Forced fiscal loosening in a world already swamped with debt and heading into another downturn may unnerve creditors and bond holders, especially those holding government debt as an insurance against recession and a haven from volatility.
Ramy Essam wrote a song in 2011 that became the anthem of the Tahrir Square protests. But fast-forward eight years and Essam is living in exile in Sweden making music protesting some of the very same things about the Egyptian government.
Former actress and model Amal Fathy posted a 12-minute video lamenting her experiences with sexual harassment in Cairo, Egypt. Police detained and accused her of broadcasting false news affecting national security and the possession of indecent materials. Two days after her arrest, Fathy was also charged with belonging to a terrorist group.
Vlogger Shadi Abu Zeid was neither taken to a local police department nor charged in a civilian court. His whereabouts remained unknown for more than a day, until Monday evening, when his sister posted online that he had appeared at a state security prosecutor’s hearing in Cairo.
Protests against Hosni Mubarak and his rule grow. Hundreds of thousands rallied in central Cairo urging him to step down immediately. The demonstration was the biggest since protests began last week. The World's Matthew Bell is in Cairo.
Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest on Egypt's anti-government protests from The World's Matthew Bell, who is reporting on events on the ground in Cairo, and speaking to a cross-section of Egyptians in the process.
The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Cairo, where he is seeing thousands of pro-Mubarak forces surging on Tahrir Square. He says there's a lot of anger in the streets and that fists are flying as violence escalates in the square.
The popular uprising in Egypt is unprecedented as citizens forced an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year regime. The transition to a democratic government will be fraught with challenges. What does democracy look like in the Middle East?
The Takeaway talks with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of Modern Arab studies at Columbia University, who thinks the government is trying to incite chaos in order to maintain control as the transition happens.
As the political tumult in Egypt enters an eighth day, the government of authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak suffered a major blow last night when the Army announced that it would not use violence to suppress the opposition movement that has formed aga
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