Posts Tagged ‘Cairo’

Not in the US press: Hillary in Cairo

July 15th, 2012 Comments off

This was from a demonstration against her visit in Cairo.  (As I read in the Western media, shoes (but not socks) are signs of disrespect in Arab culture).

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Mursi’s 3rd speech

July 2nd, 2012 Comments off
Did people notice that Muhammad Mursi, in his 3rd inaugural speech at Cairo University, borrowed from Nasser’s Philosophy of Revolution by talking about the 3 circles of Egyptian foreign policy?

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I love this sentence; it is very honest

June 30th, 2012 Comments off
Cairo’s relationship to Israel is a concern for western powers warily watching Egypt’s transition from autocracy to pluralism since last year’s revolution.”  I mean, they are so honest.  (thanks Laleh)

PS “warily watching” is another term for “freaking out”.

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Mursi sworn in as Egypt’s leader

June 30th, 2012 Comments off

Egypt’s first freely elected, civilian president Mohammed Mursi is formally sworn in during a historic ceremony in the capital Cairo.
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Mubarak is critical, Egypt in crisis

June 21st, 2012 Comments off

CAIRO – Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has been put on life support following a stroke, triggering more uncertainty in the crisis ridden Middle East country that awaits the result of a weekend
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“Fractured Walls… New Horizons”

June 7th, 2012 Comments off

The Cairo Institute publishes its fourth annual report under the title “Fractured Walls… New Horizons”: "The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies published its fourth annual report on the state of human rights in the Arab World." Available for pdf download
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Egyptian runoff candidate’s HQ torched in Cairo

May 29th, 2012 Comments off

Supporters express their anger outside the ransacked headquarters of presidential candidate Ahmad Shafiq in CairoProtesters set fire Monday to the headquarters of Egypt's presidential candidate and ex-premier Ahmad Shafiq after the election committee said he made it into a run off vote with an Islamist rival.

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Millions of Egyptians vote for new president

May 24th, 2012 Comments off

CAIRO- Millions of Egyptians cast their vote on Wednesday in the country's first presidential election since throwing out Hosni Mubarak in the Arab Spring uprising 15 months ago.
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Egypt presidential candidate joins hunger strike

May 20th, 2012 Comments off

CAIRO -; An Egypt presidential candidate has joined dozens of activists on hunger strike to protest the continued detention of more than 300 people who face possible military …
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Saudi ambassador returns to Egypt

May 5th, 2012 Comments off

Ahmed Kattan, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Egypt, speaks to reporters after his return to Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, May 5, 2012. Saudi Arabia's ambassador has returned to Cairo a week after he was recalled following a wave of protests against the detention of an Egyptian lawyer, the embassy said Saturday. (AP Photo/Ahmed Hammad)Saudi Arabia’s ambassador returned to Cairo on Saturday, a week after he was recalled following a wave of protests against the detention of an Egyptian lawyer that prompted the worst diplomatic row between the two countries in decades.

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