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  • Debris scattered in desert - Top Stories
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Debris has been spotted from Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo which suffered an "in-flight anomaly."
  • Protests Push Burkina Faso President From Power

    ABC News: International
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Violent protests push longtime Burkina Faso president from power; army general takes over
  • Egypt Approves USD 300 Million Loan Deal With WB for Small, Medium Enterprises

    AllAfrica News: Egypt
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    [Egypt Online]Egypt approved a 300-million-dollar loan agreement with the World Bank that will go for financing small and medium-sized enterprises and creating new job opportunities.
  • Libyan army says recaptures four barracks in Benghazi

    Reuters: Egypt News
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    BENGHAZI, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Libya's army special forces have seized back four barracks from armed Islamist groups in the eastern city of Benghazi, a commander said on Friday, after two weeks of heavy fighting which has killed at least 210 people.
  • The Middle Eastern nation whose economy is zooming - CNBC

    egypt - Google News
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    CNBCThe Middle Eastern nation whose economy is zoomingCNBCA year ago, Egypt's economy had been crushed by political turmoil. The Arab Spring had culminated in a military takeover and the installation of the current president, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. There were curfews and scenes of violence on the streets of Cairo.Egypt stands ready to support Libya says SisiLibya HeraldSisi to Okaz: Egypt has clear, specific vision, pre-studied prioritiesEgypt SIS (press release)all 9 news articles »
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  • Debris scattered in desert

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Debris has been spotted from Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo which suffered an "in-flight anomaly."
  • Dog Bentley negative for Ebola

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    When Dallas nurse Nina Pham left hospital after treatment for Ebola last week, all she wanted to do was hug her dog.
  • 1 injured in failure of spaceplane

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    A "serious anomaly" caused the "loss" of SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic said. A California Highway Patrol officer confirmed one death.
  • Oh, the horror? It's on your TV

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    With all the scary stuff happening in the world, it wouldn't be surprising if TV audiences steered clear of horror. But in fact, they're doing the opposite.
  • Should these be in the Toy Hall of Fame?

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, American Girl dolls, the Slip 'N Slide -- how could a kid choose a favorite? They could be the new inductees to the National Toy Hall of Fame.
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  • The Middle Eastern nation whose economy is zooming - CNBC

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    CNBCThe Middle Eastern nation whose economy is zoomingCNBCA year ago, Egypt's economy had been crushed by political turmoil. The Arab Spring had culminated in a military takeover and the installation of the current president, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. There were curfews and scenes of violence on the streets of Cairo.Egypt stands ready to support Libya says SisiLibya HeraldSisi to Okaz: Egypt has clear, specific vision, pre-studied prioritiesEgypt SIS (press release)all 9 news articles »
  • Symbols of Egypt: What's the connection? - The Southern

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    The SouthernSymbols of Egypt: What's the connection?The SouthernThe Thebes Courthouse is pictured from the Mississippi River in January 2013. Thebes is one of several Southern Illinois communities -- along with Cairo and Karnak -- to draw inspiration for its name from the region's ties to the wider name Egypt.
  • Fareed Zakaria: Why democracy took root in Tunisia and not Egypt - Washington Post

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    Reuters BlogsFareed Zakaria: Why democracy took root in Tunisia and not EgyptWashington PostTunisia's relative success is a marked contrast to the abysmal failure of Egypt, the Arab world's largest and once most influential country. As in Tunisia, Egyptians also overthrew a dictator three years ago. But after a brief experiment with democracy Defeat could turn out an advantage for Tunisia's IslamistsMiddle East Eyeall 232 news articles »
  • Family of Held Egypt Activists on Hunger Strike - ABC News

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    ABC NewsFamily of Held Egypt Activists on Hunger StrikeABC NewsThey have stopped eating and drinking since Monday, the day Alaa Abdel-Fattah, a 32-year-old iconic figure in Egypt's pro-democracy movement, was detained pending his retrial on charges he broke the protest law and assaulted a police officer.Family of jailed Egypt activists on hunger strikeThe Times of Israelall 69 news articles »
  • Protest Is Muted as Egypt Levels Border Area in Sinai - New York Times

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    New York TimesProtest Is Muted as Egypt Levels Border Area in SinaiNew York TimesCAIRO — Egyptian officials faced little popular backlash on Thursday after the military demolished dwellings and displaced thousands of people in a town bordering the Gaza Strip, suggesting the government still enjoyed wide latitude from the public to ...Egypt army readies to target Sinai extremistsAl-ArabiyaWashington supports Egypt's establishment of a buffer zone around GazaMiddle East MonitorEgypt has right to build Gaza buffer zone: USYahoo NewsAhram Online -Press Herald -Yeshiva World…
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  • Samantha Paige Rosen: What About Libya: Or How the U.S. Prioritizes One Suffering Nation Over Another

