Posts Tagged ‘egypt’

Iran held by Egypt at Continental Futsal Championship

TEHRAN – Iran futsal team were held to a 2-2 draw by Egypt at the Continental Futsal Championship in Thailand on Tuesday. Ahmad Abbasi and Mehdi Javid were on target for the Iranian team. The Persians had previously defeated Lithuania and Tajikistan in Group B. The tournament is being held in Bangkok, Thailand from July […]

Are Egypt and Turkey on the Path to Reconciliation?

In recent years, relations between Egypt and Turkey have been complicated on several fronts. There has been no relationship between Cairo and Ankara since 2013 (i.e., when the Egyptian coup d’état took place). Much of the foreign policy conflict between the countries is due to the fact that Turkey is actively seeking to take control […]

Underwater Military Ship and Burials Found at Thonis-Heracleion, Egypt

The island-city of Thonis-Heracleion and its famous Temple of Amun was located in Egypt’s Abu Qir Bay, just north of Alexandria, Egypt. Greeks later settled in Thonis-Heracleion during the late pharaonic dynasties and built their own religious sanctuaries beside and around the older Egyptian Temple of Amun. The island-city was completely destroyed at the end […]

Egypt releases activists amid US concerns over detentions

Egyptian authorities released two activists and a journalist Sunday after months in pre-trial detention, officials and lawyers said, amid concern by President Joe Biden’s administration over the arrest and harassment of government critics. State security prosecutors ordered the release of the three late Saturday pending ongoing investigations into charges against them, according to two judicial […]

Bilateral Ties between Egypt and Russia Grow Steadily

Despite many factors that have attempted to alter the balance of power in the Arab world, and the Middle East, in recent decades, including “color revolutions” imposed on the region from outside, Egypt remains an influential state, both in the Arab world and on the African continent. Russian leadership aspires to reinforce the country’s diplomatic, […]

Archaeologists Uncover Preserved Ancient Pottery Workshop in Egypt

Archaeologists digging in the Aziza hills area of the Beheira governate in northern Egypt have recovered the remains a pottery workshop dating to the Graeco-Roman period, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities  announced on its Facebook page  on July 6th.  The Graeco-Roman era in Egypt covered the years from approximately 332 BC (when Alexander the […]

Widow of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat dies in Egypt’s capital, aged 87

Jehan Sadat, widow of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, the first Arab leader to make peace with Israel, died in Egypt on Friday. She was 87. In recent weeks, Egyptian media press reported that she had been hospitalized and was battling cancer. Last year, she received medical treatment in the United States but was hospitalized […]

Egypt’s Second Khufu Ship – Fully Excavated, Ready for Reassembly

After years of work, researchers have now completed their exhumation of all the artifacts of the Second Khufu Ship found next to the Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) in Giza. The next steps are restoration and reassembly so this significant artifact will be ready for visitors to gaze upon it with awe at the Grand Egyptian […]

Lifting Machine May Have Moved Huge Objects at Stonehenge and Egypt!

A man in the UK claims to have solved the mystery of how large objects such as the standing stones at Stonehenge and Egyptian statues and mega-stones were moved in the past. Steven Tasker has created a lifting machine that he believes could have been used long ago to move huge objects and he has […]

Illegal Alien from Egypt Accused of Stabbing Rabbi Outside Jewish School

An illegal alien from Egypt allegedly chased down a Rabbi outside of a Jewish school and stabbed him Thursday in Boston, Massachusetts. Khaled Awad, a 24-year-old illegal alien from Egypt, was charged in district court for allegedly stabbing eight times Rabbi Shlomo Noginski, a father of 12 children, outside the Shaloh House in the Brighton […]

Study of Ushabti Copper Origins Enlightens Egypt’s Dark Age

While many archaeologists focus on the symbolic meaning of recovered temple treasures and grave goods, others concentrate on their origin stories. In this case a team of scientists have used high technology to peer into the microscopic fabric of four tomb figurines called ushabtis , and the results have revealed volumes about ancient trade routes through […]

Egypt approves draft bill enabling employers to sack Muslim Brotherhood affiliates

Egypt’s parliament has approved a draft bill which will enable employers to dismiss government employees who belong to a terror group, including members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The proposal was drafted and submitted by MP Ali Badr and applies to employees working in government ministries, local council units, public sector companies, public organisations, and other […]

Turkish lawmaker: Egypt should ‘reverse death sentences’ on Muslim Brotherhood members

A longtime Turkish lawmaker on Tuesday appealed to Egypt to reverse the death sentences handed down to Muslim Brotherhood members, Anadolu Agency reported. “The implementation of these death sentences will deal a major blow to Egypt’s damaged reputation in the international arena,” Mustafa Yeneroglu, an Istanbul deputy of the Democracy and Progress (DEVA) Party, told […]

American Muslim groups urge suspension of US aid to Egypt

The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), the largest coalition of major national, regional, and local Muslim organizations, Monday sent a letter to Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken calling on the Biden administration and Congress to demand that “the Egyptian government halt its plans to conduct a mass execution of democracy activists, faith leaders, and other political prisoners in […]

