Wednesday Aug 20
Virtual Dave...Real Blog
I read these right after re-reading my book Expect More for an upcoming project that starts with the Arab Spring and the modern Library of Alexandria being protected, and in essence reclaimed by protestors: After the uprising had subsided, when President Mubarak had stepped down and the protestors were celebrating their victory around the country, ... (more)
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Mideast Stocks-Egypt's property stocks lead Cairo rebound; Dubai up
Egyptian property developer SODIC helped Cairo's bourse rebound on Tuesday as foreign institutions bought into the country's buoyant real estate sector.
The Washington Post
Explaining the Arab uprisings
More than a quarter-million people flooded into Tahrir Square in Cairo on Feb. 1, 2011, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for Hosni Mubarak to step down as president after nearly 30 years in power.
Prominent Activist in Egypt Goes on Hunger Strike
A prominent activist in Egypt has begun a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment after being convicted on charges of violating the country's widely criticized protest law.
Real Clear Politics
How Many Tons of Cement to Rebuild Gaza?
The importation of building materials to rebuild Gaza's tens of thousands of destroyed homes is one of the most potentially fraught issues.
Big News Network.com
Hosni Mubarak denies ordering the killing of protesters
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Mon Aug 18, 2014
People's Daily Online
America should not interfere with Africa's democracy
Building democracy is one of the three themes of the U.S.-Africa leaders summit.
Tens of thousands protest military...
Tens of thousands of protesters packed Cairo's downtown Tahrir Square on Friday in the biggest demonstration in months against the ruling military, aimed at stepping up pressure on the generals to hand over power to civilians and bar ex-regime members from running in upcoming presidential elections.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Muslim Brotherhood wins Egypt presidential polls
Egyptian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Mohammed Morsi celebrate next to a giant poster of him at his campaign headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.
Egypt's liberal parties seek alliance ahead of Parliamentary elections
The head of the Al-Wafd Party El-Sayed Al-Badawi, who last year traveled to Sudan to discuss the situation in Egypt with high ranking officials.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Egypt's Tiananmen, still not fully accounted for
Within a 12-hour span, security forces killed at least 800 protesters, and likely more than 1,000.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Failing to see the broader picture
Arab countries are foundering, as a jihadi Islamic caliphate is strengthening its hold in the heart of the Middle East.
UPDATE 1-EFG Hermes' second-quarter profit surges year on year
EFG Hermes, one of the largest investment banks in the Middle East, posted a net profit of 188 million Egyptian pounds in the second quarter of 2014 after a net loss of 80 million pounds in same quarter last year.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Mubarak trial resumes in Egypt
Former president Hosni Mubarak arrived at court shortly after noon to attend Wednesday's session in his trial on murder charges after bad weather grounded his helicopter.
Obama's Mess: Regional Jihad in the ME
Since the start of this administration, Obama has plotted with jihadist forces in the Middle East to stir up conflict -- not, repeat not , to build stability.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Departing Egyptian ambassador sees improved relations with Canada
Norwegian Ambassador Mona Brother and her husband Asmund Baklien in her three-wheeler Morgan, the first and only one in Canada, built in 1911.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Egypt's Mubarak to defend himself in court Wednesday
An Egyptian court has adjourned until Wednesday the trial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, his former interior minister and several other Interior Ministry officials charged with killing demonstrators during Egypt's 2011 popular uprising.
First Take: When foreign friends become foes
First Take: When foreign friends become foes Iraq's prime minister is the latest U.S.-backed leader who becomes untrustworthy Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/VfYPxV The U.S. government lends its support and trust to the political leader of a strategic ally only to see that friend turn foe.
The Washington Post
Egypt bars Human Rights Watch executives
Egyptian authorities have barred two senior executives of Human Rights Watch, including the head of the New York-based group, from entering the country to unveil a year-long investigation into mass killings of anti-government demonstrators last summer at the hands of Egypt's security forces.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
The Fresno Bee
Egypt court dissolves Muslim Brotherhood party
The decision against the Freedom and Justice Party comes ahead of parliamentary elections expected this year and prevents the group from trying to rejoin politics a year after leading member, President Mohammed Morsi, was overthrown by the military.