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July 5, 2021, 4:13 AM

Suez Canal says deal reached to free seized vessel

A hulking container ship blocked the crucial waterway for nearly a week.
July 5, 2021, 4:13 AM
1 month ago

Early agreement reached in dispute over Suez Canal ship

The owners and insurers of the giant container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week earlier this year have reached an agreement in principle over their dispute with canal authorities
1 month ago
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Scientists study ancient Egyptian mummies with CT scans
2 months ago

Suez Canal’s claim over once-stuck ship referred by court

An Egyptian appeals court says it lacks jurisdiction to look into the demands.
2 months ago
3 months ago

Egypt executes defrocked monk convicted of abbot’s killing

The 2018 killing of Bishop Epiphanius shocked Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church.
3 months ago
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Rights critics condemn French sale to Egypt of 30 more jets

Egypt is buying another 30 Rafale fighter jets from France
3 months ago
3 months ago

Egypt court upholds seizure of ship that blocked Suez Canal

An Egyptian court has rejected an appeal by the owner of a massive container ship of the court-ordered seizure of the vessel over a financial dispute
3 months ago
3 months ago

Egyptian mummy was a pregnant woman, not a male priest

Polish researchers examining an Egyptian mummy in Warsaw that was believed to be a male priest were surprised when X-rays and computer tests revealed the mummy was that of a woman who had been seven months pregnant
3 months ago
3 months 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.
3 months ago
11 dead, 98 injured in passenger train derailment in Egypt
3 months ago

Suez Canal chief: Vessel impounded amid financial dispute

Egyptian authorities have impounded a massive cargo vessel that blocked the Suez Canal last month amid a financial dispute with its owner
3 months ago
3 months ago

Egypt prosecutors find gross negligence behind train crash

The deadly train crash caused public outcry across the country.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Egypt: Ex-student given 8 more years in #MeToo case

Former student at elite university convicted of attempted rape, drug possession.
3 months ago
4 months ago

Egypt seeks settlement out of court for Suez Canal blockage

The Suez Canal chief says authorities are negotiating a financial settlement with the owners of a massive vessel after it blocked the crucial waterway for nearly a week
4 months ago
4 months ago

Traffic jam eases further in Suez Canal after ship unblocked

A company providing services to the Suez Canal says the maritime traffic jam caused by the Canal's blockage by a cargo ship for nearly a week is continuing to ease
4 months ago
Traffic jam eases further in Suez Canal after ship unblocked
4 months 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.
4 months ago
‘Keep the mummies asleep’: Unfortunate events in Egypt blamed on ‘pharaoh's curse’
4 months ago

Egypt expects $1 billion in damages over stuck ship in Suez

Egypt expects more than $1 billion in compensation after a cargo ship blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week, blocking all traffic
4 months ago
4 months ago

Experts examine bottom of big ship that was stuck in Suez

Egyptian officials say divers are inspecting the underside of a colossal containership that had blocked the Suez Canal
4 months ago
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Engineers successfully free ship stuck in Egypt's Suez Canal
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Massive cargo ship stuck in Suez Canal is partially refloated
4 months ago

Infant found alive after Egypt building collapse kills 25

The death toll from the incident rose to 25,  Egyptian officials say.
4 months ago
4 months 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?
4 months ago
Urgent effort to dislodge cargo ship stuck in Suez Canal
4 months 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.
4 months ago
US offers to help Egypt with Suez blockage
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Moving stranded cargo ship in Suez Canal could 'take weeks,' salvage company says
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Large container ship blocks Egypt's Suez Canal
4 months 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
4 months ago
Massive container ship blocks Egypt's Suez Canal
4 months ago

Acclaimed Egyptian feminist Nawal Saadawi dies at age 89

Egyptian psychiatrist and novelist's writings stirred controversy for decades.
4 months ago
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Biden faces 1st test with Egypt over human rights, weapon sales
6 months ago

Egypt releases Al-Jazeera journalist detained since 2016

He's charged with publishing false information and belonging to a banned group.
6 months ago
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Egypt unlocks more secrets in Saqqara with latest discovery
6 months ago

Egypt unveils ancient funerary temple

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

Egypt unveils ancient funerary temple south of Cairo

Egypt’s former antiquities minister and noted archaeologist Zahi Hawass has revealed details of an ancient funerary temple in a vast necropolis south of Cairo
6 months ago
Egypt unveils ancient funerary temple south of Cairo
7 months ago

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume talks over disputed dam

Ethiopia is building a controversial dam on the Blue Nile.
7 months ago
7 months ago

Egyptian spa offers snake massage treatment

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

9 Egyptian policemen sentenced for beating vendor to death

They were convicted of beating to death a street vendor held at a police station
7 months ago
8 months 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.
8 months ago
5 Americans among 7 peacekeepers killed in Sinai helicopter crash
9 months ago

Egypt releases comedian after more than 2 years in prison

The comedian had been working for a popular satirical television program.
9 months ago
10 months ago

Egypt journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

An Egyptian news outlet says one of its reporters, who reported on a young man’s death in police custody, has been detained on charges of reporting fake news
10 months ago
1 year ago

Lebanon arrests 3 Egyptian suspects in Cairo gang rape case

Lebanese security forces arrested 3 Egyptian men wanted in their home country.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Egypt releases news editor after over 2 years in detention

Egyptian authorities have released the editor of an independent news website after he spent the maximum time allowed under the law in pre-trial detention
1 year ago
Egypt releases news editor after over 2 years in detention
1 year ago

Egypt approves Libya deployment, risking clash with Turkey

Egypt’s parliament has authorized the deployment of troops outside the country after the president threatened military action against Turkish-backed forces in Libya
1 year ago
1 year ago

Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over virus outbreak

Egyptian security agencies have tried to stifle criticism about the handling of the coronavirus health crisis by President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi's government
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Cairo's Baron Empain palace reopens after restoration
1 year ago

Egypt says security forces kill 18 militants in Sinai

Egypt says its police forces have killed 18 militants in a raid in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula
1 year ago
Egypt says security forces kill 18 militants in Sinai
1 year ago
Virus threatening Egypt's fragile economy
1 year ago

Medics at Egypt's main cancer center test positive for virus

Egyptian officials say at least 17 medics in the country’s main cancer hospital have been quarantined after testing positive for the coronavirus, raising fears the pandemic could prey on health facilities in the Arab world’s most populous country
1 year ago
Medics at Egypt's main cancer center test positive for virus
1 year ago

Group: Egypt's security forces ‘disappear, torture’ children

Human Rights Watch made the claims
1 year ago
Group: Egypt's security forces ‘disappear, torture’ children
1 year ago

Thunderstorms bring widespread flooding to Egypt, killing 5

Officials say thunderstorms packing heavy rains and lightning have caused widespread flooding across Egypt, killing at least five people and injuring five others
1 year ago
1 year ago

Death toll at 21 as Egypt storms, flooding enter 2nd day

Thunderstorms and flooding around Egypt entered a second day, interrupting daily life in much of the country, including the capital Cairo,
1 year ago
Death toll at 21 as Egypt storms, flooding enter 2nd day
1 year ago

Egyptian lawyer sentenced to 1 year in prison for fake news

An Egyptian court has sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer and former lawmaker to one year in prison for his conviction on charges that rights advocates have decried as baseless and politically motivated
1 year ago
1 year ago

Egypt sentences 37 to death including top militant leader

An Egyptian court has sentenced to death 37 defendants, including one of the country’s most high-profile militant leaders, following their conviction of terrorism-related charges
1 year ago
Egypt sentences 37 to death including top militant leader