Tag archive for ‘Egypt’
By deskofbrian On Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Egyptian Muslim man chops up wife with meat cleaver over rumored ‘illicit relationship’

Egypt - An Egyptian driver chopped his second wife to death with a meat cleaver in front of his first wife and her children, after he doubted her of having an illicit relationship. According to a report in Al Ahram More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate in Egypt gaining supporters

CAIRO — A panel of fundamentalist Islamic clerics has endorsed the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood for president of Egypt, an attempt to prevent a split among conservative Muslim voters. The panel that represents More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Gamal Abdou Massoud, Christian student, gets 3 years in prison for cartoons on Facebook

CAIRO (Reuters) – An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a 17-year-old Christian boy to three years in jail for publishing cartoons on his Facebook page that mocked Islam and the Prophet Mohammad, actions More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Egyptian woman murders 5-year-old over gold earring, hides body in washing machine

In a gruesome murder an Egyptian child was killed for a gold earring worth just (Egyptian) £200 (Dh122) and her remains hidden in a washing machine. According to ‘Sabea’a’ daily, one of the neighbours More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Egypt to charge Sam LaHood and workers, but are they hostages?

From Egypt: The decision to refer 43 NGO workers to trial – including several US nationals – is likely to strain Cairo’s already-tense relations with Washington even further; Egypt says it is defending More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Coptic Christians trying to flee Egypt, fearful in post-Mubarak era

The rebels were America’s friend and the Dictator Mubarak should be removed to “free” the Egyptian people, but that has hardly been the case. Coptic Christians now face oppression from the Muslim More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

900 hurt, nearly 80 killed as Egypt soccer chaos continues

As Egyptians began three days of mourning Thursday for the 79 people who died in a soccer riot in the Mediterranean city of Port Said, new violence erupted in Cairo, where protesters confronted police near the Interior More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, January 27th, 2012

Sam LaHood, son of US transportation secretary,among those detained in Egypt

This handout photo proved by the Transportation Department shows Ray LaHood, second from left, being sworn in as Transportation Secretary, Friday, Jan. 23,2009, during a ceremony at the Transportation Department More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, January 13th, 2012

Why Islamism is winning: op-ed by NY Times

EGYPT’S final round of parliamentary elections won’t end until next week, but the outcome is becoming clear. The Muslim Brotherhood will most likely win half the lower house of Parliament, and more extreme Islamists More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Egypt church bombing one year later – still no answers

A New Year’s suicide bombing on a New Year’s Eve Mass in the Saints Church in Egypt’s Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria left 21 dead as the church was targeted. (Read more here as the riots More...