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Egypt steps up efforts ahead of UN human rights review – Al-Arabiya


Al-Arabiya

Egypt steps up efforts ahead of UN human rights review
Al-Arabiya
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign affairs announced this week the beginning of an “intensive preparation” to show its “full commitment to respect the international conventions and the fundamental rights and freedoms,” ahead of the U.N. review on human

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 10:13 pm

Pharaoh Thutmosis-era temple found by accident in Egypt – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Pharaoh Thutmosis-era temple found by accident in Egypt
Telegraph.co.uk
The ancient Egyptians sometimes referred to their temples as "houses of eternity" or "mansions of millions of years", reflecting the fact that many were made of stone and unlikely to perish. "Modern Egypt is literally stacked on top of old Egypt, so
Ancient Egyptian Temple Discovered After Illegal DiggingEgyptian Streets
Ancient temple unearthed in Egypt after illegal diggingITAR-TASS
Seven Arrested in Egypt for Excavating Ancient TempleArchaeology
i24news -Al-Shorfa
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 10:06 pm

The Middle Eastern nation whose economy is zooming – CNBC


CNBC

The Middle Eastern nation whose economy is zooming
CNBC
A year ago, Egypt's economy had been crushed by political turmoil. The Arab Spring had culminated in a military takeover and the installation of the current president, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. There were curfews and scenes of violence on the streets of Cairo.
Egypt stands ready to support Libya says SisiLibya Herald
Sisi to Okaz: Egypt has clear, specific vision, pre-studied prioritiesEgypt SIS (press release)

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 8:04 pm

When the Greeks Ruled Egypt – The New York Review of Books (blog)


The New York Review of Books (blog)

When the Greeks Ruled Egypt
The New York Review of Books (blog)
The Ptolemies who ruled Egypt for nearly three centuries, from about 320 to 31 BCE, had a difficult dual part to play: that of Hellenistic monarchs, in the mold of Alexander the Great, and, simultaneously, Egyptian pharaohs. The founding father of

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:17 pm

Whatever happened to the Islamists of Egypt? – Middle East Eye


Reuters

Whatever happened to the Islamists of Egypt?
Middle East Eye
Not so long ago, Egypt was making headlines in western media. From 25 January, the 18-day revolution and the global hype it caused; to the rise of Islamists in its parliament taking over 70 percent of its seats. Then came the inauguration of its post
Progression and recession in EgyptWashington Post
Egypt bans pro-Mursi pressure groupReuters
Tunisia's Islamists learned from the Muslim Brotherhood's failure in EgyptJerusalem Post
Arutz Sheva -The Daily Star
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:17 pm

Fareed Zakaria: Why democracy took root in Tunisia and not Egypt – Washington Post


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Fareed Zakaria: Why democracy took root in Tunisia and not Egypt
Washington Post
Tunisia's relative success is a marked contrast to the abysmal failure of Egypt, the Arab world's largest and once most influential country. As in Tunisia, Egyptians also overthrew a dictator three years ago. But after a brief experiment with democracy
Elections messy, but best optionLondon Free Press
Defeat could turn out an advantage for Tunisia's IslamistsMiddle East Eye

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 12:14 pm

Protest Is Muted as Egypt Levels Border Area in Sinai – New York Times


New York Times

Protest Is Muted as Egypt Levels Border Area in Sinai
New York Times
CAIRO — Egyptian officials faced little popular backlash on Thursday after the military demolished dwellings and displaced thousands of people in a town bordering the Gaza Strip, suggesting the government still enjoyed wide latitude from the public to …
Egypt army readies to target Sinai extremistsAl-Arabiya
Israel builds. Egypt Destroys. Who gets blamed?legal Insurrection (blog)
Seven Egypt troops wounded in Sinai blastMiddle East Eye
The Daily Star -Asharq Alawsat English -World Tribune
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 1:46 am

Egypt Flattens Neighborhoods to Create a Buffer With Gaza – New York Times


New York Times

Egypt Flattens Neighborhoods to Create a Buffer With Gaza
New York Times
CAIRO — With bulldozers and dynamite, the Egyptian Army on Wednesday began demolishing hundreds of houses, displacing thousands of people, along the border with Gaza in a panicked effort to establish a buffer zone that officials hope will stop the …
Sinai attack threatens Egypt-Hamas tiesAl-Monitor
Egypt blows up houses for Sinai buffer zoneAljazeera.com
Egypt demolishes Sinai homes for Gaza border bufferBBC News
Telegraph.co.uk -Al-Arabiya -Jerusalem Post
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Posted on 29 October 2014 | 9:20 pm

‘Lost’ train of Egypt to be rescued from desert limbo – The Guardian


The Guardian

'Lost' train of Egypt to be rescued from desert limbo
The Guardian
Whether it was a runaway train or simply a train to nowhere, no one can quite agree. But, for now at least, one thing is clear: a “lost” locomotive stranded for years in the middle of the Egyptian desert is finally back on track. The yarn begins in

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 5:48 pm

Egypt places civilian infrastructure under army jurisdiction – The Guardian


The Guardian

Egypt places civilian infrastructure under army jurisdiction
The Guardian
Large parts of Egypt's civilian infrastructure have been placed under army jurisdiction, a move nominally aimed at terrorists that also makes it easier for the government to try members of the political opposition in the country's opaque military courts.
Egyptian Media to Limit Criticism of GovernmentNew York Times
President Sisi says jihadists threaten Egypt's existenceBBC News
Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 33 security personnelReuters
Aljazeera.com -ABC News -BBC News
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Posted on 28 October 2014 | 2:59 pm

Egypt – Yahoo News Search Results

A blast in Egypt's Sinai injuries 7 soldiers

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb explosion struck an army vehicle, injuring seven soldiers in the northern region of the Sinai Peninsula.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 8:02 pm

