Egypt

A major geopolitical crisis is set to erupt over who controls the world’s longest river

When Ethiopia’s prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn visits Egypt this week to discuss bilateral cooperation in sectors like health, education, and agriculture one contentious issue will stand out: the completion of Africa’s largest dam.<p>It is no secret what Egypt thinks about the Grand Ethiopian …

News

Great Pyramid Void May Contain Mysterious Throne Carved From Meteorite Described in Ancient Texts

Ever since archaeologists revealed in November 2017 that one of the Great Pyramids of Giza contained a void potentially more than 100 feet long, the …

Ancient History

Troubled Waters: Egypt and Ethiopia Wrangle Over Nile Dam

Addis Ababa’s plans expose rivalry with Cairo for regional power; ‘Egypt cannot live without the Nile’<p>The world’s longest river, a lifeline for hundreds of millions of people, is also fast becoming a fault line.<p>Ethiopia’s ambitious $4.2 billion hydroelectric dam project on the Nile River’s main …

Middle East

Egyptian scandal? Meet the mummies with different daddies

Two of Britain’s most well-known mummies could be at the centre of a 4,000-year-old family scandal, after DNA analysis showed they had different fathers.<p>The bodies of priests Khnum-nakht and Nakht-ankh, were discovered in excavations in Egypt led by the renowned British archaeologist Flinders …

Anthropology

5 Things You Probably Did Not Know About Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh belonging to the 18th dynasty of Egypt and reigned from 1336 to 1327 B.C. In hieroglyphs, the name …

Middle East

Tetrodotoxin: the poison behind the Japanese pufferfish scare

The accidental sale of potentially deadly fugu in Japan has sparked a health scare – and the same poison is now found in European species<p>Gamagori city in Japan was put on alert this week after toxic fish went on sale in a local supermarket. Pufferfish are considered a delicacy in Japan, often eaten …

Fish

Moody's expects growth in Egypt to accelerate to around 5% by 2019 - Economy - Business

Moody’s expects Egypt’s GDP growth to accelerate to around 5 percent by 2019 and 5.5 percent by 2021, up from 4.2 percent in 2017, the credit rating …

Economy

Scientist Believes Uncovered Chamber in Giza Pyramid Contains Throne Carved from Meteorite

One scientist believes that the recently discovered void in the Pyramid of Khufu at Giza may contain a throne based on Pyramid texts.<p>An international …

Conservative View

Russia's Aeroflot can begin flights to Egypt late February: TASS

Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot said that flights will start flying from Moscow to Cairo by the end of February after another security protocol is …

Middle East

Ancient Egypt: Archaeologists now searching for the tomb of King Tutankhamun's wife Ankhesenamun

Archaeologists have begun excavating in an area known as the Valley of Monkeys, looking for the tomb of Ankhesenamun.<p>1 of 4<p>The tomb of King …

Middle East

Great Hypostyle Hall at Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt

Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt is the second largest ancient religious site in the world, after the Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia. …

Ancient History

Sudan Deploys Troops to Eritrea Border Amid Tension With Egypt

Sudan and Egypt have had long-running disputes over a border area with each country claiming ownership and the use of the Nile River.<p>Video<p>Author:Al …

Africa

Abbas says Trump's decision on Jerusalem was 'sinful'

Cairo - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has again blasted President Donald Trump, saying the US leader's decision to recognize contested Jerusalem …

cairo

Egyptian, Ethiopian FMs to meet in Cairo on Wednesday for cooperation committee talks - Politics - Egypt

Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry will hold talks with his Ethiopian counterpart Tedros Adhanom in Cairo on Wednesday as part of meetings by a …

Middle East

Russian airline may resume flights to Cairo in late February

Russian airline may resume flights to Cairo in late February<p>The Metrojet's Airbus A-321 with registration number EI-ETJ that crashed in Egypt's Sinai …

News (China)

What's Hiding Inside Egypt's Great Pyramid? Tiny Robots May Find Out

Using cosmic particles called muons, and possibly tiny robots, scientists hope to figure out what created two mysterious voids inside the Great …

Archaeology

Is War About to Break Out in the Horn of Africa? Will the West Even Notice?

Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia are close to armed conflict over a Nile dam project; so far the United States is ignoring them.<p><i>This article was originally</i> …

International Relations

The Guardian view on Egyptian democracy: it would be a good idea

Within months Egyptians will get a chance to elect a president. The result is not in doubt. The country’s future is<p>Earlier this month Egypt’s authorities announced the dates for the nation’s next presidential poll. Yet before the starting pistol has been fired, the winner seems not in doubt. The …

Opinion (UK)

Ethiopia to ease tensions with Egypt over Nile dam

Egypt says Ethiopia is trying to control the flow of the Nile, which could threaten its water security.<p>Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has held talks in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, before heading to Egypt for a four-day state visit. The leader is trying to defuse tension over a …

Middle East

Nile water crisis places Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia on the brink of war

The irony of the presence of Egyptian troops gathering on the Eritrean-Sudanese border over its objection to Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam is not lost …

Africa

Sisi Reassures Sudan, Ethiopia: We Won’t Interfere in Other Countries’ Affairs

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi sent a message to Sudan and Ethiopia on Monday, saying that Egypt “does not conspire and did not interfere in …

Middle East

Egypt Has a New Tourism Minister as Visitor Numbers Climb

Egyptian lawmakers approved the appointment of a former senior central bank official as tourism minister, one of four cabinet changes after President …

Tourism

Turkey reveals route for ‘crazy’ canal to ease Bosphorus shipping

Turkey announced on Monday the route for a planned canal that would reduce shipping traffic on the busy Bosphorus Strait and transform the European half of Istanbul into an island.<p>Work on the 45-km (28-mile) Kanal Istanbul, linking the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara west of the Bosphorus, will …

Asia Pacific

Yemen asks Saudis for $1B to save currency, prevent 'famine'

Yemen's prime minister on Tuesday called on the Saudi-led coalition allied with his government to deposit $1 billion in the central bank to save the …

Middle East

Mahmoud Abbas: The PLO Should Reexamine Its Agreements with Israel; We Will No Longer Accept the U.S. as Mediator

<i>In an address to the PLO Central Council on January 14, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that the Central Council "is required to reexamine</i> …

Israel

Sadat nephew pulls out of Egyptian presidential race

Mohamed Anwar Sadat, the nephew of Egypt’s former president Anwar Sadat, surprised Egyptians yesterday, declaring he will not run in the upcoming …

Middle East

Erdogan hosts Qatar emir amid new Gulf tensions

ANKARA: Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani held talks in Turkey on Monday with his chief ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as tensions …

Middle East

Is Arab Democracy Possible?

In his new book, Realism and Democracy, Elliott Abrams holds out hope that the Islamists will lose the battle for the soul of the Arab world.<p><i>Editor’s</i> …

Foreign Policy

In Egypt, Potential Candidates Prepare To Enter Presidential Race

Filing to run for president of Egypt begins this weekend, but potential candidates say they're afraid of the consequences of taking on hardline President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who looks to run again.

World News

What Is The Balance Of Payments?

The balance of payments (BOP) is the method countries use to monitor all international monetary transactions at a specific period. Usually, the BOP …

Economics