10 Lesser-Known Egyptian Gods That Are Absolutely Terrifying

Egyptian mythology has a lot of gods. Some of them have loomed large in pop culture and the public imagination: Ra, Apophis, Anubis, Isis, Bast, Osiris, etc. Some are far more obscure. But that in no way diminishes how scary they are. Here are 10 absolutely terrifying Egyptian gods that you might not have heard of. »2/17/15 1:09pm

​Doctor Acquitted in Egypt's Very First Female Genital Mutilation Trial

Earlier this year, Egypt broke some serious ground by arresting Dr. Raslan Fadl and charging him for manslaughter of Sohair al-Bata'a, a 12-year-old girl who died while he was performing a female genital mutilation (FGM) operation on her. Many hoped the case would deter both family members and doctors from continuing… »11/22/14 12:30pm

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

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

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