egypt http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19985/all en Iran calls for UN to intervene in UK riots http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-casbah/iran-calls-un-intervene-uk-riots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Filled with glee, Iran has condemned Britain’s handling of the UK riots and other regimes battling uprisings have chimed in. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Annasofie Flamand </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has leapt at the opportunity to chide the British government over its handling of recent <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110807/massive-riot-sweeps-london">riots in major UK cities</a> which pitched police against angry mobs of youth looting, burning, robbing and creating havoc after the fatal shooting of a young man in north London.</p> <p> Iran has gone all out in its effort to get back at the UK government&rsquo;s regular condemnation of Iran&rsquo;s dismal human rights records, in particular its brutal crushing of protesters after the disputed 2009 elections.</p> <p> As well as calling for the <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/10/uk-riots-iran-un-mahmoud-ahmadinejad.">UN Security Council to intervene</a> over the British government&rsquo;s handling of the riots, Iran has offered to send a team of experts to investigate potential human rights abuses.</p> <p> His proposal met by stony silence from the UN, Ahmadinejad criticized the international body saying: &ldquo;What else should happen for the Security Council to react and condemn one of its own members?&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;If one percent of this happens in countries that oppose the West, they scream until they are hoarse,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p> Ahmadinejad denounced the British government for its &quot;violent suppression&quot; of the protesters on state radio and called for an end to what he described as the &quot;killing and brutal beating&quot; of &quot;the opposition&quot; angry with the government&#39;s financial policies.</p> <p> &quot;The real opposition are the people who are beaten up and killed on the streets of London, those whose voices are not heard by anyone,&quot; he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-casbah/iran-calls-un-intervene-uk-riots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Britain egypt Iran riot Syria World Leaders Diplomacy Middle East The Casbah Fri, 12 Aug 2011 15:33:00 +0000 Annasofie Flamand 5673037 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey's Erdogan praises Arab democracy while on North Africa tour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/turkey/110915/turkey-israel-recep-tayyip-erdogan-tunisia-egypt-north-africa <p> &quot;The success of the electoral process in Tunisia will show the world that democracy and Islam can go together,&quot; Turkey&#39;s prime minister said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/turkey/110915/turkey-israel-recep-tayyip-erdogan-tunisia-egypt-north-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> egypt Tunisia World Leaders Diplomacy Israel and Palestine Turkey Thu, 15 Sep 2011 17:57:42 +0000 News Desk 5675428 at http://www.globalpost.com Egyptians optimistic for future http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/columnists/111027/egyptians-optimistic-future <p> DEAD SEA &mdash; After witnessing a revolution that disposed of long-time president, Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians say the future is bright.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/columnists/111027/egyptians-optimistic-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columnists Egypt egypt Middle East Opinion Sun, 30 Oct 2011 13:12:00 +0000 Tom Fenton 5679448 at http://www.globalpost.com The Futurists: Egypt's First Female Presidential Candidate http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5681023 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jon Jensen </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Bothaina Kamel says she&#39;s running for president to give voice to the many women who participated in Egypt&#39;s&nbsp;revolution.&nbsp;The GlobalPost reporting series &quot;The Futurists&quot; is brought to you in partnership with <a href="http://ad.doubleclick.net/clk;247629356;41126634;k?http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/homepage.html">Intel(R)</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" border="0" src="http://ad.doubleclick.net/ad/hgn.globalpost/;campaign=intelglobalpost2;sz=1x1;ord=[timestamp]?" /></p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="Video: Will Egypt&#039;s Next President Be Female?" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/944e0cee84ab9-original_0.jpg?1320962045" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:11:22 16:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("944e0cee84ab9", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Bothaina Kamel Egypt egypt female president The Futurists Video Tue, 22 Nov 2011 21:00:00 +0000 Jon Jensen 5681023 at http://www.globalpost.com Powerland Cairo: Trash Talking http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5683106 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turning waste into energy</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jon Jensen </div> </div> </div> <p> Cairo &mdash; Hanna Fathy, 28, enthusiastically pushes food scraps into his kitchen drain. When he looks at the pink paste that gathers in a bucket under his sink, he doesn&rsquo;t see trash, he sees a source of renewable power.</p> <p> He carries the slop to the roof of his home in a slum east of the city, and pours it into an old storage barrel.</p> <p> &nbsp;&ldquo;We can use the same organic waste that we&rsquo;ve already paid money for when we bought it as food, to make energy and save the environment from using fossil fuels,&rdquo; Fathy said.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="Powerland Cairo: Talking Trash" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/3abecc4576dbd-original.jpg?1322789313" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:12:01 19:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("3abecc4576dbd", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5683106" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt egypt green energy Powerland renewable energy solar power Video Fri, 02 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Jon Jensen 5683106 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain: A bit of good economic news http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/spain-bit-good-economic-news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tourism revenues were up significantly in 2011 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Despite the trouble and strife around the world last year Spain&#39;s tourism industry recorded very solid growth. In fact it is because of the trouble and strife that Spain&#39;s tourist numbers went up by 8.1 percent.