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  • 54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

    10/22/2017 12:42:33 AM PDT · by Enchante · 17 replies
    AP via Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2017 | Menna Zaki
    CAIRO (AP) - At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo was ambushed, officials said Saturday. The ensuing firefight was one of the deadliest for Egyptian security forces in recent years.
  • Coptic Orthodox Priest Killed in Egypt

    10/12/2017 9:25:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    orthodox chruch info ^ | October 11, 2017 | Orthodoxy Cognate
    John Anton – OCP News Service – 12/1017 +Memory Eternal+ Cairo-Egypt: A Coptic Orthodox Christian priest was murdered and another was injured in a knife attack this morning in the Capital city of Cairo. Father ‘Samaan Shihata’ (Fr Simon) from Bani Suief, Upper Egypt, was on a visit to Cairo with another priest. They were attacked by some unknown person who killed Fr Simon. Local media reported that police have arrested the culprit and he is currently under investigation. The ancient Coptic orthodox christian community in Egypt face various persecution from religious fanatics . May be the memory of the...
  • Libya Recovers Remains of 21 Beheaded Coptic Christians

    10/10/2017 6:41:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    Die Welt ^ | 10/7/17
    "Islamic State" militants reportedly carried out the execution-style killings in early 2015. A detained IS militant who witnessed the mass murder clued in authorities to the site.Libyan authorities have recovered the remains of 21 Coptic Christians who were beheaded by so-called "Islamic State" (IS) militants more than two years ago, the anti-IS organization al-Bonyan al-Marsous announced Saturday. The gruesome discovery was made in the seaside city of Sirte — the home town of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi, who was toppled in 2011. A statement said officials were led to the site by an IS militant who had witnessed the attack...
  • Egypt Reportedly Ordered 30,000 Rockets From North Korea in $23m Deal Foiled by U.S.

    10/02/2017 10:52:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    haaretz ^ | Oct 02, 2017
    Egyptian business executives ordered $23 million worth of rockets from North Korea for the Egyptian army in a complex and illicit arrangement that was thwarted by U.S. intelligence services, The Washington Post reported on Monday. The failed deal prompted a United Nations investigation and a series of U.S. complaints over Egypt's sanction-defying attempts to purchase North Korean weaponry, just one link in the chain of a global arms trade that the report describes as a "vital financial lifeline" for the country's leader, Kim Jong Un.
  • THE AIR FORCE'S LAST CHANCES TO TURN AROUND THE YOM KIPPUR WAR

    09/28/2017 8:32:01 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 | ABRAHAM RABINOVICH
    On the first day of the Yom Kippur War, an Israeli photo reconnaissance plane, flying well inside Sinai to keep out of range of surface-to-air (SAM) missiles across the Suez Canal, scanned the Egyptian deployment on the far bank. The Israel Air Force commander, Maj.-Gen. Benny Peled, would not see the photographs until days later. They showed Egyptian tanks, fuel and supply trucks, troop carriers, and other vehicles lined up for miles, packed together virtually bumper to bumper on narrow desert roads waiting to cross into Sinai on pontoon bridges being assembled in the water. Had he known of this...
  • World's Heaviest Woman Eman Dies in Abu Dhabi

    09/26/2017 3:45:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    World's heaviest woman, Eman Abdul Atti, died at Abu Dhabi's Burjeel Hospital today. According to a statement by the management of Burjeel Hospital, Eman at 4:35 am. Her death was due to an intestinal shock with dysfunction of the body organs including kidney failure. The statement added that during her stay at the hospital, Eman has been supervised by a team of more than 20 doctors. They added that her health had been steadily improving since her arrival in the UAE however it took a turn for the worse this morning. Eman had earlier been treated by a doctor in...
  • UPDATED: Egypt’s navy raises flag on new 'Al-Fateh' corvette in France

    09/22/2017 5:16:18 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    ahramonline ^ | Friday 22 Sep 2017 | Ahmed Eleiba
    The commander-in-chief of the Egyptian navy, Vice-Admiral Ahmed Khaled, raised the Egyptian flag on Friday aboard a French-made GOWIND corvette in France’s Lorient ahead of the vessel making its way to Egypt and joining its naval forces. The corvette, manufactured by French company Naval Group, is part of a deal to manufacture four corvettes for the Egyptian naval forces, one in France and three in Egypt. The ship, named Al-Fateh, can reach a speed of 25 knots, has a length of 103 metres, and can execute all naval combat duties, such as destroying submarines, launching rockets, and guarding and protecting...
  • She told them she was Hugo Chavez’s ex-wife and worked in the White House. And she’d make them rich.

