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.

Muslim Teen Flawlessly Shuts down Islamophobic Nonsense by Texting Her Dad

Muslim Teen Flawlessly Shuts down Islamophobic Nonsense by Texting Her Dad

A few days ago a 17 year-old Muslim girl by the name of Lamyaa- residing in Pennsylvania tweeted a screenshot of an iMessage conversation she had with her father.     The conversation she tweeted was one that involved Lamyaa asking her father a direct question regarding his reaction and/or opinion should she decide to […]

Why Egypt Needs to Stop Fighting Terrorists, and Start Fighting Terrorism

Why Egypt Needs to Stop Fighting Terrorists, and Start Fighting Terrorism

  A few days have passed since the horrific church bombings that took place in Egypt’s Tanta governorate and Alexandria governorate. Accordingly, it is now time for a sober reflection on the question of fighting terrorists. This question is one that Egypt has been asked and forced to answer.   Firstly, there seems to be […]

An Exploding Sound Causes Panic in Cairo Streets

An Exploding Sound Causes Panic in Cairo Streets

A very loud exploding sound was heard, and felt, in many areas in Cairo and Giza around 11 am; mostly in 6th of October, Sheikh Zayed, Maadi, and Haram. We even felt it in our Scoop Empire office in Maadi.   Many began asking what the source of the sound was, and others began claiming […]

#SaveDinaAli: Why We Need to Talk About Honor Killings

#SaveDinaAli: Why We Need to Talk About Honor Killings

  On Monday, April 10th, Dina Ali — a 24-year-old Saudi woman— was off-loaded from her flight, detained for 13 hours without being officially charged with any crime, at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Dina was traveling from Saudi Arabia to Australia via the Philippines hoping to seek asylum from her abusive family.   The Filipino […]

Admins of Egyptian Facebook Group “تحت الارض – Underground” Under Arrest

Admins of Egyptian Facebook Group “تحت الارض – Underground” Under Arrest

  For the past few days, Egypt’s social media has been nothing but memes about a new Facebook page called “تحت الارض – Underground.” The page is supposed to be a place where all Satanists can gather and perform rituals. It is very clear that the page is nothing but a joke, adding photos and […]

People Need to Stop Claiming Facebook Page ‘Underground’ Is Responsible for Church Bombings

People Need to Stop Claiming Facebook Page ‘Underground’ Is Responsible for Church Bombings

There’s a page called “تحت الارض – Underground” that has been causing a huge controversy over social media, and people are legitimately scared. For those who don’t know, the page is a supposed satanic page that has been going viral for almost a month, and somehow, the page got connected with the recent attacks.   […]

Turkish Airlines Cabin Crew Delivers a Baby During Flight

Turkish Airlines Cabin Crew Delivers a Baby During Flight

  Imagine you’re on a flight while being pregnant, and mid-air you go into labor! Horrific, we know. This is literally every mother’s nightmare, but Turkish Airlines crew handled it like gyno-pros.   Passenger, Nafi Diaby, was 42,000 feet up in the air when her baby decided to meet the world for the first time. The […]

A Rocket Has Been Fired at Israel from Egypt’s Sinai

A Rocket Has Been Fired at Israel from Egypt’s Sinai

Haaretz just reported that a rocket has been fired into southern Israel from Egypt’s Sinai. The rocket was fired right after Israel closed its borders with Egypt amid terror attacks in order not to allow its citizens to enter Egypt from the crossing.  However, Israeli citizens will be permitted to return to Israel via the Taba crossing. […]

Father Boules George Sends Incredibly Humane Message to Terrorists

Father Boules George Sends Incredibly Humane Message to Terrorists

Just when Egypt started to feel like a safe place for citizens and tourists again, tragedy struck on Palm Sunday. A hideous act of terrorism in Tanta and Alexandria left 44 Egyptians dead, more than a 100 injured and families mourning.   You’d think that Christians would be scared to get near any of the churches; fearing […]

Pope Francis Insists on Keeping His Plans to Visit Egypt and Will Not Cancel Them

Pope Francis Insists on Keeping His Plans to Visit Egypt and Will Not Cancel Them

  In light of the recent tragic bombings that occurred in Tanta and Alexandria that left many killed and dozens injured, talks were made on social media with people worried that this will stop Pop Francis from coming on his scheduled visit to Egypt.     TV host, Lamis El-Hadidy, announced on her CBC show “Hona El-3asema” (Here’s the […]