UK Egypt

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 13.01.2016 | 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.

Two 'Isis Militants' Attack Three Foreign Tourists In Egyptian Hotel

AP | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK

Two suspected militants stabbed and wounded three foreign tourists — two Austrians and a Swede — at a hotel in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of Hurg...

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

James Crawley | Posted 08.01.2016 | 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.

The MENA: From Tactics to Strategies in 2016?

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

Welcome to 2016 amidst much tension and consternation! As someone who has worked in the MENA region as a lawyer, an ecumenist and also a second-track political negotiator for well over two decades, let me project a few pithy thoughts onto the fresh year.

Thomson Airlines Extends Cancellation Of Sharm El-Sheikh Flights

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK

Thomson Airways has extended its cancellation of all flights to Sharm el-Sheikh until at least March, suggesting British holidaymakers will not retu...

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...