Mar 29, 2016

Egypt's al-Sissi sacks top auditor who alleged mass state corruption

President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi on Monday sacked Egypt’s top auditor who had stirred controversy by publicly concluding that government corruption had cost the country billions of dollars. Hesham Geneina came under heavy fire from senior officials and progovernment media after he alleged widespread graft ...

Feb 18, 2016

Egypt orders closure of prominent human rights organization

Egypt has issued an order to close a prominent human rights organization that documents complaints of torture in custody, the group said on Wednesday. The Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, whose headquarters are in central Cairo, documents allegations of torture, ...

First U.N. chief from Africa Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

Feb 17, 2016

First U.N. chief from Africa Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, a veteran Egyptian diplomat who helped negotiate his country’s landmark peace deal with Israel but then clashed with the United States when he served a single term as U.N. secretary-general, died Tuesday. He was 93. Boutros-Ghali, the scion of a prominent Egyptian ...

Ancient boat discovered near pyramids

Feb 5, 2016

Ancient boat discovered near pyramids

Czech archaeologists have unearthed an ancient funerary boat near the Abusir pyramids south of Cairo, a find that could shed light on shipbuilding in ancient Egypt. The discovery of the more than 4,500-year-old wooden vessel, which archaeologists believe belonged to a prominent member of ...