Egypt: From revolution to coup to growth

A year after political turmoil crushed Egypt, investment is flowing into the country again and GDP may be back on track.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 4:33 pm

Former Gaddafi spokesman expelled from Egypt: state newspaper

CAIRO (Reuters) – The former spokesman for deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been expelled from Egypt, a state newspaper said on Friday, though the spokesman disputed the report. The website of Egypt's state newspaper al-Ahram said Egyptian authorities asked Moussa Ibrahim to leave the country at the request of the Libyan government of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni. The article …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 3:02 pm

Egypt has right to build Gaza buffer zone: US

Egypt has the right to use a Gaza buffer zone to boost its security, but should also be concerned about the impact on local communities, the United States said Thursday. "Certainly we believe that Egypt has the right to take steps to maintain their own security. Egypt began demolishing houses along its border with Gaza on Wednesday to set up a buffer zone to prevent militants sneaking into the …

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 8:03 pm

Egypt targets universities as last haven for political expression

By Mahmoud Mourad CAIRO (Reuters) – Hundreds of police surround its walls, patrolling in armoured vehicles with sirens blaring, while muscle-bound security guards man metal detectors, searching all who enter. But this is not a military barracks or police station, it is Cairo University, where the government has tightened security as it seeks to avert another year of unrest on university campuses …

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 9:56 am

Egypt bans pro-Mursi pressure group

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt on Thursday banned a pressure group that has pushed for the reinstatement of President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, who was overthrown by the army last year, dealing a new blow to the country's oldest Islamist movement. Egypt banned the Muslim Brotherhood itself last year and dissolved its political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party, in August precluding it …

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 9:54 am

Egypt starts work on Gaza buffer after bombing

Egypt began demolishing houses along its border with Gaza on Wednesday to set up a buffer zone to prevent militant infiltration and arms smuggling following a wave of deadly attacks. The move, which will see about 800 homes razed, comes after a suicide bomber killed 30 soldiers in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, which borders the Palestinian territory, last Friday. It also comes two days after …

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 10:12 pm

Egypt clears Gaza border area to create security buffer

By Yusri Mohamed ISMALIA Egypt (Reuters) – Egypt began clearing residents from its border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday to create a buffer zone following some of the worst anti-state violence since President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year. A day after being ordered by the army to move, many in the area had already packed their belongings and begun to leave when an announcement from …

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 3:37 pm

Greece, Egypt, Cyprus urge Turkey to quit gas search off island

The governments of Egypt, Greece and Cyprus urged Turkey on Wednesday to stop trying to chart gas deposits in areas of the east Mediterranean claimed by Cyprus, saying the work was illegal. Cyprus, a member of the European Union, is anxious to develop the gas reserves in its so-called exclusive economic zone — an offshore region lying south of the island. Turkey does not recognise Cyprus …

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 1:54 pm

Egypt to create buffer zone along Gaza border

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian authorities on Tuesday ordered residents living along the country's eastern border with the Gaza Strip to evacuate so they can demolish their homes and set up a buffer zone to stop weapons and militant trafficking between Egypt and the Palestinian territory, officials said.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 6:45 pm

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Pharoah Thutmosis-era temple found by accident in Egypt

A 3,400-year-old underwater temple from the time of Pharoah Thutmosis III, one of Egypt’s greatest warrior kings, has been uncovered near Cairo






Posted on 31 October 2014 | 8:02 pm

Thousands forced from homes as Egypt clears Gaza border area after bombing

Egyptian authorities are demolishing hundreds of houses along its impoverished border with the Gaza Strip to create a security buffer zone






Posted on 29 October 2014 | 6:53 pm

Isil poised to seize Libya’s oil, warns Egyptian foreign minister

Egypt has warned that terrorist groups are poised to seize control of Libya’s oilfields as the country’s foreign minister appealed for an expansion of the Western-led campaign against Isil to tackle extremism threatening North Africa.






Posted on 27 October 2014 | 8:00 pm

Egypt demands war on Isil reaches other forces of Islamist terror

Egypt has warned that terrorist groups are poised to seize control of Libya’s oilfields as the country’s foreign minister appealed for an expansion of the Western-led campaign against Isil to tackle extremism threatening North Africa






Posted on 27 October 2014 | 8:00 pm

Egypt imposes state of emergency in Sinai after bomb kills 30 soldiers

Authorities crack down after suspected jihadist car bomb killed scores of Egyptian soldiers at a checkpoint in Sinai






Posted on 25 October 2014 | 1:34 am

Grenade attack kills two policemen in Egypt’s Sinai

Policemen’s patrol car in Egypt’s restive North Sinai province hit by rocket propelled grenade killing two and injuring a third






Posted on 17 October 2014 | 5:18 am

Egypt warplanes hit Libya militias, say officials

Egypt deepens its involvement in fight against Islamist militias who have taken over key parts of Libya, with unnamed officials saying Egyptian warplanes have bombed their positions in the city of Benghazi

Posted on 15 October 2014 | 8:16 pm

Egypt warplanes hit Libya militias, say officials

Egypt deepens its involvement in fight against Islamist militias who have taken over key parts of Libya, with unnamed officials saying Egyptian warplanes have bombed their positions in the city of Benghazi






Posted on 15 October 2014 | 8:16 pm

Bomb explosion in central Cairo injures a dozen people

Second attack in Egyptian capital in a month sees car and shop fronts destroyed near the Supreme court






Posted on 15 October 2014 | 5:26 am

Watch: container ships collide on Suez Canal

Video shows the moment that two container ships collide at the mouth of the Suez Canal in Egypt on Monday






Posted on 30 September 2014 | 9:31 am