Egypt

  • Egypt Jan 14

    US Citizen Dies in Egyptian Prison After Hunger Strike

    A U.S. citizen who went on a hunger strike and who claimed he was wrongfully imprisoned in Egypt died on Monday after spending six years behind bars, the State Department said.

  • Department of State Jan 2

    As K-9 Deaths Climb Overseas, State Department Halts Sending New Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

    Many K-9s deployed overseas as part of a State Department program intended to help partner countries detect and prevent terror attacks suffer or die from neglect by their foreign handlers, according to a report from the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General.

  • Nov 23, 2019

    Egypt Unveils Animal Mummies of Lion Cubs, Crocodiles, Birds

    Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities on Saturday revealed details on recently discovered animal mummies, saying they include two lion cubs as well as several crocodiles, birds and cats. Items from the new find were displayed at a makeshift exhibition at the famed Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, south of Cairo, near where mummies and other artifacts have been found in...

  • Nov 2, 2019

    Iran Student Leader Says He Regrets 1979 US Embassy Attack

    His revolutionary fervor diminished by the years that have also turned his dark brown hair white, one of the Iranian student leaders of the 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover says he now regrets the seizure of the diplomatic compound and the 444-day hostage crisis that followed. Speaking to The Associated Press ahead of Monday’s 40th anniversary of the attack, Ebrahim Asgharzadeh...

  • Nov 2, 2019

    Iran Student Leader Says He Regrets 1979 US Embassy Attack

    His revolutionary fervor diminished by the years that have also turned his dark brown hair white, one of the Iranian student leaders of the 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover says he now regrets the seizure of the diplomatic compound and the 444-day hostage crisis that followed. Speaking to The Associated Press ahead of Monday’s 40th anniversary of the attack, Ebrahim Asgharzadeh...

  • Oct 19, 2019

    Egypt Uncovers 3,000-Year-Old Mummies in the Valley of the Kings

    Colorful wooden coffins adorned with paintings and inscriptions that were recently discovered by a team of Egyptian archaeologists were opened on Saturday to reveal perfectly preserved mummies, NBC News reports. The 30 sealed coffins were found by accident under a mound behind the Asasif Necropolis on the west bank of the Nile river, Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general for Egypt’s Supreme Council...

  • Oct 1, 2019

    Stolen Gold Coffin, a Met Centerpiece for Years, Is Back on Display in Egypt

    Egypt displayed a gilded ancient coffin from the first century B.C. on Tuesday, which New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art returned last week after U.S. investigators determined it to be a looted antiquity.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    Stolen Gold Coffin at Met Museum Returned to Egypt

    The coffin, believed to be crafted between 50 and 150 BC, was purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art two years ago — but was fooled by phony documentation. It appears to have been stolen from Egypt during the 2011 uprisings. NBC New York’s Gus Rosendale reports.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    Stolen Coffin Returns to Egypt After Mix-Up at the Met

    A relic from Ancient Egypt has been returned to its rightful owners.

  • Sep 23, 2019

    At UN, Trump Focuses on Religious Freedom, Not Climate

    President Donald Trump made his political priorities clear Monday within an hour of arriving at the United Nations for a three-day visit: He breezed by a major climate change summit to focus instead on religious persecution, an issue that resonates with his evangelical supporters. The climate summit, a centerpiece of this year’s U.N. schedule, was not on Trump’s agenda at...

  • Sep 21, 2019

    Rare Protests in Egypt Call for President el-Sissi to Step Down

    Rare anti-government protests broke out in Egypt Friday calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down. The former army general has overseen an unprecedented political crackdown, silencing critics and jailing thousands. El-Sissi came to power with the military’s ouster of an elected but divisive Islamist president in 2013, amid mass protests against his one-year-rule. In the capital, Cairo, dozens of...

  • Sep 18, 2019

    Jimmy Carter Says He Couldn’t Have Managed Presidency at 80

    Weeks shy of his 95th birthday, former President Jimmy Carter said he doesn’t believe he could have managed the most powerful office in the world at 80 years old. Carter, who earlier this year became the longest-lived chief executive in American history, didn’t tie his comments to any of his fellow Democrats running for president in 2020, but two leading...

  • Sep 13, 2019

    NJ Man Who Fled to Egypt to Escape Murder Charge Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison

    A New Jersey man who fled to Egypt to escape a murder charge has been sentenced to 60 years in prison

  • Aug 4, 2019

    Egypt Begins Restoration on King Tut’s Golden Coffin

    Egypt started the first-ever restoration work on a gold-covered sarcophagus of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun, ahead of the country’s new museum opening next year, the antiquities minister said Sunday. Khaled el-Anany told reporters that work on the outermost coffin, which is made of wood and gilded with gold, is expected to take at least eight months. He said that’s...

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Decades-Old Deed Restrictions on Race Still Found in Texas

    Deed restrictions on race can still be found in some Texas housing documents but are unenforceable after being struck down decades ago by the U.S. Supreme Court

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Hawthorne Man Charged With Drowning Deaths of Autistic Sons

    Capital murder charges were filed Wednesday against a Hawthorne man accused of intentionally driving his two severely autistic sons off a pier at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro to collect on accidental death insurance policies.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Egypt Opens 2 Ancient Pyramids for First Time Since 1960s

    Egypt is opening two of its earliest pyramids, located about 25 miles south of the capital Cairo, to visitors for the first time since 1965. Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anany also told reporters on Saturday that Egyptian archeologists have uncovered a collection of stone, clay and wooden sarcophagi, some of them with mummies, in the Dahshur royal necropolis. He says archeologists...

  • Jul 4, 2019

    Deadly Land, Deadly Sea: Libya Migrants Face Brutal Choice

    A boat from Libya carrying 86 migrants sank in the Mediterranean and left only three survivors, authorities said Thursday, after an airstrike on a detention center near the Libyan capital killed dozens of others. The twin tragedies illustrate the almost unthinkable choice facing those who have reached the North Africa coast while seeking a better life in Europe: Risk a...

  • Jul 3, 2019

    Airstrike Hits Libyan Detention Center, Killing 44 Migrants

    An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants near the Libyan capital early Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130, the U.N. mission to the war-torn country said. The airstrike raises further concerns about the European Union’s policy of partnering with Libyan militias to prevent migrants from crossing the Mediterranean, which often leaves them at the...

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Egypt’s Ousted President Morsi Buried After Courtroom Death

    Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom, a member of his defense team said. Morsi’s family attended funeral prayers in the mosque of Cairo’s Tora prison, followed by the burial at a cemetery in the city’s eastern district...

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