2011

In the past three years, it has become common for Egyptians to hear stories of those who left Egypt -- a friend, a friend of a friend, a cousin, a neighbor, an acquaintance, a well-known activist, a public figure -- all packed their things and dreams they cherished for Egypt in the wake of the revolution, and off then went. To Canada, to the US, to Australia, to Europe, to the Arab Gulf, to Turkey -- and elsewhere.
There are increasing numbers of young adults entering the labor market each year and simply not enough jobs to employ them
Donald Trump is refusing to release his tax returns despite pledging to do so repeatedly in the past.
Welcome back to our annual year-end awards column! Part one of this column ran last week, just in case you missed it. We've got a lot to cover, so let's jump right in with no further introduction.
Brendan's parents arranged the meeting with the Pope through the Make a Wish Foundation, which made it possible for seriously
The army has no place in the political process and should stay out of it. The coup should be defeated and democracy restored, otherwise Egypt would face a bleak future -- quite a contrast to the bright future we imagined in February of 2011.
No wonder Congress is so unpopular. Last year's House and Senate teamed up to be the most ineffective Congress in decades. Sadly, the new Congress looks like it is going to underperform its predecessor.
Our most daunting global health crisis is a pernicious, wasting disease that can be spread by a simple cough or sneeze and has been infecting humans since 4,000 B.C.
Relatively pleasant endings can put a positive spin on even long, painful experiences, like the year 2011. And by this time next year, we'll likely have the same warm feelings about 2012.
During a year that saw protests, a tsunami and the death of a dictator, I tried to photograph the small moments in Asia that often go undocumented.
As a passenger and a taxpayer funding this enormous agency, I want to hear about how the TSA kept America's transportation systems safer, not about how many weapons it confiscated.
While 2011 was a volatile year for the president, he didn't lose all that much ground. He ended the year on an upswing, and while he still isn't in great shape for the election, he is heading upwards and things are looking a lot better than they did a few months ago.
The determined efforts of the enemies of Social Security to sacrifice the program on the altar of deficit reduction have been frustrated, at least for the moment.
Though 2011 was a precedent-setting and history-making year for protest in many, it was also one that conformed at many points to familiar patterns.
As we count down the final hours of 2011 and look forward to (perhaps drunkenly!) turning the calendar to 2012, the general
We best resist evil not by ordering drone missile strikes. The best weapon against evil is good.
-- Ben Muessig contributed to this report as one of his last acts at HuffPost Weird News. We will miss him. Nuts to you, Gersh
This year I am not making any New Year's resolutions. Instead, I am going to focus on all the fabulous things I have done, want to keep doing, love to do and want to do more of in 2012.
As 2011 comes to a close, it seems almost nonsensical to have to mention, let alone devote an article to, gender barriers. While women have made great strides, we still have a long way to go.