Stories tagged: egypt
Tue., Dec. 17, 2019
Archaeologists in Egypt have unveiled two new artifacts from antiquity, a rare statue of one of the country’s most famous pharaohs and a diminutive ancient sphinx.
Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
The New York Times said it turned to the Irish government to rescue a reporter threatened with arrest in Egypt two years ago out of concern that the Trump administration …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019
A car packed with explosives being driven to carry out an attack collided with other vehicles and exploded in central Cairo, killing at least 20 people, the Interior Ministry said …
Mon., June 17, 2019
Egypt’s former president, Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country’s first free elections in 2012 and was ousted a year later by the military, …
Tue., June 11, 2019
A White House official said Tuesday that Egypt, Jordan and Morocco have confirmed their attendance at a U.S. conference this month in Bahrain, where it will unveil the economic portion …
Wed., May 22, 2019
Israeli researchers raised a glass Wednesday to celebrate a long-brewing project of making beer and mead using yeasts extracted from ancient clay vessels –some over 5,000 years old.
Tue., April 23, 2019
Voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030, election officials said Tuesday, a move that critics fear will cement his authoritarian rule …
Wed., April 17, 2019
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
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
Egypt’s top Muslim cleric has stirred up controversy after saying that polygamy is an “injustice” for women.
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …