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Welcome to the desert of the real - Blog - The Arabist
The above pic from a gallery by Julien Chatelin at Guernica: The images of a crowded and riotous Tahrir Square are the most recent portraits of Egypt burnished in the public imagination. They offer a glimpse into a constantly evolving narrative of a nation whose political upheaval has transformed our understanding and perceptions of politics in the Arab world.
Pirates' Morton faces possible Tommy John surgery
Published: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 10:34 a.m. Updated 5 minutes ago The Pirates' Charlie Morton has had his elbow rehabilitation shut down amid concerns of a major injury, two sources have told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. More word is expected later today. General manager Neal Huntington declined to confirm or comment, out of respect for Morton's privacy.
News from The Associated Press
Egyptian Judge Ahmed Rifaat delivered a strongly worded statement Saturday before handing down sentences in Hosni Mubarak's trial. The former Egyptian president and his ex-security chief were sentenced to life in prison, while six former senior police officials were acquitted of the same charges. Mubarak and his sons were also acquitted of corruption charges.
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JISH, Israel (AP) -- Two villages in the Holy Land's tiny Christian community are teaching Aramaic in an ambitious effort to revive the language that Jesus spoke, centuries after it all but disappeared from the Middle East.
Contesting Egypt's Future - By Elijah Zarwan
In Egypt, on every street and in every alleyway, there has been one topic of serious debate over the past few weeks: today's presidential elections, the country's first of any suspense or consequence. Figures from Egypt's formerly quasi-underground opposition stare down from billboards blanketing the country.
Rinaldo responds to hit
ZAC RINALDO said he let his emotions get the best of him. With his team trailing by a touchdown in Wednesday night's Game 4, Rinaldo wanted to flatten someone. Pittsburgh defenseman Zbynek Michalek just happened to get in the way.
Penguins not giving up on road to Stanley Cup just yet
Three losses, twenty goals allowed and none from scoring champion Evgeni Malkin. There`s little from the first three games that would bolster a belief that this series could reach Game 7, 6 or even 5. Yet the Penguins disagree. Wednesday night`s Game 4 against the Flyers isn`t the finale, they insist.
Flyers aren't sharing any comeback secrets with Penguins
VOORHEES, N.J. - When asked about embarrassing their biggest rival and having the Penguins firmly on the ropes, a few of the Philadelphia Flyers offered a smile. But they aren`t offering advice. The 2010 Flyers are one of three teams in NHL history to overcome a 3-0 series deficit, but the remaining players from that squad aren`t sharing secrets.
Kovacevic: A confession: Jagr was right
VOORHEES, N.J. - Jaromir Jagr was right. For all else that will pain Pittsburgh`s passionate hockey fans once the Penguins complete their epic collapse in these Stanley Cup playoffs, either Wednesday night in Game 4 or later this week, nothing should cut deeper than those four words.
Penguins' Neal, Asham are suspended for Game 4 of playoff series
VOORHEES, N.J. - Steve Sullivan, a veteran of 15 NHL seasons, offered an experienced grin Tuesday regarding the situation facing his Penguins. That situation: possibly playing an elimination Game 4 of a Round 1 Stanley Cup playoff series Wednesday night at Philadelphia without four regulars.
Penguins face penalties from NHL after Game 3 loss to Flyers
PHILADELPHIA - The Penguins haven`t looked like themselves for most of a first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers. They should look different Wednesday night in Game 4 while attempting to avoid a stunning sweep.
Kovacevic: Don't bother showing for Game 4
PHILADELPHIA - Within a couple hours of maybe the most pathetic playoff performance in Penguins history, the sloppy, senseless and stupid-beyond-words 8-4 loss to the Flyers in Game 3 on Sunday, the tattered remains of this team boarded an aircraft for Pittsburgh. That`s where they`re set to practice the next two days, then return here for Game 4.
New home hasn't been kind to Penguins in NHL's postseason
Kris Letang did not sleep much early Thursday morning, haunted by a weird bounce of the puck the night before on home ice that he said contributed to an overtime goal by the Flyers` Jakub Voracek. The goal staked Philadelphia to a 1-0 lead in this best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.