An Egyptian Black Friday?

by Henry Precht The starting point for understanding Egypt’s August 14th massacre is Black Friday — September 8, 1978 — during the Iranian Revolution. On that day, 35 years ago, the Shah’s troops killed an untold number of demonstrators in… Continue Reading  

Obama Cancels Joint Exercises with Egypt

by Jared Metzker and Jim Lobe via IPS News One day after the killing by the Egyptian army and security forces of hundreds of civilian protestors, U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday announced the cancellation of joint U.S.-Egyptian military exercises scheduled… Continue Reading  

Bringing back the “old order” in Egypt

by Jasmin Ramsey It’s hard to imagine anyone outside of Egypt watching this footage of Cairo burning last night (Mosa’ab El Shamy’s photographs are also stunning) without saying WTF in one way or another. For those who have been following… Continue Reading  

U.S. Condemns Military Crackdown in Egypt but No Aid Cut-off

by Jim Lobe and Jared Metzker via IPS News The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has denounced in unusually harsh terms Wednesday’s bloody military crackdown against supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. But, despite a growing chorus of… Continue Reading  

Cold Winds in Cairo

When I was living in Cairo, the transition to winter was sometimes smooth. The beastly oven of summer changed slowly into a bearable fall of cool-warm. The fall moved from the cool-warm to a few weeks of cold, or at… Continue Reading