On Thursday’s NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown reports on three artists from Cairo with their own perspectives on the fascinating city he visited earlier this year: jewelry maker Azza Fahmy, conceptual artist Lara Baladi and dancer and choreographer Karima Mansour.
An ambitious, three-week festival called “Arabesque: Arts of the Arab World” opens at the Kennedy Center in Washington Monday. Jeffrey Brown offers the first in a series of broadcast and online reports around the festival and the artists it is showcasing. Continue reading
Reporting from Egypt, Lebanon and Kuwait during the transition to the new presidency, Jeffrey Brown spoke with locals about their reactions to the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Continue reading
Hours after ordering the closure of the Guantanamo prison within a year, President Barack Obama Thursday named veteran troubleshooters as special envoys to the Middle East and Afghanistan as he moves to repair America’s tarnished image abroad. Continue reading
In an effort to increase pressure on Hamas, Israel has intensified its air attacks and its troops have pushed further into the most crowded neighborhoods of the Gaza Strip as cease-fire talks move closer to a resolution. Continue reading
Talks continued in Cairo over a cease-fire to halt the fighting between Hamas and Israel entering its 18th day as human rights groups call for more humanitarian aid to civilians trapped in the Gaza Strip. Continue reading
Israel, Hamas and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have entered talks with Egypt on a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, the United Nations has suspended aid deliveries after a driver was killed by Israeli forces. Continue reading