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Islamic State beheads two for 'sorcery' in Egypt's Sinai.

CAIRO - Islamic State's branch in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula posted a video on Tuesday depicting the beheading of two men the militant Islamist group said it had found guilty of practicing witchcraft and sorcery.

- Reuters - US

'Sinai warnings are serious'.

Former advisor to PMs in war on terror convinced warnings for Sinai attack based on precise intelligence in coordination with the Egyptians.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Greece uplift helps Thomas Cook boost sales.

Tour operator sees signs tourists returning to Egypt and Turkey as summer bookings up 10%

- Financial Times - US

3,800-year-old Egyptian tomb with mummy discovered along Nile River.

A 3,800-year-old tomb holding the mummy of powerful governor's family has been discovered along the Nile River in Egypt. The post 3,800-year-old Egyptian tomb with mummy discovered along Nile River appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

The 'Jon Stewart of Egypt' explains why satirizing Donald Trump isn't productive.

Bassem Youssef is a former physician who became a satirist and comedian after the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. He rose to prominence on YouTube and later Egyptian TV, where he satirized both the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsi. His new book is called "Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring" — here he ...

- Business Insider - US

Tired Of Promises, A Struggling Small Town Wants Problems Solved.

There's a lot of talk about how to revive small towns, especially in the rural Midwest, which Donald Trump carried easily. Visit Cairo, Ill., and at times it feels like a place on life support.

- NPR - US

Mideast conflicts leave millions unsure of next meal, says UN.

CAIRO, March 28 — The devastating conflicts gripping the Middle East and North Africa have left 30 million people unsure of their next meal, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation said. Food security and nutrition levels in the Near East...

- The Malay Mail - MY

3,800-year-old tomb found in Egypt linked to brother of powerful governor of Elephantine.

The discovery was made by the Spanish Archaeological Mission at Qubbet el-Hawa.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

It Only Took 5,000 Years, But The Flip-Flop Is Finally Getting Smarter.

Footwear maker Hari Mari is experimenting with tech that allows brands to continue talking with customers long after they leave the store. Footwear maker Hari Mari is experimenting with tech that allows brands to continue talking with customers long after they leave the store.Flip-flops have been around since at least ...

- Fast Company - US

Israel warns its tourists of very high concrete threat' in Egypt's Sinai.

Israel on Monday urged citizens vacationing in Egypt's Sinai peninsula to leave immediately, saying the threat of attacks inspired by Islamic State and other jihadi groups was high.

- eTurboNews - US

UCLA professor explores digital media's impact on the global village.

Ramesh Srinivasan, an associate professor of information studies at UCLA, has explored revolutions in Egypt and Kyrgyzstan and the role of digital media in supporting indigenous and non-western communities.

- UCLA - US

Mummy of Ancient Egyptian Nobleman Discovered Along Nile River

A 3,800-year-old tomb holding the mummy of Shemai, the younger brother of a powerful governor, has been discovered along the Nile River in Egypt.

- Livescience.com - US

Ancient Rock Carvings Depicting Masked People Discovered in Egypt

Before King Tut, Hatshepsut or Ramesses I — in fact, before there were any pharaohs at all — someone pecked an image of a hunter and a dancer wearing an ostrich mask into a rock on a hill along the Nile River.

- FOX News - US

Mayanja backs KCCA against Egypt's Al-Masry

And having enjoyed success at the two clubs in the 90s, there is no better placed person to comment on this match-up than Mayanja, who actually believes KCCA have it in themselves to edge the Egyptians.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Egypt: Investigations demanded into violations committed by Ministry of Interior

In its first official statement since the election of its new president, the Press Syndicate—now led by Abdel Mohsen Salama—announced Sunday that it demands investigations into the violations committed by the Ministry of Interior when it stormed the syndicate on 1 Ma © 2017 Daily News Egypt.

- Albawaba - UK

How will Egypt benefit from the energy surplus?

How will Egypt benefit from the energy surplus?...

