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January 26, 2023, 6:28 PM

Egypt discovers 4,300-year-old tombs in ancient burial ground

Egypt on Thursday said it uncovered several 4,300-year-old tombs in Saqqara as it continues a series of discoveries in the ancient burial ground.
January 26, 2023, 6:28 PM
Egypt discovers 4,300-year-old tombs in ancient burial ground
January 22, 2023, 10:53 AM

Egypt frees businessman, son after 2 years of detention

Family members say Egyptian authorities have released a prominent businessman and his son after more than two years in pre-trial detention while officials investigated possible terrorism-related charges
January 22, 2023, 10:53 AM
Egypt frees businessman, son after 2 years of detention
January 15, 2023, 7:38 PM

Egypt hands out life jail terms in trial over 2019 protests

Sentences were given to 38, including the man whose posts helped spark protests.
January 15, 2023, 7:38 PM
January 14, 2023, 4:08 PM

Egypt says ancient royal tomb unearthed in Luxor

The tomb apparently belongs to the 18th Dynasty of Pharaonic Egypt.
January 14, 2023, 4:08 PM
January 8, 2023, 8:08 PM

Official: Apartment building collapse in Egypt kills 6

A senior Egyptian official says at least six people were killed when an apartment building collapsed in the southern province of Assiut
January 8, 2023, 8:08 PM
January 6, 2023, 11:38 AM

Egyptian pound sees largest single-day fall since IMF deal

Egypt's Central Banks says the pound has seen its largest single-day slide since the government agreed to a $3 billion International Monetary Fund deal in late October
January 6, 2023, 11:38 AM
Egyptian pound sees largest single-day fall since IMF deal
1 month ago

Egypt's leader urges caution for Netanyahu's new government

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has urged Israel’s new hard-line government to refrain from “any measures” that could inflame regional tensions, in a phone call congratulating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his return to office
1 month ago
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Egypt says basketball stands partly collapse, injuring 27

Egyptian authorities say at least 27 people were injured when stands partly collapsed during a basketball game in the capital of Cairo
1 month ago
2 months ago

Greco-Roman funerary building, mummy portraits discovered in Egypt

The building and the paintings, which are famously known as the Fayoum portraits, date back to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras.
2 months ago
Stunning Roman-era paintings uncovered in Egypt
2 months ago

Saudi Arabia extends terms of $5 billion in aid to Egypt

Saudi Arabian state media says the country has agreed to extend the terms of a $5 billion aid package to Egypt that took effect in March
2 months ago
Saudi Arabia extends terms of $5 billion in aid to Egypt
2 months ago

Egypt's newly discovered ancient tombs are nearly 5,000 years old

Egypt discovers 5 ancient tombs in Saqqara
2 months ago
Egypt's newly discovered ancient tombs are nearly 5,000 years old
2 months ago

Family: Egypt activist very, very thin after hunger strike

The family of imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah says they were allowed to see him for the first time in nearly a month and that he is “very, very thin” after ending a hunger strike that prompted widespread concern for his health
2 months ago
Family: Egypt activist deteriorated since hunger strike
3 months ago

In Egypt, host of COP27, a small step toward green energy

The Arab world’s most populous country is taking steps to convert to renewable energy
3 months ago
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Bus falls into canal in Egypt's Nile Delta, killing 21

Egypt's health ministry says a bus fell into a canal in Egypt’s Nile River Delta region killing at least 21 people, including three children
3 months ago
3 months ago

Egypt puts activist on hunger strike on medical treatment

Family members say Egyptian prison authorities have intervened medically with imprisoned pro-democracy activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah, who this week escalated his hunger strike to refuse water
3 months ago
Egyptian hunger striker is hospitalized, family says
3 months ago

COP27: Host resort town gives Egypt tight grip over protests

Egypt is touting its efforts to make Sharm el-Sheikh a more eco-friendly tourist destination as this year’s United Nations climate summit approaches
3 months ago
COP27: Host resort town gives Egypt tight grip over protests
3 months ago

Egypt releases former politician in latest prisoner pardon

Egyptian authorities have announced the release of a prominent human rights lawyer
3 months ago
Egypt releases former politician in latest prisoner pardon
5 months ago