    09/20/2017 12:22:43 PM PDT · by Enchante · 9 replies
    WaPo via MSN.com ^ | September 20, 2017 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    On one level, the saga of Madame Giselle is a story about, in no particular order, allegations by two neighbors who say they were swindled in an elaborate scheme to sell T-shirts to the Venezuelan army, a cash-stuffed envelope slipped under a doorway, a legendary bygone scandal involving the Colombian military and a glamorous woman known as “The Blonde,” an ongoing multimillion-dollar Colombian fraud case, and a supposed helicopter ride into Syria. But on another level, as illustrated in interviews and in hundreds of text messages obtained by The Washington Post, it’s a story about friendship and trust, about what...
  • Ship's Cargo Reportedly Is Air Defense System (Ship from North Korea has Arms for Syria)

    09/12/2006 2:49:39 PM PDT · by John Carey · 18 replies · 683+ views
    Various wire services (L. A. Times) ^ | September 12, 2006 | Staff
    A ship bound for Syria from North Korea and detained in Cyprus on an Interpol alert for suspected arms smuggling was carrying an air defense system, Cypriot authorities said. The shipment was billed as weather-observation equipment on the freight manifest of the Panamanian-flagged Grigorio 1. The ship was carrying 18 truck-mounted mobile radar systems and three command vehicles. "The radars on the 18 trucks appear to be part of an air defense system," a police spokeswoman said.
  • New mummies discovered in tomb near Luxor, Egypt

    09/09/2017 4:41:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the tomb of a royal goldsmith containing the mummies of a woman and her two children, authorities said. The tomb, dating back to the New Kingdom (16th to 11th Centuries BC), was found near the Nile city of Luxor, 400 miles (700km) south of Cairo. Among the items discovered inside was a statue of the goldsmith Amenemhat, sitting beside his wife. ... According to the archaeologists, the mother died aged about 50, with tests revealing she had a bacterial bone disease. Her two sons were in their 20s and 30s and their bodies said to...
  • Germany Agrees Migrant Deal with Egypt, Will Open ‘Refugee Reception Centre’ in Africa

    08/30/2017 8:00:42 AM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | LIAM DEACON
    Germany and Egypt have agreed on a deal aimed at stemming the number of migrants heading to Europe, including opening a ‘refugee reception’ centre in the African nation. “Under this agreement, there are a number of measures for political and economic support so that a better climate and better living conditions can be achieved for refugees in Egypt,” Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert told a news conference in Berlin Tuesday. He said the deal would “fight illegal immigration and the criminal smuggling of people”, adding: “Together, we will set up a centre for jobs, migration and reintegration,” according to...
  • Scientists Uncover Lost Ancient Languages In Egyptian Monastery

    08/28/2017 6:59:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 8/28/17 | Elena Glowatz
    Scientists have uncovered lost ancient writings on parchment in Egypt, including ones jotted down in rare languages, that could give them a window into the past. The Times reported that researchers used imaging technology to illuminate words that were written onto parchment before the ink was washed and wiped away and new text written over it. The hidden text included words written in Caucasian Albanian, a language that had previously only been found on some stone inscriptions. Three medical texts written in ancient Greek were also brought to light, including some written by Hippocrates, the groundbreaking ancient Greek physician for...
  • The ethnic cleansing of Christians began with Islam’s founding

    08/28/2017 9:41:46 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Israel Video Network ^ | 14 August 2017 | Ezra Levant
    Christians have lived in Iraq for centuries but are being ethnically cleansed from the region. In Egypt, Coptic Christians are under constant threat as well. And yet, the international community seems obsessed with accepting Muslim refugees when there is no real ethnic cleansing of Muslims anywhere. It is the Christians in the Middle East who need help and it is they who should be allowed into Western countries as refugees video at source
  • Twenty days in America

    08/21/2017 12:24:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Daily News of Egypt ^ | August 21, 2017 | Nihal Mounir
    Twenty days I spent in the United States of America. Through it, I moved between five cities: Washington DC, New York, Chicago, San Antonio, and San Francisco. This came as part of my participation within a group of representatives from two countries around the world in the Global Economy Training Program of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) through a nomination from the US State Department. The common factor in all the states I visited was the love of the American people for their own country. Every square and house has the American flag. They call it Great America. The...
  • Egyptian Navy upgraded - Seeking for security or an indication of strategic aspirations?

