· July, 2007

Stories about Egypt from July, 2007

World Ponders the 7 New Wonders

  16 July 2007

On July 7, 2007, the world elected a list of “New 7 Wonders”. Chosen by global vote via internet, telephone and SMS, many argue that the election was unfair and favored the broadband-connected West (how else would you explain the Statue of Liberty being one of the 21 finalists?). The...

Egypt: After Mubarak

  13 July 2007

D B Shobrawy from Egypt is worried that history may repeat itself in his country. “My fears for the future of Egypt are largely based on what might happen when Mubarak dies,” writes the blogger.

Arabeyes: The Release of Alan Johnston

  4 July 2007

The release of kidnapped British journalist Alan Johnston is making waves on blogs today. Here's a quick review of what is being said on blogs in the Middle East. Vigil in Brussels to mark the fifth week of BBC reporter Alan Johnston's kidnapping in Gaza. Photo by quarsan. Qatar: From...

Egypt: French Scholar Dies

  3 July 2007

“The French scholar Alain Roussillon, an expert on Egypt and the director of the CEDEJ in Cairo, passed away yesterday from a after suffering from a brain hemorrhage. He will be buried in Egypt, where his mother came from,” writes Issandr El Amrani, from Cairo.

Egypt: The Source is Dead

  2 July 2007

“Ashraf Marwan, maybe the most colorful person of London’s Arab community, has died under unclear circumstances. Some believe him to be ‘The Source’ which tipped off Mossad prior to the 1973 war – others say he acted as a double agent misleading the Israelis,” announces The Arabist.

Arabeyes: Hamas and Fatah Dig Up Some Dirt

  2 July 2007

The war between Fatah and Hamas has just got dirtier, 33 Muslim Brotherhood students are arrested in Egypt, a video sheds light on how all the different hues of Egyptians are really one, an exhausting wedding in Saudi and the appearance of a dead grandmother in a dream are just some of the goodies in store for us in this week's Arabic translation of blogs.

Intimidation and threats to Blogger Wael Abbas.

  2 July 2007

Blogger Ahmad Sherif has posted an English translation of Egyptian police intimidation targeting Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas and threatening him to stop publishing articles and videos criticizing President Mubarak and his son Gamal. “These are certainly not the ways of a nation sitting at the United Nation’s Council for Human...

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