Tag: Egypt

Few Are Inspired to Follow America’s Lead on Iran

Nearly 30 years ago, the United States used its diplomatic clout to persuade Israel and its Arab neighbors to meet publicly for the first time, at the 1991 Madrid Peace Conference, which opened the door to greater Arab acceptance of Israel. On Wednesday and Thursday, leaders of Israel and Arab […]

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Egypt’s Parliament Clears Way for El-Sisi to Rule Until 2034

CAIRO — The Egyptian Parliament approved sweeping measures on Thursday that would allow President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to extend his rule until 2034, further entrenching his authoritarian rule and enshrining in law the military’s dominance over the country. The vote by Parliament, whose workings are quietly managed by Mr. el-Sisi’s […]

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Egypt Prime Minister Seeking an Apple ‘Hub’ as Fight Over iPhone Prices Continues

Egypt and Apple aren’t exactly seeing eye-to-eye at the time being, but it looks like the country’s Prime Minister doesn’t want to see Apple leave anytime soon. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. CNBC recently sat down with Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, and talked about how Apple could influence […]

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How a Coup Can Destroy a Family, and How a Family Can Heal

I always admired my uncle Anas, my mom’s youngest brother and a general in the Egyptian police. He helped shape my sense of justice and discipline. When I was growing up, I had nothing but respect and admiration for him and his work fighting bad guys. Throughout his career — […]

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PHOTOS: Democrats Stuck on Bus After Donald Trump Cancels Foreign Trip

Confused Democrat lawmakers were left sitting idle on a military bus near the Capitol after President Donald Trump postponed their seven-day foreign trip as the partial government shutdown continues. Photos shared to social media purport to show Democrats on a U.S. Air Force bus traveling to the airport when they received word that their access to a […]

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Trump Denies Military Aircraft for Nancy Pelosi’s Foreign Trip During Shutdown

President Donald Trump sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, demanding that she cancel her upcoming trip to Europe and the Middle East. “Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed,” he wrote, informing the speaker that she could “reschedule” […]

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Pompeo Talks Yemen, Syria, Iran, and Khashoggi with Saudi King and Crown Prince

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) in Riyadh on Monday to discuss the civil wars in Yemen and Syria, threats posed by Iran, the dispute with Qatar, and the murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. According to NBC News, Pompeo met with the […]

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Pompeo in Cairo: ‘The Age of Self-Inflicted American Shame Is Over’ 

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, during a speech on the Middle East delivered in Cairo Thursday, praised the United States as a “force for good” in the region and blasted previous President Barack Obama’s administration for underestimating Islamic extremism and the Iranian menace. At the heart of the speech was a scathing criticism of […]

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Pompeo Speech Lays Out Mideast Manifesto, Taking Shots at Obama

CAIRO — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out a new manifesto for American action in the Middle East on Thursday, telling a university audience here that “the age of self-inflicted American shame is over” and that the United States would take a far more activist role in the region, […]

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Pompeo Calls Obama’s Mideast Policy Misguided

CAIRO — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo scathingly repudiated President Barack Obama’s approach to the Middle East on Thursday, using a speech in Cairo to reject what he called the previous administration’s timidity toward Islamic extremism and misguided outreach to Iran. A decade after Mr. Obama delivered a landmark speech, […]

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Jailing Hundreds of Journalists Worldwide Is the ‘New Normal,’ Group Finds

More than 250 journalists have been jailed worldwide in 2018, a number that has been reached for three consecutive years, an advocacy group said Thursday, calling it a sign that an authoritarian response to critical news coverage is “more than a temporary spike.” The group, the Committee to Protect Journalists, […]

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A Couple Photographed Themselves Having Sex at the Great Pyramid and I Have Questions

Screenshot: Andreas Hvid (YouTube) A couple who took selfies while engaged in what appears to be a sexual act atop one of the Eight Wonders of the World (my aunt Phyllis’ fried chicken was recently approved by the World Wonder sanctioning body) has sparked international outrage and prompted a necessary […]

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[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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