Egypt

Hosni Mubarak Is a Free Man

I was in Tahrir Square the day the strongman fell. Knowing what we know now, the former dictator seems positively gracious and big-hearted.<p>I was in Tahrir Square on February 11, 2011, the day longtime strongman Hosni Mubarak fell. It was—and this isn’t hyperbole—one of those once-in-a-lifetime …

Tahrir Square

Secrets of What Ancient Mummies Look Like Under Their Wrappings Are Finally Being Revealed

The public hasn't seen some of these in more than 100 years.<p>If you'd like to be mummified when you die, you can contact an organisation in Salt Lake …

Ancient Egypt

Why Europe Is Floating Egypt's Navy

It has been six decades since Gamal Abdel Nasser, the former president of Egypt, nationalized the Suez Canal. His message, though, still resonates: …

Suez Canal

Explosion in Cairo suburb kills one, injures three: security sources

One man was killed and three others injured in an explosion in the Cairo suburb of Maadi, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Friday.<p>The man who was killed, a building guard who was cleaning the property's garden, found "an unidentified metallic object." Upon handling it, it exploded, …

Sinai Peninsula

Egypt's Mubarak, a symbol of dashed hopes, goes free

In six years, Egypt's Hosni Mubarak has gone from symbolizing the hubris of Middle East dictators swept away by the Arab Spring uprisings to an emblem of dashed hopes.<p>The strongman who ruled for 30 years had warned that if it were not for him chaos would grip Egypt.<p>To the dismay of protesters who …

Middle East

Emirati preacher angers Brotherhood and Algerian scholars

An Emirati cleric of Jordanian origin visited Algeria on 9 March at the invitation of one of the local private television stations, causing …

Muslim Brotherhood

Bassem Youssef, "Egypt's Jon Stewart," On Revolution, Satire, And Representation

"I think the tipping point is when you start to lose your constitutional rights, when it becomes mainstream, and worse, when people become indifferent to it."<p>Posted on March 24, 2017, 20:17 GMT<p>This week on <i>See Something Say Something</i>, Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef stopped by BuzzFeed to talk to …

Middle East

Film Review: ‘Tickling Giants’

A documentary about Bassem Youssef, the Jon Stewart of Egypt (until the regime clamped down), is an ebullient ode to freedom.<p>I would argue that the …

Middle East

O Brotherhood, What Art Thou?

Over the last few years, there has been increasing debate in the West over whether the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group with broad influence in …

Muslim Brotherhood

Hundreds of Liquor Bottles, Downed by British Soldiers during WWI, Found in Israel

In 1917, at the height of the First World War, an expedition of British soldiers fought their way into Ottoman-controlled Palestine. The British …

Archaeology

US President Donald Trump to have first meeting with African head of state

Official says Trump will meet ally Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi next month.<p>United States President Donald Trump is set to have his first …

Middle East

Lost Ancient High Technology In Egypt: Saw Marks And Drill Holes

There are many examples in Egypt where we can see that very advanced high technology once existed.The post Lost Ancient High Technology In Egypt: Saw …

Ancient History

Hosni Mubarak freed 6 years after ousting by Arab Spring protesters

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 88, was freed Friday from imprisonment, six years after he was ousted from his three-decade reign by Arab …

Hosni Mubarak

Father of Germanwings pilot accused of killing 150 questions inquiry verdict

On anniversary of crash, Günter Lubitz says he is still investigating whether his son deliberately downed the plane<p>The father of a co-pilot who was at the controls of a plane that crashed into the French Alps two years ago has questioned the veracity of the crash investigation, which ruled his son …

Aviation

Neolithic Rock Art Found in Egypt

BONN, GERMANY—According to a report in <i>Live Science</i>, an image dating to Egypt’s Neolithic period was found pecked into a rock on Qubbet el-Hawa, a …

Archaeology

Egypt Won't Raise The Cost Of Single-Entry Tourist Visas After All

As I wrote about late last month, <b>Egypt was planning on raising the cost of tourist visas on arrival from $25 to $60 as of March 1, 2017</b>. That’s a …

Middle East

Corporate ambitions: Amazon, the world’s most remarkable firm, is just getting started

Corporate ambitionsAmazon, the world’s most remarkable firm, is just getting started<p>Amazon has the potential to meet the expectations of investors. …

Hosni Mubarak

Push To Name Muslim Brotherhood A Terrorist Group Worries U.S. Offshoots

The Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist movement that has long held a disputed position in Middle Eastern politics, is now a focus of controversy in the United States.<p>Known in Arabic as the <i>Ikhwan</i> and founded nearly a century ago in Egypt, it advocates the application of Islamic principles in public …

Muslim Brotherhood

Archaeologists unearth statue of Queen Tiye in Egypt's Luxor - Ancient Egypt - Heritage

A unique statue, possibly of Queen Tiye, the wife of King Amenhotep III and grandmother of King Tutankhamun, has been unearthed at her husband's …

Ancient History

Egypt says fighting in central Sinai leaves 10 soldiers dead

CAIRO (AP) — Islamic extremists killed 10 Egyptian soldiers in fighting in a central part of the restive Sinai Peninsula during an army raid on a militant hideout early Thursday, the military said, a toll that underscored its continuing challenges to rein in insurgents in the area.<p>Army spokesman …

Sinai Peninsula

Fascinating Facts About the Pharaohs of Egypt

You probably know that the pharaohs were powerful rulers of Egypt, but you may be surprised by what you don't know about them. For example, did you …

Middle East

From waterfalls to snowy forests, Egyptian posters show what exotic looks like from the desert

Egypt is a tourist destination famous for its archaeological sites, natural beauty and ancient culture. But fascination can be found even in more …

Middle East

Bassem Youssef Could Save Us All: Why the ‘Egyptian Jon Stewart’ Deserves an American Show

The author of a new memoir and the subject of a documentary, Youssef is currently living in exile in the United States. Now, he's looking for a …

Middle East

Ancient Egypt: 6,000-year-old rock art discovered in necropolis shows shamanic rituals

The rock carvings are about 2,000 years older than the ancient cemetery where they were found.<p>A carving showing a hunter armed with a bow, a dancing …

Ancient History

Egypt doubles ticket price on Cairo metro, angering commuters

Egypt doubled the price of tickets for millions of commuters on Cairo's loss-making metro on Thursday, angering residents already hit by a sharp rise in living costs.<p>Transport Minister Hisham Arafat said the increase to 2 Egyptian pounds (11 U.S. cents), effective from Friday, followed losses of …

Middle East

The Egyptian Cinderella Story Debunked

The story of Cinderella is one of the most popular in the world. In the west, it has enjoyed a continuous following since its revision and …

Ancient Egypt

Notes on Life in Cairo

I recently decided I wanted to brush up on my Arabic skills and chose Cairo as my destination. Having had the tourist Cairo experience several times …

cairo

The bitter pill: A shortage of birth control makes life tough for Egyptians

The bitter pillA shortage of birth control makes life tough for Egyptians<p>Red tape is keeping foreign drugs out<p>print-edition iconFrom the print …

Middle East

Saudi Cleric Advocates Offensive Jihad and Death for Apostasy: Liberalism and Coexistence Null and Void

#5955 - Saudi Cleric Advocates Offensive Jihad and Death for Apostasy: Liberalism and Coexistence Null and Void<p>Al-Ahwaz TV (Saudi Arabia) / February …

Middle East

Egypt suspends all school meal services after mass poisoning

LanguageUndefined At least 435 children fell ill of suspected food poisoning in public schools across Egypt after consuming government-issued school …

Middle East