Turkey-Libya maritime EEZ deal rattles eastern Mediterranean

Business Dec 26, 2019

Turkey-Libya maritime EEZ deal rattles eastern Mediterranean

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible cease-fire in neighboring Libya, where Ankara supports the internationally recognized government. The visit comes after Turkey signed an accord with Libya's internationally recognized government last month ...

Ancient Egyptian industrial zone found near Luxor

World / Science & Health Oct 11, 2019

Ancient Egyptian industrial zone found near Luxor

Egypt on Thursday unveiled two archaeological discoveries in Luxor, including an industrial zone at the southern city's West Valley, also known as the Valley of the Monkeys. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 30 workshops in the industrial area, the Ministry of Antiquities said in a statement. ...

World Sep 27, 2019

Egyptian crackdown called biggest since 2013 ouster of Morsi

Egypt has arrested nearly 2,000 people in what may be its biggest crackdown since the aftermath of the 2013 ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, Human Rights Watch said Friday. The authorities have also blocked or interrupted various internet services and websites in a bid ...

Small but rare protests erupt in Egypt after online call for dissent

World / Politics Sep 21, 2019

Small but rare protests erupt in Egypt after online call for dissent

Hundreds protested in central Cairo and several other Egyptian cities late on Friday against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, responding to an online call for a demonstration against government corruption, witnesses said. Protests have become very rare in Egypt following a broad crackdown on dissent under Sisi, ...

Egypt asks Interpol to trace Tutankhamun mask over ownership documents

World Jul 9, 2019

Egypt asks Interpol to trace Tutankhamun mask over ownership documents

Egypt has asked Interpol to track down a 3,000-year-old Tutankhamun artefact that was sold in London for $6 million despite fierce opposition from Cairo, government officials said. Christie's auction house sold the 28.5-centimeter (11-inch) relic for £4,746,250 ($5,970,000) to an unknown buyer in early July ...