Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Middle East | At Egypt’s Tourism Gems, Animal Abuse Is an Ugly Flaw The rampant mistreatment of horses, camels and donkeys at major attractions like the pyramids of Giza has prompted calls for visitors to boycott rides. At the pyramids complex at Giza, Egypt, emaciated horses strained to pull buggies loaded with tourists up and down a steep slope. Credit Credit Heba Khamis for The New York Times Supported by ByDeclan Walsh April 13, 2019 CAIRO — A trip to the storied pyramids of Giza was supposed to be a highlight of Noémi Haszon’s Egyptian vacation. But minutes later, the Hungarian tourist had retreated into her tour bus, shaken and revolted by what she had witnessed. Inside the pyramids complex, emaciated horses panted and strained as they pulled buggies loaded with tourists up a steep slope. Drivers whipped them to … [Read more...] about At Egypt’s Tourism Gems, Animal Abuse Is an Ugly Flaw
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Brian Rohan, Associated Press Updated 12:11 pm CST, Monday, January 14, 2019 Israel Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Egypt has hosted its first ever regional gas forum, with several government delegations attending including the Israeli Energy Minister in the first such official visit since its 2011 Arab Spring uprising. less Israel Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Egypt has hosted its first ever regional gas forum, with several government ... more Photo: Amr Nabil, AP Photo: Amr Nabil, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Israel Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, speaks during an interview … [Read more...] about Egypt launches regional gas forum, including Israel in fold
Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press Updated 10:42 am PST, Sunday, January 6, 2019 In this Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 photo, a forensic investigator uses equipment at the site where a policeman was killed trying to defuse an explosive device, near a church in a residential district of Cairo, Egypt. The blast came just two days before the Orthodox Coptic Church, the dominant denomination among Egypt's estimated 10 million Christians, celebrates Christmas. less In this Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 photo, a forensic investigator uses equipment at the site where a policeman was killed trying to defuse an explosive device, near a church in a residential district of Cairo, ... more Photo: Sayed Hasan, AP Photo: Sayed Hasan, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 In this Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 … [Read more...] about Egypt el-Sissi inaugurates cathedral, mosque in new capital
Two Danes caused outrage in Egypt by climbing the Pyramid of Khufu and making a sexual video. File photo: AP Photo/Amr Nabil/Ritzau Scanpix Last week, a sexually-charged video and photos emerged on social media of two Danes climbing the Great Pyramid at Giza. Egyptian journalist Farah Bahgat explains the reaction in Cairo. In 2003, an Egyptian film titled The Danish Experience premiered and instantly became a Middle Eastern blockbuster about the extreme cultural differences between Egypt and Denmark, particularly when it comes to sex. The Danish Experience was a comedy about a Danish woman, Anita, who visits Egypt and stays with a government minister and his four 20-something sons and teaches them her perspective on sexual freedom. In one scene, as Anita talks about how nudity is socially acceptable in Denmark, her Egyptian host family are constantly astonished by how confidently she is tackling a topic they consider a taboo. Fifteen years later, when 23-year-old Dane … [Read more...] about Two Danes climbed a pyramid. Why is Egypt mad?
Vanuatu treasures friendship, cooperation with Vietnam PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Prime Minister of Vanuatu Charlot Salwai Vanuatu attaches importance to its friendship and cooperation with Vietnam, Prime Minister of Vanuatu Charlot Salwai told his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc at their meeting on November 17. During the meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, the Vanuatu leader expressed his hope that the two sides will enhance the exchange of delegation to promote their cooperation in the coming time. Charlot Salwai informed PM Phuc about his country’s plan to open a consulate general office in Ho Chi Minh City, while affirming that Vanuatu supports Vietnam’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council for the term 2020-2021. Vanuatu will continue to create favourable conditions for the community of Vietnamese expats in … [Read more...] about Government News 18/11