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  • 'Liberty's Torch' reveals a statue with a storied past

    'Liberty's Torch' reveals a statue with a storied past
    Frederic Auguste Bartholdi is an all-but-forgotten figure in American history. He was, however, responsible for one of the most enduring symbols of the United States: the Statue of Liberty. A Frenchman from Alsace, he conceived, designed, sold and...
  • Egypt: Two police brass killed trying to defuse bombs near palace

    A series of bomb blasts near Egypt’s presidential palace killed two senior police officials and injured 10 other people on Monday, officials and media reports said, two days after another deadly explosion struck the capital. The three bombings...
  • Egypt's World Cup dilemma: Pay TV or free Israeli broadcast?

    For World Cup fans in Egypt, it’s a dilemma: Many are torn between their love of soccer and an abiding distaste for Israel. Rather than paying hefty subscriptions to watch the matches on a Qatar-owned sports channel, Egyptian viewers can access...
  • Traveling abroad casts doubt on American exceptionalism

    Having lived abroad for much of my adult life, it feels a little odd cheering the U.S. in the World Cup. Rooting for the U.S. to beat up Ghana seems almost sadistic. I cheer with equal fervor for the few athletes Jordan, Egypt and Qatar send to global...
  • Despite ridicule, Egypt pushes ahead with AIDS, hepatitis 'cure'

    Egypt’s military on Saturday pressed ahead with promotion of a fanciful device it claims can diagnose and cure AIDS and hepatitis, announcing that it would be tested in the next six months on larger numbers of patients in army hospitals. It was...
  • Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef cancels his television show

    In another sign of the silencing of dissent in Egypt, a popular political satirist, Bassem Youssef, announced Monday that his weekly television show had come to an end. Speculation had grown about the fate of the prime-time show, “The Program"...
  • Saudi king's visit key show of support for Egypt and its new president

    Saudi king's visit key show of support for Egypt and its new president
    The meeting lasted all of half an hour, and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah did not even leave his plane, parked on the tarmac at Cairo's international airport. But the brief encounter Friday night between the Saudi monarch and Egypt's newly inaugurated...
  • Egypt Denies Visa For Syrian Helmer Mohamed Malas To Head Ismailia Fest Jury

    Prominent Syrian auteur Mohamed Malas ("Ladder To Damascus") is being denied an entry visa into Egypt where he had been invited to preside the jury at the Ismailia Intl. Film Festival. An Ismailia fest rep said Egyptian authorities have not commented...
  • Lionsgate Has Franchise Fever, Looks to Duplicate 'Hunger Games' Success

    With the first two "Hunger Games" films having grossed $1.5 billion worldwide and "Divergent" launched successfully, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer has touted the studio's focus on creating more franchises. Feltheimer listed "Now You See Me," "Mortdecai,"...
  • Death sentences upheld in Egypt for 183 defendants; others cleared

    An Egyptian court Saturday upheld its death sentences for 183 defendants, including the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, while reversing the convictions of nearly 500 other previously condemned men. The latest verdict can still be appealed to a...
  • Saudi king visits Egypt in sign of solidarity for el-Sissi

    RIYADH Saudi King Abdullah arrived Friday in Cairo on a visit aimed at showing solidarity for recently elected President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. State televised live images of el-Sissi boarding Abdullah's plane to welcome him during the Saudi monarch's...