is known all over the Arab world because his is the mosque on the edge of Tahrir Square.

Muslim Brotherhood in the Gulf: An Attempt To Steal the Show

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 07.10.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

The governments of the Arab Gulf states have been skeptical of the Arab Spring. For many political observers this skepticism stemmed from the fact tha...

Coptic Christians In Egypt: Standing At The Crossroads

Mirette Bahgat | Posted 07.06.2011 | Religion
Mirette Bahgat

As days passed and protests moved forward, many Christians realized that much of the oppression and persecution that fell on them was from the corrupt government and not from their fellow Muslim citizens.

Beyond the Media Radar, Egypt's Arab Spring Pushes Forth

Michelle Chen | Posted 07.04.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Egyptians mobilize against a trio of evils, which they -- unlike most Americans -- have suffered firsthand in their day-to-day lives: extremist violence, political oppression and American imperialism.

After Years Of Repression, Egyptians Find Their Voice

Posted 06.27.2011 | World

CAIRO (Reuters) – For decades, authoritarian rule and police brutality ensured the only voice heard from Egypt was that of its leaders. Since popula...

Google Exec Kidnapped In Revolution Plans To Start Tech NGO In Egypt

Posted 06.25.2011 | Impact

It’s been quite a year for Wael Ghonim, the Google marketing executive who became an icon for the Egyptian revolution: he was kidnapped by security ...

The Spirit of Changing History

John Bridgeland | Posted 06.21.2011 | World
John Bridgeland

Three young Egyptian women spoke movingly this morning about their part in Egypt's revolution. Americans should listen to their voices to understand what's at stake across Northern Africa.

A Passover Reflection On Middle Eastern Freedom

Rich Siegel | Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion
Rich Siegel

The telling of the Exodus and the prophecy of Moses is told countless times in the Quran. In fact, Moses is revered in Islam as one of the greatest men of all time.

The Web As a Spotlight: An Alternative Look at Technology in the Arab Spring

Ben Cole | Posted 06.18.2011 | Technology
Ben Cole

Technology has not only made it possible for people around the world to peer into lives and circumstances across the globe, it's made many worldwide events impossible to ignore.

Revolution Blues

Ty McCormick | Posted 06.13.2011 | World
Ty McCormick

Revolution or no revolution, Egypt has a long way to go before freedom of expression, religious tolerance, and human rights gain widespread acceptance.

Ousted Former President Reportedly To Appear in Egyptian Court

Posted 06.12.2011 | World

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak received a summons to appear before a Cairo court for questioning and special security is bei...

Who Killed the Arab Spring?

Avi Spiegel | Posted 06.11.2011 | World
Avi Spiegel

The limited intervention in Libya averted a humanitarian disaster, but it also killed the Arab Spring.

Ousted Egyptian President Breaks 2 Month Silence To Fight 'Lies'

Posted 06.10.2011 | World

CAIRO (Reuters) - Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, breaking a two-month silence, said Sunday that accusations of corruption against his family...

Do Western Strikes in Libya Betray Peaceful Revolt Everywhere?

Michelle Chen | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The foreign intervention in the rebellion in Libya has clouded the rosy vision of nonviolent, youth-led uprisings that had enchanted activists around the world.

Getting a First Taste of Egyptian Democracy -- Win or Lose, There's a Smile on My Face

Hoda Osman | Posted 06.01.2011 | World
Hoda Osman

On Saturday Egyptians got their first taste of democracy when 18 million voters headed to the polling stations. Many were voting for the very first time. Smiles were abundant.