Mar 14, 2016

Lawyers finish second in highest paid jobs

Lawyers trail physicians in pay leads news summary including efforts to lower fines, Egyptian court sentences blogger and jailed sect leader tries to speak.

Jun 8, 2015

Britain considers putting constitution on paper

Britain's consideration of a written constitution heads news summary that includes possible change in California's traffic courts and apology to lawyers from Egypt's president and apology from lawyers to Hollywood executives.

Sep 2, 2013

Terrorism charges stay against extradited Egyptian, federal judge rules

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Friday refused to toss out terrorism charges facing an Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain and said she’ll decide during a trial next year whether government references to al-Qaida being led by Osama bin Laden more than a decade ago and other statements are inflammatory. U.S. District […]

Dec 3, 2012

Law blog roundup

Let's kickoff the week with these news items.

Sep 15, 2011

Deserted pyramids, ‘revolution specials’ in Egypt

CAIRO — The pyramid rose out of the sand before me, its smooth stone walls crumbling around the edges, but still majestic and mountainous. As I hiked around it, studying the etched hieroglyphs and pausing to pick up a small rock from the sand, I was filled with wonder. How did the ancient Egyptians build […]

May 24, 2011

7 tombs in Egypt’s New Kingdom Cemetery open to tourists

CAIRO — The tombs of seven men, including several who served King Tutankhamen and his father, the pharaoh Akhenaten, were opened to tourists on Monday after restoration. Egypt’s minister of antiquities, Zahi Hawass, told reporters that the tombs in the New Kingdom Cemetery could draw more visitors to the site in South Saqqara, which is […]

May 8, 2011

US tour operators looking to resume tours to Egypt

CAIRO — U.S. tour operators and Egyptian officials are hoping to convince hesitant international travelers that Egypt is now safe and stable enough to resume large-scale tourism. A delegation of representatives from the U.S. tourism industry visited the country over Easter weekend, meeting with officials from the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and the U.S. Embassy. […]

Apr 21, 2011

Inside the First Amendment: Internet access means trouble for dictators

More than 2 billion people across the globe have Internet access and there are some 5 billion mobile-phone subscriptions, according to the 2010 Human Rights Report released this month by the U.S. Department of State. As we saw in Tunisia and Egypt, connective technologies have revolutionized revolution. Millions of angry and motivated people — many […]

Feb 11, 2011

Stocks rally after Mubarak relinquishes power

NEW YORK — News that Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak resigned sent stocks modestly higher around the world Friday. Investors were waiting to see if the unrest in Egypt might still spread to other countries. Markets had been lower earlier Friday after Mubarak had tried to cling to office. The Dow Jones industrial average was down […]

Feb 4, 2011

Report: Egypt protests cost $310M per day

CAIRO — Credit Agricole says Egypt’s ongoing political crisis is costing the country at least $310 million per day. In a report released Friday, the investment bank said it was revising down its forecast for Egypt’s economic growth to 3.7 percent from 5.3 percent in 2011. Egypt’s economy has been battered by the more than […]

Jan 31, 2011

Universities bringing students home from Egypt

Dozens of students at mid-Atlantic universities have either been pulled out of Egypt or are on their way home amid political unrest that threatens to topple the government. The Associated Press contacted a half-dozen major universities in the region Monday, and all said they were arranging for students, faculty and staff to get out of […]

Jan 28, 2011

Stocks sink as protests escalate in Egpyt

NEW YORK — Stocks fell broadly Friday as the unrest in Egypt worsened. The dollar, Treasurys, gold and other assets seen as safe rose. The Egyptian government’s response to escalating street protests unnerved investors. Riot police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and used water cannons to disperse a crowd that had gathered in the largest […]

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