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Beyond the Great Pyramid: 5 Lesser-Known Pyramids That Shaped Our Understanding of Ancient Egypt

Beyond the Great Pyramid: 5 Lesser-Known Pyramids That Shaped Our Understanding of Ancient Egypt

You've heard of the Great Pyramid of Giza. How much do you know about the rest? The post Beyond the Great Pyramid: 5 Lesser-Known Pyramids That Shaped Our Understanding of Ancient Egypt appeared
A Mummy Turned Up in Iran. Could It Be the Former Shah?

A Mummy Turned Up in Iran. Could It Be the Former Shah?

The Tehran shrine to Shah Abdol Azim, where kings and noblemen have been laid to rest. A mummy was recently discovered nearby.
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.
A Mummy Turned Up in Iran. Could It Be the Former Shah?

A Mummy Turned Up in Iran. Could It Be the Former Shah?

The Tehran shrine to Shah Abdol Azim, where kings and noblemen have been laid to rest. A mummy was recently discovered nearby.
Charges of Censorship as U.N. Press Freedom Day Event Is Called Off

Charges of Censorship as U.N. Press Freedom Day Event Is Called Off

Journalists rallied in Pakistan on Wednesday for World Press Freedom Day. An event at the United Nations that was to highlight press restrictions in Pakistan and elsewhere was “postponed.”
Arab Press Hails Israeli Innovation, Says Arab World Must Take Heed

Arab Press Hails Israeli Innovation, Says Arab World Must Take Heed

TEL AVIV - A surfeit of Arabic-language newspapers have recently published articles discussing Israel's superiority over Arab states, saying Israel's strong democratic ethos and its willingness to
From Qatar’s blockade, a bold, unexpected new vision is emerging

From Qatar’s blockade, a bold, unexpected new vision is emerging

Enforced isolation has given the emirate confidence to pursue a political and cultural rebootFor most of the past year the city-state of Qatar, the wealthiest peninsula on the planet, has been
No hidden rooms in Tutankhamun burial chamber, says Egypt

No hidden rooms in Tutankhamun burial chamber, says Egypt

Antiquities ministry says radar scans give conclusive evidence there are no hidden roomsEgypt’s antiquities ministry has said new radar scans provide conclusive evidence that there are no hidden rooms
Egypt Says There Are No Hidden Rooms in King Tut’s Tomb After All

Egypt Says There Are No Hidden Rooms in King Tut’s Tomb After All

The conclusion bringing a disappointing end to years of excitement
The "secret chamber" in King Tut's tomb does not exist

The "secret chamber" in King Tut's tomb does not exist

Several years ago, Egypt's Antiquities Ministry said they were "90% sure" that new scans of King Tutankhamun's tomb revealed a hidden chamber. Following that, University of Arizona archaeologist
LISTEN – Klein: Time is Ripe for a Revolution in Iran

LISTEN – Klein: Time is Ripe for a Revolution in Iran

JERUSALEM -- Iran’s increasing international isolation combined with recent airstrikes targeting Iranian bases in Syria, the growing frustration of the Iranian people over economic woes, and the
'Cairo has started to become ugly': why Egypt is building a new capital city

'Cairo has started to become ugly': why Egypt is building a new capital city

Billed as smart city in the desert, boasting greenery and luxury housing, the government is set to relocate to the as-yet-unnamed city in 2019. But will anyone else move in?Billboards promising
Trump Presses Arab Allies to Do More to Counter Iran

Trump Presses Arab Allies to Do More to Counter Iran

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Tehran, the capital, on Wednesday. He made public this week the existence of a letter that President Trump had sent to four Middle East nations.
Spraying this material on desert sand will turn it into green, fertile land

Spraying this material on desert sand will turn it into green, fertile land

For the past ten years, Desert Control has been testing a land treatment that promises to transform non-productive land into fertile soil. The material they have invented is called Liquid NanoClay and
Saint Catherine's Monastery And The World’s Oldest Library

Saint Catherine's Monastery And The World’s Oldest Library

Deep in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt, in a region of wilderness made up of granite rock and rugged mountains, lies the town of Saint Catherine. It was here, at the foot of Mount Sinai, that Moses is

This Ramadan, ISIS May Be Down but They’re Not Out

Ramadan gives some would-be terrorists that nudge from thought to action—no caliphate necessary.

Soccer’s brightest star is helping elevate the positive symbolism of Ramadan

Ramadan is a month of actions: fasting, praying, abstaining from smoking and gossiping, developing empathy, and curbing negative thoughts and anger. But it’s also a…
Op-Ed Columnist: Gaza’s Miseries Have Palestinian Authors

Op-Ed Columnist: Gaza’s Miseries Have Palestinian Authors

Palestinians protesting at the Gaza border on Sunday. The large wooden key the boy is holding symbolizes the Palestinians’ belief in their right of return.
Egypt Is Opening the Rafah Border Crossing with Gaza for the Entire Month of Ramadan

Egypt Is Opening the Rafah Border Crossing with Gaza for the Entire Month of Ramadan

The president said the move would help their "brothers in the Gaza Strip”
Egypt's president announces Gaza crossing open for Ramadan

Egypt's president announces Gaza crossing open for Ramadan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a rare decision to open the Rafah crossing with Gaza for a month, allowing Palestinians to cross during the holy period of Ramadan.