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Une équipe d'archéologues allemands a découvert des pièces manquantes des célèbres Colosses de Memnon

Une équipe d'archéologues allemands a découvert des pièces manquantes des célèbres Colosses de Memnon | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

 

The Egyptian minister of antiquities announces that a team of German archaeologists has discovered missing pieces belonging to the famed Colossi of Memnon. The statues, dating to roughly 1350 BC, were damaged in an earthquake during the Roman era.

The colossi are some of Egypt's oldest touristic attractions, drawing tourists since ancient times. The twin statues, over 18 meters (60 feet) tall each, are of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who was worshipped as a deity. The statues are the only remains of a large temple that was built in memorial of the pharaoh.

Minister of Antiquities Mohammed Ibrahim says Sunday the team made the discovery in cooperation with archaeologists from Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities. He said the pieces belong to the belt of one statue, and the base of the other.

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أعلن د. محمد إبراهيم وزير الآثار، اكتشاف كتل حجرية تمثل بعض الاجزاء المفقودة من التمثال الشمالي  من تمثالي  ممنون والذي يتصدرمدخل معبد امنحتب الثالث  بالبر الغربي بالأقصر، وهي عباره عن كتل  كوارتزية  تمثل الاجزاء المفقودة  من  زراع التمثال الأيمن واجزاء  من حزامه الملكي المزخرف.

أوضح  د. إبراهيم  أن الكشف  حققته البعثة الألمانية بالتعاون مع وزارة  الآثار ، مشيراً إلي أن هذه الأجزاء فقدت في العهد القديم علي إثر زلزال  أدي إلي انهيار معبد أمنحتب الثالث بالكامل، والذي لم  يتبق منه سوي تمثالي ممنون اللذان  كانا يتصدران مدخل الصرح الأول للمعبد  واللذان تم نحتهما باستخدام كتل من حجر الكوارتزيت جلبت خصيصا  من الجبل الأحمر بالقاهرة، الي أن وقع الزلزال  والذي أدي إلي تحطم وسقوط الأجزاء التي تم الكشف عنها مؤخراً، لافتا الي  أنه جاري الآن تنفيذ مشروع لإعادة الأجزاء المكتشفة من التمثال إلي أماكنها الأصلية باستخدام احدث طرق الترميم .

ومن جانبه أوضح علي الأصفر، رئيس قطاع الآثار المصرية أن ابعاد الكتل المكتشفة  تتراوح ما بين 88سم ارتفاعاً و  76سم عرضاً، مشيرا الي ان البعثة كشفت أيضاً عن  أجزاء من التاج الملكي وأجزاء أخري من قاعدة التمثالين، لافتا الي ان هذا الكشف يعد  من الاكتشافات الهامة التي تضاف إلي ما تم الكشف عنه في الفترة الماضية في ذات المنطقة من بينها الكشف عن 14 تمثال للملك امنحتب الثالث  عثر عليها في الجنوب من  تمثالي ممنون. 

كما أوضح عبد الحكيم كرار، مدير عام آثار منطقة الأقصر أن مشروع ترميم تمثالي ممنون ومعبد أمنحتب الثالث  يجري تنفيذه على يد فريق عمل مصري أوروبي برئاسة د. هوريج سوروزيان وذلك في إطار  مشروع ضخم لاجراء أعمال الحفائر  بالمناطق المحيطة بالتمثالين للكشف عن أي آثار تخص معبد أمنحتب الثالث الذي دمر بفعل أحد الزلازل الواقعة  قديماً.

 

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US's Kerry caught using fake photos to fuel Syrian conflict cc @StateDept #syria #syrie #siria

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Secretary of State John Kerry opened his speech Friday by describing the horrors victims of the chemical weapon attack had suffered, including twitching, spasms and difficulty breathing.

 

source Url: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_08_31/USs-Kerry-caught-using-fake-photos-to-fuel-Syrian-conflict-6127/


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Secretary of State John Kerry opened his speech Friday by describing the horrors victims of the chemical weapon attack had suffered, including twitching, spasms and difficulty breathing. Attempting to drive the point home, Kerry referenced a photograph used by the BBC, illustrating a child jumping over hundreds of dead bodies covered in white shrouds. The Secretary of State forgot to mention, however, that this photo was taken during US intervention in Iraq back in 2003.

The photo which was later retracted was meant to depict victims who allegedly succumbed to the effects of chemical weapons launched by Assad’s regime.

However, it was later exposed that the photograph used had been taken in 2003 in Iraq. 
Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_08_31/USs-Kerry-caught-using-fake-photos-to-fuel-Syrian-conflict-6127/

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Egypt to overhaul subsidized bread system

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The Egyptian Ministry of Supply is preparing to introduce a new system to distribute subsidised bread to those who need it using national identification (ID) numbers.

A trial run is expected to begin in al-Fayoum province, and will be rolled out to the rest of the country after technical and logistical problems are identified and resolved, officials told Al-Shorfa.

Subsidised bread is currently rationed at 20 loaves per family per day at a cost of one Egyptian pound ($0.14). Non-subsidized bread is available at bakeries for 50 piasters ($0.07) per loaf.

"My family members and I take turns, depending on who is free, to stand in line for subsidised bread each day starting in the early morning hours," said Tawfiq Nagy, who heads a family of six.

"If we're late getting in line, we might miss out on getting our bread ration," he told Al-Shorfa.