Egypt activist Alaa Abdelfattah calls on Egypt’s judiciary to step down

Egyptian activist Alaa Abdelfattah has accused Egypt’s judiciary of subordination to the authorities and failing to issue independent rulings. Alaa was arrested in September 2019 as part of a sweep of activists and political figures who were detained following Egyptian whistleblower Mohamed Ali’s calls to protest. He had only been out of prison for six […]

Egypt executes 16 people in one week

Egypt has executed 16 people in one week in the northern city of Alexandria as it continues to carry out the death penalty at an alarming rate. On Sunday, eight men and one woman were hanged at the Cairo Appeals Prison which holds prisoners on death row. The previous Monday prison authorities at Borg Al-Arab […]

Saudi, Egypt form joint team to unify media vision

The Saudi minister confirmed that the world has become a mobile media outlet Saudi acting Media Minister Majid Bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi announced the formation of a working group to develop a unified media vision with Egypt, stressing that there is an urgent need to unify the two countries’ media horizons. According to Al-Qasabi: “Lies, sedition, […]

Egypt’s intelligence chief ‘discreetly’ visits Libya

Egyptian intelligence chief, Abbas Kamel, yesterday arrived in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on an unannounced visit, according to official Libyan sources. Sources told Anadolu Agency that Kamel was due to meet his Libyan counterpart, Hussein Al-Ayeb, adding that the visit aimed “to boost mutual cooperation and support the political process and stability in Libya.” […]

Egypt to launch 2 satellites next year 

Egypt is to launch two satellites next year, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research has announced. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar made the announcement during the Europe-Africa Space Earth Observation High-Level Forum in Lisbon, Portugal. The Nexast-1, weighing just 65kg, will be a lightweight satellite used for remote sensing and scientific research. The EgyptSat-2 will […]

Egypt denies price hike of 90 strategic commodities

In a statement issued on Friday, the Egyptian government denied the reports of a price hike for 90 strategic commodities across the countries, noting that these reports caused a massive crisis, RT reported. The statement indicated that the claims of price hikes in the Egyptian market were false as they were not issued by the […]

France officials call for Egypt’s Sisi to release human rights activist

More than 180 French MPs and city council members have signed a letter calling for Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi to immediately release prominent human rights defender Ramy Shaath, Arab48 reported on Friday. The MPs and council members expressed their concerns about the continuous detention of Shaath along with thousands of other prisoners without charges. Shaath, […]

Egypt’s Intelligence Chief Holds Truce Talks With Hamas in Gaza

GAZA—Egypt’s intelligence chief met Hamas leaders in Gaza on Monday to try to bolster a ceasefire between the Palestinian terrorist group and Israel and to discuss reconstruction plans following the recent fighting, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said. The visit was the first by an Egyptian intelligence chief to the enclave since the early 2000s. Eleven […]

Impact of Egypt’s Growing Influence in the Middle East

Not only is the Middle East one of the cradles of civilizations but also a region with the largest natural gas and crude oil reserves on the planet. It is a place where different cultures collide, a focal point of international trade and an important political arena. Interests of three continents (Asia, Africa and Europe) […]

Blinken heads to Egypt to shore up Gaza cease-fire efforts

Secretary of State Antony Blinken heads to Egypt and Jordan on Wednesday as he presses ahead with a diplomatic mission aimed at shoring up a cease-fire that ended an 11-day war between Israel and the Hamas militant group. Blinken was wrapping up talks in Israel early Wednesday before departing to Cairo. He has vowed to […]

Sacred Alignment: The Constellation of Orion and Ancient Egypt

For thousands of years, the constellation of Orion has been tracked across the sky by numerous ancient cultures who studied the heavens since time immemorial. Based on the constellations and position of stars, the ancients built fascinating monuments, calendars, and ‘observatories’ that allowed them to track the position of constellations and heavenly bodies across the […]

Hundreds of Ancient Rock-Cut Tombs have been Discovered in Egypt

The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities have announced the discovery of a distinctive collection of hundreds of ancient tombs. The 250 rock-cut tombs were found in various levels of a mountain face at the Al-Hamidiyah necropolis near Sohag, in Southern Egypt, on the West Bank of the Nile River. This brings the total to more than […]

With the U.S. seemingly indifferent, Egypt is Israel’s best bet to end Gaza flare-up

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Why Turkey Reapproaches Egypt and Saudi Arabia?

A major reason for why Turkey has recently approached Saudi Arabia and Egypt is how Erdogan’s ‘neo-Ottoman’ ambitions have backfired. If Erdogan’s plan was to stretch Turkish zone of influence from the Gulf/the Middle East to Africa, its aggressive and antagonistic pursuits have largely left it isolated in the region. With its economy almost exhausted, […]

Egypt-Sudan-Ethiopia: A Twist Knot of Contradictions

There has been a decade-long dispute over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile since 2011. Recently, after the final failure of the negotiations in Kinshasa, this dispute has intensified between Cairo and Khartoum on the one hand, and Addis Ababa on the other. Various rounds of talks under […]

Turkey Normalizes its Ties with Egypt

Turkey, committed to creating a new balance of power in the Mediterranean, has in the past month continued its efforts to normalize relations with Egypt, which have deteriorated sharply since the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi in the summer of 2013, following which the sides recalled their ambassadors. Of course, the restoration of bilateral relations will […]

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