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  • Bizarre-looking fish gets closeup

    CNN.com - Top Stories
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Does this bizarre-looking fish look familiar to you?
  • Israel Police: Palestinian Youth Attacked by Jews

    ABC News: International
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Israel police say Palestinian youth attacked by Jews in Jerusalem
  • President to Meet Italian Businessmen During His Visit to Rome

    AllAfrica News: Egypt
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:55 pm
    [Egypt Online]President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi will meet during his visit to Rome on November 24 with CEOs of major Italian companies as well as Italian businessmen to get acquainted with the projects they plan to launch in Egypt, said Chairman of the Egyptian Italian-Business Council Engineer Khaled Abu Bakr.
  • MIDEAST STOCKS-Steady oil, global shares may support region

    Reuters: Egypt News
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:15 pm
    DUBAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Middle East stock markets may rise further on Monday as oil prices hold above $80 per barrel and Asian markets are up on hopes for stimulus in China and Europe.
  • Egypt: The forbidden love of interfaith romances - BBC News

    egypt - Google News
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:31 pm
    BBC NewsEgypt: The forbidden love of interfaith romancesBBC News"She was very likely to refuse a relationship with me because it would be against traditions." Tareq is an Egyptian Muslim, while Howaida was a Coptic Christian. Interfaith marriages are increasingly unacceptable in Egypt; couples must be ready to pay and more »
 
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    AllAfrica News: Egypt

  • President to Meet Italian Businessmen During His Visit to Rome

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:55 pm
    [Egypt Online]President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi will meet during his visit to Rome on November 24 with CEOs of major Italian companies as well as Italian businessmen to get acquainted with the projects they plan to launch in Egypt, said Chairman of the Egyptian Italian-Business Council Engineer Khaled Abu Bakr.
  • Ramy Ashour Wins World Title

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:52 pm
    [Egypt Online]Ramy Ashour saved a match point before going on to win his third world title in an absorbing final against fellow Egyptian Mohamad Elshorbagy in Doha.
  • Egypt's Ambassador in Kinshasa Meets Coordinator of Congolese Mechanism to Follow-Up Implementation of Addis Ababa Agreement

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:48 pm
    [Egypt Online]Within the framework of Egypt's keenness to develop and enhance its relations with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in all fields, Egypt's ambassador in Kinshasa Hany Salah received Mr. Francois Mwamba, the general coordinator of the Congolese National Oversight Mechanism of the Addis Ababa Framework Agreements for Peace, Security and Cooperation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes region, which was signed in February 2013 with the aim of establishing peace and security in the Gre
  • Egypt Denounces Killing of 45 Nigerians

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:47 pm
    [Egypt Online]Foreign Ministry Spokesman Badr Abdel-Atti said Egypt strongly condemned an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria.
  • Culture Minister, S. Sudanese Opposite Number Ink Cultural Cooperation Document

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:44 pm
    [Egypt Online]Culture Minister Gaber Asfour and his South Sudanese counterpart Nadia Arop Dudi inked a cultural cooperation document.
 
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  • Egypt: The forbidden love of interfaith romances - BBC News

    23 Nov 2014 | 4:31 pm
    BBC NewsEgypt: The forbidden love of interfaith romancesBBC News"She was very likely to refuse a relationship with me because it would be against traditions." Tareq is an Egyptian Muslim, while Howaida was a Coptic Christian. Interfaith marriages are increasingly unacceptable in Egypt; couples must be ready to pay and more »
  • Egypt suffers from legislative chaos, lack of legal reforms: Saudi businessmen - Daily News Egypt

    23 Nov 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Kuwait News AgencyEgypt suffers from legislative chaos, lack of legal reforms: Saudi businessmenDaily News EgyptArab businessmen have called on the Egyptian government to quickly repair legislation and organise economic activity to inject more capital, describing Egypt as suffering from legislative chaos that repels investors. Prominent Saudi businessman Sheikh ...Egypt working on new law to attract more FDI - PMKuwait News Agencyall 20 news articles »
  • Egypt faces a new, harsher kind of repression - USA TODAY

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    HaaretzEgypt faces a new, harsher kind of repressionUSA TODAYSince ousting an Islamist leader 17 months ago, more than 41,000 people have been arrested in a sweeping crackdown against Islamists, secular activists, protesters, students and journalists, according to the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights.Egyptian president says Egypt prepared to send troops to a future Palestinian Fox NewsEgypt would send troops to future Palestinian state if all parties agree, Sisi Jerusalem PostEgypt could send troops to a Palestinian state to help out: paperReutersHaaretz -Al-Arabiyaall 102…
  • Egypt's Amer Group to split into two companies - Reuters