    Samantha Paige Rosen
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:42 am
    What makes one country more important than another? That's a crucial question to ask when it comes to Libya. The U.S. is now prioritizing the fight against ISIS through airstrikes over Iraq and Syria. But what about the country we were so focused on three years ago? Read more: Libya, Syria, Iraq, Isis, Isil, Airstrikes, Qaddafi, Dictator, War, Intervention, Egypt, Benghazi, France, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Allies, Democracy, Khalifa Haftar, Department of Defense, Politics News
  • Kindness Blog: 35 Powerful Images of Kindness Found Within Conflict

    Kindness Blog
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    During times of conflict and political or religious civil unrest, the power of the human spirit's capacity for non-violent protest and kindness still shines through. Read more: Alberto Casillas, Animals, Austerity Measures, Bogota, Brazil, British Riot Police, Children, Christians, Colombia, Compassion, Conflict, Demonstrator, Dogs, Egypt, Elderly Gentleman, Friendship, Generosity, Heartwarming Experiences, Human-Chain, Inspirational, Israeli, Keshia Thomas, Kiev, Kindness, Kindness in Action, Kindness Photo, Klu Klux Klan, Muslims, Orthodox Priest, Palestinian, Piano, Political, Random Act…
  • Alon Ben-Meir: Delusional Victory Holds the Promise of Change

    Alon Ben-Meir
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    Should Israel and Hamas achieve their stated objectives, the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians, as a whole, will take a dramatically different turn, change the nature of the conflict, and substantially improve the prospect for peace. The question is: Will their political circumstances and the reality they face lead to such an outcome? Read more: Israel, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Hamas, Israel Hamas Ceasefire, West Bank, Second Intifada, Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Gaza, Mahmoud Abbas, World News
  • Adel Danish: Africa Online: Egypt's Digital Future and the Global Economy

    Adel Danish
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    With rampant social, political and economic instability, the flourishing ICT sector may hold the key for Egypt's advancement. Read more: Egypt, Egypt Technology, Egypt Tech Sector, Education for Employment, Educationforemployment, Efe, Africa Technology, World News
  • James Dorsey: Egyptian Campuses and Soccer Emerge as Flashpoint in Resistance to President Al Sisi

    James Dorsey
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    With Mr. Al Sisi employing brute force by security forces, a private security firm reportedly owned by generals and regime-friendly businessmen, and Mubarak-era thugs, and a crackdown on academic freedom to impose his will, flashpoints loom beyond campuses on the horizon. Read more: Egypt, Egypt Protests, Egypt Revolution, Egypte, Egypt News, Egypt Violence, Egyptian Revolution, Soccer, Sport, Sports, World News
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  • Glossing over repression in Egypt

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    For several years President Barack Obama has asserted that the United States must sometimes subordinate its commitment to human rights in backing repressive regimes that are supportive of U.S. national security objectives, such as fighting terrorism. The Egyptian government of Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi is providing a case study of why that doctrine is misguided.
  • 'Black cloud' leaves Egyptians short of breath

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
    It's not economic distress. It's not the threat posed by Islamic militants. It's quite literally a dark cloud - a concentrated layer of pollution that descends on Cairo every fall, engulfing the city and reminding residents of the government's inconsistent attempts to redress a constant problem.
  • Family of held Egypt activists on hunger...

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
    In this Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 file photo, surrounded by plainclothes policemen, prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah, left, with his sister Sanaa Seif, speaks to the crowd after attending their father's funeral in Cairo, Egypt. On Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, an Egyptian court ordered the detention of one of the country's most prominent pro-democracy activists, Alaa Abdel-Fattah, at the start of his retrial along with 24 others for breaking a draconian law on demonstrations.
  • Despite Egyptian operation, Hamas still producing rockets

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Avi Issacharoff, The Times of Israel's Middle East analyst, fills the same role for Walla, the leading portal in Israel. He is also a guest commentator on many different radio shows and current affairs programs on television.
  • Egypt's Convenient War

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    We're slowly making headway in our annual fund drive, but not nearly fast enough to meet our make-or-break goal. On the bright side, a generous CounterPuncher has stepped forward with a pledge to match every donation of $100 or more.
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  • Car bomb mapping art

