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Melancholia ad Aegyptum

It is an early spring morning in Alexandria’s waterfront Ramla Square and a distinguished-looking man—neither local nor fully foreign in …

The Unheard Struggle in Egypt

Last month, Egypt saw renewed protests following the election of Morsi, with millions of Egyptians having high expectations from the …

A Sting in the Tale

Today on the website of al-Masry al-Youm newspaper was a light-hearted story poking fun at the Salafis, the fundamentalist Muslims …

The Cosmopolitan Librarian

The director of Alexandria’s library, Ismail Serageldin, is a shining example of Arab leadership. With a diverse background ranging from architecture to economic development, Serageldin’s philosophical approach to rights and the value he attributes to tolerance make this leader stand apart.