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  • Internet Kill Switch Here? Lieberman Bill Causes Worry

    Should the president be given emergency powers to control the Internet in a crisis? The recent Internet shut-off in Egypt has some wondering whether legislation recently introduced by Joe Lieberman and other senators hands the government a "kill switch."
  • Film Review: 'Um Ghayeb: Mother of the Unborn'

    LOS ANGELES ( - Grounded in a sense of place and far richer in personality and understanding than might be expected from a brief synopsis, "Um Ghayeb: Mother of the Unborn" is a nuanced, moving portrait of a barren woman in rural Egypt. On the...

    White vans and pickups: sending signals from behind the wheel

    Automobiles are supposed to get you from Point A to Point B. They can also get you into trouble, even if you aren't driving or riding in one, because they possess potent social symbolism. Emily Thornberry, a Labour member of the U.K. parliament, learned...

    Egypt opens Rafah crossing to stranded Palestinians bound for Gaza

    Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Wednesday for the first time in a month to allow thousands of stranded Palestinians to return to the Gaza Strip, border officials said. However, the frontier remained closed in the other direction, making it...

    19 killed in Cairo apartment block collapse

    CAIRO Nineteen people were killed and eight injured on Tuesday when a condemned apartment building in Cairo collapsed, Egyptian officials said. Civil defense officials said a demolition order had been issued for the building three years ago due to its...