Stories by Sarah A. Topol

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    Young And Broke On The Frontlines

    Rookie freelancers are risking their lives to cover the story of the Arab spring—with dangerous consequences.
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    The Plagues Of Egypt

    Few people think Morsi can deliver the miracles he promised. But if he can’t, they’re all in serious trouble.
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    Egypt’s NGO Purge

    The current crackdown could spell the end of U.S. military assistance to Cairo.
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    Egypt Bombing Raises Fears of More Sectarian Attacks

    The new year began in the Arab world’s most populous country with an explosion of long-simmering sectarian tensions. Thirty minutes after midnight on Jan. 1, during a New Year’s Eve mass, a bomb exploded in front of Saints Church in the northern port city of Alexandria, killing 21 worshipers and injuring about 100 others in the deadliest attack on Egypt’s Christian minority in more than a decade.
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    Election Sweep Boosts Mubarak

    With the results of Sunday's parliamentary elections in Egypt, the regime of President Hosni Mubarak sent a powerful message that it will brook no dissent as the country moves toward a possible presidential transition as early as next year.
  • A New Campaign for Succession in Egypt

    Election season in Egypt is turning into a mysterious time. In recent weeks, posters reading GAMAL MUBARAK: THE DREAM OF THE POOR have sprung up in impoverished neighborhoods across the country. The odd thing is that Gamal’s father, octogenarian President Hosni Mubarak, has never once hinted at what, or who, might follow his reign.