Tag: Egypt

[Update: Available for all] Spotify now available in the Middle East and North Africa, if you have an invite

Earlier this year, it was rumored that Spotify would arrive in MENA (Middle East and North Africa) sometime in Q4 2018. It seems the speculation was true, as Spotify has now launched in a handful of MENA countries — but only to those with invites. Spotify now appears to be live in Lebanon, Jordan, UAE, […]

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Spotify now available in the Middle East and North Africa, if you have an invite

Earlier this year, it was rumored that Spotify would arrive in MENA (Middle East and North Africa) sometime in Q4 2018. It seems the speculation was true, as Spotify has now launched in a handful of MENA countries — but only to those with invites. Spotify now appears to be live in Lebanon, Jordan, UAE, […]

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Melania Trump Rebukes Press Critics: I Want to Talk About My Africa Trip, Not What I Wear

Mrs. Trump returned to the United States early Sunday morning after a four-country tour of Africa that included highlighting programs for children as part of the BE BEST campaign she unveiled last May. On her first stop in Ghana, the U.S. first lady was greeted warmly by a young girl with a bouquet and the […]

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Flashback: Seven 9/11 Hijackers Overstayed Their Visas, Were Never Deported

Nearly half of the September 11, 2001, Islamic terrorist hijackers who flew planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were able to remain in the United States, undetected, despite having overstayed their visas. For 13 of the 19 terrorists, driver’s licenses were obtained after they arrived in the U.S. from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, […]

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World’s Oldest Cheese Discovered In Egyptian Tomb

EGYPT (CBS Local) – It’s believed that ancient Egyptians took their treasured possessions with them when they were mummified. What’s treasure to some, of course, may be something else to else. In one case, it looks like one Egyptian took a snack with him after archeologists say they’ve discovered the world’s oldest piece of cheese in […]

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Despite Egypt’s Dismal Human Rights Record, U.S. Restores Military Aid

The aid decision reflects the new tenor of American foreign policy under Mr. Pompeo and the national security adviser, John R. Bolton, who have shown a willingness to trade American leadership on human rights for an embrace of friendly autocrats like Mr. Sisi who share their hostility toward political Islam. Mr. Sisi has long enjoyed […]

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Petition Demands That They Let People Drink the Sarcophagus Juice

On Thursday, some archeologists over in Egypt decided to go against the threat of a world-ending curse to open up a 2,000-year-old black sarcophagus found in Alexandria. In it they found three skeletons, believed to be of military officials, marinating in a red liquid the Ministry of Antiquities called “sewage.” And while the archeologists may […]

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Inside Egypt’s Mysterious Sarcophagus: Mummies, Curse-Free So Far

When a black granite sarcophagus was found at the bottom of a pit in Alexandria, Egypt, last week, the discovery immediately prompted questions and theories ranging from the sensible to the supernatural. Images of the 30-ton stone vessel — dating back some 2,000 years — were striking. And people were curious: Who, or what, was […]

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In a Dark, Endless News Cycle, the World Cup Gave Us Light

You may have heard: The world is a dark and unstable place right now. Syria is still burning, and chauvinism is on the rise seemingly everywhere. In the United States, Flint, Mich., still does not have clean drinking water, and the government appears to be preoccupied with kidnapping and then losing people’s children. Luckily, for […]

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Cairo Dispatch: Even With Mo Salah in the World Cup, Egypt Can’t Seem to Catch a Break

CAIRO — When Russia scored its third goal against Egypt in the World Cup last week, the tidal wave of heartache that rippled across Cairo seemed to land squarely on the broad shoulders of Mahmoud Abdel Razek. The burly accountant had already spent the previous hour perched on a rickety chair outside a tiny cafe […]

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Offsides: The Group of Death. And Torture. And Incarceration.

This is part of Offsides, a newsletter on the broader issues and hidden stories around the World Cup. You can sign up here to receive it in your inbox. In the first round of the World Cup, there is a phenomenon called “the Group of Death,” which refers to a grouping of four teams that […]

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Dr. Adel Mahmoud, Who Was Credited With HPV and Rotavirus Vaccines, Dies at 76

Dr. Adel Mahmoud, an infectious-disease expert who played a vital role in the development of lifesaving vaccines, died on June 11 in Manhattan. He was 76. His death, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, was caused by a brain hemorrhage, his wife, Dr. Sally Hodder, said. As president of Merck Vaccines from 1998 until 2006, […]

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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump to Dictators: Have a Nice Day

This is a trend. As the Committee to Protect Journalists reported in December: “For the second consecutive year, more than half of those jailed for their work around the world are behind bars in Turkey, China and Egypt. … President Donald Trump’s nationalistic rhetoric, fixation on Islamic extremism and insistence on labeling critical media ‘fake […]

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The Pyramids of Giza Are Near a Pizza Hut, and Other Sites That May Disappoint You

Advertisement Movies and textbooks (and our imaginations) tend to depict world destinations like Stonehenge in a certain light, but the reality is often quite different. May 30, 2018 ImageThe pyramids of Giza in Egypt are not nearly as remote as many people think.CreditMaya Alleruzzo/Associated Press You’re probably familiar with those sweeping, romantic shots of the […]

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