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Sunday, February 16, 2020



Egypt arrests human rights activist who criticized gov't

February 10, 2020 8:22 am

The arrest is the latest in an unprecedented crackdown on dissent waged by the president of Egypt in recent years. Thousands have been arrested — both secular-leaning activists and Islamist opponents .

For thousands of years, Egypt controlled the Nile. A new dam threatens That.

February 09, 2020 8:40 am

To Ethiopians, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is a cherished megaproject with the potential to light up millions of homes. Down the Nile, in Egypt, it is seen as the most fundamental of threats.

The Mummy speaks

January 29, 2020 7:37 am

A priest of Karnak is heard from across the gulf of time, and sounds very much like the horn of Noddy’s car.

Explained: How did scientists recreate sound of 3000-year-old Egyptian mummy

January 26, 2020 5:53 am

The sound, which has been reproduced, is “vowel-like” and has been produced based on precise measurements of the mummy’s existing vocal tract. These measurements were determined by taking a computerised tomography (CT) scan of the mummy.

Moody's: Rising sea levels threaten sovereign credit ratings

January 16, 2020 12:01 pm

Climate science suggests that sea levels will continue to rise for decades, contributing to increasingly frequent natural disasters such as storm surges, floods, and cyclones, credit rating agency Moody's said in a report.

African countries set meetings to resolve Nile dam dispute

December 10, 2019 12:42 pm

The foreign ministers of the three countries met in Washington Monday with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and World Bank President David Malpass in an effort to resolve the dispute.

Egypt's security clampdown mostly thwarts fresh protests

September 28, 2019 5:29 pm

More than 2,000 people were arrested in the days after, according to right lawyers. The country's general prosecutor said his office had questioned no more than 1,000 people over the protests.

Crackdown leaves Egypt’s streets for Sisi rallies, not protests

September 28, 2019 2:16 pm

At least 1,915 people have been detained, the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights said. The general prosecutor announced that about 1,000 are being questioned for attending earlier protests.

Egyptians emboldened to defy el-Sissi in anti-government protests

September 25, 2019 9:44 am

Egypt has seen the first significant protests against Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in six years of authoritarian rule. An Egyptian businessman called for the rallies from exile in Spain, but the regime is putting up a fight.

Egypt protests came as a total shock. The man behind them is just as surprising.

September 25, 2019 9:43 am

Given the gravity of the possible consequences, observers were stunned that protesters had dared to show up at all, apparently moved by little more than a man with a webcam waging a campaign against el-Sissi from the safety of Spain.


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 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.