Egypt

Palestinian reconciliation proves resolve of political Islam, says Algerian MP

Algerian MP Suleiman Shanin has hailed reconciliation between the Islamic Movement Hamas and the secular Fatah Movement, stating that this proves …

Islamism

Egypt disputes reported death toll from desert shoot-out

<b>Egypt's government has disputed reports that more than 50 policemen were killed in a shoot-out with militants in the Western Desert on Friday.</b><p>The interior ministry said only 16 policemen died when they were ambushed during a mission in the Bahariya oasis.<p>Egypt's State Information Service (SIS) …

Middle East

Egypt:France - Stop Ignoring Egypt's Dire Rights Record

The French government should ensure that human rights are central to its relationship with Egypt, Human Rights Watch said today. France should stop …

Middle East

Egypt's authoritarian regime plays to conservative mainstream in wave of LGBTQ arrests

In a recent crackdown on Egypt’s LGBTQ community, the authoritarian regime of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is showing its fear of any expressions of …

Middle East

Egyptians salute victims of police ambush in social media campaign

People in Egypt have flooded social media in a show of solidarity after a deadly attack killed dozens of security officers in the Western Desert last …

Middle East

Egypt's parliament extends state of emergency

Egypt's parliament on Sunday approved a presidential decree declaring a three-month nationwide state of emergency, <i>Ahram Online</i> reports.<p>Egyptian …

Middle East

White House: Egypt ready to help Palestinians and assist in peace talks

The official said that during the Cairo meetings Egypt expressed a strong desire to assist the United States’ peace efforts.<p>Creating a lasting peace …

Israel

Egyptian president visits France, human rights one topic

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is staring a three-day visit to France, where human rights are expected to be discussed along with economic …

Business

Egypt: Lessons From Egypt On the Role of Women in Fighting for Democracy

Celebrating the fall of Mubarak (file photo).<p>analysis<p>Democracies in sub-Saharan and North Africa have regressed in recent years.<p>Ethnic and religious …

Middle East

This is the world’s largest Pyramid and the Great Pyramid of Giza is a dwarf compared to it

This Pyramid is accepted as the largest pyramid in volume, since it is four million and five hundred thousand cubic meters. Her size plainly …

Middle East

Middle East Feud Looms Over Jailing of Egyptian Woman

CAIRO — Confined to a tiny windowless cell without a mattress or a toilet, denied visitors and held in solitary for months on end, Ola al-Qaradawi is being subjected to harsh treatment even by the grim standards of Egyptian prisons.<p>Ms. Qaradawi, 55, was arrested in June when national security …

World News

Volcanic eruptions in Alaska could have impacted lives of ancient Egyptians

Did volcanoes in Russia, Greenland and Alaska affect the lives of ancient Egyptians?<p>It may sound improbable, but according to a new study, the answer is yes.<p>In a paper published in Nature Communications, a team of researchers shows that volcanic eruptions in high northern latitudes of the globe can …

News (U.S.)

Egypt says Bahrain, Kuwait and UAE to lift ban on its agriculture exports

CAIRO (Reuters) - Bahrain, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to lift a ban on imports of Egyptian agricultural products, the Egyptian agriculture ministry said in a statement on Sunday.<p>A number of Gulf countries have banned Egyptian agricultural imports over the past year on concerns …

Middle East

Grandson of Muslim Brotherhood Founder Accused of Sexual Assault

An activist in France apparently inspired by the #MeToo campaign has come forward to accuse a well-known Islamic scholar of sexually assaulting her several years ago. Henda Ayari, an anti-extremism activist, had previously detailed the alleged 2012 assault in a memoir but only named him Friday. In …

Muslim Brotherhood

Germany terrorism prosecution cases soar: report

German federal prosecutors have opened up more than 900 terrorism-related cases so far this year, including 800 related to radical Islamists, …

Terrorism

‘Egypt President Desires To Take Ties With India To Higher Level’

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has a sincere desire to take the Egypt-India ties to a higher level, Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar …

Middle East

Doorjamb from a Temple of Ramesses II | New Kingdom, Ramesside | The Met

These colossal blocks come from a large gateway erected in commemoration of one of Ramesses II's royal jubilees. Two offering scenes are set one …

Ancient History

Egypt sentences 11 to death over attacks on police

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court has confirmed death sentences for 11 men and handed down life sentences to 14 others over charges including attempted murder of policemen.<p>The court ruling Sunday by Judge Mohammed Nagy Shehata — known for his severity — can be appealed. Five of those …

World News

16 Egyptian police officers killed in shootout with militants

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least 16 Egyptian police officers were killed and 13 injured in a shootout with militants in Egypt's Western Desert, Egypt's Interior Ministry said Saturday.<p>The firefight occurred Friday as police were attempting to raid "a terrorist elements' hideout" in the desert's Bahariya Oasis …

Justice

U.S. sees opportunity in Palestinian reconciliation led by Egypt, White House official says

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United States

Protesters call on government to help end LGBT persecution in Egypt

Amnesty International says at least 57 Egyptians were arrested because of their sexual orientation<p>Protesters in Ottawa are calling for the Canadian …

LGBTQ

Elsewhere In The World: 54 Egyptian Police Officers Killed In Gun Fight With Cairo Militants

<i>Image via KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images</i><p>54 Policemen Kill In Cairo During Raid-Turned-Shootout<p>According to NYDailyNews, 54 policeman were killed in …

African-American Culture

Akhenaten Sacrificing a Duck | New Kingdom, Amarna Period | The Met

The pharaoh Akhenaten believed that light was the only divine power in the universe and that the solar disk was the means through which this power …

Ancient History

Israel condemns deadly attack on Egyptian policemen

Israel on Saturday said it “strongly” condemned an attack that killed 16 Egyptian policemen outside Cairo, urging countries to unite to fight …

Terrorism

Azaro hat-trick sees Al Ahly into Champions League final

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Walid Azaro scored a hat-trick as Egypt’s Al Ahly beat Tunisia’s Etoile Sahel 6-2 in the return clash of their African Champions League semifinal on Sunday to move a step closer to a record ninth continental title.<p>Soccer Football - CAF Champions League - Semi-Final - …

Soccer

The Buried Secrets of the World’s Very First Lighthouse

For 1600 years, the Pharos stood on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea guiding ships into the port of Alexandria, before an earthquake consigned it to the bottom of the ocean.<p>Well before the calendar reset to year one, Alexandria was a bustling hub of technological innovation and commerce that …

History

I Posted a Graphic Selfie of My Beating to Tell the World #MeToo

“Get undressed!” the taxi driver demanded and gestured with a knife. He pulled over the deserted side of the highway with piles of construction …

Tahrir Square

Ceremony marks 75 years since El Alamein battle as Egypt mourns

Delegates from former foes on Saturday marked 75 years since the pivotal Second World War battle of El Alamein that saw the Allies turn the tables in …

Middle East

Ancient Healing Techniques Validated By Modern Medicine

As long as life has existed on earth, so have issues associated with maintaining health and the remediation of disease. Today, when many of us get …

Alternative Medicine

Death toll from Egypt gun battle rises to 52 killed

At least 52 Egyptian police and conscripts were killed and six more wounded in a gun battle on Friday during a raid on a suspected militant hideout …

Middle East