When sectarian violence erupted a year ago in Khesous and led to the unprecedented attack on the Coptic Cathedral of St. Mark, religious and human rights groups condemned the violence.
On April 5, 2013, sectarian violence erupted in the town of Khesous in Qalyubia, another instance of what remains a serious problem across the country. Although sectarianism has long plagued
In the sweltering heat of Cairo’s Maadi suburb, American inventor and engineer Frank Shuman broke ground on his Number One Sun Engine in June 1913. This, the world’s first solar-thermal
“I will not vote again. I don’t want to get deceived again,” Ahmed, a low-income Egyptian doorman in his early 20’s, told me when I asked him about the political
Cassandra, the legendary princess of Troy whose name meant “she who entangles men,” was a beautiful woman. So beautiful was she, in fact, that the Greek god Apollo wanted her
Since the fall of the Ben Ali regime in 2011, Tunisia has faced a growing tide of jihadi violence that threatens to derail the country’s promising democratic transition. Jihadi violence
Translated by Amir Beshay Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, the political scene in Egypt has always incorporated images of Gamal Abdel Nasser, as well as Nasserist vocabulary, politicians,
By most accounts, Field Marshal Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi is predicted to be a candidate in the Egyptian presidential elections of 2014. Despite not having formally announced his intention to run, many
The Egyptian government says that the power will stay on 24 hours a day this summer, even though it also says that it cannot import the fuel needed to keep
Any propaganda has an expiration date, and this hysteria of a great Egypt and Sisi as its savior has no real ground to stand on.