- MENAFN - JO

Egypt- Two historical moments in Syria

Egypt- Two historical moments in Syria...

- MENAFN - JO

Israel urges citizens to leave Egypt's Sinai, citing ISIS threat

Israel Monday urged citizens vacationing in Egypt's Sinai peninsula to leave immediately, saying the threat of attacks inspired by ISIS and other extremist groups was high.

- The Daily Star - LB

News24.com | Egypt hands journalists one-year suspended jail sentence

An Egypt appeals court has handed the former head of the journalists' union and two members a suspended one-year jail sentence for "harbouring fugitives", a judicial source say.

- News24.com - ZA

Egyptian President Sissi Meets U.S. Jewish Leader Ahead of White House Visit

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Sunday discussed US-Egypt relations, Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and his upcoming trip to the White House with World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder.

- Breitbart - US

Israel urges citizens to leave Egypt's Sinai, citing IS threat

JERUSALEM - Israel on Monday urged citizens vacationing in Egypt's Sinai peninsula to leave immediately, saying the threat of attacks inspired by Islamic State and other jihadi groups was high.

- Reuters - US

BP Makes Third Gas Discovery In Egypt's North Damietta Concession

BP has made a gas discovery in the North Damietta Offshore Concession in Egypt's East Nile Delta, its third in the block.

- Rigzone.com - US

Egypt- El Borg Establishment aims at 40% growth in sales this year: general manager

Egypt- El Borg Establishment aims at 40% growth in sales this year: general manager...

- MENAFN - JO

Brazilian meats' scandal: China, Egypt, Chile limit imports ban to the 21 processing plants involved

Brazil won a major victory as it battles to restore credibility amid a tainted meat scandal, with China, Egypt and Chile lifting their bans on its products. The three countries, which had totally closed their markets to Brazilian meat at the start of last week, said they would open them to all but the 21 Brazilian ...

- MercoPress - FK

Food insecurity affecting more than 30 million people in Near East and North Africa

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Egypt, Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen Nutrition levels have sharply deteriorated over the last five years, undermining the steady improvement achieved before 2010 when food production had increased. Conflicts and protracted crises hamper progress ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

The Fabric of Arab Society Is in Tatters

Geneive Abdo Politics, Middle East Will Arab governments rise to the challenge? Earlier this month, religious scholars gathered in Cairo at an unusual meeting to call for equality among religious minorities within Islamic societies—not just in matters of religion but in civil affairs as well. Although on the face of it, ...

- The National Interest - US

48 hours in Egypt

Young, in love, and traveling!

- Matador Network - US

Egypt sentences 56 in migrant boat disaster case to prison

CAIRO — An Egyptian court sentenced 56 defendants Sunday in the case of a boat carrying migrants that capsized off the coastal city of Rosetta in September, killing more than 200 people.

- Yahoo! News - US

Egypt sentences 56 in migrant boat disaster case

An Egyptian court has sentenced 56 defendants in the case of a boat carrying migrants that capsized off the coastal city of Rosetta in September, killing more than 200 people.

- FOX News - US

Egypt court convicts 56 over migrant boat disaster deadly to 200

An Egyptian court has sentenced 56 defendants in the case of a boat carrying migrants that capsized off the coastal city of Rosetta in September, killing more than 200 people. The defendants, who faced charges of involuntary manslaughter, fraud, and harboring defendants among other charges, were sentenced to up to 13 years. ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Mubarak's release draws mixed reactions in Egypt

While supporters of former President Hosni Mubarak celebrated his release, others in Egypt lament that many activists still languish behind prison bars.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Egypt sentences 56 over migrant boat disaster

An Egyptian court has handed 56 defendants prison sentences over the deaths of more than 200 migrants, who died after their boat capsized last September in the Mediterranean en route to Europe.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Egypt's last Jews aim to keep alive heritage

CAIRO, March 27 — Once a flourishing community, only a handful of Egyptian Jews, mostly elderly women, remain in the Arab world's most populous country, aiming at least to preserve their heritage. Egypt still has about a dozen synagogues,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Burundi to become new member of pan African trade financier

