NYU Fellow and journalist Nir Rosen resigns following a series of insensitive Tweets regarding the sexual assault of CBS News Correspondent Lara Logan in Egypt.
The last few days have opened our eyes to revolution in the Middle East through the lenses of locals, shocked us with a deeply disturbing series of stabbings and had us reflecting on the actual words in our national anthem.
Egyptian-Americans in the Tri-State area are breathing a sigh of relief. On the 18th day of protests in Cairo, the watching and waiting is finally over.
Along Steinway Street in Astoria’s “Little Egypt”, folks were furious over Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s refusal to resign.
There was a legitimate feeling of optimism among those who braved the rain and cold after high-profile figures in Egypt’s ruling party resigned Saturday.
The crisis in Egypt continues without signs of letting up until leadership changes, but what will that look like and what does its future hold?
Egyptian-Americans protested in Times Square on Friday, coinciding with a huge demonstration called in Egypt’s capital, Cairo.
With her son at the American University in Cairo and no way to communicate with him, Lucy Kourides was beside herself.
Alexandra Woodhouse was basically a prisoner in her own home as the violence in Cairo prevented her from leaving her apartment.
Over coffee, tea, and tobacco, the conversation seems to be all about politics and the future and all eyes are the TV screen.
At the Pyramid Squash Course in Tuckahoe, a little black ball is smacked against the wall and two players run back and forth.
On Wednesday afternoon here in the city there was an impromptu rally as Egyptians vowed continued support for protesters in their homeland.
A small, early-morning service at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Woodbury, Long Island was sparsely attended but filled with an air of cautious optimism and concern over the events unfolding in Cairo Monday.
“This Mubarak. He kill his people and Mubarak is like some animals. He love the blood,” said one man at a cafe on Steinway Street in Queens.
Caileen Burke, a 20-year-old from Port Jefferson, has been in Egypt with 34 other Gordon College students for a Middle Eastern studies program.
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