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Egypt Revolution

Thomas Friedman on Timeouts

Robert Teitelman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Media
Robert Teitelman

Friedman has stumbled upon a nifty cliché, perhaps while watching March Madness, and then tried to fit the world and his own favorite causes around it. To make it work he has to distort the past and exaggerate the present, like a petulant parent.

Can Start-up Investment Encourage Stability in Egypt?

Hesham El Gamal | Posted 05.29.2013 | World
Hesham El Gamal

On his recent tour of the Middle East, Secretary of State John Kerry announced $250 million in economic aid for Egypt, my home country. Though Congres...

Being a woman in a schizophrenic male world

Monique Villa | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Monique Villa

This past week, chatting away at the dinner table, I was asked about one of my favorite books. My answer was swift: 'Il Gattopardo' -"The Leopard"- th...

Egyptian Police: Million Man Mafia?

Brian Dooley | Posted 05.26.2013 | World
Brian Dooley

Unloved and dejected, the Egyptian policeman's lot is not a happy one. It's hard to see how the country's police will ever establish the trust and authority it needs for a successful transition to Egyptian democracy.

Egyptian Crackdown on Soccer Fans Likely to Unite Militants

James Dorsey | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Egypt's judiciary and security forces appear posed to crack down on militant, highly politicized and street battle-hardened soccer fans in a bid to ex...

Religious Freedom in Egypt? Ask the Sphinx

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Ken Blackwell

Egypt and the other countries in the Mideast will never be stable, much less democratic, if they murder their neighbors who worship differently. U.S. tax dollars should not buy the Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and its military the armored personnel carriers they use to run over Christians.

Rioting Ultras and Striking Police Officers May Ease Security Reform

James Dorsey | Posted 05.09.2013 | World
James Dorsey

The fallout of last year's death of 72 soccer fans in a politically-loaded stadium brawl has brought the need for reform of Egypt's Mubarak-era law en...

New Media, News Media, You Media

Yassin Alsalman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Media
Yassin Alsalman

As a content creator and a producer on several fronts of media, I have my fair share of questioning and self-awareness. Hand in hand with disseminating information, comes a certain responsibility.

WATCH: Middle Eastern And North African Rappers Talk Revolution And Music

Posted 03.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Music, espeially hip hop, has always been at the heart of social and political upheaval, inspiring change and speaking out against inequality and inju...

Post-revolt Arab Transitions: Driven by Distrust and Inexperience

James Dorsey | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Post-revolt Arab nations are experiencing tumultuous times. Underlying the volatility in Egypt and Tunisia as well as difficult transitions in Libya and Yemen is the increasing lack of confidence between Islamists and non-Islamist forces.

Soccer Fans Defy Emergency Rule, Force Work Stoppage in Port Said

James Dorsey | Posted 04.19.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Thousands of militant soccer fans, in an indication that emergency rule will not squash mass protests, blocked government buildings as part of a gener...

Soccer Protests Highlight Egyptian President Morsi's Fragile Ties to the Military

James Dorsey | Posted 05.04.2013 | World
James Dorsey

A series of soccer protests in the past week in anticipation of a ruling in the case of last year's brawl in a Port Said stadium in which 74 fans died has focused attention on the unaltered practices of Mubarak-era security forces as well as President Morsi's fragile relationship with the military.

Port Said Unites Key Egyptian Government Critics: Workers and Soccer Fans

James Dorsey | Posted 04.27.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Military troops are protecting factories and government offices on the ninth day of a general strike in the Suez Canal city of Port Said that has brought together two groups with working class roots.

Egyptian Forces Allegedly Abusing Young Children

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.22.2013 | World

Children are accusing Egypt's security forces of widespread abuses, including torture and sexual abuse. Several children testified about incidents...

Egypt and the Nonviolence Conundrum

Gabriel Kohan | Posted 04.23.2013 | World
Gabriel Kohan

The two-year anniversary of Egypt's revolution has not been a happy one. Anti-government protests have once again swept through the country, and as activists have begun to resort to violence, President Mohamed Morsi has chosen to respond in kind.

Police Refusal to Secure Egyptian Matches Spotlights Rift With Military

James Dorsey | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
James Dorsey

A refusal by Egyptian security forces to police soccer matches spotlights differences between the interior and defense ministries at a time that President Mohammed Morsi is under mounting pressure to reform the country's law enforcement institutions.

Melissa Jeltsen

Activist Arrested For Protesting Anti-Muslim Ad Speaks Out | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.16.2013 | World

Mona Eltahawy meets me in Harlem at one of her favorite bars, the place she goes to watch and enthusiastically live-tweet soccer matches. We sit outsi...

Morsi's Last Chance

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Adil E. Shamoo

In light of the recent unrest, it's increasingly difficult to overlook the illiberal currents at work in Egypt's constitutional process. In the past, I have been very optimistic about the future of Egypt's revolution. But now Morsi has to prove himself worthy of that trust.

Will Video of a Man Stripped, Beaten and Dragged by Police Be the 'Blue Bra Girl' of the Morsi Regime?

Shadi Rahimi | Posted 04.07.2013 | World
Shadi Rahimi

Amid clashes in Cairo on February 1, two videos simultaneously became viral -- reigniting widespread public debate about the treatment of protesters by the state and the treatment of women by men.

"Black Bloc" Emerges in Egypt on Second Anniversary of Revolution

Shadi Rahimi | Posted 03.27.2013 | World
Shadi Rahimi

Today, on the second anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution, the "Black Bloc" tactic of protest is on the streets of Cairo and elsewhere in Egypt - on the front lines of clashes with security forces, stirring up debate among activists amid clouds of tear gas and a frenzy of tweets.

The Revolution I Saw in 'The Square'

Dina Amer | Posted 03.27.2013 | World
Dina Amer

Its been two years since the Jan. 25th revolution in Egypt. Where are we? Where has this struggle for transformative change led us?

Middle East and North Africa: Another Year of Upheaval

James Dorsey | Posted 03.27.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Short-term volatility and instability is inevitable as the regional push for change continues. The international community would be well advised to seriously help post-revolt nations manage transition and steer pre-revolt countries towards managed reform.

On 2nd Anniversary Of Egypt's Uprising, Little To Celebrate

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2013 | World

By Tom Perry CAIRO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Egypt marks the second anniversary of the uprising that swept Hosni Mubarak from power with lit...

Can the Social Media Revolution Bring Tourists Back to Egypt?

David Meerman Scott | Posted 03.23.2013 | Business
David Meerman Scott

Wael Ghonim's memoir tells the fascinating story of how he became the anonymous admin of a Facebook page Kullena Khaled Said, which turned into a critical social media communication point for political change.

Port Said Clashes: A Foretaste of Egyptian Soccer Violence to Come

James Dorsey | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Clashes this week between rival soccer fans in Port Said in which 55 people were injured gave Egypt a foretaste of expected violence later this month ...