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Uber avoids ban in Egypt over taxi driver lawsuit

Uber has faced more than a few service shutdowns over legal issues, but it just dodged a bullet in Egypt... at least, for a while. A court has negated a decision that would have suspended the licenses
Uber Manages to Dodge Ban in Egypt Over Taxi Driver Lawsuit, for Now

Uber Manages to Dodge Ban in Egypt Over Taxi Driver Lawsuit, for Now

Ride hailing service Uber and competitor Careem will not be banned in Egypt after a court overturned a judicial decision to pull the companies’ licenses, allowing both companies to continue operations
The Arab World’s Star Student

The Arab World’s Star Student

What Tunisia can teach its neighbors about the value of education.

This Man Hopes to Bring Peace to the Middle East by Solving Sky-High Unemployment

Since its inception, EFE has placed over 50,000 unemployed youth.
The Singing Colossus of Memnon

The Singing Colossus of Memnon

The twin Egyptian statues erected by Amenophis III were already ancient relics when Roman travelers visited them in the first century CE. One stood tall and unconquered by some 1400 years of sun and
We asked Egypt’s exiled Jon Stewart for his take on the country's elections

We asked Egypt’s exiled Jon Stewart for his take on the country's elections

Bassem Yousef walked us through the Egyptian elections
Trump wants to build an Arab military force to take over from U.S. troops in Syria

Trump wants to build an Arab military force to take over from U.S. troops in Syria

“We have asked our partners to take greater responsibility for securing their home region."
British woman jailed for smuggling drugs into Egypt seen on video for first time

British woman jailed for smuggling drugs into Egypt seen on video for first time

The 34-year-old now looks extremely different, with her family stating she 'bears no resemblance' to who she was outside of jail.
Egyptians in Sinai living under siege due to anti-militant campaign, says HRW

Egyptians in Sinai living under siege due to anti-militant campaign, says HRW

Up to 420,000 north Sinai residents in urgent need of humanitarian aid, says Human Rights WatchThe Egyptian government’s ongoing military campaign against Islamist militants in the Sinai peninsula has
Egypt to fine people who pester tourists

Egypt to fine people who pester tourists

Law clamping down on people pushing services and trinkets aims to protect valuable but fragile tourism industry For some tourists at Egypt’s renowned archeological sites, being hectored to buy pieces
Egyptian Military Court Sentences Sisi Critic to 5 Years in Prison

Egyptian Military Court Sentences Sisi Critic to 5 Years in Prison

Hisham Geneina, who once led Egypt’s anticorruption agency, in Cairo in 2016. Now a critic of the president, Mr. Geneina was sentenced to five years in prison.
The Giant Void in the Great Pyramid May Be a Vital Construction Clue, Not a New Chamber

The Giant Void in the Great Pyramid May Be a Vital Construction Clue, Not a New Chamber

There's an alternate explanation for the huge void inside the Great Pyramid -- and while it's a bit more prosaic than a secret chamber of riches that hasn't seen the sun in thousands of years, it's no
Politics and pitfalls of pyramid selling | Letters

Politics and pitfalls of pyramid selling | Letters

Reader Charles Harris recalls a trip to Egypt and the dilemma of from whom to buy his ‘overpriced souvenir rubbish’Ruth Michaelson’s anonymous tour guide rightly points out that Egypt’s new
Rain of terror: Egypt to crack down on 'fake' weather reports

Rain of terror: Egypt to crack down on 'fake' weather reports

Meteorological authority prepares draft law to ban unauthorised forecastsDonald Trump may routinely rail against the “fake news media”, but Egypt is going one better by cracking down on “fake” weather
Arab Leaders Have Abandoned Gaza, Too

Arab Leaders Have Abandoned Gaza, Too

Over the last five weeks, the Israel Defense Forces have killed 46 unarmed Palestinian civilians and wounded hundreds more as the residents of the Gaza Strip protest Israel’s crushing, eleven-year
Amazon orders Signal to stop using AWS to defeat censorship

Amazon orders Signal to stop using AWS to defeat censorship

Repressive autocracies like Egypt, Oman, and the UAE ban Signal and other encrypted messaging apps, using national firewalls to try to block their traffic; Signal evades these blocks by using "domain
Mo Salah of Liverpool Breaks Down Cultural Barriers, One Goal at a Time

Mo Salah of Liverpool Breaks Down Cultural Barriers, One Goal at a Time

Liverpool’s Egyptian star, Mohamed Salah, has scored 43 goals in 49 games this season, carrying his team to its first Champions League final in more than a decade.