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Bay Area Egyptian-Americans Call For Halt to U.S. Military Aid

August 19, 2013 | 1:09 pm

Bay Area Egyptian-Americans Call For Halt to U.S. Military Aid

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by Alex Emslie A crowd of about 100 Egyptian-Americans from around the Bay Area gathered at San Francisco’s Civic Center Sunday calling for the U.S. to halt billions of dollars in aid to the Egyptian military until violence that skyrocketed last week is stopped. Clashes between military forces and Egyptians opposed to the army’s ouster […]

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July 3, 2013 | 12:10 pm

Egyptian Military Overthrows President Morsi

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CAIRO (AP) — The armed forces ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president Wednesday after just a year in power, installing a temporary civilian government, suspending the constitution and calling for new elections. Islamist President Mohammed Morsi denounced it as a “full coup” by the military. After the televised announcement by the army chief, millions of […]

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Video: Google’s Wael Ghonim Credits Facebook for Egyptian Revolution

February 11, 2011 | 11:44 am

Video: Google’s Wael Ghonim Credits Facebook for Egyptian Revolution

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CNN today interviewed Wael Ghonim, the Google marketing executive and anti-government activist who became an inspiration to Egyptian protesters after being freed from custody and giving an emotional interview on TV. Questioned by Wolf Blitzer today, Ghonim credited the Internet and especially Facebook for facilitating the country’s revolution. “I want to meet Mark Zuckerberg one […]

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Jubiliation in Egypt as Mubarak Quits Presidency, Cedes Power to Military

February 11, 2011 | 8:10 am

Jubiliation in Egypt as Mubarak Quits Presidency, Cedes Power to Military

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From Al Jazeera: Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, has resigned from his post, handing over power to the armed forces. Omar Suleiman, the vice-president, announced in a televised address that the president was “waiving” his office, and had handed over authority to the Supreme Council of the armed forces. Earlier, massive crowds have gathered across […]

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February 10, 2011 | 12:52 pm

Live: Watch, Listen, and Read Egyptian President Mubarak’s Address Online

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Live Blog (NPR.org) Listen to KQED’s live stream Watch (PBS.org) Live video chat by Ustream

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Video: Emotional Interview With Freed Google Exec Wael Ghonim Inspires Egypt Protesters

February 8, 2011 | 9:16 am

Video: Emotional Interview With Freed Google Exec Wael Ghonim Inspires Egypt Protesters

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The New York Times blog The Lede has posted the subtitled video of Wael Ghonim’s emotional interview on Egyptian TV yesterday. The first video is an introduction; the actual interview starts in the second video. Ghonim is Google’s head in of marketing for the Middle East and Africa. He was taken into police custody during […]

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All Members of Cal Alumni Group Out of Egypt

February 1, 2011 | 3:31 pm

All Members of Cal Alumni Group Out of Egypt

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Update 3:24 p.m. KQED’s Scott Shafer spoke to Jackie Olson, director of Cal Discoveries Travel. She said that all members of the Cal alumni group traveling in Egypt have now safely left the country and are either home or en route. Earlier post The Wall Street Journal’s reporter in Egypt, Charles Levinson, ran into a […]

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January 31, 2011 | 12:02 pm

Interview: Getting Out of Egypt

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KQED’s Stephanie Martin today talked to Peter Combe, a San Francisco resident who describes his sister and her family’s ordeal getting out of Egypt. Stephanie Martin talks to San Francisco man about his sister’s ordeal in getting out of Cairo Related: Sacramento area college student stuck in Egypt (News 10 Sacramento) Missing Google Exec’s Last […]

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Marchers in San Francisco Support Egypt Uprising

January 29, 2011 | 9:16 pm

Marchers in San Francisco Support Egypt Uprising

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Demonstrations were held in many U.S. cities Saturday, including San Francisco and Los Angeles. From the Associated Press in San Francisco: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Demonstrators marched through downtown San Francisco on Saturday to show solidarity with the uprising in Egypt and demand the ouster of the Egyptian president. A crowd of several hundred crammed […]

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Follow Events in Egypt Live

January 28, 2011 | 2:22 pm

Follow Events in Egypt Live

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Some resources to follow events in Egypt as they break: Google News search Yahoo! News photos Watch Al Jazeera English webcast Watch MSNBC coverage Twitter: Egypt BBC News NPR Two-Way rolling updates NY Times Lede blog rolling updates YouTube videos: Egypt PBS NewsHour: Egypt’s Day of Rage photo essay

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