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 ...

Five years after Egyptian uprising, crisis remains but hopes are gone

Jan 24, 2016

Five years after Egyptian uprising, crisis remains but hopes are gone

Five years after the uprising against President Hosni Mubarak erupted, Egypt has returned to iron-fisted rule by a regime that brutally crushes opponents even as it battles a jihadi-led insurgency. The blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement is the only group to have called for protests ...

Jan 24, 2016

Chronology: Egypt since its revolution five years ago

Key developments in Egypt since the January 2011 uprising that toppled the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak: The revolution On Jan. 25, 2011, massive anti-Mubarak protests erupt after a revolt topples Tunisia’s ruler in what becomes known as the Arab Spring. On Feb. ...

Five years after Arab Spring, hopes dashed for change

Jan 13, 2016

Five years after Arab Spring, hopes dashed for change

On Jan. 14, 2011, Tunisians packed the streets of their capital and shocked the world by overthrowing longtime dictator Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. The revolution shook the Middle East, setting off the hopeful uprisings that came to be known as the Arab Spring. But ...