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  1. Pet Cat History: DNA Shows Wildcats First Domesticated in Egypt, Western Asia

    IBTimes - Science 06.19 / 21:17 ibtimes.com
    Who was the first person to have a cat as a pet? Probably someone living in western Asia and Egypt about 10,000 years ago, research…
  2. Hamas is feeling the pain of Qatar's crisis, and looking to Egypt for help

    LATimes-MiddlEeast 06.19 / 21:13 latimes.com
    Five years ago, Gaza’s streets were decked out with maroon-and-white flags to welcome the emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa. Celebratory songs played on the radio as Khalifa made the first visit by a foreign head of state to the Hamas-run enclave and pledged $400 million for building p…
  3. Egypt's legislature thumbs nose at court, approves islands deal

    Al-monitor.com - Middle Easte 06.19 / 20:57 al-monitor.com
    Egypt’s parliament shoved through approval of a deal to transfer Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia, but experts say the move violates the constitution and is likely to fuel public r…
  4. Cats were first domesticated in the Near East and ancient Egypt, DNA data shows

    Upi.com -Science 06.19 / 19:28 www.upi.com
    Far East farmers first domesticated the African wildcat some 10,000 years ago, DNA analysis…
  5. Egypt's Sisi and Abu Dhabi crown prince emphasise combating terrorism funding, media cover

    Thestar.com.my - World 06.19 / 18:39 thestar.com.my
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan discussed in Cairo on Monday the fight against terrorism, Sisi's office said in a…
  6. Ancient DNA reveals role of Near East and Egypt in cat domestication

    ScienceDaily - Science 06.19 / 18:16 sciencedaily.com
    DNA found at archaeological sites reveals that the origins of our domestic cat are in the Near East and ancient Egypt. Cats were domesticated by the first farmers some 10,000 years ago. They later spread across Europe and other parts of the world via trade hub Egypt. The DNA analysis also revealed that most of these ancient cats had stripes: spotted cats were uncommon until the Middle…
  7. Ancient DNA reveals role of Near East and Egypt in cat domestication

    ScienceDaily - Environment 06.19 / 18:16 sciencedaily.com
    DNA found at archaeological sites reveals that the origins of our domestic cat are in the Near East and ancient Egypt. Cats were domesticated by the first farmers some 10,000 years ago. They later spread across Europe and other parts of the world via trade hub Egypt. The DNA analysis also revealed that most of these ancient cats had stripes: spotted cats were uncommon until the Middle…
  8. News24.com | Egypt islands deal with Saudi pits government against courts

    News24.com - Africa 06.19 / 18:06 www.news24.com
    The tempestuous parliament approval of a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is putting Egypt's government at odds with the judiciary and providing the country's battered opposition a nationalist cause to whip up at a time of growing economic…
  9. Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt: a new global hub for social impact start-ups

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Tynisia 06.19 / 17:10 yourmiddleeast.com
    Refrigerators in the Moroccan desert; a bracelet to prevent heart attacks in Tunisia; a source funding system for charities in Egypt. Mission-driven start-ups are blossoming in these three North African countries, which are now at the forefront of social entrepreneurship.Morocco now boasts more than 250 start-ups. With around 100 seed-stage startups, Tunisia is ranked seventh in the world as the best place to launch start-ups by SeedStars World. Egypt broke records with the creation of thou…
  10. News24.com | Egypt's Azhar condemns London mosque attack

    News24.com - Africa 06.19 / 17:07 www.news24.com
    Egypt's Al-Azhar institution, a leading authority of Sunni Islam, have condemned Monday's "sinful" terror attack near a London mosque and urged Western countries to take steps against…
  11. Arabic press review: Egypt's revolution cut from school books

    Middleeasteye.net - Middle Easte 06.19 / 16:16 middleeasteye.net
    Language Undefined Also: Tweet by Emirati activist, claiming that 'Mohammad bin Salman will be the next king of Saudi Arabia' sparks anger among…
  12. News24.com | Egypt sentences policeman to 10 years over protester's death

    News24.com - Africa 06.19 / 15:13 www.news24.com
    An Egyptian policeman was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Monday for the deadly shooting of a protester during a January 2015 rally, judicial and security officials have…
  13. Steroid Problem? Egypt May Face Ban From Weightlifting After 12 Athletes Tested Positive

    Egyptianstreets.com - Politics 06.19 / 15:00 egyptianstreets.com
    An ongoing scandal may disqualify Egypt’s weightlifters from competing for the next two years after at least 12 athletes, including two 14-year-old girls, tested positive for steroids, Reuters revealed on Thursday. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) are investigating the case of five teens, along with two adults, who tested positive for prohibited substances last December […
  14. General Electric Invests in Railway Infrastructure Development in Egypt

    Egyptianstreets.com - Politics 06.19 / 14:31 egyptianstreets.com
    General Electric (GE) has signed on Sunday an agreement worth of $US 575 million with Ministry of Transportation and Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to transform rail infrastructure in Egypt. It has also invested a 15-year agreement for parts and technical support for GE locomotives in ENR’s new and current fleet. The agreement includes technical training […
  15. Egypt: Police officer killed in roadside bomb attack in Cairo

    Me-confidential.com - World 06.19 / 14:24 me-confidential.com
    The interior ministry Sunday announced one police officer was killed in a roadside bomb attack near Maadi, a posh suburb of the Egyptian capital. A police vehicle transporting First Lieutenant Ali Abdelkhaliq, another colleague and three conscripts was hit by a blast from a bomb planted by the roadside, an official from the ministry told…
  16. Georgia Tech's Okogie Starts Team USA Workouts in Egypt

    Bcsnn.com - Basketball 06.19 / 14:11 bcsnn.com
    Georgia Tech sophomore guard Josh Okogie has begun working with 26 of the nation's best 19-and-under basketball players at the 2017 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Cup Team training camp at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., with the hope of making the 12-man team that competes in the FIBA U19 World Championships in Cairo,…
  17. Egypt islands deal with Saudi pits government against courts

    Billingsgazette.com - World 06.19 / 13:33 billingsgazette.com
    CAIRO (AP) — The past week's tempestuous parliament approval of a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is putting Egypt's government at odds with the judiciary and providing the country's battered opposition with a nationalist cause t…
  18. Egypt islands deal with Saudi pits government against courts

    SFgate.com-World 06.19 / 13:22 sfgate.com
    CAIRO (AP) — The past week's tempestuous parliament approval of a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is putting Egypt's government at odds with the judiciary and providing the country's battered opposition with a nationalist cause to whip up at a time of growing economic distress. [...] the opposition has proven a headache for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, whose popularity seems to be slipping in the wake of economic liberalization reforms that deeply hurt Egyptians' …
  19. Egypt islands deal with Saudi pits government against courts

    O.seattletimes.com - World 06.19 / 13:10 o.seattletimes.com
    CAIRO (AP) — The past week’s tempestuous parliament approval of a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is putting Egypt’s government at odds with the judiciary and providing the country’s battered opposition with a nationalist cause to whip up at a time of growing economic distress. The surprise 2016 deal to hand […
  20. Egypt Removes 25 January, 30 June Uprisings from School Curriculum

    Egyptianstreets.com - Politics 06.19 / 11:55 egyptianstreets.com
    Egypt’s Ministry of Education has decided to remove mention of the 25 January 2011 uprising and 30 June 2013 mass protests from high school curriculum, according to the state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram. In a press conference, Reda Hegazy, the general director of high school exams and head of the high education sector, stated that the new…