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Sisi Must Go, Before It Is Too Late

David Hearst | Posted 11.12.2016 | Home
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.

Egypt Crash Committee Says Noise Heard In Flight Recording, Too Soon For Conclusions

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.09.2015 | Home

Cockpit information from the Russian jet which crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula one week ago registered a noise in the last second of recording, the...

Intercepted 'Chatter' Suggests Bomb Downed Russian Jet

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.11.2015 | Home

WASHINGTON/LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - British and U.S. spies intercepted "chatter" from suspected militants and at least one other government suggestin...

Chaos As Egypt Slashes Number Of Flight Bringing Brits Home

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home

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...

Putin Agrees To Suspend Russian Flights To Egypt

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.12.2015 | Home

* U.S. imposes air travel security measures * Western officials see increasing possibility bomb involved * Sound of explosion heard on black boxes - F...

The Russian Plane Crash Investigation: A Timeline

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.18.2015 | Home

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...

Infrared Satellite Detects Flash Near Site Of Russian Metrojet Crash

The Huffington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.17.2017 | Home

New evidence suggests an onboard explosion may have caused a Russian Metrojet airliner to break apart and crash in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula over the ...

Sophia Jones

Extremist Attacks Put Egypt On Edge, And State Propaganda Isn't Helping | Sophia Jones | Posted 07.02.2015 | Home

ISTANBUL -- Dozens of images showing mangled, bloodied corpses flashed across television screens and filled Facebook timelines and Twitter news feeds ...

Mor Loushy's Censored Voices: Why We're Winning Wars and Losing Peace

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Now onto the film itself. When I tell you that a film based on voice recordings and archival photography, interwoven with touching cinematic portraits of the soldiers today can indeed be a spellbinding masterpiece, believe me.

The Middle East and How We Got There, Part One

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

President Jimmy Carter soothed some of the Egyptian concerns by arranging the Sadat-Begin Treaty, which restored the Sinai to Egyptian control. But then he failed to interfere with the return of the Ayatollah to Iran, an error by which we are still victimized.

The Russians Are Back in Town

Sophia Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Sophia Jones

Egypt and Russia are far from strangers. For twenty years, the two countries were the closest of allies. But in the early 1970s, President Anwar Sadat ordered 20,000 Soviet military advisers out of Egypt.

Sophia Jones

The Russians Are Back | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.14.2013 | Home

CAIRO -- Move over America, an old bedfellow might be returning to Egypt: Russia. On Thursday, top Russian and Egyptian officials began talks in Ca...

Violence Erupts Near Egypt-Israel Border

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2012 | Home

AL-ARISH, Egypt, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen shot at an Egyptian security checkpoint in the Sinai region, scene of an army offensive agai...

What Did the Arabs Really Win in the 1973 War With Israel?

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Firas Al-Atraqchi

In the 37 years since this "victory," the Arabs have been unable to persuade Israel to agree to the Arab Peace Initiative and have become absolutely impotent to prevent it from continuing the construction of settlements.