Egypt Family & Parenting
Mum of jailed Brit Laura Plummer breaks down on Good Morning Britain as she fears daughter will struggle in Egypt prison
Egypt promotes birth control to fight rapid population growth
Dad slapped with £60 fine for taking son, 6, out of school for term-time Egypt holiday pays entire penalty in PENNIES
Islamic authority rejects Egypt's move to reform divorce
Father of alleged Louvre attacker insists son is innocent
Iraqi family barred from flying to US from Cairo
Mum of jailed Brit Laura Plummer breaks down on Good Morning Britain as she fears daughter will struggle in Egypt prison
2018-01-02 13:04:43 THE mother of jailed Brit Laura Plummer has broken down in tears as she revealed concerns her daughter wouldn't be able to survive behind bars. Laura is being held in a police cell after she was sentenced to three years for carrying banned painkillers, with her family campaigning to have the 33-year-old released. Speaking to Good Morning Britain today, mum Roberta Synclair said: "Before I came away from Egypt, she pulled us all together, and I cuddled her and told her if she can do these three months, she can do more   Read More ...
British child dies on Boxing Day after swimming pool tragedy while on family holiday in Egypt
2017-12-30 18:34:34 A BRITISH child has tragically died after an accident at a swimming pool in Egypt. The girl, from Bishop Auckland, County Durham, died on Boxing Day after being flown home by UK tour operator Tui, previously known as Thomson. She had been treated in intensive care in Egypt before the decision was made to fly her back to Britain three days after the incident, reports The Northern Echo   Read More ...
County Durham child dies after 'Egypt pool incident'
2017-12-30 16:33:08 A child has died after reportedly getting into trouble in a swimming pool at an Egyptian holiday resort. The girl, from County Durham, was taken to a nearby hospital but was later flown home to the UK by tour operator, Tui. She died on 26 December. The travel company has been approached for comment. The Foreign Office said it had not been asked to help but would try to support the family if required   Read More ...
Exiled Egypt presidential hopeful plans return in coming weeks - family
2017-12-01 14:01:38 CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's strongest potential challenger in the country's 2018 election plans to return from exile in the coming weeks, his daughter said on Friday. Ahmed Shafik, a former air force commander and government minister, said this week he intended to run for president in a surprise announcement from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he is based   Read More ...
Exiled Egypt presidential hopeful plans return in coming weeks: family
2017-12-01 13:09:13 CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s strongest potential challenger in the country’s 2018 election plans to return from exile in the coming weeks, his daughter said on Friday. Ahmed Shafik, a former air force commander and government minister, said this week he intended to run for president in a surprise announcement from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he is based   Read More ...
Egypt promotes birth control to fight rapid population growth
2017-08-30 15:43:43 CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt is pushing to educate people in rural areas on birth control and family planning in a bid to slow a population growth rate that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said poses a threat to national development. The country is already the most populous in the Arab world with 93 million citizens and is set to grow to 128 million by 2030 if fertility rates of 4   Read More ...
Egypt promotes birth control to fight rapid population growth
2017-08-30 12:48:35 CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt is pushing to educate people in rural areas on birth control and family planning in a bid to slow a population growth rate that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said poses a threat to national development. The country is already the most populous in the Arab world with 93 million citizens and is set to grow to 128 million by 2030 if fertility rates of 4   Read More ...
Egypt promotes birth control to fight rapid population growth
2017-08-30 12:30:11 CAIRO: Egypt is pushing to educate people in rural areas on birth control and family planning in a bid to slow a population growth rate that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said poses a threat to national development. The country is already the most populous in the Arab world with 93 million citizens and is set to grow to 128 million by 2030 if fertility rates of 4   Read More ...
Husband and wife who killed themselves in suicide pact in Egypt 'wanted to see if there's life after death'
2017-08-20 00:32:59 A message from the couple said: "Sweetheart, this is our last night in this world, and tomorrow we will become angels in heaven" A couple who killed themselves in a swimming pool as part of a 'suicide pact' left a chilling video saying they wanted to see if there was a world after death. The woman - who held joint Irish and US nationality - and her Egyptian husband were found dead in the pool in a villa owned by a friend in the beach resort city of Hurghada, on Egypt's Red Sea coast   Read More ...
Family of Dublin man who died freediving in Egypt had just marked mother's death
2017-07-25 10:36:11 Stephen Keenan (39) died while going to the aid of another diver taking part in the adventure sport off the Red Sea resort of Dahab. The Glasnevin man is understood to have got into difficulty while helping a female freediver who was trying to dive the arch of the Dahab Blue Hole. Freediving involves diving to extreme depths on a single breath   Read More ...