    23 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    Trade ArabiaEgypt's Amer Group to split into two companiesReutersInvestor relations director Riad Refaat had earlier told Reuters that growth in real estate activity in Egypt had prompted the split to maximise development opportunities and boost its liqudity on the stock exchange. The company's shares gained 5.5 UPDATED: Egypt's Amer Group to become two companies, eyes growth potentialAhram Onlineall 20 news articles »
  • Bomb blast near Egypt train station - Al-Arabiya

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:32 am
    Al-ArabiyaBomb blast near Egypt train stationAl-ArabiyaA bomb went off near a train station in southern Egypt Saturday night, as police found three other explosive devices planted on railway tracks in the region, the government said. A charred body was found near the railway station in Wasta, a town in the ...Bombs uncovered on Egypt railway tracksAljazeera.comOfficials: Man blown up trying to lay explosives on Egyptian railwayUPI.comBomb goes off near railway station in southern EgyptPress TVZee Newsall 18 news articles »
 
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    Egypt on Huffington Post

  • Magda Abu-Fadil: Young People, Media and Health: Risks and Rights

    Magda Abu-Fadil
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:58 pm
    The agonizing book chapter title "Stealing Children's Innocence in Egypt: Media Literacy, Human Rights and Roads of Violence" hit the nail on the head... Read more: Children, Adolescents, Media, Health, Rights, Media Literacy, Political Communication, South Africa, University of Cape Town, English, Egypt, Trauma, The International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media, Nordicom, Gothenburg University, Sweden, Youtube, Film, Television, Video Games, Computer Games, Internet, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Nepal, Latin America, Educator, Media News
  • Parents Of Jailed Australian Journalist Ask Egypt's President To Send Their Son Home

    The Huffington Post News Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:05 am
    ISTANBUL --The parents of jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste, who is serving a seven-year sentence in Egypt for what have been widely denounced... Read more: Egypt, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Peter Greste, Al Jazeera, Press Freedom, Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt Press Freedom, World News
  • Ilana Rapp: The Flash's Patrick Sabongui, Who Plays a Gay Police Captain, Gives Us Insight to His Character and Home Life

    Ilana Rapp
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:26 am
    Playing a complex character, let alone a a character from a comic book, is not an easy task. The actor has to think about how to make the character his own while not misrepresenting how the fans view the character. Read more: Patrick Sabongui, The Flash, The Flash Cw, The CW, Gay, Police, Kids, Acting, Television, Parent, Egypt, Science Fiction, Entertainment News
  • Ali Hashem: The Arabs' Next Decade

    Ali Hashem
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    The Arab world's next ten years are dominated with uncertainty; the only fact that can be derived out of the current givens is that the best days in this area are behind and today's maps of the main states are liable to serious changes the might see new entities rising and old powers fading. Read more: Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Arabs, Middle East, World News
  • Magda Abu-Fadil: Beirut Seminar Targets Arab Media Hate Speech

    Magda Abu-Fadil
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:23 am
    The seminar that included participants from Syria, Yemen, Qatar, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Iraq, Algeria and Turkey ended with an eight-point statement to combat hate speech and promote actions to further ethics, good governance and self-regulation. Read more: Beirut, Arab, Media, Hate Speech, Aidan White, Ethical Journalism Network (EJN), Middle East, North Africa, Maharat Foundation, Norwegian Institute of Journalism, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Internet, Social Media, Rabat, Morocco, Media Ethics, Bloggers, Activists, Lebanon, Lebanese Forces, Free Patriotic Movement,…
 
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    Egypt News

  • Brasch Words'Following Orders' is No Defense for Cold-Blooded Murder

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:37 pm
    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.
  • Sinai inches toward open war, schools shut

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Masked Palestinians hold axes and a gun as they celebrate with others an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip November 18, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa ISMAILIA, Egypt: Egypt has indefinitely shut schools in two border towns in northern Sinai as the army prepares to intensify a battle with Islamist militants that turned the daily trip to lessons into a "journey of death."
  • On This Day in Aviation History

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    The flight will take one month. 1917 - Death of Edward Patrick Hartigan, Irish World War I flying ace, and his observer, David Sidney Hall, a Scottish World War I flying ace; they are killed in action in their Airco DH.4. 1945 - The Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Pacusan Dreamboat" sets a world nonstop distance record of 8,198 miles on a flight from Guam to Washington, D. C. 2007 - A Royal Air Force HC.1 Puma crashes in an urban area during a covert mission over Baghdad; two troopers from the 22 Special Air Service Regiment perish and two are injured.
  • ISIS-aligned militants emerge in the Sinai Peninsula