    The Editors
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    A map of every car bomb explosion in Baghdad since 2003.— Brilliant Maps (@BrilliantMaps) October 19, 2014 Permalink
  • Egyptian media: a shameless parallel dimension

    Ursula Lindsey
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    Unbelievable. This sentence (among others) in a  New York Times article by David Kirkpatrick about Sisi's speech to the UN:What viewers back in Egypt could not see was that during the General Assembly, almost all of the diplomats present watched in amused silence as Mr. Sisi’s small entourage did the clapping in response to his chant.becomes this assertion in Al Ahram newspaper:Kirkpatrick pointed out that all the diplomats were in a state of silence and enjoyment throughout al-Sisi’s speech.Permalink
  • Saudi Arabia sentences Shia cleric to death for "sedition"

    Ursula Lindsey
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    This is from Amnesty International's report on the death sentence handed down to a senior cleric from Qatif, in Saudi Arabia's eastern, oil-rich and largely Shia region. A death sentence passed today against a dissident Shi’a Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia for “disobeying the ruler”, “inciting sectarian strife” and “encouraging, leading and participating in demonstrations” after a deeply flawed trial is appalling and must be immediately quashed, said Amnesty International.“The death sentence against Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr is part of a campaign by the authorities in…
  • Hey Baghdadi!

    Ursula Lindsey
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    The barbarity of the so-called Islamic State has inspired a new wave of "What is wrong with Islam?" hand-wringing. On American television it is as simplistic and disconcerting as one would expect. Muslims around the world meanwhile have predictable bristled at begin told they should immediately condemn or apologize for terrorism. There is a serious conversation to be had about the lack of freedom of religion and expression in Islamic countries. The richest countries in the region use oil wealth to spread a noxious, bigoted, ultimately self-destructive version of Islam. Although many…
  • Help translate The Confines of the Shadow, an Italian-Libyan novel

    Ursula Lindsey
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    We recently received this message, regarding an effort to crowd-fund the translation of what sounds like a fascinating series of novels set in Libya during and after the Italian colonial occupation. We are currently trying to raise £8,000 to underwrite the production costs of Alessandro Spina's Libyan-Italian epic The Confines of the Shadow, which will be translated into English by André Naffis-Sahely. A 1300 page multi-generational series of novels set in Benghazi, The Confines of the Shadow is a sequence that maps the transformation of Libya from a sleepy Ottoman backwater in the…
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    Egyptian Chronicles

  • Evacuation and displacement are not the solution

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:34 pm
    And so the Egyptian army started its plan to evacuate areas in Rafah city , North Sinai demolishing houses and displacing the families there as part of its war against terrorism according to the orders of Prime minister Ibrahim Mahlab. In this stage we are speaking about 802 houses to be evacuated and 1,156 families to be displaced.A copy from the PM's decree to evacuate the areaA map showing the areas to be evacuatedI do not know how evacuating the area and displacing hundreds of families will give you an Upper hand to fight terrorism. Already terrorists will leave the area and will go to…
  • It is not even the 1960s but WWII propaganda

    27 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
    Because adopting the 1960s media and propaganda we find today that this was not enough and now the Pro-military supporters are using two or three chapters from WWII propaganda book guide.This poster with sets of orders to the Egyptian people to follow during the current war on terrorism so the terrorists won't win. This poster is signed by a group calling itself "We, the peope of EgyptHere is the English translation of the orders in the poster. It is translated by dear friend Dalia Ezzat.We are the people of EgyptEgypt is in a state of war, therefore we request the following from everyone :…
  • This is how to fight freedom of expression not terrorism actually

    26 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    After the horrifying terrorist attack in Sinai which resulted in th murder of not less than 30 army officers and soldiers Egyptian TV channels and newspapers decided to fight terrorism in its own way. First we found on Saturday that popular TV host Mahmoud Saad would no longer appear on Al-Nahar TV channel becaue the channel won't allow to those who spread rumors to spread on its screen according to a statement it issued on that same day. Saad , a pro-Jan25 TV host is considered a moderate critic of the regime right now compared to other TV hosts. Last week Mahmoud Saad criticized El-Sisi…
  • When a former Egyptian Police officer joins IS

