Cash crunch could doom Tutankhamun's 'new home'

Jul 1, 2015

Cash crunch could doom Tutankhamun's 'new home'

Egyptian curator Medhat Abdallah laughs when reminded of the “curse of Tutankhamun” as he cleans an ancient gilded bed found in the boy king’s burial chamber nearly a century ago. The 3,300-year-old relic is one of hundreds of artifacts from the treasure of King ...

Jun 17, 2015

Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood figures sentenced to death over mass jail break

An Egyptian court sentenced deposed President Mohamed Morsi to death on Tuesday over a mass jail break during the country’s 2011 uprising and issued sweeping punishments against the leadership of Egypt’s oldest Islamic group. The general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, and ...

Terrorists apparently targeting Egypt's tourist sites, economy

Jun 12, 2015

Terrorists apparently targeting Egypt's tourist sites, economy

After a violent campaign directed at security forces, Egyptian militants appear to be zooming in on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s most vulnerable point: the economy. Attacks on two prime tourist sites in the space of eight days are deeply worrying for a government that ...

Selling Egypt's wine to the world

Jun 9, 2015

Selling Egypt's wine to the world

An organic wine producer is growing indigenous grapes near famed pharaonic tombs in central Egypt, vintners in the Nile Delta have modernized a long-neglected 19th century winery, and in Cairo’s hotels, tourists can now enjoy Egyptian wine described by an expert as “eminently drinkable.” ...

U.N. disarmament talks collapse

May 23, 2015

U.N. disarmament talks collapse

The U.S. blocks a global document aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, over a deadline for a nuclear-free Middle East zone.

Japan-backed university in Egypt marks fifth anniversary

May 21, 2015

Japan-backed university in Egypt marks fifth anniversary

An Egyptian university set up in partnership with Japan to promote research and education in science and technology held a ceremony marking its fifth anniversary on Wednesday. The Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) opened in Alexandria in 2010 with postgraduate programs in ...

May 16, 2015

Court sentences ex-Egypt leader to death

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death over his part in a mass prison break that took place during the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. As is customary in passing capital punishment, Judge Shaaban el-Shami referred his death ...

May 10, 2015

Court sentences sons of Egypt's Mubarak to three years in prison

A Cairo court sentenced Egypt’s deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in prison on corruption charges on Saturday — a punishment that authorities may deem as having already been served but one which, if it withstands appeal, would officially ...

Sisi at Cairo airport greets Ethiopians 'rescued' from Libya

May 8, 2015

Sisi at Cairo airport greets Ethiopians 'rescued' from Libya

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt had “rescued” 27 Ethiopians who were abducted in war-torn Libya, as state television showed him greeting the group at Cairo airport on Thursday. It was not immediately clear how the Ethiopians were rescued, but Sisi’s office said the ...