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Another Arab Spring is coming to Egypt

Arab Film Festival comedy 'Halal Love' shows less freedom means more wit

The Australian Financial Review - ‎vor 15 Stunden‎
This week found me at the opening of the Arab Film Festival in Parramatta for a Lebanese movie called Halal Love. The place was packed with a noisy, bustling crowd estimated by the festival directors as 70 per cent Muslim, 30 per cent non-Muslim.

The Coming Crisis in US-Turkey Relations

CounterPunch - ‎vor 18 Stunden‎
Ankara actually seems resigned to the emergence of an Iraqi Kurdistan; Erdogan has feted Barzani (a long-time CIA asset) and other envoys of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Turkey. Barzani signed on to the ... Then came the “Arab Spring,” giving ...

Europe's big test: Democracy or pragmatism?

Anadolu Agency - ‎vor 20 Stunden‎
The European Union, especially during the Arab Spring, almost ignored the democratic demands of the Middle Eastern nations, adopting a pragmatist stance which kept at the forefront its own political and economic interests.

How Turkey became a petri dish for Islamist politics - ‎28.07.2016‎
Less than two years later, another Islamist leader in Turkey, Fethullah Gülen, found himself in a similar predicament. In June 1999, he ... During the early weeks and months of the Arab Spring, for instance, Erdogan planted the seeds of his aspirations ...

The only way to defeat Islamic State is to give young Arabs hope

The Guardian - ‎27.07.2016‎
The Isis ideology encourages young Muslims and Arabs coming of age to find in the promised “caliphate” the hope of victory and the false reassurance of return to a lost golden age.

Critic's Notebook: Obama Inspires, Bloomberg Tears Into Trump at Democratic Convention

Hollywood Reporter - ‎27.07.2016‎
And if you have, according to your logic, you've also been disingenuous. But why waste my time with you? Name calling and a COMPLETE lack of understanding of what went on in the middle East since Bush started the war.

The Syrian Rapper Finding a Stage in Berlin

OZY - ‎27.07.2016‎
Then comes the message: “We don't make music for people to dance to while people are dying,” Hajar says. ... the subject of two new films, one from the West, another from the East: a musical documentary created by local production company Berliner ...

What Would a Saudi-Iran War Look Like? Don't look now, but…

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎26.07.2016‎
In 2011 Saudi Arabia and the UAE deployed scores of main battle tanks and armoured personnel carriers to directly safeguard the Bahraini royal family in the face of Arab spring uprisings. This robust move seemed to deeply shake Tehran, triggering the ...

Will Yet Another Israelite Save Egypt From Famine?

Israel Today - ‎26.07.2016‎
Arab Egypt are not African or Ethiopian. You must know the real name of Africa is Ethiopia ; Africa is colonial name and I suggest you call Africa now Ethoipia.

WNC artist visits Cuba in search of its political and cultural meaning in the 21st century

Smoky Mountain News - ‎27.07.2016‎
His travels have taken him to Cairo, Egypt, last year to paint the city and its history, and Tahrir Square, which was ground zero of the Egyptian Revolution in 2011 during the Arab Spring uprising in the Middle East. And next year, he'll be ... And at ...

IFP Announces No Borders, Spotlight on Docs Feature Films for IFP Film Week

Filmmaker Magazine - ‎27.07.2016‎
(Coming of Age). Above. Written and directed by Donari Braxton and produced by Takeshi Fukunaga. Two Hasidic teenagers in a post-apocalyptic world.

How has Turkey's perception in the West deteriorated?

Daily Sabah - ‎26.07.2016‎
Chief among them was the Middle East-wide Arab Spring uprisings and the ensuing unraveling of the 1916 Sykes-Picot order along with political disintegration.

Bassem Youssef, "The Jon Stewart of Egypt," Moves to U.S. & Begins Satirizing Election Season

Democracy Now! - ‎19.07.2016‎
In my native Egypt, I was a surgeon, until the Arab Spring, when I realized my country itself had fallen ill. So I created a comedy show to help the nation heal.

united states

Next Big Future - ‎vor 12 Stunden‎
The watchdog analysis comes after one of the three F-35 variants has already been declared combat ready. The F-35B, designed for the Marines, was declared ready to go in July 2015.

MR Book Club: The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer

Massive Report - ‎26.07.2016‎
The most interesting chapters to me, however, were those on the ultras groups in Egypt and Turkey, and the roles they played in popular uprisings of the Arab Spring, and immediate aftermath. The chapter on Egypt, in particular, was a highlight for me ...

How accurate was Trump's acceptance speech?

Dayton Daily News - ‎25.07.2016‎
Fact Check: Those numbers come from a report by the Department of Homeland Security, which told Congress late last year that nearly 1 million undocumented immigrants have been ordered deported but remain in the country.

To understand Hillary Clinton, don't watch the convention. Read her memoirs.

Washington Post - ‎22.07.2016‎
She stresses her foresight and foreign policy savvy, suggesting that she saw the Arab Spring coming and anticipated its disheartening consequences.

Fact check: Trump's big acceptance speech

USA TODAY - ‎22.07.2016‎
Trump also said, “Egypt was turned over to the radical Muslim brotherhood.” True, but it ... In an interview last May to discuss his book, Gates said of Clinton: “I think that we certainly agreed in terms of how to deal with the very first phases of ...

Is it just misguided faith?

Dhaka Tribune - ‎24.07.2016‎
I may be wrong but there is no denying that the direct interventions in Libya and Iraq, with covert string-pulling in Egypt and other nations during the Arab Spring, have been deemed by many as neo-imperialism masquerading as moves to safeguard ...

History shows we can't ignore threats to the stability of the business world

Irish Examiner - ‎24.07.2016‎
His action triggered the wave of protests across the Arab world known as the 'Arab spring'. Within six months, Syria was ... But the rage that erupted in a small town near Tunis did not come from nowhere: The Arab world for reasons cultural and ...