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Women-only protest fills Cairo streets after activist's killing caught on camera

CAIRO, Egypt —An all-woman demonstration took place in Cairo on Thursday to protest the death of Shaimaa al Sabbagh during a peaceful protest commemorating the Jan. 25 revolution See also: Protester killed on eve of uprising anniversary...Show More Summary

Fatima Naoot Faces Trial in Egypt for ‘Contempt of Islam, Spreading Sectarian Strife and Disturbing Public Peace’

In Egypt, the poet Fatima Naoot could face anywhere from six months to three years in jail for criticizing Eid al-Adha on Facebook. Eid al-Adha is a Muslim festival in which animals are sacrificed to acknowledge Abraham’s willingness to obey God. As Reuters writes, “Fatima Naoot described the Prophet Abraham’s dream – in which, according […]

What Made Tutankhamun’s Facial Hair into the Most Newsworthy Thing in Egypt?

William E. Carruthers ('What we are talking about when we talk about Tutankhamun’s beard?' January 29, 2015) puts the discussion of Tut's beard into its post-colonial context and argues that we should fight inequality which will somehow resolve all problems. Show More Summary

2,200 pillaged artefacts, many from ancient Egypt, seized in European crackdown

20 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Over 2,200 looted artefacts, many from ancient Egypt, were seized as part of a Europe-wide crackdown that also snared 35 suspected traffickers, Europol announced Wednesday. Among the most valuable of the recovered cultural items wasShow More Summary

Egypt appoints controversial UAE hired gun as elections monitor

By James M. Dorsey Egyptian-general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi's efforts to lend legitimacy to parliamentary elections scheduled for this spring have gotten off to a murky start with the appointment of a controversial, reportedly...Show More Summary

Figures. Obama Meets with Muslim Brotherhood to Strategize How to Rid Egypt of Pro-Christian President

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi became the first Egyptian president to visit a Christian Church on Christmas. El-Sisi visited St. Mark Cathedral and spoke to the congregation on Christmas day. His speech was repeatedly interrupted by applause from the jubilant congregation. … Continue reading ?

Egypt’s Mendacious President Dangles Freedom Before Imprisoned Al Jazeera Journalists

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed of Al Jazeera. Twitter/Harumutasa Four Al Jazeera journalists have been sitting in Egyptian prison for more than a year because they dared to report on the coup orchestrated by Egypt’s current...Show More Summary

Hostage Crisis Shows How Japan Fails to Protect Its Citizens -- And What It's Doing About It

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was on a six-day tour of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and Palestine, when the Islamic State posted a video online threatening to murder two Japanese hostages, Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto, if his government did not pay $200 million within 72 hours. Show More Summary

The Battle of the Beard: Tut’s shave stirs controversy

I work in Cairo, and this week I had the interesting experience of being at the edge of a huge news story. Ancient Egypt is always popular but I’ve never seen anything like the media scrum that descended on the … Continue reading ?

UNLIMITED FAFNIR #1 -- Special Review

We're sampling all the new pilots this Winter. Check out our thoughts on... JOJO'S - BATTLE IN EGYPT ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM DEATH PARADE MARIA THE VIRGIN WITCH YATTERMAN NIGHT THE ROLLING GIRLS THE TESTAMENT OF SISTER NEW DEVILShow More Summary

Bring on the kittehs. . . .

Ancient Egyptian Kitten Skeletons Hint at Earlier Cat Domestication The skeletons of six cats, including four kittens, found in an Egyptian cemetery may push back the date of cat domestication in Egypt by nearly 2,000 years. The bones come from a cemetery for the wealthy in Hierakonpolis, which served as the capital of Upper Egypt in the [...]

YURI KUMA ARASHI #1 -- Special Review

We're sampling all the new pilots this Winter. Check out our thoughts on... JOJO'S - BATTLE IN EGYPT ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM DEATH PARADE MARIA THE VIRGIN WITCH YATTERMAN NIGHT THE ROLLING GIRLS THE TESTAMENT OF SISTER NEW DEVILShow More Summary

ABSOLUTE DUO #1 -- Special Review

We're sampling all the new pilots this Winter. Check out our thoughts on... JOJO'S - BATTLE IN EGYPT ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM DEATH PARADE MARIA THE VIRGIN WITCH YATTERMAN NIGHT THE ROLLING GIRLS THE TESTAMENT OF SISTER NEW DEVILShow More Summary

In Egypt, Atheists Are Considered “Threats to National Security” or “Carriers of a Dangerously Contagious Virus”

Mona Eltahawy has an important and eye-opening opinion piece in tomorrow's international edition of the New York Times (online today) all about the persecution of atheists in Egypt.The people she writes about -- like Karim al-Banna and...Show More Summary

Egypt: 28 Protesters Killed Marking Revolution – Police & Excessive Force

Human Rights Watch | — (New York) – The death of at least 20 people in Egypt during clashes with security forces surrounding the commemoration of the 2011 uprising underscores the need…

Egypt arrests 516 ‘Brotherhood elements’ during anniversary of its independence

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

More than 500 backers of Egypt’s blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood were arrested as clashes erupted on the anniversary of its 2011 uprising, a minister said Monday, in the biggest police sweep for months. Twenty people, mostly demonstrators, were killed Sunday when protesters clashed with...

Egyptian Is Convicted of Genital Mutilation

2 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

Officials said it was Egypt’s first criminal conviction for the practice of female genital mutilation, and related to the death of a 13-year-old girl.

Press threatened and detained as Egypt marks uprising anniversary

New York, January 26, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the harassment and detention of journalists in Egypt on Sunday during mass demonstrations to mark the fourth anniversary of the uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in 2011....

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE - BATTLE IN EGYPT #3 -- Watch & Learn

Does anybody think Danny Elfman wouldn’t be excited that people still care about Oingo Boingo in 2015? And they care enough to pay homage to the band in the current coolest anime show? The more likely explanation here is that doubleShow More Summary

516 'Brotherhood elements' arrested on Egypt anniversary

More than 500 backers of Egypt's blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood were arrested after clashes erupted on the anniversary of its 2011 uprising, a minister said Monday, in the biggest police sweep for months. Protesters and security forces...Show More Summary

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