When that happens, Nagy buys bread from unsubsidised bakeries, adding that "private bakery bread is bigger and of higher quality".

Nagy believes the subsidised bread distribution system needs to be regulated, as "neither the distribution mechanism is good nor is the quality of the bread acceptable".

Distribution based on the national ID number would prevent bakery owners or any other party that wishes to trade in subsidised bread from exploiting the system, he said.

The plan aims to eliminate waste and attempts by some bakery owners to sell bread on the black market, said Saleh Jaber, development advisor at the bakeries monitoring room at the Ministry of Supply.

This leads to low quality bread on the one hand, and a shortage in supply on the other, he said, forcing people to "buy bread from tourist bakeries, whose prices exceed their purchasing power".

 (Waleed Abu al-Khair / Al-Shorfa)
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"Ancient Egyptian Administration", edited by Juan Carlos Moreno García, CNRS

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"Ancient Egyptian Administration" provides the first comprehensive overview of the structure, organization and evolution of the pharaonic administration from its origins to the end of the Late Period. The book not only focuses on bureaucracy, departments, and official practices but also on more informal issues like patronage, the limits in the actual exercise of authority, and the competing interests between institutions and factions within the ruling elite. Furthermore, general chapters devoted to the best-documented periods in Egyptian history are supplemented by more detailed onesdealing with specific archives, regions, and administrative problems. The volume thus produced by an international team of leading scholars will be an indispensable, up-to-date, tool of research covering a much-neglected aspect of pharaonic civilization.


Brill, 2013

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dommage qu'il soit si cher, +230 €
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Egyptian Chronicles: When Gameela spoke on behalf of millions of Egyptians

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(...) I would like to thank Mrs. Gameela Ismail for representing millions of Egyptians and speaking on their behalf in front of US department of State secretary John Kerry

(..) I would like you to spread this word of Mrs. Gameela Ismail, the member of Constitution Party all over the social media because this letter is actually represents what millions of Egyptians when it comes to Egyptian American relations.


Here is what Gameela told John Kerry from two weeks ago in Cairo.

 

Mr Secretary of State,
After consideration, I have decided to accept the invitation, which I received in a personal capacity, to attend this meeting today. I do not represent the Constitution Party here because it has a chairman who should have been invited properly, something that had not happened. My address is aimed at your accompanying delegation of future makers. Part of it is for you.
Mr Kerry, you are here today with a large team of people who, according to reports, will be in charge of foreign policy in the future. I mean the future which we are paying a heavy price for today. This is why part of my speech is addressed to you, Mr Kerry, while the larger part is for your team.
You are presently in Egypt at a very complicated juncture, one in which we are living pain, hope, dreams, nightmares, revolution and tyranny all at the same time. Let me sum up to you what I would like you to see with us.
Egypt does not need new aid. Egypt needs to build a new relation on new foundations, not those laid since Nixon’s visit in 1974.
Our country is not a guinea pig. You supported a semi-military regime in the past. Now you are supporting a semi-theocratic regime so that each would play the role required of it. You supported Mubarak to the last breath. You stood in the way of a people’s dream to come out of the labyrinth of dictatorship. You can deal with our revolution as an “uprising” as you describe it in your statements. For us it is a “revolution” which is still in progress. Honourable people have paid the ultimate price to build a country in which we feel freedom, justice and dignity. We did not have a revolution to repaint the presidential palace or for the protocol official at your embassy to update his contacts book. Had Lincoln, whom your country celebrates, stopped at purchasing new clothes for the slaves and retained slavery America would not be proud today of its freedom or saying that its democracy makes it strong.

 

 

More on: http://egyptianchronicles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/when-gameela-spoke-on-behalf-of.html


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La grève des policiers se poursuit en Égypte

La grève des policiers se poursuit en Égypte | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

Des milliers de policiers en grève partout en Égypte ont refusé de retourner au travail jeudi, pour protester contre ce qu'ils qualifient de politisation des forces en faveur des Frères musulmans, dont le président Mohamed Morsi est issu.

Au Caire, des douzaines de policiers ont bloqué l'entrée d'un des principaux postes de police de la ville et ont exprimé leur colère envers les politiques de M. Morsi. D'autres se sont regroupés devant le domicile de M. Morsi à Zagazig, au nord-est de la capitale.

La grève, qui en était à sa quatrième journée, représente une rare occasion où des policiers défient les ordres de leurs supérieurs. Le mouvement menace d'affaiblir les forces de sécurité égyptiennes, déjà ébranlées par deux années de troubles à la suite du renversement du président Hosni Moubarak.

Les policiers protestent entre autres contre la possibilité d'être jugés devant un tribunal militaire et se plaignent que les lois ne les protègent pas quand ils doivent remplir leurs fonctions.

Mentionnons que pendant des décennies, la police égyptienne a ciblé les Frères musulmans et d'autres groupes islamistes considérés comme illégaux.

Jeudi, le ministère de l'Intérieur a déclaré dans un communiqué qu'il se tenait à distance égale de tous les partis et que le ministre était objectif dans ses décisions.

