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The Spectacular Golden Parade Of The Mummified Pharaohs

“Crowds gathered on Saturday to witness the multimillion-dollar spectacle of 18 kings and four queens making the 7km journey (four miles) from the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo’s Tahrir Square to … their new home in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation.” – Al Jazeera
Tags: Art, Cairo, Visual, Tahrir Square, 04.03.21


22 ancient Pharaoh mummies encased in glass pods and riding gold war chariots paraded through Egypt's capital in a spectacular procession

General view of a parade at a ceremony of a transfer of royal mummies in Cairo, Egypt, on April 3, 2021, i Host Broadcaster/Reuters TV More than 20 of Egypt's ancient royal mummies were transported to a new museum on Saturday. Among them were the notable mummies of Seti I, Ahmose-Nefertari, and Ramses II. They were transported to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in special capsules. See more stories on Insider's business page. A grand parade displaying 22 of Egypt'...
Tags: Africa, Trends, Egypt, Al Jazeera, Cairo, American University, Reuters, Cairo Egypt, Pharoah, Tahrir Square, Europe Middle East, New Kingdom, Tahrir, Zahi Hawass, National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Ikram


22 ancient royal mummies encased in glass pods will be paraded through Egypt's capital as they head to a new home

Men pass in front of poster for pharaohs golden parade in Cairo, Egypt, on April 1, 2021. Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters More than 20 of Egypt's ancient royal mummies will be transported to a new museum on Saturday. Among them are the notable mummies of Seti I, Ahmose-Nefertari, and Ramses II. They will be transported to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in special capsules. See more stories on Insider's business page. A grand parade displaying more than a dozen of Egypt&...
Tags: Africa, Trends, Bbc, Egypt, Al Jazeera, Seti, Cairo, American University, Reuters, Cairo Egypt, Tahrir Square, Europe Middle East, Mohamed Abd El Ghany Reuters, New Kingdom, Zahi Hawass, National Museum of Egyptian Civilization


Reverberate, episode 3: the call and response that changed Cairo – podcast

Ten years ago the Arab spring spread into north Africa’s biggest country as more than a million Egyptians, enraged by police brutality and a collapsing economy, took over Tahrir Square – the heart of Cairo’s police state. It was Ramy Essam’s moment. In a remarkable communion with the crowd, his spine-tingling song, Irhal, became the rallying cry for an entire generation. And when the dictator Hosni Mubarak resigned, they couldn’t believe their success – but nor could they predict what would happ...
Tags: Music, Protest, Africa, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Cairo, Hosni Mubarak, Tahrir Square, Ramy, Ramy Essam, Mona Seif, Irhal


'I will never give up': Egypt's exiles still dream of democracy

Those who rose up against dictatorship believe their example will inspire another generationTen years ago they were overthrowing Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak. Now they are in exile in Britain, under threat of imprisonment by the military regime. For Cairo’s revolutionaries, it has been a long journey of high hopes and broken dreams.“I was part of a historical moment,” says Sayed, 39. He was working in the Middle East in December 2010 when Mohamed Bouazizi, a street vendor in Tunisia, set hims...
Tags: Africa, World news, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Middle East, Global development, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Tunisia, Cairo, Hosni Mubarak, Tahrir Square, Mohamed Bouazizi, Sayed


The Guardian view on the Arab Spring, a decade on: a haunting legacy | Editorial

High hopes in the region soon turned to exhaustion and despair. But the movement is not overIt is sometimes said that the Chinese premier Zhou Enlai, when asked in 1972 about the influence of the French Revolution, replied: “Too soon to tell.” Though the tale is apocryphal – he was referring to the student revolts of 1968 – it reminds us that the world’s great events may look quite different from another temporal perspective.In January 2011, Tunisia’s Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was toppled by prote...
Tags: Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Tunisia, Yemen, Arab and Middle East unrest, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Hosni Mubarak, Tahrir Square, Zhou Enlai


New to Stream: OVID’s February 2021 Movie Lineup

New to Stream: OVID’s February 2021 Movie Lineup OVID.tv, the curated streaming destination for documentaries and art-house films, has announced its February streaming lineup! OVID exclusives next month include Rogier Kappers’ Emmy nominated documentary Lomax the Songhunter, two films by Romanian director Radu Jude titled I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians and Aferim!, as well as Tsai Ming-liang’s Rebels of the Neon God, The Hole, and much more. You can learn more about thes...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Japan, New York, Hollywood, Movies, France, Nazis, Iraq, Berlin, Nigeria, Africa, US, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, America


Safety first? Considering protest reasoning 10 years on from the Arab Spring

Ten years ago, masses marched to Midan Tahrir in Cairo, triggering a protest movement that resulted in the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. “People are fed up of Mubarak and of his dictatorship and of his torture chambers and of his failed economic policies,” an Egyptian blogger told al-Jazeera at the time: “If Mubarak is not overthrown tomorrow then it will be the day after. If it’s not the day after it’s going to be next week.”Ten years later, Mubarak is gone, but the country remains un...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, Eu, History, Egypt, Middle East, Protests, Al Jazeera, Mubarak, Tunisia, Arab Spring, Cairo, Social Sciences, Hosni Mubarak, Abdel Fattah al Sisi


I watched Egypt's bloody struggle for democracy that began in Tahrir Square 10 years ago today. Here's my diary of 18 days that shook the world.

