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  • Egypt: Turkish attack on Afrin is unacceptable

    01/21/2018 6:52:10 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    ANF News ^ | Monday, 22 Jan 2018, 01:00 | ANF CAIRO
    Egypt has also voiced opposition to the Turkish state’s invasion operation against Afrin Canton of Northern Syria. The Foreign Ministry of Egypt condemned the Turkish state’s “unacceptable” attack on Afrin, calling it an intervention against and violation of Syrian lands. In a statement about the operation, the Foreign Ministry pointed out that Turkey negatively affected the political efforts for the ending of terror in Syria, saying; “The attitude of Egypt towards military methods is clear as attacks against our Syrian brothers and sisters are increasing.” On the other hand, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of...
  • Egypt: Court sentences former President Mohammed Morsi for 'insulting judiciary'

    12/30/2017 1:57:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.30.2017 | bik/cmk (AP, AFP, dpa)
    An Egyptian court sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi to three years in prison on Saturday during a court session broadcast on national television. The former Islamist president was sentenced, along with 19 others, for insulting the judiciary. The case involved 25 defendants including Alaa Abdel-Fattah, a prominent human rights activist, and Amr Hamzawy, a political commentator. Abdel-Fattah and Hamzawy were each fined 30,000 Egyptian pounds (about $1,700/1,400). Hamzawy is living in exile, but Abdel-Fattah is serving a five-year sentence for participating in an illegal demonstration in 2013. All the defendants are said to have insulted the judiciary with a variety...
  • In Cairo, Blood Flows Again at Coptic Church

    01/20/2018 5:36:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Aid to the Church in Need ^ | 1/17/18 | ACN Staff
    GUNMEN attacked worshippers leaving a Coptic Orthodox church on the southern outskirts of Cairo on Dec. 29, 2017. Subsequently claimed by ISIS, the assaultwhich took place some 10 minutes after the conclusion of Mass at St. Mina Churchkilled nine people. One of the victims was a young mother of 32, Nermeen Sadiq. Her 13-year-old daughter Nesma Wael was at her side when she was shot. Nesma gave the following account of her mothers death: After Mass ended, I left the church with my cousin and my mother. My mom wore a cross around her neck, and all three of us...
  • US Policy Toward the Levant, Kurds and Turkey

    01/17/2018 2:50:35 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Joshua Landis ^ | January 15, 2018 | Joshua Landis
    The State Department has turned the page on Turkey for it no longer views Ankara as a reliable US partner. Many argue that Washington will abandon Syrias Kurds in order to assuage Turkish anger. I doubt this. Washington expects more anti-US actions from Erdogan. Many in DC believe that Turkeys rising Islamism, hardening dictatorship, and worsening anti-Israel rhetoric will only increase in the future. They do not hold out hope that Washington can reverse this trend.The US is increasingly falling back on support for Israel and Saudi Arabia. Trump has clearly set his course and reversed Obamas effort to...
  • Has Tutankhamun's tragic teenage wife finally been found?

    01/17/2018 3:30:31 PM PST · by mairdie · 105 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 January 2018 | Tim Collins
    The mystery of the final resting place of the wife of Ancient Egypt's most famous ruler has moved a step closer to being solved. Egyptologists previously discovered what they believe is the burial chamber of Ankhesenamun, Tutankhamun's wife, in the Valley of The Kings. If confirmed, it could help to unravel the final fate of the boy king's wife, who suddenly disappeared from historical records after her second marriage. The teen bride is believed to have had a tragic life, marrying her father, her grandfather and her half-brother Tutankhamun. Archaeologists have now begun to excavate an area near a tomb...
  • Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain cut ties to Qatar

    06/04/2017 10:18:49 PM PDT · by Rabin · 77 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 4 June 2017 | Staff
    Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut relations with Qatar for supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. The Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi rebels also expelled Qatar from its alliance because of Doha's practices of strengthen terrorism. Qatar has categorically denied supporting; Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, and is confidant US President Donald Trump will not last in power.
  • Giza Pyramid mystery chamber may hold Pharaohs 'meteorite throne'

