Egypt

Egypt's Sisi ratifies contested deal handing Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified a maritime demarcation agreement that sees the country cede sovereignty over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, the government said on Saturday.<p>The Red Sea islands deal has become political sensitive for Sisi, who …

Sharm el-Sheikh

Egypt's president ratifies disputed Saudi islands pact

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Saturday ratified a disputed 2016 agreement under which his country would transfer control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, following through on his assertion earlier this week that the matter was closed.<p>News of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's …

Middle East

Trump considering Camp David-style summit to unite Arab leaders to fight terrorism

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> President Trump is considering calling a Camp David-style summit to address growing tensions among long-established U.S. allies in the Arab world and renew his call for those nations to confront the “crisis of Islamic extremism,” Fox News has learned.<p>The gathering would follow Saudi …

Muslim Brotherhood

The Former Anchor Who Says Al-Jazeera Aids Terrorists

A lawsuit based on prison interviews in Egypt claims that the network has become a "mouthpiece for Qatari intelligence."<p>Mohamed Fahmy is the last person one would expect to make the case against al-Jazeera.<p>In 2014, the former Cairo bureau chief for the Qatar-funded television network began a …

Muslim Brotherhood

DNA discovery reveals genetic history of ancient Egyptians

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ancient Egyptians and their modern counterparts share less in common than you might think. That is, at least genetically, a team of scientists have found.<p>Researchers from the University of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, both in Germany, have …

Anthropology

Egypt's Sisi pardons 502 prisoners including well-known tycoon

FILE PHOTO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during a meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, U.S. April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein<p>FILE PHOTO: Hesham Talaat Moustafa, former chairman of the Talaat Moustafa Group, stands inside a cage …

World News

Ancient Egypt: 3,000-Year-Old Wooden Toe Discovered Near Luxor is World’s Oldest Prosthetic

The wooden toe helped a priest's daughter walk about 3,000 years ago.

Ancient Egypt

Yale archaeologists make amazing ancient Egyptian ‘billboard’ discovery

Archaeologists from Yale and the Royal Museum of Art and History in Belgium have discovered the earliest-known ‘billboard-sized’ hieroglyphs in the …

Ancient Egypt

'Mohamed Salah always wants to keep getting better. No defender is happy to play against him'

It is Johannesburg in 2011 and Egypt’s Under 20 side has just knocked the hosts out of the African Youth Championships.<p>The tournament is also serving as a qualifier for the Under 20 World Cup later that year so the young Egyptians are in the mood to celebrate. All except one. Mohamed Salah.<p>“After …

Mohamed Salah

Turkey Drops Evolution From Curriculum, Angering Secularists

ISTANBUL — Turkey has removed the concept of evolution from its high school curriculum, in what critics fear is the latest attempt by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government to erode the country’s secular character.<p>Starting in September, a chapter on evolution will no longer appear in ninth …

World News

ISIS Cell Captured in Cairo, Seven Armed Men Killed in Assiut - ASHARQ AL

Cairo- Egypt will extend a national state of emergency for three months after the government approved President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s proposal to do …

Middle East

Amid criticism, Nancy Pelosi says she's 'confident' most Democrats have her back

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) isn't bothered by some members of her party criticizing her, following Jon Ossoff's loss Tuesday in …

Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt forward Salah joins Liverpool

Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah has completed his move to Liverpool from AS Roma, the Premier league club said on Thursday.<p>British media reported that Liverpool paid 34 million euros (£30 million) to sign Salah, who is returning to the Premier League two and a half years after leaving Chelsea …

Soccer

Gulf States Demand Qatar Close Al Jazeera and Turkish Base

<b>The Saudi-led Gulf State alliance pressuring Qatar has sent 13 demands to Doha including the closure of Al Jazeera, lessening ties with Iran, and the</b> …

Middle East

Gaza calls on Egypt to continue its support

The head of the Popular International Committee to Support Gaza, Essam Yousef, has called on the Egyptian authorities to continue to supply the …

