Category Archives: Egypt

Arab Spring Hits Washington….

….well not exactly. The Arab Spring is a hot topic around Washington D.C., and below are summaries of recent Middle East related events that I found interesting. First, this is a video of a joint anti-Bashar and anti-Gaddafi protest outside the White … Continue reading

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#June28 Martyr’s Day of Rage: EyeWitness and Analysis

UPDATE: New Video(s) and a roundup from major news source. The Second Coming of Rage! [First Hand Account] Reposted with permission from http://theangryegyptian.wordpress.com/. Follow them on twitter @Gsquare86 Around 6:00 pm I was at the families of martyrs sit-in at Maspero, … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 6/19

Picture: King Abdullah of Jordan Jordan: – This week King Abdullah gave a speech outlining political reforms that could take place. The full text can be found online. The speech came a week before the King is set to visit … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 6/11

Picture: The Siege of Misrata (Foreign Policy) Libya: – This fighting intensified in Misrata, a city that has been under siege by Qaddafi’s troops for two months. At least 17 were killed. – The international community is taking a mixed … Continue reading

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NYT Room For Debate: Mubarak’s Trial

A piece I wrote recently appeared in the New York Times “Room for Debate” section. Here is the piece along with ones from the other contributors. The question was: Is this trial a necessary step on the path toward democratization … Continue reading

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UN Human Rights Report on Libya and Bassiouni Update on Egypt

M. Cherif Bassiouni is a former Nobel Prize nominee, a Professor at the DePaul University College of Law and the President of Egyptian American Society of Illinois. Below is the summary section (full version here) of the recently released human … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 6/5

Saleh Leaves Yemen- Change Square Celebration (by Amel Ahmed) Yemen – Violence continued to rage in Sana’a this week, but in Tiaz the government was also cracking down hard. At least 50 people were killed, and a number of them … Continue reading

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