    01/15/2018 10:10:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    www.rt.com ^ | 14 Jan, 2018 07:53 | Staff
    A huge void discovered inside the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt late last year may hold an iron throne carved from meteorites, according to new analysis of ancient religious texts. Giulio Magli, Director of the Department of Mathematics and Professor of Archaeoastronomy at the Politecnico di Milano, studied the Pyramid Texts, religious writings carved into pyramid walls around 2400 BC. Based on his studies, Magli proposes that its possible the throne of Pharaoh Khufu or Cheops lies inside the chamber. ================================================================================================================================ Of course it would not be melted iron but meteoritic iron, that is, fallen from the...
  • IDF says it destroyed a Hamas attack tunnel in southern Gaza

    01/14/2018 5:13:46 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 14/1/18 | Judah Ari Gross
    The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday said it had destroyed a border-crossing Hamas attack tunnel, the third in recent months, that penetrated hundreds of meters into both Israeli and Egyptian territory from the Gaza Strip, in an airstrike on Saturday night. We completed the destruction of a third terror tunnel, spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus told reporters early Sunday morning, denying claims made by Hamas that it was a smuggling tunnel. The tunnel, which was constructed differently from most tunnels in Gaza, began in the city of Rafah and crossed into Israel under the Kerem Shalom Crossing, through which hundreds...
  • Obama: Innovations that helped elect me now dividing the country

    01/12/2018 8:38:25 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/12/2018 | Mike Memoli
    If you watch Fox News, you are living on a different planet than you are if you listen to NPR," Obama continued.
  • Report: Netanyahu offered Sinai state in exchange for annexation

    01/10/2018 11:33:19 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/1/18 | Chana Roberts
    Four former senior US officials claimed Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu offered the Obama administration a two-state solution in which Israel annexed the settlement blocs in Judea and Samaria in exchange for land in northern Sinai, next to Gaza, Haaretz reported. According to the officials, Netanyahu told then-US President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State John Kerry that he was sure Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi would agree to to the plan. However, when the US looked into the idea, they received a negative response. Netanyahu's office has denied this report, claiming it "is not accurate." In November 2017, Social...
  • Islamic State declares war on rival Hamas with video execution

    01/04/2018 8:34:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2017 | Loveday Morris
    The extremist Islamic State groups branch in Egypts Sinai Peninsula has taken a simmering dispute with the Palestinian Hamas group based in nearby Gaza to new levels, releasing a 22-minute video in which it calls on its followers to attack the group and shows the execution of a man it said was a collaborator. Analysts say the escalation has the potential to destabilize an already fragile security situation in Gaza, the Palestinian enclave that Hamas has controlled for the past decade.
  • New Scanning Technique Allows Researchers to Read Words on Mummy Waste Wrap

    01/04/2018 3:32:11 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Phys.org ^ | January 3, 2018 | Bob Yirka
    Researchers have known for many years that workers in ancient Egypt recycled papyrus for different purposes -- one particular use was creating decorated boxes into which mummies were placed. Papyrus scraps were glued together using paste and plaster, similar to modern paper-mch projects... The technique involved using a digital imaging method that interpreted light bounced back from a subject. Prior research had shown that the pigment in ink used by the ancient Egyptians over 2000 years ago could fluoresce under the proper infrared filter. By using such filters with digital imaging technology, the team was able to see the ink...
  • Egypt: Jerusalem bill an obstacle to peace

    01/03/2018 11:17:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/1/18 | Elad Benari
    Egypt on Wednesday blasted the approval of the United Jerusalem Bill in the Knesset earlier this week. The bill, which the Knesset approved in its second and third readings on Monday night, stipulates that a majority of 80 Knesset members will be required to change the status of Jerusalem or for any transfer of territories from the capital within the framework of a future diplomatic agreement. Ahmed Abu Zeid, a spokesman for Egypts Foreign Ministry, said in a statement on the Foreign Ministrys website that the law is in contravention of UN resolutions related to the status of the City...
  • Mother Dies Sheltering Children from Terrorists Who Attacked a Church

