Topics :: Egypt

Grindr Warns Egyptian Men of Police Entrapment

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Sep 26, 2014
BuzzFeed is reporting that Grindr is sending a message to all Egyptian users this week, warning that police may be "posing as LGBT on social media to entrap you."

Egyptian Police Use Grindr to Arrest Gay Men, Lesbians

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Sep 18, 2014
A new report reveals Egyptian police are using dating apps like Grindr to hunt down and arrest gay people.

Egyptian Court Sentences 4 Gay Men to Prison for ’Debauchery’

By Bobby McGuire | Monday Apr 7, 2014
A law banning "debauchery" was used Monday in Egypt to sentence four gay men to prison for throwing "deviant parties" and wearing women’s clothing.

Egypt Army ’AIDS Detector’ Finds Ridicule

By Maggie Michael | Friday Feb 28, 2014
Egypt’s military leaders have come under ridicule after the chief army engineer unveiled what he described as a "miraculous" set of devices that detect and cure AIDS, hepatitis and other viruses.

State Dept: Posts in 19 Cities to Remain Closed

By Alicia A. Caldwell and Eileen Sullivan | Monday Aug 5, 2013
U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Mideast and Africa will remain closed for the rest of the week amid intercepted "chatter" about terror threats, which lawmakers briefed on the information likened to intelligence picked up before the Sept. 11, 200

Brutal Death of Sydney Gay Man Could be Hate Crime

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Oct 4, 2012
Police are determining if the murder in his own apartment of a gay Egyptian man who moved to Australia to avoid persecution may have been a hate crime.

Egyptian Gay-Rights Expert Reflects on the Mideast Revolutions

By Hassan El Menyawi | Tuesday Mar 1, 2011
How will the revolutionary fervor playing out across the Middle East play out for the region’s gay citizens. An expert gives his optimistic opinion that things actually will get better for us, exclusively for EDGE.

Egypt Resort Limits Swimming After Shark Attacks

By YASSER IMAM | Wednesday Dec 15, 2010
Egypt kept most of the 30-mile coastline off the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh closed to swimmers on Tuesday after a spate of shark attacks killed one European tourist and maimed several others in the past week.

Cruising Egypt’s Lake Nasser: Whiffs of 1920s and Agatha Christie

By PAUL SCHEMM | Tuesday Nov 23, 2010
In the 1960s, rising waters from a new dam threatened to submerge the temples and monuments of Nubia, the ancient home of black pharaohs in Egypt’s far south. To preserve them, the antiquities were dismantled, moved and reconstructed.

Ancient City by the Sea Rises Amid Egypt’s Resorts

By Associated Press | Wednesday Sep 8, 2010
Today, it’s a sprawl of luxury vacation homes where Egypt’s wealthy play on the white beaches of the Mediterranean coast. But 2,000 years ago, this was a thriving Greco-Roman port city, boasting villas of merchants grown rich on the wheat and olive trade.