Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: egypt

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Why Egypt could again play a key role in engineering a truce between Israel & Hamas

With the US circumspect about committing American political and diplomatic resources to the effort, the heavy lifting of engineering a ceasefire falls once again to Egypt.

Polish researchers discover a pregnant Egyptian mummy, in a first

Researchers have stated in the study this finding has 'opened up new possibilities' of research into pregnancy and maternal practices in ancient times.

Egypt parades 22 royal mummies through Cairo streets to new resting place

The mummified bodies of 18 pharaohs and four queens were paraded from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to a new museum in the Fustat neighbourhood.

Why Egypt didn’t profit from peace with Israel as the UAE will

Egypt and Israel had signed a treaty in 1979 and while the two governments developed robust security cooperation, there was little interest in building deep economic ties.

2,300-yr-old mummy in Jaipur’s Albert Hall Museum taken out of box to rescue it from rains

The Egyptian mummy was first brought to India in 1883 when it was gifted by Brughsch Bey, then curator at the Museum of Cairo, to Sawai Ishwar Singh, the ruler of Jaipur at the time, for an exhibition.

US stops sending sniffer dogs to Egypt and Jordan after multiple deaths

A US government report highlighted cases of severe negligence in the care of sniffer dogs in Jordan and Egypt.

Hong Kong to Haiti, Chile to Lebanon — what is common as world is up in arms against govts

A brief look at the mass protests in several countries over the last few months, the common thread and the transnational trends at play.

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s ‘Arab Spring president’ who held out hope, but just for a year

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically-elected president, was a member of Muslim Brotherhood that was formed in 1928.

Iran threatens to breach uranium stockpile limit set by 2015 nuclear deal

Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi dies of heart attack in court and British MP Boris Johnson’s anti-Scottish poem

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.