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Tag Archives: Egypt
Egypt continues to be not only a source of bad news and sad news, but also of ironic twists and turns. = = = So the Egyptian military now imposed martial law. This includes a curfew in Cairo and 10 … Continue reading
When Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi issued an edict according to which the judiciary would henceforth no longer be able to review the government’s actions, the judges - understandably – wanted to protest against this far-reaching usurpation of executive powers. What … Continue reading
The TV series “Homeland” recently aired an episode which depicted a street in Beirut, Lebanon as somewhat dangerous territory with Hezbollah guys brandishing AK-47s. Of course it was not really filmed in Beirut. Instead of ordering a pizza and enjoying … Continue reading
Pope Shenouda III of the Coptic Christians died last weekend. On the next day, his body was put on display at the Coptic cathedral in Cairo, Egypt. Mourners overcrowded the cathedral and caused a stampede in which three people died. So, … Continue reading
President Mubarak’s speech on the evening of 10 February 2011 was not only a disappointment to Egyptians and the world, but it will be remembered as one of the worst political speeches ever. Poorly written and delivered, filled with platitudes, … Continue reading
Given the Arab countries’ continuing contest to outdo each other with their suspicions against Israel, it was only a matter of time until someone would try beat Egypt’s claim that the Israeli security service Mossad was behind lethal shark attacks: … Continue reading
What, WikiLeaks? The attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists? The hijackings of 11 September 2001? Pearl Harbour? Global warming? No. This time, it is something far more sinister that Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad is accused of: The Egyptian coast on the Red … Continue reading