Revealed: Sharobeem family sent $500,000 to relative in Egypt after ICAC grilling
2017-07-09 16:05:35 It's the claim that thrust Eman Sharobeem into the spotlight – a child bride, forced by her parents to marry her first cousin as a teenager. But like so much of her unravelling life story – two non-existent PhDs, purporting to be a psychologist and fake CVs – it is nothing more than a fabrication. Her claim to have married at age 15 is a fantasy   Read More ...
Dad slapped with £60 fine for taking son, 6, out of school for term-time Egypt holiday pays entire penalty in PENNIES
2017-05-02 12:35:01 A DAD slapped with a £60 fine for taking his son out of primary school for an unauthorised term-time holiday paid the penalty using a bucketful of one and two pence pieces. Paddy Forbes took his family – including six-year-old Tommy-Lee – on a week-long trip to Egypt in February without permission from the youngster’s head teacher. After being issued with the fine, the father visited Swansea Civic Centre on Friday and poured the full sum in copper coins onto the counter   Read More ...
Parents praise 'our little adventurer' as four-year-old boy dies in tragic accident while on holiday in Egypt
2017-04-24 20:44:54 Tributes have been paid to a four-year-old boy who died while on a family holiday to Egypt. Isacc Webster passed away on Friday following a ‘tragic accident’ which left him on life support. The youngster, from Warrington, is understood to have been away for the Easter break in Hurghada with his parents Kelly and Andy, and brother Leo when tragedy struck   Read More ...
British boy, 4, dies in "tragic accident" on family holiday in Egypt as parents hail 'our little adventurer'
2017-04-24 15:37:44 A four-year-old British boy has died in a "tragic accident " during a family holiday in Egypt. Little Isaac Webster, from Warrington, lost his brave battle - after being 'critical on life support' - in Nile Hospital on Friday. He is understood to have been on holiday in Hurghada, Egypt, with his mum Kelly, father Andy and brother Leo. A JustGiving page has been set up to help the family pay to bring Isaac's body back to the UK and pay for funeral costs   Read More ...
Father of US-Egyptian teen jailed in Egypt says US should do more to help free him
2017-04-22 02:44:37 The family of a 17-year-old New Jersey boy who has been imprisoned in Egypt since December are calling on U.S. authorities to do more to secure his release. Ahmed Hassan was arrested on Dec. 1, 2016 while staying with his extended family at their home in Zagazig, a city in the Egyptian Nile Delta, his family said. According to Ahmed's lawyers and father, the teen was taken into custody when the police came to arrest his uncle on a minor building code violation   Read More ...
Egypt acquits female American child-aid NGO chief held three years
2017-04-17 11:41:16 CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Sunday acquitted Aya Hijazi, a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen who has been held in detention for nearly three years over accusations related to a nongovernmental organization she founded to aid street children. Authorities arrested Hijazi, her husband and six others in May 2014 on charges of abusing children that were widely dismissed as bogus by human rights groups and senior U   Read More ...
Egypt Acquits U.S. Woman Detained for Three Years on Child Abuse Charges Widely Seen as Bogus
2017-04-17 05:51:07 (CAIRO) — An Egyptian court on Sunday acquitted Aya Hijazi, a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen who had been held in detention for nearly three years over accusations related to a non-governmental organization she founded to aid street children. Authorities arrested Hijazi, her husband and six others in May 2014 on charges of abusing children that were widely dismissed as bogus by human rights groups and senior U   Read More ...
Mummy of Ancient Egyptian Nobleman Discovered Along Nile River
2017-03-28 12:27:38 A tomb holding the mummy of Shemai, the younger brother of a powerful governor in Egypt, has been discovered near Aswan, Egypt, along the Nile River. The structure dates back more than 3,800 years, archaeologists said. About 14 members of Shemai’s extended family have been found so far in Egypt, with recent research indicating that women played a vital role in this family, acting as "bearers of legitimacy," one Egyptologist said   Read More ...
Ibrahim Halawa's family call for legal action against Egypt
2017-03-23 06:07:42 The family of an Irishman who has been imprisoned without trial in Egypt since 2013 has called on the Irish government to take international legal action. Ibrahim Halawa, now 21, was 17 when he was arrested with three of his sisters during a siege at a Cairo mosque. He has been on hunger strike and has become so weak that jail staff used a wheelchair to bring him to see his relatives last week, his lawyer said   Read More ...
Blac Chyna Brings Son King Cairo to Kids’ Choice Awards — and Nearly Has a Run-in with Lamar Odom
2017-03-12 04:42:04 Blac Chyna and son King Cairo were all smiles at the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday. Chyna, 28, and her first child — with rapper Tyga — walked the orange carpet together, and the newly single mother of two showed off her 40 lbs.-weight loss in a white shirt and silver pants — perfectly matching with her young son. Not in attendance with the mother-son pair were her ex-fiancè Rob Kardashian and their 3-month-old daughter Dream   Read More ...
