Stories tagged: Egypt
Wed., April 17, 2019, 11:52 a.m.
Authorities on Wednesday scheduled three days of voting in a nationwide referendum starting Saturday on proposed changes to Egypt’s constitution that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi remain in power until …
Tue., March 19, 2019, 12:11 p.m.
Egypt’s top media regulator on Tuesday put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are …
Sun., March 3, 2019, 9:41 p.m.
Egypt’s top Muslim cleric has stirred up controversy after saying that polygamy is an “injustice” for women.
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 6:42 a.m.
Egyptian railway officials say a locomotive has crashed into a barrier at Cairo’s main train station at high speed, causing its fuel tank to explode and triggering a huge fire, …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 12:19 p.m.
Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered an ancient workshop used to build and repair ships that dates back to the Ptolemaic era (332 B.C.-30 B.C.) in the Sinai Peninsula.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 1:25 p.m.
Egypt said Saturday its security forces have killed 40 militants in raids on their hideouts in the Sinai Peninsula and the Greater Cairo area, just hours after a roadside bomb …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 9:18 p.m.
A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Friday near the Giza Pyramids, killing three Vietnamese and their Egyptian guide, officials said.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of a private tomb belonging to a senior official from the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs, which ruled roughly 4,400 years ago.
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 11:13 a.m.
Egypt says archaeologists digging in Cairo have found two blocks of limestone with inscriptions belonging to an engineer who worked for Ramses II, one of the longest ruling pharaohs in …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 10:07 p.m.
Islamic militants on Friday ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing seven and wounding 19, …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
It took Melania Trump’s first big solo international trip for her to show a different side of herself – a playful, less serious one.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 11:14 a.m.
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest by Islamists that was …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 3:22 p.m.
Egypt said Sunday that archeologists have unearthed one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 12:18 p.m.
For thousands of years beneath Egypt’s desert sands a solidified whitish substance sat in a broken jar. Scientists now say it’s “probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese …
Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
An Egyptian court sentenced 75 people to death on Saturday, including top figures of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in, state media reported.
Sat., July 21, 2018, 10:02 a.m.
Egypt raised natural gas prices for households and businesses Saturday by between 33.3 and 75 percent, the latest among tough austerity measures aimed at rebuilding the country’s economy battered by …
UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 9:56 p.m.
Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back more than 2,500 years near Egypt’s famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo.
Mon., June 25, 2018, 12:27 p.m.
Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, who is 45, took the field for his team’s final group match to set the record. Although he saved one penalty, he couldn’t stop Saudi …
UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 3:16 p.m.
Russia scored three goals in a 15-minute span early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt that moved the host nation to the brink of …
UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 9:17 a.m.
Jose Gimenez came to Uruguay’s rescue by scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Egypt in Group A of the World Cup. The Uruguay defender jumped in the …
Sat., June 9, 2018, 12:54 p.m.
An Eritrean detainee of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency died in a holding area after apparently committing suicide, Egyptian airport officials said on Saturday.
Fri., May 18, 2018, 11:38 a.m.
French authorities have thwarted a possible attack using ricin or explosives and handed preliminary terrorism charges to a young Egyptian man arrested in Paris, officials said Friday.
Fri., May 18, 2018, 11:26 a.m.
Egypt has opened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the entire Muslim holy month of Ramadan, President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi announced on Twitter, in what would be the longest uninterrupted …
UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 11:10 a.m.
A top newspaper editor known to be close to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is hinting in a column published on Sunday that the Egyptian leader should be allowed to rule beyond …
Sun., May 6, 2018, 9 a.m.
Case VanderMeulen’s oldest brother inherited his family’s 100-cow dairy in The Netherlands. So the younger brother came to America and built a fortress of milk that never sleeps.
Sat., May 5, 2018, 9:35 a.m.
Egypt moved the sixth and last chariot of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun on Saturday to the boy king’s vast collection of items in an under-construction museum near the pyramids in Giza.
Tue., April 10, 2018, 12:43 p.m.
A leading international rights group urged Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday to prioritize reforms aimed at ending human rights abuses during his second, four-year term in office.
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:46 p.m.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has won a second, four-year term in office, with more than 97 percent of the vote in last week’s election, according to official results announced Monday …
Tue., March 27, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
Turnout appeared low on Tuesday as Egyptians voted on the second day of an election that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is virtually certain to win, after all serious rivals were either …
Sun., March 25, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
This week’s presidential election in Egypt is not about who wins – that was settled long ago – but about how many people bother to cast ballots.