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.

Is Donald Trump Hosting an Iftar at Trump Towers?

Is Donald Trump Hosting an Iftar at Trump Towers?

  Would you believe us if we told you that US president Donald Trump is hosting an iftar for Ramadan? Of course you wouldn’t (we had to try though), but the next best thing is happening; activists are planning to troll the American president by hosting an iftar dinner outside NYC’s Trump Towers.   In an attempt […]

Are We Genuinely Disheartened by the Minya Massacre?

Are We Genuinely Disheartened by the Minya Massacre?

On Friday May 26th, masked men shot at a bus full of Egyptian Coptic Christians in El Minya Governorate . The massacre has amounted to the death of at least 28 people, and to the injury/wounding of at least 25 people.     Among the deaths, were two small girls who were only two and […]

Here’s Why the Color of Dubai’s Sea Has Changed

Here’s Why the Color of Dubai’s Sea Has Changed

  Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach is one of most popular destinations in the region. Tourists and residents are known to up their tanning game there. So, when the color of the sea there started changing, many people started freaking out.   We here at Scoop Empire want to tell you that there’s nothing to worry about. Why, […]

You Need to Watch Justin Trudeau’s Beautiful Ramadan Message

You Need to Watch Justin Trudeau’s Beautiful Ramadan Message

  Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada and the leader of the Liberal Party, is arguably everyone’s favorite politician. Not only because he’s THE second-youngest Canadian Prime Minister, but also because his domestic and foreign policies are the simplest guide for any politician to be, well, popular.     Unlike his American counterpart, Justin […]

Mosques Refuse Egypt’s Decision to Not Live Broadcast ‘Taraweeh Prayers’

Mosques Refuse Egypt’s Decision to Not Live Broadcast ‘Taraweeh Prayers’

The Ministry of Religious Endowments had announced that a ban will be placed on using speakers, throughout the entirety of Taraweeh prayers.   The decision came as part of a series of decisions containing instructions that emphasized the importance of ensuring all preachers were licensed speakers; that all charity Iftar tables (Mawa2ed Rahman) on territory […]

At Least 28 Coptic Christians Killed in Minya Bus Shooting

At Least 28 Coptic Christians Killed in Minya Bus Shooting

  According to The Independent, at least 28 people were killed in Egypt after gunmen opened fire on Coptic Christians.   The gunmen reportedly opened fire on a bus in the city of Minya in Upper Egypt – around 245km south of Cairo.   The bus was heading to Anba Samuel monastery near the southern city […]

UAE to Place a 100% Tax on Tobacco and Energy Drinks

UAE to Place a 100% Tax on Tobacco and Energy Drinks

UAE’s Federal Tax Authority (FTA) just announced that it will be placing a 100% tax on tobacco and energy drinks, a 50% tax on all carbonated beverages, and a value added tax of 5%. Whilst registrations will start in the third quarter of this year, the implementation will take effect by this year’s fourth quarter. […]

Sheikh Mohammad Has Just Pardoned 1,014 Prisoners in Dubai Before Ramadan

Sheikh Mohammad Has Just Pardoned 1,014 Prisoners in Dubai Before Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is known for its forgiveness and good deeds. Dubai being itself — AKA role model — is once again teaching everyone a lesson about mercy and tolerance.     His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, just pardoned 1,014 […]

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Lights up in Remembrance of Manchester Victims

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Lights up in Remembrance of Manchester Victims

  From the tallest building on Earth to Sunderland’s Penshaw Monument, the union flag was projected in bright, beautiful lights as a tribute to the 22 people, some of them children, who lost their lives at the Manchester Attack.   The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation condemned the attack and emphasised the UAE’s unwavering […]

80% of Egyptian Women Do Not Reach Sexual Orgasm

80% of Egyptian Women Do Not Reach Sexual Orgasm

According to Youm7, Dr. Hesham Abdel Hamid – the Primary Speaker on behalf of Egypt’s Forensic Medicine Department – has just affirmed that somewhere between 70 – 80% of all Egyptian women do not reach sexual orgasm due to female genital mutilation (FGM).   Abdel Hamid further added that the fact that FGM is a […]