Egypt

Ilan Grapel at JFK in New York on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Ilan Grapel Returns To New York After Being Released From Prison In Egypt

A Queens man held in prison in Egypt for almost five months is back on U.S. soil.

10/29/2011

In this handout image provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO), US-Israeli citizen Ilan Grapel, 27, is greeted by his mother Irene after he was freed by Egypt as part of an exchange deal, at Ben Gurion airport, October 27, 2011 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (credit: GPO via Getty Images)

Queens Law Student Ilan Grapel Freed By Egypt After Being Held On Spying Charges

Grapel, a 27-year-old law student accused of spying in Egypt, had a dramatic reunion with his family in Israel after another prisoner swap.

10/27/2011

Ilan Grapel (file / credit: Facebook)

Egypt To Free Jailed U.S.-Israeli Citizen Ilan Grapel From Queens

A law student from Queens being held as a spy in Egypt will soon be released as part of another deal involving Israel to swap prisoners. After four months of worry, Daniel Grapel’s wish is finally coming true.

10/24/2011

Ilan Grapel (file / credit: Facebook)

Queens Family Hopes Son Ilan Grapel Will Be Released From Egypt

On the heels of Gilad Shalit returning home after spending five years in a Hamas prison, a second Israeli prisoner swap was being negotiated on Tuesday, one that hits real close to home.

10/18/2011

Ilan Grapel (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Man Arrested In Egypt & Accused Of Being An Israeli Spy

The family of Ilan Grapel was able to speak with the 27-year-old man on Sunday and said he told them he was being treated well. Meanwhile, the State Department indicated that its ability in the case was limited.

06/13/2011

Lara Logan In Tahrir Square Feb. 11 (Photo: CBS)

CBS News’ Lara Logan Talks To ’60 Minutes’ About Sex Assault In Egypt

Logan said she feared she would die a “torturous death” during a sexual assault and beating she suffered at the hands of a violent mob in Egypt’s Tahrir Square

04/28/2011

Archibishop Timothy Dolan is seen in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral - New York, NY (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Archbishop Timothy Dolan Calls Confluence Of Holy Week, Passover ‘Providential’

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan calls this year’s confluence of Passover and Holy Week providential, saying it creates “a magnificent atmosphere.”

04/19/2011

Quinoa (file / credit: AIZAR RALDES/AFP/Getty Images)

Is Quinoa Kosher For Passover?

Add to the four questions a fifth. Is grain-like and gluten-free quinoa Kosher for Passover?

04/18/2011

Gas Pump - File / Photo: John Gress/Getty Images

Unrest In Libya To Hit You At The Gas Pump

The current average price for regular gasoline in the Tri-State Area is about $3.27. The unrest in Libya could drive that even higher.

02/22/2011

(Nir Rosen Credit: IFC; Lara Logan: Credit CBS)

Nir Rosen Apologizes, Resigns From NYU Over ‘Cruel And Insensitive’ Lara Logan Tweets

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.

02/16/2011

Photo (L-R): Maksim Gelman (DCPI); Anti-Mubarak Poster (Monica Miller); Christina Aguilera (Getty)

Week In Review: Brooklyn Killing Spree, Anthem Flubs & 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.

1010 WINS–02/13/2011

Egyptian-Americans on Steinway Street in Astoria react to Mubarak's resignation (Photo/Al Jones)

Egyptian President Mubarak Out; Cheers From Cairo To NYC

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.

02/11/2011

(credit: Monica Miller)

Astoria’s ‘Little Egypt’ Stunned By Mubarak’s Move

Along Steinway Street in Astoria’s “Little Egypt”, folks were furious over Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s refusal to resign.

02/10/2011

Hundreds of people protest against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Times Square on February 04, 2011. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

150 Rally Near U.N. And Declare ‘Egypt Will Be Free’

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.

02/05/2011

A sign opposing President Hosni Mubarak is seen at a cafe on Steinway Street in Little Egypt - Queens, NY - Jan 31, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Columbia University Professor Breaks Down Egypt Crisis

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?

02/05/2011

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