Present and Tense

My wife calls me a mule. I call her Forty Acres. Together we're the perfect couple, a dream of emancipation running across oceans of color, creed, and common sense. Last

Nabil Shawkat Nabil Shawkat

Look who's watching?

An explosion has already been heard in Iran. Not the nuclear kind the world is dreading. This one is softer, curvier (some makes come with an unusually short fuse) and

Alaa Abdel-Ghani Alaa Abdel-Ghani

An affordable goal

CAIRO: Shisha first found its way into the land of the Nile with the Ottoman conquest in the early 19th Century. It is the modern shisha, however, that is uniquely

Joseph Mayton Joseph Mayton

Activists, journalists condemn Al-Jazeera reporter's arrest

CAIRO: Press freedom activists and journalists condemned the arrest of satellite TV news station Al-Jazeera s Cairo bureau chief Hussein Abdel Ghani on Wednesday, calling it an attack on journalists

Daily Star Egypt Staff Daily Star Egypt Staff

Reform, before it is too late

CAIRO: It wasn't long into the aftermath of the latest Sinai bombing that the people in Dahab, and the rest of the country, began anxiously pondering who was responsible for


Mubarak arrives in Jordan for talks with king

AQABA, Jordan: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak arrived in Aqaba for talks with King Abdullah II on aiding the Palestinians amid a growing Western boycott, an official with Jordan s royal

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Egypt renews state of emergency for two years

CAIRO: Egypt s parliament approved the renewal of the state of emergency for two years Sunday, a controversial measure the country s premier justified with a recent wave of bombings

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One killed as Egypt sweeps Sinai for bomb suspects

CAIRO: An Egyptian was killed Sunday in clashes that broke out when police raided northern Sinai to hunt down the group responsible for the deadly bombings in Dahab, the interior

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Egypt detains two in bomb attack investigations

CAIRO: Egyptian police have detained two men they said drove people suspected of involvement in bomb attacks in the resort of Dahab and north Sinai, the state MENA news agency

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Emergency law fails to quell terror, say activists

CAIRO: Activists say that a triple bomb attack in the Red Sea resort town of Dahab on Monday is proof that a long-standing emergency law is ineffective in combating terror.

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