A composite image showing crowds in Tahrir Square, February 2011; Inset shows Mia Jankowicz (R) during a sit-in in the square in July 2011. Pedro Ugarte/AFP via Getty Images/Ramy Rasmy (inset) 10 years ago, I was in Cairo when the revolution broke out.  Over 18 days, Egyptians protested and brought down President Hosni Mubarak.  This is my diary of what I saw and did over 18 days that were by turns violent and euphoric. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On January 25, 201...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Protest, Washington Post, Iraq, Time, Barack Obama, Trends, Bbc, Getty Images, Hillary Clinton, Egypt, Amsterdam, News UK, Cbs, Mubarak


'The release of six decades of fear': Egypt's lost revolution

25 January 2011 marked the start of Hosni Mubarak’s fall but also moves by the military to take overIn the centre of the place where it all began, Mansour Mohammed manned a tarpaulin-covered stall on the only green grass among miles of concrete and asphalt. For 10 days he ate and slept huddled with strangers bound together by burgeoning rage and revolt all around. Enormous crowds heaved and surged – roaring their demands for change in a call that resounded through Tahrir Square in Cairo. “I’ll n...
Tags: Protest, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Cairo, Hosni Mubarak, Tahrir Square, Mansour Mohammed


Young people in Iraq have been protesting for civil rights and a better economy for more than a year - here's what it looks like on the ground

Sofia Nitti for Business Insider Weekly Young people in Iraq are protesting for civil rights, a solution to record-high unemployment, and an end to government corruption.  Experts fear poverty levels in Iraq could reach as high as 40% this year. We visited Baghdad to speak with young protesters who are fighting for a better Iraq. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For the past year, young Iraqis have been protesting in the streets. They are demanding civil rights, a s...
Tags: Politics, News, Iraq, US, Trends, Turkey, United States, Baghdad, Riyadh, Jiyad, Tahrir Square, Adel Abdul Mahdi, Abu Ghraib, Moosa, Iraq Among, Sajad Jiyad


Egyptian Auteur Yousry Nasrallah on New Project ‘The Legend of Zeineb and Noah’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Yousry Nasrallah (pictured) is among Egypt’s most highly regarded filmmakers, known for depicting his country’s social and political complexities in multi-layered movies such as “Gate of the Sun” (2004), “Aquarium” (2008) and “After the Battle” (2012), a meditation on the Tahrir Square revolution. He is now working on magical realism/coming-of-age drama “The Legend of Zeineb and […]
Tags: News, Global, Noah, Egypt, Markets & Festivals, Tahrir Square, Yousry Nasrallah, Cairo Film Connection, The Legend of Zeinab and Noah, Zeineb


Sundance Now Unveils December TV & Movie Slate

Sundance Now Unveils December TV & Movie Slate Sundance Now has revealed their December slate, including four exclusive premieres: The timely and gripping drama The Commons starring Joanne Froggatt, the award-winning political drama Total Control created by and starring Oscar nominee Rachel Griffiths and Deborah Mailman, the foreign language period spy drama Shadow Lines, and the high-stakes insider trading British drama Cleaning Up starring Sheridan Smith. You can check out the full lineup b...
Tags: UK, TV, Downton Abbey, Movies, Australia, Washington, America, Canary Wharf, Prague, Canada, United States, Oscar, Moscow, TV News, Manhattan, Finland


Iraq's Crumbling Economy Is Becoming a Threat to OPEC - Bloomberg

Iraq's Crumbling Economy Is Becoming a Threat to OPEC - Bloomberg From his third-floor office in eastern Baghdad, Iraqi Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar can see the rowdy protesters below as they march toward Tahrir Square, the symbolic heart of Iraq’s latest uprising.On Sunday, thousands of Iraqis again gathered with national flags at the square, across the Tigris river from the heavily-fortified Green Zone, where the U.S. has its embassy. Their list of grievances was long: corrupt politicians, ...
Tags: Travel, Iraq, Opec, Tahrir Square, Green Zone, Tigris, Abdul Jabbar, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, OPEC Bloomberg, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar


