Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/18781/all en Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/egypt <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-section-nav-icon"> <div class="field-label">Navigation Icon:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_section_nav_icon" width="300" height="127" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/nav-icons/nav-icon-egypt.png?1294160737" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-section-article-icon"> <div class="field-label">In-Article Icons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_section_article_icon" width="97" height="97" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/section-icons/section-icon-egypt.png?1294160771" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-seo"><legend>SEO</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-metatitle"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Egypt News - Breaking News and Headlines from GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-metadesc"> <div class="field-label">Meta Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Egypt News, Egyptian News Online. 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His figure grows larger as he travels across the vast sand plain, and eventually his darkly handsome, glaring face fills the screen.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/081216/the-solitary-life-omar-sharif" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Egypt Middle East Tue, 16 Dec 2008 23:46:10 +0000 Theodore May 2857 at http://www.globalpost.com Egyptians angry at Israel's Gaza attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/081231/egyptians-angry-at-israels-gaza-attacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Many are also critical of Mubarak's ties with U.S. and Israel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Theodore May </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SHEIKH ZOWAYED, Egypt &mdash; In north Sinai, Egyptians angrily watched a scorching air offensive by the Israeli Air Force against Hamas, that has devastated ordinary Palestinians, in the Gaza strip.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> As Israel continued to slam strategic Hamas military positions and the labyrinth of smuggling tunnels between Egypt and Gaza, many Egyptians spoke sharply about their government's close cooperation with Israel and the United States. This development must be troubling for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/081231/egyptians-angry-at-israels-gaza-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Diplomacy Israel and Palestine Middle East Thu, 01 Jan 2009 00:48:18 +0000 Theodore May 5442 at http://www.globalpost.com Wounded trickle into Egypt border town http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/090101/wounded-trickle-egypt-border-town <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Egypt allows medical aid into Gaza and the injured out, but also has a heavy troop presence to patrol for Palestinian refugees. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Theodore May </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RAFAH, Egypt &mdash; The town of Rafah and the Gaza border crossing down the road told two different stories about how the Egyptian government is handling the conflict between Israel and Hamas.</p> <p>The Mubarak government's mixed reaction to the conflict is highlighted at the border, where Egyptian soldiers stand guard against a potential flood of Palestinian refugees. Only medical supplies are permitted to cross into Gaza.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/090101/wounded-trickle-egypt-border-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Israel and Palestine Middle East Fri, 02 Jan 2009 02:40:02 +0000 Theodore May 5887 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: Worldview http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090102/which-it-stands-worldview <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Opinion: Can Israel change the writing on the wall? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gershom Gorenberg </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JERUSALEM &mdash; The photograph of Barack Obama covered the entire front page of Ha'aretz. He stood with one hand held high, facing what looked like a distant pillar of cloud. Forget comparisons with Abraham Lincoln. This picture said that Obama was Moses, leading the Israelites out of Egypt. The headline &mdash; in English, not Hebrew &mdash; proclaimed, &quot;Yes We Can.&quot; <br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090102/which-it-stands-worldview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Diplomacy Iraq Israel and Palestine Middle East Jordan Lebanon Opinion Saudi Arabia Thu, 08 Jan 2009 19:32:45 +0000 Gershom Gorenberg 6411 at http://www.globalpost.com Back to Baghdad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/090103/back-baghdad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Economic hardships in Egypt force many Iraqi refugees to return home. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Theodore May </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAIRO &mdash; Abu Bashar&rsquo;s lively eyes and open demeanor did little to mask a weathered face, weary by years of war and worry.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Once a well-to-do professional, he decided to leave Baghdad after members of a Shi&rsquo;a militia stormed his office and then armed bandits broke into his house and threatened his family at gunpoint. In 2006, he made a midnight dash for the Syrian border to take his family to safety.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/090103/back-baghdad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Business Aid Iraq Middle East Mon, 26 Jan 2009 17:41:38 +0000 Theodore May 6569 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090104/which-it-stands-egypt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What does the "Arab street" think of Obama? Enter Mostafa's barbershop. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Theodore May </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAIRO &mdash; Mostafa Menshawy, manning his barbershop in central Cairo last summer, marveled that the U.S. might elect its first Muslim president.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> An array of older Egyptian men sat at the back of the shop watching Egyptian soap operas, while Menshawy offered tea to one of his clients and served up his latest dose of political analysis.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In many ways, this was a typical Egyptian block scene: men from the neighborhood gathering in one store or another each afternoon to catch up on the news, gossip, and television of the day.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090104/which-it-stands-egypt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Iraq Israel and Palestine Middle East Jordan Lebanon Saudi Arabia Thu, 08 Jan 2009 22:57:07 +0000 Theodore May 7149 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090106/which-it-stands-iraq <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iraqis understand what Americans do not. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jane Arraf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BAGHDAD &mdash; The new Iraq is slashes of color &mdash; purple, orange and green painted in broad swathes on the concrete barriers put up by the U.S. military and lining the road to the airport.