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'Logging' Is the Revolting New Poop Craze That Must. Stop. Now.

Poop ruins everything. And at the Holiday Village Red Sea resort in Egypt, it's ruining everyone's vacations. Because British tourists (probably members of One Direction) are finding fun and merriment by relieving themselves of their lunch in the still blue waters of the resort pools. Is it a trend? Well, the hotel is… » 8/12/14 4:30pm 8/12/14 4:30pm

John Oliver Reveals the Disturbingly High Rate of FGM in Egypt

Last week, there were reports that ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) was requiring all women living in the city of Mosul, Iraq to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). The alarming news has since been called into question, however, as John Oliver pointed out on Last Week Tonight, FGM is still widely practiced… » 7/28/14 2:00pm 7/28/14 2:00pm

Virginia Man Claims Kingdom So His Daughter Can Be a Real Princess

Nuzzled right in between Egypt and Sudan lies Bi'r Tawil a 2060 sq km unclaimed territory that was the result of a colonial-era border discrepancy. Bi'r Tawil is one of the last remaining unclaimed territories in the world—that is, until a Virginia man took it upon himself to trek out there and lay claim to the… » 7/12/14 5:22pm 7/12/14 5:22pm

Egyptian President Apologizes to Sexual Assault Victim, Pledges Action

Following the mass sexual assault of a woman in Egypt’s crowded Tahir Square during his inaugural celebration on Sunday, newly elected President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi apologized to the victim personally and took a stand. Sisi visited the unnamed woman in the hospital this week, with cameras in tow, and sent a message… » 6/12/14 1:20pm 6/12/14 1:20pm

Egypt Tries Doctor for Female Genital Mutilation in Landmark Case

Female genital mutilation (FGM)—the horrifying practice of modifying or removing various parts of female genitalia for non-medical purposes that are somewhere in the no man's land between cultural and religious reasons—has been outlawed in Egypt since 2007. Given the prevalence of the practice, however, many families… » 3/16/14 12:00pm 3/16/14 12:00pm

21 Egyptian Women Released from Jail After Harsh Sentences Appealed

Following news earlier that a court in Alexandria would be hearing the appeal of the 14 Egyptian women sentenced to 11 years in jail for their peaceful pro-Mohamed Morsi demonstration, Egyptian authorities released those women, along with seven girls who were initially ordered to be held until they turned 18. » 12/08/13 12:30pm 12/08/13 12:30pm

Egyptian Women Sentenced to 11 Years for Peaceful Protest Get Appeal

On December 7, a court in Alexandria is scheduled to hear an appeal from fourteen women who were sentenced to 11 years in jail following their participation in a peaceful pro-Morsi demonstration. Another appeal by seven girls who were arrested at the same protest — all of whom are under 18, the youngest of whom is 15… » 12/02/13 12:30pm 12/02/13 12:30pm

Writer/Activist Mona Eltahawy Speaks about Sexual Violence and Healing

Egyptian-American writer, activist and public speaker Mona Eltahawy — a strong, inspiring, fearless women who became known for her work bridging the hermeneutic divide between Egypt and the West — gave a TED Talk yesterday on the topic of healing. Specifically, she discusses the process through which she physically,… » 11/07/13 4:00pm 11/07/13 4:00pm

Despite Decline, Female Genital Mutilation Is Still a Horrific Reality

Though the horrific practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is seeing a global decline, a new report by the United Nations Children's Fund has found that it is "almost universal" in certain countries, with 98 percent of girls and women from ages 15-49 having undergone the torturous "tradition" in Somalia. As many… » 7/23/13 1:50pm 7/23/13 1:50pm

Grassroots Group Fights Back Against Sexual Assaults in Tahrir Square

As the massive protests against Egypt's President Muhammad Morsi continue, one group has emerged in response the shocking number of sexual assaults that have been reported out of Tahrir Square since the beginning of the most recent wave of uprisings. Tahrir Bodyguard was formed in December 2012 as coalition of men… » 7/04/13 12:00pm 7/04/13 12:00pm

Nearly 100 Women Were Sexually Assaulted in Tahrir Square This Week

Almost 100 women were sexually assaulted in Cairo’s Tahrir Square during the past four days of protests against Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, according to Human Rights Watch. It's unclear whether most of the rapist mobs are trying to scare women off from joining the protests and give the anti-government… » 7/03/13 9:40am 7/03/13 9:40am

Female Foreign Journalist Gang-Raped in Horrific Tahrir Square Attack

Egyptian media are reporting that a Dutch journalist was raped by several men in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday. According to a post from Sunday on the Facebook page of Dina Zakaria, an Egyptian journalist, "her condition is severe and she is hospitalized." Ynetnews reports today that a state hospital issued a… » 7/01/13 1:20pm 7/01/13 1:20pm

Jon Stewart on Egypt's Daily Show Might Be the Answer to World Peace

Jon Stewart might be absent from the American version of The Daily Show, but that doesn't mean he's missing from the franchise entirely. Stewart recently found himself on the other side of the desk (and the other side of the globe) when he was a guest on Bernameg — Egypt's own version of The Daily Show, hosted by the… » 6/24/13 12:05pm 6/24/13 12:05pm

Summer Was the Official Fuck Season for Ancient Egyptians

A sexy new study involving beautifully preserved corpses at an ancient Egyptian cemetery in the Dakhleh Oasis revealed some sexy insight into the sex lives of sex-crazed Egyptians: they enjoyed having procreative, penis + vagina = new person sex in July and August, when the temperatures in the Dakhelh Oasis can soar… » 5/19/13 12:00pm 5/19/13 12:00pm