News & Politics

We scoop up the latest news buzzing all over the world – from breaking stories to behind-the-scenes analysis, above-the-fold headlines to offbeat news, we’ve got you covered in the region and beyond.

Flying Firefighters Are Actually a Thing in Dubai

Flying Firefighters Are Actually a Thing in Dubai

We don’t know about you, but we here at Scoop Empire think firefighters. We might be biased because we’re big fans of Chicago Fire (and its three *insert fire emoji* leading men), but whatever you might think. Firefighters are amazing, they get cats down from trees, save people’s lives, and thanks to this new system […]

11 #WomensMarch Signs That Say It All for Middle Eastern Women

11 #WomensMarch Signs That Say It All for Middle Eastern Women

Hundreds of thousands of women marched in unity Saturday against the inauguration of president Donald Trump and to say it was breathtaking would be an understatement. Celebrities and speakers rallied across the country and were even joined by fellow countries to give Trump a piece of their minds. It all started with a Facebook post asking for a march […]

Abou Trika Listed on Egypt’s Terror List and Fans React

Abou Trika Listed on Egypt’s Terror List and Fans React

  Just when Egyptians thought last night’s football match is the only disappointment they will be subjected to, the country had a new surprise for them. Mohamed Abou Trika, former international football player, was just added to Egypt’s terror list due to his alleged links to the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization.   Egypt’s favorite football player has publicly supported former president […]

You Won’t Believe What ‘The Raw Story’ Did with This Journalist’s Photo

You Won’t Believe What ‘The Raw Story’ Did with This Journalist’s Photo

  In a stunningly bad misstep, news website ‘The Raw Story’ used a picture of journalist Noor Tagouri as the featured image in an article titled, “Wife of Pulse nightclub killer Omar Mateen arrested.”   Tagouri is not Mateen’s wife.     It seems the website thought any old image of a Muslim-looking woman would […]

Egyptian Woman Teaches the World a Lesson About Cyber Bullying

Egyptian Woman Teaches the World a Lesson About Cyber Bullying

  When Egyptian girl Ghadeer Ahmed opened up in British newspaper The Guardian on Monday about how a video of her dancing was used as blackmail, she taught a very needed Cyber Bullying Using Women’s Body 101 to the world.   As a teenager, Ahmed sent a video – recorded during one of those innocent, cheeky and fun girls’ […]

You Need to Watch This Chilling Pro-Muslim American PSA by Katy Perry

You Need to Watch This Chilling Pro-Muslim American PSA by Katy Perry

  Confronted with an increase in hate crimes and Islamophobic rhetoric, American Muslims have been organizing, educating and speaking out. And now, an unexpected ally have decided to join them to bring awareness to the fight that America’s Muslims are facing over the next four years ― Katy Perry.   The Dark Horse serves as executive producer on […]

There Is Now a Number to File a Complaint Against Your Sayes

There Is Now a Number to File a Complaint Against Your Sayes

  Who hasn’t been abused emotionally or financially by a sayes (the person who supposedly helps you park) at some point of their life in Egypt? As frustrating and manipulative as they can be, we have to admit they are also life savers in the most crowded streets of Cairo. However, according to Emad Hammad, Director […]

Egyptian Dina Powell Joins Donald Trump’s Administration

Egyptian Dina Powell Joins Donald Trump’s Administration

The world is has been watching really closely and carefully, trying to know who will be joining Trump’s team, and Dina Powell is making headlines this week. According to New York Times, Powell will be joining Trump’s administration. The Goldman Sachs investment banking partner is reportedly working closely with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner and will soon become an extremely influential adviser […]

US Teacher Urged People to Vote for Trump So Muslims Can Be “Butchered”

US Teacher Urged People to Vote for Trump So Muslims Can Be “Butchered”

  A US high school teacher is facing massive backlash for a series of Facebook posts that targeted Muslims, gays and other minority groups. He encouraged people to vote for Donald Trump so Muslims would be “butchered.”     The offensive posts were allegedly made by Dan Close, who teaches American History and Government at Dewey High […]

Snakes on a Plane 2 Filmed in Dubai?

Snakes on a Plane 2 Filmed in Dubai?

  Nope, not quite, but in a scene reminiscent of 2006’s action thriller movie Snakes on a Plane, an Emirates flight from Muscat to Dubai has been cancelled because a serpentine stowaway was discovered in the cargo hold. Samuel L. Jackson was nowhere to be found though.   “Emirates can confirm that flight EK0863 from Muscat to […]

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