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Egypt Revolution

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 ev...

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.

Ousted Egyptian Leader Mubarak To Face Trial Over Protest Deaths

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 07.24.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's prosecutor general ordered Tuesday former President Hosni Mubarak put on trial on charges of corruption and conspiring in the de...

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.

Egypt's Ex-Tourism Minister Jailed For 5 Years

AP | Posted 07.10.2011 | World

CAIRO, — An Egyptian court on Tuesday convicted the country's ex-tourism minister of corruption and sentenced him to five years in prison, makin...

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.

Egypt's Ex-Interior Minister Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 07.05.2011 | World

CAIRO — Former President Hosni Mubarak's top security official, who led a much-feared security apparatus blamed for widespread rights abuses, wa...

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.

Egypt's Mubarak Could Face Death Penalty, Minister Says

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 06.30.2011 | World

CAIRO — The once outlawed Muslim Brotherhood said Saturday its new political party will contest half of the seats in Egypt's parliamentary elect...

Egypt's Gaza Plan Reveals Changing Region

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 06.29.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Egypt's announcement that it will open a key border crossing with the Palestinian Gaza Strip within days sparked concern in Israel o...

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 po...

Egypt's Ex-Interior Minister On Trial For Murder Over Protest Deaths

AP | Posted 06.26.2011 | World

CAIRO — One of Egypt's most feared government ministers on Tuesday pleaded innocent to charges of ordering the killing of unarmed protesters dur...

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.

Egypt Finds Mubarak's Riches Don't Add Up

AP | Posted 06.18.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's financial oversight body says the former president of Egypt and his family have amassed wealth beyond their means in the form of...

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.