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New Suez Canal boosts Egyptians’ confidence during tough times: Sisi

Ahram Online , Thursday 6 Aug 2015 Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi waves as he arrives to the opening ceremony of the New Suez Canal, in Egypt August 6, 2015…

Arab ministers plan talks in Cairo after Jerusalem clashes

ATROCITY: Israeli security forces arrest a Palestinian woman during clashes at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in old city of Jerusalem. (AFP) AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE     ARABNEWS.COM Published — Tuesday…

Swiss return ancient cultural objects to Egypt

CULTURAL PROPERTY Swiss return ancient cultural objects to Egypt JUN 1, 2015 – 12:32 A selection of the 32 ancient artefacts recently returned to the Egyptian Embassy in Bern. (Federal…

New laws in Egypt will make “conspiracy theories,” a crime, so much for free speech

Epigraph: Or, Who originates creation, and then repeats it and Who provides for you from the heaven and the earth? Is there a God besides Allah? Say, ‘Bring forward your…

Fight fire with fire

Fight fire with fire Smoke rises in Egypt’s North Sinai as seen from the border of southern Gaza Strip with Egypt July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa The Daily Star…

Queen honors two Egyptians, Muslim woman in birthday list

  Two Egyptians have been honored by Queen Elizabeth, making it to the monarch’s birthday honors list announced on Saturday. Deputy governor of the Bank of England, Dr. Nemat Talaat…

Archbishop welcomes Grand Imam of Al-Azhar to Lambeth Palace

Epigraph: Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be…

Special Report: Egypt deploys scholars to teach moderate Islam, but skepticism abounds

Rueters: In his battle against militant Islam, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is relying not just on bomber planes and soldiers but on white-turbaned clerics from Al-Azhar, Egypt’s 1,000-year-old center…

Libyan tribes meet in Cairo as Egypt seeks allies against militants

Reuters | May 25, 2015 | 23:41 Updated: May 25, 2015 | 23:41 CAIRO — Hundreds of Libyan tribal leaders met in Cairo on Monday with Egyptian authorities hoping to…

Mohammed Morsi: Egypt’s ex-leader sentenced to death

Source: BBC An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted president Mohammed Morsi to death over a mass prison break in 2011. The former leader has already been sentenced to 20 years…

Al Jazeera plays a dangerous game in Egypt : Mohamed Fahmy’s theme at his press conference will be that “journalism is not political activism”

By Robert Fisk, The Independent In a few hours’ time, in Cairo, Mohamed Fahmy will hold a press conference which every reporter will want to observe. The Al Jazeera journalist,…

Egypt ‘rescues’ Ethiopians from Libya

END OF ORDEAL: An Ethiopian man waves an Egyptian flag as the group he is part of disembarks from a plane at the Cairo airport. They were freed by Egypt’s…

Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt’s military regime can be replaced with ‘moderate’ Islamic rule

‘This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of Egypt,’ the US-educated professor of engineering tells Robert Fisk in Istanbul ROBERT FISK ISTANBUL Tuesday 05 May 2015 Amr…

Ancient Egyptian army camp discovered in North Sinai

  Sun, 03/05/2015 – 16:07 Al-Masry Al-Youm Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty has announced the discovery of an ancient Egyptian army camp in the Tjaru Fortress in North Sinai. A number…

71 get life sentences for torching Christian church in Egypt

Epigraph: And if Allah did not repel some men by means of others, there would surely have been pulled down cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques, wherein the name…

Book Review: Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

Why Mona Eltahawy’s Provocative New Book, Headscarves and Hymens, Falls Short In Its Goal to Change the Arab World By Stephanie Nolen, Apr. 17 2015 Title Headscarves and Hymens: Why…

Egypt’s government looks for new ways to keep on the lights

Summary Alfred Jasins Brendan Meighan| The Daily Star    After years of doing little to rectify Egypt’s energy and electricity troubles, the government has finally moved to pursue sustainability. Energy demand,…

Top Egypt businessman Sawiris testifies at Al-Jazeera retrial

Naguib Sawiris, one of Egypt’s wealthiest businessmen, testifies during the retrial of Al-Jazeera television journalists at a court in Cairo, on Wednesday. (Reuters) REUTERS Published — Thursday 23 April 2015…

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