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Oscar-nominated The Square never screened at home News from Elsewhere... ...as found by BBC Monitoring The first ever Egyptian film to be nominated for an Academy Award has never been screened in its home country, it appears. The Square (Al Midan)
Mainstream news outlets in the United States, whose politics are closely aligned with those of the U.S. government, frequently criticize mainstream media outlets in Russia, whose politics are closely aligned to those of the Russian government...
With increasing workers strikes, gas shortages and daily power cuts in addition to a dwindling economy and tourism industry, Egypt's presidential hopefuls, including Sisi, should be aware that using traditional tactics to solve Egypt's problems is
Six police officers in Egypt were cleared yesterday of killing 83 protesters during the country's pro-democracy uprising in 2011. Human rights groups denounced the ruling as politically motivated and another example of the authorities failing to
The level of political violence in Ukraine is unfortunate, but it's nothing compared with the level of repression in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood said Friday. The Muslim Brotherhood said it condemned the situation in Ukraine, but was frustrated with
Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's quick rise from obscure military bureaucrat to national idol reflects Egypt's popular mood, which, after three-plus years of constant political tumult, desires stability in the form of a strongman. But
US Secretary of State John Kerry made a brief, unannounced trip to Tunisia yesterday to back the transition to democracy in the North African country that spawned the Arab Spring. His visit came amid troubled relations between the United States and
Tunisia Samir Weslati has taken down the wooden door of his Tunisian home and fitted an iron replacement along with three locks, just to make sure no one can force their way in...Gangs and thieves are trying to exploit the lack of security and
Juan Cole, an expert on the Middle East and democracy, spoke Monday at Penn State about the significance of military influence during the Arab Spring revolutions. Cole, also a blogger at Informed Comment, explained the circumstances that could lead
Presidential elections are in sight and some Egyptians are looking to the military to supply the stability that they crave...As I step into the carriage the first thing I notice is the strong stench of urine and cigarette smoke that hangs in the air.