Egypt Mostly Mainstream Newslinks for 24 February, 2011

24 February, 2011 —

Upheaval Jolts Israel and Raises New Worry
New York Times
A Palestinian near the border with Egypt last month at Rafah, in Gaza. New
governments in the Arab world may increase support for the Palestinian
cause. By STEVEN ERLANGER CASABLANCA, Morocco — The old certainties of
the Middle East have been upended, …

13 more OFWs from Libya cross into Egypt
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday reported 13 more
overseas Filipino workers (OFW) from conflict-ridden Libya have entered
Egypt and are on their way to Cairo. In a text message, DFA spokesperson Ed
Malaya said the 13 are on their way …

Egypt confirms assassination attempt on Suleiman
By DPA Tags: Egypt protests Israel news Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed
Abul-gheit confirmed that former Vice President Omar Suleiman had survived
an assassination attempt earlier this month, media reported on Thursday. An
unknown group opened fire on …

Second batch of Chinese head home from Libya
SALUM, Egypt, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) — A second group of 372 Chinese evacuated
from riot-torn Libya entered Egypt at midnight Thursday and immediately
headed for Cairo to catch a plane home. All of the evacuated are
construction managers and workers with …

Germany offers Egypt aid, encourages tourist return (Roundup)
Monsters and
Cairo – German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Thursday offered both
aid and trade to Egypt as the new government in Cairo attempts to provide
jobs for Egyptians after this month’s uprising. In a key move, the visiting
minister cancelled his …

Russia attacks Google over Egypt ‘manipulation’
Igor Sechin told a reporter for the Wall Street Journal that, ‘we need to
more closely examine what has happened in Egypt. See, what senior managers
of Google have been doing in Egypt, what kind of manipulations of the
energy of the people took place …

Former mass media officials arrested in Egypt
Al-Adli has been accused of money laundering and the undermining the
security of Egypt. An investigation was conducted for the purpose of
finding out whether or not the ex-interior minister was involved in the
unrest that swept the country during the …

Egyptian Youth to Clinton: Where Was the Support?
Fox News
Egypt’s young people, fresh off of toppling a 30-year dictatorship through
the help of social media, used that technology to grill Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, asking her why the US didn’t express support
for the revolution sooner. …

S. Africa Farmers Shun Libya, Target Sudan Bananas, Egypt Grapes
24 (Bloomberg) — South Africa’s biggest farmers union, Agri SA, said its
members are seeking to expand into Egypt, Morocco and Sudan while putting
plans to enter Libya on hold because of violence in that country. Members
of the Pretoria-based union …

Like Egypt, people at Statehouse want a say in things that affect their lives
Chillicothe Gazette
Ohio is not Egypt, of course, but if public employees lose the right to sit
down and talk with their employers, they will just have to “shut up” about
their grievances and their ideas for improving their services — or resort
to the kinds of …

Scars show as Libya drowns in blood
Asia Times Online
By Victor Kotsev TEL AVIV – Libya is not Tunisia or Egypt. This is the new
mantra of the international media and the more prominent political
analysts, after at least a week spent in – largely fruitless – attempts to
apply a common denominator to all …

Egypt detains ex-information minister, state TV boss
CAIRO, Feb 24, 2011 (AFP) – Egyptian police detained former information
minister Anas al-Fikki and former state broadcasting chief Osama al-Sheikh
on Thursday as part of a probe into alleged graft under ousted president
Hosni Mubarak, …

Egypt’s Tourism Industry Faces Sharp Reversal
New York Times
By EMAD MEKAY CAIRO — Egypt’s tourism industry is losing $1 billion a
month as tourists avoid the country in the wake of the revolution that
toppled Hosni Mubarak as president. Tourists strolled on a beachfront
promenade at a hotel in the Red Sea …

Revolution signals new dawn for Egypt’s women
Nehad Abolkomsan, chair of the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights, said: “I
believe sexual harassment in Egypt had a political reason. Political
frustration was a big reason. “I believe now it can be eliminated. It won’t
just be like pushing a button, …

Some million Egyptians attempt to flee riot-torn Libya
RIA Novosti
SALLOUM (Egypt, border with Libya) February 24 (RIA Novosti) – Egyptians
consisting the largest group of foreigners in Libya are taking great pains
to flee the riot-torn country, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported on
Thursday. Egypt’s domestic market …

