Do Egyptians Really Live in the Pyramids?

August 26, 2010 No Comments

This is a teaser of a longer video on the best places to go for food, drinks, and shopping in Cairo, Egypt. Watch the whole version at GlobalPost after signing up for their Passport membership.

Heat in the Holy Land

July 15, 2010 1 Comment

In the West Bank, one engineer is digging deep for clean energy using geothermal power.  The Palestinian’s technology is so successful that he’s even raising eyebrows in Israel too.  Originally published by Global Post on July 15, 2010.

Israel’s Battery Pioneer

June 1, 2010 No Comments

Meet Doron Aurbach, one of world’s leading of magnesium batteries, which many scientists believe will help spread the use of solar panels in homes. Originally published by Global Post on June 1, 2010.

A Pharaonic fish tale from Cairo

April 5, 2010 No Comments

Sham el Nessim, or ‘smelling the breezes’ is a holiday from pharaonic times, ushering in the first day of spring. But every year, one popular custom creates quite a stink. Originally published by Global Post on April 5, 2010.

Limp Butts in Egypt

February 17, 2010 No Comments

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but many Egyptians are speechless over an image that recently hit the streets here.  Can a new impotence warning dent the manhood of Egypt’s smokers? Originally published by Global Post on February 17, 2010.

Pumping Iron in Gaza

January 15, 2010 No Comments

Throughout the Gaza Strip, where many cities are still destroyed from the Israeli offensive, some young men are finding hope in the gym.  But steroid use is a growing problem. Originally published on Global Post on January 15, 2010.

Copts see Virgin Mary over Cairo

January 7, 2010 No Comments

In December 2009, a flash of light appeared over a church in Cairo. Was it the Virgin Mary or just a hoax?  GP’s Jon Jensen visits the church and speaks with witnesses.  Originally published by Global Post on January 7, 2010.

Israeli Hold on Gaza Strains Fishing Industry

December 7, 2009 No Comments

Early morning in the harbor off Gaza City and fishermen are busy hauling in the day’s catch. But see why scenes like this one are becoming more and more rare in Gaza.  Originally published by Global Post on December 7, 2009.

Egypt’s Christians uphold tattoo tradition

October 14, 2009 No Comments

In a tiny shack on the outskirts of Cairo, 8-year-old Abenoub is set to undergo a unique right of passage. This young Christian is about to get his first tattoo – a Coptic cross. Originally published by Global Post on October 14, 2009.

Smog blankets Egypt’s World Cup

September 28, 2009 No Comments

Officials are hoping that Egypt will take the fans’ breaths away as it hosts its first under-20 World Cup. But that’s the problem – it very well might.  Jon Jensen investigates Cairo’s infamous ‘black cloud’. Originally published by Global Post on September 28, 2009.  

From Gods to Garbage Dwellers

July 21, 2009 1 Comment

For street cats in Cairo, it’s a rough life. Once a sacred symbol of ancient Egypt, many cats here are now scraping by, struggling to survive.  Originally published by Global Post (and later PBS World Focus) on July 21, 2009.