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The Egyptian revolution: Hisham El-Gamal on the challenges of maintaining hope

As we near the revolution’s second anniversary this Friday, El-Gamal says there is a “sense of gloom [in Cairo]."

The Egyptian revolution: activist Nadeem Abdel-Gawad reflects on Egypt today

Last year, Nadeem Abdel-Gawad was preparing to graduate from the American University in Cairo. He was also about to return to Tahrir Square for the first anniversary of Egypt’s revolution. “Either we...

Tahrir Square: the making of an Egyptian revolutionist

Nadeem Abdel-Gawad hopes to attend his college graduation in Cairo next month. But that depends on what happens in Tahrir Square this week.

Egypt’s revolution, one year later

In Egypt, people who took part in the people's revolution at Tahrir Square feel a mix of freedom and trepidation for the future.

Fired for tweets: cautionary tales

  Twitter can connect you to the world. But 140 characters can also result in  loss of face, or job for the irresponsible tweeter. Case in point, New York Democrat Anthony Weiner'...

Way down in Egypt’s land

The silence that has gripped me since the beginning of the Egyptian uprising has a bewilderingly personal feel.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down. But when?

Will he go sooner, or later?  The whole world is wondering when Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will step down. Reuters reports that  Mubarak has said that although he would not leave...