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Cairo, Egypt
Cairo Editor and Correspondent — Associated Press

I am a journalist working for The Associated Press (@AP) in Cairo, Egypt. I can be reached at jgambrell [at] ap (dot) org. PGP key: http://bit.ly/19YznQ4

Oct 01, 2014

RT @AP: BREAKING: Syrian official says 17 people killed, including 10 children, in car bombs near Homs school

Oct 01, 2014

The @AP is hiring an executive to be in charge of member and subscriber relations in northeast US: ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/caree…

Oct 01, 2014

The @AP is hiring a global news leader to helm coverage from New York during daylight hours there: ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/caree…

Oct 01, 2014

Actually, told that "her house is under an expanse of marble," not toilets, though toilets nearby.

Oct 01, 2014

This detail especially striking: "The house of Khadijah, the first wife of the Prophet Muhammad, has been turned into a block of toilets."

Oct 01, 2014

This @nytimes opinion piece today on Mecca's disappearing history also hits on topics of @AP story by @ayaelb: mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/01/opi…

Oct 01, 2014

"Just a small mush kila. It is normal in #Egypt," says woman after I put out wastebasket fire at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf with water bottle.

Oct 01, 2014

Compare this @AP photo of Mecca from 1954 to this one from 2013. And changes keep coming, as @ayaelb writes. pic.twitter.com/Z2eBpD84i4

Oct 01, 2014

Also note the great @AP file images on this story from the 1950s on showing how Mecca has changed ahead of hajj this year.

Oct 01, 2014

"In 2008, for example, the house of Abu Bakr, Muhammad's successor as leader of the Muslim community, was razed to make way for a Hilton."

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