Uber announces new minibus service in traffic-mad Egypt

World 12/04/18, 07:15

Uber launched a new minibus service on Tuesday in traffic-mad Cairo, Egypt's capital and one of the U.S. ride-sharing giant's fastest-growing markets.A part of an aggressive push into emerging countries, the company hopes to draw millions of Egyptians into ride-sharing from chronically congested, pollution-filled urban landscapes and replace personal automobiles. ...

Egypt rejects naming of suspects in researcher’s killing

World 12/03/18, 12:03

Egyptian prosecutors have rejected an Italian request to treat several policemen as suspects in the 2016 killing of an Italian graduate student in Cairo, saying there is not enough evidence to warrant such a move, according to Egypt's state-run news agency.The report, published Monday in Egypt's state-run newspapers, said the ...

Italy pressures Egypt anew for answers in student’s killing

Europe 11/29/18, 16:35

Italy raised the pressure Thursday on Egypt for concrete answers to the brutal torture and murder of an Italian researcher nearly two years ago. Prosecutors indicated plans to investigate Egyptian secret service members and the speaker of Italy's lower house broke parliamentary ties with Egypt.Prosecutors are set to open an ...

Archaeologists discover ancient mummies south of Cairo

News 11/28/18, 07:38

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered eight limestone sarcophagi with mummies inside about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of the capital Cairo.The Antiquities Ministry said the mummies dating to the Late Period (664-332 B.C.) are covered with a layer of painted material called cartonnage in the form of a human.This undated ...

Woman tells of torture, beatings in Chinese detention camp

Politics 11/26/18, 18:24

A woman says she was beaten and tortured at one of the internment camps where the Chinese government has detained members of a persecuted ethnic group. Twenty-nine-year-old Mihrigul Tursun says she was electrocuted and forced to take unknown drugs at a camp for people from the Muslim Uighur (WEE'-guhr) minority. She ...

With new Egypt capital being built, what becomes of Cairo?

World 11/16/18, 01:21

Cairo is a city of 20 million people, a metropolis combining charm and squalor and a place where architectural treasures compete with overcrowded, impoverished neighborhoods.In this Oct. 23, 2018 photo, billboards promoting a new residential housing compound overlook a crowded run-down neighborhood, on the ring road, in Cairo, Egypt. ...

Egypt’s retired soccer star sentenced to 1 year in prison

Sports 11/13/18, 05:19

An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Aboutrika, one of the country's greatest all-time soccer players, to a year in prison for tax evasion while also giving him the option to pay a fine of 20,000 Egyptian pounds, or $1,115, to have the sentence suspended.The verdict, handed down on Monday by the ...

Egypt’s newly discovered tombs hold mummies, animal statues

News 11/10/18, 12:46

A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden statues depicting other animals and birds.Artifacts on display in a glass case, at an ancient necropolis near Egypt's famed pyramids in Saqqara, Giza, Egypt, ...

Christians in Egypt prepare to bury dead a day after attack

World 11/03/18, 01:17

Coptic Christians in the Egyptian town of Minya south of the capital of Cairo are preparing to bury their dead.The Coptic Orthodox Church and the Interior Ministry say Islamic militants on Friday ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery, killing seven and wounding ...

1 of 3 Great Pyramids of Giza to reopen after restoration

World 10/31/18, 11:27

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says the second of Egypt's three famed pyramids of Giza will open to tourists this week after the completion of restoration work that lasted about two months.Wednesday's statement says the pyramid of King Khafre, one of the three Great Pyramids gracing the Giza province south of Cairo, ...

Egyptian president urges Russia to resume flights to resorts

Europe 10/16/18, 13:37

Egypt's president urged Russia on Tuesday to resume direct flights to Egyptian resorts as he discussed ways to bolster ties with Russian officials and lawmakers.Moscow suspended the flights after a bomb planted by the Islamic State group brought a Russian passenger plane down over Sinai in October 2015, killing all ...

Amnesty criticizes France over arms exports to Egypt

Europe 10/16/18, 05:42

Amnesty International criticized the French government on Tuesday and accused it of breaking its own rules over arms exports to Egypt, which the watchdog said have been used for the internal repression of civilians.Fresh analysis of open-source multimedia content showed "Egyptian security forces firing on protesters from within French supplied ...

Family says Egyptian police detain son of former president

Africa 10/10/18, 03:41

The family of Egypt's jailed former president says his youngest son has been taken into custody by security personnel for questioning.Ahmed Morsi says three state security men accompanied by a special forces officer on Wednesday took his brother Abdullah, along with his ID and mobile phone, from the family house ...

Activist’s art offers rare glimpse inside Egypt’s prisons

Entertainment 10/08/18, 04:09

In Yassin Mohammed's sketches and paintings, he and other Egyptian prisoners are crammed into tiny cells, feet in each other's faces and their few belongings hanging from the walls.The cramped scenes, defined by bars and closed cell doors, capture the claustrophobic reality of Egypt's prisons, where tens of thousands have ...

Egyptian soccer shaken by Saudi minister’s alleged meddling

Soccer 10/07/18, 08:19

Egypt's close relations with Saudi Arabia are being tested by an uproar over alleged soccer meddling by the kingdom's sports minster.Turki al-Sheikh's attempts over the last year to exert control over Al-Ahly, Egypt's biggest team, have enraged fans and officials alike. The acrimonious fallout led al-Sheikh to purchase a rival ...

Son of Egypt’s jailed former president campaigns for father

World 10/02/18, 02:30

Once a month, Abdullah waits outside Cairo's notorious Tora prison for hours, standing without shade under the blazing Egyptian sun for a chance to see his father.And almost every time, for five years, he has been denied access to Egypt's most famous, but least heard-from prisoner — former President Mohamed ...

Egypt governor: Remove Disney figures from kindergartens

Africa 09/28/18, 12:04

Egyptian media are reporting that a regional governor has ordered depictions of Disney characters removed from kindergarten classrooms and replaced with images of Egyptian troops killed fighting militants.The Youm7 news website quotes Alaa Marzouq, governor of Qaliubiya province just north of Cairo, as saying earlier this week that the move ...

Autopsy on dead Egyptian monk shows signs of poisoning

Africa 09/27/18, 08:52

Egyptian security officials say an autopsy on a monk who had until recently belonged to a monastery where the abbot was killed showed clear signs of poisoning.Speaking on Thursday, they said the autopsy was performed late Wednesday, hours after the monk was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital at ...

Archaeologists discover ‘massive’ ancient building in Egypt

Africa 09/25/18, 07:22

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a "massive" ancient building in the town of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometers, or 12 miles, south of Cairo.This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows a large Roman bath and a chamber likely for religious rituals, that was recently discovered in the ...

Salah’s form leaves Egypt’s pundits looking for explanations

Soccer 09/24/18, 06:02

In trying to understand Mohamed Salah's disappointing form so far this season, Egyptian sports pundits are coming up with explanations that range from the rational to the outlandish.Salah's form is dominating conversation — and concern — among sports commentators, reflecting the love Egyptians have for a native son who scored ...

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