Tag Archive for Egypt

Egypt international Shawky El-Said reportedly swaps shirt for pet monkey after Botswana match

Egypt international Shawky El-Said reportedly swaps shirt for pet monkey after Botswana match

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Al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt: Everything you need to know in 60 seconds

Al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt: Everything you need to know in 60 seconds

A court in Egypt has sentenced three journalists to between seven and ten years each in prison Read more

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood terror group after Christmas meeting

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood terror group after Christmas meeting

Egypt’s interim government has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, giving the military backed administration increased power to crack down on the organistation. Read more

At least 44 die as street battles rage across Egypt

At least 44 die as street battles rage across Egypt

Street fighting claimed at least 44 lives and left 94 people injured as a public holiday in Egypt was marred by violence. Read more

Espionage in Egypt: Swan suspected of being a spy

Espionage in Egypt: Swan suspected of being a spy

A swan suspected of being a spy has been detained in Egypt.

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Egypt: Concerns Irish teenager is being ‘beaten to hell’ in Cairo prison

Egypt: Concerns Irish teenager is being ‘beaten to hell’ in Cairo prison

Four Irish siblings are still being detained by Egyptian authorities, days after they were captured by security forces who stormed a Cairo mosque in which they were sheltering from the violence.

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Sinai attack takes Egypt death-toll to 1,000 after a week of unrest

Sinai attack takes Egypt death-toll to 1,000 after a week of unrest

An attack by suspected militants upon off-duty police officers in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has seen the country’s death-toll in a week of unrest rise to 1,000. Read more

Egypt: Irish citizens escape Mosque violence following tense stand-off

Egypt: Irish citizens escape Mosque violence following tense stand-off

Egyptian security forces have stormed into a mosque after an all-night stand-off with Muslim Brotherhood supporters.

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Egypt: British tourists in Red Sea resort of Hurghada advised to stay inside hotels

Egypt: British tourists in Red Sea resort of Hurghada advised to stay inside hotels

British tourists in the major tourist resort of Hurghada have been advised not to leave their hotels amid the ongoing unrest and violent clashes gripping Egypt. Read more

Egypt faces international condemnation after day of violence leaves over 300 dead

Egypt faces international condemnation after day of violence leaves over 300 dead

Egypt’s government has faced international condemnation after a day of violence following the clearing of protest camps left over 300 people dead.

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State of emergency declared as Egypt counts cost of day of bloodshed

State of emergency declared as Egypt counts cost of day of bloodshed

Egypt is counting the cost of a day of widespread bloodshed after the military-backed government moved against supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi and declared a state of emergency. Read more

Sky News cameraman among Egypt dead as Muslim Brotherhood protest camps cleared

Sky News cameraman among Egypt dead as Muslim Brotherhood protest camps cleared

A Sky News cameraman has been shot and killed as Egyptian security forces cleared two protests camps in Cairo, amid reports of a death-toll in the hundreds. Read more

Egypt crisis: Dozens of Mohammed Morsi supporters killed in deadly protests

Egypt crisis: Dozens of Mohammed Morsi supporters killed in deadly protests

At least 100 supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi have been killed after deadly night of violence in Cairo. Read more

Egypt crisis: Muslim Brotherhood say they’ll give peace a chance

Egypt crisis: Muslim Brotherhood say they’ll give peace a chance

The Muslim Brotherhood has vowed to continue ‘peaceful’ resistance in defiance of the military’s ousting of the country’s president Mohammed Morsi. Read more

Egypt orders arrests of Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Egypt orders arrests of Muslim Brotherhood leaders

An arrest warrant has been issued for the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie, over allegations he incited violence. Read more

Egypt in chaos as attempts to form government fail

Egypt in chaos as attempts to form government fail

Egypt remains in a state of political confusion as an attempt to replace ousted president Mohamed Morsi failed at the first hurdle. Read more

Egypt: Mohamed El Baradei named interim prime minister after more clashes in Cairo

Egypt: Mohamed El Baradei named interim prime minister after more clashes in Cairo

Mohamed El Baradei, the leader of the National Salvation Front, has been named as interim prime minister of Egypt following another day of violence. Read more

Egypt crisis: Dozens dead as violence erupts after Mohammed Morsi ousting

Egypt crisis: Dozens dead as violence erupts after Mohammed Morsi ousting

At least 30 people have been killed in Egypt after supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohammed Morsi clashed following a day of violent protests. Read more

Egypt: Military issues president Mohammed Morsi with 48-hour ultimatum

Egypt: Military issues president Mohammed Morsi with 48-hour ultimatum

Egypt’s military has given president Mohammed Morsi and his opponents a last chance to ‘meet the people’s demands’ within 48 hours, and warned it will otherwise be forced to put forward a political road map for the country. Read more

Egypt: Protesters flood streets to demand president’s removal in ‘biggest ever’ demonstration

Egypt: Protesters flood streets to demand president’s removal in ‘biggest ever’ demonstration

Hundreds of thousands of people, perhaps even millions, have taken to the streets in an all-out push to force Egypt’s president from office. Read more

Briton, 74, sentenced to death for trying to smuggle three tonnes of hash into Egypt

Briton, 74, sentenced to death for trying to smuggle three tonnes of hash into Egypt

An Oxford-educated Briton has been sentenced to death in Egypt for trying to smuggle three tonnes of hash into the country on his boat. Read more

British girl, 6, drowns in pool of Egypt holiday resort in Sharm el-Sheikh

British girl, 6, drowns in pool of Egypt holiday resort in Sharm el-Sheikh

A six-year-old British girl has died after drowning in the pool of a holiday resort in Egypt, the Foreign Office has said. Read more

Between the Palace and the Street Mahmoud Mukhtar and the Fate of Egyptian Art Today

“The heart of the uprising,” “The symbol of a divided nation,” “the neo-cons’ worst nightmare”… These are just a few of several descriptions from over the last few weeks that have been used to frame Tahrir Square. Alongside the hundreds of media reporters and news correspondents, culture writers also jumped on the coverage bandwagon and began to ponder the role that the events would play in shaping the practices of Egypt’s contemporary artists. With a self-proclaimed expertise on all things Egyptian that would make the likes of New York Times’s Thomas Friedman seem humble, these cultural pundits sounded more like political analysts than art critics as they clashed and concurred on the state and fate of the arts in Egypt Read more

When News Misinforms

It was June of 1967, a few hours before the outbreak of the Six-Day War, when my father sent us to Jericho away from the battlefront to stay with my grandmother. Back then, we did not have a television, and I remember huddling in the “radio room,” as my grandmother called it; I would later refer to it as the “war room.”
This was where we’d spend most of our time during the war, away from the broken glass caused by Israeli fighter-jets racing through the sound barrier listening to the Egyptian broadcast “Sawt El Arab” or “Voice of the Arabs.”
“Report number 42,” the announcer would say, and through the crackling sound of my grandmother’s ancient shortwave radio, we would all strain to hear the war updates.
“The Egyptian forces have repelled the Zionist army… the Jordanian army advanced to Jabel el Mukaber.”
I believe that it was on the second or third day of the Six Day War, as we were listening to these victorious reports, that we felt a rumbling throughout the house Read more