The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

New stories in Cairo

Cairo -- the magazine, that is -- has put up some new stories on its site pending its next issue. They include:

  • A report on Ayman Nour's release.

  • A fascinating story on feudal land wars in a small village.

  • The traffic controllers' strike that had President Mubarak personally intervene.

  • The recent visit to Cairo by the Speaker of the Knesset, who addressed the Egyptian parliament from its floor for the first time.

  • A look at the Muslim Brotherhood's stance on the presidential elections. Interestingly there have been a few press reports that a new Brotherhood-linked party might be created.