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Palestine Army of Islam behind deadly Egyptian Church attack?

Palestine Army of Islam behind deadly Egyptian Church attack?

The Army of Islam was behind the deadly New Year's Day church bombing in Egypt which killed twenty-three people outside a church in the...
Egypt: From blogger to best-selling novelist

Egypt: From blogger to best-selling novelist

Egyptian author Ghada Abdel Aal never intended to become a writer or a social critic when she began her blog, “I Want to Get...
Avian flu back in Egypt and Asian countries

Avian flu back in Egypt and Asian countries

The World Health Organisation – the WHO – has reported the death of a young woman in Egypt due to the avian flu...
American Muslim groups express horror over attacks in Egypt and Nigeria

American Muslim groups express horror over attacks in Egypt and Nigeria

American Muslim groups denounced the New Year’s terror attacks in Egypt and Nigeria that killed and injured dozens of people as “barbaric” and “heinous”...
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Teaming up with Egypt for the Nile – Sudan, a nation divided

The third in our series of articles about Sudan's pending referenda looks at the vile treatment that the people of Southern Sudan have receive...
Of Egyptian pyramids and politics

Of Egyptian pyramids and politics

With the omni-present Pyramids and other historical monuments towering over the northern African country, Egyptians often refer to their country as the land of...
African stocks triple on international exchanges

African stocks triple on international exchanges

NYSE Euronext Inc. — the home of the New York Stock Exchange and other exchanges — has seen a threefold increase in the trading...
Egypt: The art of silencing Gamal Mubarak’s political critics

Egypt: The art of silencing Gamal Mubarak’s political critics

Next month's Parliamentary elections in Egypt will be followed by the presidential elections next year. The stakes are high as it is still not...
Egypt’s conundrum over food security and the Nile’s water

Egypt’s conundrum over food security and the Nile’s water

Russia's decision this year to halt wheat exports has dealt Egypt a severe blow and brought many questions to the fore. Egypt’s population explosion...
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An Eurocentric Nobel Prize and African literature

African literature is generally ignored by the Nobel committee. Since 1901, only four writers from the continent have been rewarded, two of whom...
Egypt: A foretaste of secularism through the Baha’is?

Egypt: A foretaste of secularism through the Baha’is?

In March 2009, the Supreme Court in Egypt dismissed an appeal that sought to prevent implementation of a lower court ruling the year before...
Egypt: Sex, politics, murder and a lot of money

Egypt: Sex, politics, murder and a lot of money

Egyptian real estate tycoon Hisham Talaat Mustafa's lawyers have vowed to appeal a Cairo court decision to reduce a death sentence against their client...
Egypt: A Muslim and Coptic Christian tug of war versus civil liberties

Egypt: A Muslim and Coptic Christian tug of war versus civil liberties

Religious events in Egypt have lately taken a new direction. It is an open secret that the minority Copt Christians in the northern African...
Egypt’s presidential campaign: The war has begun

Egypt’s presidential campaign: The war has begun

The campaign to succeed President Hosni Mubarak is in full swing. Tuesday, a demonstration against the candidacy of his son Gamal saw protests erupt...
Egypt: Middle East peace talks useless?

Egypt: Middle East peace talks useless?

After another round of direct talks in the idyllic setting of Sharm El-Sheikh, in Egypt, Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas will shake hands, smile...
September 11, Terry Jones and the Koran

September 11, Terry Jones and the Koran

After having repeatedly changed his mind, the American pastor Terry Jones has finally laid his plans, to burn copies of the Koran on Saturday...
Egypt President Hosni Mubarak warns of Iran

Egypt President Hosni Mubarak warns of Iran

Egypt president Hosni Mubarak has expressed concern at Iran’s rising nuclear mission, insinuating that the country’s nuclear capacity threatens to cause unrest in the...
Air Arabia: Low-cost revolution in Middle East and North Africa

Air Arabia: Low-cost revolution in Middle East and North Africa

Air Arabia, the UAE carrier, has for the past seven years continued to gain more wind beneath its wings in the Middle Eastern, North...
Football: Who is Africa’s best Goalkeeper?

Football: Who is Africa’s best Goalkeeper?

Who is the best among equals? The glorious times of the Songo'os, Zakis and Rufais are over. The elders have successfully passed on the...
Egypt: Ready for equal rights regardless of religion?

Egypt: Ready for equal rights regardless of religion?

Egyptians are tired of the problems that have persisted for decades: the corruption and bribery that paralyse the nation’s law enforcement and legal system;...
Egypt: Mubarak’s “terminal” cancer sparks fears

Egypt: Mubarak’s “terminal” cancer sparks fears

An insistent rumour over President Hosni Mubarak’s health has been assessed by Western intelligence sources. Israel and its American ally may be losing sleep...
Middle East and North Africa open for telecom business

Middle East and North Africa open for telecom business

France Telecom have recently announced its plans to acquire five telecom deals in North Africa and the Middle East and are hoping to complete...
Mugabe, Zenawi, Bashir, Afwerki, Mubarak, Biya… World’s worst despots list

Mugabe, Zenawi, Bashir, Afwerki, Mubarak, Biya… World’s worst despots list

A United States based think tank, Foreign Policy/Fund for Peace has ranked President Mugabe as the second worse despots in the world after...
Uganda: Egypt agrees to Nile Basin hydro power projects?

Uganda: Egypt agrees to Nile Basin hydro power projects?

Egyptian Minister for International Cooperation has revealed that her Government is committed to developing the resources of the Nile basin for the benefit of member countries....
G-8 Summit: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Egypt and 5 other African nations invited

G-8 Summit: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Egypt and 5 other African nations invited

The role of African nations in world affairs has been highlighted in the forthcoming G-8 summit in Canada. Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal...
Morocco: North Africans renew support to Palestinians

Morocco: North Africans renew support to Palestinians

After several spontaneous demonstrations that took place around Europe and Africa, more than 50,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Rabat, Monday, in support...
Obama administration bridges US-Muslim divide

Obama administration bridges US-Muslim divide

Over the past year, the Obama administration has been reaching out and listening to Muslim communities around the world, focusing on a “new beginning”...
Egyptian Coptic Church celebrates Arab diversity in the US

Egyptian Coptic Church celebrates Arab diversity in the US

Storms often ruin weekend plans, but not at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Fairfax, Virginia. Despite heavy rains, Northern Virginia’s largest Coptic church held...
Ethiopia: Government and opposition parties unite in Nile water agreement

Ethiopia: Government and opposition parties unite in Nile water agreement

Ethiopian opposition parties and government have presented a united front on the new Nile treaty signed between five of the upstream countries and urged...
El Baredei: To dismiss Iranian nuclear agreement would be ‘a dead end street’

El Baredei: To dismiss Iranian nuclear agreement would be ‘a dead end street’

Mohamed El Baradei former head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency today, in Cameroon, described the announcement by Iran that it will send...