Cette grève survient quelques jours seulement avant qu'une cour ne rende son verdict contre des accusés qui se sont retrouvés devant la justice à la suite d'une émeute qui a fait 74 victimes à Port-Saïd. Neuf membres des forces de sécurité font partie des 73 accusés dans ce dossier. (Radio-Canada)

 

http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2013/03/07/011-greve-policiers-egyptiens.shtml


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des liens en lire de plus via Égypte Actualités:

 

- http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/66361/Egypt/Politics-/Disaffected-police-plan-protests-against-Egypts-in.aspx

 

- http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/ministry-preparing-bill-private-security-companies-help-police

 

- http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/security-source-more-30-police-stations-closed-past-few-hours

 

- http://www.atlasinfo.fr/Egypte-greve-des-policiers-pour-reclamer-le-depart-du-ministre-de-l-Interieur_a40036.html

 

- http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/seven-central-security-camps-shut-down-cairo

 

- http://news.egypt.com/english/permalink/174890.html

(Army replacing police forces)

 

- http://news.egypt.com/english/permalink/174896.html

(Police vs. Muslim Brotherhood)

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Sortie nationale du film Jews of Egypt d’Amir Ramsis

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Après une avant-première couronnée de succès l’automne dernier et une avant-première américaine à Palm Springs en début d’année, le documentaire indépendant d’Amir Ramsis Jews of Egypt (lit. Les Juifs d’Égypte) va sortir dans les salles égyptiennes en mars.

C’est le premier documentaire égyptien à être projeté dans les salles du pays depuis Tahrir 2011: The Good, the Bad, and the Politiciande Tamer Ezzat, Aytan Amin et Amr Salama à l’automne 2011.

Jews of Egypt, le premier long-métrage documentaire de Ramsis après trois fictions, dresse le portrait d’une société égyptienne multiculturelle au début du vingtième siècle, à laquelle les Juifs nés en Égypte ont apporté une contribution artistique et politique considérable, notamment dans le domaine du cinéma, comme la célèbre chanteuse et actrice Leila Mourad ou Togo Mizrahi, l’un des pères fondateurs du cinéma égyptien. Le film raconte aussi l’histoire de ces Juifs égyptiens qui ont été forcés de quitter l’Égypte après la déclaration d’indépendance, surtout après la crise du canal de Suez avec Israël en 1956.

Ramsis a réalisé Jews of Egypt en partie parce qu’il ne supportait plus d’entendre le mot "juif" être associé à "Israël" et "sioniste" par les Egyptiens d’aujourd’hui. Il était déçu de voir que les slogans utilisés étaient dirigés contre les juifs et non pas contre le régime israélien lors d’une manifestation à laquelle il a participé pour dénoncer la violence de l’armée israélienne contre le peuple palestinien

"S’en prendre aux Juifs pour ce qui se passe en Israël revient au même que s’en prendre aux Musulmans pour le comportement des talibans," s’est indigné le réalisateur, lors d’une interview avec Euromed Audiovisuel après l’avant-première du film en octobre dernier. (Euromed)

 

Plus : http://euromedaudiovisuel.net/p.aspx?t=news&mid=21&cid=12&l=fr&did=1252

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/world/middleeast/egypt-film-on-egyptian-jews-is-blocked.html - http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2013/Mar-12/209830-egypt-bans-film-on-jewish-community-director.ashx#axzz2NM6dfjwo - http://womenslens.blogspot.be/2013/03/amir-ramses-mans-film-might-destroy-myth.html#!/2013/03/amir-ramses-mans-film-might-destroy-myth.html
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English trailer - http://youtu.be/cYFwtgeOypQ
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Qatar's influence in Egypt runs deeper than its pockets

Qatar's influence in Egypt runs deeper than its pockets | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it
Qatar's generosity towards Egypt is widely seen by non-Islamist Egyptians as the Gulf state seeking to establish a foothold in countries that have been swept by Arab Spring revolts.

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Qatar was an anathema to former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who had made no secret of his contempt for the super-rich state and what he saw as its propaganda tool, Al Jazeera television.

But all that changed with the fall of the Mubarak regime in 2011 and the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood as Egypt's most powerful political group.

Qatar has since poured billions of dollars into Egypt, mostly as bonds to bolster the country's fast-dwindling coffers. Top Qatari officials, from the emir down to the head of his intelligence agency and the powerful prime minister, have been frequent visitors to Cairo in recent months.

On the Egyptian side, the Brotherhood, rather than the foreign ministry, controls the country's dealings with Qatar. Khairat El Shater, a wealthy businessman and arguably the Brotherhood's most powerful figure who was disqualified from running in the country's 2012 election for president, has been the regime's point man on relations with Qatar, frequently flying there on unannounced visits.

Top Qatari officials say they are helping Egypt because they do not want to see the country's economy continue to sink. (The National)

 

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Update: Court obliges Egypt to demolish Gaza tunnels

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A Cairo administrative court on Tuesday ruled that Egypt must demolish all illegal tunnels between itself and Gaza.

"According to the law, the state must control ports and areas of entry to and exit from its lands," the court headed by Judge Abdel Hamid al-Moqannen said.

The ruling is enforceable by all state institutions especially the ministries of interior and defence, a judicial source told Aswat Masriya.

Ex-MP Hamdi al-Fakharani had filed a lawsuit to demand obliging President Mohamed Mursi to demolish all tunnels, 450 main tunnel and 750 sub-tunnels, between Sinai and Gaza.

The campaign Egypt launched months ago to seal off smuggling tunnels between its land and the Gaza Strip causes thousands of Palestinians to lose their means of subsistence.

