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Seven-Year Prison Terms for Al-Jazeera English Journalists

Seven-Year Prison Terms for Al-Jazeera English Journalists Three journalists from Al-Jazeera English were convicted on Monday by an Egyptian court and sentenced to seven years in prison, according to CBC News. The three were convicted on terrorism charges. The charges were filed against Mohamed Fahmy, the Egyptian-Canadian…>read more

No Comment June 23, 2014

Egypt’s Army Ousts President

Egypt’s Army Ousts President Protesting seems to be the thing to do in Egypt, ever since its historical success in the Arab Spring uprising of 2011. Yet this time it’s not clear whether we have something healthy like democratic protest, or a full-out military…>read more

No Comment July 3, 2013

Susan Rice Responds to Criticisms Against Her

Susan Rice Responds to Criticisms Against Her On Wednesday, United States Ambassador Susan Rice responded to comments made about her and her account of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans. Rice that her account was based on the initial intelligence community…>read more

1 Comment November 22, 2012

France 24 TV Reporter Attacked in Tahrir Square

France 24 TV Reporter Attacked in Tahrir Square According to France 24 TV, one of the network’s correspondents was attacked in Cairo’s Tahrir Square when she was overcome by a crowd of protestors. The correspondent, Sonia Dridi, suffered the attack at 10:30 PM on Friday night during after…>read more

No Comment October 22, 2012

Mubarak Steps Down

Mubarak Steps Down Breaking news from Cairo – President Mubarak has stepped down and handed over control to the military.  The announcement came on state TV by Vice President Omar Suleiman a short time ago.  With control passing to the military and not…>read more

No Comment February 11, 2011

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup Good morning everyone!  Today is Tuesday, February 8, and here’s a quick look back at yesterday’s news… Things appear to be calming down a little in Cairo… More firms are reporting their 2010 numbers, we have information from Cadwalader and…>read more

No Comment February 8, 2011

BigLaw Closes Shop in Egypt

BigLaw Closes Shop in Egypt Egypt is the 16th largest country in the world by population with 80 million people, but it is underrepresented by top law firms.  DLA Piper and Baker & McKenzie both have offices in Cairo, and both have shut down operations…>read more

No Comment February 2, 2011

DLA Piper Cuts 22 in Middle East

DLA Piper Cuts 22 in Middle East DLA Piper, which in April laid off eight associates in Dubai, is making another 22 positions redundant in its Middle East offices. Those affected are one partner, eight non-partner lawyers, and 13 staff. One third of the layoffs are in…>read more

2 Comments June 20, 2009

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Corporate Associate with 2-3 years of Corporate Law Experience
USA-DC-Washington

Top international law firm is seeking a corporate associate for their DC office, with 2-3 years of corporate law experience, to focus on global reorganizations matters. While prior experience with reo...