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  • Monkey's incredible act with pal goes viral

    CNN.com - Top Stories
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    A monkey revived another monkey using CPR in India, and it was caught on video.
  • Spain: Princess Cristina to Be Tried for Fraud

    ABC News: International
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    Spain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud, giving brother King Felipe VI a royal headache
  • Agreements to Be Activated With South Sudan

    AllAfrica News: Egypt
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:39 am
    [Egypt Online]Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazi submitted a detailed report to the President of the state and Premier on his visit to Juba.
  • Al Jazeera suspends Egypt channel as Doha, Cairo mull closer ties

    Reuters: Egypt News
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:14 am
    CAIRO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Qatari-owned Al Jazeera suspended broadcast of its Egypt-focused channel on Monday, citing a product restructuring, as Doha and Cairo seek to mend ties that deteriorated last year after the army toppled elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.
  • Egypt Is Open For Business, But Not For Reform - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

    egypt - Google News
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Egypt Is Open For Business, But Not For ReformCarnegie Endowment for International Peace“No reason, Madame, but you cannot access Egypt anymore,” the security officer at Cairo International Airport replied when I asked why I was being deported this month . As I arranged a return flight to Washington, the young Egyptian airline clerk asked and more »
 
 
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  • Egypt Is Open For Business, But Not For Reform - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Egypt Is Open For Business, But Not For ReformCarnegie Endowment for International Peace“No reason, Madame, but you cannot access Egypt anymore,” the security officer at Cairo International Airport replied when I asked why I was being deported this month . As I arranged a return flight to Washington, the young Egyptian airline clerk asked and more »
  • Al Jazeera suspends Egypt channel as Doha, Cairo mull closer ties - Reuters

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    ReutersAl Jazeera suspends Egypt channel as Doha, Cairo mull closer tiesReutersCAIRO (Reuters) - Qatari-owned Al Jazeera suspended broadcast of its Egypt-focused channel on Monday, citing a product restructuring, as Doha and Cairo seek to mend ties that deteriorated last year after the army toppled elected Islamist President ...Al-Jazeera Egypt Channel Shuts DownABC NewsAl Jazeera's Egypt channel suspended following Doha-Cairo thawMiddle East EyeFormer Surrey-based journalist jailed in Egypt faces first Christmas behind barsGet SurreyAl-Bawaba -Arab Newsall 33 news…
  • Gunmen Shoot, Seriously Wound Egypt Military Officer - ABC News

    22 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    Gunmen Shoot, Seriously Wound Egypt Military OfficerABC NewsGunmen on a motorcycle shot an Egyptian military officer, seriously wounding him as he walked to work in a Cairo neighborhood, the military said Monday. Military spokesman Mohammed Samir said on his official Facebook page that "terrorist elements" shot ...and more »
  • Egypt security forces kill five militants - Al-Arabiya

    22 Dec 2014 | 6:25 am
    Al-ArabiyaEgypt security forces kill five militantsAl-ArabiyaEgyptian police killed five members of the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis militant group during clashes on Sunday, Agence France-Presse reported. The militants “opened fire” after security forces raided a farm where they were hiding and preparing bombs, Egypt's ...and more »
  • US mends ties with Egypt by recovering military aids - Xinhua

    22 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    US mends ties with Egypt by recovering military aidsXinhuaCAIRO, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- Egypt received 10 Apache helicopters from the United States in the past week, state media said on Sunday, a sign of improving frozen ties between the long-time allies. "The move will open window for gradual easing the and more »
 
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    Egypt News

  • Saudi-brokered reconciliation between Egypt and Qatar marred by emirate's hosting of Meshaal

    21 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and top Qatari envoys went through the motions of formalizing the Saudi-brokered reconciliation between them, when they met in Cairo Saturday, Dec. 20. The Saudis hailed the first meeting between Sisi and Qatari officials, since the Egyptian ruler took office last summer, as the turning of a new page between the two Arab states. And Shekh Mohammad bin Abdel Rahman al Thani, the Qatar Emir's special envoy, expressed support for "a leading role for Egypt in the Arab and Muslim worlds.
  • Brasch Words'Following Orders' is No Defense for Cold-Blooded Murder

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:53 am
    LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 3, 12:50 p.m. PST -- With some 47 million people living in poverty, 50 million without health insurance, millions jobless and millions more underemployed, President Barak Obama could be less circumspect and more passionate about stimulating our economy. We need urgent measures for these urgent times.
  • Egypt charges captain, officer of Kuwaiti ship with manslaughter

    20 Dec 2014 | 1:24 pm
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  • Egypt receives 10 Apachehelicopters from U.S.: sources

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Cairo - Egypt received 10 Apache helicopters from the United States in the past week, security sources said on Saturday, a sign of easing tensions between the long-time allies confronting Islamist extremism across the region. The United States originally announced in April that it had decided to lift its hold on the delivery of the attack helicopters, imposed last year after the military toppled elected president Mohamed Mursi and cracked down hard on his Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
  • Egypt court sentences 40 Morsi supporters over violence

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:48 am
    The group of Islamists were found guilty [BBC report] by a criminal court of burning churches, shops and police stations in the southern city of Assiut. Two of the defendants were sentenced to 15 years in prison.
 