At least 41 dead in Cairo church fire

Dozens are feared dead after a huge fire erupted at a church in Cairo on Sunday.
5 months ago
At least 41 dead in Cairo church fire
5 months ago

Egypt in mourning after fire tears through church in Cairo

At least 41 worshippers, including children, were killed at the Coptic Orthodox Church of Abou Seifain in Cairo, Egypt.
5 months ago
Egypt in mourning after fire tears through church in Cairo
5 months ago

At least 41 dead after fire erupts in Cairo church

The fire engulfed the Coptic Orthodox Church of Abou Seifain in Cairo during morning prayers.
5 months ago
At least 41 dead after fire erupts in Cairo church
6 months ago

Campus femicides in Egypt revive calls to strengthen laws against gender-based violence

The latest murder of a young woman in Egypt who had allegedly rejected the advances of a fellow student has sparked outrage.
6 months ago
Campus femicides revive calls to strengthen laws against gender-based violence
7 months ago

2 women killed in shark attacks in Egypt's Red Sea, officials say

Two women were killed in shark attacks in Egypt's Red Sea over the weekend, prompting officials to close off a stretch of the coastline.
7 months ago
2 women killed in shark attacks, officials say
7 months ago

Eviction on the Nile: Historic Cairo houseboats facing demolition

The Egyptian government gave Nile houseboat owners orders to evacuate, citing their failure to pay license fees among several other reasons.
7 months ago
Historic Cairo houseboats facing demolition
8 months ago

Egypt will seek to recover antiquities seized from The Met in New York, official says

Egyptian officials said they plan to start legal proceedings to recover five Egyptian antiques seized from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
8 months ago
Egypt will seek to recover antiquities seized from The Met in New York, official says
8 months ago

Egypt uncovers 2,500-year-old coffins, bronze statues

The latest discovery comes two months after five ancient tombs were found nearby.
8 months ago
Egypt uncovers 2,500-year-old coffins, bronze statues
1 year ago

Egypt to mark centenary of Tutankhamun tomb discovery by inaugurating new, lavish museum

The museum will hold more than 100,000 artifacts.
1 year ago
Egypt to mark centenary of Tutankhamun tomb discovery with new, lavish museum
1 year ago

Egypt digitally 'unwraps' mummy of King Amenhotep

The mummy had remained untouched since it was discovered in 1881.
1 year ago
Egypt digitally 'unwraps' mummy of King Amenhotep
1 year ago

Egypt opens Luxor's ancient 'Avenue of Sphinxes' to great fanfare

Egypt will inaugurate the 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes in a glitzy ceremony.
1 year ago
Egypt opens Luxor's ancient 'Avenue of Sphinxes' to great fanfare
1 year ago

What the appointment of 98 female judges to Egypt's State Council means for women's rights

The recent appointment of 98 judges to Egypt's State Council has considerable implications.
1 year ago
What appointment of 98 female judges in Egypt means for women's rights
2 years ago

Scientists study ancient Egyptian mummies with CT scans

WAKING THE DEAD: Ancient Egypt meets modern technology as scientists put mummies under the microscope with CT scans to study their life and death.
2 years ago
Scientists study ancient Egyptian mummies with CT scans
2 years ago

11 dead, 98 injured after passenger train derailment in Egypt

A passenger train derailment in Egypt has left 11 dead and 98 injured, officials said.
2 years ago
11 dead, 98 injured in passenger train derailment in Egypt
2 years ago

'Pharaoh's curse' blamed for Suez Canal blockage, other unfortunate events in Egypt

Some unfortunate events in Egypt, like the Suez Canal blockage, are being blamed on a possible "pharaoh's curse" as 22 mummies are set to be relocated.
2 years ago
‘Keep the mummies asleep’: Unfortunate events in Egypt blamed on ‘pharaoh's curse’
2 years ago

Engineers successfully free ship stuck in Egypt's Suez Canal

The colossal cargo ship that became stuck on the banks of Suez Canal last week, blocking traffic through the crucial waterway, was finally freed by engineers on Monday.
2 years ago
Engineers successfully free ship stuck in Egypt's Suez Canal
2 years ago

