In Egypt, A New Courtroom Drama Every Day
If you like courtroom dramas, Egypt is the place to be these days. And while there's no shortage of high-profile trials, analysts say one thing hasn't changed in the three tumultuous years since the overthrow of the autocratic Hosni Mubarak: There's ...
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It's murder on the Nile
The Economist (blog)
KARIM EL SHARKAWY, the boss of Tarot Tours Garranah, one of Egypt's biggest tourism operators, clocks in every morning at the firm's offices in Cairo, and expects his staff to do the same. Strict timekeeping is a new experience for his employees. But ...
Egypt's Ancient Snark
New York Times
CAIRO — In 1798, after Napoleon Bonaparte occupied Egypt, some local grandees wanted to get close to him, so they gave him six slave girls. At that time, Egyptians were under the influence of the Turkish taste that considered a fulsome figure a ...
Egypt Asks US to Impose Sharp Curbs on Importing of Antiquities
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Egypt's antiquities minister is asking the Obama administration to impose emergency restrictions on the importing of ancient artifacts from his country, saying that the looting and smuggling of such treasures has been “catastrophic” since ...
Channel News Asia
Egypt protests call for return of Morsi
Thousands of people took to streets across Egypt in a show of support for the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, and against the possibility of Egypt's military chief becoming his replacement. Protests on Friday in Cairo, Beni Suef and other areas, were ...
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"Jon Stewart of Egypt" risks jail or worse for satire
Update: The weekly television broadcast of Bassem Youssef, "the Jon Stewart of Egypt," has been mysteriously jammed again, preventing Egyptians from seeing it for the second straight week. "This has never been done in the history of TV here. We don't ...
Egypt ex-PM: presidential poll will be fixed
One of Egypt's top politicians, the former prime minister Ahmed Shafik, has pulled out of the country's upcoming presidential election saying it will be fixed in favour of the army chief. In a leaked recording broadcast by Al Jazeera on Thursday ...
Egypt launches first prosecution for female genital mutilation after girl dies
A doctor will stand trial for the first time in Egypt on charges of female genital mutilation, after a 13-year-old girl died following an alleged operation in his clinic last year. In a landmark case, Dr Raslan Fadl is the first doctor to be prosecuted ...
Former Egyptian General Calls Promise of Free Elections a 'Farce'
New York Times
But these days in Egypt, conversations are often not as private as they seem. “I know very well they will fix all the ballot boxes,” Mr. Shafik said in a leaked recording of a private conversation that he authenticated Thursday. He said in the ...
Egypt bids farewell to Jewish community figure Nadia Haroun
Hundreds gathered at Adly Street Synagogue in downtown Cairo on Tuesday to pay respects to Nadia Haroun, the deputy head of Egypt's Jewish community who died on Thursday following a heart attack. Haroun, 59, was married to leftist activist Ahmed ...
Egypt's dwindling Jewish community buries deputy leader
Deputy leader of Egypt's Jewish community buried
As Numbers Decline, Jewish Culture in Egypt Faces Uncertain Future