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2011 Egyptian revolution

New book by Laura El-Tantawy captures the impact of the Egyptian revolution on daily life

The National - ‎May 3, 2016‎
“It was difficult to take these photographs in 2011 - meeting these people felt like aggravating their wounds," says el-Tantawy.

The fate of Aleppo is also the fate of Syria and the region

Middle East Eye - ‎1 hour ago‎
But this time the escalation reached levels of prolonged brutality never known to the Syrians since the eruption of the revolution against the Assad regime in the spring of 2011. First of all, because the regime pays no attention to Arab or world ...

Egypt Hopes for Hotel Market Revival

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Egypt's tourism industry, one of the country's vital economic pillars, has been in the doldrums since 2011. Just before the Egyptian revolution, nearly 15 million people visited the country a year, a number that dropped below 10 million after 2011.

How a repressive regime led an Egyptian to explore jihad on the Internet

Washington Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
Ahmed Abdellahy, a 33-year-old Egyptian, found religious extremism - and then found his way back out - a decade ago, well before the purveyors of extremist ideologies had proliferated across social media, and well before the 2011 Arab Spring ...
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Instability causes Egyptian tourism industries to slump

Middle East Monitor - ‎6 hours ago‎
Egypt's tourism industry, a cornerstone of Egyptian economy, has been struggling. The number of tourists visiting Egypt fell from 14.7 million in 2010 to 9.8 million in 2011 following the January 25 Revolution. Tourism revenue has also dropped by more ...

Bleak dispatches from two ignored battlefields on Frontline

A.V. Club - ‎22 hours ago‎
... militia leader Faraj Quaim implies that his troops' missions are essentially suicide. A four-year United Nations arms ban prevents direct weapon sales to the country, so fighters instead rely on scraps from Egypt and their own confidence. Neither ...

Promoting Salafi Political Participation

ISN - ‎7 hours ago‎
Before 2011, most Salafi groups believed that there was no space for them to pursue their agenda through politics. [3] Beginning with the revolution in Egypt in 2011, a number of new Salafi political parties emerged in order to participate in the ...
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Former Egyptian PM acquitted of graft charges

Middle East Monitor - ‎5 hours ago‎
... former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif of graft and abuse of his positon, reported. Nazif served as prime minister from 2004 until former president Hosni Mubarak replaced him during the popular revolution against his rule in January ...
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Al Qaeda Is About to Establish an Emirate in Northern Syria

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎18 hours ago‎
That had allowed Syrian Islamist opposition groups to express their hostility to the group's emirate plans. Some even raised the idea that Nusra Front should break its ties to al Qaeda in order to further integrate into the mainstream “revolutionary ...

War and sexuality overlap in Egyptian-American playwright's work

PBS NewsHour - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Yussef El Guindi flips through the pages of his newest play. Seated next to the director, he follows along with the actress who is rehearsing her lines in the small rehearsal room at Theatre Puget Sound.
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Will waning popularity push Egypt's Sisi to form political party?

Al-Monitor - ‎17 hours ago‎
Current events raise legitimate fears that Sisi's regime could be transformed into one similar to that of Mubarak, who led the country via his presidency of the NDP, which was ordered dissolved after the 2011 January 25 Revolution. Sajeeni said those ...

How 'Strategy for a Living Revolution' came to life

Waging Nonviolence - ‎22 hours ago‎
living revolution In Prague during the height of the Cold War, I met an African freedom fighter who changed my life. He and I were there as resource people for a 1967 international youth conference on revolution. The participants from both sides of the ...
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Interview: Martin Kobler, the UN envoy trying to put Libya back together

Open Democracy - ‎18 hours ago‎
In his long career as a diplomat, he has served his home country of Germany and the UN in war-torn nations including Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Now, at the age of 63, he is in his sixth month as the UN envoy to ...
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Egypt top appeals court finds Mubarak-era PM not guilty

Press TV - ‎22 hours ago‎
The acquittal comes as most of the government officials, who were put on trial after the ouster of Mubarak in 2011 uprising, have been cleared of corruption charges. This comes as many activists and dissidents who took part in anti-regime rallies which ...

Global higher education connections a 'force for good'

University World News - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Among other countries, the UK worked with Brazil and Colombia on biodiversity, Egypt on health and water, India on solar and China on life sciences.
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Egypt government sends journalist strategy memo to... journalists: report

Al-Bawaba - ‎May 3, 2016‎
"January Gate" refers to Egypt's revolution of Jan. 25, 2011, which overthrew long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak; the outlet has criticized the government of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
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Egypt: A Faltering Revolution

Newsweek ME - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Back in 2011 and perhaps until today, there were those who tried to insist that the revolutionary uprising of January 25—I still remember it as #Jan25, the hashtag of the revolt—was a 'Facebook revolution.' It wasn't—Egyptians beyond social media ...
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Phone records of 13 Egyptians sent to Italy in Regeni case: Italian state media

Daily News Egypt - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Regeni, who was a Cambridge researcher and a visiting scholar at the American University in Cairo (AUC), disappeared on 25 January, the fifth anniversary of the 2011 revolution. His body was found on 3 February alongside the Alexandra-Cairo Desert ...
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Art Is a Window to the Arab World's Soul

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The layering of an amateur shot of a Cairo street in upheaval over a traditional Japanese screen painting created a new, imagined world - perhaps one where the Egyptian revolution ended well. Hanging on the wall of Washington's National Museum of ...

Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War

Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal - ‎May 3, 2016‎
May 4, 2016 -- Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal -- Despite some flaws, this book is a good introduction to the Syrian revolution. It explains why people protested against the Assad regime, and why many of them took up arms. It also ...