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Terror Bomb Brought Egypt Jet Down Claims Russian Security Service

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK

The head of Russia's security service has said the plane crash in Egypt was the result of a terrorist act. "According to our experts, a homemade ex...

Sharm El-Sheikh Hotel Security Using 'Fake Bomb Detectors'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK

Concerns have been raised over the use of bomb detectors in Sharm el-Sheikh which are said to offer "no protection" against terrorism. The devices ...

Egyptologists Flummoxed By Mysterious Great Pyramid Heat Spots

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK

Ancient hidden chambers and passages not explored for thousands of years could lie behind strange heat spots discovered during a scan of the Great Pyr...

Thousands More Britons Return From Sharm El-Sheikh

PA | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK

Thousands more Britons have returned home from Sharm el-Sheikh as airlines delayed the resumption of flights from the UK to the resort amid continuin...

My Heart Belongs to Egypt

Lisa Edwards | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

I started out feeling scared - of the foreboding mountainous landscape and the dark drive from the airport through it; of the inevitable street hassle one gets as a European walking past Egyptian shops. On my first trip I even had a panic attack because a guy offered me tea in the back of the shop and I suddenly had visions of him bundling me off in to the desert.

A Win for Sisi

Robin Lustig | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

What impressive dexterity our prime minister is demonstrating. In February 2011, there he was, grandstanding in Tahrir Square, celebrating with Egypt's pro-democracy activists the overthrow of the country's former leader, Hosni Mubarak. And here he is now, less than five years later, warmly welcoming Mubarak's successor, the former field marshal who seized power in a coup that ended Egypt's imperfect experiment with democracy.

Thomas Cook Rescue Flights To Egypt Turned Back

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

UPDATE: An EasyJet Plane has landed in the UK carrying British tourists from Sharm el-Sheikh. The flight was the first UK-bound service to leave Sharm...

Stranded Britons To Return From Egypt As Islamic State Terror Plot Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

British tourists in Sharm el-Sheikh are due to come home today after flights were suspended over terrorism fears following the suspected bombing of a ...

RAF Ready To Rescue 20,000 Britons From Egypt As Airport Security Slammed

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK

Emergency plans to shuttle home as many as 20,000 Britons stranded in Egypt will reportedly be in place by tomorrow, officials have said, as security ...

Chinese Money, Saudi Security and Arms for Egypt: Does Cameron Care About Human Rights at All?

Karla McLaren | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Politics
Karla McLaren

David Cameron should think further ahead than the short-term "benefits" that arms deals and power stations bring, and press for countries we do business with (whether trade or security) to create stable and peaceful societies; the kind only possible where young people like Israa and Mahmoud are able to peacefully express their views without fear of imprisonment and torture.

Russian Plane Brought Down By 'External Influence'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK

Technical faults were not to blame for the Russian plane crash on Saturday, officials have said, adding to speculation that the aircraft may have been...

More Than 200 People Confirmed Dead In Egypt Plane Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 31.10.2015 | UK

More than 200 people died when a plane crashed in Sinai, Egypt, it has been confirmed. The Airbus A-321 was bound for St Petersburg crashed shortly...

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.