There is much to be said about the current security crisis in Egyptian universities. There is, first, the matter of students getting shot and killed on campus. Then there are the issues of police violence and accountability, universities and...

Third Eye

There is something reassuring about seeing framed pictures on a gallery wall by virtual unknowns as young as 19. And yet there's also a sense of wariness that these aspiring artists are going to get entangled in the politics of what...

Rafah border crossing

Since former President Hosni Mubarak’s days, the Egyptian authorities have alternated between opening and closing the Rafah crossing — the only remaining gate to Gaza not controlled by the Israeli side.

Since 2010, the crossing was...

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