UAE Minister: Arab quartet earns credit for Qatari concessions in terrorism file

Friday, 23 February 2018

The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, tweeted on Friday saying that the Arab quartet earns credit for Qatari concessions to Washington in the case of funding terrorism. The minister continued saying that the quartet, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, will continue to pressurize Qatar to “gain additional concessions against extremism and terrorism” even if the outcome comes through the help of other countries. Problematic call In another tweet, Gargash ...

Tracing the traumatic history of sexual assault in Egypt

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Egyptian families, particularly women and girls have been traumatized by a number of major sexual harassment incidents that shook the society since the 80s. These incidents were of aggressive sexual nature that took place in public areas and they contributed to the confinement of many young women and girls for years, putting restrictions on their freedom out of fear for their safety. Some of these events might even have been orchestrated to create that kind of fear and affect social norms in a ...

Jumanji smashes records to become Egypt’s #1 Hollywood film of all time

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has just become the biggest Hollywood film of all time in Egypt.The film, starring Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and Kevin Hart, has maintained the number one position on the Egyptian box office charts for nine weeks since its initial release. To date, the film has more than 431,000 admissions in the country.Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle passed Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious, the two latest installments in the Fast and ...

An Egyptian man’s ‘tabla’ remix of Camila Cabillo’s hit song goes viral

Thursday, 22 February 2018

In true Egyptian fashion, an Egyptian man remixed Camila Cabello’s famous song ‘Havana’ using an Egyptian drum, known as the tabla. The video went viral reaching almost 900,000 views on Facebook. In a radio interview, Shady el-Agar said that his passion for drumming began at a young age where he used to flip over water containers to drum on them. El-Agar works in business and studied politics and economics at the American University in Cairo, but he also joined ...

VIDEO: Woman becomes first to get verdict against harasser in Upper Egypt

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

A 20-year-old Egyptian woman named Rania became the first to get a court ruling against a sexual harasser. Rania from the governorate of Qena sued her sexual harasser who got three years in jail after beating him up and insisting on not letting him get away with his act. A 25-year-old man called Islam groped Rania while she was making her way to the local market, the act was caught on a CCTV. The video was used as evidence against the sexual harasser in court after it went viral on social media. ...

Sisi: Egypt govt not a party on gas deal with Israel

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that the Egyptian government is not a party to the recent gas agreement with Israel. Sisi said during his opening of a number of service centers for investors, on Wednesday, that the Egyptian government is not party to a private company’s deal to import quantities of natural gas from Israel. He added that he was very pleased with the Egyptians' involvement in the events taking place in their country. He pointed out that Egypt has nothing to hide ...

Viral photos show Egyptian ballerina performing in downtown Cairo

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

An Egyptian ballerina was spotted performing at the heart of Cairo’s Downtown streets during the late hours of the night, excising her favorite sport in front of the area’s iconic landmarks.Pictures on social media show a headscarf-wearing young woman perform ballet moves on the well-known Qasr El Nil Bridge, in what has been described as “bold” and “brave.”Social media users praised the woman for “challenging any boundaries attempting to prevent her ...

Egyptian girl, 4, raped and murdered in case similar to Pakistan’s Zainab

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

In a similar fate to that of Pakistan girl Zainab Ansari, a four-year-old girl was recently raped and murdered in an Egyptian village in a case that has sparked outrage.The details surrounding the tragic case of Rodaina Abdou resembles much of what had happened to the Pakistani seven-year-old more than a month ago.Abdou from a village in the Menoufia governorate, northern Egypt, had been brutally raped and “slaughtered” by her rapist.Residents of the area said the father reported ...

ANALYSIS: Is there a place for women within Egypt’s judiciary?

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Egyptian MP Nadia Henry submitted on February 7 a draft law to the House of Representatives demanding gender equality in judicial positions. The proposal, which was referred by the parliament speaker to the Legislative and Constitutional Affairs Committee, states that all judiciary entities should be committed to appointing women in accordance with the same criteria based on which men are selected and that any laws to the contrary are to be revoked. The draft law cites articles 9, 11, and 53, ...

Egyptian TV host transferred to criminal court over child abduction charges

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Egyptian prosecutor Ibrahim Saleh ordered the transfer of Egyptian presenter Reham Saeed and seven others, including crew members of the television show she presented, to the Criminal Court over accusations of inciting the abduction of children and human trafficking. The public prosecution’s investigation has shown that Saeed and members of the program’s crew incited the kidnapping of children to shoot an episode. One of the defendants confessed that Saeed and the others are guilty ...

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