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Egypt Steps Up Hunt For Queen Nefertiti's Lost Grave After King Tut 'Ghosts' Breakthrough

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK

The Egyptian authorities have announced they are keen to investigate the claims of a British archaeologist who says he may have found the long lost gr...

The Emotional Moment Peter Greste Hears Of Al-Jazeera Colleagues' Release

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

Freed Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was filmed at the moment he learnt the fate of his two jailed colleagues. The 49-year-old veteran broadca...

Jailed Al-Jazeera Journalists 'Pardoned By Egyptian President'

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

Two jailed journalists from Al-Jazeera English have reportedly been pardoned by the Egyptian president. The two - Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahm...

Egyptian Forces Kill 12 After Mistakenly Opening Fire On Tourists

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK

Egyptian security forces killed at least 12 people when they mistakenly opened fire on a group of tourists while pursuing "terrorist elements". Ten...

As Egypt Jails Al Jazeera Journalists, the West Still Tolerates El-Sisi

Nehad Ismail | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Since taking power in a military coup in 2013, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has been every bit the tyrant, showing utter disregard for civil rights. And the Obama administration has long claimed it would lift the embargo only if Egypt showed "credible progress" toward restoring democracy."

Journalists Jailed For Doing Journalism

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.08.2015 | UK

Three Al Jazeera journalists have been sentenced to three years in prison for spreading "false news", the latest stage in a highly-politicised case th...

The MENA Region Wrestles With Its Genie!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Today, some powers and principalities are trying to lure the MENA genie back into its bottle - with brutal force, lavish financial inducements or political shenanigans. But this genie is cunning: it has tasted freedom outside the bottle and sees its own world with different lenses. Its instincts cannot easily be tamed back into the bottle!

The Mystery Of Queen Nefertiti's Lost Tomb May Finally Have Been Solved

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK

A British archaeologist may have solved one of the most enduring mysteries of ancient Egypt. The grave of Queen Nefertiti – believed by many to ...

Islamic State Militants Threaten To Behead Another Hostage

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK

A group purporting to be Islamic State militants have released a video in which they threaten to behead a Croatian hostage if the Egyptian government ...

Egyptian Students Are Spending Ramadan Behind Bars For Speaking Out Against The Government

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Gough | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of Egyptian students are spending Ramadan in prison for "expressing their opinions". Egyptian media reports suggest that students have be...

Dress Code: No T-Shirts (Unless You Want to Go to Jail)

Neil Durkin | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

Over the years I reckon we've all had our run-ins with dress code authoritarianism. Requirements to wear suits ("lounge suits"). Being told you've got to wear a shirt with a collar. Or a tie. The need to turn up in "smart" attire. Or footwear that isn't a pair of trainers. Or trousers that aren't tracksuit bottoms. Tops that aren't football shirts ...

Suicide Bombing Hits Tourist Spot In Ancient Egyptian City Of Luxor

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK

A suicide bomb attack has hit a popular tourist site in the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor. An explosion rocked the Temple of Karnak, in the east o...

Emperor El-Sisi's New Clothes

Toby Cadman | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Toby Cadman

Now, it is more necessary that ever for a courageous member of the international community to stand up, defend its convictions, overcome the fear and loudly cry "but he is wearing clothes made of atrocities", as that innocent little child did on the tale.

Al-Sisi Must Not Allow the Execution of Morsi

Nehad Ismail | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi is facing mounting pressure to pardon Morsi or at least to commute the death sentence to a term of imprisonment to save Egypt from a long period of instability and bloodshed, and avoid a gigantic PR disaster.

Shell, BG, and Keeping the Lights On in Africa

Johnny West | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Johnny West

What would be really interesting to know on the day Shell announced its $70 billion bid for the BG Group is: did the Tunisian government know when it woke up this morning that it will shortly have Shell as its new business partner in keeping the lights on in the country?

Hurghada and St Anthony's Monastery

Petra Shepherd | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

Egypt's Red Sea coast runs from the Gulf of Suez in the north to the Sundanese border in the south. It is, effectively, the east coast of mainland Egypt looking across the sea to Sinai. Looking away from the desert and out from the coastline, you will find islands reachable on short boat trips and each with their own individual appeal.

Tourists Investigated For Filming Porn At The Pyramids

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK

The Egyptian government is investigating how a group of foreign tourists managed to make a pornographic film at the Giza pyramids. Reuters reports...

English Language Key to Egypt's Future

Ciaran Devane | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK
Ciaran Devane

I was there to sign an agreement between the British Council and Al Azhar to continue a partnership we have had since 2007. The agreement supports the teaching and learning of English for the University's star theology students, allowing them to take the voice of moderate Islam to non-Arabic speaking audiences internationally.

Peter Greste Reveals Surprising Secret Of Surviving 400 Days In An Egyptian Jail

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK

Meditation and running up to 10km a day in a narrow corridor helped Al Jazeera's Peter Greste survive his 400 days in prison in Egypt. Speaking to ...

Beheadings Aren't Enough To Stop These Desperate Christians Seeking Work In Libya

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK

Egyptian Coptic Christians are still leaving behind their families to risk beheadings at the hands of Islamic State militants in Libya, because they a...

Freed Journalist Can't Contain His Delight In Beautifully Succinct Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK

Two Al-Jazeera English journalists have been released on bail at the start of their retrial, after spending more than 13 months in an Egyptian jail. ...

As Westerners Flee Yemen, Saudi Arabia And Egypt Prepare To Arm Tribes

AP | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK

As Western diplomats and staff fled Yemen on Wednesday, concern widened over the increasing turmoil in the impoverished nation, with Saudi Arabia armi...

Terrifying Footage Reveals The Moment A Lion Tamer Is Attacked By Her Own Lion

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK

The horrifying moment a lion tamer was attacked by her charge has been captured on film. Tamer and circus owner Faten El-Helw was being filmed in ...

'Let's Kill Their Children! Let's Kill Their Women!'

AP | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

The horrific fate of a captured Jordanian pilot, burned to death by the Islamic State group, unleashed a wave of grief and rage on Wednesday across th...

What Your First Tweet Looks Like After Being Jailed In Egypt For 400 Days

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

This is what freedom looks like for Al Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste, who has finally been released after enduring 400 days in an Egyptia...