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Egypt’s Mubarak Set Free After Last of Charges Dropped

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2:00pm 3/26/2017 at 2:00pm

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president who was forced out of office at the height of the Arab spring was released from jail Friday after final charges against him were dropped.

Mubarak spent the past six years in detention facilities.

From Reuters:

The 88-year-old was cleared of the final murder charges against him this...

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Archaeologists May Have Found a 3,000 Year Old Statue of Pharaoh Ramses II

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/14/2017 at 5:00pm
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HOLY COW! In the slums of Cairo, Egypt, archaeologists retrieved what they believe is a 3,000 year old statue of Pharaoh Rasmes II. From The Daily Mail:

This is the moment archaeologists lifted a 3,000-year-old statue of an Egyptian Pharaoh considered ‘one of the most important discoveries ever’ from a muddy ditch.

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Trump calls Egypt’s President, stressing U.S. support

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 3:00pm 1/24/2017 at 3:00pm

Monday, President Trump’s pen was very busy signing 3 executive orders, withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans Pacific Partnership, defunding International Planned Parenthood, and freezing the hiring of federal workers.

His phone was also very busy. He made a

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Obama’s parting UN shot at Israel a long time coming

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 9:15pm 12/22/2016 at 9:15pm

Back in February 2012, I wrote that I expected that in his second term Obama would force his vision of a “peace” deal on the Israelis.

We’ve had several close calls, with the John Kerry negoti...

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Egypt: Coptic Cathedral Bombed During Mass, At Least 25 Dead

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 11:00am 12/11/2016 at 11:00am
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Just six days after a bombing in Cairo killed six policemen, another bomb explodes at Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, killing 25 and wounding another 35 people.  The victims are believed to be mostly women and children.

Hasam, a terrorist group linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, claimed responsibility for the first Cairo...

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UPDATED! Egypt’s President al-Sisi met with Trump, Clinton

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 10:30am 9/20/2016 at 10:30am

Late last year, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was snubbed by President Obama during his visit to New York City for the United Nations General Assembly’s 70th meeting.

Now, al-Sisi is gearing up to meet the two top challengers in the race to be the next Oval Office occupant.

An adviser to U.S....

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Egyptian MP: Egyptian Men Can’t Satisfy Sexual Urges of Uncircumcised Women

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 9, 2016 at 3:15pm 9/9/2016 at 3:15pm
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Female “circumsion” is also known as female genital mutilation, a barbaric practice that causes extreme pain, risk of infection or death, and lifelong problems. But it’s still supported in some societies.

Here is one Egyptian’s bizarre justification.

Via MEMRI:

Egyptian MP Ilhami Agina Supports FGM: Egyptian Men Suffer from Impotence, Can’t Satisfy Sexual Urges...

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Sore loser Egyptian Judoka Fighter – From Islamic humiliation to internet hero

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 3:00pm 8/13/2016 at 3:00pm

Anti-Israel Egyptian judo fighter Islam el-Shehaby received backlash on Friday when he didn’t shake the hand or bow to his Israeli opponent Or Sasson, who defeated him on Friday. In response, the Egyptian Olympic Committee announced they will open an investigation into his actions.

El-Shehaby received pressure from Muslims not to fight...

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Sore Loser – Egyptian Judoka Loses to Israeli, Refuses to Shake Hands

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 12, 2016 at 10:08am 8/12/2016 at 10:08am

Israel has faced discrimination at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby refused to boycott his match against Israeli judoja Or Sasson.

One of the fears of anti-Israel social media, which demanded a boycott, was that El Shehaby would lose, and...

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Egypt Sentences Two Al-Jazeera Journalists to Death, Morsi to 40 Years in Prison

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 6:00pm 6/18/2016 at 6:00pm

An Egyptian court has sentenced two al-Jazeera journalists to death for allegedly providing Qatar with state secrets. The court gave former President Mohammed Morsi 40 years prison for “leading an unlawful organisation.”

The new government banned Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood after they deposed him in 2013.

Amin el-Sirafy, Morsi’s secretary, and his daughter Karima...

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What We Know About EgyptAir Flight 804

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 20, 2016 at 8:01pm 5/20/2016 at 8:01pm

The investigation into the disappearance of EgyptAir Flight MS804 continues, and there have been disturbing developments since our last report.

When I described the troubles with the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) earlier this week, I noted that terror organizations were targeting covert air marshals.

It is now being reported EgyptAir Flight 804 had

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EgyptAir Flight 804 Disappears on Way to Cairo From Paris

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 1:00pm 5/19/2016 at 1:00pm

EgyptAir Flight 804 disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea on its way to Cairo from Paris with 66 people onboard.

Not much is known at this time, but Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sharif Fathi has mentioned terrorism without any pro...

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Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood Egypt Policy – Amateur Hour

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 10:30am 3/20/2016 at 10:30am

In December 2012, Professor Jacobson posted “Barack Morsi“.

It turns out the title was truer than he realized.

President Obama took the advice of “back-benchers” over experienced security experts to promote the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, creating condition for the usurpation of power by Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi:

Former Secretary of Defense Robert...

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Russian airliner crash in Sinai – What we know and don’t know

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 3:30pm 11/1/2015 at 3:30pm

A Russian airliner “broke up in mid-air,” according to the head of Russia’s Air Transport Agency, Aleksandr Neradko, who stated that “all signs attest to the fact that the aircraft disintegrated in the air at a high altitude.”  All 224 people on board were killed.

CNN reports:

A Russian passenger plane crashed early...

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Yom Kippur War – October 6, 1973

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 10:00am 10/6/2015 at 10:00am

There are certain events when you just remember exactly where you were when you heard the news.

I was on stage for a third-grade practice of a school play when a teacher walked into the room (the gym, which also was the school theater and lunch room) and told everyone that Martin...

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Obama Snubs Egyptian President al-Sisi

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:00am 9/29/2015 at 10:00am

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is one of the key heads-of-state participating in the United Nations General Assembly’s 70th meeting.

President al-Sisi, an advocate of an Islamic “reformation” and one of the most engaged warriors in the war against terror, says the

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Egypt fights ISIS in Sinai

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 20, 2015 at 1:00pm 7/20/2015 at 1:00pm

Even before the bloody beginning of July, U.S. defense authorities had at least one eye focused on Egypt’s Sinai peninsula—and now, they’re stepping in to make sure that ISIS doesn’t gain a more solid foothold in the region.

Late last week, a militant arm claiming loyalty to the Islamic State took...

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