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Egypt Is Not the Region's Bright Spot and This Is No Laughing Matter

Sara Khorshid | Posted 10.19.2016 | World
Sara Khorshid

In the past three years, it has become common for Egyptians to hear stories of those who left Egypt -- a friend, a friend of a friend, a cousin, a neighbor, an acquaintance, a well-known activist, a public figure -- all packed their things and dreams they cherished for Egypt in the wake of the revolution, and off then went. To Canada, to the US, to Australia, to Europe, to the Arab Gulf, to Turkey -- and elsewhere.

Under Taliban Skin

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

In the sixth part of his Chronicle of a caged journalist series, Egyptian war correspondent Yehia Ghanem asks how the US and the mujahideen, both, walked into cages constructed of ignorance so that they came to view each other as enemies.

Why Black Folks Must See Chi-Raq, Even If You Think It May Be Wack

Patti R. Rose | Posted 12.22.2016 | Black Voices
Patti R. Rose

Spike Lee, we can't be mad at you, For using your creativity is what you do. My ire is directed more towards those, Who are angry that Chi-Raq is in couplets not prose

Ben Carson's Strange Theory About The Egyptian Pyramids

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson once vocalized an odd theory about Egyptian history. According to a video unearthed by BuzzFeed on Wednes...

Egyptian Humor Sails Across New Suez Canal

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.07.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

One must hand it to Egyptians. Their legendary sense of humor has sustained them through the millennia, coming in handy to mark this week's inaugurati...

A Smart New Washington Project

James Zogby | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

Our polling shows that Arab opinion is largely confounded when it comes to assessing the region's current crises. They know where they want to be, but they don't know how to get there.

Sophia Jones

For Survivors Of Islamic State Raid, The Nightmare Continues | Sophia Jones | Posted 02.24.2015 | World

AL AOUR, Egypt –- In the dead of night, there was a pounding at the door and a scream. It was members of the Islamic State, who had come to kidnap a...

An Open Letter to President Sisi

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Faisal J. Abbas

For too long, we in the Arab world have been cursed by having to choose between either secular authoritarianism (mostly led by military rulers) or a religious authoritarianism, disguised as a democracy-loving party or entity.

Galactic Time Keepers

Jay Tavare | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home
Jay Tavare

Ultimately, we do play a part in our own destiny, for destiny only takes us half way. The rest we have to walk ourselves.

Tahrir Square: Whose Revolution?

Eunice Roque | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Eunice Roque

Anyone rooting for Egyptians and the progress of their revolution was up against a nerve-racking week of news and analysis surrounding the one-year anniversary of the first coordinated protests at Tahrir Square.

This Passover, Remember You Are An Egyptian

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 06.14.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

One with power -- economic, social, political, military -- is in the position of an ancient Egyptian in the Exodus story. The question is not the morality of having power but of how one uses it.

The Obstacle To Religious Tolerance In Egypt

Asma Uddin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Asma Uddin

Copts and Baha'is in Egypt firmly hold that the violence and persecution they have faced is as much a result of government action as it is from extremist religious sentiment.

The View From Jordan

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rana F. Sweis

Jordanians living outside of Amman return to their homes feeling discouraged. They understand what they don't have. They continue to believe that where they are born defines who they are.

Obama Can Do in Egypt What Bush Failed to Do in Iraq

Martin Varsavsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Varsavsky

Egyptians deserve speedy and easy visibility on how democracy will be instituted. The U.S. has to be very careful not to be associated with the Egyptian military, but instead with the democratic forces that hopefully will take power.

Do Egyptians Want Both Democracy And A Role For Religion In Their Government?

Reza Aslan via WaPo On Faith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The dramatic images streaming out of Egypt over the past week suggest that the 30-year dictatorship of America's close ally, Hosni Mubarak, might be c...

A Silver Lining To Egypt's Dark Cloud

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ahmed Rehab

An integral part of the story remains untold outside of Egypt: the strong response of everyday Egyptians -- Muslims and Copts.

Young, Schooled and Stuck

Justin Martin and Fathiya Al-Bahlani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Justin Martin and Fathiya Al-Bahlani

Egypt's crisis of dignity isn't helped by the fact that government efforts to fight unemployment and underemployment in Egypt are unclear.