Tutankhamun's mask mended after botched repair

Dec 17, 2015

Tutankhamun's mask mended after botched repair

Egypt put the restored gold mask of Tutankhamun back on display Wednesday after German experts removed glue applied in a botched repair when the priceless artifact’s beard fell off. The restored mask — now back in its display case at the museum — was ...

16 killed in firebomb attack at Cairo nightclub

Dec 4, 2015

16 killed in firebomb attack at Cairo nightclub

A firebomb attack on a nightclub in Cairo early Friday killed 16 people and wounded two others, police said. Egypt’s state-run news agency, MENA, quoted an unnamed security official as saying three men on a motorcycle threw Molotov cocktails into the club in the ...

Russia says plane brought down by homemade explosive device

Nov 17, 2015

Russia says plane brought down by homemade explosive device

A homemade explosive device brought down a Russian passenger plane over Egypt last month, the head of Russia’s FSB security service said Tuesday, telling President Vladimir Putin it’s now clear the bombing that killed 224 people was a terrorist act. The Islamic State group ...

Moscow bans Egyptian national carrier from flying to Russia

Nov 14, 2015

Moscow bans Egyptian national carrier from flying to Russia

Russia’s state aviation agency on Friday banned Egypt’s national carrier from flying to Russia, a move that follows the suspension of all Russian flights to Egypt after a deadly crash. The agency, Rosaviatsiya, on Friday formally notified Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, where EgyptAir flights arrive, ...