Tag Archives: Egypt

Pope visit to Egypt to go ahead despite blasts but security big concern

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis’ trip to Egypt this month is expected to go ahead despite twin attacks on Christian churches that killed 44 people, Vatican officials said on Monday. However, diplomats and Vatican sources cautioned that the trip could be put in jeopardy or parts of it changed if the security situation worsened. The pope… Read More »

Egypt lawyer appeals court ruling backing islands transfer to Saudi

CAIRO: An Egyptian human rights lawyer said on Monday he had launched an appeal against a court ruling which backed Cairo’s proposed transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government announced last year a maritime demarcation accord with Saudi Arabia, which has given billions of dollars of aid to… Read More »

Italian prosecutor holds talks in Egypt over probe into student's killing

CAIRO: Italian and Egyptian prosecutors discussed Egypt’s investigation into the killing of an Italian student on Tuesday and called the talks “positive”, after months of rising tension as Rome complained about a lack of cooperation from Cairo. Giulio Regeni, who was doing postgraduate research into Egyptian trade unions, was last seen by his friends on… Read More »

More than 130 bodies recovered from migrant boat capsize off Egypt

CAIRO: At least 133 bodies had been recovered by Friday from a boat carrying hundreds of migrants that capsized off Egypt two days earlier, Egyptian officials said. The boat sank off Burg Rashed, a coastal village on the Nile Delta. Rescue workers and fishermen said they had rescued at least 169 people, but confusion remained… Read More »

Egypt blocks UN text backing Turkish government: Diplomats

 UNITED NATIONS: Egypt on Saturday (Jul 16) blocked a United Nations Security Council resolution backed by the United States condemning the attempted coup in Turkey, diplomats said, though Cairo denied the move. The United States, following consultations with officials from key NATO ally Turkey, had proposed a draft statement calling on “all parties in Turkey… Read More »

Daily life in Ancient Egypt

The tombs of ancient Egyptians mention the special care the way they prepared themselves for life in the afterlife. Egyptians did not want to lack pleasure in the afterlife, so they filled their tombs by having furnishings, apparel, as well as tools. They decorated the walls of their tombs with scenes from their day-to-day life. By studying these tomb paintings, scholars… Read More »