Massive cargo ship stuck in Suez Canal is partially refloated

The Ever Given is closer to freedom after engineers partially refloated the 200,000 ton carrier which has been blocking one of the world's busiest shipping channels for almost a week.
2 years ago
Massive cargo ship stuck in Suez Canal is partially refloated
2 years ago

Urgent effort to dislodge cargo ship stuck in Suez Canal

As the canal is a key global trade route, what could be the impact this one stranded ship could have all over the world?
2 years ago
Urgent effort to dislodge cargo ship stuck in Suez Canal
2 years ago

Egypt says US offers assistance as operations to free cargo ship gather momentum

Egypt's efforts to pull the gigantic ship have yielded little progress.
2 years ago
US offers to help Egypt with Suez blockage
2 years ago

Moving stranded cargo ship in Suez Canal could 'take weeks,' salvage company says

Egypt said it halted all navigation in the canal on Thursday.
2 years ago
Moving stranded cargo ship in Suez Canal could 'take weeks,' salvage company says
2 years ago

Large container ship blocks Egypt's Suez Canal

The canal provides the shortest link from Asia to Europe by connecting the Mediterranean to the Red Sea.
2 years ago
Large container ship blocks Egypt's Suez Canal
2 years ago

Trapped container ship blocks navigation in Egypt's Suez Canal

The canal provides the shortest link from Asia to Europe by connecting the Mediterranean to the Red Sea
2 years ago
Massive container ship blocks Egypt's Suez Canal
2 years ago

Biden faces 1st test with Egypt over human rights, weapon sales

President Joe Biden's administration expressed concern over the Egyptian government's human rights record after the family of a U.S. citizen and activist was detained.
2 years ago
Biden faces 1st test with Egypt over human rights, weapon sales
2 years ago

Egypt unlocks more secrets in Saqqara with discovery of temple, sarcophagi

The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities announced a new discovery of a funerary temple and ancient sarcophagi in Saqqara.
2 years ago
Egypt unlocks more secrets in Saqqara with latest discovery
2 years ago

Egypt unveils ancient funerary temple

The temple is located south of Cairo and contains coffins that date back some 3,000 years.
2 years ago
Egypt unveils ancient funerary temple
2 years ago

Egyptian spa offers snake massage treatment

Live snakes slither on people’s backs and faces for pain relief at a spa in Egypt.
2 years ago
Egyptian spa offers snake massage treatment
2 years ago

5 Americans among 7 peacekeepers killed in Sinai helicopter crash

Five American peacekeepers were among a group of seven killed in a helicopter accident in the Sinai Peninsula.
2 years ago
5 Americans among 7 peacekeepers killed in Sinai helicopter crash
3 years ago

Cairo's Baron Empain palace reopens after restoration

Egypt's historic Baron Empain Palace, which has been standing for more than 100 years, has opened its doors to visitors after three years of restoration work.
3 years ago
Cairo's Baron Empain palace reopens after restoration
3 years ago
Former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak dies at 91
3 years ago

Egypt's wave of censorship takes aim at street music

Egypt's restrictions on what it deems inappropriate forms of art have reached a new height with a ban on a popular genre of street music.
3 years ago
Egypt's wave of censorship takes aim at street music
3 years ago

Former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak dies at 91

Egypt's former strongman Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled by a popular revolt in 2011, has died at the age of 91, the country's state TV said on Tuesday.
3 years ago
Former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak dies at 91
3 years ago

US citizen to remain in Egypt detention after prosecution appeal accepted

A dual U.S.-Egyptian national who won a court order to be released from a Cairo prison will remain in jail after a prosecution appeal was accepted on Thursday.
3 years ago
US citizen to remain in Egypt detention after prosecution appeal accepted
3 years ago

Egyptian court orders release of US citizen after 6-month detention

An Egyptian court on Wednesday ordered the release of a dual U.S.-Egyptian national who was arrested upon her arrival at the Cairo airport in July 2019.
3 years ago
Egyptian court orders release of US citizen after 6-month detention