After a hard-fought battle with the Bureau of Prisons, Brooklyn lawyer Lynne Stewart lost her bid for a compassionate release from jail. The 73-year-old was diagnosed with breast cancer even before she was jailed in 2009, and her condition continued to deteriorate.
Lara Logan in CairoAs the deaths of photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Honros sadly reminded us last week, journalists continue to face dangers all over the globe, and especially in the volatile Middle East, where a rash of uprisings have created historic opportunities to capture news, ... More >>
Maikel Nabil, a 25-year-old Egyptian blogger, has been sentenced to 3 years in prison after criticizing the military for supporting "the corruption and anti-democratic practices" of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Nabil, who describes himself on Twitter as an "Egyptian Blogger, Activ ... More >>
For New York archaeology students, a planned semester studying ruins in Egypt turned into a round trip back to Manhattan
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CBS News announced yesterday that correspondent Lara Logan was attacked and sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square on February 11, amid celebrations following the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. The outpouring of support for Logan online was immediate, as news organizations, blogs, and T ... More >>
photo via CBS NewsCBS News reports that correspondent Lara Logan was attacked and sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square. She was covering the celebrations after Hosni Mubarak's resignation on February 11 when she became separated from her team and security.
According to unconfirmed reports, including from the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who resigned last week after almost three weeks of violent protests in his country, is in a coma. Other (pro-government) sources say that the 82-year-old former presi ... More >>
NYPD via NYDNMorning! Good news: It will be a positively balmy high of 39 today. The Brooklyn man who stabbed his father to death yesterday has been caught this morning after killing his ex-girlfriend and her mother and stabbing two others. As the Post puts it, 23-year-old Maksim Gelman "resurfa ... More >>
Hosni Mubarak, president of Egypt for three decades, "has waived the office of president," said Vice President Omar Suleiman in a speech that lasted less than a minute at 6:00 p.m. local Egypt time today, Friday February 11, 2011, eighteen days after massive protests started in Cairo. The arm ... More >>
President Obama addressed the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at the White House this afternoon. He lauded the peaceful nature of the protests, as well as the patriotism and restraint of Egypt's military. "The people of Egypt have spoken," he said, "Egypt will never be the sam ... More >>
Hosni Mubarak's resignation as President of Egypt today has left an immense vacuum in world politics. Yes, this means that he is no longer 20th on Parade Magazine's List of the World's Worst Dictators. Who will slide into his now-vacant slot? We've got the scoop! SPOILER ALERT: Do not click " ... More >>
On the seventeenth day of protests in Egypt, Hosni Mubarak may finally be stepping down, according to reports from Britain's Channel 4 News. Mubarak is expected to transfer power to his newly appointed vice president, Omar Suleiman. Lindsey Hilsum, a Channel 4 reported, said on Twitter that H ... More >>
Despite reports that President Hosni Mubarak would step down today, the maligned Egyptian leader took to state television and announced that he would be fulfilling his term. He reiterated his February 1 speech in which he said he would not be running for reelection in September, and that it i ... More >>
viaWael Ghonim, the Google marketing executive in the Middle East and North Africa, was freed yesterday after being held by the Egyptian government for nearly two weeks. Today, he was back in Tahrir Square demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. An NPR reporter credits Ghonim wi ... More >>
Wael Ghonim, the Google marketing executive in charge of the Middle Eastern and North African regions, who jumped into the Egyptian protests only to be snatched up by government authorities, is now safe and free, tweeting Monday around 8 p.m. Cairo time, "Freedom is a bless that deserves figh ... More >>
Hosni Mubarak, the embattled Egyptian dictator, is for sale on eBay with bidding still at the low, low price of $90.00 at the moment, with only 12 bids in. From Art Threat comes news of the odd auction, which says that "100% of the final sale price will support Oxfam America."
Anonymous -- the scattered, non-hierarchical and anarchistic hacker group best known for their prolonged campaign against Scientology -- have transitioned recently not only into a pro-WikiLeaks group, but also into fervent supporters of revolution in the Middle East. Yesterday, about 500 memb ... More >>
Just not yet! This according to ABC News' Christiane Amanpour, chased through the streets of Cairo just yesterday, who today became the first journalist to see Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak since protests broke out on January 25.
Egyptian State TelevisionEgyptian President Hosni Mubarak has announced he will not to seek reelection. This follows reports that President Obama suggested the leader, who has been the subject of protests across Egypt, step down.
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 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 >>
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