Posts Tagged “Cairo”

Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa

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Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa

Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa The role of tipping in the Arab World in tourism and the economy is important. To most Western tourists particularly Americans, the question of tipping is normal, like adding sales tax to the bill, but in the Middle East, however, the question of tipping, and add to it…

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Americans are not traveling to the Middle East

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Americans are not traveling to the Middle East

While Americans are among the most traveled people on the planet, one place they are avoiding is the Middle East and Arab countries. At one time, the Middle East was a favored destination to Americans but these days with the rising Islamic extremism, the violence and continued conflicts, tourism to the Arab World from the…

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Militant soccer fans claim responsibility for Cairo bombing

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Militant soccer fans claim responsibility for Cairo bombing

By James M. Dorsey A shadowy group of militant soccer fans that has largely lied low since it participated in mass anti-government protests in 2013 that led to the military overthrow of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has claimed responsibility for a car bomb near a Cairo security building that injured at least six policemen. Whether…

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Egypt Human Rights group condemns government crackdowns

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Egypt Human Rights group condemns government crackdowns

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies has condemned the Government of Egypt for flogging a blogger who allegedly criticized Islam, and for banning travel to critics of government policies. Here are the two press releases from the CIHRS: A Serious Violation to the Constitution and a New Way to Harass Democracy Advocates The undersigned organizations…

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Israel-Arab peace cannot bypass Palestinians

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Israel-Arab peace cannot bypass Palestinians

Israel-Arab peace cannot bypass Palestinians By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz (Washington D.C.) — If and when peace is established in the region-possibly in a decade or two- the Israelis might discover that the Palestinian people are closer to them than they realize, in aspirations, culture and temperament. Peacemaking necessitates the full participation of all stakeholders. For…

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Gaza residents await reconstruction in wake of Israeli war crimes

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Gaza residents await reconstruction in wake of Israeli war crimes

Gaza residents await reconstruction in wake of Israeli war crimes US Pledges $212 million during conference this week in Cairo By Mohammed Asad with Ray Hanania Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip await word from the reconstruction conference being held in Cairo, Egypt of Arab World leaders on when they might see the rebuilding of…

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