Believers in Iraq face new challenges with fewer options

Iraq (MNN) -- Senior officials met in Washington this week to discuss the future of U.S.-Iraq ties. The in-person meetings are a follow-up to virtual sessions in June. On Wednesday , Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who announced a $204 million humanitarian aid package and ongoing support. Meetings between Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and President Donald Trump took place yesterday . Iraqi protests in Tahrir Square on October 25, ...
Tags: Hope, Washington, Iraq, US, Iran, Ap, Jesus, Donald Trump, Lebanon, Christ, Fuad Hussein, Tahrir Square, Voice of the Martyrs Canada, Greg Musselman, Musselman, VOM Canada


Believers press on despite Iraq instability

Iraq (MNN) -- Record-setting summer heat and government incompetence are taking a toll on Iraq. Two people were killed by security forces in Baghdad last week while protesting power cuts. “What I'm hearing from people on the ground is frustration and disappointment with the situation in the country,” Jane* from the prayer ministry Cry Out says. “The instability that has always been part of Iraq is continuing, and, although there are glimpses of hope, there’s still the underlying concer...
Tags: Iraq, Jesus, Baghdad, Jane, Tahrir Square, Mustafa al Kadhimi, Chaldean Archdiocese of Erbil Adiabene


How Social Media Took Us From Tahrir Square to Donald Trump (MIT Technology Review)

To understand how digital technologies went from instruments for spreading democracy to weapons for attacking it, you have to look beyond the technologies themselves. Canary Trap is a platform for exclusive, well-researched, and objective information relating to intelligence, terrorism, corruption and politico-security matters.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Publishing, Activism, Social Media, Donald Trump, Tahrir Square, MIT Technology Review, Canary Trap, Media Analysis, Zeynep Tufekci, Disinformation, Online Activism, Narrative Building, Online Protests, US presidential polls


Archaeologists Cry Foul As Egypt Moves Ancient Sphinxes Into Tahrir Square

“Officials from Egypt’s antiquities ministry recently announced that [four] ram-headed sphinxes had been taken from the Karnak temple in Luxor to the capital’s busy traffic roundabout, where they have joined a pink granite obelisk.” Egyptologists say that the sculptures will be damaged by Cairo’s air pollution, while government critics say it’s a move to erase Tahrir Square’s recent history as a protest site. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Egypt, Luxor, Cairo, Visual, Tahrir Square, Karnak, 05.07.20


Egyptologists attack transfer of sphinxes to Tahrir Square

Site will expose sphinxes to air pollution and obscure Egypt’s recent protest history, say criticsThe transfer of four sandstone sphinxes to Tahrir Square in Cairo will expose them to intense heat and air pollution and amounts to an attempt to erase Egypt’s recent history, Egyptologists and academics have said.Officials from Egypt’s antiquities ministry recently announced that the ram-headed sphinxes had been taken from the Karnak temple in Luxor to the capital’s busy traffic roundabout, where t...
Tags: Africa, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Museums, Luxor, Cairo, Tahrir Square, Karnak


Amnesty: "Security Forces Deliberately Killed Protesters"

By Amnesty International. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq: 3D reconstruction shows security forces deliberately killed protesters An exclusive new visual investigation by Amnesty International and SITU Research shows that Iraqi security forces intended to kill or severely maim dozens of protesters when they fired military-style grenades directly into crowds on the streets of Baghdad from last October onwards....
Tags: News, Iraq, Amnesty International, Iraq Business News, Baghdad, Amnesty International Source, Tahrir Square, SITU Research, Amnesty International Any, Jimhouriya Bridge


Palestinians in Iraq protest to have Rights Restored

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Palestinians in Iraq protesting to have their rights restored Palestinians living in Iraq have taken to Tahrir Square in Baghdad alongside Iraqi demonstrators to fight for their rights as refugees. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) decided Feb. 11 to stop paying housing allowances for nearly 30 Palestinian households in I...
Tags: News, Iraq, United Nations, Iraq Business News, UNHCR, Baghdad, Iraq BusinessNews com Post, Tahrir Square, Adnan Abu Zeed


Hosni Mubarak obituary

Ruthless autocrat who hung on to power in Egypt for more than 30 yearsHosni Mubarak, who has died aged 91, was a stubborn and uninspiring dictator who clung to power as president of Egypt for three decades. He was periodically challenged by would-be rivals and survived at least six assassination attempts until he finally stepped down at the dramatic height of the Arab spring protests in February 2011, subsequently facing trial and imprisonment as the consequences of his country’s faltering revol...
Tags: Africa, Israel, World news, US news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Mubarak, Arab and Middle East unrest, Muslim Brotherhood, Cairo, Hosni Mubarak, Tahrir Square


