Film legend Omar Sharif gets solemn send-off in Egypt

Jul 12, 2015

Film legend Omar Sharif gets solemn send-off in Egypt

Close friends and family paid respects Sunday to cinema legend Omar Sharif, who will forever be remembered as the eponymous “Doctor Zhivago,” at a solemn funeral in his native Egypt. Sharif, 83, died Friday of a heart attack in an upmarket Cairo clinic after ...

Jul 11, 2015

Blast at Italian Consulate in Cairo kills at least one

An explosion Saturday morning in downtown Cairo killed at least one person and heavily damaged the building housing the Italian Consulate. Heath Ministry official Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar said at least one person was killed in the blast. An Egyptian security official said one civilian and ...

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.” ...