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A Look Back at the Arab Spring

Thursday, December 29, 2011

One of the biggest stories of the year was the Arab Spring. Starting in Tunisia and spreading to Egypt, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Bahrain, the ongoing protests across the Middle East and Northern Africa toppled decades-old dictatorships and forever changed the world's perception of the region. 

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WNYC News

Egyptian New Yorkers Protest In Solidarity With Those in Tahrir Square

Friday, November 25, 2011

While protests rage on in Tahrir Square, about 75 Egyptian Americans and their supporters gathered outside the headquarters of Point Lookout Capital Friday afternoon.

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Sticking to Curriculum, Teachers Struggle to Keep Up With Mid-East Events

Monday, March 14, 2011

When the demonstrations started in Egypt in January, teacher David Bally got excited. His mother is from Syria and he chairs the social studies department at the Lyons Community School in Brooklyn.

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Jubilant New York Egyptians Flood Streets of Astoria

Friday, February 11, 2011

A wave of hundreds of Egyptians flooded on to the streets of Little Egypt in Astoria, Queens, on Friday following news that President Hosni Mubarak stepped down.

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Look | In Little Egypt, Queens Residents Flood the Streets

Thursday, February 10, 2011

PHOTOS. New Yorkers living in Little Egypt, a community in Astoria, Queens, kept a close watch on Egypt as events unfolded in Cairo.

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Look | New Yorkers Show Solidarity With Egyptian Protesters

Monday, February 07, 2011

PHOTOS. Hundreds of protesters from across the tri-state area recently descended on Times Square in a show of solidarity for those demonstrating against President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. Demonstrators rallied in front of the United Nations headquarters in late January and gathered at a rally in Times Square last Friday.

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A Frantic Phone Call From Egypt and a Feeling of Helplessness

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Jersey City elementary school teacher Aliaa Gouda woke at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and found she had missed 10 calls from Egypt.

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Coptic Christians, With an Eye on Egypt, Worry About Uprising

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Census figures show about 50,000 people of Egyptian ancestry live in New York and New Jersey combined. Most Egyptians are Muslim, but about 10 percent of the country’s population is Coptic Christian. They are the largest minority group in Egypt and, in recent days, many in the New York metro area have been following news of Egyptian protests with less excitement than trepidation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Egyptian New Yorkers

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

There are big developments in Egypt today - we check in with those watching from Little Egypt here in New York, including Omar Cheta, PhD candidate in the Departments of Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies and History at NYU.

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WNYC News

Egyptian Christians Hope for Peaceful Resolution to Unrest

Monday, January 31, 2011

Leaders of Egyptian Christians are among those in New York who have paid close attention to the protests in Egypt and have called on Coptic congregations to pray and fast for peace for the first three days of this week.

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PHOTOS | In New York, Hundreds Rally to Support Egyptian Protesters

Monday, January 31, 2011

PHOTOS: Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City this weekend calling for the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

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Muslim New Yorkers Watch Egypt Protests With Hope and Fear

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Many Muslim New Yorkers said they felt moved by the events in Egypt, as protests in the Egyptian capital of Cairo calling for the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak continued over the weekend and hundreds gathered at the United Nations in New York in a show of solidarity.

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At Anti-Mubarak Rally, Anger and Optimism from Egyptians

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City Saturday, calling for the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. They were optimistic about Egypt's future, though many complained that it was time for the United States government to start supporting the Egyptian people and not their dictator.

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Amid Riots, Egyptians in New York Reach Out to Those Back Home

Friday, January 28, 2011

As Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak responded to protesters for the first time on Friday, Egyptians in New York applauded the thousands of demonstrators who clogged the country's street to oppose the regime and stage the largest challenge yet to the president's 30-year rule.

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