Posts Tagged “Egypt”

UN Human Rights group urges Egypt to release songwriter El Behairy

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UN Human Rights group urges Egypt to release songwriter El Behairy

UN Human Rights group urges Egypt to release songwriter El Behairy UN human rights experts* have urged Egyptian authorities to release poet Galal El Behairy, who has been detained since February for writing a song critical of government policies. Mr. El Bahairy wrote the lyrics to the song ‘Balaha’, performed by Ramy Essam, and released…

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Soccer and Politics in a Day of Glory

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Soccer and Politics in a Day of Glory

Soccer and Politics in a Day of Glory There is a vicious circle here, the French mainstream media act with hypocrisy because of the perception the Adopter has developed vis-à-vis the Adopted. By Abdennour Toumi Soccer is a social activity within the community that is contrary to circumstantial triumphalism and seed nationalism; it is about…

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A version of Arab Spring impacts Saudis

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A version of Arab Spring impacts Saudis

A version of Arab Spring impacts Saudis By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz If Saudi Arabia is seeking “serious” political and social reform, it may be an indication that the Arab Spring is still active. For those who may have forgotten about the serial street uprisings, it is fair to say that the 2011 and 2012 events…

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CPJ urges Egypt to release journalists on trial for false news

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CPJ urges Egypt to release journalists on trial for false news

CPJ urges Egypt to release journalists on trial for false news Washington, D.C., July 10, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to drop the charges against a group of journalists held in pretrial detention for false news and release the journalists immediately. Cairo’s national security prosecutor on July 4 charged at least…

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Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa

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Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa

Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa The role of tipping in the Arab World in tourism and the economy is important. To most Western tourists particularly Americans, the question of tipping is normal, like adding sales tax to the bill, but in the Middle East, however, the question of tipping, and add to it…

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Video: el-Sisi defends re-election in face of international criticism

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Video: el-Sisi defends re-election in face of international criticism

Video: el-Sisi defends re-election in face of international criticism Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi was re-elected to a second term as President of Egypt. The 6th elected President of Egypt, el-Sisi was elected to office in 2014 following a military coup he led that removed President Mohamed Morsi from office the previous year…

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