Tag Archives: Egypt

World wrap: DSK at Rikers, Palestinians join ‘Arab spring?’ Gaddafi envoys to Moscow

Where in the world is IMF chief Dominique Strauss Kahn?

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Open Thread: Who are your ‘Mideast Rising’ Twitter MVPs

The Egyptian uprising, and the spreading revolutionary trend throughout the Arab and Muslim world, is making Twitter (and Facebook) a central player in the international media dynamic. So TRR Readers, I’m asking you to help me compile a list of … Continue reading

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The Egyptian uprising: 6 media winners **UPDATED with reader nominations

The Egyptian revolution was an exhilarating experience for those of us who watched it unfold on television and on the Internet — which of course cannot compare to the experience of those who lived it firsthand. But among the many … Continue reading

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Flashback: President Barack Obama’s 2009 Cairo Speech (video and transcript) Plus: latest news/analysis

The following speech was delivered at Cairo University on June 4, 2009: Full text after the jump, plus: when America talks about “freedom…”

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Ha’aretz: Mubarak ‘slammed U.S. in pre-resignation phone call’ – Plus: Palestinians dream of Cairo

Egyptian ex-president Hosni Mubarak had some choice words for the Obama administration in a phonecall to an Israeli lawmaker shortly before he resigned, Ha’aretz reports via Reuters.

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President Obama on Egypt: ‘There is something in the soul that cries out for freedom’

“… Those cries were heard in Tahrir Square.”

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Friday video vault: Youssou N’Dour: ‘Chimes of Freedom’

Well done, Egyptian people. A bit of that further south on the continent, s’il vous plait. Merci bien! BTW on this Liberation Day for Egypt, it is also the 21st anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s liberation from Robin Island prison in … Continue reading

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**UPDATED:’18 day Egyptian revolution forces Mubarak out

UPDATE 3:02: MSNBC reports Israel officials are still mum on the Egyptian revolution, but to the extent Israelis are talking, it’s not in positive terms: The Israeli government has so far remained mum on Mubarak’s resignation, but former Israeli officials … Continue reading

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**UPDATE: Mubarak defies the world

UPDATE 10:21 PM: CNN is reporting that the Egyptian ambassador to the United States called in to the network to refute the notion that Hosni Mubarak did not step aside tonight, saying Vice President Omar Suleiman is the “de facto … Continue reading

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Frank Wisner, Egypt, and the inside game

The rather unfortunate comments of Frank Wisner, the former ambassador dispatched by the U.S. State Department last week to prod Hosni Mubarak to go, have brought him into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Mr. Wisner, it turns out, … Continue reading

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