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Egypt

Egypt’s top court bans porn sites, demands enforcement
An Egyptian court has ordered Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb to impose a ban on pornographic websites. A similar decision taken two years ago denounced pornographic content as “venomous and vile,” but failed to come into force.

20.05.2015 22:47

Saudi Arabia risks revolution with execution of activist Sheikh al-Nimr
​With over 30,000 political prisoners languishing in prison, Saudi Arabia has become the epitome of oppression. Now, newly crowned King Salman is set to paint the Kingdom red with the blood of Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, a prominent Shia cleric.

19.05.2015 16:45

UK, EU & human rights groups condemn Morsi death sentence
The UK government is “deeply concerned” by Egypt’s decision to sentence the ousted former President Mohammed Morsi and more than 100 others to death.

18.05.2015 09:07

​Egypt restricts women from traveling to Turkey fearing they join ISIS
Egyptian women are no longer allowed to travel to Turkey without security clearance, police in Egypt announced on Sunday. The same goes for Egyptian men - to prevent them from joining the so-called Islamic State.

18.05.2015 13:23

​Egypt bans all hardcore soccer groups for ‘terrorism’
The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters has designated all organized groups of dedicated football fans – known as ultras – as terrorists, following a lawsuit from a club chairman who claimed his own supporters attempted to murder him.

16.05.2015 17:48

Court sentences Egypt’s ex-president Morsi to death over 2011 prison break
An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Mohamed Morsi to death over a 2011 mass prison break. The verdict will now be handed over to the country’s Grand Mufti and a final decision will be reached on June 2.

16.05.2015 09:16

The Fuller Picture - Iran, Russia and TPP: Obama tries to pivot to Asia
This week US relations with Saudi Arabia cool down, while heating up with Russia and Iran. Is the US considering a sweeping change to foreign policy?

15.05.2015 13:10

Most married women in Egypt went through genital mutilation - health minister
Some 92 percent of married women in Egypt underwent female genital mutilation, the country’s health minister said, citing a recent study. He added that the majority of girls face this ordeal when they are only nine to 12 years old.

11.05.2015 13:27

Missing mummies: Hundreds of ancient Egyptian animals remains prove to be empty inside
British scientists have been baffled to discover that hundreds of animal mummies from ancient Egypt – everything from cats to crocodiles – contain nothing inside.

11.05.2015 07:15

Ex-Egyptian President Mubarak, sons sentenced to 3 yrs in prison for corruption
Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and his two sons have been sentenced to three years in jail by an Egyptian court on charges of corruption in a retrial from last May.

09.05.2015 11:34

Lighthouse of Alexandria: Ancient wonder of the world to be rebuilt in Egypt
The Lighthouse of Alexandria - one of the seven wonders of the ancient world - will be rebuilt at its original location, according to Egypt’s Supreme Antiquities Council that announced its approval.

08.05.2015 04:19

Former CIA official claims agency botched call on Arab Spring - new book
The Central Intelligence Agency failed to anticipate the Arab Spring uprisings and then erroneously believed those revolts would hamper Al-Qaeda’s strength in the region, according to a new book by a former deputy director of the CIA.

04.05.2015 18:32