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To distract us from all the horrible things in the world, here’s a great story on how a Catholic library in Cairo began collecting street-level Islamic religious texts in the 1950s and have compiled an invaluable collection of material that would have otherwise been lost. This is the by the scholar, as Islamic woman herself, […]

Sunken Cities

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On January 7, 2016

Rather than start off our day with the usual doom and gloom, how about something cool? Like the rediscovery of an Egyptian city that was known about but not thought to be important until more excavati

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Egypt and Organized Labor

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On September 18, 2015
Given how little coverage organized labor in the United States receives in this country, it’s hardly surprising than when talking about international events, the news media really ignores labor. But of course the internal dynamics of other nations has a profound effect on the labor movements of those nations. That includes Egypt. This is an […]

Not the Onion

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On August 21, 2014

Ouch: Egypt on Tuesday urged U.S. authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri – echoing language Washington used to caution Egypt as i

Pinochet Nostalgia

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On July 5, 2013

The Wall Street Journal, openly pining for Augusto Pinochet: Mr. Obama also requested a review of U.S. aid to Egypt, but cutting that off now would be a mistake. Unpopular as America is in Egypt, $1.3

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