Category: Egypt

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Jan
2021

Egyptian Woman Reportedly Arrested After Baking Cupcakes Decorated With GenitaliaEgyptian Woman Reportedly Arrested After Baking Cupcakes Decorated With Genitalia

January 19, 2021 2:16 PM ET An Egyptian baker was reportedly arrested after baking provocative cupcakes depicting genitalia for a private birthday party held at a sporting club in Cairo. Authorities were able to identify and arrest the woman after guests from the birthday party not only shared photos of the provocative cupcakes on social […]

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Jan
2021

Experts See Positive Development In The Treatment Of Egypt’s Christians, But Say Discrimination Will Continue Without Sweeping ChangeExperts See Positive Development In The Treatment Of Egypt’s Christians, But Say Discrimination Will Continue Without Sweeping Change

In February 2015, a video showing 21 Christians being executed by ISIS on a beach in Libya shocked the world. The men, known as the 21 martyrs, were dressed in orange jumpsuits as they were killed on camera for their Coptic Orthodox faith. For many people, this was the first time they learned of Egypt’s […]

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Jan
2021

Harakat Sawa’d Misr, An Islamic Militant Group, Officially Designated As A Foreign Terror OrganizationHarakat Sawa’d Misr, An Islamic Militant Group, Officially Designated As A Foreign Terror Organization

January 16, 2021 11:52 AM ET The State Department designated another Islamic militant group as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, the department announced Thursday. Harakat Sawa’d Misr (HASM), an Egypt-based active terrorist group formed in 2015, had claimed responsibility for assassinating an Egyptian National Security Agency officer and an attack on an embassy in Cairo, according […]

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Dec
2020

Spa Lets Snakes Slither Across Customers’ Faces To Relieve PainSpa Lets Snakes Slither Across Customers’ Faces To Relieve Pain

December 28, 2020 1:56 PM ET A small Cairo spa in Egypt has introduced an unusual massage treatment featuring live snakes for customers looking for pain relief, shared Reuters on Monday. The new service utilizes a combination of pythons or around 28 different species of non-venomous snakes, Reuters announced in a video. Customers interested in […]

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Dec
2020

Court Acquits Muslim Men Accused Of Parading Naked Elderly Christian Woman Through StreetsCourt Acquits Muslim Men Accused Of Parading Naked Elderly Christian Woman Through Streets

Three Muslim men who were accused of stripping an elderly Coptic Christian woman naked and dragging her in the streets of her village in 2016 were acquitted by an Egyptian court, numerous sources reported.  Before being detained and standing retrial for the attack, the three men had been sentenced to 10 years in January. The […]

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Dec
2020

Italy Charges Egyptian Officials With Murder, Kidnapping Of Grad StudentItaly Charges Egyptian Officials With Murder, Kidnapping Of Grad Student

December 10, 2020 7:00 PM ET Four Egyptian National Security Agency officials have been charged for their involvement in the kidnapping and killing of an Italian graduate student in Cairo in 2016, Italy announced, according to The New York Times. The murder of Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old Ph.D. student at Cambridge University in Britain, stemmed […]

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Dec
2020

Qatar and Saudi Arabia approach historic breakthroughQatar and Saudi Arabia approach historic breakthrough

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Since June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia ordered a land, air, and sea blockade on Qatar and severed diplomatic ties, along with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, and Bahrain. The self-styled “Anti-Terror Quartet” issued Doha 13 demands, including closing media outlets like Al Jazeera, ending ties with Iran, reducing […]

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Dec
2020

Republican Senator tries to prevent the US from an alliance with the Muslim BrotherhoodRepublican Senator tries to prevent the US from an alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator US Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reintroduced the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act, on Wednesday. The bill urges the US State Department to designate the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) as a foreign terrorist organization. Republican Senators. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, Ron Johnson […]

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Dec
2020

Future Of Middle East Christians Looks Bleak, Experts Say — Will A Biden Administration Take Steps To Protect Them?Future Of Middle East Christians Looks Bleak, Experts Say — Will A Biden Administration Take Steps To Protect Them?

The future for Christians in the Middle East, the birthplace of Christianity, has been bleak, some say, for more than a century. The exodus of Christians from the region has been attributed to a number of factors, persecution and conflict among them. The U.K.’s former foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt ordered a report published in 2019 […]

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