Marital dispute – Egyptian woman beats up her husband
2017-02-27 08:06:14 KUWAIT: An Egyptian woman beat her husband, tore his clothes and papers, then damaged their furniture. The man resorted to the police station and told officers there about the incident. The woman was summoned for questioning. In-law threatened. A 23-year-old citizen told police in Ahmadi governorate that his brother-in-law threatened him. The suspect was summoned and he did not deny the charges, claiming that his in-law was not treating his   Read More ...
Islamic authority rejects Egypt's move to reform divorce
2017-02-05 21:41:08 Cairo - Egypt's top Islamic authority has rejected the president's suggestion for legislation that would invalidate the practice of men verbally divorcing their wives. Al-Azhar's Council of Grand Clerics said Sunday that verbal divorce, when appropriately declared by husbands with sound minds, has been an undisputed practice since the days of the 7th century Prophet Muhammad. As a compromise, it proposed harsher penalties for those who don't swiftly document such   Read More ...
Alleged Louvre attacker's father says son is not a terrorist
2017-02-05 17:54:10 MANSOURA, Egypt (AP) — The father of an Egyptian man suspected of attacking French soldiers guarding the Louvre says his son is not a terrorist, and that he led a normal life with his wife and infant son. Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy told The Associated Press late Saturday that he trusts the French judiciary to find out the truth behind his 28-year-old son Abdullah's alleged involvement in the attack. "If he   Read More ...
Islamic authority rejects Egypt's move to reform divorce
2017-02-05 17:51:54 CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top Islamic authority has rejected the president's suggestion for legislation that would invalidate the practice of men verbally divorcing their wives. Al-Azhar's Council of Grand Clerics said Sunday that verbal divorce, when appropriately declared by husbands with sound minds, has been an undisputed practice since the days of the 7th century Prophet Muhammad. As a compromise, it proposed harsher penalties for those who don't swiftly document   Read More ...
Father of alleged Louvre attacker insists son is innocent
2017-02-05 17:46:25 Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy says his son Abdullah is not a terrorist and that he leads a normal life with his wife and infant son. Updated: 5:47 AM CST Feb 5, 2017 MANSOURA, Egypt — The father of an Egyptian man accused of attacking French soldiers guarding Paris' Louvre museum says he trusts the French judiciary to find out the truth behind his son's alleged involvement. Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy tells The   Read More ...
Father of alleged Louvre attacker insists son is innocent
2017-02-05 16:59:38 MANSOURA, EGYPT – The father of an Egyptian man accused of attacking French soldiers guarding Paris’ Louvre museum says he trusts the French judiciary to find out the truth behind his son’s alleged involvement. Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy said late Saturday that his 28-year-old son, Abdullah, is not a terrorist and that he leads a normal life with his wife and infant son. Speaking at the family home in the Nile   Read More ...
Alleged Louvre attacker's father says son is not a terrorist
2017-02-05 16:36:27 MANSOURA, Egypt (AP) — The father of an Egyptian man suspected of attacking French soldiers guarding the Louvre says his son is not a terrorist, and that he led a normal life with his wife and infant son. Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy told The Associated Press late Saturday that he trusts the French judiciary to find out the truth behind his 28-year-old son Abdullah's alleged involvement in the attack. "If he   Read More ...
Father of alleged Louvre attacker insists son is innocent
2017-02-05 14:30:30 Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy says his son Abdullah is not a terrorist and that he leads a normal life with his wife and infant son. Updated: 5:47 AM CST Feb 5, 2017 MANSOURA, Egypt — The father of an Egyptian man accused of attacking French soldiers guarding Paris' Louvre museum says he trusts the French judiciary to find out the truth behind his son's alleged involvement. Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy tells The   Read More ...
Father of alleged Louvre attacker insists son is innocent
2017-02-05 13:29:49 Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy says his son Abdullah is not a terrorist and that he leads a normal life with his wife and infant son. Updated: 6:47 AM EST Feb 5, 2017 MANSOURA, Egypt — The father of an Egyptian man accused of attacking French soldiers guarding Paris' Louvre museum says he trusts the French judiciary to find out the truth behind his son's alleged involvement. Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy tells The   Read More ...
Father of alleged Louvre attacker insists son is innocent
2017-02-05 13:24:59 Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy says his son Abdullah is not a terrorist and that he leads a normal life with his wife and infant son. Updated: 6:47 AM EST Feb 5, 2017 MANSOURA, Egypt — The father of an Egyptian man accused of attacking French soldiers guarding Paris' Louvre museum says he trusts the French judiciary to find out the truth behind his son's alleged involvement. Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy tells The   Read More ...
