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Shell, BG, and Keeping the Lights On in Africa

Johnny West | Posted 09.04.2015 | 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 23.03.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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...

Ex-Minister Basically Just Made Excuses For Egypt Not Realeasing Journalists Sooner

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK

A former foreign office minister has attempted to defend Egypt's reasons for taking so long to release an Australian Al Jazeera journalist jailed more...

Greste Celebrated With 'Beer And Pork' After Being Freed From Egyptian Jail

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK

Freed Al Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste "won't rest" until his colleagues are released, his family has said, as his family revealed he had...

After More Than A Year In Prison, Al Jazeera Journalist Is Free

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK

Australian journalist Peter Greste has been freed from an Egyptian jail after 400 days of imprisonment and has left the country, according to official...

Graphic Pictures Show Egypt Protester Killed In Cold Blood On Uprising Anniversary

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK

Horrifying pictures have emerged of a female protester shot dead by police at a march in downtown Cairo, a tragedy that threatens to rekindle widespre...

Flying Solo

Lisa Edwards | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

In 2010 I booked my first holiday alone to Thailand, and it would turn out to be a momentous move. I had just split from my husband and I longed for freedom and to start leading my own life. Before I could think about it too much, I booked and paid for a holiday to Thailand.

What Were These 11 People Doing At A Rally For Free Expression?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK

Leaders from Egypt, Turkey and Russia were dubbed grossly hypocritical for attending the Paris march for the journalists murdered at Charlie Hebdo mag...

Amal Clooney Received A Big Threat Over Her Work In Egypt

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK

Renowned human rights lawyer Amal Clooney was threatened with arrest by Egyptian authorities for highlighting flaws in the judiciary that were, she sa...

Imprisoned Al Jazeera Journalists Have A Reason To Be Hopeful

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK

More than a year after their arrest, three Al-Jazeera journalists have won the right to a retrial after they were jailed in what was condemned as a po...

One Year On, AJE Staff Still Held In Prison For Crime Of Journalism

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

One long year after three Al-Jazeera English journalists were arrested in Egypt, they and their families are pleading for justice and an end to their ...

The Al Jazeera Case: Egypt's Descent Into Fear, Loathing and Televised Raids on Places of Debauchery

Neil Durkin | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

The Al Jazeera case is of course just the most visible part of the iceberg. Since the 2013 coup and the merciless crushing of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Egypt government's suppression of all opposition - and indeed suppression also of "outsider" lifestyles like people perceived to be gay - appears to be boundless.

Terrorism Threat Forces British To Close Embassy In Cairo

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Paul Vale | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK

The British Embassy in Cairo has been forced to close for security reasons, according to the UK ambassador to Egypt. Embassy officials are working wit...

Is It Time to Carry on Up the Nile?

Judith Baker | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Baker

Is it safe to visit Egypt again after the recent unrest, and is a cruise the best way to see the ancient wonders of the Nile? As a cruise 'virgin' eager to visit the Valley of the Kings, I chose to tick both experiences off my to-do list with a Nile River cruise.

Egypt's Worrying Trend Towards Medicalising FGM

Suad Abu-Dayyeh | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK
Suad Abu-Dayyeh

According to Unicef, more than 27.2million Egyptian women and girls have been affected by FGM.  This represents 91% of the female population and is the biggest number for any one nationality.  Out of an estimated 100-140million affected by FGM globally, at least one in five is from Egypt.

Egyptian Coup Leaders to Face Justice in the UK

Toby Cadman | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Politics
Toby Cadman

The intent upon which the law of Universal Jurisdiction in the United Kingdom was developed was to ensure that those persons committing international crimes such as torture, war crimes and crimes against humanity, those crimes that have attained the status of jus cogens, in foreign jurisdictions couldn't escape justice, simply on the basis that that country did not have the appetite or ability to commence such proceedings.