Egypt

  • Egypt hotel couple ‘died from heart failure’

    A British couple who died on holiday in Egypt suffered heart and respiratory failure, local authorities have said. John Cooper, 69, and his wife Susan, 63, from Burnley, were staying at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada. The Red Sea governorate said medical checks...
  • Egypt coach facing obstacle of Ramadan ahead of World Cup

    CAIRO –  Well-traveled and much experienced as a soccer coach, Hector Cuper is facing a new obstacle when it comes to preparing Egypt for this year’s World Cup. The tournament in Russia starts on the final day of Ramadan, the holy month that requires Muslims to fast from sunrise...
  • Egyptian archaeologist discovers ancient tomb near Giza pyramids

      Egyptian archaeologists uncover ancient tomb near Giza Pyramids   Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a more than 4,000-year-old tomb near the famed Giza Pyramids just outside the capital Cairo.The tomb was found during excavation work in Giza’s western cemetery, which houses tombs of top officials from ancient Egypt’s Fifth Dynasty...
  • Egypt issues suspended sentence to 19 over church attack

    Cairo –  An Egyptian court has sentenced 19 Muslim defendants to a one-year suspended sentence for attacking an unlicensed church south of Cairo. Wednesday’s sentence was handed down in Atfih misdemeanor court. The defendants will not have to serve prison time unless they get into trouble again. Separately, a...
  • Emergency order issued by TSA regarding cargo from five countries

    Growing concern about terrorists getting a bomb onto a plane headed for the United States prompted an emergency order requiring stricter scrutiny of air cargo by TSA Administrator David Pekoske.  Effective Monday morning, all cargo being loaded onto flights at last point of departure airports in five predominately Muslim...
  • Tourist killed in hot air balloon crash in Egypt

    (CNN) A hot air balloon with 20 people crashed Friday in Egypt’s ancient city of Luxor, killing at least one person and injuring more than a dozen others, according to Egypt’s Civil Aviation Authority and a hot air balloon company. At least one tourist was killed, according to a...
  • Egypt files murder charges against man held for Coptic church attack

    CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s public prosecutor has filed murder charges against a man accused of killing 11 people in an attack on a Coptic church and a Christian-owned shop in a Cairo suburb last week, judicial sources said. The man, arrested after the Dec. 29 attack, was receiving medical...
  • Persecuted in Egypt, Christians aim for better life in York

    YORK, Pa. (AP) — A photo of a woman in Ragaa Thabet’s living room hangs on the wall next to one of a pensive, bearded man — Pope Shenouda III of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. The woman in the photo is smiling. Her face is a bit...
  • Suicide bomber’s car is crushed by the Egyptian Army!

    When confronted by suicide bombers armed with machine guns at a crowded checkpoint, an Egyptian army tank crew took decisive action. The tank quickly moved toward the vehicle and rolled over it, crushing the car and immobilizing the suspected attackers. A minute later, the car exploded. Surveillance footage released by the Egyptian...