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This Historical Weekend - a letter to my godson

Sweetheart,

Today is the 28th of January, and we’re all geared up for a snowstorm this weekend. Apparently it’s been 37 years since another historic blizzard came on the same weekend (1978) – I wasn’t born yet, my parents were only 18, so I can’t tell you much about that. 889 more words

Inequality and the Egyptian Revolutions: The Political Economy of Pre-Revolution, Pre-Coup and Post-Coup

The four year anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution of 25 January has come and  gone and at the moment things are not looking good. But it’s only been four years. 4,277 more words

25 January Revolution

Mubarak, Egipto y los planes del pasado

Gamal Mubarak, el hijo menor del dictador, será el próximo presidente de Egipto. Es guasa. O no. Vaya usted a saber. En el país del Nilo no hay predicciones. 938 more words

Oriente Próximo

Sons of Egypt's Mubarak leave Cairo prison

Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, who spent four years in jail after they were first arrested, face retrial in corruption cases. The release of Gamal, at left, and Alaa on Monday from Torah Prison could prompt further protests… 263 more words
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Officials Say 2 Sons of Egypt's Mubarak Freed From Prison

(CAIRO) — Egyptian security officials say two sons of ousted President Hosni Mubarak have been released from prison, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father. 95 more words

Dear Egyptians: Happy January 25th. For What It's Worth.

Egypt’s government has cancelled its planned official commemoration of the January 25th Revolution in 2011. The reason: the seven-day mourning period announced after the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on Friday. 1,102 more words

Human Rights

President al-Sisi defies Islamic Law, becames first Egyptian leader ever to visit St. Mark Cathedral during Coptic Christmas Eve Mass

Gatestone Institute: On January 6, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi became the first Egyptian president ever to visit the St. Mark Cathedral during Coptic Christmas Eve Mass and offer his good wishes to the nation’s Christian minority. 31 more words

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