Egypt launches airstrikes in Libya after Christians killed

May 27, 2017

Egypt launches airstrikes in Libya after Christians killed

Egyptian fighter jets carried out strikes on Friday directed at camps in Libya which Cairo says have been training militants who killed dozens of Christians earlier in the day. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said he had ordered strikes against what he called terrorist camps, declaring ...

Trump urges Mideast states to drive out 'Islamic extremism'

/ May 22, 2017

Trump urges Mideast states to drive out 'Islamic extremism'

President Donald Trump on Sunday implored Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries to extinguish “Islamic extremism” emanating from the region, describing a “battle between good and evil” rather than a clash between the West and Islam. In a pointed departure from his predecessor, ...

May 14, 2017

Egyptian judges defy new law on judiciary appointments

Judges from one of the Egyptian judiciary’s three main branches have voted to defy a newly adopted and widely disputed law giving the president a degree of control over the judiciary. State Council judges, who rule on disputes with the government, voted overwhelmingly Saturday ...

/ May 11, 2017

Egypt finds burial chamber dating back 3,700 years

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities says a burial chamber dating back about 3,700 years has been found, attached to a recently discovered pyramid belonging to the 13th Dynasty. The ministry says the discovery was made at an archaeological site in the area of Dahshour, on ...

'World's heaviest woman' hospitalized in Abu Dhabi

May 5, 2017

'World's heaviest woman' hospitalized in Abu Dhabi

An Egyptian believed to have been the world’s heaviest woman before her surgery was hospitalized in Abu Dhabi on Thursday to continue treatment after a drastic weight-loss operation in India. Eman Ahmed Abd el-Aty weighed close to 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) before surgery in ...

Egypt unveils giant restored statue of Ramses II

/ Apr 20, 2017

Egypt unveils giant restored statue of Ramses II

Egypt has unveiled a massive granite statue of Ramses II, the most powerful and celebrated of the ancient pharaohs, after completing its restoration. Standing 11 meters tall and weighing 75 tons, the statue was presented in a floodlit ceremony at the Luxor Temple on ...