The underground network of tunnels is a lifeline to Gaza through which around 30 percent of the goods that reach the strip are smuggled.

 

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L'Egypte veut s'ouvrir à d'autres touristes, notamment iraniens

20 minutes, avec Reuters

 

http://www.20minutes.fr/ledirect/1107045/egypte-veut-ouvrir-a-autres-touristes-notamment-iraniens


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Confronté à une baisse des visiteurs occidentaux en raison des incertitudes politiques, le gouvernement égyptien cherche à attirer de nouveaux touristes, notamment iraniens.

Le ministre du Tourisme Hisham Zaazou effectuera à partir de lundi une visite à Téhéran pour «rétablir l'activité touristique en Egypte et découvrir des marchés nouveaux et diversifiés», indique dimanche le ministère dans un communiqué. Le président iranien Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a effectué au début du mois la première visite en Egypte d'un président iranien depuis la révolution islamique de 1979.

L'activité issue du tourisme représentait encore récemment plus de 10% du PIB égyptien. En 2010, 14,7 millions de touristes s'étaient rendus en Egypte. Ils n'étaient plus que 9,8 millions en 2011.

20 minutes, avec Reutershttp://www.20minutes.fr/ledirect/1107045/egypte-veut-ouvrir-a-autres-touristes-notamment-iraniens
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"The Essential Tawfiq al-Hakim", edited by Denys Johnson-Davies

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The American University in Cairo Press, 2013, 244 pages

 

A selection of the most important prose and stage works of the great Egyptian playwright, brought together by the leading translator of Arabic literature 

The importance of Tawfiq al-Hakim (1898–1987) to the emergence of a modern Arabic literature is second only to that of Naguib Mahfouz. If the latter put the novel among the genres of writing that are an accepted part of literary production in the Arab world today, Tawfiq al-Hakim is recognized as the undisputed creator of a literature of the theater. In this volume, Tawfiq al-Hakim’s fame as a playwright is given prominence. Of the more than seventy plays he wrote, The Sultan’s Dilemma, dealing with a historical subject in an appealingly light-hearted manner, is perhaps the best known; it appears in the extended edition of Norton’s World Masterpieces and was broadcast on the old Home Service of the BBC. The other full-length play included here, The Tree Climber, is one that reveals al-Hakim’s openness to outside influences—in this case, the absurdist mode of writing. Of the two one-act plays in this collection, The Donkey Market shows his deftness at turning a traditional folk tale into a hilarious stage comedy. Tawfiq al-Hakim produced several of the earliest examples of the novel in Arabic; included in this volume is an extract from his best known work in that genre, the delightful Diary of a Country Prosecutor, in which he draws on his own experience as a public prosecutor in the Egyptian countryside. Three of the many short stories he published are also included, as well as an extract from The Prison of Life, an autobiography in which Tawfiq al-Hakim writes with commendable frankness about himself.

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Salafistes vs Frères musulmans, par Hicham Mourad

L’exacerbation de la tension entre les différents protagonistes de la scène politique en Egypte a commencé à produire des phénomènes jusque-là inobservés. Le premier desquels est le remodelage de l’échiquier politique entre majorité et opposition. Jusqu’à récemment, la majorité était composée de partis islamistes (Frères musulmans et salafistes, toutes tendances confondues) alors que l’opposition était presque exclusivement libérale. La situation semble cependant évoluer vers plus de complication de la scène politique, avec l’entrecroisement de plusieurs lignes de division politique.

Le premier, et plus important symptôme, de cette évolution de la scène politique concerne le repositionnement du parti d’Al-Nour, la principale formation salafiste d’Egypte (25 % des sièges de la Chambre basse du Parlement, dissoute mi-juin). Al-Nour s’est joint à l’opposition libérale pour réclamer des concessions politiques au pouvoir, tenu par les Frères musulmans. (...)

La manoeuvre d’Al-Nour de faire alliance, même de circonstance, avec les libéraux, tend à acculer le pouvoir à faire des concessions. La formation d’un gouvernement d’union nationale est dans ce sens destinée à empêcher le PLJ de profiter d’une éventuelle impartialité des autorités en sa faveur lors des prochaines législatives, attendues en avril ou mai prochains. Le stratagème est toutefois risqué. Certains partis et personnalités islamistes ont critiqué l’attitude d’Al-Nour de faire cause commune avec les « laïcs » du FNS pour des objectifs qualifiés d’opportunistes. Ce qui risque de se retourner contre le parti. Le pari d’Al-Nour est de profiter du discrédit dont souffrent les Frères musulmans auprès de l’électorat pour gagner plus de sièges lors de la prochaine échéance électorale. Mais c’est sans prendre en considération la recomposition de la scène salafiste en Egypte, qui risque de compromettre ce dessein. Lors des dernières législatives, Al-Nours’accaparait le soutien des principaux cheikhs salafistes. Aujourd’hui, il doit faire face à l’apparition de nouvelles formations salafistes et à l’éventuelle division entre les prédicateurs soutenant telle ou telle formation. Outre la formation dissidente d’Al-Watan, le prêcheur salafiste controversé, mais très populaire, Hazem Salah Abou-Ismaïl, ancien candidat disqualifié à la présidentielle, devrait créer son propre parti à l’approche des législatives. Il a d’ores et déjà annoncé son alliance électorale avec Al-Watan. Cette multiplication des partis salafistes risque de désorienter et de rendre confus leurs électeurs potentiels au profit, peut-être, des Frères musulmans, qui restent, eux, unis. (Al-Ahram Hebdo)

 

Plus : http://hebdo.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/962/4/132/1733/Salafistes-vs-Fr%C3%A8res-musulmans.aspx


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Stronger Egypt-Iran rapproachement could be a message to third parties

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s historic visit to Cairo for a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), as well as President Mohamed Morsy’s red carpet reception, has led to mounting speculation across the region that a possible rapprochement is in the making after a decades-long deadlock.