The African Export-Import Bank says Burundi is set to become the newest member of the Cairo-based pan-African trade financier.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Egypt sentences 56 in migrant boat disaster case to prison

CAIRO " An Egyptian court sentenced 56 defendants Sunday in the case of a boat carrying migrants that capsized off the coastal city of Rosetta in September, killing more than 200 people.The defendants, who faced charges including...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Cairo metro drowns in debt, risks shutdown

The Cairo metro system owes vast sums to electrical, water and maintenance companies, and this week's move to double the price of a ticket to about $0.11 a ride isn't enough to solve the debt problem.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Hamas closes border between Israel and Gaza

JERUSALEM , Hamas closed the border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel following the assassination of one of its commanders. The border crossing was closed Sunday in an effort to prevent the assassin or assassins from leaving Gaza. The Rafah border crossing with Egypt also reportedly has been closed by Hamas. ...

- JTA - US

News24.com | Egypt resumes Brazil meat imports

Egypt said on Saturday it would resume importing meat from Brazil after a brief suspension following allegations that exporters in the Latin American country had sold tainted beef and poultry.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | 56 jail terms for Egypt migrant shipwreck

An Egyptian court has sentenced 56 people to prison terms of between seven and 10 years over the deaths at sea of at least 202 migrants in September, judicial officials say.

- News24.com - ZA

Egypt convicts 56 over migrant boat sinking that killed 200

The migrants had been hoping to reach Italy when the boat capsized off Egypt's coast last September.

- BBC - UK

Egyptian man charged with sex assault on toddler

The incident shocks Egypt as angry mob torches suspect's house

- GulfNews - AE

Jordan: Bar Entry or Arrest Sudan's Bashir

– Jordan should deny entry to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir or arrest him if he enters the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Al-Bashir has been invited to visit Jordan on March 29, 2017, to attend the 28th summit of the Arab League, news reports say. Expand Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir attends the ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Laptop ban on planes came after terrorist's plot to put explosives in electronic device

, Mar. 26 : The ban on carrying some selected electronic devices by the passengers in cabins of flights from certain countries in the Middle East and Africa by the United States and United Kingdom was put considering a previously undisclosed terrorists' plot involving explosives hidden in a electronic device.The ban came ...

- Sify - IN

Egyptian court jails 56 over migrant boat shipwreck

RASHID, Egypt - An Egyptian court sentenced 56 people to prison on Sunday over the capsizing of a migrant boat that left over 200 people dead last year.

- Reuters - US

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 26, 2017

On March 26, 1979, Israel and Egypt signed a peace treaty at the White House, ending 30 years of hostilities.

- UPI - US

Bassem Youssef's 6 favorite books

1984 by George Orwell . This is the "duh" choice. It's everyone's favorite book. But for me it is even more special. What I have seen in Egypt and how the media manipulated people on a daily basis might be a chapter out of Orwell's book — a chapter that is not even well written. A People's History of the United States by ...

- The Week - US

China, two other key markets lift Brazil meat import ban

Brazil has won a major victory in the fight to restore credibility amid a tainted meat scandal, with key markets China, Egypt and Chile lifting their bans on its products. The announcement of the reopening of the Chinese market to Brazilian meat imports did not come from Beijing, but from Brazilian agriculture minister ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Most export bans targeting Brazil meat are lifted

China, Chile and Egypt roll back suspensions while investigation continues

- Financial Times - US

News24.com | Egypt's last Jews aim to keep alive heritage

Once a flourishing community, only a handful of Egyptian Jews, mostly elderly women, remain in the Arab world's most populous country, aiming at least to preserve their heritage.

- News24.com - ZA

Three markets resume meat imports from Brazil

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazil won a major victory yesterday in the fight to restore credibility amid a tainted meat scandal, with key markets China, Egypt and Chile lifting their bans on its products.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

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