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Qatar and Egypt agree to resume diplomatic relations

Egypt has agreed to resume diplomatic relations with Qatar, the Egyptian foreign ministry said. “The Arab Republic of Egypt and the state of Qatar has exchanged two official notes today, January 20, according to which the two countries agreed to resume diplomatic relations,” the statement on Wednesday said. On Monday, the first direct flight between … Continue reading Qatar and Egypt agree to resume diplomatic relations

Gangraped CBS News reporter blames global media for downplaying the attack in Egypt

Former CBS News reporter Lara Logan was gangraped "with flagpoles and sticks" while covering the Arab Spring in Egypt nine years ago, she says in a new interview. Logan was in Cairo covering the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak when she was brutally attacked by a group of men on Feb. 11, 2011. Image shows … Continue reading Gangraped CBS News reporter blames global media for downplaying the attack in Egypt

Egypt mourns former president Hosni Mubarak

Egypt’s government Tuesday announced that former President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled this African country from 1981 to 2011,  passed away at the age of 91. The Egyptian government referred to Mubarak as one of the heroes of the 1973 Yom Kippur war against Israel. Alaa Mubarak confirmed his father's death through social networks where he … Continue reading Egypt mourns former president Hosni Mubarak

Egyptian club signs a 75-year-old player

Third-division Egyptian club 6th October have confirmed the signing of Ezz El-Din Bahader, who has put pen to paper at the ripe old age of 75. Should he take to the pitch, he stands to become the oldest professional footballer ever with the current record held by Isaak Hayik. Hayik played for Israeli fourth-tier side … Continue reading Egyptian club signs a 75-year-old player

Middle Eastern power brokers in Sudan

In Sudan, the revolutionaries who overthrew President Omar al-Bashir and who continue to organize, are well aware of the threat posed by neighboring Arab countries. Protesters’ murals show the people rejecting the interfering hands of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). One of the most popular chants is “Victory or Egypt”, voicing activists’ determination … Continue reading Middle Eastern power brokers in Sudan

The sad truth about football and politics in Egypt

A few weeks ago while in an Uber, running errands in the debilitating heat of Cairo’s noon, the driver and I started to discuss why he no longer watches football. He stopped after the Port Said massacre of February 2012 where 72 Al-Ahly fans were killed, he said. They were attacked by rival football fans. He witnessed … Continue reading The sad truth about football and politics in Egypt

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi dies in court

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi died on Monday in court after the conclusion of a trial session in an espionage lawsuit, Egyptian state TV reported. "The former president had asked to speak and the judge gave him the permission," said state TV. Morsi fainted later and his body was taken to the hospital, it added. … Continue reading Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi dies in court

Jesus was a refugee who fled to save his life – Pope

  After Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent a holiday greeting to “everyone, including refugee babies in mangers,” some critics launched into an ongoing, highly politicized debate about whether Jesus was a refugee. “Merry Christmas everyone - here’s to a holiday filled with happiness, family, and love for all people. (Including refugee babies in mangers + their parents),” … Continue reading Jesus was a refugee who fled to save his life – Pope

Egypt declares 1-year jail term for ‘illegal drug’ users and 25 years for drug traffickers

  Egypt’s Health Ministry on Monday officially banned several types of “synthetic” hashish. According to a ministry statement, the ban applies to six “extremely addictive” substances found in artificial hashish, which has recently become popular among Egyptian youth. The ministry refrained from providing the technical names of the newly-banned substances. Egyptian law draws a sharp … Continue reading Egypt declares 1-year jail term for ‘illegal drug’ users and 25 years for drug traffickers

Mohamed Salah extends contract with Liverpool FC

Mohamed Salah has signed a new 5-year contract with Liverpool FC after a disappointing but memorable World Cup experience in Russia. Image: Mohamed Salah Liverpool management aims at building the team around Salah, who has so far demonstrated innate potentials to spur others to greatness. His quality performance in the 2017/18 Champions League and Premier … Continue reading Mohamed Salah extends contract with Liverpool FC