Morsy’s warm reception reflected a shift in attitude from his visit to Iran during the summit of the 120-member Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran in August, observers say. Then, the newly elected Muslim Brotherhood president slammed the Syrian regime — Iran’s biggest Arab ally — calling it “oppressive,” and gave a special salute to the companions of the Prophet Mohamed, which was considered an insult to Iran’s Shia tradition.

But the political situation in Egypt is also shifting, with dwindling support for the first elected president, not only from traditional secular opposition groups but also from his major political allies, the ultraconservative Salafi movement.

Ahmadinejad’s visit, the first by an Iranian president since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, was panned by Salafi leaders and supporters, whose reception of Ahmadinejad was not quite so cordial.

With both leaders facing mounting pressure at home and abroad, detractors of Morsy and his Iranian counterpart have been questioning the motivations behind the historic visit. Many agree the visit sends a strong message, at least to international powers. (Egypt independent)

 

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Military-Ruled Egypt Opposes US Strike on #Syria - Juan Cole

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Military-Ruled Egypt Opposes US Strike on #Syria - Juan Cole

 

The newly assertive Egyptian military and the civilian transitional government in Egypt are helping make President Obama’s life difficult. Likely it was Egypt that blocked the Arab League from calling for intervention against the Syrian regime despite its condemnation of Damascus for using chemical weapons.

Egyptian foreign minister Nabil Fahmy rejected a Western strike on Syria. He said that no country could attack another save in self-defense or in the case of a UN Security Council resolution authorizing the use of force. The military-dominated government in Cairo despises political Islam and therefore doesn’t like the rebel forces. It now tilts toward the Arab Nationalist line of the Syrian Baath.

Leftist Egyptian politician Hamdeen Sabahi called on all Arabs to unite against a Western attack on Syria. He warned that if Syria were hit, Egypt would be next. This is paranoid stuff; the US has no intention of bombing Egypt!

Some Egyptian officials have criticized the US for not having a clear strategy for ‘the day after’.

Hosni Mubarak and Muhammad Morsi might have cooperated with the US on a strike. Those days are long past.

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There's Nothing Wrong With Islamic Finance As Long As It Really Is Islamic Finance

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This is a fascinating little interview with Timur Kuran, an expert in Islamic finance. The point being made is that Islamic styles of finance aren’t, in fact, all that different from the “western” type that we are used to. And in fact, in certain situations, being “more Islamic” would actually be beneficial, work better than those traditional western systems.

The heart of the comments about the banking system are here:
Whether the Qur’an bans all forms of interest, or specifically its exploitative forms, was a matter of controversy in the early decades of Islam. It still remains in doubt. What is crystal clear is that what passes as Islamic finance is anything but interest-free. Almost all of the Islamic banks in existence, including those in Egypt, charge their borrowers what any economist would call interest; they also pay their depositors interest as a matter of course. This is not surprising, for interest continues to provide tangible benefits to both lenders and depositors.

In economic terms, while the banks don’t charge or pay what they call interest, the effects are that they do indeed charge and pay interest. Those of us who have dealt with such banks, in however minor a way in my own case, know this to be true. The really interesting, to me at least, point made is the following:

"Having suggested that in its present form Islamic banking would not solve any of Egypt’s pressing economic problems, let me acknowledge that Islamic banks might bring benefits by abiding by their stated mode of operation. The charters of Islamic banks instruct them to lend on the basis of “profit and loss sharing” rather than for a fixed return. They are to operate like the venture capital companies that have financed the global high-tech industry. Venture capital firms lend to promising entrepreneurs, for a share of any profits, without regard to collateral, track record, or connections. They take genuine risks, losing money when investments that they finance fail".

With its young population and high unemployment, Egypt desperately needs more venture capital. That is why genuine Islamic finance could bring major benefits to Egypt.

 

That is, it would be a good idea if these banks, or some of them, stopped copying the western model and actually moved over to the VC model they’re supposed to be based upon. (...)

 

More on: http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/03/16/theres-nothing-wrong-with-islamic-finance-as-long-as-it-really-is-islamic-finance/


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Des milices islamistes apparaissent en Égypte

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Pour combler le vide sécuritaire, des groupes formés par la Jamaa Islamiya entendent faire régner l'ordre.

Combien sont-ils? Nul ne le sait, mais leur percée est source d'inquiétude enÉgypte . Voilà plusieurs jours que la presse locale évoque l'existence de ces nouveaux miliciens islamistes qui menacent de faire la loi pour répondre au vide sécuritaire provoqué par la récente grève des policiers. Sur une vidéo qui circule sur YouTube, on les voit parader à moto dans les rues d'Assiout, en Haute-Égypte.