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Egypt is the latest country to see the emergence of an ISIS franchise, known as Ansar Biet al Maqdis. Even before it pledged allegiance to ISIS, the group was responsible for killing hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and police since 2013.
  • Five Reasons Why We Want to Believe Jesus Was Married

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:11 pm
    A pledge by church leaders from diverse theological and political beliefs who have come together to form a Circle of Protection around programs that serve the most vulnerable in our nation and around the world. The latest version of this meme comes from Simcha Jacobovici, an author and filmmaker who is famous for promoting stunning theories about Jesus that on further review often turn out to be dubious.
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    The Arabist

  • Morocco & its arts

    Ursula Lindsey
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:33 pm
    A chandelier from the Qaraween mosque in FeZ, which was made from  a bell taken from a christian church In the last month I have somewhat serendipitously been exposed to a lot of Moroccan art. In my new hometown of Rabat, the country's first museum of modern and contemporary art just opened. In Paris, where I was visiting last month, there are three ongoing exhibitions dedicated to Morocco.  I also appreciated the way sites were illustrated with the oldest extant photographs or slides. Here is a 1937 photograph of the Tour Hassan, built centuries before as part of a monumental…
  • Links 21 September - 12 November 2014

    The Editors
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:47 am
    Another long overdue link recap. Should do these more often...Militant Group in Egypt Vows Loyalty to ISIS - NYTimes.comJoint Letter to President Obama on Egypt's Targeting of Civil SocietyBy HRW and various DC figures.Amnesty: Egypt’s defence of human rights record ‘cynical’"Egypt’s defence of its human rights record lay in tatters today"...Egypt's Sisi and the insurgencyMichele Dunne.The Islamic State and the Internationalization of the Sinai ConflictInteresting piece on ABM by @zlgoldA new authoritarian regime in Egypt? Controlling power and eliminating dissentDina El KhawagaEgypt…
  • In Translation: Belal Fadl on Egypt becoming "A Nation of Snitches"

    The Editors
    8 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Belal Fadl, an Egyptian screenwriter and columnist who has continued to speak his mind on the brutality and hypocrisy of the country's military regime, has published a five-part series with the news site Mada Masr on the history of domestic espionage in Egypt. Our good friends at the professional translation service Industry Arabic have translated the final installment in the series; the earlier ones are available in Arabic on the Mada site. Egypt: The Nation of Snitches Makes a Comeback. Is Sisi Fulfilling Nasser’s Dream of Turning All Citizens into Informers?When a ruler depends…
  • Price tag of Erdogan’s new palace revealed: $600m - FT

    The Editors
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:47 am
    A decade ago it could easily be argued that Erdogan did a lot of good for his country. With every passing day he looks more and more like a crude mafiosi dictator: The controversy over a new 1,000 room palace for Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, has deepened with a government acknowledgment that the complex costs more than $600m, nearly double previous estimates. Mehmet Simsek, finance minister, said the complex, which dwarfs the White House, the Elysee and Buckingham Palace, would cost a total of TL1.37bn, ($616m) of which TL964m had been spent so far from the budget of the prime…
  • Car bomb mapping art

    The Editors
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    A map of every car bomb explosion in Baghdad since 2003. pic.twitter.com/A85jier0Ha— Brilliant Maps (@BrilliantMaps) October 19, 2014 Permalink
 
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    Inanities

  • Another week of Egypt

    Sarah Carr
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:22 am
    An occasional series that will appear whenever I can be arsed to produce it.  As has been the case for the past year, this week was mostly dominated by news of the Muslim Brotherhood, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, counter-terrorism efforts and … Continue reading →
  • The bridge

    Sarah Carr
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Just beside the Qasr el-Nil bridge tonight a man suddenly appeared, distress contorting his face as he stared alternately between a police officer and a cart filled with peanuts. He may have been crying even, it was difficult to tell. … Continue reading →
  • Still falling off that cliff

    Sarah Carr
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    I had a brief sojourn in Beirut recently visiting lovely friend Hadeel. I was only there for four days so didn’t really get a chance to sit down with it and ask it about its hobbies and future ambitions in … Continue reading →
  • Catastrophe*

    Sarah Carr
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Animals are dear to my heart. I have five cats and am essentially one more cat away from being that woman who feeds 90 street cats and never talks to humans. I was thus really upset that cats living in … Continue reading →
  • Norman and his abominations

    Sarah Carr
    21 Feb 2014 | 1:21 pm
    My friend Hellyer alerted me to the existence of the charming thing below, a post by Norman Finkelstein in which he attacks me, slurs Human Rights Watch’s Heba Morayef and suggests that we would deserve horrible things to happen to us, … Continue reading →
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