Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: egypt | Pope Francis arrived in Egypt on Friday, kicking off a two-day trip designed to forge Muslim-Christian brotherhood and show solidarity with the country's persecuted Coptic Christian minority.
Feed: NYT | Search phrase: egypt | Youhanna Saad at his church in Ezbet El-Nakhl, a suburb of Cairo. Pope Francis's visit to Egypt, which starts on Friday, prompted him to seek permission from the government for the church, which has been operating illegally.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: egypt | Pope Francis heads to Cairo for peace mission after spate of church bombings, as Isis proclaims Christians its "favourite prey'Rami Yasser Labib was at home when he heard gunshots in the street. His friend Wael Youssef, the owner of the downstairs grocery store, had been targeted by Islamic State militants. "Three bullets killed him in front of his wife and son in the street," Labib said.Youssef was the first victim of a string of attacks on Coptic Christians by Isis this year in the northern Sinai coastal city of Arish. The attacks have prompted hundreds of people to leave in search of safety. Labib fled his home of 16 years in fear, taking "only the clothes I was wearing and nothing more". Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: egypt | Eman Ahmed's family accuse staff in India of lying about extent of her weight loss and say she has been "destroyed' by treatmentPioneering lap-band surgery on the world's heaviest woman in Mumbai has turned nasty. The operation was a success but most of the doctors treating the woman have resigned after her family accused them of lying about her weight loss and ignoring a possible stroke.Eman Ahmed's family say the 36-year-old, from Alexandria in Egypt, was born weighing 5kg (11lbs) and has lymphedema, a condition that causes body tissue to swell. She had a stroke aged 11 and has been unable to leave the house in 25 years. Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: egypt | A Small Death, the Saudi novelist's historical novel about a Sufi mystic and adventurer, takes $50,000 honour for "striking artistry' A historical novel about the life and adventures of an Andalusian adventurer and Sufi mystic has taken the most prestigious prize in Arabic fiction.Saudi author Mohammed Hasan Alwan won the $50,000 (Â£39,000) International prize for Arabic fiction for A Small Death, his fictional account of the life of Sunni scholar Muhyiddin Ibn "Arabi. The novel follows him from his birth in Muslim Spain in 1165 to his death in Damascus in 1240, taking in journeys from Andalusia to Azerbaijan, and his reflections on the violence witnesses in Morocco, Egypt, the Hejaz (now part of Saudi Arabia), Syria, Iraq and Turkey.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: egypt | Egyptian forces appear to have shot detainees in cold blood. There are too many signs that a military dictatorship in a key Arab nation is losing control in the sands of the SinaiThe news that Egypt's army shot dead up to eight unarmed detainees, including a minor, in the Sinai peninsula and tried to cover up the extrajudicial killings by claiming they had happened in combat should alarm all those interested in the cause of democracy in the Arab world. Back in December the Egyptian army posted on its Facebook page that the military had raided a militant outpost, killing eight and arresting four others. But a three-minute video that emerged this weekend raises serious questions over the army's version of events. It shows no firefight but does record the cold-blooded murder of prisoners.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: egypt | World Museum in Liverpool will show ancient Egyptian souvenirs along with objects she did rate that in fact were fakeA collection of ancient Egyptian amulets acquired by Florence Nightingale in the winter of 1849 when she went on an adventurous Egyptian holiday are going on display for the first time and the curator at the World Museum in Liverpool is rather more impressed by them than the Lady of the Lamp herself was.Five years before she sailed to Scutari during the Crimean war, Nightingale travelled to Egypt at a time when mass tourism there was in its infancy. She wrote vivid letters home to her sister Parthenope, who later published them, but described her little amulets as "rubbish". Continue reading...
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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!