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  • Qatar and Egypt still at odds despite GCC reconciliation

    The Editors
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:57 pm
    David Kirkpatrick reports in the NYT:CAIRO — Shaking hands and kissing foreheads, the monarchs of the Persian Gulf came together this month to declare that they had resolved an 18-month feud in order to unite against their twin enemies, Iran and the Islamic State.But the split is still festering, most visibly here in the place where it broke out over the military ouster of Egypt’s Islamist president. “Nothing has changed — nothing, nothing,” said a senior Egyptian official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss confidential diplomacy.. . . But…
  • Cairo's moral panic

    Ursula Lindsey
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:19 am
    On December 7, the police raided one of Cairo’s few working hammams, a run-down bathhouse in the center of the city where gay men sometimes cruised. They marched over twenty nearly naked, cowering patrons out into the street. A female reporter, Mona El Iraqi, and her investigative team instigated and filmed the raid for a program called “El Mustaghabi” (”The Hidden”). She defended her actions by saying she was trying to raise awareness on World HIV Day. The men have been subjected to anal examinations, which supposedly can determine if they are gay. They have been charged with…
  • In Cairo and Doha recently

    Ursula Lindsey
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Mint condition bus passes, spawning decades, owned by one obsessive-compulsive Egyptian citizen, and now by my friend and collector Amgad Naguib.  In Amgad's antiquarian's shop in Downtown Cairo One of my interviews in Doha. The first female president of Qatar University, Dr. Sheikha El Misnad For National Day in Qatar: special paint job and a portrait of Sheikh Tamim on the window.
  • A lonely fight defending Egypt's jailed dissidents

    The Editors
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Great profile of Egyptian lawyer Ragia Omran by the AP's Hama Hendawi: Defending arrested activists is Omran's way of keeping the revolution alive. "We are not going to accept that the police state will continue to run the country unchallenged. There have to be people who object to this, and we are going to be those people - I and the others who are with me," she said one afternoon after a court hearing for 25 young men on trial for breaking a draconian law effectively banning protests which was adopted a year ago. "I cannot give up. My friends and family want me to leave the country. I…
  • On BDS and pop concerts in Israel

    The Editors
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Pretty spot on tweet by Omar Robert Hamilton: This is for anyone who says there’s no connection between politics and a popstar’s performance in Israel. #BDS pic.twitter.com/iM6R3tBylx— Omar Robert Hamilton (@ORHamilton) December 14, 2014 nullPermalink
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    Egyptian Chronicles

  • Remembering Sheikh Emad Effat

    21 Dec 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Many from Pro-Revolutionaries discovered this man unfortunately after his tragic death. Emad Effat , a Sheikh from Al Azhar was killed during the clashes between protesters and security forces on 15 December 2011 in what's better known in the Media as "The clashes of Cabinet HQ" .Officially we do not know who killed Sheikh Effat. The autopsy report indicated that he was being targeted specifically but unofficially the fingers and reports are all pointing to the military police. It is worth to mention that the Pro-regime media accuses the so-called terrorists of killing him !! This short…
  • Egypt in the past 10 days

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:25 am
    This is a summary of what happened in Egypt in the past 10 days : In an attempt to fight HIV , TV host Mona Iraqi helped the security forces to raid a public bathhouse in Cairo arresting dozens of men who allegedly were having gay sex party. The TV host says she did nothing wrong. Her episode was viewed by millions last week on Al-Qahara Wal Nas , the same channel that was once airing illegal phone calls of activists and politicians in Egypt on air. Filming the raid by her iPhone (Her show Facebook page) In the same week another controversial TV host or to be precise the queen of Tabliod…
  • I miss the old Bimbo [Flickr]

    Kodak Agfa
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:07 am
    Kodak Agfa posted a photo:
  • ElBaradei speaks about Arab Spring

    13 Dec 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Here is the lecture of former Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei about the Arab Spring and its lessons at Fletcher school in the United States from couple of days ago He speaks about Arab Spring and what happened to it from ups and downs or mainly down especially in Egypt. I can't say anything more than what he said.By the way the Pro-regime and Pro-Military media are still attacking him day and night labelling him as agent. The fact that he speaks in public lectures abroad makes many people go coco for real back in Egypt. I mean scrolling down the El-Sisi supporters' timeline on twitter…
  • I think we need an explanation

    9 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    In 48 hours we found out that 2 embassies have decided to suspend their work in Cairo forcing many to ask questions and to worry. On Saturday Australia issued officially a travel warning to its citizens about Egypt for ongoing political turmoil and the fear of possible terrorist attacks. On Sunday UK embassy in Cairo decided to suspend its work in Cairo , they did not say when they are going to resume their work. It was more than shocking because from a week ago current UK ambassador in Egypt John Casson did what not so many Egyptian officials do and visited Al-Minya in the heart of Upper…
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