Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: egypt | When the 13-storey tower block toppled it exposed the problems at the heart of Egypt's construction industry, a country where 400 residential buildings collapse each yearPensioner Madiha Abdel Alim was heading home to her flat in Alexandria when she looked up and noticed something strange: the 13-storey block in which she lived was suddenly tilting precariously over the narrow road.Concerned, she immediately contacted the local authorities. "They did nothing,"Ě says Alim. "They said, "ėoh, that's normal. It's a very tall building'."Ě Three days later, the tower toppled and crashed into the building across the road. Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: egypt | Burned Qu'ran filled with bacon left on fence at Sacramento Islamic centerPages from Qu'ran thrown into mosque in Davis during evening prayerAuthorities in California are investigating two possible hate crimes, against Islamic centers in Sacramento and Davis. Related: Liberal Berlin mosque to stay open despite fatwa from Egypt Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: egypt | Seyran AteŇü's Ibn Rushd-Goethe mosque allows men and women to pray together but rejects burqa and niqabThe founder of a new liberal mosque in Berlin that allows men and women to pray side by side has vowed to press on with her project even though the institution has been issued with a fatwa from Egypt and attacked by religious authorities in Turkey within a week of its opening."The pushback I am getting makes me feel that I am doing the right thing,"Ě said Seyran AteŇü, a Turkish-born lawyer and women's rights campaigner, who does not wear a hijab. "God is loving and merciful Ė otherwise he wouldn't have turned me into the person I am."Ě Continue reading...
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: egypt | Ancient Egyptians and their modern counterparts share less in common than you might think. That is, at least genetically, a team of scientists have found.
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: egypt | A wooden big toe that enabled a priest's daughter to walk around 3,000 years ago has been found to be even more complex than researchers believed. It is thought to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices ever found.
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: egypt | In the two weeks that have passed since the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain decided to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, Doha's response has been to try to change the subject. But what needs to happen is a change in behavior.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: egypt | UEA foreign minister Anwar Gargash calls on "ėour western friends' to establish monitoring system over Qatar's alleged support of terrorismThe United Arab Emirates has said a western monitoring mechanism will be needed to force Qatar to abide by any agreement to end its alleged support for terrorism, in the first suggestion from any of the countries blockading the tiny Gulf state that outside intervention may be needed to end the crisis.Anwar Gargash, the UAE foreign minister, said its allies in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain did not trust Qatar as he spoke in London on a visit intended to rally diplomatic support for the embargo. Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: egypt | Sheikh al-Thani to ask Boris Johnson to denounce diplomatic embargo by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and EgyptQatar's foreign minister has rushed to London to urge Boris Johnson to condemn the air embargo imposed on the Gulf state, amid an unprecedented regional dispute with its neighbours. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, who was due to meet the UK foreign secretary on Monday, said: "We are asking Britain, the US and all other countries to condemn the illegal measures such as the arms embargo and the break-up of families. Families and kids are begin torn apart."Ě Continue reading...
Feed: NYT | Search phrase: egypt | Uber drivers at a service and training center in Cairo in May. Competition in the ride-hailing sector is fierce: A four-mile journey across Cairo now costs less than $1.
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Large number of US citizens demonstrated against the war in Iraq (and the possible war in Iran) during this October weekend. Massive turnout in Boston and San Fransisco, and also in Chicago, LA and DC people took to the streets. The message was: NO more war in Iraq! NO to a war with Iran!