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Discover Big Culture On A Small Budget In These Exotic Destinations

Flight Network | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Travel
Flight Network

Exotic escapes don't have to be expensive. While lounging on a tropical beach in the Philippines or discovering the ancient Pyramids of Giza sound like excursions that will burn a hole in your pocket, you'll be wowed by how far your Canadian dollar can go in such sought-after travel destinations.

Canada Must Protect Its Children And Respect International Law

Tara Collins | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Politics
Tara Collins

The Egyptian regime is barring the Al-Qazzaz family from returning to their home in Canada, and has seized a significant amount of their assets, including the family business. The case has drawn lots of international criticism, and it's not hard to see why, given that it involves the violation of several United Nations instruments.

Why Medical Cannabis Users Aren't Just "Getting High"

Dave Murphy | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Living
Dave Murphy

Cannabis has been a medicine for far longer than it has been a drug. There are many different theories of its history, and signs of it date back to the old testament and ancient europe, all over Asia, and spread down into Africa. Ancient history is a matter of interpretation and the details remain in debate, but cannabis use was a huge part of culture and medicine in distant parts of the world. As a medical user, I do still get high some times for fun. But that's not the whole picture.

Researcher's Violent Death In Cairo Raises Uproar Among Academics

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada

Regeni disappeared on Jan. 25 and his body was found in a ditch on the outskirts of Cairo more than a week later.

There's A '90 Per Cent' Chance Of Hidden Rooms In King Tut's Tomb

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.28.2015 | Canada

Researchers say the discovery of a new chamber could shine new light on one of ancient Egypt's most turbulent times.

Was Mohamed Fahmy a Victim of Stephen Harper's Ideology?

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

In an odd twist of fate, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi decided to have a change of heart and "pardon" three Al Jazeera journalists including Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy. Whether Sisi was feeling charitable on the eve of the Muslim holiday of Eid-Ul-Adha or wanted to improve his faltering global reputation before his visit to the United Nations is unknown.

Egyptian Court Releases Full Ruling On Al-Jazeera Journalists

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada

The journalists and the network deny the accusations.

Fahmy Slams Egypt's New Anti-Terror Laws

CP | Michelle McQuigge | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Politics

Fahmy says his imprisonment and two trials were governed by a set of unwritten rules that have now become official Egyptian law.

Egypt's Inability to End Female Genital Mutilation Is Shameful

Jenn Gearey | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Impact
Jenn Gearey

While Egypt was considered a role model for civilization once upon a time, its inability to put a stop against barbaric acts of FGM is painful. The human rights violations where infants, toddlers, children, teenagers, and women, are having their vaginas sliced, because the notion of a woman experiencing sexual pleasure is distasteful, are not dwindling.

Harper Should Stand With Canadians And Help Free Mohamed Fahmy

Farah Mawani | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Farah Mawani

Dear Prime Minister Harper, I write to you as a Canadian, and as a survivor of having a loved one wrongfully imprisoned in Iran. I write to you knowing what it feels like every moment of every day a loved is held captive for political reasons alone. It is haunting. It is impossible to feel free.

An Open Letter to the RCMP Commissioner About Egyptian Police

Ehab Lotayef | Posted 04.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Ehab Lotayef

Over the past 19 months the brutality of the Egyptian Police reached new highs, not even seen or heard of during the Mubarak years. The European Parliament, the UN Secretary General, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have all condemned the Egyptian security forces for the use of force leading to the death of hundreds of protesters and serious injuries of many more.

How Egypt's Conscription Generates Unemployment and Refugees

Maikel Nabil Sanad | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Politics
Maikel Nabil Sanad

Many International actors, including the U.S. government, support the Egyptian military, in the belief that Egypt's army can restore stability, and, in doing so, stem the flow of refugees out of Egypt. But it's the Egyptian military, through its stubbornness dealing with the conscientious objection issue, which generates refugees every day.

Continued Cronyism Is the Arab Spring's Worst Enemy

Fred McMahon | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Politics
Fred McMahon

The violence that spun out of the Arab Spring in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Syria grabbed the headlines but the real problem received little attention -- lack of opportunity. This lack of opportunity for the people of the Middle East is an issue the West largely ignored and partly caused.

Though I Keep Getting Detained, I'll Never Stop Being an Activist

Maikel Nabil Sanad | Posted 10.13.2014 | Canada Impact
Maikel Nabil Sanad

I was sitting on a bench inside the military court that day, accompanied by a military intelligence agent, waiting for my military judge to arrive in the courtroom. It was a spring day, in April 2011, just few months after the revolution started. It was the fifth time I was detained in Egypt because of my activism. It isn't that I can understand the situations of people facing injustice from afar, I can feel their pain, because it's my pain as well.

Harper: Egypt Knows Canada Is Not Happy

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal New Democrats have received assurances from the Harper government that Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy won't be stripp...

In Egypt, You Must Agree With the Military

Maikel Nabil Sanad | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Maikel Nabil Sanad

Last Tuesday, May 13, My brother Mark Nabil had to go through his compulsory medical examination for the military service. Mark disapproved all the questions. Army officers at the site were very furious that someone dared to disagree with the army role.

How Egypt Won the Battles But Lost the War

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada
Firas Al-Atraqchi

When talk show host David Letterman asked news anchor Scott Pelley on June 27, 2012 what happened to the "Arab Spring," the latter replied: "It's almost as if the revolution never happened." This was what Omar Kamel, an advocate for social justice and civilian rule, feared the most.

Slavery in Africa Is Alive, Well and Ignored

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

Simon Aban Deng is a Sudanese human rights activist living in the United States. A native of the Shilluk Kingdom in southern Sudan, Deng spent several...

Welcoming Home John and Tarek From Egypt

Irene Mathyssen, MP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Irene Mathyssen, MP

The detention of Dr. Tarek Loubani and John Greyson was at the forefront of all Canadians' concerns for the 50 days they spent behind bars at Cairo's Tora Prison. Dr. Tarek Loubani is an emergency room physician in my riding and John Greyson is an acclaimed film-maker and professor at York University. They are now home safe.

Naomi Klein Calls for Economic Pressure on Egypt over Detention of Canadian Filmmaker, Doctor

Democracy Now! | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Democracy Now!

Two Canadian citizens -- acclaimed Toronto filmmaker John Greyson and medical doctor Tarek Loubani -- have been jailed for more than a month-and-a-hal...

ANOTHER 45 DAYS

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada

Two Canadians arrested and held without charge in Egypt for more than seven weeks have been ordered detained for another 45 days, a decision that come...

It's Time for Rule of Law in Egypt

Paul Dewar | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada
Paul Dewar

Freedom of speech and association are not options in a democracy -- they are the very foundation of democratic life. I am therefore deeply concerned by last week's announcement by Egyptian authorities that the state of emergency will be extended for a further two months.

Canadians Detained In Egypt On Hunger Strike

CBC | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada

Two Canadians who have been detained in an Egyptian prison for over a month will be going on a hunger strike. Tarek Loubani of London, Ont., and Joh...

2 MORE WEEKS

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - Two Canadians arrested in Egypt and held without charge since mid-August will be detained for another two weeks.Friends of Tarek Loubani and ...

Director Wants Canadians Jailed In Egypt Freed

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada

Film director Gus Van Sant has called for the release of two Canadians incarcerated in Egypt, according to the Toronto Sun. Van Sant expressed his...