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UN human rights chief rebukes Israel as Egypt opens Gaza crossing

UN human rights chief rebukes Israel as Egypt opens Gaza crossing

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein says there is little evidence Israel tried to minimise casualties at Gaza protestsThe UN’s senior human rights official has castigated Israel, saying there is little evidence
In the Middle East, Soon Everyone Will Want the Bomb

In the Middle East, Soon Everyone Will Want the Bomb

The region is at risk of a nuclear arms race. Washington needs to stop proliferation before it starts.
Don’t Blame Hamas for the Gaza Bloodshed

Don’t Blame Hamas for the Gaza Bloodshed

Israel has a right to defend its borders, but shooting unarmed protesters who haven’t breached its frontier is disproportionate and illegal.
As Sisi Silences Critics, Hopes Fade That Egypt’s Crackdown Will Ease

As Sisi Silences Critics, Hopes Fade That Egypt’s Crackdown Will Ease

Wael Abbas, a prominent activist and blogger, was arrested early on Wednesday in Cairo.
‘I’m being arrested,’ blogger posts as Egypt’s repression intensifies

‘I’m being arrested,’ blogger posts as Egypt’s repression intensifies

Prominent Egyptian blogger and journalist Wael Abbas, known for standing up against police violence, was arrested and taken to an unknown location, his lawyer said Wednesday. His whereabouts are still

Egypt bans YouTube for one month over 2012 anti-Islamic video

Egypt is about to act on its longstanding threat to temporarily ban YouTube. The country's highest administrative court has ruled that officials must block the streaming video site for a month (along
Egypt blocks YouTube over film denigrating prophet Muhammad

Egypt blocks YouTube over film denigrating prophet Muhammad

Court ruling ends years-long appeals process over film that sparked deadly anti-US riotsEgypt’s top administrative court ordered authorities to block video-sharing website YouTube for a month over a
Egyptian football fans’ emotional reactions to Mo Salah’s injury weeks before World Cup

Egyptian football fans’ emotional reactions to Mo Salah’s injury weeks before World Cup

Fans watching in Salah's hometown were in shock as their footballing hero suffered the injury.

The N.Y.P.D. Police Band Takes the Stage

At a performance of “The Band’s Visit,” on Broadway, New York’s police band jammed with the show’s Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra.
Gazans Are Protesting Their Economy, Not Israel’s Existence

Gazans Are Protesting Their Economy, Not Israel’s Existence

The most important motive for the “Great March of Return” has been anger at Gaza's terrible conditions for daily life.
Cutting-Edge Construction Projects From Around the World

Cutting-Edge Construction Projects From Around the World

There's some interesting construction projects taking place around the world, including five coming online in 2018. The post Cutting-Edge Construction Projects From Around the World appeared first on
The Pyramids of Giza Are Near a Pizza Hut, and Other Sites That May Disappoint You

The Pyramids of Giza Are Near a Pizza Hut, and Other Sites That May Disappoint You

The pyramids of Giza in Egypt are not nearly as remote as many people think.
The Pyramids of Giza Are Near a Pizza Hut, and Other Sites That May Disappoint You

The Pyramids of Giza Are Near a Pizza Hut, and Other Sites That May Disappoint You

The pyramids of Giza in Egypt are not nearly as remote as many people think.
Egypt Hands Over Video in Murder Case — Damaged and 2 Years Late

Egypt Hands Over Video in Murder Case — Damaged and 2 Years Late

Italians remembered the 2016 killing of Giulio Regeni at a candlelight vigil in Rome in January.
Egypt's Sisi is sworn in for a second term, amid crackdown on dissent

Egypt's Sisi is sworn in for a second term, amid crackdown on dissent

MPs gather for pompous ceremony that follows arrests targeting opponents and criticsThe Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has been sworn in for a second term, following a fresh round of arrests
Egypt's al-Sisi sworn in for second term amid unrest

Egypt's al-Sisi sworn in for second term amid unrest

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed to tackle jihadists and revive the economy as he was sworn in Saturday for a second four-year term after a wave of arrests.
The Guardian view on family planning policies: two kids or too many? | Editorial

The Guardian view on family planning policies: two kids or too many? | Editorial

Crude attempts to raise and lower birthrates are unlikely to produce sustainable solutions How many children are enough? How many are too many? People’s feelings about their childhood, their partners
Egypt Are A One-Man Team, Which Is Fine If That One Man Is Mohamed Salah

Egypt Are A One-Man Team, Which Is Fine If That One Man Is Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah’s injury could not have come at a worse time. Liverpool’s newly anointed superstar was wrapping up a dream club season that featured 44 goals in 52 appearances and culminated in Kiev
All eyes on Ramzan Kadyrov as Chechnya hosts Egypt in World Cup

All eyes on Ramzan Kadyrov as Chechnya hosts Egypt in World Cup

Chechen leader is step closer to political goal of being Putin’s link to Middle East with arrival of Egyptian teamThe Tunisians were first to visit, followed by the Iranians, and then the Saudis. But
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