Stories tagged: Egypt
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 1:56 P.M.
1,100-pound woman leaves Egypt to India for surgery
The head of the Egyptian national airline, EgyptAir, says the company has transported a 1,100-pound woman in a cargo plane to India for a series of surgeries.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 1:32 P.M.
Egypt shuts down organization treating torture victims
Egyptian police on Thursday morning shuttered an organization that treats victims of torture and trauma, said a prominent psychiatrist who founded the center, describing it as part of the latest …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 10:03 P.M.
Cameroon fights back to beat Egypt 2-1 in African Cup final
Cameroon rallied from 1-0 down and won the African Cup of Nations title with a sublime 89th-minute winner from substitute Vincent Aboubakar to beat Egypt 2-1 in the final on …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 9:21 A.M.
Israel issues travel warning on Egypt’s uprising anniversary
Israel has warned citizens visiting the Sinai Peninsula to leave the area immediately and those planning on visiting to change their plans over fears of attacks coinciding with Wednesday’s anniversary …
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, NOON
Egypt haggling back in full force as world awash with wheat
In a world overloaded with wheat, Egypt is bolstering its haggling power. The top importer bought 235,000 metric tons of wheat in a tender Thursday and managed to pay an …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 1:50 P.M.
Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt church bombing
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a suicide bombing at a Cairo church two days earlier that killed 25 people, highlighting a new escalation of violence in Egypt …
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016, 2:21 P.M.
Bomb kills 25 at Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral
A bomb ripped through the chapel in St. Mark’s Cathedral, the seat of Egypt’s ancient Coptic Orthodox Church in central Cairo, killing 25 people and wounding another 49, mostly women …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 9:06 A.M.
Explosion in Cairo kills 6 Egyptian policemen, injures others
An explosive blast, possibly a bomb, killed six policemen and injured three others Friday in what was likely the deadliest assault targeting Egyptian security forces in Cairo in recent months, …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 10:25 A.M.
Egyptian woman, reported to weigh 1,100 pounds, to fly to Mumbai for weight-loss surgery
For more than two decades, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty has not left her home in Egypt. But now the 36-year-old woman is set to travel 2,700 miles to Mumbai …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 7:31 A.M.
Egyptian authorities arrest son of ousted president Morsi
An Egyptian official says security forces have arrested the son of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 8:16 A.M.
Kuwait to supply Egypt with 2 million barrels of oil a month
Egypt’s state news agency says Kuwait has agreed to supply Egypt with 2 million barrels of crude per month, starting in January.
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 12:16 P.M.
IMF approves $12 billion loan to salvage Egypt’s economy
The International Monetary Fund said on Friday that its executive board has approved a three-year bailout totaling $12 billion to Egypt, to support the country’s ailing economy – a move …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 3:29 P.M.
Investigators identify two men who took bag that held bomb in Manhattan
Investigators probing bomb blasts in New Jersey and New York believe they’ve identified two men who walked off with a bag abandoned by the bomber on a street as Egyptian …
THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2016, 3:18 P.M.
IMF, Egypt agree on $12B loan to fix ailing economy
The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it will grant Egypt a $12 billion loan over three years to help the Arab world’s most populous country mend its ailing economy following …
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016, 10:52 A.M.
Egypt’s former grand mufti survives shooting west of Cairo
Egypt’s former grand mufti survived an attempt on his life in a western Cairo suburb when two masked gunmen opened fire as he was walking toward a mosque to hold …
THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2016, 11:04 A.M.
Egypt: Leader of Islamic State affiliate killed in Sinai
Egypt’s military says the leader of the Islamic State’s affiliate has been killed in the Sinai Peninsula.
MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016, 10:50 A.M.
Egypt’s Coptic Pope warns of increased attacks on Christians
CAIRO – The leader of Egypt’s Coptic Christian church is warning of increased attacks on Christians, saying national unity is being “defaced.” In a Monday meeting with lawmakers, Pope Tawadros …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 12:16 P.M.
Solar plane flies over Egypt pyramids on globe-circling trip
Flying through the haze over the pyramids of Giza, an experimental solar-powered airplane arrived on Wednesday in Egypt as part of its globe-circling voyage.
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016, 11:56 A.M.
France opens manslaughter inquiry into EgyptAir crash
French authorities opened a manslaughter inquiry Monday into the May crash of an EgyptAir plane that killed 66 people, saying there is no evidence so far to link it to …
SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016, 3:56 P.M.
Egyptian court sentences 2 Al-Jazeera employees to death
An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016, 1:18 P.M.
Egypt says it has found plane wreckage
Egypt says it has spotted the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016, 7:40 P.M.
EgyptAir plane lands in China after bomb threat
An EgyptAir plane that made an emergency landing Wednesday in Uzbekistan following a bomb threat resumed its flight and landed in Beijing, Egyptian officials said, the latest in a series …
MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016, 12:04 P.M.
Investigators search for wreckage of EgyptAir plane, test DNA
The French navy said Monday that one of its ships has joined the search for the wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804, focusing especially on the hunt for its flight recorders, …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 1:13 P.M.
Body parts, seats, luggage from Egyptian jet located
Search crews found human remains, luggage and seats Friday from the EgyptAir jetliner that fell out of the sky over the Mediterranean Sea, as investigators pored over the passenger list …
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016, 9:02 P.M.
Egypt court recommends death for 2 Al-Jazeera employees
An Egyptian court Saturday recommended the death sentence against six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network …
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016, 2:56 P.M.
Egyptian police stifle plans for mass protest over islands
Thousands of Egyptian riot police on Monday stifled plans for mass demonstrations against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s rule, using tear gas, birdshot and beating up young activists to quickly disperse flash …
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016, 1 P.M.
Ballooning over Luxor, Egypt: Antiquities from the sky
Only from a balloon high in the sky, in the clear air of the early morning, can a visitor begin to grasp the beauty of antiquities on the ground in …
MONDAY, FEB. 8, 2016, 2:43 P.M.
Giant red carpet for Egypt leader’s motorcade sparks uproar
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is facing criticism after a massive red carpet was laid over public roads for his motorcade during a trip to open a social housing project in …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 2015, 2:25 P.M.
Officials search for cause of plane crash over Egypt’s Sinai
A Russian passenger airliner crashed Saturday in a remote mountainous part Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula 23 minutes after taking off from a popular Red Sea resort, killing all 224 people on …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17, 2014
Spicing up winter: Cardamom serves up legendary flavors
In winter, when temperatures drop to bone-chilling degrees, warmth can often be found in the kitchen. During the cold months, I find myself gravitating toward the warming the spices of …