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  • Calling ISIS 'evil' won't work

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    James Dawes says calling ISIS evil over and over again could very well make it harder to stop them
  • Chilling warning about ISIS

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. is "looking at all options" to fight ISIS, and "we must prepare for everything."
  • Russia's $730 billion war machine

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    CNN's Jim Sciutto explains how Russia is expanding its military and how that impacts other nations, near and far.
  • Calif. patient tests negative for Ebola

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    A patient isolated in a California hospital after possible Ebola exposure does not have the virus, testing revealed.
  • Ukraine: 'Direct invasion' by Russia

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    A Russian aid convoy that had been stalled at the border for days was finally moving into disputed eastern Ukraine, headed for the city of Luhansk, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Friday.
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    AllAfrica News: Egypt

  • Egypt List of Foreigners for Senegal and Tunisia for Afcon

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:32 am
    [Africa Top Sports]To face Senegal and Tunisia within the framework of Africa Cup of Nations playoffs in group G, Egypt selector, Shawky Gharib stated publicly the names of the expatriates who are going to join the local Pharaohs on August 30th of this year. They will be all in all 11 players who evolve overseas. They are called to join the local selection, which will be summoned on August 25th for the gathering.
  • Egypt Win World Junior Squash Team Champs

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:55 pm
    [Namibian]Egypt won the Men's Team event at the World Junior Squash Championships for the fifth time after beating Pakistan 2-0 in Windhoek on Thursday, 21 August 2014.
  • Misr-Iran Textile Workers Go On Strike

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:49 pm
    [Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Around 2,000 workers of the Misr-Iran textiles company went on strike on Thursday, halting production at the company's six plants.
  • Clarification Regarding Witness Account

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:11 pm
    [HRW]New York -Human Rights Watch today issued a clarification about the statements of a witness cited in the August 12, 2014 report, "All According to Plan: The Rab'a Massacre and Mass Killings of Protesters in Egypt." The clarification concerns the time of day when the witness, Maged Atef, said he witnessed the shooting of a police officer in Rab'a square on August 14, 2013.
  • Jumia Egypt Seals Partnership With Sony

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:45 pm
    [CIO]Jumia has officially sealed its partnership with Sony on its Egyptian website.
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    Egypt on Huffington Post

  • Freedom House: From Ferguson to Cairo

    Freedom House
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    Clearly, Ferguson is not Gaza, or Bahrain, or Egypt. As many activists in those countries would note, the situations are simply not in the same category in terms of scale, severity, or political context. But no one should be satisfied merely with the fact that there is less tear gas and deadly police violence in the United States than in authoritarian countries. Read more: Egypt, Michael Brown, Turkey, Ferguson, Gaza, Protests, Mubarak, United States, Freedom House, Bahrain, Authoritarian, Politics News
  • Egypt Trolls U.S. About Ferguson Protests, Forgets Its Own Human Rights Record

    The Huffington Post News Team
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:33 am
    ISTANBUL -- Egypt is no stranger to criticism from the U.S. and other countries for its violent crackdowns on protests. But as attention turns to prot... Read more: Rabaa Massacre, Michael Brown, Ferguson Protests, Egypt, Ferguson Missouri, World News
  • Leon T. Hadar: The Israel-Egypt-Saudi Arabia Axis: Come the Counter-Revolution

    Leon T. Hadar
    16 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    American vision of reforming and democratizing the Middle East lies in tatters. The ousting of Iraq's Saddam Hussein have unleashed a bloody sectarian and ethnic wars in Iraq and in neighboring Syria and Lebanon. Read more: Egypt, Iraq War, Turkey, Iran, Condoleezza Rice, Saudi Arabia, George W Bush, Neoconservatives, Israel, Iraq, Hamas, ISIS Gaza, Barack Obama, World News
  • Sara Khorshid: One Year After the Massacre: Hope for Egypt?