</p> <p> The political unrest across North Africa meant that European sun worshippers forsook Tunisian and Egyptian beaches for Spanish ones.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/spain-bit-good-economic-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canary Islands egypt Home Ibiza Majorca Minorca Regions Spain Tourism Travel/Tourism Tunisia Europe Culture & Lifestyle Spain Europa Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:33:22 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5687062 at http://www.globalpost.com Mohamed ElBaradei pulls out of Egyptian election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120114/mohamed-elbaradei-pulls-out-egyptian-election <p> ElBaradei announced he was withdrawing because of the current military rule.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120114/mohamed-elbaradei-pulls-out-egyptian-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt egypt Hosni Mubarak Mohamed ElBaradei Sat, 14 Jan 2012 19:22:52 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5687417 at http://www.globalpost.com Egyptian protesters killed in unrest over deadly football riot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120203/egyptian-protesters-killed-unrest-over-football-riot- <p> &quot;We received two corpses of protesters shot dead by live ammunition,&quot; a Suez-based doctor says.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120203/egyptian-protesters-killed-unrest-over-football-riot-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt egypt Fri, 03 Feb 2012 11:31:00 +0000 Hélène Hofman 5690222 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt releases Australian journalist, US student and translator http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120213/egypt-releases-australian-journalist-us-student-and-t <p> The arrests are part of &quot;a disturbing pattern of attacks and harassment of media&quot; in Egypt, says the Committee to Protect Journalists</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120213/egypt-releases-australian-journalist-us-student-and-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt egypt journalists media freedom Mon, 13 Feb 2012 23:33:00 +0000 Hélène Hofman 5691587 at http://www.globalpost.com Muslim Brotherhood threatens Israel peace treaty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120217/muslim-brotherhood-threatens-israel-peace-treaty-revi <p> Relations between Egypt and the United States reached new lows this week as members of the Muslim Brotherhood threaten to review the country&#39;s peace treaty with Israel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120217/muslim-brotherhood-threatens-israel-peace-treaty-revi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt egypt Muslim Brotherhood Middle East Fri, 17 Feb 2012 20:46:41 +0000 Alexander Besant 5692283 at http://www.globalpost.com New Israeli ambassador to Egypt takes office, solidifying ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120227/new-israeli-ambassador-egypt-takes-office-solidifying-ties <p> Yaacov Amitai&nbsp;replaces Yitzhak Levanon, who was evacuated from Cairo in September along with the rest of the mission&rsquo;s staff and their families after rioters stormed the Israeli embassy following the shooting of an Egyptian policeman on the Israel/Egypt border.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120227/new-israeli-ambassador-egypt-takes-office-solidifying-ties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Egypt egypt Israel and Palestine Middle East Politics Diplomacy Politics Israel and Palestine Middle East Mon, 27 Feb 2012 23:25:49 +0000 Luke Browne 5693761 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain orders extradition of Mubarak associate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120302/spain-orders-extradition-mubarak-associate <p> Spain&rsquo;s National Court has ordered the extradition to Egypt of businessman Hussein Salem, a close associate of ousted President Hosni Mubarak accused of corruption and fraud.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120302/spain-orders-extradition-mubarak-associate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt egypt Middle East Middle East Fri, 02 Mar 2012 19:16:08 +0000 Luke Browne 5694387 at http://www.globalpost.com Twin blasts hit Egypt gas pipeline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120306/twin-blasts-hit-egypt-gas-pipeline The attacks are blamed on Islamist militants taking advantage of a post-revolution security vacuum. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120306/twin-blasts-hit-egypt-gas-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt egypt Israel and Palestine Energy Israel and Palestine Middle East Tue, 06 Mar 2012 11:52:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5694757 at http://www.globalpost.com Hong Kong dentist helping to uncover the mysteries of the Pyramids http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120308/hong-kong-dentist-helping-uncover-the-mysteries-the-p <p> A Hong Kong-based dentist by day and inventor by night, Ng Tz--chuen, will be part of a team studying the secrets still hidden in the narrow passageways of the Pyramids of Giza</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120308/hong-kong-dentist-helping-uncover-the-mysteries-the-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt egypt Hong Kong Innovation Thu, 08 Mar 2012 22:35:23 +0000 Alexander Besant 5695301 at http://www.globalpost.com Sinai Bedouin lift siege on peacekeepers' camp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120316/sinai-bedouin-lift-siege-peacekeepers-camp <p> The Bedouins had blockaded the Multinational Force and Observers mission to pressure the Egyptian government to release their brethren who they claim were unfairly convicted for bombing attacks on popular tourist spots in Taba in 2004, at Sharm Al Sheikh the following year, and Dahab in 2006.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120316/sinai-bedouin-lift-siege-peacekeepers-camp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt egypt Middle East Middle East Fri, 16 Mar 2012 17:38:05 +0000 Luke Browne 5696405 at http://www.globalpost.com