Street fighting claimed at least 44 lives and left 94 people injured as a public holiday in Egypt was marred by violence. Read more
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A swan suspected of being a spy has been detained in Egypt.
Four Irish siblings are still being detained by Egyptian authorities, days after they were captured by security forces who stormed a Cairo mosque in which they were sheltering from the violence.
An attack by suspected militants upon off-duty police officers in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has seen the country’s death-toll in a week of unrest rise to 1,000. Read more
Egyptian security forces have stormed into a mosque after an all-night stand-off with Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
British tourists in the major tourist resort of Hurghada have been advised not to leave their hotels amid the ongoing unrest and violent clashes gripping Egypt. Read more
Egypt’s government has faced international condemnation after a day of violence following the clearing of protest camps left over 300 people dead.
Egypt is counting the cost of a day of widespread bloodshed after the military-backed government moved against supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi and declared a state of emergency. Read more
A Sky News cameraman has been shot and killed as Egyptian security forces cleared two protests camps in Cairo, amid reports of a death-toll in the hundreds. Read more
At least 100 supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi have been killed after deadly night of violence in Cairo. Read more
The Muslim Brotherhood has vowed to continue ‘peaceful’ resistance in defiance of the military’s ousting of the country’s president Mohammed Morsi. Read more
An arrest warrant has been issued for the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie, over allegations he incited violence. Read more
Egypt remains in a state of political confusion as an attempt to replace ousted president Mohamed Morsi failed at the first hurdle. Read more
Mohamed El Baradei, the leader of the National Salvation Front, has been named as interim prime minister of Egypt following another day of violence. Read more
At least 30 people have been killed in Egypt after supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohammed Morsi clashed following a day of violent protests. Read more
Egypt’s military has given president Mohammed Morsi and his opponents a last chance to ‘meet the people’s demands’ within 48 hours, and warned it will otherwise be forced to put forward a political road map for the country. Read more
Hundreds of thousands of people, perhaps even millions, have taken to the streets in an all-out push to force Egypt’s president from office. Read more
A six-year-old British girl has died after drowning in the pool of a holiday resort in Egypt, the Foreign Office has said. Read more
“The heart of the uprising,” “The symbol of a divided nation,” “the neo-cons’ worst nightmare”… These are just a few of several descriptions from over the last few weeks that have been used to frame Tahrir Square. Alongside the hundreds of media reporters and news correspondents, culture writers also jumped on the coverage bandwagon and began to ponder the role that the events would play in shaping the practices of Egypt’s contemporary artists. With a self-proclaimed expertise on all things Egyptian that would make the likes of New York Times’s Thomas Friedman seem humble, these cultural pundits sounded more like political analysts than art critics as they clashed and concurred on the state and fate of the arts in Egypt Read more
It was June of 1967, a few hours before the outbreak of the Six-Day War, when my father sent us to Jericho away from the battlefront to stay with my grandmother. Back then, we did not have a television, and I remember huddling in the “radio room,” as my grandmother called it; I would later refer to it as the “war room.”
This was where we’d spend most of our time during the war, away from the broken glass caused by Israeli fighter-jets racing through the sound barrier listening to the Egyptian broadcast “Sawt El Arab” or “Voice of the Arabs.”
“Report number 42,” the announcer would say, and through the crackling sound of my grandmother’s ancient shortwave radio, we would all strain to hear the war updates.
“The Egyptian forces have repelled the Zionist army… the Jordanian army advanced to Jabel el Mukaber.”
I believe that it was on the second or third day of the Six Day War, as we were listening to these victorious reports, that we felt a rumbling throughout the house Read more
Like alot of news junkies, my laptop is about to explode because of all the open windows streaming live. From Wisconsin to Libya, Egypt and Japan, the world has truly crashed through our front door this month. What are we supposed to do with ourselves in all of this mayhem?
First, we need to get more comfortable with uncertainty because this is what the future looks like. Second, we need to believe that the United States has a unique and important role to play as we move forward Read more
Women stand at the center of every type of dramatic change occurring in the world today: whether it’s coordinating and offering relief to earthquake victims in Japan and Haiti, consolidating democracy in Egypt or running Facebook. In 2009, President Obama appointed the first-ever ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer. In this historic role, Ambassador Verveer is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s go-to person, coordinating foreign policy issues and activities relating to the political, economic and social advancement of women around the world.
Ambassador Verveer is a force of nature in her own right. When I met her between sessions at the recent Women in the World Summit in New York City, she was swapping stories with a young American writer and a doctor (and grandmother) from Somalia Read more
After receiving some beautifully creative submissions for the Fight On video competition I’m happy to announce we have a winner! I returned from a week-long trip to the Middle East to see the final votes that had been submitted by our wonderful panel of judges with experience ranging from independent filmmaking to social entrepreneurship. The judges were:
Sophia Chang has spent over 20 years in the music business, working with Paul Simon, Atlantic Records, Jive Records, and the Wu-Tang Clan and has expertise in many areas including management, marketing, publicity, talent scouting. Most recently, she managed Ol’ Dirty Bastard (RIP), the RZA, and Raphael Saadiq. She has coordinated fashion shows for designer Vivienne Tam, was an account executive at digital advertising agency, Sarkissian Mason, and is writing a screenplay for HBO.
Cheryl Dorsey is President of Echoing Green, a pioneer in the social entrepreneurship movement Read more