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Stories about Egypt

21 May 2014

Mubarak is a Thief Hashtag Greets his Three-Year Prison Sentence

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to three years in prison for embezzling state funds. Wry bloggers wonder why the sentence is so lenient.

18 April 2014

Arab World: Farewell Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"My heart is sad tonight," tweets Jordanian Shaden Abdelrahman after learning of the death of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

1 April 2014

Muslims Don't Lie .. Ever

Despite warnings, that jumping on the April Fool's bandwagon would lead to hell, netizens across the Arab world, used the day to criticise their governments.

24 March 2014

Egypt Sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters to Death

Egypt today [March 24] sentenced 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death for their roles in violent riots in Minya, in Upper Egypt, last August.

23 March 2014

Video: Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah Released on Bail

Celebrations continue as prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah is released from jail. In his first tweet after his release, the activist vows to "continue" the struggle.

20 March 2014

The ‘Happy’ Videos of Middle East and North Africa

From Lebanon to Morocco, passing by Jordan, Israel, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunis, and Algeria, it seems like the MENA region is filled with people willing to just be...

7 March 2014

Egyptian Woman: “Shut Up Your Mouse Obama!”

Watch this video of an Egyptian woman asking US President Barak Obama to "shut up your mouse [mouth]," which is making the rounds.

Saudi Arabia Lists Muslim Brotherhood as a Terrorist Organisation

Saudi Arabia has declared the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation. Netizens wonder what will happen to MB members in nearby countries, like Bahrain.

5 March 2014

100 Days in Prison without Trial: The Story of Alaa Abd El Fattah

Prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah completed his 100th day in prison without trial today. Watch this video to find out about his case and more.

4 March 2014

Code Pink's Medea Benjamin Brutally Arrested by Egyptian Police

Famous US Peace activist and co-founder of Code Pink Medea Benjamin was detained and violently handcuffed without explanation by the Egyptian police, breaking her arm. She tweets her ordeal.

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