Egypt opens canal to Iranian navy
The National
TEL AVIV // Egypt allowed two Iranian naval ships to sail through the Suez
Canal yesterday for the first time in decades, in a move that angered
Israel and reflected a possible Iranian bid to expand its influence in the
Middle East. …

Egypt’s ‘Day of Rage’ not inspired by Chicago rampage
Los Angeles Times
Egypt’s ‘Day of Rage’ has a familiar ring in Chicago. But the phrase has
Arab, not American, roots and the outcomes of the protests are worlds
apart. Egyptian demonstrators turn out in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Feb. 4
to demand President Hosni Mubarak’s …,0,4518582.story

Egypt cotton mills whir again after army, workers reach pact
Los Angeles Times
That’s good news for tough-minded textile workers such as Kamal Mohammed
Fayomy — and also for the military rulers struggling to keep Egypt’s
economy from stalling in the wake of the national uprising that toppled
President Hosni Mubarak after three …,0,3181466.story

Sex Ratio Does Magic in China Amid Egypt Effect: William Pesek
A common thread linking events in Egypt, Bahrain, Tunisia, Libya and
elsewhere is big populations of disaffected youth. They’re angry about
greed, corruption, the rich-poor divide and unaccountable leaders. Many
Chinese harbor similar gripes, …

Canadians support cautious approach to Egypt uprising: poll
Montreal Gazette
A new poll shows most Canadians approve of this low-key country’s approach
to the strife in Egypt. OTTAWA — Nearly three-quarters of Canadians
support the federal government’s subdued approach to the Egyptian uprising
and the collapse of the Hosni …

Egypt’s Jewel Of A Library Reopens, Thanks To Demonstrators
NPR (blog)
When Egypt’s army asserted itself during the country’s recent unrest, a
main goal was to protect historical sites. But when it came to the Library
of Alexandria, the demonstrators protected the building themselves — by
forming a human chain around it. …

Mara To Sponsor Students Back To Egypt, Says Mohd Shafie
PUTRAJAYA, Feb 24 (Bernama) — Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) will sponsor
plane tickets for 700 of its 1500 students to resume their studies in
Egypt, said Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie
Apdal. He said the 700 were brought …

Arab League urged to condemn Gaddafi by angry protesters in Egypt
The Guardian
He was referring to the date on which Egypt’s 18-day revolution erupted,
toppling the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak and sending shockwaves across
the region. “The men in there have to decide whose side they are on, this
is their final chance,” added …

Egypt Air in dire straights
By Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN | Feb 23, 2011 (eTN) – Information was received
from usually well-informed airline sources that Egypt Air, a member of the
global Star Alliance, is seeking assistance from fellow member airlines in
need of more aircraft to …

‘Murky network’
BBC News
By Frank Gardner BBC security correspondent Unlike in Egypt or Tunisia, it
is not the conventional military that holds the balance of power in Libya.
Instead, it is a murky network of paramilitary brigades, “revolutionary
committees” of trusted …

Egypt: acquittals in drive-by shooting of Christians
Catholic Culture
An Egyptian state security court has acquitted two men “known to be
accomplices” in the January 2010 drive-by shooting of seven people
outside a Coptic church in southern Egypt, according to the US Commission
on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) …

Middle East Upheaval Roils Decade-Long Expansion of US Exports to Region
Protests that toppled leaders in Egypt and Tunisia this year have spread to
Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and Iran, threatening to unseat those governments.
Escalating violence and deaths this week led US companies to recall
executives, and contributed to a …

Egypt’s Lecico Q4 net falls, sees weak 2011
Reuters Africa
Much of Egypt’s economy ground to a halt after the political protests that
ousted President Hosni Mubarak erupted on January 25, and has been only
slowly returning to normality. Fourth-quarter consolidated and unaudited
net profit fell 61 percent to …

Probe of violence, mass escapes from Egypt prisons
The Associated Press
CAIRO (AP) — It remains one of the many murky chapters of Egypt’s
uprising — how did one-fourth of the nation’s prisoners manage to escape
and at least 120 end up dead, most in a single chaotic weekend? Some allege
the mass prison break was …

Egypt style revolution can happen in Pakistan: Imran
File Photo by AFP PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) or Pakistan
movement for justice chief, Imran Khan implied that a national uprising
like Egypt and Tunisia can also happen in Pakistan and asked his young
followers to be ready for coming out …

