In a sight that resembled no man’s land, Mohamed Abdel Atti maneuvered through barbed wire closing off the streets leading to Tahrir to reveal pools of blood and shells covering the streets of the Square.
Demonstrators from the night before calling for faster action from the Supreme Council in prosecuting former president Mubarak and the upper echelons of the previous government,
The scene in front of my house in Maadi resembled an arsenal of death; while manning a security checpoint, I saw every shape and length of wooden stick, an assortment of kitchen knives, swords, handguns, rifles, automatic weapons and my absolute favorite, a bow and arrow. I saw a little boy, not much taller than my knee, walking around with two Pepsi bottles filled with petrol in one hand and a knife in another.
The American University in Cairo's students organized a sit-in on January 5 to express solidarity with the victims of the New Year's Eve church bombing in Alexandria and urge Egyptians to stay united irrespective of religion.
Human Resources (HR) and administration officials have denied charges of malpractice and mistreatment made by two AUC employees.
Shireen Fareed, a senior HR manager, was let go after 35 days of employment at AUC in what she says was unfair dismissal.
The AUC alumna, who had 12 years of multinational HR experience, said she was disappointed to find incongruities in hiring and financial remuneration policies in her department. On September 23, she sought to resign on ethical grounds after raising these concerns to her superiors.