A groundbreaking discovery has been made by an American archaeologist who spotted what looks like two new pyramid sites in Egypt, with one site viewed on satellite being three times the size of Great Pyramid at Giza.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has taken the bold step of sacking two of the country’s top military commanders from their governing posts. With Cairo facing dire financial straits, however, such a brazen move may eventually spur a military coup.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has retired Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi, the head of the country’s Supreme Military Council and Chief of Staff Sami Annan. Morsi also canceled constitutional amendments giving the military wide powers.
The Egyptian military has launched an assault against suspected Islamist militants after they attacked security checkpoints along the Egyptian-Israeli border. At least 20 people have reportedly been killed.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has blamed Mossad, the Israeli spy agency, for a terrorist attack that killed 16 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai on Sunday night. The act had further escalated tensions between the formerly allied nations.
An Egyptian man has been killed in front of a luxury hotel in central Cairo after police opened fire on an angry crowd of around 500 people. The demonstrators set ablaze dozens of vehicles parked outside the hotel, and had tried to storm the lobby.
Egyptian authorities have arrested a minority Coptic Christian teacher for allegedly posting cartoons on Facebook that insulted Islam - charges that are becoming a common theme in a country ruled by an Islamic majority.