Syria's Ali Ferzat and Egypt's Mohamed Anwar radically departed from long-established rules about how to depict their leaders. Their images served as a catalyst for massive uprisings that swept across the Middle East and North Africa in 2011.
Dec. 17 is a historic day on the minds of many people in Tunisia, elsewhere in North Africa and the Middle East — and around the world. That's because exactly 10 years ago, a single event in Tunisia triggered a series of revolutions across the region.
The number of coronavirus cases outside of China has surpassed those within the country, where the epidemic originally was discovered. Also, governments around the world are taking extraordinatry steps to halt the spread of COVID-19. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in a debate Sunday overshadowed by the virus. And Dr. Anthony Fauci — the US authority on infectious disease — hasn't ruled out the necessity of a national shutdown. A freelancer in Rome shares what lockdown has been like in Italy.
A hotel on Spain’s resort island of Tenerife was put on lockdown after a visiting doctor from Italy tested positive for the novel coronavirus. And, longtime Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, ousted during the 2011 Arab Spring protests, died today at age 91. Also, happy Fat Tuesday (or Pączki Day for some)! We head to a “dream factory” in Rio as the city celebrates Carnival.
Sarah Chayes, a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says politicians from both sides of the aisle are not taking seriously enough their duty to ensure they're not turning their government role into an opportunity to make a buck.
Amira Mikhail was in Cairo's Tahrir Square on the day Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power. Four years later, she's still trying to press for change — but the disappointment of the Egyptian revolution's aftermath means she's doing it from the United States.
Coptic Christians are a minority in their ancient home of Egypt — and they're an even bigger minority when they come to the US. So a church in Hayward, California has become a haven for preserving their culture, and ancient language, in a new home.
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