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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 05.12.2014 | 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 01.12.2014 | 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 01.12.2014 | 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.

Ex-Egypt President Sensationally Acquitted Of Killings

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK

An Egyptian court on Saturday dismissed criminal charges against former president Hosni Mubarak for the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising tha...

Saving Islam From Muslim Extremists

Nehad Ismail | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK
Nehad Ismail

All Muslims must stand together and not only condemn them but work together to defeat extremists like ISIS. Some critics of Islam blame the strict interpretation of Islam by Wahhabism a Saudi strand of Islam and the teaching of children to curse and hate kuffars for the rise in fundamentalism and extremism.

Death at the Hands of Culture, Not Religion

Meliha Hayat | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Meliha Hayat

We can certainly commend all health officials working on the ground level to abolish these cruel rituals in countries such as Egypt but it really is up to the religious leaders of the world to unite with great determination to help abolish this cruel practice; a practice that has no solid historical evidence to suggest that this can be done in the name of the name of God.

This Is What Happens If You Attend A Gay Wedding In Egypt...

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK

An Egyptian court on Saturday convicted eight men for "inciting debauchery" following their appearance in an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile ...

Where Did Pro-Palestine Supporters Go?

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

Are you now feeling the same contempt towards Egypt and hope the international community will condemn it, while the United Nations produces a report saying that Egypt is a destructive force and most probably committing war crimes? Probably not.

Jessica Elgot

Islamic State Actually Has More Support In Britain Than In Arab Nations

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

The Islamic State group has substantially less support in Arab nations than it does in European countries, including Britain, according to a new repor...

The Rough and Tumble of the MENA Region

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

So let me start off today with the patently obvious - with Iraq and Syria!

Why I Am Giving Up Tipping, Part II

Jeff Salmon | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jeff Salmon

In countries where tipping is not the norm, the general understanding is that tipping is a reward for those who go above-and-beyond to offer a top-quality service. However, the Japanese, for example, suggest that the employer is paying good money for their staff to do precisely that - and surely that work ethic cannot be faulted.

ISIS and Clerical Fascism

John Sargeant | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

The need to fight fascism and prevent genocide are as close to self evident truths as humanity might wish to invent. When both present themselves in the form of ISIS the question is how, rather than why, they must be destroyed.

Louise Ridley

#indyref: 7 Other Times The Queen's Political Opinions Have "Slipped Out"

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK

The Queen is reported to be "horrified" about the possibility of Scotland leaving the United Kingdom, according to sources who spoke to The Times. ...

Ferguson Riots Delight Iran, China And Egypt As Amnesty Dispatch Team To US Soil

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

US authorities have been told to show restraint in dealing with the racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri – by the Egyptian governme...

From Egypt to Saudi Arabia, the Arab World Has Abandoned the Palestinians

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

The inconvenient truth is that the collective punishment of the Pales­tinian people in Gaza is a collective endeavour in its own right - led by Israel, enforced by Egypt, endorsed by Saudi Arabia. Pity the poor Palestinians. Their territories are occupied by the Jewish state; their cause is abandoned by the Arab world.

Did John Kerry Know People Could Hear Him When He Said This?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

US Secretary of State John Kerry has apparently criticised Israel's offensive against Gaza in an unguarded moment when he did not realise he was being...

Egypt Confronts Sexual Harassment

Melody Patry | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK
Melody Patry

Mayam Mahmoud is often found commanding the stage rapping her powerful lyrics promoting women's rights. The 19-year old Egyptian rose to prominence after appearing on popular TV show Arabs Got Talent, where her lyrics caught attention for denouncing sexual harassment.

Fragile Ceasefire Begins In Gaza, But Hamas Gunmen Make Break For The Border

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Israel and Hamas' fragile five-hour "pause" in hostilities has been threatened as the IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) said it had stopped an attack by 13...

Ceasefire Proposed - After Scores Are Killed In Israeli Raids

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK

Egypt says it has proposed a ceasefire to end the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip that has killed scores of Palestinians in the last week, in the ...

Egyptian President Still Vague on How to Tackle 'Economic Crisis'

Amira Mohsen Galal | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Politics
Amira Mohsen Galal

The landslide election victory of Egypt's new president, former army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has been heralded with great enthusiasm by the Egyptian masses and mainstream media, with many hoping that Al-Sisi will be able to solve Egypt's current crisis.

Change of Plans

Haris Suleman | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

Our trip is now well underway and we are a third of the way into this adventure. Things had been going well, maybe too well...

It Is Time to Go Back to Egypt

Charity Knight | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charity Knight

Plagued by unrest for the past four years, Egypt's tourist sector has seen a sharp decline making now the perfect time to visit if you want to experience its rich history without the crowds.

Picking Your Enemies

Katie Welsford | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Politics
Katie Welsford

Since their removal from power this time last year, the Muslim Brotherhood has constantly been the focus of Egyptian headlines. But when, in early April, Downing Street ordered an inquiry into the group's 'philosophy, origins and activities', it entered the UK domestic political scene too...

Radical Saudi Preacher Banned From The UK After 'Jihadi Recruitment' Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

Controversial Saudi preacher Mohammad al-Arefe, who has been banned from Britain after allegedly urging young British men to fight in the Middle East,...