Father of alleged Louvre attacker insists son is innocent
2017-02-05 13:22:50 MANSOURA, Egypt (AP) — The father of an Egyptian man accused of attacking French soldiers guarding Paris' Louvre museum says he trusts the French judiciary to find out the truth behind his son's alleged involvement. Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy tells The Associated Press late Saturday that his 28-year-old son Abdullah is not a terrorist and that he leads a normal life with his wife and infant son. Speaking at the family   Read More ...
Iraqi family barred from flying to US from Cairo
2017-01-29 19:47:34 Cairo - An Iraqi family was barred from flying from Cairo to New York on Saturday after US President Donald Trump signed an order restricting arrivals from seven Muslim countries, airport officials said. The husband, wife and two children, who had American visas and reserved seats on an EgyptAir flight, were informed that they could not board because of the new regulation, the officials said. Trump on Friday signed a   Read More ...
Iraqi family barred from flying to US from Cairo
2017-01-28 17:16:16 An Iraqi family was barred from flying from Cairo to New York Saturday after US President Donald Trump signed an order restricting arrivals from seven Muslim countries, airport officials said. The husband, wife and two children, who had American visas and reserved seats on an EgyptAir flight, were informed that they could not board because of the new regulation, the officials said. Trump on Friday signed a sweeping executive order   Read More ...
Iraqi family barred from flying to US from Cairo
2017-01-28 17:13:06 An Iraqi family was barred from flying from Cairo to New York Saturday after US President Donald Trump signed an order restricting arrivals from seven Muslim countries, airport officials said. The husband, wife and two children, who had American visas and reserved seats on an EgyptAir flight, were informed that they could not board because of the new regulation, the officials said. Trump on Friday signed a sweeping executive order   Read More ...
Iraqi family barred from flying to US from Cairo
2017-01-28 16:49:48 CAIRO (AFP) - An Iraqi family was barred from flying from Cairo to New York on Saturday (Jan 28) after US President Donald Trump signed an order restricting arrivals from seven Muslim countries, airport officials said. The husband, wife and two children, who had American visas and reserved seats on an EgyptAir flight, were informed that they could not board because of the new regulation, the officials said. Trump on   Read More ...
Blac Chyna Shares Sweet Video of Her Babies King Cairo and Dream Hugging
2017-01-14 10:43:50 It’s official: ‘s children are too cute for words. The 28-year-old Rob & Chyna star took to Instagram to share a heartwarming video of her two kids, King Cairo, 4, and , 2 months. “My babies,” she captioned the video, as her two children cuddled close to their mother. Dream was held by Chyna while King held them close, wrapping his arm around his baby sister. The mother-of-two shared a   Read More ...
Crocodile Mummy Kept Dozens of Baby Crocs Under Wraps
2016-11-29 01:03:03 High-resolution scans of a sizable Egyptian crocodile mummy have revealed a secret that the croc had literally kept under wraps for 2,000 years. There were unexpected stowaways hidden under the mummy's bandages — dozens of baby crocodiles, each one individually swaddled. Earlier scans of the mummy completed in 1996 had found that the so-called "giant" crocodile, which measures about 10 feet (3 meters) in length, was actually two smaller juveniles,   Read More ...
Gospel of Jesus's Wife Likely a Fake, Bizarre Backstory Suggests
2016-06-18 00:03:25 This business card-sized papyrus contains a line that says, "Jesus said to them, 'My wife..." Written in Coptic, an Egyptian language, the papyrus is now considered to be a modern-day forgery. Credit: Photo courtesy of Harvard Divinity School A papyrus holding text that suggests Jesus Christ was married and whose authenticity has been a matter of intense debate since it was unveiled in 2012 is almost certainly a fake. Karen   Read More ...
In Photos: 3,800-Year-Old Coffin Holds Ancient Egyptian Woman
2016-06-03 00:01:17 Ancient Eyes Painted eyes decorate the cedar coffin of Sattjeni, an important figure in the 12th Dynasty (1950-1775 B.C.) Egyptian town of Elephantine. Sattjeni was the second daughter of Sarenput II, the governor of Elephantine. Sarenput II had no surviving male heirs, so the line passed to Sattjeni and her older sister Gaut-Anuket. Gaut-Anuket married a local official named Heqaib, who subsequently became Elephantine's governor; soon after, presumably after Gaut-Anuket's   Read More ...
Good Mom? Kylie Jenner ‘Ignores’ Tyga’s Son King Cairo At Disneyland
2015-06-17 22:52:35 Tyga brought his 2-year-old son, King Cairo, to Disneyland for North West’s birthday. The 25-year-old rapper attended the happiest place on earth with his 17-year-old girlfriend Kylie Jenner. The teen had to take on the role of secondary mom and babysitter that day, but she wasn’t quite feeling it. She’s just a teenager, after all!   Read More ...