Egypt

Egypt

By Trent Gilliss July 09, 2013

With his "heart full to bursting," Egyptian-American poet Yahia Lababidi writes a short poem for his native homeland.

April 07, 2013

Krista dishes on cooking with the BBC. We remember Roger Ebert's smile. And thoughts on fear and grieving, the coming spring, and a culture of advocacy.

April 03, 2013

“When we watch you, you make us proud to be Egyptian.” A working-class television chef has become a celebrity by building national pride with affordable regional recipes that applaud the new post-revolutionary Egyptian cultural identity.

August 14, 2012

"Although the Olympics have ended, the spirit of the Games should continue. Egyptians need to believe in a future that is inclusive and encompasses all citizens. That’s where sport comes in." ~Mustafa Abdelhalim

Egyptians shared interest in sports could be the bridge that unites its people and makes for a more inclusive society.

May 30, 2012

54% of Egyptians see Turkey as an aspirational model for the role Islam should play in the Egyptian political system. A great piece detailing three things Turkey does right that a new Egyptian government could emulate.

April 27, 2012

Banned Muslim Brotherhood CandidatesA composite photograph of Egyptian Salafist presidential candidate Hazem Abu-Ismail (left), Khayrat al-Shater (center), and former Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman. Egypt’s election commission said on April 14, 2012 that the three men were among ten candidates barred from running for president. (Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

The battle over Egypt’s democratic future is at a significant crossroads. But while the fight for succession to Mubarak’s throne is fully under way, the rules of the competition seem to be constantly changing.

November 25, 2011
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February 12, 2011

Now that Pharaoh has been removed, Rose Aslan writes, the long process of cleaning up corruption and education begins — and, by the signs of it, Egypt's future couldn't look brighter.

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February 07, 2011

A reminder to look for stories coming out of Egypt that are "outside the bubble" of Tahrir Square.

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February 04, 2011

Our aggregated tweets of Krista's interview.

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February 03, 2011

Christians protecting Muslims during prayer and the mundane act of picking up the trash. Great on-the-scene photos of the Tahrir Square protests from Nevine Zaki.

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February 02, 2011

A video primer on the Muslim Brotherhood — its history and potential role in Egypt — with Haroon Moghul.

February 02, 2011

A new radio doc untangles the little-told history of white Mississippians who tried to preserve segregation.

February 01, 2011

A magnificent reflection capturing the sentiment many of us are experiencing as we watch the protests in Egypt from afar.

January 07, 2011

Pope Shenuda III Leads Coptic Christmas Mass Pope Shenuda III, head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, leads the Coptic Christmas midnight mass in Abassiya Cathedral in Cairo. (photo: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

Every January 7th in accordance with the Julian calendar, Coptic Orthodox Christians in North America celebrate the holiday of Christmas. But this sacred time is filled with solemnity, mourning, and fear — and also a deepening resolve and hope — for many Copts one week after the New Year’s Eve bombing of a Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt killed 21 worshippers.

Copts are the largest religious minority in Egypt, making up nine percent of the country’s population the BBC reports, and are considered by many scholars to be direct descendants of Egyptians from the time of Jesus.

January 05, 2011

Egyptian Christians Hold Blood-Stained Portrait of Jesus Christ
Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria.
(photo: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

In April 2006, hundreds of Egypt’s Alexandrian Christians gathered to mourn the death of 78-year-old Nushi Girgis, a Christian who was stabbed at St. Mark and St. Peter’s Church during one of a series of attacks on churches in the city that year. As the crowd walked down the street, chanting religious hymns, people began throwing stones from their balconies. The scene quickly turned violent, pitting Muslims against Christians.

June 03, 2009

This report from Daily News Egypt provides a variety of views and perspectives about President Obama choosing Cairo University as the location for tomorrow’s speech. It gives you a sense of the dialogue happening on the ground — and the difficulty of choosing one place over another to give a seminal speech.

I can’t read Arabic, but if you have other interesting articles with an international perspective that you’d recommend, point me in the right direction. Or, better yet, paste the URLs for the Arabic-language pieces and I’ll see what sense I can make of them through Google Translate.

(hat tip to Negev Rock City)


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