Pioneer Square World Cup 2018 LIVE Viewings!

Watch the 2018 World Cup in Pioneer Square! Bring your lunch to Occidental Square (117 S Washington St) and join the Alliance for Pioneer Square and the Downtown Seattle Association for LIVE viewings of the 2018 World Cup during the weekday. Semi-finals and final game times are TBD. Brought to you by Pioneer Square Seattle & #SummerInTheParks. Viewing […]
Jun 7, 2018

EgyptAir jet missing after mid-air plunge

The jet was less than a third full, with 66 people on board, including 30 Egyptian and 15 French nationals.
May 19, 2016

Beast Mode rides camel in Egypt on goodwill tour

Marshawn Lynch rode a camel, as he and other professional athletes go on a goodwill tour of Egypt to promote fitness and education.
Mar 3, 2016

Egyptian musician brings soulful sound of the saz to Seattle in OneBeat Festival

Saz player Abdallah Abozekry is one of 24 musicians from 17 countries who are part of the OneBeat Festival, in Seattle the week of Nov. 2-7.
Oct 30, 2015
Protesters in July calling for the ouster of Mohamed Morsi hold a photo General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Photo from REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Everybody loves el-Sisi: World leaders complicit as Egypt returns to dictatorship

The world stands by and watches as Egypt returns to the same military dictatorship that the Arab Spring was celebrated for overthrowing.
May 27, 2015

“The Square” sparks controversy, flashbacks to Egyptian Revolution

Join the Seattle Globalist Thursday for a screening of The Square, and Q & A with director Jehane Noujaim.
Jan 22, 2014

Live Twitter Chat with Egyptian Youth

A conversation with Egyptian youth in Seattle about Egypt’s politics and future. Tweets about “#sgegypt”
Nov 5, 2013
Still from a Sham MC's video by Egyptian director Yassin Gabriel.

Rappers bring horror of Syrian Civil War to life in lyrics

The Sham MC’s have refused to let war in their country dash their dreams of hip-hop stardom.
Oct 24, 2013
Protesters in July calling for the ouster of Mohamed Morsi hold a photo General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Photo from REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Egypt’s long and winding road back to square one

After two and a half years of turmoil, what have we Egyptians really gained?
Aug 25, 2013
Thousands gather outside the presidential palace in Cairo on July 2nd demanding the removal of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. (Photo by Keith Lane )

What the heck is happening in Egypt?

For a young Egyptian-American in Seattle, understanding developments in Egypt means a lot more than just tuning in to cable news.
Jul 24, 2013
Playwright Muhammad Marros. (Photos by Keith Lane and Muhammad Marros)

Double Vision: Testing the line between photographer and subject in Cairo

Just because you own a smartphone does not mean you are a photographer.
Jun 29, 2013

Seattle Muslims prepare for long Ramadan days

Fasting for 17 hours a day is no walk in the park. But it’s that much harder when the person sitting next to you is eating a cheeseburger, or a succulent slice of pizza. Or, for Mohammad Ismail, there’s that tempting looking Starbucks on the way to work. Born in Pakistan, this is the second […]
Jul 20, 2012
Egypt Elections

A Globalist primer on the Egyptian elections

Egyptians went to the polls this week to vote in the first presidential election since the revolution last year. If all goes according to plan, the winner will be the first freely elected president in Egypt’s history, and the standard bearer for a new era of politics in the Middle East. In short, this is […]
May 24, 2012
Cairo

Why do they hate us? It’s single-minded activism

I can’t stop thinking about an article I read a couple weeks ago. Why Do They Hate Us: The real war on women in the Middle East, by Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy, was published in Foreign Policy Magazine, and provoked a huge reaction. The article focused on the war against women in the Arab world; she […]
May 4, 2012

Seattle Egyptians celebrate revolution, but keep up fight for freedom back home

In the Egyptian capital of Cairo, thousands have flooded into Tahir Square to mark the one-year anniversary of the revolution which overthrew dictator Hosni Mubarak. This photo of the packed square is getting heavy play on  Facebook profiles worldwide. Despite the celebration, it’s been a long year for Egypt. When Mubarak left, the military took […]
Jan 25, 2012

Monday is Muslim Day at the Capitol

For the past few years, Muslims in the state of Washington have been going to Olympia on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to celebrate the memory of one of the nation’s greatest advocates for civil rights and human dignity. The event has been a great success, drawing several hundred Muslims from all over the state […]
Jan 14, 2012