Video: disturbing sexual harassment scene in Cairo’s Tahrir square

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Egyptian police have arrested seven men for sexually assaulting women at celebrations marking President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s inauguration, after outrage sparked by a graphic video of the attacks which circulated on social networks. The footage shows a crowd of men surrounding the young woman, who then stripped of her clothes and beaten, as police escorted her to an ambulance after the Sunday attack on Cairo’s Tahrir Square – the center of the protests which toppled Hosni ...

Obamas Twitter impersonator celebrates win in Arab style

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Marking his re-election victory, President Barack Obama tweeted that “all Sheikhs from U.S. States and counties wishing to present their congratulations are welcome,” after previously tweeting that he is to slaughter a sheep as ‘sacrifice’ in a true Middle Eastern-style celebration of his recent triumph. Wait a second! He’s the American president, how is he tweeting in Arabic? Of course, this wasn’t the real Barack Obama tweeting; rather, it was his equally famous Arab alter-ego on Twitter; ...

Democrats defeat top Islamophobes in congressional race

Friday, 9 November 2012

Congress’s top Islomophobes lost their congressional bid to Democrats, U.S. media reported. On Tuesday, Democrat Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran, defeated freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh known for his Islamophobia in Illinois, The Chicago Tribune reported. Duckworth, who lost both legs in combat before turning to politics, won 55 percent of the votes. Another Tea Party freshman, Allen West, lost his reelection bid to Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy early Wednesday. With 100 percent ...

Egypts Mursi hopes Obama win boosts friendship

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on Wednesday hailed his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama re-election and said he hoped it would strengthen the “friendship” between their two countries. Mursi hoped for a “strengthening of the friendship between the two countries to serve their common interests, namely justice, freedom and peace,” in a telegram of congratulations released by the official news agency MENA. Despite the fall of its key regional ally president Hosni ...

Obama still favorite candidate for US Jews Palestinians

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Barack Obama’s support hailing from American citizens of Palestinian and Jewish backgrounds bolstered his position as the new president of the United States for the second time. Despite indicators showing some slight decline in Jewish and Arab votes, the majority of the two communities still chose Obama. American Jews gave Obama 74 percent of the vote for the 2008 election but in 2012, the percentage was down to 70 percent, the Israeli Ynet News reported the preliminary exit poll results.Unlike ...

Romney congratulates Obama concedes US presidential election

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Republican Mitt Romney conceded the U.S. presidential election to President Barack Obama early on Wednesday morning after a bitterly fought battle. “This is a time of great challenges for America and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation,” Romney told supporters after calling Obama to congratulate him. "His supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations," he said, in the brief address at his Boston campaign headquarters. "I wish all of them well but ...

Democrats defend majority in US Senate congressional gridlock looms

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Democrats retained control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night, taking over hotly contested Republican seats in Massachusetts and Indiana while holding on to most of the states they already had, including Wisconsin and Virginia, according to projections. The most significant turnover victory for Republicans came in Nebraska, where conservative candidate Deb Fischer, endorsed by former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, was the projected winner in a race for the seat of ...

This happened because of you Thank you Obama excites crowd at speech

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

President Barack Obama told cheering supporters early Wednesday that "the best is yet to come" for the United States as he stormed to a second term by defeating the Republican Mitt Romney. Speaking at his campaign headquarters in Chicago, Obama said he spoke to Romney and congratulated him on the campaign, and hoped to meet with the former Massachusetts governor to discuss ways to "move this country forward.""In this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our ...

Syria Obama WMD Warning of Morbid Delusion

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The U.S. threat regarding Syria’s unconventional weapons is, to quote BBC Newsnight’s diplomatic and defense editor Mark Urban, “one of those ‘sit up and take notice’ moments.” President Barack Obama has warned that he could deploy American forces in Syria if “we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized,” his first direct threat of force against the Assad regime since the uprising began. A British echo swiftly followed, with the government talking of a ...

President Obama wins historic re-election after swing victories

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

President Barack Obama defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the crucial battlegrounds of New Hampshire, Ohio and Florida. TOTAL IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE RACE:Obama: 303Romney: 206 Obama defeated Romney in a series of key swing states despite a weak economic recovery and persistent high unemployment as U.S. voters decided between two starkly different visions for the country. Obama’s narrow wins in Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Pennsylvania and New ...

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