Middle East

Egyptian navy rescues Italian ship in distress off Matrouh coast - Politics - Egypt

The Egyptian military has said naval forces were able to rescue an Italian ship with six people aboard that was in distress off the coast of Matrouh …

Middle East

Predynastic Inscriptions Discovered in Egypt

LUXOR, EGYPT—Inscriptions estimated to be up to 6,000 years old have been found spread over several rock panels located near the village of El-Khawy …

Archaeology

Passenger attempts to smuggle lion cubs as kittens through Cairo airport - Politics - Egypt

A passenger was stopped at Cairo International airport on Thursday while attempting to smuggle two lion cubs outside the countrym claiming that they …

Middle East

Weird Archaeological Find: A Wooden Prosthetic Big Toe From Ancient Egypt | International Business Times

What is the oldest prosthetic body part in history? Probably a wooden toe from ancient Egypt, archaeologists say. And it can teach us a lot about …

Ancient Egypt

Egypt census workers detect another baby boom

Census workers going door to door in Egypt's teeming neighborhoods and crowded towns are discovering a new country — of more than 20 million people …

Hosni Mubarak

UN urges Egypt to halt execution of 6 men in 'flawed' trials

CAIRO (AP) — U.N. human rights experts urged Egypt on Thursday to halt the execution of six men, sentenced to death over killing a policeman, saying that their trials were "flawed" and "did not meet international standards of fairness."<p>The U.N statement comes after Egypt's top appeals court upheld …

Mohamed Morsi

Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will extend a national state of emergency for three months after the government approved President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's proposal to do so, the cabinet said on Thursday, amid an ongoing militant campaign against a Christian minority.<p>Parliament unanimously approved a …

Sinai Peninsula

In a pharaoh tomb, archaeologist examines the inscriptions ... of ancient tourists | News | Science & Scholarship in Poland

"I visited and I did not like anything except the sarcophagus!"; "I admired!" "I can not read the hieroglyphs!" - these are some of the inscriptions …

Archaeology

Ancient Egyptian's wooden toe is sophisticated prosthetic

<b>(CNN) —</b> A wooden big toe that enabled a priest's daughter to walk around 3,000 years ago has been found to be even more complex than researchers believed. It is thought to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices ever found.<p>"By using a sophisticated way of fixing the individual parts of the …

Ancient Egypt

Face of ancient dignitary shows how mummies were made in Egypt 3,500 years ago

Nebiri was known as the Chief of Stables during the reign of Pharaoh Thutmose III.<p>Archaeologists have reconstructed the face of a high-ranking …

Archaeology

Egypt president ratifies capital gains tax freeze extension, approves stamp duty

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed off on a stamp duty on stock exchange transactions for both buyers and sellers, set at 1.25 Egyptian pounds per 1,000 for the first year, a decree published in the official gazette on Thursday showed.<p>The stamp duty, which will take …

Middle East

Coptic Christians in America watch Egypt situation anxiously

The Starbucks in the heart of George Mason University’s Fairfax campus is an ocean away from his ancestral homeland, but the images sent from his …

Middle East

Egypt renews detention of Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein

Al Jazeera denounces Egypt's decision to extend Hussein’s detention by 45 days and calls for his unconditional release.<p>Al Jazeera has denounced Egypt's decision on Thursday to extend Mahmoud Hussein’s detention by 45 days, demanding his unconditional release.<p>Hussein, an Egyptian national based in …

Middle East

Ancient Egyptian Writing: New Symbols Reveal Development Of Hieroglyphics

The elegant pictorial writing system of the ancient Egyptians has fascinated generations of archaeologists.

Ancient Egypt

Why we love (and fear) mummies

Somewhere in Iraq, the tomb raider Nick Morton (a never-ageing Tom Cruise) flies over the desert. This is where Egyptian queen Ahmanet lies in her …

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