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The Crocodile and the Scorpion

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

As to who played the scorpion and who played the crocodile, I'd give the first title "Scorpion" to Dick Cheney and share the second, "Crocodile" between Bush Jr. and Obama. Cheney injected the venom and Bush and Obama have been drowning in it ever since.

58 Frenetic Hours in Cairo

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.15.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

Cairo under the best of circumstances is frenetic, so 58 hours in the Egyptian capital proved an exhausting undertaking requiring a hardy stamina and lots of patience.

Is the Bible Literally True? No, of Course Not!

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

If you are a Biblical literalist, as some of you may be, what I've just said most likely bothers you greatly. You believe, not only that the Bible is Divinely-dictated and error-free, but you also believe that whatever it says must be taken as literally and factually true.

One Map That Explains Why Egypt Cares So Much About Ethiopia's Nile Dam

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 06.14.2013 | World

The Associated Press reports that Ethiopia has ratified a landmark accord with five other African countries concerning the shared use of the Nile Rive...

Ethiopia Inks New Nile River Accord Opposed By Egypt

AP | KIRUBEL TADESSE | Posted 06.13.2013 | World

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Ethiopia's parliament on Thursday ratified an accord that replaces colonial-era deals that awarded Egypt and Sudan the majori...

Grave Study Puts Ancient Sexuality In Spotlight

Posted 05.17.2013 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/17/2013 07:51 AM EDT on LiveScience The peak period for baby-making sex in ancient Egypt was...

A Cruise Down The Nile

Rick Steves | Posted 06.24.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Three hundred elegant river cruise ships are primed and ready to take their loads of tourists on the four-day cruise. But this terrible third season after the revolution, only about 50 are working... and most of those are sailing with as few as 10 paying passengers aboard.

Belittling Tormentors Allows Us to Be Free

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.31.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

One of the most effective methods to triumph over fear is to cease mentally aggrandizing the object of your fear.

Time To Return To Egypt?

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 08.28.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

If you have never been, now is the time to go. Tourism -- and prices -- fell dramatically following the Arab Spring, but tourist have begun to return.

PHOTOS: Kidtastic Family Adventures

Kensington Tours | Posted 05.21.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

What is a Kidtastic Family Adventure? It's a holiday that goes far beyond the beach and instead features personalized once-in-a-lifetime activities

85 Percent Of Egypt Cruises Docked: Recovery Uncertain

www.reuters.com | Posted 12.19.2011 | Travel

The newly launched Al-Hambra cruise ship sailed only twice on the Nile before President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in February and has been docked sinc...

Real Life Indiana Jones: Lost Underground Pyramids Found (VIDEO)

Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

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Over 100 Killed In Southern Sudan Fights

AP | MAGGIE FICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda — Two days of fighting in Southern Sudan between the region's army and a rebel faction killed 105 people, a southern army spokes...

The Egypt Protests In Photos

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tahrir Square resembled a war zone early Thursday as supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak attacked anti-Mubarak protesters in the second da...

Red Sea Sharks Made in Israel?

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

A German tourist was mauled to death by a shark off Egypt's Red Sea coast Sunday, but if popular rumors on the street are to be believed, it was the I...

Not-So-Muddy Waters Put Millions at Risk

Lori Pottinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lori Pottinger

Healthy rivers are important for so many reasons, and climate change will only make their gifts that much more important. We need to convince hydropower advocates of the destructiveness of dams.

Reflecting on Sudan...

Mandy Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mandy Moore

My visit to Southern Sudan this past April changed my life. I remember stepping off the plane into 100-degree weather, and walking to the Nile with a woman and her son to collect their daily drinking water.