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Egypt: Archaeologists unearth ancient beer factory in Abydos

February 14, 2021 4:01 pm

Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the factory was found in Abydos, an ancient burial ground located in the desert west of the Nile River, over 450 kilometers (280 miles) south of Cairo.

Egypt unveils 3000-year old coffins in latest archaeological discovery

January 17, 2021 11:35 pm

The funerary temple of Queen Neit was also discovered nearthe pyramid of her husband, King Teti of Egypt's 6th dynasty which dates back 4200 years, said famed archaeologist Zahi Hawass, who headed the archaeological mission.

Explained: Who are Egypt's 'TikTok girls' set to be released from jail?

January 14, 2021 10:29 am

Mawada al-Adham and Haneen Hossam– popularly known in the country as the “TikTok girls”– were sentenced in July to two years in jail for “attacking society’s values” and “breaching public morals” with their videos.

Deadly fire hits Egyptian hospital treating COVID patients: sources, media

December 27, 2020 2:28 pm

The fire broke out at about 9 a.m. at Misr Al Amal Hospital in El Obour, some 30 km (19 miles) northeast of central Cairo, and according to initial investigations was caused by an electrical fault, security and medical sources said.

Egypt receives 1st shipment of Chinese vaccine tested in UAE

December 11, 2020 11:04 am

Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement that the government would first vaccinate health care workers, particularly those who deal with COVID-19 cases. He said they would receive two doses of the vaccine over 21 days.

Egyptian model arrested for 'indecent' photoshoot in front of pyramid

December 04, 2020 12:16 pm

The model, identified as Salma Al-Shimi, was detained along with her photographer, Houssa Mohammed, soon after she shared images of herself dressed in an ancient pharaoh-like costume and posing in front of a number of monuments at the Saqqara necropolis.

Egypt escalates campaign of arrests after activists meet foreign diplomats

November 20, 2020 4:29 pm

Egypt's police stepped up an "unprecedented escalation" on activists by arresting a leading rights group director. Advocates have long weathered a crackdown — what's new is detaining them for meeting foreign diplomats.

Egypt escalates campaign of arrests after activists meet foreign diplomats

November 20, 2020 12:27 pm

Egypt's police stepped up an "unprecedented escalation" on activists by arresting a leading rights group director. Advocates have long weathered a crackdown — what's new is detaining them for meeting foreign diplomats.

Egypt: Several dead in Sinai helicopter crash

November 12, 2020 10:10 pm

An Egyptian official cited by the Associated Press said the UH-60 Black Hawk was on a reconnaissance mission when it came down near the island of Tiran, adding that the crash appeared to have been caused by a technical failure.

Egyptian police officers' bare-chested graduation event gets many reactions on social media

October 19, 2020 6:41 pm

The video show several shirtless future police officers, standing in attention on the roofs of vans, cars and tanks.

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.