Merrit Kennedy appears in the following:
Monday, December 14, 2015
President Obama says the self-proclaimed Islamic State is rapidly losing ground in Iraq and Syria, in televised remarks from the Pentagon on Monday.
ISIS "has lost about 40 percent of the populated areas it once controlled in Iraq," Obama said, following a meeting with the National Security Council. Likewise, he ...
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Sunday, June 08, 2014
Egypt has sworn in former defense minister Abdel Fattah al-Sissi as its new president. This comes after a campaign season when his victory was never in doubt.
Sissi walked into the Supreme Constitutional Court in dark sunglasses Sunday morning. He then took the oath of office to booming applause from ...
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
At a Cairo criminal court, a judge ordered the release of prominent left-wing activist Alaa Abdel Fattah on bail. Abdel Fattah, described by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience, has spent almost four months in prison.
After the announcement, his supporters in the courtroom erupted into cheers and ...
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
As part of a crackdown against critics, Egypt's military-backed government has been jailing journalists and activists. But the government hasn't entirely silenced them.
Writing surreptitiously and risking additional punishment, several of those detained have managed to write letters that have been smuggled out of prison or released by the authorities....
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Monday, November 04, 2013
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Egypt's first-ever democratically elected president goes on trial in Cairo on Monday, charged with inciting violence and complicity in the deaths of protesters.
Mohammed Morsi has been detained at an unknown facility since the military ousted him from power last July. His trial is likely to fan the flames of ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Friday, August 09, 2013
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Saturday, March 09, 2013
It's not easy to get to Qursaya island, a tiny bit of land in the middle of the Nile River in Cairo, Egypt's capital. You have to take a boat from the riverbank. There are no cars on the island, and it's only had running water for a few years....