@WSJ Middle East Correspondent based in Cairo. Formerly a criminal justice reporter in NYC. Follow me on Instagram t.co/ZBX5aPhSwP

New Egyptian Trial Targets Homosexuals

Egypt Appeals Court Orders Retrial in case of Al Jazeera Journalists

wsj.com — CAIRO-An appeals court in Egypt has ordered a retrial in the case of three imprisoned Al Jazeera English journalists. The decision Thursday came after a hearing at Egypt's Court of Cassation that lasted only a few minutes. Canadian-Egyptian Mohammed Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian Baher Mohammed all have been held...

Tunisian President-elect’s Focus on Security Has Some Worried

wsj.com — TUNIS, Tunisia- Beji Caid Essebsi ran for president on a promise to eradicate terrorism and restore security. The message resonated with voters, driving him to victory in the runoff on Sunday in Tunisia's first presidential election since independence in 1956, a contest that international observers deemed free and fair.

Beji Caid Essebsi Wins Tunisian Presidency

wsj.com — TUNIS, Tunisia-Election authorities in Tunisia confirmed on Monday that 88-year-old Beji Caid Essebsi had won the nation's first free presidential election, securing 55.68 % of votes against his rival, interim president Moncef Marzouki. Mr. Marzouki took 44.32% of the vote, but won decisive majorities in many of the nation's heartland regions where he remained popular, indicating Tunisians are still divided over the direction of...

Tunisians Head to Elect President in Runoff

wsj.com — TUNIS, Tunisia-Tunisians voted on Sunday for a new president in a runoff between a symbol of the country's previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist that came to power after the revolution of 2011.

Tunisia’s Runoff Election Poses Test for Country’s Democratic Transition

wsj.com — TUNIS-Tunisians will vote for their first freely elected president Sunday, a milestone for a nation that has eschewed much of the region's violent political upheaval but also a test of its halting democratic transition. The front-runner in the runoff election is Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old veteran of two autocratic regimes whose party, Nida Tunis, won a plurality in parliament in October on an anti-Islamist platform.

Egyptian activists dismayed after Hosni Mubarak’s murder charges dropped

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Rights Groups Dismayed After Mubarak Murder Charges Dropped

online.wsj.com — CAIRO-Rights groups denounced an Egyptian court's decision to drop murder charges against former President Hosni Mubarak in connection with the killings of protesters during the 2011 uprising, saying it erased one of the biggest achievements of the Arab Spring.

Egyptian court dismisses murder charges against Mubarak

marketwatch.com — CAIRO--An Egyptian court dismissed murder charges against former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Saturday in the killing of hundreds of protesters during a 2011 uprising against his autocratic rule, a decision that comes after the nation has shifted back toward authoritarianism.

Egypt Government Puts Down Attempt at Large Protests

online.wsj.com — CAIRO-Two military officers and at least one protester were killed in separate incidents in the capital on Friday, as an ultraconservative Islamist group called for mass demonstrations against the government. The officers were killed in separate incidents in Cairo Friday morning, which an official described as "drive-by shootings," according to the state news agency, MENA.
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Jan 31, 2015

RT @evanchill: Joe Scarborough looks like someone stole his favorite toy when @AymanM suggests some problems with American Sniper mediaite.com/tv/nbcs-ayman-…

Jan 31, 2015

RT @MaxBlumenthal: For criticizing American Sniper, MSNBC's @AymanM bombarded w/Islamophobic hate speech and calls for his violent death pic.twitter.com/wmd0gXOdb3

Jan 30, 2015

@ishaantharoor @kanishktharoor @THESAUNDER haha. Back in the day we had schedule books with a panda ricking a UNIS varsity jacket

Jan 29, 2015

RT @malas_n: Read .@aylushka_a 's dispatch from #Kobani - despite the scale of destruction, families still excited to go home: on.wsj.com/1BrvLlg

Jan 27, 2015

@OrenYaniv hey dude! Yeah I'm here for a little while longer. Will msg you privately

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