In a dimly lit Cairo workshop, Hussein spins a metal pipe on a lathe, sending sparks flying. In a few minutes, it’ll become the barrel of a gun. Sometime after that it will join the growing arsenal of illegal weapons on the streets of Egypt.
At least 69 people died during six days of clashes between rebel forces and troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a Damascus suburb, the founder of the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said today.
People learn from catastrophes. Amid the grief and speculation over the Boston bombings, two things stand out to me: a refusal to rush to judgment in the U.S. commentary and the absence of schadenfreude in the Arab media.
Egypt’s decision to go after its biggest publicly traded company on a tax-evasion claim is deterring investors that regard the case as a possible precedent setter, EFG-Hermes Holding SAE’s head researcher said.