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EGYPT NEWS

Elon Musk claims pyramids were built by aliens, gets criticised and an invite to Egypt

August 03, 2020 1:57 pm

“Aliens built the pyramids obv,” Musk tweeted, prompting a lot of criticism on social media and an invitation to visit the pyramids from an Egyptian minister.

Egyptian women get two years in prison for TikTok dance videos

July 28, 2020 2:22 pm

The string of arrests for "moral issues" is more broadly part of a clampdown on personal freedoms that has accelerated since President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi came to power in 2013.

Egypt's Sisi wins parliamentary approval for possible Libya intervention

July 21, 2020 10:03 am

Egypt, alongside the United Arab Emirates and Russia, backs Haftar, who abandoned an offensive on the capital Tripoli last month against forces backed by Turkey.

11 people drowned at rocky beach in northern Egypt

July 11, 2020 9:43 am

Emergency teams recovered six bodies and were still searching for the rest late Friday.

Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over virus outbreak

July 06, 2020 1:55 pm

At least 10 doctors and six journalists have been arrested since the virus first hit Egypt in February, according to rights groups.

Egypt tries to restart tourism during coronavirus pandemic

June 21, 2020 2:10 pm

Starting July 1, Egypt will reopen select resorts and archaeological sites to foreign tourists. But, with a vaccine for the new coronavirus still far off, the country's crippled tourism sector faces a long road.

Explained: Who was Sarah Hegazi, Egyptian LGBTQ activist who died by suicide

June 19, 2020 8:09 pm

Sarah Hegazi was arrested after a rainbow flag was raised during a concert in Egypt. In prison, she alleged she was sexually assaulted. Her suicide note read: 'I tried to find redemption and failed, forgive me'.

Watch: 'Guest' monkey chases TV presenter out of studio mid-interview

May 29, 2020 3:49 pm

As the interview went on, the animal grew more agitated and suddenly attacked the leg of the TV presenter.

At least 15 killed in multi-car crash after curfew in Egypt

March 26, 2020 1:26 pm

The injured were taken to El Saff Central Hospital in the province of Giza for treatment. About 8,000 people die from traffic accidents each year in Egypt, where roads are poorly maintained and traffic laws rarely enforced.

Hosni Mubarak dead: How Egypt under him saw the Arab Spring

February 27, 2020 8:42 am

Hosni Mubarak’s rule over Egypt was marked by the imposition of emergency that was renewed multiple times, rigged elections, the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty that isolated Egypt, and bringing in economic reforms in the 2000s.

EGYPT PHOTOS

Russian plane crashes in Egypt's Sinai region, all 224 passengers killed

October 31, 2015 9:12 pm

A Russian passenger plane with 224 people aboard crashed in Egypt's Sinai region on Saturday

Egypt police thwart suicide attack near ancient Karnak temple; two dead

June 11, 2015 7:25 pm

Militants tried to attack the ancient temple of Karnak in southern Egypt on Wednesday, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up and two gunmen battling police.

EGYPT VIDEOS

Egypt pardons 100 prisoners including three journalists

October 23, 2015 10:51 am

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has pardoned 100 prisoners, including three Al-Jazerra journalists.