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Virginia Man Claims Kingdom So His Daughter Can Be a Real Princess

21 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Nuzzled right in between Egypt and Sudan lies Bi'r Tawil a 2060 sq km unclaimed territory that was the result of a colonial-era border discrepancy. Bi'r Tawil is one of the last remaining unclaimed territories in the world—that is, until a Virginia man took it upon himself to trek out there and lay claim to the territory himself. Show More Summary

Carte Blanche for The Black Hat Guys

Riding with the Black Hat Guys? On Saturday, 14 June 2014 ('Egypt MOU Philistinism: "Petition News") I summed up progress in two petitions. The first was the "Stop the import of Undocumented Egyptian heritage objects" petition which had then 1,334 signatures supporting the Egypt MOU. Show More Summary

Where were you? Where are you and what are you thinking?

Sarah Parcak ?(@indyfromspace) writes: Hundreds protest against the sale of #Sekhemka, yet where were all your voices during 3.5 years+ of Egypt looting? I suppose the question is what use are "voices" alone in either scenario? Sixty...Show More Summary

Sale of Egyptian Statue By English Museum Draws Criticism

yesterdayArts : ArtsBeat

An English museum has sold off an ancient Egyptian statue, drawing criticism from some who said it should have been returned to Egypt.

Egypt Opens Borders to Wounded Gaza Residents but Won't Mediate

Egypt, the country once leading mediation between Israel and Hamas during the 2012 Gaza conflict, is taking a passive approach to the current Operation Protective Edge. Rather than inserting itself as a peacemaker, the country is opening its borders to Gaza civilians caught in the crossfire who need medical care. Show More Summary

UN Demands Europe "Open Its Doors" As Syrian Refugees Reach "Saturation Point"

Syrian refugees, whose numbers are set to pass 3 million in the next few weeks, are almost all in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, with smaller numbers in Iraq and Egypt. But, as Reuters reports, that looks set to change: UNHCR chief spokeswoman...Show More Summary

Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 at SFJazz, San Francisco

2 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Seun Kuti and Egypt 80SFJazz San Francisco, California June 19, 2014 A popular aphorism maintains that "the apple never falls fall from the tree." That certainly holds true for m: Seun Kuti, the son of the legendary saxophonist, songwriter, social activist and political rebel {{m: Fela K...

Implications of the Sekhemka Sale

ICOM has raised the issue that the sale of Sekhemka may have implications for the rise of looting in Egypt.ICOM is... concerned that the sale of the statue, estimated between 5 and 7.5 million euros [$27 million], according to the same...Show More Summary

Hamas: Egypt Gets Involved In Israel-Hamas War

Hamas can now send those wounded in the Israel-Hamas war to Egypt through the Rafah Crossing, according to a report in the L.A. Times. This represents a turnaround from Egypt’s previous policy towards Hamas and is somewhat surprising in light of ongoing hostilities between Egypt and Hamas, which has been tied to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt’s Sisi Sees Regional Islamist Threat, Promises to Support Iraq

The former army chief seems to realign Egyptian foreign policy back in favor of its traditional Sunni allies and the United States.

This Week’s Best Trailers: Sharknado 2! More Guardians! Christian Bale Is Moses?

It's a mad mad mad mad world at the movies this week. Biblical Egypt is on the brink of death-by-plagues, along with the credibility of Ridley Scott; Ben Affleck is a hunted man; Terry Gilliam is re-opening his freak show with Christoph Waltz as the main attraction; and there's a mighty big sharknado brewing over Manhattan. Show More Summary

Egypt in Talks With Excelerate for LNG Regasification Ship

Egypt has missed a window to avert gas shortages this year as plans to secure a floating import terminal from a Norwegian firm hit snags, causing officials to hedge their bets by restarting talks with U.S.-based rival Excelerate Energy. The post Egypt in Talks With Excelerate for LNG Regasification Ship appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Raped Into Submission

Sarah Carr takes a disquieting look at how sexual violence has become a frequently employed tool of political repression in Egypt: Society’s ignoring or belittling of the problem, its socially conservative attitude towards women and sex and a general atmosphere of repression all combine to allow security forces to commit sexual assaults with impunity. What […]

The Northampton statue: likely outcome

The Northampton Egyptian statue has been consigned for auction at Christie's today and I expect that it will be sold. The debate is not about whether or not it should have left Egypt in the mid nineteenth century, but whether or not it should have been deaccessioned by Northampton Museum and Art Gallery in order to fund museum developments. Show More Summary

Coming Distractions: The trailer for Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods And Kings suggests a whitewashed Prince Of Egypt

The first trailer for Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods And Kings plays out like a live-action version of The Prince Of Egypt. Both that ’90s animated film and Scott’s upcoming epic tell the tale of Moses by focusing on his relationship to his brother, Ramses, Pharaoh of Egypt. Show More Summary

Christies' don't know what ICOM Ethics Code Means?

Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh El-Damati had asked the Egyptian Embassy in London to take all legal procedures to prevent the sale [of the Sekhemka statue], which he described as incompatible with the values and role of museums...Show More Summary

Injustice in Egypt: How Freedom of Speech Could Lose Its Voice

On June 23, after five months of a trial that made a travesty of its proceedings, three Al-Jazeera journalists -- Australian reporter Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian acting Bureau Chief Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed -- were sentenced to seven to 10 years of prison on terrorism-related charges in Cairo, Egypt. Show More Summary

Injustice in Egypt: How Freedom of Speech Could Lose Its Voice

On June 23, after five months of a trial that made a travesty of its proceedings, three Al-Jazeera journalists -- Australian reporter Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian acting Bureau Chief Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed -- were sentenced to seven to 10 years of prison on terrorism-related charges in Cairo, Egypt. Show More Summary

5,000 Years Old: Ancient Yew Tree Identified In Wales

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

While it's not exceptionally tall, the tree has a wide canopy. And it dates back to the era of Egypt's great pyramids.

The man the Israeli-Palestinian crisis needs most? Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi.

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

Less than two years ago, the situation between Israel and the Palestinian territories seemed to be on the brink of disaster. In November 2012, Israeli airstikes pummeled the Gaza Strip while militants fired rockets back at Israeli towns. As scores of Palestinians died and Israeli families cowered, the international community seemed split and unsure about how […]

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