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Iraqis are beginning to take back their country and take stock of what&rsquo;s left. &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> After six years, the overwhelming American military presence has changed Iraq and Iraqis in countless ways. It&rsquo;s left most of America &mdash; at least those who never served or&nbsp;had loved ones here &mdash; seemingly untouched. &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090106/which-it-stands-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Iraq Israel and Palestine Middle East Jordan Lebanon Saudi Arabia Fri, 09 Jan 2009 14:14:05 +0000 Jane Arraf 7990 at http://www.globalpost.com Theodore May http://www.globalpost.com/bio/theodore-may <div class="field field-type-text field-field-biofirstname"> <div class="field-label">First Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Theodore </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-biolastname"> <div class="field-label">Last Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> May </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Please note: The information in this bio may not be current.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-biophoto"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/Theodore May.png" type="image/png; length=52830">Theodore May.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-bioglobalblog"><legend>Global Blog</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-bioblogenable"> <div class="field-label">Enable:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-syndication"><legend>Syndication</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-striphtml"> <div class="field-label">Strip HTML:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/bio/theodore-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 8723 at http://www.globalpost.com Gaza rages on http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/israel-and-the-palestinian-territories/090111/gaza-rages <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Israeli sappers remove the debris of Hamas rockets, but they can't take away fear. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matt Beynon Rees </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GAN YAVNEH, Israel &mdash; Three F16s arc through the blue sky like khaki darts, their swept wings tipping south toward Gaza.</p> <p>The fighter planes, which take off from the Israeli Air Force base on the edge of this town 12 miles south of Tel Aviv, thunder forward with Israel's deadly answer to the Hamas-launched rockets that have landed here.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/israel-and-the-palestinian-territories/090111/gaza-rages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Israel and Palestine Middle East Jordan Sun, 11 Jan 2009 20:06:40 +0000 Matt Beynon Rees 15401 at http://www.globalpost.com The two sides of Rafah http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/egypt/090112/the-two-sides-rafah <!--paging_filter--><p>I always figured my first blog post would be about crossing the street in Cairo. It's the first thing that out-of-towners deal with when they arrive here, tourists and professionals alike. Eight lanes of break-neck traffic and no stop lights to guide your way.</p> <p> But the chaos of Cairo's traffic pales next to the chaos of armed conflict and I'm writing today about the fighting in Gaza. I've spent five of the last 10 days up the border town of Rafah, covering the action there.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/egypt/090112/the-two-sides-rafah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Middle East Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 18988 at http://www.globalpost.com Watching Gaza in flames http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/saudi-arabia/090113/watching-gaza-flames <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Middle East fears Israeli attacks and images of the bloodshed in Gaza will further radicalize the region. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Caryle Murphy </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RIYADH &mdash; Israel's extended military offensive on Palestinian-ruled Gaza has created a dangerous new complication for the incoming U.S. administration of President-elect Barack Obama: a more volatile, unstable and radicalized Middle East.</p> <p>Ordinary citizens as well as political analysts throughout the region say they are anguished and frightened by the surge of anger and resentment toward Israel and its perceived patron, the U.S., that have been sparked by the prolonged Israeli siege of Gaza.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/saudi-arabia/090113/watching-gaza-flames" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Diplomacy Iraq Israel and Palestine Middle East Jordan Lebanon Saudi Arabia Tue, 13 Jan 2009 18:55:29 +0000 Caryle Murphy 19627 at http://www.globalpost.com Does the path to Gaza peace run through Cairo? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/090114/does-the-path-gaza-peace-run-through-cairo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Mubarak government is orchestrating talks with all sides to find a new agreement. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Theodore May </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAIRO, Egypt &mdash; Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is working hard to make sure that any path to peace in Gaza runs through Cairo.</p> <p>And diplomatic stars are indeed coming to Egypt.</p> <p><a href="http://player.theplatform.com/ps/player/pds/lqtN52xjvc?pid=XJ3mPpeFT4PXhZnC2LEPRUo1MnpiFPjZ">(Watch Theodore May's video dispatch on Worldfocus.)</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/090114/does-the-path-gaza-peace-run-through-cairo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Diplomacy Germany Israel and Palestine Middle East Wed, 14 Jan 2009 22:50:42 +0000 Theodore May 33755 at http://www.globalpost.com On the road http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/egypt/090115/the-road <!--paging_filter--><p>ISMAILIA, Egypt&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;Henry Kissinger perfected the art of shuttle diplomacy. As the Gaza conflict tears through its third week, I'm getting experience in the art of shuttle journalism.</p> <p>With a war reverberating off the gates at Rafah while protests hurry through the streets of Cairo and dignitaries jet through the capital in search of a ceasefire, Egypt has two important fronts for a journalist to contend with.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/egypt/090115/the-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Middle East Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 50183 at http://www.globalpost.com The ground truth in Gaza http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/israel-and-the-palestinian-territories/090116/the-ground-truth-gaza <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The shrill, cracking sound of the Israeli air strikes is more frightening at night. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Theodore May </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GAZA &mdash; Israel on Friday continued its punishing offensive here while feverish diplomatic talks were under way in Cairo, Washington and Jerusalem to find a way to end the bloodshed that has taken more than 1,100 Palestinian lives and wounded thousands more people in the last three weeks.</p> <p>Inside Gaza, the sound of airstrikes thundered throughout the afternoon and into the evening as a small group of Western reporters, including me, was permitted to pass through the Egyptian border into Gaza.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/israel-and-the-palestinian-territories/090116/the-ground-truth-gaza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Diplomacy Israel and Palestine Middle East Fri, 16 Jan 2009 23:39:54 +0000 Theodore May 64746 at http://www.globalpost.com