A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's Only a Game: the Egypt-Algeria Aftermath

We've reached the point of the Algerian Ambassador to Egypt being summoned by the Foreign Ministry and warned to protect Egyptian nationals in Algiers; the Egyptian PM calling the Algerian PM; an Egyptian telecommunications office being ransacked and $5 million worth of cell phones looted; the EgyptAir office in Algiers being destroyed; the Algerian Ambassador to Egypt having to publicly state that no Algerian fans were killed, as Algerian papers had claimed . . .

Here's an Egyptian report in English; or this from the Beirut Daily Star; an Arabic report from Al-Masry al-Youm (their English site is down).

Video of the ransacked EgyptAir office in Algiers:

It's only a game, it's only a game, and there's going to be another one in Khartoum . . .

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