    Sara Khorshid
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    The president, the military and the security apparatus -- as well the masses who back them -- need to realize (if they haven't already) that slaughtering hundreds of their opponents and detaining thousands more cannot leave the country safer or place it on a track for development. Read more: Egypt Protests, Egypt Human Rights, Dispersion Sit-in Rabaa Al-Adawiya Nahda, Egypt, Rabaa Al-Adawiya Mosque, Place Rabaa Al-Adawiya, Violence Police Rabaa Al-Adawiya, Rabaa Al-Adawiya Pro-Morsi Caire, Rabaa Massacre, World News
  • Dr. Sten Odenwald: Who Was the First Named Human?

    Dr. Sten Odenwald
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    Not surprisingly, the record of the first humans identified by a personal name goes back to before the dawn of history itself. Through his artistic "Love Symbol", the The Artist Formerly Known as Prince gave us a clue how pre-writing names were probably rendered! Read more: Egypt, Science, Mayans, China, Archeology, Entertainment, Sumeria, Science News
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    Living in Egypt

  • Learning To Live And Living to Learn

    9 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
     I was talking to a friend today about this blog post and he told me that there is an Egyptian saying "If you do something, you might make a mistake and be punished, but if you do nothing you can't make a mistake."Once a social psychologist, I suspect always a social psychologist. I went off to graduate school at the University of Waterloo in the mid 70's with a lot of illusions, but mostly I went there because they had a very short application form and one of my peculiar oddities is a horror of filling out forms. I can always think of other ways to answer the questions on them, ways…
  • Losing A Voice of Reason in Egypt

    29 Apr 2014 | 10:17 pm
     A young man died yesterday who by any reasoning should still be here with us. Bassem Sabry was a writer, analyst, activist of the highest ethical standards whom I first encountered online during the winter of 2011. At times, reading the discussions on Twitter, Facebook and other social media, I was struck by his strong wisdom and innate kindness. When he published this on his blog I was stunned to realise how young he was, only 31 at this death, and how wise he was beyond his years. I posted many things that he wrote because he did it so much better than I did. I would urge everyone to…
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

    19 Mar 2014 | 1:36 am
     Revolutions are interesting things. While they can be quite exciting, frightening, exhilarating, and hopeful at the beginning, as we saw in 2011, they tend to drag on as a society tries to readjust and recalibrate...a process that is draining, frustrating, and often very boring. When it became quite apparent that the uprising in Egypt in 2011 was having a severely adverse effect on tourism which had been the main source of income for my staff at the farm, I began looking around for ways to keep a staff that was used to escorting tourists around our area busy with new activities. One of…
  • The Power of One

    3 Feb 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Tomorrow we will be driving downtown to Sednaoui hospital with my housekeeper's son Ali and a friend of mine here who works as a groom and has a son with cerebral palsy so bad that he has fallen over many times and broken his chin. We are going to consult with my friend Dr. Mostafa Shokry, who is one of the best orthopedic surgeons I know (he's reconstructed one of my shoulders and replaced both my knees) and also the administrator of Sednaoui hospital, one of the  dreaded governmental hospitals...but one that he is transforming into a real hospital.  For some odd reason, an…
  • Another Year Another Anniversary

    24 Jan 2014 | 9:44 pm
     It's 6 am and I find myself awake on this Jan 25 without any apparent reason. The older I get, the more anniversaries of different events I have crowding my life. I remember well the Police Day three years ago. I had one of my daughter's friends staying with me at the farm and neither of us had any real intimation that the day was going to be so momentous. We'd heard rumours of marches and such being planned but no one really had any idea what would be started that day and we still don't know how it will end. Today I will be staying out here in the countryside with my animals and staff.
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    The Arabist

  • "Palestinians Live What Israelis Fear"

    The Editors
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:43 am
    “The emails filling my box about Israel function as a remarkable document. They are a record of seemingly reasonable people who have completely lost track of basic moral reasoning. And that represents itself nowhere more consistently or powerfully than here: treating what could possibly happen to Israelis as more important than what already is happening to Palestinians. It’s such a profoundly bizarre way to think, that only this maddening issue could bring it about.“Hamas denies Israel’s right to exist!”Indeed– and Israel not only denies Palestine’s right to exist, it has…
  • “I will no longer play the role they’ve written for me”

