Tagged with Egypt

Egypt begins clearing Gaza border area

Smoke rises after a house was blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah near the border with southern Gaza Strip Oct. 29, 2014. (AFP) Al Arabiya, Staff writer Egypt began establishing a buffer zone on Wednesday, clearing residents from its border with the Gaza Strip following … Continue reading

Egypt to set up buffer zone with Gaza Strip

Egyptian report claims perpetrators of Friday attack on army post in Sinai that killed 30 troops arrived via Gaza tunnel By Times of Israel staff, AP and AFP Egyptian Army personnel supervise the destruction of tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip at the border, near the town of Rafah, northern Sinai, Egypt, September 2013. … Continue reading

Egypt army suffers deadliest attack in decades

AP A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Officials described it as “well-planned” … Continue reading

7 arrested in Egypt for homosexuality

Court orders suspects be physically examined, accuses them of ‘debauchery,’ after video emerges of same-sex wedding CAIRO — Egypt’s top prosecutor ordered Saturday seven men detained and physically examined over accusations of “debauchery,” a charge often leveled at gays, after a video emerged of a same-sex wedding party, the state news agency reported. A statement … Continue reading

Rape in Egypt: The Muslim Brotherhood ‘Gets Even’

by Raymond Ibrahim Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers recently went on a sexual assault and rape spree in Egypt as a way of “getting even” with those women who dared to celebrate the presidential victory of Abdel Fatteh al-Sisi—the former army chief who overthrew Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt. On June 8, when tens of thousands of Egyptians … Continue reading

Egypt court condemns 683 Islamists to death

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie sentenced; same court commutes 492 death rulings pronounced in March By AFP and AP Egyptians react outside the courtroom in Egypt’s southern province of Minya on April 28, 2014. (photo credit:AFP/KHALED DESOUKI MINYA, Egypt — An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 682 other alleged … Continue reading

‘Wife rape’ fatwa sparks row in Egypt

Al Arabiya News Hardline preacher Yasser Burhami has been banned from preaching at Egypt mosques following controversial fatwas. (Photo courtesy of Cairo Portal) Egyptian preacher and Vice President of the Salafist Call Yasser Burhami has stirred controversy with a new religious edict, or fatwa, allowing men to let their wives be raped if they fear … Continue reading

Ex-Egypt general wants UNESCO site demolished

UNESCO-listed heritage site St. Catherine’s Monastery. (Shutterstock)  Al Arabiya News Citing the supposed threat posed to national security, a retired Egyptian army general has filed a legal case in his efforts to see UNESCO-listed heritage site St. Catherine’s Monastery demolished, Ahram News website reported Sunday. Ahmed Ragai Attiya claimed the monastery, in south Sinai, was … Continue reading

Egypt court sentences homosexuals to prison

By AFP AIRO — A court in Egypt sentenced four men to up to eight years in prison on Monday for practicing homosexuality, a judicial official said. Prosecutors had accused the men of holding “deviant parties” and dressing in women’s clothes. Three were sentenced to eight years and the fourth to three years in prison. … Continue reading