What the Middle East Should Learn from Turkey’s Night Club Shooting

What the Middle East Should Learn from Turkey’s Night Club Shooting

  Turkey hasn’t caught a break in the last month, much like the Middle East. Every time one country begins to breathe a sigh of relief, a bomb or some kind of atrocity happens in a neighboring country. Making this one of the most tumultuous regions in the world.   That being said with all […]

‘Miss Upper Egypt’ Pageant Cancelled over Threats

‘Miss Upper Egypt’ Pageant Cancelled over Threats

  What would have been the first-ever beauty pageant in Upper Egypt was cancelled unexpectedly on Monday, the day it should have taken place, because of security concerns and threats of violence, The Telegraph reported.   Miss Upper Egypt was scheduled to take place Monday, Oct. 10 at the Four Season Hall in Assiut, but […]

Egypt Bans Free Travel To Certain Countries

Egypt Bans Free Travel To Certain Countries

The Egyptian Ministry of Interior has issued a ban on free travel for Egyptian citizens who are seeking to visit a number of countries around the region. They must first submit their passport and get a security clearance from the Egyptian passport authorities to obtain permission to travel, which could take 15-30 days. According to […]

What Happens When You Travel and Your Name Is the Same as a Terrorist’s…

What Happens When You Travel and Your Name Is the Same as a Terrorist’s…

By Abu Bakr Shawky

If you look to your right after the passport control at JFK airport’s arrival hall, you will find a door marked “Security Personnel Only”. Over the past four years in which I called New York City home, I started calling this room “the office.” Entering “the office” makes you feel like you stepped from a […]

Power and Social Discipline in Egypt

Power and Social Discipline in Egypt

New arrests of peaceful protesters in Cairo undermine the alleged efforts by the new government to commit to freedom and human rights in Egypt. The anti-protest law is a flawed piece of legislation that should be revised and amended so that citizens can exercise their most basic liberties. Saturday’s demonstration against the recently passed protest […]

Egypt Listed Last When it Comes to Security & Safety

We cringe whenever we hear Egypt’s name in the news, it’s become a very rare sight when you read or hear anything one can be proud of. Unfortunately this piece of news is not one that will make you lift your heads proud, but rather shake it in shame. Egypt has fallen to the bottom […]