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Thousands Of Egyptians Protest Their Government With Selfies

The Huffington Post | Sara Elkamel | Posted 05.12.2016 | World

Thousands of Egyptian citizens have found a clever way to respond to government censorship: by posting cell phone selfies with the confrontational has...

Europe Should Honor the Murdered Italian Student by Resetting its Relationship With Sisi

Fabrizio Tassinari | Posted 04.25.2016 | World
Fabrizio Tassinari

COPENHAGEN -- Egypt's president said to the family of the murdered Italian student, "We'll find who killed Giulio." For Italians, those words were followed only by deception and delays.

Top Ten Things You Didn't Know About Sisi

Allison Pataki | Posted 03.25.2016 | Women
Allison Pataki

She Was Not Supposed to be Empress Sisi traveled to the imperial court at the age of fifteen with her elder sister, Helene, who was intended as Empero...

How a 'Science Spring' Is Coming to the Middle East

Ahmed Zewail | Posted 03.24.2016 | World
Ahmed Zewail

My dream is that 40 years from now, the terrible carnage now wracking the Middle East will give way to building and utilizing knowledge for the betterment of humankind. For Egypt, it would be a return to its civilizational roots as a world center of learning. For me, it would complete the circle of my personal destiny.

The Long Wait for "Enlightenment" in Egypt

Sara Khorshid | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Sara Khorshid

Egypt's Sisi is no moderniser or reformer. Nor is the military establishment that he hails from. His core trait when it comes to ideology and thought is his being opposed to Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group, and that could be largely related to power struggle more than it is to ideology.

On the Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution, Sisi Is Terrified

Iyad El-Baghdadi | Posted 01.29.2016 | World
Iyad El-Baghdadi

Sisi's state is franticly trying to suppress a movement it claims to have already suppressed. As Egypt's central security chief declared they "will not allow another revolution," the hashtag "the people demand the downfall of the regime" quietly became the top trending topic in the Arab Twittersphere.

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.

Egyptians Say No to Sisi's Propaganda

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Egypt looks nothing like the promised heaven of stability and cohesiveness. Scores of Egyptians have been murdered by an ever more rampant police, sentenced to death in kangaroo courts, or jailed in the most inhumane conditions where torture is routine. Dissent is not tolerated, with the media and the press reduced to the role of state propagandists singing the General's praises and parroting his words.

Mexican Tourists Killed By Egypt Airstrike Were On Picnic

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.14.2015 | World

The Mexican tourists who unwittingly became targets of an Egyptian airstrike in the Western Desert on Sunday were in the middle of a picnic, witnesses...

What We Know About The Airstrike That Killed Mexican Tourists In Egypt

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.14.2015 | World

Mexican survivors of an Egyptian military airstrike on a group of tourists, which killed at least 12 people, have recounted what happened. The tour gr...

Egypt Sets Date For Parliamentary Elections

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.30.2015 | World

CAIRO, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election in two phases starting Oct. 18-19, the election commission said on Sun...

Egyptian Court Sentences 3 Al Jazeera Journalists To Prison

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.31.2015 | Media

CAIRO, Aug 29 (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a pre...

Islamic State Claims Cairo Courthouse Bomb Which Wounded 30

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.20.2015 | World

CAIRO, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Islamic State's Egypt affiliate said it was behind a car bombing that wounded 30 people, including 8 policemen, near a state...

Egypt Inaugurates Major Extension Of Suez Canal

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

Egypt staged a show of international support on Thursday as it inaugurated a major extension of the Suez Canal which President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ho...

Endless U.S. Support for Dictators Powers Islamic State

Steve Koppman | Posted 05.06.2015 | World
Steve Koppman

What if the real problem in the Middle East isn't a few thousand crazy guys running around in the desert chopping off heads? What if the real problem is the established order that inspired them to organize, the very order the U.S. continually helps perpetuate?

Can the Middle East End Its Addiction to Cheap Oil?

OpedSpace | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business

The lower cost in global fuel prices can provide a unique avenue for countries to carry out energy subsidy reforms and develop energy efficiency programs with a much smaller negative effects on the population than otherwise.

Sisi and Putin: Peas in an Eastern Pod?

Monique El-Faizy | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
Monique El-Faizy

Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent visit to Egypt should serve as a reminder to Western governments that political interests are not the only driving force in shaping international alliances.

The Egyptian Revolutionaries: What Went Wrong

Sara Khorshid | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
Sara Khorshid

Four years after Mubarak's ouster, the question remains as to what went wrong. What path they should have taken, if any, to avoid ending up at the point where they (and Egypt) are now?

At Least 17 Killed In Protests On Anniversary Of Egypt Uprising

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2015 | World

CAIRO, Jan 25 (Reuters) - At least 17 people were killed on Sunday in Egypt's bloodiest protests since Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected president, as ...

Kathleen Miles

Egyptian President: Muslims Need To Reform Their Religious Discourse | Kathleen Miles | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi said Thursday that Muslims need to adapt their religious discourse to the present and eliminate elements of th...

President Obama Touts Partnership With Egypt's Military Regime: Yet Repression Continues Unabated

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.19.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

In any case, Washington's influence is limited: The Sisi regime will do whatever it believes necessary to retain power. Whatever America does, Egypt is likely to end up without liberty or stability. Washington should step back from a crisis that it can't resolve.

Mubarak Verdict Fuels Protests And Mockery In Egypt

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

(Adds background on U.S. relations, paragraphs 7-8) By Amr Dalsh CAIRO, Nov 30 (Reuters)- - Protests erupted at universi...

Why It Would Be a Big Mistake for the U.S. to Cut Aid to Egypt

Ahmed Zewail | Posted 01.05.2015 | World
Ahmed Zewail

The so-called Arab Spring has proved that the fall of a Mubarak-like presidency does not mean the immediate rise of democracy. In spite of this, I am confident that Egypt will not return to an authoritarian governing system again, and that with some time, it will achieve its democratic goals.

The Honorable Thing to Do Is Kill Someone: Defeating Men's Culture of Honor to Overcome the Syrian Catastrophe

Marc Gopin | Posted 09.01.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

First the bad news: a fracture in the Middle East is looming. There is a fracturing of states along sectarian lines that has been funded and instigate...

Tony Blair To Advise Egypt Strongman

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been tapped to become an advisor to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, the Guardian reported on Wed...