Gaser El Safty - Online Editor

Stories from Gaser El Safty - Online Editor

Bullet shells and blood
Thursday, May 26th, 2011
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,

Shafik resigns
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
In a stunning development late Thursday, Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik submitted his resignation following persistent demonstrations in Tahrir Square calling for his ouster.

A former Egyptian Air Force fighter pilot and close ally to the former government, Shafik served as minister for civil aviation before being appointed by former President Hosni Mubarak to lead the go

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

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.

Church Bombing Sit In 1
Thursday, January 6th, 2011

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.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

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.