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The Leonard Lopate Show

Two Unlikely Revolutionaries In Tahrir Square

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

In January 2011, a group of strangers sparked a revolution in Cairo. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Exploring Muslim Identity in Theater, Comedy, and Revolution

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Aasif Mandvi guest hosts. Thanassis Cambanis on revolution in Cairo. Ayad Akhtar on heading to Broadway. Corey Powell on life on Mars. Dean Obeidallah on religion and comedy. 

PRI's The World

An Eritrean refugee endured brutal torture. But he may find hope on a ranch in California

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Philemon Semere has a harrowing story to tell. For seven months, the Eritrean refugee was held captive in the middle of the Sinai desert for a huge ransom. He managed to be set free last year after his family paid some of the $25,000 his captors demanded. Now, an American woman is offering him a place to stay and work — on her remote ranch in California.

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PRI's The World

In Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, no one wants to be seen taking the first step

Friday, August 15, 2014

Bitter enemies negotiating? It sounds like an oxymoron. But that's exactly what the Israeli and Palestinians have been trying to do in Cairo. How does it actually play out?

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The Takeaway

An Uncertain Future For Al Jazeera Journalists

Friday, May 30, 2014

Over the weekend in Cairo, Egyptian prosecutors will make their closing remarks in the case against three Al Jazeera journalists accused of helping a terrorist organization.

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WQXR Blog

Cairo Opera House Suspends Activities in Face of Military Coup

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

As Egypt’s military ousted Mohamed Morsi, the nation’s first freely elected president, the country's largest performing arts institution took steps to avoid being swept into chaos.

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The Takeaway

Warnings of Collapse as Egyptian Unrest Spreads

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Unrest continues to unfold in Egypt. The mayhem that's broken out on the streets away from the capital in cities like Port Said, is now spilling over into the streets of Cairo. Noel King, a freelance reporter working from Cairo, explains how the current situation is calling into question the stability of the entire country.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Egypt’s revolution rolled back?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Egypt’s revolution rolled back?

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The Takeaway

What Today's Election Will Mean to Egyptians

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Egyptians go to the polls today to vote for a president, marking the first time the country's citizens will freely elect a president since coming under military dictatorship 60 years ago. A lot has changed in the country since President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in February of 2011 – so much so that it's not even clear what the new president's powers will be. Joining us from Cairo is Hugh Sykes, correspondent for our partner the BBC.

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The Takeaway

Egyptian Authorities Investigate NGOs

Monday, February 06, 2012

Over the weekend, Egypt’s international cooperation minister, a former Mubarak regime member, said an investigation by her bureau had uncovered "plots aimed at striking at Egypt's stability."  Egyptian authorities referred 19 Americans and 2 dozen other NGO employees in Cairo to trial, and are reportedly charged with brewing unrest in Egypt. 400 Egyptian NGOs are also under investigation at this time.

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The Takeaway

Egyptians in the US Vote in Parliamentary Elections

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Through midnight Monday, expatriate Egyptians headed to embassies and consulates around the world to cast their vote in the second round of Egypt’s parliamentary elections. These are the first free elections in 60 years and the first elections to take place since the Arab Spring.

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The Takeaway

Islamist Group Emerges as Victor in Egypt Elections

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party is expected to win a decisive majority of seats in Parliament in Egypt's first democratic elections since Hosni Mubarak was forced out of power. The mainstream Islamist group claimed about 40 percent of the vote. But the ultraconservative Salafi party is expected to win around 25 percent, giving Islamist groups control of roughly 65 percent of Parliament. Liberal parties, which touched off the revolution, were too disorganized and divided to make a strong showing at the polls. 

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The Takeaway

Historic Egyptian Election Enters Second Day

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Egypt's first democratic elections since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak entered their second day on Tuesday. Although the elections capped weeks of bloody clashes between the military and protesters, who felt that they were loosing their revolution to military rule, the atmosphere throughout voting centers was one of hope. Protesters have been unhappy with the pace of transition as the country moves from military to civilian rule. The Obama administration came out in support of the protesters before the election began.

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The Takeaway

Hassan Heikal on His 'Tahrir Square Tax'

Monday, November 28, 2011

Economic inequality is the primary motivation for the Occupy protests that began in New York and have since gone global. A clear-cut solution for restoring financial stability and easing public disgruntlement, stateside or in the burgeoning European debt crisis, is nowhere in sight. But one millionaire claims to have an answer.

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The Takeaway

Seventh Day of Mass Protests Called in Egypt

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square after Friday prayers for a seventh day to call for a delay in the upcoming Parliamentary elections. Responding to calls for a "million man march," demonstrators fear the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, the military-led transitional government, will refuse to cede power to civilian rule. The influential Muslim Brotherhood, which is poised to do well in the elections, is not supporting the protests. The military appointed a former prime minister who served under Hosni Mubarak to form a new government on Friday. In a statement, the Obama administration said power should be transferred to the people "as soon as possible."

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The Takeaway

Top of the Hour: White House Voices Support for Egyptian Protesters, Morning Headlines

Friday, November 25, 2011

"The United States will continue to stand with the Egyptian people as they build a democracy worthy of Egypt's great history," the Obama administration said in a statement supporting the demonstrators in Tahrir Square. The protesters are demanding a speedier transition to civilian-led government. David Kirkpatrick, Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times, has just come back from Tahrir Square and reports on what he saw.

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The Takeaway

Top of the Hour: Update From Tahrir Square, Morning Headlines

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday to plan for a second week of pro-democracy rallies against the military-controlled transitional government. The BBC's Wyre Davies is in Tahrir Square and reports on the latest.

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The Takeaway

Hundreds Injured in Tahrir Square as Protests Continue

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thousands returned to Cairo's Tahrir Square to protest the possibility of heightened military control of the Egyptian government to protest the possibility of heightened military control of the Egyptian government on Friday. While initial demonstrations were peaceful, the mood changed over the weekend, resulting in clashes between protesters and security forces that extended into the early hours of Monday morning. Said Abbas, a representative of the ruling military council, has called protesters injured by gunfire "thugs."

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The Takeaway

As 2011 Draws to a Close, the Arab Spring Marches On

Monday, November 21, 2011

The pro-democracy movements that swept across the middle east, and in many ways defined the year, remain in pivotal stages. The Egyptian army has clamped down on protests in Cairo, burning tents and firing tear gas to drive out thousands of anti-military demonstrators. Meanwhile in Syria, the Arab League's ultimatum that called for an end to the violence in the country has expired. And Sunday marked the one-month anniversary of the death of former Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi.

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The Takeaway

Al Jazeera Cairo Offices Raided by Egyptian Military

Monday, September 12, 2011

A week after Egypt's media minister declared that the government would take legal action against outlets that "endanger the stability and security" of the country, Egyptian security forces raided the offices of Al Jazeera in Cairo on Sunday. The raid has prompted allegations of a crackdown on the news media by the transitional military-led government. Al Jazeera Live Egypt is a spin off of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera network that was founded after the civilian uprising that led to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

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