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An Amputee Donkey in Egypt Walks Again--on a Recycled Artificial Human Leg

Donkeys figure quite prominently in the original Christmas story, so why not have one star on the Hoof Blog on Christmas Eve? Hector the Egyptian donkey is making news around the world this Christmas, and bringing smiles to faces wherever...Show More Summary

Egypt to free jailed Al Jazeera English journalists

A Qatari newspaper on Wednesday expected Egyptian authorities to release three Al Jazeera reporters – now in jail in Egypt – through a presidential amnesty. Qatari newspaper Al-Arab quoted unnamed Egyptian sources as saying that Cairo would offer the three journalists – Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmi, Australian Peter Greste and Egyptian Baher Mohamed – in a […]

The Time That Britain Wanted To Empty The Nile

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In the 1950s, Egypt and Britain played an old version of tit-for-tat. Egypt took the Suez Canal. The British decided to pay them back by stealing the river Nile itself. Yes, the whole Nile. Read more...

Picture China: Ice Swimming, Xi Meets Al-Sisi, White Tigers

The day's China news in pictures: Ice swimmers get in the holiday spirit, President Xi Jinping meets Egypt's leader in Beijing, rare cats emerge from quarantine in Chongqing.

China enlists Egypt's backing for "New Silk Road"

``Xi also enlisted the support of the Egyptian President on China's ambitious projects, the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road Initiatives. Sisi had said earlier Egypt can be a key player in reviving the Silk Route due to its strategic location as portal for Africa and the Arab countries.''

Picture China: Xi Meets Al-Sisi, White Tigers, Taiwan Warship

The day's China news in pictures: President Xi Jinping meets Egypt's leader in Beijing, rare cats emerge from quarantine in Chongqing, Taiwan unveils its first domestically-produced missile corvette and more.

This Is What It's Like to Flee to Europe With Syrians

The journalist Wolfgang Bauer and the photographer Stanislav Krupar accompanied Syrian refugees from their hiding spots in Egypt on a refugee boat to Europe. The journalists grew beards and acquired new identities. The traffickers could not know who they really were. Show More Summary

This Is What It's Like to Flee to Europe With Syrians

The journalist Wolfgang Bauer and the photographer Stanislav Krupar accompanied Syrian refugees from their hiding spots in Egypt on a refugee boat to Europe. The journalists grew beards and acquired new identities. The traffickers could not know who they really were. Show More Summary

This Is What It's Like to Flee to Europe With Syrians

The journalist Wolfgang Bauer and the photographer Stanislav Krupar accompanied Syrian refugees from their hiding spots in Egypt on a refugee boat to Europe. The journalists grew beards and acquired new identities. The traffickers could not know who they really were. Show More Summary

The Google Exec Who Was Locked Up In Egypt During The Arab Spring Leaves The Company For A Startup

Wael Ghonim, a Google exec who was locked up in Egyptian custody during the Arab Spring, has resigned from Google. Back in 2011 he was Google's Middle East marketing head, but had transitioned to Google Ventures in May.  Here's his tweet announcing his departure from Google: Officially resigned from @Google. Show More Summary

It's Time for the US to Reconsider its Relationship With Egypt

In light of the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East with no end on sight, what is one to make out of the contradictory relationship between the United States and Egypt. Of interest, is the latest decision by the Egyptian government to deny entry to a former U.S. Show More Summary

Some Current Events in Egypt

The New York Times recently carried an interesting report stating that well-known American scholar Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was recently denied entry into Egypt. Ms. Dunne had travelled to Cairo...Show More Summary

Some Current Events in Egypt

The New York Times recently carried an interesting report stating that well-known American scholar Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was recently denied entry into Egypt. Ms. Dunne had travelled to Cairo...Show More Summary

News: How Egypt's Government Is Trying to Get Christians to Follow Jesus

Long-dormant pilgrimage route focuses on Jesus' post-Christmas journey. The sound bomb exploded right behind the Egyptian Museum on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, throwing Ibrahim Morgan’s Swedish tour group into a temporary panic. Then they...Show More Summary

Jailed Al Jazeera Journalist Had Warned Network: ‘May Come Back to Bite Us’

The Canadian Press reports Mohamed Fahmy, one of three Al Jazeera journalists who have been jailed in Egypt for nearly a year had raised questions about security. A series of emails shows Fahmy, who was acting bureau chief for Al Jazeera English, reported concerns to Al Jazeera bosses in Qatar months before his arrest. Show More Summary

Xavi Goes to Egypt, Meets a Child Who Just Has to Give Him a Cuddle

Xavi is in Egypt launching a camp for football called the Campus Xavi Palm Hills, and the Spain and Barcelona midfielder is clearly making a bit of an impression. During a training session in which Xavi took part, one youngster stopped participating and simply grabbed hold of the midfielder. Show More Summary

Cute! An excited kid in Egypt hugs Barcelona star Xavi during 5-a-side game [Vine]

Legendary Barcelona midfielder Xavi is enjoying his winter break by going to his new facility in Egypt – Campus Xavi Palm Hills. Training 500 Egyptian youngsters, Xavi was filmed receiving a hug during a small 5-a-side game. A young footballer simply couldn’t contain his excitement whilst Xavi tried to play it cool. That’s one way […]

At Egypt’s Request, Qatar Suspends Al-Jazeera Affiliate in Cairo

The channel has been alone domestically in covering the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's beleaguered political party

‘Exodus’ Director Ridley Scott And His Egyptologist Expert Mined Ancient Details

The extravagance and ostentation of ancient Egypt can seem rather theatrical to modern eyes, but as realized in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings, it couldn't be more true to life. So says Dr. Alan Lloyd, a professor of Egyptology...Show More Summary

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