via Al JazeeraMorning, sunshines! Today will be relatively warm with a high of 38, but we can't seem to get away from that wintry mix.
Protests in Egypt are entering their 12th day today after yesterday's "Day of Departure." Al Jazeera reports that the morning has been peaceful, although the milita ... More >>
With the government curfew lifted and military roadblocks encircling the city of Cairo, Tuesday is shaping up to be the biggest day of protest yet as the ongoing general strike may top one million marchers tomorrow, according to organizers hoping to oust President Hosni Mubarak. Al Jazeera English ( ... More >>
via ReutersThe latest out of Egypt: thousands of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square are demonstrating, even though the military is firing shots into the air to scare them off. New protests are also being reported in Alexandria Suez. Yesterday, Pres. Mubarak appointed Omar Suleiman (whom the Time ... More >>
via CNNThe Middle East is getting absolutely bonkers. There's a lot going on right now and it's moving really fast, so Weekend Links are going to be a little Egypt-centric today. Al Jazeera is reporting that around 1,000 Egyptians have stormed the interior ministry in Cairo; they're also reporting t ... More >>
Diplomatic relations between the United States and Egypt have been strained and "delicate" for years, according to new cables released by the government-bearing organization WikiLeaks on Friday morning, as protests in Cairo turned violent. Thousands are braving police violence, including the use of ... More >>
""recoverycouch.jpg" viaIt happens: some mornings you get to work without having been home the night before and you pull a freshly starched white shirt from the bottom drawer of your desk, you brush your teeth under the fluorescent light of the men's room with one of those little things you p ... More >>
Al Jazeera English, which can be found on Youtube, has pretty incredible international food coverage, including a series called Street Food--in-depth, 10 minute stories on cultural foodways from Fez to Sicily to Jamaica. Check out the story about Zanzibar, which revolves around the history of the s ... More >>
A few of these I stole from actual drag queens, while others were made up in the sequined closet of my mind. But wherever they were born, these super fun drag names are all tucked and pretty and begging to be ripped off by any lady with razor stubble.
Kitty Porn, Sue Veneer, Bessie Mae Mucho, Sybil ... More >>
The frightening Taliban invasion of the Afghan capital Kabul, courtesy of Al Jazeera's Todd Baer. Compare the CNN and Al Jazeera stories.
Bailout? If by accident of birth, you were in Kabul yesterday, you'd be dying to bail out. You would have been running for your life while crazed Taliban storm ... More >>
The Congo War: a report by Al Jazeera from this past November.
The deadliest war since World War II — the slaughter in the Congo — drags on and on amid relatively little notice.
Arabs and Jews are still killing each other, and Israel's about to elect an even harder-line government.
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Al Jazeera's morning report, proving once again that it's ridiculous censorship for U.S. cable outlets to not carry the Arab world's most powerful news outlet.
Dick Cheney's dream of an imperial vice presidency lording over all the world's oil fields is now officially dead.
President Barack Obam ... More >>
"Gaza medics in the line of fire," from Al Jazeera
Congratulations to the New York Times. The word "war" made it into a front-page story this morning about Israel's war on Gaza.
Ethan Bronner's piece even sports the word in its headline: "Gaza War Role Is Political Lift for Ex-Premier."
As I ... More >>
Al Jazeera reporting on the war in Gaza
Will somebody please call this a war?
You won't find the word "war" in this morning's lede story in the New York Times on Israel's bombardment and invasion of Gaza.
Is the Times afraid of offending New York's Jews, especially the right-wing Jewish establ ... More >>