Huge pharaonic statues unveiled in Egyptian temple city

Mar 24, 2014

Huge pharaonic statues unveiled in Egyptian temple city

Archaeologists on Sunday unveiled two colossal statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in Egypt’s famed temple city of Luxor, adding to an existing pair of world-renowned tourist attractions. The two monoliths in red quartzite were raised at what European and Egyptian archaeologists said were their ...

Venezuelans learn from world demos

Mar 4, 2014

Venezuelans learn from world demos

Venezuelan protesters ripped a dead tree from a vacant lot and dragged it down the street to rebuild a barricade in a Caracas neighborhood that has become an epicenter of unrest. Others in masks grabbed shields made out of aluminum siding or television satellite ...

New Egypt Cabinet sworn in ahead of presidential vote

Mar 2, 2014

New Egypt Cabinet sworn in ahead of presidential vote

Egypt’s new interim government was sworn in Saturday, a lightly reshuffled Cabinet with familiar faces that keeps powerful ministers in charge of the country’s security and military services in place ahead of an anticipated presidential election. The new Cabinet, Egypt’s sixth government since its ...

Feb 27, 2014

Egypt condemns 26 to death for plotting against Suez Canal shipping

An Egyptian court sentenced 26 people to death Wednesday for forming a “terrorist group” to target shipping passing through the Suez Canal, judicial sources said. The death sentences on the defendants, all tried in absentia, came a day after the military-installed authorities named a ...

Egypt's military-backed government resigns

Feb 25, 2014

Egypt's military-backed government resigns

Egypt’s interim prime minister announced Monday the resignation of his Cabinet, a surprise move that could be designed in part to pave the way for the nation’s military chief to leave his defense minister’s post to run for president. Hazem el-Beblawi’s military-backed government was ...

Sinai blast raises tourism worries

Feb 18, 2014

Sinai blast raises tourism worries

A deadly suicide bombing that hit a bus of South Korean Christians visiting biblical sites in Egypt and Israel has raised fears that Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula are turning to target foreign tourists, a potential new blow to a struggling industry vital ...