L'organisation à l'origine de ces comités populaires religieux n'est autre que la Jamaa Islamiya, un ex-groupe djihadiste converti à la politique depuis la chute deMoubarak  et l'élection d'un islamiste à la présidence. Contacté par Le Figaro, Assem Abdel Maged, membre du bureau politique de la Jamaa Islamiya, déclare sans détours: «Que les fonctionnaires de police qui entendent poursuivre leur grève sachent qu'ils ne retrouveront pas leur poste une fois que nous aurons pris la relève. Une chose est sûre: nous ne laisserons pas la situation sécuritaire se détériorer.» Il fait là référence à cette nouvelle vague de violence suscitée la semaine dernière par le verdict du procès lié à une bousculade meurtrière, l'année dernière, dans le stade de Port-Saïd . Déjà impopulaire sous Moubarak, et aujourd'hui accusés par les opposants de servir de bras armé au président Morsi , les policiers ont fini par déclarer forfait dans la cité portuaire au motif qu'ils étaient injustement instrumentalisés par le pouvoir. Depuis, leur grève s'est étendue à d'autres villes du pays, dont Asiout. «Là-bas, précise Assem Abdel Maged, nous avons commencé à organiser des comités permettant de combler le vide et de maintenir l'ordre.» Quand on l'interroge sur le nombre, la formation et l'armement de ces nouveaux miliciens, il se contente de répondre: «Avec l'aide de Dieu, nous protégerons le peuple.» À Assiout, des témoins racontent avoir déjà vu ces miliciens à l'action à certains carrefours, où ils remplacent les agents de circulation. Également repérés dans d'autres villes, dont Suez et Minya, on ignore à ce jour s'ils ont mené des perquisitions. «Pour résoudre la crise sécuritaire, il faut des actes et pas seulement des mots», prévient cependant Assem Abdel Maged, en s'appuyant sur un obscur article du code pénal, récemment mis en exergue par le procureur général du Caire, et qui permettrait l'arrestation de «voyous» par des civils.

 

(Le Figaro)

 

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"Religio Duplex : Comment les Lumières ont réinventé la religion des Egyptiens", par Jan Assmann

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Présentation de l'ouvrage

Les cultes égyptiens ont fasciné les hommes des Lumières. S'appuyant sur des sources grecques tardives, certains ont cru y déceler la trace d'une religion double : parallèlement au culte polythéiste partagé par tous aurait existé une religion monothéiste, réservée aux initiés. Au XVIIIe siècle, les sociétés secrètes, notamment franc-maçonnes, où s'organisait le culte de la raison dans une Europe soumise au joug de l'absolutisme politique et de l'orthodoxie chrétienne, ont puisé dans les cultes à mystères une source d'inspiration et le modèle de leur propre fonctionnement. Centrant son analyse sur la conception d'une religion à deux niveaux, religio duplex, Jan Assmann en montre l'élaboration et les prolongements jusqu'à l'époque contemporaine, où elle permet de penser l'articulation entre les traditions religieuses particulières et une religion universelle. Il offre ainsi une réflexion virtuose et extraordinairement féconde sur les racines de notre culture moderne qui, en bien des manières et même indirectement, plongent jusque dans la civilisation de l'Egypte ancienne.

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"Dans ce livre virtuose et lumineux, Jan Assmann explore le concept de religio duplex, 'religion double ', dont il fait un concept opératoire fondamental dans l'histoire desreligions. Le concept de religio duplex est élaboré à l'époque des Lumières. Au départ, il sert à désigner la coexistence dans l'Égypte ancienne d'une religion exotérique, polythéiste, pratiquée par tous, et d'une religion ésotérique, monothéiste, réservée aux seuls initiés. 
Les sociétés secrètes de l'Europe des Lumières, notamment la franc-maçonnerie, s'inspirent de cette religion ésotérique égyptienne. Dans les dernières décennies du XVIIIe siècle, la religio duplex reçoit une interprétation radicalement nouvelle : la distinction n'est plus entre religion exotérique et religion ésotérique, mais entre religion particulière et religion universelle. Tout être humain possède deux religions ; comme juif, musulman ou chrétien, une religion particulière, révélée dans une Écriture Sainte, et comme être humain, une religion universelle, révélée dans la nature et la simple raison. 
En ce sens, la religio duplex permet de penser notre époque où les cultures, et donc les religions de la terre se sont rapprochées d'une façon qui ne permet à aucune d'entre elles de se comprendre comme la seule en possession de vérités absolues et universelles. Dans notremonde globalisé, la religion n'a de place que comme une religion à deux niveaux, où chaque religion particulière s'articule à un universel ; pour Assmann, la version moderne de cette religion universelle chère auxphilosophes des Lumières s'incarne dans les 'droits de l'homme."(Evene)

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After droughts and flood, project aims to preserve Sinai mountain gardens

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By Louise Sarant (Egypt independent) 

Around St. Catherine’s Monastery, encircled by the high South Sinai mountains, lie hundreds of Bedouin gardens nested in the nearby wadis, or valleys. These gardens, which were initially built during the Byzantine period by monks, hermits and settlers from around the Mediterranean, have been the responsibility of the Jabaleya Bedouins for more than a century.

A severe drought that lasted for years in the peninsula, coupled with an unprecedented amount of precipitation and snow that fell over the mountains early this year, has badly damaged some of these precious shrines to biodiversity.

