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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…

Faced with myriad challenges, Egyptians are promised a new capital

Summary Cairo is to be replaced as Egypt’s capital by a vast, hypermodern city situated in the eastern desert at the halfway point to the Suez Canal hub – a…

Egyptian court sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to death

An Egyptian court sentenced the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, on Saturday to death by hanging, along with 13 members of his group. The sentences will be appealed.…

Smile of a Cairo Camel made selfie immortal

  اونٹ کی مسکراہٹ نے سیلفی یاد گار بنادی ویب ڈیسک تبصرے صفحہ شیئر کریں صفحہ پرنٹ کریں دوستوں کو بھیجئے مصر کے نوجوانوں نے اونٹ کے ساتھ سیلفی بنائی…

Grand Mufti of Egypt: ‘There’s No Place for Terror in the Teachings of Islam’

Source: Newsweek By Shawki Allam, The Grand Mufti of Egypt Every Muslim is in utter shock about the senseless, appalling and cowardly attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and the…

Egyptian economic progress vital: KSA

SHARM EL-SHEIKH: ARAB NEWS Published — Sunday 15 March 2015 Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf highlighted the significance of Egypt’s cohesion and financial well-being, not only for itself, but for the…

Egypt unveils plan to build glitzy new capital

(CNN) Forget the pyramids, Tahrir Square and the Nile. Egypt is ready to ditch Cairo and build a shiny new capital if the government has its way. Fed up with pollution,…

Saudi Arabia: $12bn pledged for Egypt

$4bn Saudi aid to help Cairo secure, develop economy Crown Prince Muqrin, along with several Arab leaders, attends the 3-day Egypt Economic Development Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh SHARM EL-SHEIKH: ARAB…

Top Sunni authority lashes out at Daesh

Source: JORDAN TIMES AMMAN — Al Azhar, Sunni Islam’s most prestigious centre of learning, called on Wednesday for fighting militants from the Daesh terrorist group, citing their threat to the…

Prioritize realpolitik over idealism with Egypt

Summary President Barack Obama should provide Egypt with economic, political and, yes, military support. If Obama has indeed decided that a strong Egypt is essential, he shouldn’t try to play…

Arab armies can only make matters worse

Summary Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s suggestion that our region needs a joint Arab military force to deal with escalating threats from armed factions in lands such as Libya is one…

Moderate Sunni Islam leader blames Zionism and ‘new colonialism’ for Middle East collapse

Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar University, appears to blame Israel and by implication the US for chaos in Arab world Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb Photo: Getty Images By Richard…

Stand against the devil

The Daily Star, Lebanon The horrific mass murder of Egyptian Copts Sunday by ISIS in Libya and the weekend attacks in Denmark – presumably inspired by a similar mentality –…

Could Al-Sisi win Nobel Peace Prize?

Daily News Egypt: Nader Soliman, founder and head of the Christian Youth Movement, is calling for President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to be awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize, Soliman told…

Egypt embarks on ambitious anti-terror campaign

 AP – JORDAN TIMES CAIRO — Egypt is making an ambitious bid to place itself at the centre of the fight against extremism across the Middle East. Beyond fighting militants…

In Minya, hundreds mourn local men slaughtered in Libya

In Al-Our village, families, mourners and officials attend funeral ceremony for 21 Copts decapitated by Islamic State militants Marina Barsoum , Monday 16 Feb 2015 Hundreds of grieving mourners in…

Six Banned Middle Eastern Books You Should Read

Six Banned Middle Eastern Books You Should Read September 23, 2014, By Alexia Underwood, From the column ‘The VICE Reader’ Photo via Wikimedia Since the dawn of the written word,…

Freed Al-Jazeera journalist: Why can’t Canada get me home? 

BY ROBERT FISK, THE INDEPENDENT Mohamed Fahmy, Al-Jazeera’s Canadian-Egyptian television bureau chief freed on bail by an Egyptian judge on Thursday, last night angrily attacked Canada for mistakes which he…

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