    26 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    It all started when I logged in to twitter this afternoon, I saw this tweet retweeted by journalist Evan Hill. Former Egyptian parliament candidate & "security official" Ahmed el-Darawi supposedly joined ISIS in Iraq— Evan Hill (@evanchill) October 18, 2014Former Egyptian Parliament candidae and security officer Ahmed El-Darawi died in a suicide attack in Iraq according to a news story published on Pro-IS Dawa Al-Haq website which by its turn quoted alleged Iraqi journalist Hussein Al-Madidi who wrote his name wrong at first as "Hamed" Al-Madidi said the…
  • Black Friday in #Sinai

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Today was officially the Black Friday in Sinai. In afternoon a bombed car exploded at an army checkpoint near El-Sheikh Zowaid city in North Sinai.At least 30 army personnel from soldiers, conscripts and officers were killed in the worst attacks against army personnel in Sinai since its return to Egypt. Then couple of hours later we read that there was a shooting at some police checkpoint in Al-Arish city. Then at mid night a CSF police camp near Al-Arish international airport was allegedly attacked by missiles and dozens of conscripts were injured. A bloody day indeed. You must know that…
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  • Still falling off that cliff

    Sarah Carr
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    I had a brief sojourn in Beirut recently visiting lovely friend Hadeel. I was only there for four days so didn’t really get a chance to sit down with it and ask it about its hobbies and future ambitions in … Continue reading →
  • Catastrophe*

    Sarah Carr
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Animals are dear to my heart. I have five cats and am essentially one more cat away from being that woman who feeds 90 street cats and never talks to humans. I was thus really upset that cats living in … Continue reading →
  • Norman and his abominations

    Sarah Carr
    21 Feb 2014 | 1:21 pm
    My friend Hellyer alerted me to the existence of the charming thing below, a post by Norman Finkelstein in which he attacks me, slurs Human Rights Watch’s Heba Morayef and suggests that we would deserve horrible things to happen to us, … Continue reading →
  • Bread and butter

    Sarah Carr
    18 Jan 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Here is something I did on the radio. And here I ramble on about why I didn’t vote in the referendum.
  • Fun with facts

    Sarah Carr
    9 Jan 2014 | 9:28 am
      Two opinion columns on Egypt were published this week which could usually safely be ignored but taken together present a nice example of opposite ends of the bullshit spectrum of writing on this country. The first column was published in the … Continue reading →
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  • Releasing Apache helicopters to Egypt, What has changed?

    Eman Nabih
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:45 am
    In October 2013, the US administration refused to send 10 Apache helicopters type AH-64 to Egypt, for the use of counter terrorism operations in the Sinai peninsula. In addition, most US aid to Egypt have been suspended by Obama’s administration. The reason of the US refusal whether for releasing the Apache or for suspending most US aid to Egypt, was not a secret. ... The post Releasing Apache helicopters to Egypt, What has changed? appeared first on Eman Nabih.
  • Your property is guilty until you prove it innocent

    Eman Nabih
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    This is not a joke. In the United States of America, the police can just take your stuff if they suspect it’s involved in a crime. It’s a process called “civil asset forfeiture”. For instance, if US police suspect you were involved in a crime, they arrest you and put you on a trial, then prosecuters present a reasonable evidence to ... The post Your property is guilty until you prove it innocent appeared first on Eman Nabih.
  • ISIS leader was a muslim brotherhood member

    Eman Nabih
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    Based in Qatar, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi serves as president of the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFW), he is a highly influential spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood organization and Hamas. He supports suicide bombings, calls and incites for the right of Islamic militants groups for Jihad against all Arab armies including the Egyptian army, and he supports and incites for ... The post ISIS leader was a muslim brotherhood member appeared first on Eman Nabih.
  • Al-Jazeera money laundry scandal

    Eman Nabih
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:53 am
    Former Al Jazeera lawyer, Farag Fathy Farag, Said Al Jazeera attempted to launder money and paid people to make violent armed protests and create chaos and incite for violence in Egypt. [Exclusive interview by iMediaEthics], published on 8/10/2014. Three journalists were arrested in Cairo on 29/12/2013, worked for Al-Jazeera Qatari network, owned by the Qatari state. Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Australian ... The post Al-Jazeera money laundry scandal appeared first on Eman Nabih.
  • Foreign reporters bad reputation in Egypt

    Eman Nabih
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    One of the lies foreign reporters in Egypt are constantly spreading on their social media accounts, is that Egyptians hate foreigners. This is not true, Egyptians are very friendly people and they love foreigners, besides that there are about 4 million Egyptian, their income depend on tourism and many sectors in Egypt depend also on tourism. People in Egypt are aware ... The post Foreign reporters bad reputation in Egypt appeared first on Eman Nabih.
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