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Ethiopia angered over Trump's suggestion that Egypt couid "blow up" it's Nile dam

Its PM condemns "aggressions" after Donald Trump says Egypt might destroy a controversial Nile dam.
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Trump suggests Egypt may 'blow up' Ethiopia dam

Trump suggests Egypt may 'blow up' Ethiopia dam
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Ethiopia River Nile dam: PM condemns 'aggressions' after Trump comment

Its PM condemns "aggressions" after Donald Trump says Egypt might destroy a controversial Nile dam.
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Trump comment on 'blowing up' Nile Dam angers Ethiopia

Its PM condemns "aggressions" after Donald Trump says Egypt might destroy a controversial Nile dam.
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African ‘Man City’ aim to put squeeze on Orange Boys

Johannesburg (AFP) – Pyramids FC of Egypt are called the ‘Manchester City’ of Africa because they share with the English Premier League club the benefits of huge investment from the Middle East.   Formed in... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Egypt, Johannesburg, Afp, English Premier League, Middle East Formed, Orange Boys, Manchester City of Africa


Fantastic 3-D Animation of How Medieval Bridges Were Built

The animation above shows how bridges were built in medieval times, well before the advent of backhoes, cranes, and bulldozers powered by steam and gasoline. I could explain what you’re about to see, but you should just watch the video. The bridge constructed in the video is the real-life Charles Bridge in Prague, which was built over several decades in the 14th and 15th centuries. From Amusing Planet: Construction of the Charles Bridge started in 1357, under the auspices of King Charles I...
Tags: Prague, Egypt, Charles Bridge, Old Town, Jason Kottke, Colosseum, Prague Castle, Vltava


The best bed sheets

Good sheets are essential to good sleep, which is why it's important to buy a set that's comfortable and long-lasting. Our top pick, the L.L.Bean Percale Sheet Set, is the best for most people because it's crisp and breathable, with a very soft feel and made from durable, 100% extra long-staple cotton. It's also affordably priced for the quality. Read more: The best duvet coversSign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great deals.Even if you have the perfect matt...
Tags: Reviews, Home, US, Trends, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Features, Egypt, Buying Guide, Ikea, Sheets, Four Seasons, Buying Guides, Bedding, Riley, Kimpton, St Regis


Mohsen goal helps Ahly secure comfortable passage to final

Johannesburg (AFP) – An early Marwan Mohsen goal set Al Ahly of Egypt on their ay to a 3-1 home victory over Wydad Casablanca of Morocco on Friday and a place in the CAF Champions... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Egypt, Morocco, Johannesburg, Afp, Al Ahly, Mohsen, Wydad Casablanca, Marwan Mohsen


‘Hopper/Welles’ Producer Filip Jan Rymsza on Next Film ‘Object Permanence’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Polish-born filmmaker Filip Jan Rymsza, the producer of Venice Film Festival entry “Hopper/Welles,” which he is presenting this week at Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival, will follow his latest directorial outing “Mosquito State” – also a Venice premiere this year – with “Object Permanence,” Rymsza tells Variety. Partially set in Berlin and shot in English, […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Orson Welles, Global, Egypt, Venice, Filip Jan Rymsza, El Gouna Film Festival, Rymsza


It’s a Family Affair as Lina Soualem Presents Docs About Hiam Abbas and Zinedine Soualem at El Gouna

Lina Soualem is emerging from the shadow of her famous parents – French actor Zinedine Soualem and Palestinian actress Hiam Abbas, seen recently in HBO’s “Succession” – by making documentaries about them and their families. Playing in the Feature Documentary Competition at Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival, “Their Algeria” tells the story of how her […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Global, Egypt, Algeria, Hiam Abbas, El Gouna Film Festival, El Gouna, Lina Soualem, Their Algeria, Zinedine Soualem


Africa roundup: Mosimane warns Ahly of ‘difficult’ match despite lead

Johannesburg (AFP) – Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane is predicting a “difficult” CAF Champions League semi-final second leg in Egypt Friday against Moroccan visitors Wydad Casablanca despite holding a two-goal advantage.  The Cairo Red Devils... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Africa, Sport, Soccer, Egypt, Johannesburg, Cairo, Afp, Ahly, Mosimane, Pitso Mosimane, AFP Al Ahly


Turkey's Erdogan has been humiliating Putin all year — here's how he did it

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia, in March 2020. Reuters Turkey is currently backing Azerbaijan's fight against Russia-backed Armenia over the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region. Over the past year Turkey has also involved itself in proxy conflicts against Russia in Syria and Libya. A NATO military analyst told Insider that Turkey's boldness in joining proxy fights actually comes from President Erdogan simply acting like Russian...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Georgia, Turkey, Syria, Ukraine, Ap, Analysis, West, Egypt, Nato, Middle East


