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Egypt Postpones Verdict In Trial Of Al Jazeera Journalists

2 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The network said it was "outraged" that the court had been adjourned. The three journalists had been jailed for allegedly aiding the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt Completes Work on New Suez Canal

12 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

  By Eric Knecht ISMAILIA, Egypt, July 29 (Reuters) – Egypt has finished building its New Suez Canal, its overseer said on Wednesday, a project President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sees as a symbol of national pride and a major chance to stimulate an economy suffering double-digit unemployment. Show More Summary

Obama’s Egypt Policy Breeds Terrorism

Exclusive: President Obama has gotten in line behind the Israeli-Saudi preference in Egypt for the brutal dictatorship of Gen. al-Sisi over the elected (but now deposed) Muslim Brotherhood government of President Morsi, a posture so shocking that even some U.S. neocons object, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall Like a stopped clock, even rabid neoconservatives…

Gunmen in Egypt kill guard outside Niger embassy

CAIRO (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen shot dead a security guard outside the embassy of Niger in Cairo early on Wednesday morning, the Egyptian interior ministry said in a statement.

Factory fire kills workers in Egypt's capital

Official says gas-cylinder explosion sparked blaze at furniture factory on Cairo's outskirts which left 25 dead.

A Souvenir of Stress Management

"Kite surfing Oahu" by Eric Guinther -- Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons Several years ago I was on holiday in Egypt. My best friend and I were in Club Med, El Gouna, far away from our stressful jobs in finance. Show More Summary

Egypt to Allow 24-hour Access to East Port Said with New Waterway

Egypt plans to allow smaller vessels in the Mediterranean direct access to East Port Said around the clock instead of just eight hours a day by building a side channel near the Suez Canal,

X-Men: Apocalypse Shows Off Massive Egyptian Sets

Just like in the comics, next year's X-Men film villain, Apocalypse, hails from Egypt, where he was considered to be the first mutant over 5,000 years ago. Rather than green screen this environment, the X-Men: Apocalypse crew hunkered...Show More Summary

New Singer Instagram Shows ‘Apocalypse’s Hangout

2 days agoHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

If you have a name like En Sabah Nur, you better believe that your decorating theme will be Egyptian. In the case of X-Men: Apocalypse though it also helps that the titular main villain is from Ancient Egypt. Despite the fact that he survived multiple millennia of history, Apocalypse still likes a little piece of home, even in […]

Kerry heads for Egypt and the Gulf to discuss Iran deal, ISIS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Egypt and the Gulf next week for talks on the recent nuclear deal between major powers and Iran and the fight against Islamic State militants, then he will head to Southeast Asia, where countries share U.S. concerns about China's pursuit of territorial claims.

Egypt Doubles Up With Suez Canal No. 2

After $8.5 billion and a year of construction, Egypt's second Suez Canal welcomed vessels in a trial run on Saturday along its 44-mile stretch, reports the BBC. The passageway, which runs in part alongside its namesake, is wide enough for large container ships to pass in two-lane traffic. Egypt...

What Is Missing About Egypt?

There is no good news about Egypt in the Western media, academic papers and policy briefs. Theorizing about the country is abundant, however. Michael Hanaa of the Century Foundation summarized "Egypt Next Phase" as being "Sustainable...Show More Summary

Caught Between Egypt, Qatar and the Struggle for Free Press

Judgment comes in just a matter of days -- July 30 -- in the trial of us Al Jazeera journalists, after 19 months of a tormenting experience that has changed me and the lives of my loved ones forever. Understandably, the world is preoccupied...Show More Summary

Roadside bomb attack wounds 18 Egypt police conscripts

3 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A roadside bombing in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula wounded 18 police conscripts Sunday, security officials said.

Egypt cuts debauchery jail term for dancer

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

An Egyptian appeals court on Sunday halved a jail term for a female dancer convicted of inciting debauchery after she featured in a controversial music video, a court official said. Reda El-Fouly was arrested in May after wearing a revealing dress as she sang and danced in a video that went viral...

Egypt Prolongs Emergency State in North Sinai Until October 2015

According to an official statement, Egyptian President extended by three months a state of emergency imposed in North Sinai.

Educator How-to: Make an Anubis mask!

4 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Anubis is the Greek name for the “jackal-headed” god associated with death and the rituals of mummification in Ancient Egypt. Anubis’ color is black, symbolizing rebirth, which parallels the belief that the deceased is, in fact, reborn in the afterlife. … Continue reading ?

Zvi Mazel: “Obama has fallen in love with the Muslim Brotherhood”

Given their activities in the Sinai, will the threat of ISIS reach the point where Israel has to come to the aid of its Arab neighbours? I talk about this eventuality with Zvi Mazel. The former ambassador from Israel to Egypt is now with the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Mazel says this is a […]

Egypt extends state of emergency in North Sinai by three months

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt said on Saturday it had extended by three months a state of emergency imposed on parts of Northern Sinai in October after Islamist militants stepped up attacks in the peninsula bordering Israel, Gaza and the Suez Canal.

First Cargo Ships Take Trial-Run Through New Suez Canal

  By Yusri Mohamed ISMAILIA, Egypt, July 25 (Reuters) – The first cargo ships passed through Egypt’s New Suez Canal on Saturday in a test-run before it opens next month, state media reported, 11 months after the army began constructing the $8 billion canal alongside the existing 145-year-old Suez Canal. Show More Summary

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