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Egypt: Mosque "Prayer Leader" Stabs Nephew to Death

According to Egypt’s Al Dostor, earlier this month in Tanta, Egypt, an imam of a mosque—a prayer leader and model of Muslim piety—slaughtered his own nephew with a knife because the latter refused to marry the imam’s daughter.

Google Translate Misfires on Egypt’s Future President

While Egyptians were busy voting for a new president, a glitch in Google Translate’s system accidentally revived the presidency of Hosni Mubarak. When one types “I will respect Egypt’s future president” in English, the Arabic translation is, “I will respect President Hosni Mubarak.” Mubarak, who is reportedly clinging to life on a respirator, will not be Egypt’s future president.

Egypt Leads Fight Against NGO Agitators

Source: Land Destroyer Report Tony Cartalucci A real revolution may be about to follow. Neo-Conservative Max Boot is a certified warmonger, an elitist policy wonk sitting on the Fortune 500-funded Council on Foreign Relations, has

Current negotiations are excluding Afghans: is it time for an Afghan …

Afghans who risk losing their lives should have a say in the negotiations , ironically engineered by the very players who are killing them ( the UN reported that ‘anti-government elements’ – the Taliban and other insurgent …

Washington-Cairo crossroad

Military linkage still forms the cornerstone for US-Egyptian relations, reports Ezzat Ibrahim from Washington

Escalating crisis

Diplomacy and threats fail to resolve tensions between Egypt and the US over pro-democracy NGOs, reports Doaa El-Bey

Lin shines as Knicks rebound to beat Mavs

The New York Knicks rebounded from their first loss of Jeremy Lin’s magical run to defeat the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks 104-97 on Sunday. Just two days after committing a season-high nine turnovers in a loss to New Orleans, …

A Syrian winter

The Arab League’s latest appeal to the Security Council will likely be no more successful than the last, writes Graham Usher at the UN

Muslim arrested on way to U.S. Capitol for jihad suicide mission

Yet another inconvenient development for the “Islamophobia” industry, which claims that concern about the jihad in the U.S. is unfounded or based on “hate.” “Exclusive: Feds arrest man allegedly heading to U.S. Capitol for suicide …

Summit or no summit?

Though Iraq’s beleaguered government still says that Baghdad is set to host an Arab summit meeting next month, lingering political and sectarian conflicts and regional turmoil are making such a meeting appear a distant prospect.

25 January… 100 years ago

Imagine picking up a newspaper with your morning coffee, and then imagine that you are in 1912. Samir Sobhi tells us about what he read in Egyptian press a century ago

Tahrir Square, 1953

Older members of the population will remember the important role played by Tahrir Square in Egyptian history on 23 July 1953, writes Nader Habib

Lest we forget

25 January still has another meaning, writes Nesmahar Sayed

Egypt state press escalates dispute over US NGOs

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian state-run newspapers escalated a dispute with the United States over an inquiry into civil society groups on Tuesday by splashing across their front pages accusations of an American plan to spread…

Egypt state media accuses US of spreading anarchy

CAIRO (Reuters) – State-run newspapers splashed accusations of a U.S. plan to spread “anarchy” in Egypt across their front pages on Tuesday, escalating a dispute Washington says must be resolved to…

Champions League: Last 16 Matches under way

Champions League: Last 16 Matches under way

Tuesday February 14, the first round of the Champions League last 16 gets under way with the matches Olympique Lyonnais (FRA) – APOEL FC (CYP) and Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER) – FC Barcelona (ESP). The results were, respectively 1-0 and 1-3. Barça has thrown down the gauntlet!

Egypt police negligence led to stadium deaths: inquiry

An Egyptian parliamentary inquiry blamed police negligence for a football riot that killed more than 70 fans earlier this month, official media said on Monday.

Egypt: US-funded Agitators on Trial

Source: Land Destroyer Report Tony Cartalucci February 12, 2012 – AP reported that US General Martin Dempsey has met directly with the military leaders of Egypt to discuss an Egyptian “crackdown on Western-funded pro-democracy groups.” Threatened with a cut-off from

Remarks by Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo at a UN Security …

Cases outside of the UN mandate have been developed by national prosecutors and are being handled in domestic courts in the region. Serbia , Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia all have active war crimes prosecutor’s …

World News – Arab League wants UN peacekeepers in Syria

CAIRO — The Arab League called Sunday for the U.N. Security Council to create a joint peacekeeping force for Syria, the latest effort by the regional group to end the 11-month old crisis that has killed more than 5000 people.