    08/08/2017 8:31:00 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Naval Analyses ^ | July 28, 2017 | Theodore Bazinis
    Some off the most modern additions to the Egyptian Navy, Type 209/1400 submarine, Ezzat class missile boat and Aqquitaine class frigate ''A navy is a state’s main instrument of maritime force. What it should do, what doctrine it holds, what ships it deploys, and how it fights are determined by practical political and military choices in relation to national needs. Choices are made according to the state’s goals, perceived threat, maritime opportunity…'' [1] (Baer, 1994) Are the recent Egyptian naval procurements in coherence with the above mentioned words? On March 17, the first Gowind Corvette of the Egyptian navy successfully...
  • Egypt uses “fatwa” kiosks to combat terrorism or spread fundamentalism?

    08/02/2017 7:20:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/02/ 17 | Dr. Ashraf Ramelah
    As such, the bill expands upon Egypt’s current blasphemy law which penalizes speaking or writing about the Prophet, Allah and the first Caliphas For the past two weeks in Cairo, a resistance movement has been gaining momentum against a recent transgression by Al-Azhar Institute to insert newly constructed taxpayer-funded “fatwa” (edict) kiosks into every subway stop in the city. The trial began in one of the busiest subway stations—overcrowded and overwhelmed with chaos—where The Islamic Research Center under the auspices of Al-Azhar Sunni Institute placed its first kiosk. Acting outside the law that requires permits to construct and install kiosks,...
  • In 1964, the MiG-21 Scored Its First Kill — Against an American Oil Company

    07/19/2017 5:49:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 18, 2017 | Tom Cooper
    The Soviet MiG-21 is one of the most widely-produced and -exported fighter jets of all time. In the United States, the MiG-21 is perhaps best known for hunting American warplanes over Vietnam. The single-engine fighter is equally famous for its participation in various wars in the Middle East over the last half-century. You might therefore expect that the MiG-21’s first air-to-air kill occurred over Vietnam or the Middle East. In fact, the MiG’s first victim was a star-crossed oil-company plane blundering across Egypt. Egypt was the second Arab nation the USSR allowed to import MiG-21s. Cairo and Moscow signed a...
  • Egyptian Navy Using Avengers as Air Defense for its Mistral-class LHD during Cleopatra Exercise

    07/17/2017 8:57:41 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | Monday, 17 July 2017
    During the joint French-Egyptian naval exercises "Cleopatra 2017" held from 8 to 11 July 2017, a video released by the Egyptian MoD shows the Anwar El-Sadat (Mistral-class) LHD with four US-made AN/TWQ-1 Avenger on the flight deck acting as point short-range air defence systems. Cleopatra 2017 Mistral LHD AN TWQ 1 AvengerBoeing AN/TWQ-1 Avenger (fitted with Raytheon FIM-92 Stinger missiles) on the flight deck of the Mistral-class LHD Anwar El-Sadat (L 1020) during the joint French-Egyptian naval exercise "Cleopatra 2017". Picture: Ministry of Defense of Egypt The Avenger AN/TWQ-1 Air Defense System vehicle is a missile mounted system which provides...
  • Jihadi first befriended, CHATTED with 2 German tourists

    07/16/2017 5:36:30 PM PDT · by Lera · 17 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | July 16, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Full title : Jihadi first befriended, CHATTED with 2 German tourists before PULLING OUT MACHETE and slaughtering them Abdel-Rahman Shaaban was moderate … and then he wasn’t. One moment, he is the West’s dreamy idea of Muslim immigration; the next, reality. “Stay back, I am not after Egyptians,” Shaaban shouted in Arabic at his pursuers, according to the officials. No, he was after non-Muslim Westerners. Speaking perfect Germans to his German infidel victims, he explained (in Arabic) to his pursuers not to worry, he was after the kuffar.
  • Jihadi first befriended, CHATTED with 2 German tourists before PULLING OUT MACHETE [tr]

    07/16/2017 8:52:53 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 10 replies
    Geller Report ^ | July 16, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Full Title: Jihadi first befriended, CHATTED with 2 German tourists before PULLING OUT MACHETE and slaughtering them Abdel-Rahman Shaaban was moderate … and then he wasn’t. One moment, he is the West’s dreamy idea of Muslim immigration, the next, reality. “Stay back, I am not after Egyptians,” Shaaban shouted in Arabic at his pursuers, according to the officials. No, he was after non-Muslim Westerners. Speaking perfect Germans to his German infidel victims, he explained (in Arabic) to his pursuers not to worry, he was after the kufar. EGYPTIAN FIRST SAT, SPOKE WITH 2 GERMAN VICTIMS BEFORE ATTACKING THEM THE EGYPTIAN...