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Canadian Embassy Closes In Cairo Over Security Fears

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada Politics

CAIRO - The Canadian Embassy in Cairo has been closed amid security concerns, one day after the British Embassy suspended its services because of safe...

How Egypt Won the Battles But Lost the War

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada
Firas Al-Atraqchi

When talk show host David Letterman asked news anchor Scott Pelley on June 27, 2012 what happened to the "Arab Spring," the latter replied: "It's almost as if the revolution never happened." This was what Omar Kamel, an advocate for social justice and civilian rule, feared the most.

Is Egypt's True Enemy Paranoia?

Bessma Momani | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada
Bessma Momani

During the short-lived rule of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood complained bitterly about the "deep state" while liberal-secularists accused the Brotherhood of consolidating power throughout Egypt to push through its conservative social policies. In rebutting these claims, each side accused the other of sheer paranoia.

What You've Read About Egypt Is Wrong

Rabbi Ben Hecht | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada
Rabbi Ben Hecht

In Egypt, there was a strong desire to be able to clearly declare who/what was absolutely right and who/what was absolutely wrong; there was a strong desire to be able to state what needed to be done -- in clear, concrete terms. In my mind, the complexity of facts was often, also, a tragic victim.

Canada's Embassy Reopens After Bloody Clashes

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Two Canadians detained in Cairo remained behind bars Wednesday as an uneasy calm allowed the reopening of the Canadian embassy in the Egyptia...

FREE MAN?

AP | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada

By Hamza Hendawi THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO, Egypt _ Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who is on retrial for the killings of hundreds of ...

Reversal of Fortune in Egypt: How the Muslim Brotherhood Fumbled

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 09.05.2013 | Canada
Firas Al-Atraqchi

There has been a lot of debate about the nature of Egypt's changing political landscape in the past few days -- did a coup remove President Mohamed Morsi or was the military acting on behalf of a massive popular uprising? But one thing almost everyone agrees on is how quickly the 85-year-old Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi lost favour with the people.

Canada Closes Embassy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada has shut down its embassy in Cairo as civil unrest continues to rock Egypt."As a security precaution and to ensure the protection of a...

Which Security Software Should You Use?

Kevin Lloyd | Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Alberta
Kevin Lloyd

I get asked this question a lot, and it's a question I love to be asked. I have spent the last ten years trying out just about every security software product available. I have come to the conclusion that you get what you pay for, and not all software is created equal.

If People View Muslims As Intolerant, That's Our Fault

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada
Hina P. Ansari

The film the Innocence of Muslims has recently been thrust into the spotlight and has played the willing role of firestarter to what can be seen as a tinderbox which harbours the sensitive feelings of my Muslim brothers and sisters. You, my dear Muslim brothers and sisters, fell for it. You have played right into the hands of this hate-monger filmmaker and into the hands of his bigoted friends who view Muslims as "crazy," "intolerant," "violent" all in the same breath. And thanks to you we have handed them another high profile example. On a big fat shiny platter.

My Experiences as a Yogic Nun

Marsha Low | Posted 08.24.2012 | Canada Living
Marsha Low

In The Orange Robe: My Eighteen Years as a Yogic Nun, Marsha Low shares her experience with the controversial Indian spiritual group Ananda Marga. In this excerpt, Low describes her time in Cairo, where she witnessed a lack of basic freedoms available to women -- the same freedoms Egyptian women now fear they may lose in the aftermath of the revolution.

MacKay Says World Must Encourage Peace In Egypt

CP | Melanie Patten, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2012 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Canada's defence minister called on the world Sunday to keep a close eye on situations unfolding in Syria and Iran while lending support to ...

Family Feud Leaves Canadian Dead In Egypt

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2012 | Canada

CAIRO - A Montreal man teaching in Egypt has died of his wounds after being caught in the crossfire of a gun battle in the country's south, local medi...

Will the Palestinians Accept Their Own State?

Avi Benlolo | Posted 11.18.2011 | Canada
Avi Benlolo

The Palestinians, Avigdor Lieberman said, have rebuffed every offer given to them for an independent state, and like many Israelis, Lieberman believes that everything has been tried and that Israel must "change its concept entirely." What that concept might be will depend on what happens at the UN this week.

Troops Clash With Protesters In Tahrir Square

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2011 | Canada

CAIRO - Egyptian troops clashed Monday with a small group of protesters camping out in Cairo's Tahrir Square to press demands for faster change and ju...