EGYPT: ‘Disobedience’ for anniversary of Mubarak’s fall

EGYPT: ‘Disobedience’ for anniversary of Mubarak’s fall

Egyptian activists are planning a “day of disobedience” Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of Hosni Mubarak’s ouster. The increasingly unpopular military said it would deploy additional troops to respond to scheduled strikes and protests.

Stars Back Home To Low Key Reception

The senior national team, the Black Stars, arrived home Sunday from a failed Africa Nations Cup bid to a low key reception at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra. The Stars failed to end a 30-year continental trophy drought as they placed fourth in the 2012 hosted by Gabon-Equatorial Guniea. …

Egypt marks Mubarak ouster amid divisions

Egypt marked the first anniversary of the popular overthrow of Hosni Mubarak yesterday, but a poor turnout for a strike called by activists to protest the slow pace of change from military rule laid bare the country’s deep divisions.

A Year After Mubarak, Where Does Egypt Stand?

Egypt has faced deteriorating security and a surge in crime since the popular uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak a year ago. The country’s military rulers have yet to transfer power to civilian rule, …

Preserving the revolution

Amira El-Noshokaty reviews efforts to document the Egyptian revolution

In search of new behaviour

For the first few weeks after the January Revolution, a new civic spirit spread throughout Egypt’s towns and cities. One year on, it seems to have vanished, says Nada Barakat

Top U.S. general discusses NGO case in Cairo (Reuters)

Reuters – The top U.S. military officer met Egypt’s ruling generals in Cairo Saturday and discussed the case of U.S. pro-democracy activists charged in an investigation that has strained ties

Egypt strike fails to make impact

Activists’ calls for a day of strikes in Egypt on the anniversary of President Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow appear to have little impact.

Live! Praful Patel, Gafoor named in Canada graft case

18:16 Man arrested in Chile for stealing 5 tonnes of ice from glacier : Global warming is not the only danger facing Earth’s glaciers it seems. The Guardian newspaper reports that police in Chile …

Europe Must Not "Make Assumptions" On Russia, Expert Exclaims

PARIS, February 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –Political scientist Oscar Aubert, an expert on West Europe, Russia and CIS, has said that the scenario in Russia is different to the Arab Spring, stating that Europe …

From Shafik to El-Ganzouri

Three governments in less than a year: Reem Leila looks back at 12 months in which forming a cabinet seemed like a frenetic version of the children’s game musical chairs

What happened to the money?

In the months following the revolution generous pledges of economic assistance were made to Egypt but little has so far materialised. Niveen Wahish finds out why

List of World Press Photo winners

A list of winners of the 2010 World Press Photo contest:

Two Sudans Edge Closer to Brink in Oil Dispute

KHARTOUM, Sudan — Sudan and the breakaway nation of South Sudan are locked in an exceedingly dangerous game of brinkmanship over billions of gallons of oil, seizing tankers, shutting down wells and imperiling the tenuous, American-backed peace that has held — just barely — between the two countries …

Hope for Reviving the Arab Maghreb Union

[ISS] On January 23rd, 2012, the Moroccan Foreign Minister, Saad-Eddine Al-Othmani met with his Algerian counterpart Mourad Medelci in Algiers. For those acquainted with North Africa political affairs,

‘Still president’

Gamal Essam El-Din attends court to hear a surprising defence of Hosni Mubarak

Mixed Progress on Egyptian Civil Rights

Mixed Progress on Egyptian Civil Rights

Activist welcomes steps towards free expression and political engagement, but notes little real change on women’s rights. Programme:  The Arab Spring read more

Egypt: Muslims attempt to purge village near Alexandria of its Christian population

On particularly prominent display here is the use of the Orwellian “reconciliation meetings,” where “reconciliation” depends in practice on Christians’ giving into whatever demands are imposed on them. “Alexandria: forced

Egypt: Muslims halt filming of TV show over "indecent" clothing

Wherever Sharia experiences a resurgence, the observable effect is a decrease in tolerance and an increase in harassment. We tried to tell you. “Islamists in Egypt halt filming of TV series,” from Agence France-Presse, February 9: Islamist students…

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