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America Needs A Tahrir Square

The U.S. has let the public square become a metaphor. That can't be good for our democracy. Maidan Square in Kiev. Taksim Square in Istanbul. Tahrir Square in Cairo. Recent democratic movements around the globe have risen, or crashed and burned, on the hard pavement of vast urban public squares. Show More Summary

Two Young Girls Bicycling Across America in 1944

In 1944, Doris Roy and Thelma Popp who were 21 years old and just graduated from college, made a plan to ride bicycles from their home in Buffalo, New York, to Cairo, Illinois, where the Ohio River met the Mississippi. "World War II affected our college life as most of the male student body joined one of the services. Show More Summary

Egypt clamps hold over mosques to control message

CAIRO (AP) — In his weekly sermon, Muslim cleric Ali Abdel-Moati preached to his congregation in a southern Egyptian city about the evils of making hasty judgments. That prompted a complaint to authorities from a judge, who accused him of criticizing a recent mass death sentence issued against supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

Two journalists injured covering clashes in Egypt

New York, April 15, 2014--Two Egyptian journalists were shot by live ammunition on Monday while covering clashes in Cairo between security forces and university students supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood, according to news reports. At least one student was killed in the clashes, news reports said....

Mubarak Regime "Deeply Involved" in Antiquities Trafficking

"Dr. Monica Hanna [...] identified the former police chief of Cairo as a major smuggler". and who was buying these antiquities from the (reportedly) corrupt cop? Coins for example? Any ACCG dealers for example?

Injuries as blast hits central Cairo

Two policemen are wounded in the attack that targeted a security checkpoint in Dokki neighbourhood.

Egypt: El-Sissi in final step to run for president

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former military chief has taken the final formal step to run in the May 26-27 presidential election, submitting to the election commission the signatures of at least 25,000 Egyptians demanding that he runs.

Black & White Photographs of Life in Cairo in the Past

Guests on the terrace of Shepheard's Hotel, Cairo, circa 1940. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Locals and foreigners mingle in a bustling Cairo street, seen from the terrace, Shepherds Hall. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Show More Summary

Butt Art

You’d think by now Capitol Hill would be overrun by malleable, creative spaces like Cairo—a mostly boutique retail store that readily transforms itself into both a record label, an all-ages music venue, and, once a month, an art gallery. Part of the Second Thursday Capitol Hill Arts Walk, Cairo is a space for... KEEP READING > >

From Kabul to Cairo, the Killing and Jailing of Journalists Continues

last weekNews : Truthdig

Journalism is not a crime. Neither death nor imprisonment should be the punishment for reporting the news.

Cairo Santos Scouting Report: NFL Outlook for Tulane K

Cairo Santos, K, Tulane (HT: 5'8", WT: 164 lbs.) Positives Four-year starter. Strong leg on kickoffs that has improved steadily throughout his career. Forced a touchback on over 75 percent of his kickoffs in 2013. Has the leg to attempt...Show More Summary

Arab League pledges $100m to Palestinians

Ministers in Cairo renew commitment to give $100m in monthly aid after Israel announces partial freeze in contacts.

Egypt Imprisons Four Men for ‘Deviant’ Gay Acts

The court in Cairo was condemned by human rights groups for imposing jail sentences on men accused of dressing in women's clothing and attending "deviant" parties

Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground

last weekNews : The Newsroom

CAIRO (AP) — Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they're worrying whether those rights will be implemented or will turn out to be merely ink on paper.

Libyan gunmen free Egyptian hostages

Armed group had held more than 50 Egyptian trucks in Libya's northeast to protest against prosecutions by Cairo.

Curbs on US Imports of Freshly-Surfaced Egyptian Antiquities on Cards?

[Read it here before Peter Tompa "observes" it] As part of US support for Egypt's current military government, a top US cultural official will soon be headed to Cairo to discuss pending US import restrictions on antiquities from Egypt:Assistant...Show More Summary

Five Ways to Reduce Conflict When There Are No Right Answers

This is a post by David Dotlich, Chairman and CEO of Pivot Leadership. He is a co-author of The Unfinished Leader: Balancing Contradictory Answers to Unsolvable Problems with Peter Cairo and Cade Cowan. To be a leader today in almost...Show More Summary

Iraq’s Biggest Killer Hits Cairo

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Three explosions rocked Egypt’s capital city on Wednesday raising the terrifying prospect that deadly IEDs will destroy the country’s fledgling democratic process.

Sisi Will Struggle Without A Scapegoat

Abdel al-Sisi is set to become Egypt's next president - but he will inherit ongoing crises in employment, security and energy, reports Rachel Williamson from Cairo

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