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Egypt court rules part of protest law unconstitutional

Egypt's top court has struck down part of a law that allowed the interior ministry to ban all but officially sanctioned protests, a court official said Saturday. The 2013 law, which has been used to jail activists for up to two years, required demonstrators to inform the interior ministry that they were planning a protest. Show More Summary

Egypt's top court upholds law restricting protests

The law, which was passed in 2013, effectively bans street demonstrations, settling a years-long court battle.

Egypt's top constitutional court upholds law restricting street protests

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court upheld on Saturday a law that effectively bans protests, settling a years-long court battle and protecting the law from further challenges.

Egypt and Turkey Soften Positions on Syria, Benefiting Assad

18 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The shifts come at a volatile time as Middle Eastern countries long aligned with the United States hedge their bets and look to Moscow for support.

Egypt’s Special Courts in time of Crisis are Nothing New

by Yoram Meital | (Informed Comment) | – – The toppling of a regime, whether by civil insurrection or military coup, invariably gives rise to a fierce struggle over the lineaments of…

An Imposing Egyptian Queen, Survived Only By Her Knees

After years of speculation, researchers have proven that a pair of mummified knees found in Egypt's Valley of the Queens once belonged to Queen Nefertari, wife of Ramses the Great. The partial legs are all that remain of the legendarily beautiful Nefertari, who was buried in a lavish tomb during Egypt's 19th Dynasty, around the 13th century B.C. Show More Summary

MICHAEL TOTTEN: Almost Everyone Got The Arab Spring Wrong. “How did so many journalists, diplomats…

MICHAEL TOTTEN: Almost Everyone Got The Arab Spring Wrong. “How did so many journalists, diplomats, academics, and analysts get Egypt so wrong? It was partly the result of hope and naiveté. But the Muslim Brotherhood also waged a brilliantly effective campaign of deception at home and abroad, hoping to convince as many people as possible […]

Complete mummy of Artemidora from Meir in southern Middle Egypt...

Complete mummy of Artemidora from Meir in southern Middle Egypt by Molly Via Flickr: Another type of mummy cover especially common in, but not confined to, Middle Egypt, incorporated faces and even fully raised heads of molded clay or plaster. Show More Summary

Springtime for Morsi

I reviewed Eric Trager's book, Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days for Commentary magazine. Almost everyone got the Arab Spring wrong. At a casual glance, the Middle East and North Africa appeared toShow More Summary

Nonfiction: What Explains Our Obsession With Ancient Egypt?

Ronald H. Fritze’s wide-ranging “Egyptomania” is about the peculiar charm Egypt has exerted since ancient times.

Mummified knees are Queen Nefertari's, archaeologists conclude

A pair of mummified knees are most likely those of the famously beautiful spouse of Pharoah Ramses II, who died around 1250BC, say scientists A pair of mummified knees found in a tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Queens are most likely those of Queen Nefertari, the royal spouse of Pharaoh Ramses II, say archaeologists. Show More Summary

Egypt is giant prison, activists banned from travel say

CAIRO (Reuters) - Azza Soliman was due to board a plane to attend a conference in Jordan when security officials at Cairo airport turned her away, saying a court order banned her from traveling.

Funny Pictures – December 2, 2016

A cold wave hit Egypt this morning, this man dressed up his dog. via Dave the Barbarian. via In my Dr’s office. via My friend turned 21 today, his little sister wrote him a custom card. via Why did I even get up this morning? via I go through all three attitudes daily. via Wife […]

These Mummy Legs Likely Belong to a Great Queen

Archaeologists say they've likely identified the mummified remains of "one of the truly great and important queens of Egypt," in the same league as Nefertiti and Cleopatra. Three portions of mummified legs found more than a century ago in the looted tomb of Queen Nefertari—wife of Ramesses the Great,...

Just 16 US MOUs

Egypt's cultural MOU with the US signed on Nov 30 is one of the just 16 MOUs still current that the US has signed with other countries in the past three decades but then when one looks at the scale of the problem (like for example depicted...Show More Summary

CMA CGM Rolls out Adrimed Express Line

CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping group, has announced the new service offer Adrimed Express which directly links the ports of the Adriatic Sea and Egypt. This innovative, fast and reliable service links Egypt, Malta, Croatia, Italy, and Slovenia.

Dogs, monkeys, cats: 2,000-year-old pet cemetery uncovered in Egypt

2 days agoNews : USAToday: News

A few animals still wore iron collars when they were laid to rest, and the graves of two young cats include ostrich-shell beads.        

In Photos: The Mummy of Queen Nefertari of Egypt

The mummified legs and other remains of Queen Nefertari, one of Egypt's most famous queens, have been identified. Here's a look at the royal burial.

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