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Interview: Egypt’s Maker Movement Gears Up for Cairo Faire

9 hours agoHobbies / Crafts : Makezine

Note: The following is an interview between Bilal Ghalib and Omar El-Safty conducted at the Fab Lab Egypt in Cairo about the very first Maker Faire in Egypt. The event is happening this weekend, March 7, 2015. Go to the Cairo Mini Maker Faire website for more information. […] Read more on MAKE

Lives of the Martyrs: Heroes ISIS Gave Us

I gave a talk last night about martyrs of the 21st century, starting with the Coptic Christians of Egypt and working backwards to some of those killed in the 9/11 attacks on America. Here is some of what I shared of the martyrs we learned about Feb. 15 in the beheading video. “A Message Signed [...]

Egypt's interior minister is replaced; no easing of crackdown expected

Egypt’s interior minister, who presided over a police force and other security agencies that have often been accused of brutality and rights violations, lost his job in a Cabinet shuffle on Thursday.

Egypt: Suez Canal Zone to Make Up 30-35% of Economy

Egypt expects a planned economic zone near the Suez Canal to eventually make up about a third of Egypt's economy, the country's investment minister said on Thursday.

Cabinet Reshuffle in Egypt, Interior and Culture

In the first Cabinet reshuffle since Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi el-Sissi took office in June, the Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim (who is in charge of police), was replaced by another police general, Magdy Abdel-Ghafar, formerly a leading figure in the National Security Apparatus. Show More Summary

Egypt interior minister replaced in cabinet reshuffle

Mohamed Ibrahim will be replaced by another police general, Magdy Abdel-Ghafar.

Egypt warns women against marrying Islamic State fighters online

19 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Egypt’s state-sponsored Islamic authority warned women Wednesday against marrying fighters from the Islamic State group online, saying such unions would push them into a “circle of terrorism”. Dar al-Ifta, the body that issues rulings on Islamic sharia law, said it made the...

Egypt Closes 27,000 Places of Worship

An Egyptian administrative court on Feb. 18 upheld the Ministry of Religious Endowments' decision issued in September 2013 to close down neighborhood places of worship of less than 861 square feet, a move intended to protect young people...Show More Summary

Egypt on a War Footing to Expand Suez Canal

 The Suez Canal Authority is in a race to quickly expand the vital waterway for two-way traffic by August 2015, says an Associate Press report. Workers dig

Egypt Plans Skyscraper Inspired by Giza Pyramids

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

For centuries, tourists have flocked to Cairo to behold the Pyramids of Giza firsthand. The 4,500-year-old monuments are one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but they feel just as modern as any piece of contemporary architecture.

Rendering Reveals: Egypt is Building a Pretty Blingy Pyramid Skyscraper

Rendering via Architizer The tallest building in Egypt will once again be a kind of pyramid. Rising 650 feet above its surroundings, the gleaming pyramid-shaped skyscraper planned for Cairo will loom nearly 200 feet above the Great Pyramid of Giza,...

Child Abuse in Egypt Requires Immediate Action – Human Rights Watch

According to Human Rights Watch, serious abuses against Egyptian minors require immediate attention, despite measures taken by the country's authorities to promote children's rights.

Egypt: Oil, gas debt to be settled late

Egypt aimed to fully repay its $3.1 billion (R36.2bn) debt to foreign oil and gas companies by the middle of next year, around a year later than previously indicated, the oil ministry said this week. ||| Egypt aimed to fully repay its...Show More Summary

They did that

More on the violent death of Pharaoh Senebkay Pharaoh Woseribre Senebkay, who lived during the later part of Egypt’s Second Intermediate Period (ca. 1650–1550 BCE), is now the earliest Egyptian pharaoh whose remains show he died in battle. Detailed analysis by Dr. Maria Rosado and Dr. Jane Hill of Rowan University has documented an extensive [...]

Russia and Egypt just got even closer

Russia and Egypt are taking a major step forward in their relationship. Speaking beside Egyptian Defense Minister Sidqi Sobqi in Moscow, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the two nations were planning on expanding their cooperation in military affairs, The Moscow Times reports. Show More Summary

Aywa in Egypt, Nein in Germany

One of the tasks nuclear energy plants could easily do is desalination. Desalination, the process of removing salt from water to make it drinkable (potable, that is), is especially important in more arid lands – say, for example, California: The massive project, in Carlsbad, teems with nearly 500 workers in yellow hard hats. Show More Summary

The Cost of Progress? We Meet Some of the Thousands of Sinai Villagers Displaced by Suez Canal Expansion

2 days agoNews : Vice News

VICE News visited the villages in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula that have been demolished to make way for an expansion to the Suez Canal, in what lawyers say is an illegal eviction.

Russia, Egypt to Hold Joint Naval Drills in the Mediterranean in 2015

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Egyptian counterpart Sedki Sobhi agreed to hold joint Russian-Egyptian naval exercises in the Mediterranean and an anti-terrorism exercises involving rapid-response forces.

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