    The Editors
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    Alaa Abdelfattah decides to go on hunger strike: Statement from the Family of Alaa Abd El-Fattah Alaa is on Hunger Strike: “I will no longer play the role they’ve written for me”. At 2 o’clock on the morning of Sunday August 17, Alaa visited his father, Ahmad Seif, in the ICU Unit of Qasr el-Eini hospital, after Seif had become unconscious. Three days earlier we’d been on our latest visit to Alaa in Tora Prison. His father’s health at that point had been relatively good. Since then there had been no way for us to inform him that his father had gone into crisis. And so Alaa arrived…
  • Please spread the word

    Ursula Lindsey
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    Getting emails like this -- and knowing this is hardly newsworthy in Egypt, and this death like so many others will not get the attention or indignation it deserves  -- is the sickening part of being a journalist.  Hasan is a 15 yo student that was detained on the past 15th of August driven to Al Bastin Police station where he was bing tortured systematically since then till his death today, here is the number of his relative Ayman :+ ………….Please spread the word as it will help in stopping Human Rights violations here in Egypt.Best Regards,M Mourad
  • Egypt in TV: Mubarak was a nice guy, Rabaa was inevitable

    Ursula Lindsey
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
    Another entry in our Egypt in TV series from our correspondent Nour YoussefRecently, a college-educated friend asked me to explain how 9/11 could not be a Zionist conspiracy when all the Jewish employees of the World Trade Center were told to take the day of the attack off. This was a sincere question. And a sad reminder of how easily a ludicrous lie can be instilled in a mind (with IQ points and access to the Internet) when repeated enough times. Following the broadcasting of the Mubarak trial, there has been a perceptible increase in the frequency and temerity of such lies in the…
  • HRW: Deadly protest dispersals in Egypt a crime against humanity

    Ursula Lindsey
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:20 am
    Human Rights Watch -- whose senior members were prevented from entering the country yesterday -- has just released a report arguing that the dispersals of pro-Morsi protests in Egypt last summer (the most deadly of which, in the Rabaa El Adawiya Square, may have killed over 1,000 people) amount to crimes against humanity. This because they involved the premeditated (government officials openly discussed how many thousands of protesters they expected to be killed)  use of widescale violence against civilians. You can read the full report -- which calls for the indictment of the Minister…
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    Baheyya: Egypt Analysis and Whimsy بهيّة

  • A Grand Entente

    12 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    In the old days, when the Israeli military bombed and shelled Palestinians and sought to destroy their society, Hosni Mubarak used a well-worn formula, fully abetting Israeli actions while uttering pro-Palestine platitudes. Occasionally, when huge protests rocked the streets, he green-lighted theatrical gestures such as his wife heading a relief convoy to Gaza in 2002, and his son fronting a delegation to Beirut when Israel bombed Lebanon in 2006. Today, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has not only steered clear of a single expression of token solidarity with Palestinians. He and his media creatures…
  • State Prestige Redux

    2 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    (Anadolu Agency)When historians review this first year of Sisi’s rule, they will note that the military regime’s core priority was to crush popular mobilization. Under the doctrine of restoring “state prestige,” the entire state machinery went into avenger mode, brutalizing both supporters of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi and his diehard opponents. For despite their myopic hatred for each other, the Muslim Brothers and their critics espouse the same dangerous belief, the conviction that they should be able to control the state, not the other way round. This revolutionary idea and…
  • Sisi's Challenge

    30 May 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has certified his seizure of power with an electoral pantomime, and looks set to preside over a reconstructed Mubarakist system. The revolution appears as a blip in the stubborn tradition of one military dictator transferring power to another. But try as he might, the new leader of Egypt can’t rule the way Mubarak did. Sisi faces an entirely different set-up than the relatively tame country Mubarak inherited, and will have to devise a ruling formula from scratch to deal with a country in a protracted political transformation.It’s strange to me how so many commentators…
  • A Military Constitution

