Tag: Cairo (Egypt)

Blackface, Staple of Arab Comedy, Faces Surge of Criticism

CAIRO — On the Libyan comedy show, the punch line was in the baby carriage. An elevator door slams shut, separating the mother — an actress in blackface — from her babies. A hidden camera shows unsuspecting passengers trapped inside with the baby carriage. “Watch my babies!” the mother calls out in mock horror. But […]

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British Airways Suspends Flights to Cairo, Citing Security Risks

LONDON — British Airways abruptly canceled all flights to Cairo on Saturday for what it described as security reasons, a day after the British government warned against traveling to some parts of Egypt. The airline told passengers at their departure gate in London that they could not fly. “We constantly review our security arrangements at […]

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Can an Outsider Tell the Story of Post-Revolution Egypt?

THE BURIEDAn Archaeology of the Egyptian RevolutionBy Peter Hessler The stories of theft, vandalism and lawlessness were rife for an ongoing period of some months following the 18 days that marked the Egyptian revolution of 2011. Tales of cars disappearing from outside buildings; ornate and antique woodwork being pillaged from historic mosques; people waking up […]

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Egypt Quietly Buries Former President Morsi, Muting Coverage of Death

KHARTOUM, Sudan — Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was buried at dawn on Tuesday in a furtive and closely guarded ceremony attended by his wife and two sons. Reporters were barred from the short ceremony and coverage of Mr. Morsi’s death was muted. Only one major newspaper, Al Masry Al Youm, reported it […]

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Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s First Democratically Elected President, Dies

KHARTOUM, Sudan — This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, died in an Egyptian courtroom on Monday, Egyptian state television reported. Mr. Morsi, 67, won Egypt’s first free presidential election in 2012, but was removed from power a year later in a military takeover. He […]

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