MIDEAST STOCKS-Lender Emirates NBD buoys #Dubai; Egypt extends losses | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-Lender Emirates NBD buoys Dubai; Egypt extends losses | NasdaqDubai's stock market ended higher on Thursday, driven by a rebound in its top lender Emirates NBD ENBD.DU, while Egyptian stocks fell sharply due to a broad selloff in blue-chip shares.Dubai's main share index .DFMGI rose 0.7%, led by a rebound in its largest lender Emirates NBD ENBD.DU, following two sessions of losses.On Tuesday, the lender reported a sharp decline in quarterly profit, hit by a rise in bad debt charge...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Adi, Tasi, Saudi Telecom Company, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Gulf Egypt, Emirates NBD ENBD, Mostafa Madbouly, Lender Emirates NBD, El Sewedy Electric SWDY, Emirates Telecommunications Etisalat ETISALAT


Egypt adds restaurant at ancient pyramid site

Egypt has unveiled new visitor facilities on the plateau outside Cairo where the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx are situated, the country's most visited heritage site and the sole remaining wonder of the ancient world.
Tags: Cnn, Egypt, Cairo, Great Pyramid Of Giza


Meet Jeffrey Katzenberg, the Hollywood veteran who went from dropping out of college to founding DreamWorks and the shuttering streaming service Quibi

Jeffrey Katzenberg. Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Quibi Jeffrey Katzenberg, the mind behind shuttering streaming service Quibi, is preceded by an impressive resume, from revitalizing Disney's animation in the 1990s to cofounding DreamWorks. Katzenberg, 69, got his start in the mail room at Paramount Pictures, after dropping out of NYU during his first semester. He went on to spend a decade at Disney and to cofound DreamWorks in 1994. An early adopter of CGI animation, Katzenberg won th...
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Turkey slams joint declaration by Cyprus, Greece and Egypt

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday slammed a joint statement by Greece, Cyprus and Egypt that condemns Turkish energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean and numerous “provocations” that they maintain are threatening regional peace. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it “fully rejected the declaration containing baseless accusations and allegations.” During a trilateral regional summit Wednesday in Nicosia, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, Egyptian President Abdel-Fatta...
Tags: News, Turkey, Egypt, Sissi, Mediterranean, Ankara, Foreign Ministry, Abdel Fattah, Nicos Anastasiades, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Cyprus Greece, Greece Cyprus, Nicosia Cypriot


Egypt adds restaurant at ancient pyramid site

Egypt has unveiled new visitor facilities on the plateau outside Cairo where the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx are situated, the country's most visited heritage site and the sole remaining wonder of the ancient world.
Tags: Cnn, Egypt, Cairo, Great Pyramid Of Giza


How do pandemics end? History suggests diseases fade but are almost never truly gone

When will the pandemic end? All these months in, with over 37 million COVID-19 cases and more than 1 million deaths globally, you may be wondering, with increasing exasperation, how long this will continue.Since the beginning of the pandemic, epidemiologists and public health specialists have been using mathematical models to forecast the future in an effort to curb the coronvirus's spread. But infectious disease modeling is tricky. Epidemiologists warn that “[m]odels are not crystal balls," and...
Tags: Health, Virus, Public Health, Egypt, Innovation, World Health Organization, Epidemiology, Yersinia, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Black Death Others


Africa roundup: Virus-struck Raja cannot visit Egypt for semi-final

Johannesburg (AFP) – Moroccan club Raja Casablanca said Wednesday that they cannot travel to Egypt for a CAF Champions League semi-final against Zamalek this weekend after eight of the squad tested positive for coronavirus. “The... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Africa, Sport, Soccer, Egypt, Johannesburg, Raja, Afp, Zamalek, Raja Casablanca


Beheading in France could bolster president's claim that Islam is in 'crisis' – but so is French secularism

A French high school teacher who had shown caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to his class was beheaded on Oct. 16 by an 18-year-old Muslim refugee in what France’s President Emmanuel Macron characterized as an “Islamist terrorist attack.”The killing is the latest high-profile attack by a Muslim extremist in France, coming after the 2015 massacre at Charlie Hebdo magazine and the 2016 truck attack in Nice. It also occurred two weeks after Macron gave a controversial speech defining Islam as “a ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Obama, France, Saudi Arabia, Africa, America, Barack Obama, United States, Egypt, Islam, Mali, Muslim, Catholic, Algeria, Parliament


Israel and UAE Open Talks Over Top Secret Oil Pipeline - Bloomberg

Israel and UAE Open Talks Over Top Secret Oil Pipeline - Bloomberg:  Israel and the United Arab Emirates have opened talks over an oil pipeline linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean and whose operations Israeli officials treat as top secret.  Europe Asia Pipeline Co., controlled by Israel’s government, and UAE-based MED-RED Land Bridge Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the transportation of crude and oil products between the Persian Gulf and Western markets, accor...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Israel, Bloomberg, Iran, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Mediterranean, Gulf, Suez Canal, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Eilat Ashkelon, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, EAPC


