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Egypt

Million mummy mystery: Egyptian cemetery with 1mn bodies stumps scientists
An ancient cemetery in Egypt contains 1 million bodies, according to a team of archeologists who discovered the burial ground. What the site represents remains a mystery, as the scientists are still puzzled about where exactly all the people came from.

17.12.2014 07:37

US ‘ridiculous’ line on Egypt? Jen Psaki caught on hot mic
US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki has been caught on a hot mic calling one of her prepared statements about the acquittal of Egypt’s ex-leader Hosni Mubarak “ridiculous.”

05.12.2014 15:08

Egyptian court sentences 188 to death for attack on police
An Egyptian judge sentenced 188 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death Tuesday after 11 policemen were killed in an attack last August during one of the most violent crushing of protest camps in Egypt’s modern history.

02.12.2014 19:00

Egypt back to the future
The extent, not to mention speed, of the rolling back of the Arab Spring was emphatically illustrated by the recent decision of an Egyptian court to drop criminal proceedings against Hosni Mubarak.

02.12.2014 15:18

‘Mubarak verdict – proof the Arab Spring in Egypt failed’
The court ruling on Hosni Mubarak demonstrates that the military has gained total control over the state institutions in Egypt, which proves the failure of the goals set by the Arab Spring, Catherine Shakdam, political analyst and commentator, told RT.

01.12.2014 07:28

At least two killed during Mubarak verdict protest near Tahrir Square
Egyptian police in Cairo have used water cannon and tear gas against hundreds of demonstrators protesting against the acquittal of former president Hosni Mubarak by a local court. At least two people reportedly died and 15 were injured in clashes.

29.11.2014 18:58

Protest follows verdict to acquit Egypt’s ex-leader Mubarak of murder conspiracy charges
An Egyptian court has found former president Hosni Mubarak not guilty of conspiring to kill hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising, which led to his ouster. He was further exonerated on separate corruption charges.

29.11.2014 08:15

‘Diabolical & absurd’: Outrage as Save the Children gives Tony Blair Global Legacy Award
A decision by UK charity Save the Children to give Tony Blair its annual Global Legacy Award has unleashed a torrent of criticism highlighting the former PM’s role in Britain’s 2003 Iraq war and his controversial business dealings in the Middle East.

20.11.2014 16:27

Egyptian jihadist group pledges allegiance to ISIS
Egypt’s extremist group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, responsible for multiple terror attacks, has pledged loyalty to the Islamic State in an audio clip, further expanding the Al-Qaeda offshoot’s influence in the region.

10.11.2014 07:46

‘First gay wedding’ video sends 8 Egyptians to jail for 3 years
A Cairo court has sentenced eight men to three years in prison after they appeared in a video, described online as Egypt’s first “gay wedding,” that went viral in September. The video shows two men hugging and exchanging rings on a boat with friends.

04.11.2014 11:18

Tutankhamun died of illness, not from chariot racing
Scientists believe Egyptian King Tutankhamun died of illness, rather than from a chariot crash, as was long believed. A ‘virtual autopsy’ showed that the boy king suffered from genetic deficiencies and that his parents were probably brother and sister.

25.10.2014 19:19

​Religious hatred, wealth inequality top global threat poll
Middle Easterners see religious and ethnic hatred as the top global threat, according to a Pew survey published last week. Meanwhile in Europe, fear of inequality prevails. However, religious hatred is seen as a growing threat throughout the world.

21.10.2014 09:27