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Britain's Post-Brexit Foreign Policy Is Becoming Clearer - And It's Not Pretty

Mark Curtis | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

The meaning of this from the rest of Jones's speech is clear - the head of the Royal Navy is seriously saying that British sea power and military force will protect and enhance British financial and commercial interests, including those of the City of London, especially in Asia. This is a clear exposition of the return of imperial gunboat diplomacy that Britain may be envisaging in the post-Brexit world.

Sunset In The Black Hole

Toby Cadman | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Toby Cadman

Mahmoud Abu Zeid, more commonly known as 'Shawkan', wrote in December 2014, after having been detained arbitrarily and in breach of national and inter...

Engagement Photo Of Egyptian Cousins Aged 11 And 12 Highlights Scourge Of Child Marriage

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK

A father has defended his decision to announce the engagement of his 12-year-old son to his 11-year-old cousin. News of Omar and Gharam’s betrothal ...

Britain And The Military Rulers Of Egypt - Another Extraordinary Special Relationship

Mark Curtis | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

Britain has struck a new special relationship with the military rulers of Egypt which is as deep as it is worrying. As we approach the 60th anniversary of the British invasion of Egypt - known in polite circles as the 'Suez crisis' - Britons should reflect on their government's relationship with this key Middle Eastern country.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

Michael Barron | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK
Michael Barron

The influx of Saudi and other Gulf aid has played a central role in supporting the Egyptian economy, preventing the country's collapse and avoiding an even greater human tragedy than that currently unfolding. Saudi's financial support to Egypt is an example of where Saudi's interest - a stable Egypt - coincided with the wider international community's interest.

King Tut’s Dagger Was Made Of 'Extra-Terrestrial' Material

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK

King Tutankhamun was entombed with an ornate knife made with iron that came from a meteorite, scientists have confirmed. The dagger was one of two fou...

Mystery Deepens As It Is Claimed EgyptAir Pilot DID Make A Distress Call

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK

The mystery of what caused EgyptAir flight MS804 to crash has deepened as it was claimed the pilot DID make a distress call in the moments before the ...

Everything We Know So Far About Missing EgyptAir Flight MS804

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK

EgyptAir Flight MS804 crashed disappearing from radar over the Mediterranean in the early hours of Thursday morning. The Flight - The Airbus A320 w...

EgyptAir Passenger Plane Crashes In Mediterranean

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK

An EgyptAir flight that crashed while travelling from Paris to Cairo was subject to a "brutal event" according to the former head of France's national...

3,000-Year-Old Mummy Found Covered In Symbolic Tattoos

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK

Many of us have a tattoo or two these days - but a 3,000-year-old mummy has now shown just how far back our love of ink goes. The embalmed body of an ...

Truth for Giulio Regeni

Neil Durkin | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Is the UK government doing enough over the terrible case of Giulio Regeni? By "enough" I mean: is the governent putting any real time and effort into supporting the campaign to find out what really happened to this Cambridge University student who was abducted and tortured to death during his PhD research in Egypt?

Egypt's Sharm El Sheikh Is Now A Ghost Town Following Terror Attack

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Read More: Egypt, Travel, UK News

The resort town of Sharm El Sheikh was built around tourism, however tourist numbers have plummeted after recent terrorist attacks. Flights from major...

Inside King Tut’s Tomb As Experts Scan For Secret Chambers

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK

Exclusive images and footage of radar scanning being carried out in King Tutankhamun’s tomb have been released as scientists try to identify whether...

If You're Not Already Sick Of That Hijack 'Selfie'... You Can Now Watch A Video Of It

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK

First there was that picture (not technically a selfie we should add). Then there was that altercation at the airport. Then Hijack Selfie Man got...

The Hijack Selfie Man Has Been Told Off By His Mum

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK

The mother of British hostage Ben Innes, who was photographed with the Egyptian plane hijacker wearing a "suicide vest", has branded her son's actions...

The Hijack Selfie Man Has Been Filmed Throwing A Bit Of A Tantrum

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK

The British man who posed for a grinning selfie with the hijacker of an Egyptian airliner has been filmed snatching a phone from a camerawoman as he l...

Hijacking An Aircraft And 7 Other OTT Things Done In The Name Of Love

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

On Wednesday a man armed with a fake suicide belt hijacked a passenger plane demanded to be flown to Cyprus to speak to his ex-wife. Thankfully the si...

Watch Cypriot President Laugh Off EgyptAir Hijacking, Saying It Was 'All To Do With A Woman'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK

UPDATE: EgyptAir Hijacker Has Been Arrested, Cypriot Officials Say Cypriot president Nikos Anastasiades has been caught on camera laughing about...

EgyptAir Hijack: Plane Lands At Larnaca Airport, Cyprus

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK
Read More: UK News, Egypt, UK News

The hijacker of an EgyptAir flight has been arrested, ending a six-hour hostage situation in Cyprus's Larnaca International Airport, officials have co...

Street Artist eL Seed Changes Perceptions With Arabic Graffiti That's Optical Genius

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

Born to Tunisian parents, eL Seed spent his formative years in the suburbs of Paris juggling different cultures, languages, and identities. He channeled these experiences into a form of artistic expression that blends Arabic calligraphy with graffiti - creating a modern art style called Calligraffiti.

Even History Buffs Will Be Scratching Their Heads At This Tutankhamun Quiz

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK

Intriguing details about two hidden rooms in King Tutankhamun's tomb were revealed on Thursday. In a news conference in Cairo, Egyptian Antiquities Mi...

Watch Teenager Defy Police To Scale The Great Pyramid Of Giza

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK

Not content with gazing upon the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World during a recent trip to Egypt, 18-year-old Andrej Ciesielski climbed...

A Quiet Anniversary on Egypt's Day of Rage

Charlotte Allan | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK
Charlotte Allan

At such an unhappy time, there might be some solace to Egypt's protestors in knowing that they were the best versions of themselves for a luminous moment that inspired the planet with the idea of what it could be, and that history will record the protestors as infinitely greater and braver than the people that ruled them before and, unfortunately, since.

Egypt Evolved - It's Not as Scary as You'd Think

Kylie Barton | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK
Kylie Barton

I first visited the country ten years ago, as a young girl in love. At the end of last year, I returned, and other than the coral reefs, it was not the frightful and disappointing experience the scare mongering public and media would have you believe.

It's Time to Support Legal Action to Stop Arming Saudi Arabia

James Crawley | Posted 07.01.2017 | UK Politics
James Crawley

As UK citizens it's important we stand in solidarity with CAAT's legal action, lending our signatures to their online petition, and lobbying our MPs to take a stand in the commons. It is clear, now more than ever, that the UK has to review this destructive trade relationship. It's time for the UK to #StopArmingSaudi.