Success is not defined by taking power, but by how power is managed.
From Al-Akahbar-English – Your Middle East correspondent By: Alain Gresh, Mustafa Bassiouni Published Saturday, May 18, 2013
An interview with National Salvation Front leader Hamdeen Sabahi, who epitomizes the squandered opportunity of the 2012 Egyptian presidential election. Though [...]
May Day in Egypt: The Struggle for Social Justice Continues By: Mustafa Bassiouni Al-Akahbar-English Published Thursday, May 2, 2013, Creative Commons
Over two years after Egypt’s January 25 revolution, working class Egyptians find themselves fighting alone to achieve two of the revolution’s main goals: workers’ rights and social justice.
CAIRO – The workers’ movement in [...]
(The Guardian)-Senior interior ministry officials sanctioned the use of live ammunition against protesters in Suez during the opening days of Egypt’s revolution, according to a leaked fact-finding report commissioned by the president.
News sources are always a challenge. It is even more difficult when looking for decent citizen journalists, particularly in foreign countries. I’ve been reading an excellent blog out of Egypt for a while, The Egyptian Chronicles. The blogger is Zeinobia, an Egyptian woman, maybe a student or college faculty member. Events in Egypt are dynamic [...]
Secretary of State John Kerry meets Egyptian president on his first visit to the Arab world since taking office, says aid comes as reward for Morsi’s pledges of political and economic reforms.
AP, March 3
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday rewarded Egypt for President Mohammed Morsi’s pledges of political and economic reforms [...]
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited what should be nominally friendly territory: Cairo, Egypt. Not so much, it turns out:
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran, endured the humiliation of having a shoe thrown at him today as his visit to Egypt turned sour.
The trip, the first by an Iranian leader since the overthrow of [...]