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Former Egyptian President Mubarak Freed From Detention

An interview with Jane Arraf of NPR on Mubarak’s acquittal published on March 24, 2017. Photo: Amr Nabil/AP Advertisements

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How the Muslim Brotherhood fell from power

An interview with Muslim  of the PBS flagship Frontline program conducted on July 18, 2013, and published on September 17, 2013, to coincide with the broadcast of the documentary “Egypt in Crisis”. Khaled Fahmy is professor and chair of the American University in Cairo’s Department of History. A liberal supporter of the revolution, Fahmy worried about human-rights abuses under President Mohammed Morsi, and now a return to the military state under Gen. Sisi. This is the edited transcript of an interview conducted on July 18, 2013 in New York. Help me understand the context of the Muslim Brotherhood and how they…

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Mubarak barred from travel

Interview with the  Voice of America on Mubarak’s travel ban and asset freeze in February 27, 2011 Egypt’s top prosecutor has ordered a travel ban and an asset freeze for former President Hosni Mubarak and his family, as he considers further actions against the leader who resigned earlier this month following popular protests. Judicial authorities say Monday’s travel ban and recent asset freeze follow complaints that the former president profited illegally during his nearly 30 years as Egypt’s leader. Such allegations have been made against other officials in the Mubarak government, and the prosecutor’s office has ordered travel bans and launched…

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Uprising in Egypt!

A phone interview with Amy Good man of Democracy Now! (at 13:56 TRANSCRIPT This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Today marks day 12 of the uprising in Egypt. Egyptian protesters continue to hold Cairo’s Tahrir Square on the 12th day of their uprising against President Hosni Mubarak. A large crowd remains hours after hundreds of thousands turned out for what was called the Day of Departure against the Mubarak regime. Thousands also gathered for parallel rallies in the cities of Alexandria, Mahalla and Giza. The protests in Alexandria are also continuing today. The massive…

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The bloody price of Mubarak’s stability

Op-Ed in the CNN on February 4, 2011 Editor’s note: Khaled Fahmy is the chairman of the history department at the American University in Cairo.  Cairo, Egypt (CNN) — The events of Wednesday offer a brutal example of President Hosni Mubarak’s disastrous security-driven policy. For nine days, pro-democracy demonstrators had taken to the streets asking for nothing less than a complete change of the regime. On Tuesday, hundreds of thousands of people congregated on Tahrir Square at the center of the city asking Mubarak to leave and effectively saying that they had had enough of his bankrupt, soulless and dull leadership. Eventually, Mubarak…

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The Battle of the Camel, February 2, 2011

Interview with The Real News Network on February 2, 2011 Press here to listen to the interview Transcript: PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay. In Cairo today, President Mubarak made his next move. Hundreds if not thousands of thugs suspected to be on the payroll of either the police or the internal security in some form or another attacked peaceful protesters in Tahrir Square and other parts of Cairo. Now joining us from Cairo to describe today’s events and what’s happening now is Khaled Fahmy. He’s professor and chair of the Department…

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When historians read WikiLeaks

Published in Egypt Independent on December 26, 2010 Ever since WikiLeaks began posting some quarter million leaked cables sent by US embassies on 28 November, people around the world have eagerly read about secrets revealed by what the WikiLeaks website calls “the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain.” Given America’s heavy involvement in the Middle East, it was only natural to expect the uncovering of a large number of cables sent by US embassies and consulates in the region. And again, as expected, many of the leaks have revealed details embarrassing to US…

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