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ISIS Recruitment Thrives in Brutal Prisons Run By U.S.-Backed Egypt

From the Intercept, by Murtaza Hussain

For nearly two years, Mohamed Soltan, a 26-year-old citizen of both Egypt and America, endured torture, deprivation, and cruelty while locked in the prisons of Egyptian military dictator Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. 1,831 more words

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Secrets of the Animal Mummies.

Ancient Egypt is known throughout the world as one of the birthplaces of civilisation, thriving along the banks of the Nile for nearly three millennia. Perhaps the most fascinating and iconic aspect of Egyptian culture, besides the monumental pyramids they built, was the practise of mummification. 348 more words


Passage through the Suez Canal

We entered the canal during the night and as morning broke went up on deck to experience the stunning sunrise over the Sinai and passage through the Suez Canal. 184 more words


The Virtual Iftar Project

Three or four years ago, I met an American in Cairo who shared a novel idea with me over dinner one evening at Cafe Riche.   He wanted to use technology like Skype to connect people from different countries and cultures to share a conversation over a meal.   383 more words


Obama urges Turkey, Russia to set aside tensions over downed warplane

PARIS – Aiming to head off a rift between major Mideast players, President Barack Obama urged Turkey and Russia on Tuesday to set aside tensions over the downing of a Russian warplane and focus on the common priority of defeating the Islamic State group. 572 more words



It is so weird that i feel that this is home, maybe it is true, home is where the heart is.

I first had this feeling when i was coming back on the plane from Cairo, i felt so happy, i felt so nice, when i saw the ajax stadium from the plane i was amazed at how much happy i was, i thought that home will be always home, but no, your home can change, it really can. 253 more words

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