Feb 12, 2013
He couldn't have been more than 19 His clothes were cheap and his sparse yet unshaven facial hair was indistinguishable from the dirt on his cheeks He was with another kid on the other side of a kiosk and couldn't see that I was listening.
Nov 20, 2012
"Is this the work of a God-fearing people?" screamed our neighborhood imam over the loudspeakers during Friday's passionate sermon. The innate hostility in regard to Israel tilts toward hatred.Egyptians are aware of their country's important role in this conflict, and are watching President Mohamed Morsi's position closely.
Oct 17, 2012
The new president has kept only five of his 64 promises. From his campaign slogan of "Freedom, bread and justice," only bread has been delivered so far. Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square to express their frustration.
Aug 7, 2012
Rolling blackouts turn up the heat and turn off the lights; on the political front, Morsi feels heat of a different sort.
Jul 19, 2012
The top U.S. diplomat wooed Egypt's new government but wowed very few among a proud people determined to find their own way as a democracy.
Jun 29, 2012
As the days pass, Egyptians seem more and more relaxed, and there is an emerging hope that displays itself in voices less strident, faces less stressed, more smiling, despite the stifling heat. Perhaps the storms of the Arab Spring have finished and now will come the flowering. Voices are less strident, faces less stressed, more smiling, despite the stifling heat. Perhaps the storms of the Arab Spring have finished.
Jun 23, 2012
Egyptians, beset by a heat wave and overheated politics, resent American meddling in their contested presidential election.Egyptians resent a U.S. attempt to influence the outcome of their contested presidential election. Editor’s note: Since this dispatch was posted, election authorities have declared Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi the winner and Egypt’s new president.
Jun 19, 2012
Results showed a clear majority for Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, over regime candidate Ahmed Shafiq. But watch out for flames shooting from the military dragon.Results showed a clear majority for the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, but watch out for flames shooting from the military dragon.
Jun 15, 2012
A court ruling has inflicted a powerful blow on Egypt's revolution, stunning hopes for true democracy and reaffirming the control of the old elite.
May 22, 2012
Here in Cairo every conversation turns to this week's presidential election, hopefully the first true democratic election in the country's history.
May 5, 2012
The rough mobilization and confrontation that have occurred at every juncture in Egypt's post-revolutionary evolution is happening again as the first true presidential election in the nation's long history approaches.
Apr 21, 2012
One month before Egypt's presidential vote, 100,000 or more Islamists and liberals of all parties packed Tahrir Square to join in support of Egypt's revolution.