Egypt

Common Dreams staff
Official sources say the hijacking of an EgyptAir plane has ended, with all passengers safe and the suspect arrested. Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said the man's motives were thus far unclear. "At some moments he asked to meet with a representative of the European Union and at other points he asked to go to another airport but there was...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Egyptian flags fly over Cairo's Tahrir Square during the 2011 uprising. (Photo: Ramy Raoof/cc/flickr)
Five years after mass popular uprisings ousted longtime dictator Hosni Mubarek...
Common Dreams staff
A Russian passenger airliner with 224 hundred on board has crashed in Egypt on...

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Egypt's grotesque sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists to years in prison for doing their job is sparking well-earned outrage, with their boss declaring the decision "defies logic, sense and any semblance of justice.” Hopefully, outrage will likewise greet the news that, the day before, John Kerry was in Egypt assuring al-Sisi the U.S. will be sending Apache helicopters "very, very soon" to add to the $600 million of weaponry we've already sent, now that our two freedom-loving countries...