There was a plan to save Cairo, Ill., from flooding. But when the rains came, so did hesitance.
Seven years ago, Cairo’s Tahrir Square was filled with tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding change. Now it is plastered with portraits President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is running for re-election this week, asserting continuity.
Foreign ministers say the president's move is a violation of international law, and they call on the U.N. Security Council to condemn the U.S. action.
Prior to the meeting, President Trump cut nearly $100 million in military and economic aid and delayed almost $200 million more.
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The failure of most Arab states to transition to democracy is unsurprising. Poor countries in Africa, Asia and Central America have had the same difficulties. It has nothing to do with Islam or Arabs. It has everything to do with lack of development.
A Cairo court has sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists to three years in prison on charges that legal experts said were unfounded and politically motivated. The move has sparked worldwide outrage, with the European Union describing the verdict as "a setback for freedom of expression in Egypt."
"I AM FREE," reads a tweet by Baher Mohamed, one of three colleagues who had been imprisoned under accusations of falsifying news. The court has scheduled further proceedings for Feb. 23.
On Sunday afternoon Al-Jazeera English correspondent Peter Greste, who along with two colleagues had been jailed for more than a year by the Egyptian government, was winging his way to Cyprus to eventually return to his family in Australia.
Women played a significant role in the 2011-2013 revolutions that shook the heart of the Arab world, as well as in the succeeding turmoil.