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  • Egyptian aviatrix Lotfia Nady commemorated in a Google 'doodle'

    Egyptian aviatrix Lotfia Nady commemorated in a Google 'doodle'
    Archive photos show an indomitable-looking young woman in flight goggles and an old-style leather helmet, ready to take to the cockpit of a 1930s-era prop plane. On Wednesday, pioneering Egyptian aviatrix Lotfia Nady was commemorated on what would...
  • Abu Dhabi Festival: Egyptian Filmmaker Amr Waked Reflects on Local Film Biz

    Egyptian filmmaker Amr Waked is Egypt's biggest international star, seen most recently in Luc Besson's "Lucy." At the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Waked is wearing two hats: he is the producer of director Ibrahim El Batout's "El Ott," an organ-trafficking...
  • Egypt court sends eight men to prison for 'inciting debauchery'

    In Egypt, it isn’t a crime to be homosexual – at least in theory. But a high-profile court case, resulting in three-year prison terms handed down to Saturday to eight defendants for “inciting debauchery,” pointed up the...
  • Standing in solidarity

    More than 200 people attended a recent solidarity service for persecuted Christians in the Middle East at Temple Beth El in Hollywood. The Jewish Federation of Broward County, the Broward Pastors' Network, and Temple Beth El co-sponsored this service....
  • Egypt's sad record on human rights

    To the editor: Yes, Egypt is an important ally and deserves some financial support. But Ahmed H. Zewail's attempt to minimize Egypt's human rights problems is not persuasive. ("Don't cut aid to Egypt: The hopeful case for supporting Egyptian President...
  • U.S. is short-sighted in Egypt

    U.S. is short-sighted in Egypt
    Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi celebrated his recent return from the U.S. by imprisoning prominent opposition blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah for participating in a peaceful demonstration. Historically, Washington's renewed pledges of massive military aid have...
  • Did George Orwell's '1984' prompt an Egyptian student's arrest?

    Did George Orwell's '1984' prompt an Egyptian student's arrest?
    An Egyptian college student carrying a copy of George Orwell's novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" was arrested in Cairo, raising questions about free speech under the country's government with President Abdel Fattah Sisi. The student, whose name was...
  • Editor's choice: 'The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014'

    Editor's choice: 'The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014'
    Despite my best efforts, I can't keep track of everything I want to read. Aside from the obvious weekly and monthly literary magazines and journals, there are others I see inconsistently, but approach with the fervor of a high school sweetheart —...
  • Egyptian court acquits doctor in female genital mutilation case

    An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor who was charged with carrying out a female genital mutilation procedure that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl last year. Dr. Raslan Fadl and the father of the dead girl were the first Egyptians to...
  • At least 18 killed in Egypt building collapse

    At least 18 killed in Egypt building collapse
    An eight-floor residential building collapsed overnight in Cairo, killing at least 18 people and injuring seven others, security sources said on Tuesday, adding that the casualty figure was expected to rise. Emergency services, soldiers and neighbors...
  • Islamist protests in Egypt fizzle amid clampdown; at least 3 dead

    Two Egyptian army officers were killed in targeted attacks Friday, officials said, even as a government clampdown appeared to have staved off a call by Islamist groups for mass protests, which would have been the first such large-scale street unrest in...