Tag: Egypt

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Welcome to the Land That No Country Wants

On a small section of land wedged between Egypt and Sudan called Bir Tawil and the American who tried to claim it for himself.

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The Unlikely Revolutionary

A father’s search for meaning and justice five years after his son was killed during the Tahrir Square uprising.

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Who Killed the 20th Century’s Greatest Spy?

Who was Ashraf Marwan working for when he fell to his death from the balcony of a London flat?

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Learning to Speak Lingerie

A Chinese underwear merchant rises in Egypt.

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Mursi's Downfall

An inside account of the Egyptian leader’s last day in power.

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Survivors

On the lives of street kids.

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The Man Behind Bin Laden

A profile of Ayman al-Zawahri, the Egyptian doctor who became Bin Laden’s #2 and has now taken over Al-Qaeda.

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'Volcano of Rage'

On the structural underpinnings of the revolts currently shaking the Arab world.

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Revolution U

What Egypt learned from the students who overthrew Milosevic. “The Serbs are not the usual highly paid consultants in suits from wealthy countries; they look more like, well, cocky students. They bring a cowboy swagger. They radiate success. Everyone they teach wants to do what the Serbs did.”

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Why Egypt's Progressives Win

An opinion piece on the structural causes of unrest in Egypt; the business fraternity, globalization, and the fate of Egyptian women.

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The Novelist and the Sheikh

On the Cairo knifing of 82-year-old Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz and its aftermath.

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‘Mubarak, Mubarak, What Have You Done?

February 1st, 2011. Tahrir Square, Cairo.