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Egypt bans singer Sherine Abdel-Wahab banned for saying country lacks free speech

An Egyptian singer has been banned from performing in her home country after suggesting that it does not respect free speech. A video clip circulated online shows Sherine Abdel-Wahab, during a performance in Bahrain, saying: "Here I can say whatever I want. In Egypt, anyone who talks gets imprisoned


AG: Netanyahu Did Not Tell Me Why He Approved Submarines Sale to Egypt

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Sunday night responded to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s assertion according to which there was a secret reason why Netanyahu approved the sale of technologically advanced German submarines to Egypt, which he did not share with the IDF chief of staff and t


Tyga & Son King Cairo, 6, Rock Matching Braids As They Hit Kids’ Choice Awards

It was a father/son night out for Tyga and King Cairo at the 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards! Check out their adorable appearance on the orange carpet here. Tyga attended the Kids’ Choice Awards on March 23, and he had an adorable date for the event — his six-year-old son, King Cairo! The father/son duo wa


Egypt slams BBC for 'insulting' anti-Sisi report

Egypt's foreign media body on Sunday slammed the BBC over an "insulting" article which highlighted online calls for protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. BBC Arabic published a report at the weekend on a widely shared anti-Sisi hashtag -- "Don't worry, you're not alone" -- which called fo


Top 10 Best Tours in Egypt

Just a mention of the word Egypt and you’ll be conjuring up images of Pyramids and The Great Sphinx! Steeped in ancient history, this mystifying country is one of the most interesting and oldest civilisations in the world. From the chaos of Cairo with its bustling bazaars, to the peace and tranquill


2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Egypt held by Niger in Niamey

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosts, Egypt, were held to a 1-1 draw away to Niger, in the final qualifier of Group J on Saturday. Egypt had already qualified for the finals and faced a Niger team who had already been eliminated.


U.S. Islamic leader publishes list of 'Islamophobic' terms

“Jihadist,” “Islamic violence,” “Islamist extremist” and “radical Islam” are all Islamophobic terms, Esam Omeish wrote on Facebook in the wake of the New Zealand mosque massacre.


US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

BAGHOUZ, Syria – A U.S.-backed Syrian force said Saturday that it has liberated the last area held by the Islamic State group in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz, declaring victory over the extremists and the end of their self-declared caliphate.


The Queens of Egypt: An Exhibition

The vast majority of exhibits involving ancient Egypt focuses on the lives and works of men, specifically the male pharaohs. This spring, however, the National Geographic Museum offers a new exhibit and new insights into the lives of those powerful women who ruled ancient Egypt.


Roseanne Barr Blames Sara Gilbert For Killing Her Career: She ‘Destroyed My Life’

Roseanne Barr’s insensitive tweet about Valerie Jarrett led to the cancellation of her titular show, ‘Roseanne,’ but she’s now pointing fingers at Sara Gilbert, saying that her on-screen daughter ‘destroyed’ the show.


Egypt, Iraq Underline Counter-Terrorism Cooperation

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi highlighted from Cairo on Saturday the importance of combating terrorism. Abdul Mahdi stressed "the importance of drying up the sources of terrorism" and said "cooperation between Egypt and Iraq will be essential for t


US Under-23s fall 2-0 in friendly to Egypt in first game under Jason Kreis

In their first game under new coach Jason Kreis, the US Under-23 men's national team fell to Egypt 2-0 in a match played in Pinatar, Spain. Egypt scored their first goal in the 40th minute after Philadelphia Union midfielder Derrick Jones failed in his clearance attempt off a set piece. Their clinch


'I Just Don’t Want to Be Hurt' Egypt Locking Up Transgender Women in Men's Prisons

Egypt takes pride in an actor winning the Oscar for playing a queer icon, but makes life difficult for LGBTQ citizens – especially transgender ones. For weeks now, the young Egyptian transgender woman Malak al-Kashef has been a focus on social media, and of human rights groups and Egyptian security


Egypt: Court to Rule on Appeals of 20 Blacklisted Terrorists in April

The Court of Cassation in Egypt has determined the session of April 27 a date to issue ruling on appeals of 20 (including four women) over listing their names on the terrorism list. The court heard the appeal of the charged on Saturday in the case number 444 / 2018.


Egypt seeks capital market boost with new futures exchange

Egyptian authorities are working on a facelift of the country’s capital market in a bid to lure more foreign portfolios. On March 17, the Financial Regulatory Authority approved a contract and statutes of a company to be charged with running the country’s first futures market, opening the way for tr


Cairo, Egypt to Toronto, Canada for only $456 USD roundtrip

Cheap flights from Cairo, Egypt to Toronto, Canada for only $456 USD roundtrip with Air Canada and Brussels Airlines. Availability from September 2019 to February 2020 (excluding Christmas/New Year)


The Egypt, Israel peace treaty sealed 40 years ago

- 'Pax Americana' - In October 1973 Egypt and Syria attacked Israel with the aim of forcing it to return territories it seized in 1967, including Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Although Cairo managed to make significant advances, its army was eventually pushed back. But its initial success enhanced Sadat'


Gernot Rohr defends Iheanacho and Mikel snub for Seychelles, Egypt games

Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho and Middlesbrough midfielder John Obi Mikel were dropped from Nigeria's squad due to lack of regular playing time and non-readiness, coach Gernot Rohr has confirmed.


TLC ‘Long Lost Family’ Host Chris Jacobs Joins Discovery’s ‘Egypt Live’ Team (Exclusive)

Chris Jacobs is joining Josh Gates’ team for Discovery Channel’s “Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live,” TheWrap has learned exclusively. Bring a flashlight, Chris. Also added to the squad, we’re told, is Egyptologist Ramy Romany, who has dedicated his entire career to uncovering rare artifacts using the


Clashes among government-aligned forces in Yemen's kill 6

SANAA, Yemen – Yemeni officials say heavy street battles among armed Islamist factions aligned with the exiled government have left at least six people dead and families displaced.