Because the houses are built of stone and rooftops from a mix of rocks and sand, the continuous rainfall pushed against the roofs, which finally collapsed under the strain.

With many Bedouin families relying on these mountain orchards for their livelihood, the collapse of the buildings and fences, and the destruction of the trees was a disaster. To finance the rebuilding of these enclaves, members of the Jabaleya tribe have now launched an alternative tourism project inviting volunteers to participate in restoration efforts.

Entitled “Help Rebuild the Bedouin Gardens and Discover the Sinai High Mountains,” the project is still in its early stages but tribe members plan to bring visitors to the gardens to stay with local families and help with reconstruction work. They will also be asked to provide a donation directly to gardeners to hire workers, buy building materials and cover transportation costs.

“These gardens provide livelihoods for us, as there are no job opportunities in the city,” says Sayed Musa, the Bedouin man from the area in charge of the project, who has 10 years experience as a safari and trekking guide. “The situation for many families is now extremely tense. They have lost all their income and are no longer self-sufficient for food.”

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Egypt court halts April elections

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An Egyptian administrative court has suspended general elections that were scheduled to begin next month.

It said it acted because the upper house of parliament had not returned the amended electoral law to the Constitutional Court for review.

The poll - set by President Mohammed Morsi for 22 April - has been boycotted by the main opposition.

It has said the electoral law favours Mr Morsi's Islamist supporters - a claim denied by the president.

 

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http://www.ouest-france.fr/ofdernmin_-Egypte.-La-justice-annule-la-date-de-debut-des-elections-legislatives_6346-2170231-fils-tous_filDMA.Htm

 

http://www.timesofisrael.com/egypt-slips-into-a-security-void/

 

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/arab-league-meeting-moved-due-tahrir-clashes

 

http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=4a924460-1abc-4fe9-81d8-f74c0028146c

 

 

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Egypt bakers threaten strike over payments

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Egyptian bakers are threatening strike action unless the government meets demands including back-payment of financial incentives, raising the prospect of fresh unrest in the crisis-ridden north African country.

Abdullah Ghorab, head of the bakers' association which represents 25,000 private bakeries across the country, said imminent strike action has been postponed following a meeting with the government. The association gave the government 15 days to meet its demands.Any shortage of bread in Egypt would likely touch off unrest as the government grapples with an economic crisis rooted in two years of political turmoil. The heavily-indebted state faces a deficit that will hit 12.3 percent of GDP in the year to the end of June unless economic reforms are implemented.
 A country of 84 million, Egypt is the biggest importer of wheat in the world. The state has long subsidised bread production, with the cheapest loaves selling for 5 piastres, or less than 1 US cent.(...)Ghorab said the 25,000 privately-run bakeries represented in his association include 19,000 that produce 5-piastre loaves, and 6,000 more that produce 20 piastre loaves. The state operates another 107 bakeries, he added. Ghorab said the government owed bakeries 400 million Egyptian pounds ($59.34 million) in payments dating back six months. The payments cover an incentive paid to bakers to produce low-price loaves and an extra subsidy to cover higher fuel prices. "The head of the government and the supply minister came to us and promised that within 15 days they would meet the demands of the owners of the bakeries," Ghorab said. More on: http://www.tradearabia.com/news/MISC_231522.html


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Egypt's Options Narrow To IMF, Qatar As Money Runs Out

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Egypt seems to realise the money has nearly run out and it must turn to the IMF or a willing friend in the Gulf, where it now has just one, Qatar.

After months of delays, the Islamist government has produced a new plan to reverse a slide in its foreign currency reserves and tackle a budget deficit that could overwhelm a stable wealthy nation, let alone a country riven by political conflict.

This plan relies on someone else stumping up to keep the Arab world's most populous nation afloat. Any hope that the government can hold out until after parliamentary elections due to finish in June and delay highly unpopular cuts seems slim, with signs of extreme economic stress all around.

That narrows Cairo's immediate options to the International Monetary Fund, which will demand the kind of austerity measures that could provoke yet more street violence in the middle of an election campaign.

 

The other option is Qatar, the only wealthy Gulf nation truly sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood government. Doha has already provided help but in amounts that have failed to prevent Egypt's currency reserves from falling worryingly low.

"The authorities have little margin of manoeuvre left without fresh capital flows into the Egyptian economy," said Alia Moubayed, an economist at Barclays.

 

Above all, economists believe, Egypt needs a political consensus on reforms to stabilise its finances. However, this seems a forlorn hope as the Islamists of President Mohamed Mursi struggle with the liberal and leftist opposition over the future character of Egypt following the 2011 revolution.(...)

 

PROBLEMS PILE UP

Since then the problems have piled up. The central bank, which spent $20 billion trying to defend the Egyptian pound during and after the uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak, accepted the inevitable. In late December, it began regular dollar auctions, allowing the pound to fall more than eight percent under the new system and taking its total loss since the revolution to 14 percent.

Defending the pound helped to curb a rise in the price of imported goods on which even the poorest Egyptians often depend, but it has been enormously costly for the state.  (..)

 

RALLYING AROUND?

Investment Minister Saleh professes optimism that the nation will rally behind the programme of austerity and reform that is bound to be the price of an IMF deal. "We don't see any reasons why the Egyptian people should reject the programme. They will eventually realise that the benefits they will get will outweigh the load they will carry," he told investors in Dubai on Monday.

