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Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb launched on Sunday a new 90-kilometre road to the Farafra Oasis in the southern New Valley governorate. The road would connect the Farafra Oasis to the Ain Dala region and the Siwa Oasis.
5 hrs ago | GlobeNewswire
Insight Vacations is thrilled to release their exciting new Egyptian itineraries , set to launch in January 2015 . Insight has a legacy of bringing travelers to Egypt spanning more than three decades, and after careful monitoring Insight is celebrating the peaceful completion of elections with an improved selection of itineraries exploring this historically-rich destination .
9 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen
In this Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 photo, Egyptian Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazoua talks to journalists at the U.N. World Tourism Organization conference in Cairo.
13 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi plans to build a new Suez Canal alongside the existing 145-year-old waterway to boost the country's economy. But critics worry about the funding and the timing of such a mega project.
Egyptian border authorities in Alexandria on Sunday stopped a ship that was carrying over 150 undocumented migrants, including 43 Palestinians, security sources said. Police apprehended 156 migrants, including 43 Palestinians, 39 Egyptians, 35 Sudanese, 16 Somalians, 18 Syrians, and 5 Comorans, at Abi Qeer shore.
Egypt's irrigation minister, Hossam Moghazi, said on Sunday that he will pay a visit to Ethiopia next week for the opening of the first meeting of a national committee which includes 12 water experts from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan. Moghazi's statements came in a meeting with journalists in Alexandria, Egypt in the presence of the Head of Cooperation at the Delegation of the European Union, Diego Escalona.
Secretary of State John Kerry closed a trip to the Middle East saying countries "in the region" and "outside the region" are prepared to engage in military assistance against ISIS and "in actual strikes if that is what it requires." Critics have said Kerry's efforts to build an international coalition of Arab and European nations to fight ISIS were struggling.
As Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi heads to New York next week for the UN General Assembly, he leaves behind a country with a growing movement of hunger strikers calling for the release of detainees jailed under a controversial Protest Law. Several political parties and journalists began a symbolic nationwide hunger strike on Saturday to demand the release of detainees held for violating a law enacted last year that has been criticised by both domestic and international human rights groups, as well as prominent political figures, as curtailing peoples' right to protest.
The family of an Irish student jailed in Egypt without charge for over a year has hit out at internet trolls who accuse them of being Muslim extremists. Ibrahim Halawa , the son of Sheikh Hussein Halawa, Imam of the Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonskeagh and Ireland's most senior Muslim cleric, has now spent almost 13 months locked up in a Cairo jail.
Ruins reassembled, at least: this is a photo of the interior of the Temple of Dendur, an Egyptian temple that's not quite as old as it may seem. It's actually a Roman era one, built by the Roman governor of Egypt around 15 BC or so.
Secretary of State John Kerry received broad assurances but no public commitments from Egypt on Saturday as he continued his tour of the Middle East to try to assemble a coalition behind an American campaign against the extremist group known as the Islamic State. In Baghdad, meanwhile, the new prime minister took a small step toward alleviating the deep alienation that has made some in the Sunni Muslim minority receptive to the Islamic State: He said Saturday that he had ordered the Iraqi security forces to stop "the indiscriminate shelling" of civilian communities under the control of the militants.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Egypt where he says the government and opposition need to come together around human rights and freedom, as well as speech and religious tolerance. At first blush, Egypt has become one of the most important "allies" in the Middle East .
Kim Jong Un, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, received a message of greeting from Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, president of the Arab Republic of Egypt, on Sept. 8. I am very pleased to extend warm congratulations to Your Excellency on the occasion of the founding anniversary of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Zahi Hawass , head of the High Council for Antiquities, supervises the removal of the mummy of King Tutankhamen from his stone sarcophagus in his underground tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor in this November 4, 2007 file photo. Reuters/Ben Curtis/Pool/Files UNITED KINGDOM - Egypt's "boy king" Tutankhamun has gripped the imagination since his tomb was discovered in 1922, and a new exhibition tells the enthralling tale of how archaeologists unearthed and recorded the contents of his 3,000-year-old resting place.
"The Spy Who Loved Me," the 1977 Bond movie starring Roger Moore, perhaps sought to capitalize on the shark craze created in the wake of "Jaws" when it introduced a new villain - a giant, Frankenstein-like menace with steel teeth called, well, Jaws. And yet, as played by Richard Kiel, who died this week at 74 , Jaws was a compelling combination of horror, humanity and humor.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:16 pm
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