    10 Jan 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Now that the Egyptian military has ousted the first elected president, installed a government of civilian executors, massacred the former president’s supporters and sympathizers, and declared his organization a terrorist group, it is set to produce a document it calls a constitution that codifies military superiority over state and society. Not content to delegate the task of selling the document to the 50 people it appointed to write it, the military is doing its own sales pitch. It has issued this video laying out how all three branches of the armed forces, as well as special forces,…
  • Fetishizing the State

    8 Aug 2013 | 12:12 pm
    An old and pernicious idea is back in circulation since the July 3 coup. It was a running theme in the military ruler’s speech on July 24 where he demanded a popular mandate to “confront terrorism.” Right on cue, government officials parroted it repeatedly in their stern warnings to dissenters. Pro-military activists, politicians, and intellectuals happily invoked it in their jihad against the Ikhwan. The idea is haybat al-dawla, or the state’s standing and prestige, a central plank of the Arab authoritarian order that’s making a big comeback. It’s unsurprising that in his July 24…
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    Egyptian Chronicles

  • #FreeAlaa : And Alaa starts Hunger strike

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    Prominent Egyptian activist and blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah has started a full hunger strike yesterday demanding his release. Alaa Abdel Fattah who is currently serving 15 years in jail sentence for unauthorized protesting charges took that decision after visiting his father prominent lawyer Ahmed Seif El-Islam in hospital. He told his family that he would no longer cooperate with the “country’s broken legal system. Here is Alaa Abdel Fattah’s statement as it was published hours ago on his official “Free Alaa” Facebook page. It is included in his family’s English statement.
  • #EgyPoliceToUS : More than a cruel Joke

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:14 am
    If you think that the Egyptian ministry of foreign affairs’ statement  slamming the US Police in Ferguson and how it treats protests was a cruel joke, wait till you read this. Egypt’s ministry of interior official spokesperson Hany Abdel Latiff had some tips to the American police !! oh Yes tips from Egyptian police to the US !! Because you know the Egyptian police champions human rights and freedom of express and assembly above all !! The official spokesperson of Egyptian police : The U.S police uses excessive force with protesters !! Abdel Latiff was the one who claimed that the 30…
  • Kodak Agfa presents : A closer #Supermoon

    18 Aug 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Remember the amazing Supermoon we had last week , well I took couple of shots for the Supermoon and they were not the best. Thanks to photographer Hazem Baraket who recommended a slight change in the shutter speed ,I got that shot next night and as you can see. It was a supermoon indeed.
  • It all started with Egyptian Facebook pages

    17 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    From couple of weeks ago the US embassy in Beirut issued that statement on its official Facebook page. This statement was issued after rumors spread like fire in Lebanon during the fight between the Lebanese army and the ISIS in Arsal  that the U.S. created ISIS to destroy the Arab world and it would recognize the Caliphate diplomatically. As usual those rumors spread in Lebanon claimed that those rumors or rather facts were stated in Hillary Clinton’s memories. These rumors found a way offline when journalists and MPs began to ask question about them. Of course as Arabs we do not read…
  • #Ramadan Arabian Nights #2014: King Dandash’s tale-30,31,32

    17 Aug 2014 | 2:10 am
    And We will conclude our Ramadan Arabian Nights tale for this year tonight. I know it is late but it is never too late. Tonight we conclude our tale , we will know what happened to Shamalan and how he became a Sultan not to mention whether he defeated Gulbhar Here is the 30th episode after the break Now poor Shamalan fell in to the trap at the Jinn realm , he believed an old Jinn he met there foolishly. That old Jinn turned to be the evil vizier Abd Nar who took Shamalan to the palace of Gulbhar. At the Palace evil Gulbhar turns Shamalan in to a monkey hoping that he would trap princess…
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