Posts Tagged ‘Cairo’

  • El-Baghdadi Mar 9 Status Report on Libyan Military and Diplomatic Fronts
    Here is a compilation of Tweets from Iyad el-Baghdadi (@iyad_elbaghdadi) who gives one of the best MOST OPTIMISTIC status reports on military action in Libya. He also talks about today’s Gaddafi delegation visit to Cairo. If you are looking for a TOO hopeful report on the outcome of the Libyan Uprising or Revolution – whatever you want to call it – this...
    by at March 9th, 2011 at 03:03 pm
  • Egypt should become Silicon Valley
    Wael Gohnim tweeted: Egypt has what it takes to become the 2nd Silicon Valley. Talents in Technology, infinite passion and soon real democracy. I’ve been sending out that vibe myself for days. I see Silicon Valley, Mombai (I don’t think the Indians are going to quit and go home) and Cairo Egypt as incubation centers for new technology. I see Wael Gohnim as...
    by at February 16th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Egyptian Army doesn’t move to break impasse
    If the world is looking for the Egyptian Army to break the impasse between father Mubarak and his children, they are disappointed today. In their second statement to the nation, the military promised in non-concrete terms to lift emergency law if people go home. Doesn’t seem like anyone in the street is buying it. More and more are demonstrating and in more places,...
    by at February 11th, 2011 at 06:02 am
  • Egyptian Parliament called Castle of Corruption
    The man in his desert dress with his veiled wife and two sons camped outside the Parliament gates near Tahrir Square in Cairo. “This building, this parliament is a Castle of Corruption,” he tells the journalist. We’ve got quite a few of those castles on the planet.
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Tweet from Egypt: Missing. Pls spread the word
    this is one kind of Tweet I’m getting from Egypt: RT @soheirabaza: Ziad Mohamed Bakir, graphic designer, missing since 28 Jan 2011 , his parents are still looking for him pls spread the word
    by at February 9th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Tahrir Square
    Tahrir or Liberation Square Cairo Egypt I love this shot from the Egypt Daily News. http://www.egyptdailynews.com/
    by at February 9th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Google Exec released in Cairo
    Don’t think because you have an important position with an international company in Egypt that you are safe from the secret police. The head of Google marketing for the Middle East has just been released in Cairo after being arrested in Tahrir Square. Wael Gohnim has been missing for more than two weeks. He is considered one of the behind-the-scenes leaders of the...
    by at February 7th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • UCLA students extracted from Egypt
    An Egyptologist friend of mine  was in Egypt with UCLA students when the revolution in Egypt broke out. This is the story of how they got from the middle of Egypt at the Al Amarna site of the Pharaoh Akhnaten overland to Cairo and finally home. http://today.ucla.edu/portal/ut/coordinated-efforts-bring-bruins-191803.aspx
    by at February 4th, 2011 at 08:02 am
  • Will Tehrir Square become Tienanmen?
    We are all watching to see what the Army does next. Mubarak’s security police are in plain clothes. Pro-democratic supporters have seized police ID cards from pro-Mubarak attackers. You could hear gunshots on live feed from AlJazeera – the government claims they have not fired on the crowd.  Is Mubarak using camels instead of tanks like the Chinese did in...
    by at February 2nd, 2011 at 11:02 am