Egypt


A guide to modern-day embalming

Death can be a very ugly thing. With dying comes decomposition, germs, and general grossness. So if you’ve ever seen a serene-looking dead person (or…




Egypt since Morsi

The political situation in Egypt remains volatile following the July 3 military overthrow of elected President Mohamed Morsi. A July 19 clash between Morsi supporters…




international news briefs

Arab League places sanctions on Syria The Arab League has finalized details on economic and diplomatic sanctions against Syria, as unrest continues and the Middle…


From revolution to freedom?

I woke up this morning to the news that a good friend’s brother-in-law was shot in the head in Tahrir Square last night. He has…


international news briefs

Over 1000 Afghans protest possible pact to keep US troops in Afghanistan More than 1,000 university students blocked a main highway in eastern Afghanistan on…