Sam Welbeck

15 Flips | 4 Magazines | 2 Following | @samwelbeck | Keep up with Sam Welbeck on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Sam Welbeck”

International education in Egypt – the transition towards more transparency

By <i>Henri Kors</i><p>When I joined ISTER Ltd. and came to Egypt, I was not surprised at the lack of transparency given by the majority of the international …

Elite hacker Barnaby Jack dies ahead of Black Hat event

<b>An elite hacker who was due to demonstrate how heart implants could be hacked has died unexpectedly in San Francisco.</b><p>Barnaby Jack died on Thursday, the city's medical examiner's office told Reuters, but did not give more details.<p>He had been due to give a presentation into medical device …

Egypt’s liberals seek to ban political Islamists from power

A growing backlash against Egypt’s political Islamists looked set to intensify over the coming weeks as the nation’s revolutionary forces outlined …

Frankie Boyle hunger strike in support of Shaker Aamer

<b>Frankie Boyle says he has not eaten for four days in a bid to highlight the case of Shaker Aamer - the last UK resident being held at Guantanamo Bay.</b><p>The Scottish comedian has joined campaigners who are attempting to fast for a combined total of 1,000 hours.<p>Mr Aamer, from London, has been detained …

Expat appeals UAE sentence after rape charge

A Norwegian woman has spoken out about the 16-month prison sentence she received in Dubai after reporting a rape incident to police in March this year.<p>Marte Deborah Dalelv was visiting Dubai on a business trip from Qatar, where she worked as a decorator, when she was raped. The 25-year-old reported …

Arts & Culture

<b>Doha, Qatar</b> - An exclusive story published on Al Jazeera's website has been criticised for being inaccurate and disingenuous after it detailed US government funds earmarked for opponents of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.<p>Emad Mekay's "<b>Exclusive: US bankrolled anti-Morsi activists</b>” …

New York Times shocker: The truth about Egypt slips out

In a rare moment of candor, the paper exposes U.S. involvement in the coup — and then seems to promptly forget it<p>Have you noticed the silence, the casual indifference, of the Obama administration since the Egyptian army shoved President Mohamed Morsi from office in a military coup that gets …

After the Coup

Anti-Mubarak protesters near Tahrir Square during the 2011 protests that toppled the dictator.<p>The greatest blow to Islamic terrorism in recent years …

US bankrolled anti-Morsi activists | US & Canada

<b>Berkeley, United States</b> - President Barack Obama recently stated the United States was not taking sides as Egypt's crisis came to a head with the military overthrow of the democratically elected president.<p>But a review of dozens of US federal government documents shows Washington has quietly funded …

William Hague is betraying Britain's values in its response to the Egyptian coup

William Hague can’t tell the truth about Morsi’s departure from power in Egypt for fear of upsetting the US<p>I want to be fair to Mr Hague. He is Britain’s cleverest and most hard-working foreign secretary since Robin Cook. He is the master of his brief. Unlike his dreadful predecessors, David …

United Kingdom

Are some Egyptians’ lives worth less than others?

Fifty five people were shot by the Egyptian military on Monday, and the idealistic young revolutionaries who rose up against the regime in 2011 don’t …

Muslim Brotherhood

The myth of the 1,400 year Sunni-Shia war | Rwanda

During the period of European rule over Rwanda, the Belgian colonial administrators of the territory accomplished an extraordinary feat in their subjugation of the local population - the deliberate manufacture of new ethnic divisions.<p>By formulating ethnic categorisations based on subjective …

Confronting anti-black racism in the Arab world | Egypt

In response to an essay I wrote recently regarding the "essential blackness" of the Palestinian struggle, I received this reaction, among others: "What about Arab anti-black racism? Or the Arab slave trade?"<p>The Arab slave trade is a fact of history and anti-black racism is a fact of current …