    01/01/2018 3:57:22 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Persecution - International Christian Concern ^ | January 1, 2018 | Claire Evans
    ICC Note:One of the women who was killed during last weeks brutal terrorist attack against a church in Helwan died protecting her two daughters, aged 11 and 7. According to her daughters, their mother pushed her children to the ground and sheltered them from the bullets of one of the terrorists. The attack on the church occurred a little over a week before the Coptic Orthodox Christmas, which will take place on January 7th. Tensions are high as Christians throughout Egypt prepare for celebrations with the knowledge that terrorists will likely continue to target their churches during this time. 1/01/18...
  • Gunman kills 11 in attacks on Coptic church, Christian-owned shop in Egypt

    12/29/2017 6:22:41 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/29/17
    CAIRO (Reuters) - A gunman killed at least 11 people on Friday in attacks on a Coptic Orthodox church and a Christian-owned shop near Cairo before he was wounded and arrested, the Egyptian interior ministry and church officials said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, in a statement carried out by its Amaq news agency, though it provided no evidence for the claim. [snip] The Coptic Church said the gunman first shot at a Christian-owned shop 4 km (3 miles) away, killing two people, before proceeding to the Mar Mina church in the southern Cairo suburb of Helwan. The...
  • Nine people are killed at a Coptic Christian church in Cairo before police shoot dead gunman...

    12/29/2017 6:14:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 29, 2017 | Julian Robinson for MailOnline and Afp
    FULL TITLE: Nine people are killed at a Coptic Christian church in Cairo before police shoot dead gunman and capture a second attacker Gunmen have killed at least nine people after opening fire at the entrance of a Coptic Christian church in Egypt this morning. Two attackers went on the rampage outside Mar Mina church south of the capital Cairo before one of them was shot dead as he tried to storm the building. The church was being guarded by police in the run-up to Orthodox Christmas celebrations next week. A picture of the gunman's corpse showed a bearded man...
  • Egypt attack: Gunman attacks church in southern Cairo

    12/29/2017 3:14:37 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29 December 2017
    At least one gunman has attacked a church in the Helwan district of southern Cairo, say reports. At least two police officers were killed in the attack, say local reports, before the gunman was himself killed by police. Another gunman may have escaped.
  • Saudis lurking behind Trump's Jerusalem plan

    12/06/2017 4:45:04 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    WND ^ | Leo Hohmann
    President Donald Trump is getting ready to do something big and risky in the Middle East something no other president has dared to do. So big, and so risky, that it could either spark a new Palestinian uprising, or lead to the long coveted but elusive peace pact that every president since Jimmy Carter has tried to broker. According to published reports, Trump is planning to announce Wednesday the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel and move the American Embassy there from Tel Aviv within six months. He reportedly has the backing of Saudi Arabia,...
  • US, Israel reach cooperation agreement on Iran: report

    12/28/2017 2:28:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 28, 2017 | Julia Manchester
    Courtesy WhiteHouse.gov U.S. and Israeli officials reached a closed-door cooperation agreement on how to deal with Iran, according to Israel's Channel 10 News. The agreement, which was reportedly signed on Dec. 12 at the White House, aims to counter Iran's missile and nuclear programs. According to Channel 10, the agreement would translate President Trump 's Oct. 13 speech decertifying the Iran deal into "steps on the ground." The two countries have reportedly decided to set up joint teams to combat Iran in the region. One joint team would grapple with Iran's ties to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah,...
  • Israel slams India's vote for UN Jerusalem resolution

    12/28/2017 12:43:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/12/17
    Israel has protested to the government of India over the Delhi government's support of the recent motion at the United Nations General Assembly calling for the cancellation of United States President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Maariv reported. The protest comes two weeks ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's reciprocal visit to India after the visit of his counterpart Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this past summer. Israel's Foreign Ministry refused to comment. On Twitter, Indian citizens fumed at their government's decision to vote against Israel, Mida reported. "This isn't why we voted for...