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Dream Images of Egypt Easier to See than Ever

Rich Grant | Posted 04.12.2016 | Travel
Rich Grant

Few places conjure up such iconic and romantic images as Egypt. The pyramids, camels crossing the desert, felucca sailboats with their triangular sai...

Sisi Must Go, Before It Is Too Late

David Hearst | Posted 11.12.2015 | World
David Hearst

Wherever you look in the chaos of Egypt today, the finger points at one man Sisi, and one institution the Egyptian army. It is he and it, not "foreign hands" which are at the epicenter of the country's instability.

Charlie Hebdo Angers Russians With Cartoons Of Egypt Plane Crash

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.06.2015 | World

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has provoked outrage in Russia. The paper's latest edition, released Wednesday, features two cartoons alluding...

Chaos As Egypt Slashes Number Of Flight Bringing Brits Home

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.06.2015 | World

LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - British attempts to bring home thousands of tourists stranded in the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh were thrown into chao...

The Russian Plane Crash Investigation: A Timeline

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.18.2015 | World

On Oct. 31, a plane flying from the popular holiday resort Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to St. Petersburg, Russia, crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, less...

Information Transparency and No-Fly Zones in Conflict Areas

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.02.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Why should it be left to governments and airlines with skin in the game to decide whether to issue flight restrictions or comply with warnings? What is needed is an international governing body charged with enforcing air corridor restrictions or closures, rather than merely issuing protocols and alerts.

How Not To Handle A Tourism Crisis: Lessons From Egypt

John Nicholson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Travel
John Nicholson

While riots, violence, and other domestic and civil disturbances frequently flare up in places like Mexico, Brazil, Greece, Korea, Thailand and many other popular international destinations, American travelers still flock to these hotspots to soak up their sun, tour their sites and spend hoards of money. While this trend may seem counterintuitive, it reflects the successful adoption and sponsorship of a more advanced and nuanced set of strategies and tactics to promote continued tourism to these destinations.

Is Egypt Safe for Tourism? Yes.

John Nicholson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
John Nicholson

The truth about Egypt is that its recent restlessness is more about internal domestic issues and about a proud and awakened people yearning for freedom and dignity.

Egypt Official: Mubarak Leaves Hospital For Trial

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.02.2011 | World

CAIRO (AP) -- An ailing, 83-year-old Hosni Mubarak, lying ashen-faced on a hospital bed inside a metal defendants cage with his two sons standing prot...

Egyptian Military Disperses Protesters Using Tasers And Batons

Reuters | Patrick Werr and Dina Zayed | Posted 06.08.2011 | World

April 9, 2011 6:16:02 AM By Patrick Werr and Dina Zayed CAIRO, April 9 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Egyptians defied soldiers who tried to disperse t...

Mubarak Has 'Given Up,' Wants To Die At Resort: Saudi Official

Reuters | Alexander Dziadosz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Feb 16 - Egypt's ousted president has given up and wants to die in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh where he has been liv...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arianna Huffington

In response to Mubarak stepping down, President Obama delivered a pitch perfect speech calling for "nothing less than genuine democracy," not just a government aligned with U.S. interests. There will be many foreign policy takeaways from Egypt, but here's an obvious one: invading a country, toppling its regime, destroying civil society, and then trying to put all the pieces back together with a ten-year occupation and a few trillion dollars turns out not to be the only way to increase the spread of democracy in the Middle East. Wired was more effective than warred. People can now connect to each other faster than any government can connect with its people. And while governments may be able to shut down the hardware, they can't shut off the social effects of digital networks. Any leader who doesn't understand this dynamic should book a room next to wherever Mubarak is heading.

The Long Goodbye: Mubarak and the Shah

Scott MacLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott MacLeod

In Tahrir Square, the feeling came over me: Egypt is another Iran. I don't mean in the sense that Egypt's revolution will bring a radical, Islamist regime into power.

Photos: See Mubarak's New Home, Sharm El-Sheikh

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, is reportedly Mubarak's new home. Aside from having a website straight out of 1995, and being the new home for President Hos...

Mubarak Resigns As Egypt's President; Armed Forces To Take Control

The Huffington Post/AP | YASSER IMAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's Hosni Mubarak resigned as president and handed control to the military on Friday, bowing down after a historic 18-day wave of pro-dem...

Red Sea Sharks Attacking Humans, Killing Spree Baffles Scientists

TIME | ABIGAIL HAUSLOHNER / SHARM EL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hoping to protect the local tourism industry over July 4, the beach resort's mayor initially downplays the danger of shark attacks - but is forced to ...

Shark Attack RAMPAGE Leads To International Expert Panel

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Egypt is hastily assembling an investigative team of marine biologists after a series of shark attacks at a Red Sea resort last week, the BBC is repor...

Red Sea Sharks Made in Israel?

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

A German tourist was mauled to death by a shark off Egypt's Red Sea coast Sunday, but if popular rumors on the street are to be believed, it was the I...

Stop Terror, Let's Talk

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pinaki Bhattacharya

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh of India could not have chosen the time and place better for sending the very public message to Pakistan. On Thursda...

A Sub-continental Nightmare

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pinaki Bhattacharya

This was a week the Indian chatterati were animated by spectacles taking place in foreign lands, and it ended in uproar when the government was found to be advocating a dialogue with Pakistan.

Pakistani Media Report Significant Meetings and FM Mullah

Rani Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rani Singh

A much heralded meeting between Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and newly reinstalled Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took place a few days ago.

Mubarak Stresses Egypt's Peace Role in the Arab World

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has positioned himself -- and Egypt's diplomatic initiatives -- at the head of the Arab camp's efforts to bring peace to the region.

In Egypt, International Community Pledges To Reconstruct Gaza

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Sharm el Sheikh, EGYPT -- A resounding and unanimous international message of support was sounded in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh March 2 wit...