Few analysts and economists share his optimism. Even after the parliamentary elections - which will drag on from April to June in four stages - radical change seems remote. (...)

 

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Climate change and water mismanagement parch Egypt

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Climate change, a fast growing population, ill-designed infrastructure, high levels of pollution and lack of law enforcement have made Egypt a country thirsty for water — both in terms of quantity and quality.

The River Nile, which is considered poor by many experts and hydrologists, lies at lower altitude than the rest of the country. Massive electric pumps extract the water from the river’s bed and canals and direct it to industry, agriculture and for individual water use.

A significant portion of the water contained in Lake Nasser’s 5,000 square kilometer basin is lost to evaporation, while old networks of leaking pipes also deprive the country of satisfactory access to its most important resource: water.

In order to debate water scarcity in Egypt, its causes, and how climate change makes the issue more pressing than ever, as well as looking to solutions, a panel of experts were invited to participate in the 13th Cairo Climate Talk last week entitled “Growing Thirst: Sustainable Water Solutions for Egypt.”

Tarek Kotb, the First Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, and a member of the panel discussion, talked about the dwindling water share per capita with a sense of urgency. “Every year, the Egyptian population grows by 1.8 million, while the annual quota of Nile water allocated to Egypt, 55 billion cubic meters, has remained unchanged since the 1959 Nile Water Agreement,” he says.

While Egyptians in the 1960s could enjoy a water share per capita of 2800 cubic meters for all purposes, the current share has dropped to 660 cubic meters today—below the international standard defining water poverty of 1000 cubic meters.

Kotb estimates that Egypt is gradually going to leave the stage of water scarcity and enter a phase of drastic water stress in the next 40 years, if no sustainable water management is put in place.

“By 2050, there will be about 160 million Egyptians and only 370 cubic meters of water per capita,” he says. While Egypt has other options for its water needs, such as tapping into groundwater basins and desalinating sea-water, the bulk of water is still extracted from the Nile, leading to longstanding tensions with the other Nile basin countries. (Louise Sarant/Egypt independent)

 

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The longest Elections in the history of Egypt

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And President Morsi has called for Parliamentary elections next 27 & 28 April 2012 according to presidential decree 134 for year 2013.

 The elections will be as follows :

The parliamentary elections will be held on four stages starting from “27th of April 2013”

The first session of the Senates council will be held on 6th July 2013 at 11 AM.

 

The first stage :The first stage will be held in Cairo ,Beheira , Minya , Port Said and North Sinai on 27 & 28 April 2013.The elections’ runoffs will be held on 4 & 5 May 2013.

 

The second stage :The second stage will be held in Giza , Alexandria ,  Sohag , Bani Sawif, Aswan, Suez , Red Sea , New Valley on 15&16 May 2013 The elections’ runoffs will be held on 22 & 23 May 2013.


The third stage :The third stage will be held in Dakahlia , Qalyubia , Monufia , Qena , Damietta, Luxor , Matrouh and South Sinai on 2&3 June 2013The elections’ runoffs will be held on 9&10 June 2013


The fourth stage:The fourth stage will be held in Sharkia , Gharbia,  Assuit , Kafr El Sheikh ,Fayoum and Ismailia on 19&20 June 2013The elections runoffs will be held on 26 & 27 June 2013.

 

Egyptien Chronicles

 

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Alexandria court bans unofficial fatwas

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The Alexandria Administrative Court banned Wednesday the issuance of religious edicts or fatwas from organizations with the exception Al-Azhar and Dar al-Iftaa.

The court also prohibited the use of mosques as partisan tools to promote political objectives.

“The mosque is the heart of the Muslim community,” said the court, presided over by Judge Mohamed Abdel Wahab Khafagi. “Therefore, imams shall not use mosques in achieving the political or partisan goals, since mixing of religion and politics is not acceptable.”

The Muslim Brotherhood and other religious groups have been harshly criticized over the past two years by secular opponents, who claim Islamists use mosques to further their political interests.

A recent fatwa was issued by Al-Azhar scholar Mahmoud Shabaan calling for the murder of National Salvation Front members during a program on the satellite chanel Al-Hafez.

The fatwa was officially condemned by the president's office, opposition parties and some Islamist groups.

Edited translation from MENA (Egypt independent)


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Egypt’s Mubarak feared Iran’s regional ambitions: former official

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Egypt’s former President, Hosni Mubarak, feared the spread of Shiite influence in his country and the region even though he did want strong ties with Iran, according to the former Egyptian foreign minister Ahmed Aboul-Gheit.

Aboul-Gheit told Al Arabiya that Egypt was watching Iran’s influence in the country closely along with Shiite Islamic institutions being founded in African countries bordering Egypt such as Chad and Sudan.

“We are watching, through our embassies in African countries, how Iran keeps expanding and branching out through their Shiite institutions as well as supporting them with a lot of money,” the former foreign minister said. In his interview, Aboul-Gheit says that such institutions and financial support is dangerous to the security of the region due to possible demonstrations and protests that Iran could instigate.

During the Islamic summit in Jeddah in 2005, "Mubarak didn't like confrontations, when I told him that Ahmadinejad wanted to meet him, he didn't welcome the idea," the former minister said.

"Mubarak came in the middle of the summit session and left immediately just to avoid any meeting with the Iranian president," he added.

 

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