Louvre attacker identified as Dubai resident

Feb 9, 2017

Louvre attacker identified as Dubai resident

French investigators on Wednesday confirmed the identity of the 29-year-old Egyptian suspect in last week’s machete attack outside the Louvre museum in Paris, a source close to the probe said. Abdallah El-Hamahmy had already been tentatively identified through phone and visa records that matched ...

Feb 5, 2017

Father of alleged Louvre attacker insists son is innocent

The father of an Egyptian man accused of attacking French soldiers guarding Paris’ Louvre museum says he trusts the French judiciary to find out the truth behind his son’s alleged involvement. Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy said late Saturday that his 28-year-old son, Abdullah, is not ...

Feb 4, 2017

Louvre museum reopens as Egypt identifies machete attacker

The Louvre in Paris reopened to the public Saturday morning, less than 24-hours after a machete-wielding assailant shouting “Allahu Akbar!” was shot by soldiers. In drizzly weather, tourists filed by armed police and soldiers outside the central Paris museum, which had been closed immediately ...

Two dead, thousands evacuated in France flood emergency

Jun 3, 2016

Two dead, thousands evacuated in France flood emergency

Torrential rain forced thousands of people from their homes south of Paris while the River Seine surged to its highest level for over 30 years in the French capital, shutting down the famed Louvre and Orsay museums and a metro line. In Evry-Gregy-sur-Yerre, south ...

The Louvre's spin on art history

May 12, 2015

The Louvre's spin on art history

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The futuristic-looking National Art Center Tokyo (NACT) seems like a rather unusual venue for an exhibition of mainly 17th- and 18th-century European art sourced from Paris’s famous Louvre Museum. But while the Louvre’s collections are very much rooted in the past, the French institution ...