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The Statue Of Liberty Was Initially Designed To Be A Muslim Woman

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.30.2015 | World

The Statue of Liberty was originally conceived of as being a peasant Muslim woman in traditional Islamic dress, according to the Smithsonian Institut...

The Suez Crisis -- And A Different Side of Nasser

ADST | Posted 10.22.2015 | World

Gamal Abdel Nasser was one of the most influential modern-day leaders in the Middle East. He took a hard-line approach towards Western domination of Egypt and the rest of the Arab world.

The UAE's High Stakes in Yemen

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.21.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Amidst the background of a violent conflict that is destroying Yemen, the UAE seeks to prove to the world that the wealthy emirates are capable of more than just spending billions of dollars to create a first-rate military with advanced weaponry.

The Fatwa of Ayatollah el-Sisi

David Hearst | Posted 08.17.2015 | World
David Hearst

Having failed to stop the bad news from leaking out of Egypt, Sisi is now turning to his religious authorities to stop Egyptians from reading the plain truth by using religious edicts. Sisi's use, or abuse, of Islam is becoming a defining feature of his oppressive rule.

Egyptian Humor Sails Across New Suez Canal

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.07.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

One must hand it to Egyptians. Their legendary sense of humor has sustained them through the millennia, coming in handy to mark this week's inaugurati...

Silence on the Suez

Juli Berwald | Posted 08.05.2015 | Science
Juli Berwald

In the Suez Canal's first fifty years, ten Red Sea species traveled to the Mediterranean. In its second fifty years, the number increased nearly ten-fold. Today, the number of Red Sea species in the Mediterranean is 447, the majority migrated in the last forty years as the Canal became wider, deeper, and less salty.

Sisi and Putin: Peas in an Eastern Pod?

Monique El-Faizy | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
Monique El-Faizy

Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent visit to Egypt should serve as a reminder to Western governments that political interests are not the only driving force in shaping international alliances.

This Week in World War I January 31-February 7, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

At the beginning of 1915, two new areas of conflict emerged in the Middle East Theater. In Egypt, a Turkish-German force crossed the Sinai Peninsula and attempted to seize control of the Suez Canal.

WATCH: Two Container Ships Collide In The Suez Canal

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

On Monday, two massive container ships slowly collided at the mouth of the Suez Canal, prompting delays along the heavily trafficked route. The Ge...

In A Major Fail, Egypt Confuses Suez Canal With Panama Canal

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.17.2014 | World

With the multibillion dollar expansion of the Suez Canal underway, Egypt proudly issued a commemorative stamp to pay tribute to the historical waterwa...

Egypt Planning New Suez Canal

Reuters | Posted 10.04.2014 | World

CAIRO, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Egypt is planning to build a new Suez Canal alongside the near-145 year-old historic waterway in a multi-billion dollar pro...

The Price of Oil: Speculation, Manipulation Or a Deeply Broken System

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Will it be a serious and searching probe of the malevolent formation of prices in the oil industry, costing American and world consumers billions, or just a cursory headline in the manner of the now discredited 'The Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Group.'

Egypt's Agonizing Collapse

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 04.01.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Radical movements across the Middle East -- already benefiting from the collapse of state authority -- could make Egypt their ultimate prize in what appears to be an accelerating march across the littered landscape of the Arab Spring.

Masked 'Black Bloc' Protesters Add Mystery To Egypt Violence

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

CAIRO -- An unpredictable new element has entered Egypt's wave of political unrest: a mysterious group of masked young men called the Black Bloc who p...

Cutting Off Aid to Arab World Hurts U.S. Business

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

It would seem reasonable for a government to take a step back from aid pledges to other governments when an international incident involves American deaths. However, discontinuing aid might not make pragmatic sense when considering all of our interests.

U.S. Mounts Quiet, Limited Effort to Weaken Assad's Rule

The Wall Street Journal | ADAM ENTOUS, JULIAN E. BARNES and NOUR MALAS | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

The U.S. has been mounting a secret but limited effort to speed the fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad without using force, scrambling spies and...

PHOTOS: Cerebral Cruising Towards Antiquity

Yvonne Yorke | Posted 04.11.2012 | Travel
Yvonne Yorke

After several attempts to catch a taxi back to the ship, one of the local shopkeepers voluntarily came out of his store and helped me flag down a taxi and give the driver directions.

Iran: No Hostile Intentions For Suez Canal Ships

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Iran's navy chief says Iran had "no hostile intentions" by sending two warships to the Mediterranean for the first time in mor...

Iran Ups the Ante

Stanley Kober | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stanley Kober

The choices facing Israel are not enviable. Its fears of an Iran with nuclear weapons are understandable, but the political environment is not what it was before. A fresh approach may be in order, before time runs out altogether.

Israel: Iran Warships Are A Provocation

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Two Iranian warships sailed from the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean on Tuesday, the first such trip in at least three decades, el...

Iran Makes Waves In Israel By Sending Ships To The Suez Canal

Time | KARL VICK / JERUSALEM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Uprisings across the Arab world. Bearings askew. Sands shifting like nobody's business. And into this disorienting world of new uncertainties, the Isl...

The Oil Market's Overreaction to Events in Libya

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Commentators today are repeatedly referring to the level of oil reserves held by the Libyan oil fields, projecting concerns that these reserves are in danger of being cut off from the world market. That concern is spurious to say the least.

Oil: Mucking Up the Recovery

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Worth

Why is the government subsidizing an industry that is making record profits? How long can hard-working Americans tolerate the manipulation of the commodities their survival is reliant on?

Israel Warns Of Iranian Warship 'Provocation'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Two Iranian warships planned to sail through the Suez canal en route to Syria on Wednesday, Israel's foreign minister s...

Risks to the Suez Canal Set the Stage for Falsely Hyping the Price of Oil

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Has anyone stopped to determine what the closure of the Suez Canal would actually mean to the oil market in dollars and cents?