Egypt’s Former President Hosni Mubarak Dies at 91

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian leader who for nearly 30 years was the resolute face of stability in the Middle East, died on Tuesday, the country’s state television said, ending his days after a swift and ignominious tumble from power in the Arab world’s pro-democracy upheaval. He was 91. Throughout his rule, he was a stalwart U.S. ally, a bullwark against Islamic militancy and guardian of Egypt’s peace with Israel. But to the tens of thousands of young Egyptians who rallied for 18 days of unp...
Tags: News, Israel, Uncategorized, Egypt, Middle East, Mubarak, Tunisia, Cairo, Hosni Mubarak, Tahrir Square, Overnight, Onetime


'I just wanted to die': the torture of an Iraqi protester

How a campaign of kidnapping, intimidation and killings is being used to try to quell uprisingAs the sun began to set, the evening of 14 December seemed destined to be no different to any other for Hayder, a former military medic in Baghdad. After leaving the protest camp in Tahrir Square, where he had been treating the wounds of injured anti-government demonstrators, he went out for dinner with friends in the neighbouring district of Karrada.Like thousands of other young Iraqis, Hayder first to...
Tags: Iraq, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Torture, Baghdad, Tahrir Square, Hayder, Karrada


Is Muqtada al-Sadr Losing Influence in Iraq?

By Dr Renad Mansour, for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After Latest Turn, is Muqtada al-Sadr Losing Influence in Iraq? The populist cleric has repositioned himself in Iraqi politics multiple times, but his recent shift against youth-led protestors may signal his decline as an autonomous political force. Following the US strike on Qassem Solaimani and Abu Mehdi al-Muhandis, populist cleric Muqtada...
Tags: News, Iraq, US, Iraq Business News, Baghdad, Iraq BusinessNews com Post, Muqtada al Sadr, Tahrir Square, Chatham House, Renad Mansour, Muqtada al Sadr Losing Influence, Qassem Solaimani, Abu Mehdi


Iraqi Capital Sees First Snowfall in Over a Decade

(BAGHDAD) — Iraq’s capital of Baghdad awoke on Tuesday to a sight not seen in over a decade — their city covered in snow. It was a rare moment of respite during which residents took selfies and children played in parks, lobbing snowballs before the fluffy flakes disappeared and the white cover dissolved into grey puddles. Iraq has grappled with months of unrest, beginning with an anti-government protest movement which engulfed the country in October, and the U.S. killing of a top Iranian ge...
Tags: News, Iraq, Uncategorized, Iran, Baghdad, Muqtada al Sadr, Tahrir Square, Baghdad Iraq, al Sadr, Onetime, Aymen Ahmed


Protests Swell despite Clash with Sadrist Supporters

By Gilgamesh Nabeel for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After withdrawing his support for the protests, controversial populist Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his followers back to Tahrir Square Feb. 1, where his supporters clashed with demonstrators and forcibly took over the main part of Tahrir Square as well as the Turkish Restaurant that has been under control of the protesters. The nomina...
Tags: News, Iraq, Iran, Iraq Business News, Iraq BusinessNews com Post, Muqtada al Sadr, Sadr, Tahrir Square, Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, Gilgamesh Nabeel, Baghdad Click


Protesters demand UN Protection from State Violence

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi protesters demand UN protection from violence of authorities Iraqi protesters are seeking greater international attention to both their cause and attacks by security forces and armed groups, even at one point displaying a large United Nations flag at the Turkish restaurant at Tahrir Square; the restaurant was seized Feb. 1 by supporters of...
Tags: News, Iraq, United Nations, Un, Iraq Business News, Iraq BusinessNews com Post, Muqtada al Sadr, Tahrir Square, Omar al Jaffal, UN Protection


At Iraq protests, a cleric's tweets split his followers

Sporting their signature blue caps, the men marched triumphantly through Baghdad's protest camp. The die-hard followers of firebrand cleric Moqtada Sadr were back in Tahrir Square, and they wanted everyone to know it. Sadr, an enigmatic Shiite cleric who shot to prominence years ago by battling US occupation troops with his notorious Mahdi Army, has built a cult-like following across Iraq and controls the largest parliamentary bloc.
Tags: News, Iraq, US, Baghdad, Sadr, Tahrir Square, Moqtada Sadr, Mahdi Army


Iraqi Unrest Persists as Protesters Reject Designated Premier

(Bloomberg) -- The nomination of a new Iraqi prime minister failed to defuse months of deadly protests, with demonstrations persisting in Baghdad and other cities on Sunday.“The escalation in the protest squares will continue,” said protester Ayad al-Rumi, speaking in a phone call from Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, the main site of the capital’s demonstrations, where hundreds gathered. People also rallied in Basra, Nasiriya, Karbala and Diwaniya in south and central Iraq.Mohammed Tawfik Allawi was de...
Tags: News, Washington, Islamic State, Iraq, Opec, Bloomberg, Iran, Baghdad, Human Rights Commission, Jiyad, Tahrir Square, Andrew Davis, Hasan, Adil Abd Al Mahdi, Diwaniya, Sylvia Westall