Opinion: Will Egypt’s Revolution Be in Vain?
AOL News
In my native Egypt, my eyes were covered, my clothes ripped off. I was
anchored in a dark room reciting Koranic verses to myself with a tone of
desperation. That was when I had consciousness, because for a lot of the
time I was there, but not there. …

Building a Parallel Web During Egypt’s Revolution – Maureen …
By Maureen Farrell
In September 2009, Ziad Sultan decided that the world wide web needed more
democracy. “People talk about social media but I don’t see it as a
conversation. It’s just a bunch of people tweeting at each other,” says
Sultan, 29, …

Egypt: Flag Unites Mosque and Church · Global Voices
By Juliana Rincón Parra
Wael Ghonim shared this video through Twitter: “Thats the real face of
Egypt. Young Egyptians connect a mosque and a church with the Egyptian
flag.” Tweet · reddit · StumbleUpon · delicious · Instapaper. More
stories about Egypt …

Yoga Began In Africa (Ancient Egypt) | PraiseHouston – Praise 92.1 …
By The Spirit
It is a little-known fact that Yoga first began in Africa, specifically
Kemet ( ancient Egypt)

Strikes continue in Egypt despite military threats – Infoshop News
Despite threats from Egypt’s new military government that the wave of
strikes which has swept the country will no longer be tolerated, 15000
workers at Misr Spinning and Weaving in Al-Mahalla al-Kubra are continuing
a strike and sit in. …

Egypt, the Middle East and the Obama Doctrine :: Hudson New York
The most common – but incorrect—description of the storm that has just
shaken Egypt is that it was born spontaneously of a large popular
discontent. There was and still is discontent among the Egyptian people,
but the spark that …

The World By Mark: Yemen violence after Egypt protests
By Mark
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Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood & the Gullible Amnesia of the …
By sheikyermami
The Muslim Brotherhood, according to the conventional wisdom on the left,
is now a responsible Egyptian political organization that will compete in
the first free elections Egypt has known since the late 1940s. …

Faculty panel discusses impact of Egypt protests | ASU News | The …
By Christina Tetreault
More than 100 people packed into Barrett, the Honors College Cottonwood
classroom Wednesday evening on the Tempe campus to participate in a panel
discussion on the Egyptian Revolution and the growing unrest across the
Middle East.

The Popular Uprising in Egypt: The Military Machine Remains Intact …
By Debbie
Change is forthcoming. Whose interests will it serve? Those of Washington
and Brussels or those of the grassroots movements in North Africa and

ResoluteReader: Rabab El-Mahdi & Philip Marfleet – Egypt: The …
By Resolute Reader
Egypt’s Mubarak held on for longer, but as the mass of people in Cairo’s
Tahrir Square refused to give up in the face of the state’s repressive
force and strikes broke out across the country, even he couldn’t remain in
power. …

Why so much terrorism and fundamentalism in Egypt? |
By Guest
Ayman al Zawahiri the senior leader of Al Qaeda is from Egypt. Egypt is an
ancient country. Why so much fundamentalism and terrorism in Egypt? Is it
because of.

Coptic Christian priest killed in Egypt, setting off new protests …
By persecution
He says neighbours reported seeing several masked men leaving the apartment
and shouting “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great,” suggesting the
killing was motivated by the divide between Egypt’s Muslims and its
minority Coptic community. …

Egypt revolution and rise of internet democracy “ Mostly Economics
By Amol Agrawal
Starting with Egypt, we have Tunisia, Libya and many more countries in
middle east and north africa (MENA region). Apart from many geopolitcal
concerns, it has led to serious risks over prices of oil and inflation
going forward. …

Middle East Institute Discussion on Israel and Egypt | C-SPAN
The Middle East Institute in Washington hosted a discussion on the Middle
East peace process in the wake of regime change in Egypt and continued
political unrest in the region. The speakers were former Congressman Robert
Wexler (D-FL) …

Experiments in Democracy: Egypt, Tunisia and the US | Climate …
By Global Justice Ecology Project
The people in the streets in Tunisia and Egypt, it is quite clear, are
willing to disrupt their daily lives, their national economies, their
entire society; they are facing the possibility of arrest, injury or even
death to establish …

EA WorldView – Home – From Tunisia/Egypt to Libya/Iran: Notes of …
By James Miller
In Egypt, websites had been following the political degradation for at
least a year. There were serious signs of trouble, long before the main
stream media followed the story, with rigged elections, persecution of
political dissent, …

The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens to defer non-
essential travel to Egypt. This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel
Warning dated …

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