#AbuDhabi’s ADQ to Form Digital Bank With $545 Million Capital - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ to Form Digital Bank With $545 Million Capital - Bloomberg:  Abu Dhabi investment firm ADQ plans to set up a digital bank with an initial capital of 2 billion dirhams ($545 million) after obtaining the legacy license of First Gulf Bank.  First Abu Dhabi Bank, formed with the merger of First Gulf Bank and National Bank of Abu Dhabi, said Tuesday its shareholders approved the transfer of the license to ADQ.  First Abu Dhabi Bank, the United Arab Emirates’ largest lender, will own...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Egypt, Middle East, Abu Dhabi, Uae, LuLu Group International, First Gulf Bank, Abu Dhabi Airports, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, ADQ, Form Digital Bank, First Gulf Bank First Abu Dhabi Bank, ADQ First Abu Dhabi Bank the United Arab Emirates


Egypt’s El Gouna Fest Hopes to Jump Start Region’s Cinema

Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival, which shifted its dates from September to an October slot, will mark a moment of post COVID-19 restart for the Arab film industry, while also seeking to reinvigorate the region’s international ties after the pandemic. Barring complications, the ambitious event, now in its fourth edition, “will be the first festival in […]
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Biden's plan to revive Iran talks could calm the Middle East – but on Israel he and Trump largely agree

When the Taliban recently voiced its hope that Donald Trump would win a second term because he would withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, it was a reminder that the 2020 U.S. election has big implications for the Middle East – and, by consequence, for American national security.Foreign policy barely registers on Americans’ election agenda this year in a race dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, economic woes and structural racism. Nonetheless, the United States’ global role is on the ballot ...
Tags: News, Obama, Saudi Arabia, Islamic State, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Barack Obama, Turkey, Iran, Cnn, Afghanistan, United States, Egypt, Taliban


Egypt says another trove of ancient coffins found in Saqqara

Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed another trove of ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo, authorities said Monday. The Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said in a statement that archaeologists found the collection of colorful, sealed sarcophagi buried more than 2,500 years ago at the Saqqara necropolis. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said more than 80 coffins were found.
Tags: News, Egypt, Cairo, Saqqara, Mostafa Waziri, Supreme Council of Antiquities, Tourism and Antiquities Ministry


"Blood bath."

I'm reading "Has Trump Drawn the Water for a ‘Republican Blood Bath’?/And if he has, what should Biden do with his first term?" (NYT), a conversation between Gail Collins and Bret Stephens, which ends: Bret: Oh, and speaking of the Senate: Did you hear Nebraska’s Ben Sasse tear into Trump during that phone call with his constituents? Too little, too late, in my view, though it’s always nice to hear what Republicans really think of their favorite president. Gail: Yeah, thanks to Sasse we can poin...
Tags: London, Law, Senate, Metaphor, Egypt, Nebraska, Biden, Blood, Cincinnati, Trump, Bret Stephens, Gail, Gail Collins, Ben Sasse, Ann Althouse, Sasse


African players in Europe: Red-letter day for 100-goal Salah

Paris (AFP) – Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah became the third fastest Liverpool player to reach 100 goals by putting the Reds ahead a second time in a drawn Merseyside thriller against Everton at the weekend.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Europe, Sport, Soccer, Egypt, Liverpool, Paris, Everton, Merseyside, Reds, Mohamed Salah, Afp, Salah


#AbuDhabi's ADQ to invest $1 billion to help retailer Lulu expand in Egypt | Reuters

Abu Dhabi's ADQ to invest $1 billion to help retailer Lulu expand in Egypt | Reuters:  ADQ, a holding company owned by the Abu Dhabi government, said on Monday it has signed an agreement with regional retailer Lulu International to help fund its expansion in Egypt with an investment of up to $1 billion.  ADQ and Lulu will work to develop up to 30 hypermarkets and 100 express mini-market stores, as well as logistics hubs, distribution and fulfilment centres to strengthen the retailer’s e-commer...
Tags: Travel, Egypt, Lulu, Abu Dhabi, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abu Dhabi Government, Mohamed Hassan al Suwaidi, ADQ, Lulu International


Mideast Stock Markets Trade Mixed With Oil in Focus: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Mideast Stock Markets Trade Mixed With Oil in Focus: Inside EM - Bloomberg:The main equities gauge in Riyadh climbed while those in Kuwait and Abu Dhabi fell after leaders from Russia and Saudi Arabia discussed the OPEC+ agreement over the weekend and indicated further cooperation to support oil prices.The Tadawul All Share Index climbed as much as 0.5% on Sunday in Riyadh, trimming its increase at the close to 0.1%. Gauges in Oman, Qatar and Israel also gained, while those in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Israel, Americas, Opec, Bloomberg, Egypt, Kremlin, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey