UK Egypt

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 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.

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 ...