Tagged with Egypt

Tutankhamun burial mask permanently damaged

A hastily performed repair job might have caused more damage (AP) By Al Arabiya News It appears the curse of Tutankhamun might be real after all – at least for some of the museum staff who are charged with maintaining the artifacts. Employees at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo had to glue the 3,000-year-old burial … Continue reading

Egypt’s Leader Battles Islamic Extremists

When Egyptian President Anwar Sadat traveled to Jerusalem in 1977, he shattered decades of isolation and war with Israel to search for peace. No single act in the former general’s remarkable career showed more courage. In 1981, Muslim Brotherhood assassins made Sadat pay with his life for standing against the pan-Arabist conventional wisdom of his … Continue reading

Islamic Thinking Is Antagonizing the Entire World

By Raymond Ibrahim Speaking before Al-Azhar and the Awqaf Ministry on New Year’s Day, 2015, and in connection to Prophet Muhammad’s upcoming birthday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a vocal supporter for a renewed vision of Islam, made what must be his most forceful and impassioned plea to date on the subject. Among other things, … Continue reading

Exodus banned in Egypt for ‘Zionist’ views

The Minister of Culture has banned the film, saying that it inaccuratey portrays Jews as the builders of the pyramids Ahram Online Egypt has banned the screening of biblical Epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings” from playing in cinemas because it includes “historical inaccuracies” and propagates a “zionist,” point of view, according to statements from Egypt’s … Continue reading

Egypt arrests 25 men in gay bathhouse raid

By AP Eight Egyptian men convicted for ‘inciting debauchery’ following their appearance in a video of an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat leave the defendant’s cage in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt, November 1, 2014. (photo credit: AP/Hassan Ammar, File) CAIRO — Egyptian security forces raided a bathhouse and arrested 25 men … Continue reading

ISIS continues its state-building project unabated

Dr. Theodore Karasik Despite coalition air strikes, ISIS, or the Islamic State (IS), is a very dangerous group set on state development. It is not terrorist nor insurgent; ISIS represents a group that mixes extremism with state-building designs. They are mercantilism-fundamentalists if you will. They have their own notion of a state and all the … Continue reading

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