Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson http://wrti.org en An American Soccer Coach In Egypt's National Court http://wrti.org/post/american-soccer-coach-egypts-national-court Anti-Americanism is on the rise in Egypt these days. A highly publicized trial is under way in Cairo against U.S.-funded pro-democracy groups, and Egyptians are making it clear they reject any American involvement in their country's affairs.<p>There's one exception, however: an American living in Cairo whom Egyptians are counting on to shake things up. His name is Bob Bradley, and he's the New Jersey-born coach of Egypt's struggling national soccer team.<p>What many Egyptians admire about Bradley, who coached the U.S. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 04:01:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 1406 at http://wrti.org An American Soccer Coach In Egypt's National Court Egyptians Prepare For Wide-Open Presidential Poll http://wrti.org/post/egyptians-prepare-wide-open-presidential-poll Egypt's presidential race officially kicks off Saturday, and there are already more than a dozen contenders for what is expected to be the most competitive presidential election ever.<p>Nevertheless, many Egyptians fear those currently in power will try to manipulate the process to make sure that a candidate of their choosing wins.<p>At 41, Khaled Ali is the youngest Egyptian vying to be his country's next president.<p>Hundreds of supporters turned out Monday night to hear the labor lawyer announce his candidacy in downtown Cairo. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:25:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 911 at http://wrti.org Egyptians Prepare For Wide-Open Presidential Poll In Egypt, Christian-Muslim Tension Is On The Rise http://wrti.org/post/egypt-christian-muslim-tension-rise Blackened rubble is all that is left of Abskharon Suleiman's appliance store in the northern Egyptian village of Sharbat.<p>Suleiman is a Coptic Christian, and his upstairs apartment, as well as his children's homes and shops, were gutted and looted in an attack last month by young Muslim men.<p>In Egypt, growing tensions between Muslims and Christians have led to sporadic violence. Many Egyptians blame the interreligious strife on hooligans taking advantage of absent or weak security forces. Sat, 25 Feb 2012 11:11:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 792 at http://wrti.org In Egypt, Christian-Muslim Tension Is On The Rise The Woman Behind Egypt's Crackdown On Aid Groups http://wrti.org/post/woman-behind-egypts-crackdown-aid-groups In Egypt, a female Cabinet minister has emerged as the driving force behind a <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/02/14/146881973/egyptians-harbor-suspicions-about-u-s-aid-groups">crackdown on U.S.-funded pro-democracy groups</a>.<p>The attacks of Faiza Aboul Naga — a holdover from the regime of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak — have made her a hero to many Egyptians who believe she is defending their country's honor. But the threat she poses to billions of dollars in U.S. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 21:59:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 499 at http://wrti.org The Woman Behind Egypt's Crackdown On Aid Groups Egyptians Harbor Suspicions About U.S. Aid Groups http://wrti.org/post/egyptians-harbor-suspicions-about-us-aid-groups The Egyptian government has further escalated tensions with Washington by accusing U.S. officials of directly funding nonprofit groups to create chaos in the Arab country.<p>The latest comments were made by an Egyptian Cabinet member to prosecutors conducting a criminal probe into the activities of 43 aid workers, many of them American.<p>Such claims anger U.S. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:56:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 393 at http://wrti.org Egyptians Harbor Suspicions About U.S. Aid Groups A Year After Mubarak Fell, What Has Egypt Achieved? http://wrti.org/post/year-after-mubarak-fell-what-has-egypt-achieved Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Now let's move to Egypt where one year ago today mounting protests forced Hosni Mubarak to step down as president. Last February, millions of jubilant Egyptians poured out onto the streets across the country, but that mood has given way to widespread frustration. Many Egyptians object to the continued hold on power by Mubarak's military allies, a rapidly weakening economy and the failure to bring the former president to justice. Sat, 11 Feb 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 245 at http://wrti.org