Egypt

  • Egypt Jan 14

    US Citizen Dies in Egyptian Prison After Hunger Strike

    A U.S. citizen who went on a hunger strike and who claimed he was wrongfully imprisoned in Egypt died on Monday after spending six years behind bars, the State Department said.

  • Department of State Jan 2

    As K-9 Deaths Climb Overseas, State Department Halts Sending New Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

    Many K-9s deployed overseas as part of a State Department program intended to help partner countries detect and prevent terror attacks suffer or die from neglect by their foreign handlers, according to a report from the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General.

  • Donald Trump Jan 17, 2019

    Shutdown, Russia Woes Grow for Trump

    President Trump lashed out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi amid the ongoing government shutdown and more troubling revelations about the 2016 election. NBC’s Tracie Potts reports.

  • Head Nov 23, 2019

    Egypt Unveils Animal Mummies of Lion Cubs, Crocodiles, Birds

    Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities on Saturday revealed details on recently discovered animal mummies, saying they include two lion cubs as well as several crocodiles, birds and cats. Items from the new find were displayed at a makeshift exhibition at the famed Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, south of Cairo, near where mummies and other artifacts have been found in...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Iran Student Leader Says He Regrets 1979 US Embassy Attack

    His revolutionary fervor diminished by the years that have also turned his dark brown hair white, one of the Iranian student leaders of the 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover says he now regrets the seizure of the diplomatic compound and the 444-day hostage crisis that followed. Speaking to The Associated Press ahead of Monday’s 40th anniversary of the attack, Ebrahim Asgharzadeh...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Iran Student Leader Says He Regrets 1979 US Embassy Attack

    His revolutionary fervor diminished by the years that have also turned his dark brown hair white, one of the Iranian student leaders of the 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover says he now regrets the seizure of the diplomatic compound and the 444-day hostage crisis that followed. Speaking to The Associated Press ahead of Monday’s 40th anniversary of the attack, Ebrahim Asgharzadeh...

  • NBC Oct 19, 2019

    Egypt Uncovers 3,000-Year-Old Mummies in the Valley of the Kings

    Colorful wooden coffins adorned with paintings and inscriptions that were recently discovered by a team of Egyptian archaeologists were opened on Saturday to reveal perfectly preserved mummies, NBC News reports. The 30 sealed coffins were found by accident under a mound behind the Asasif Necropolis on the west bank of the Nile river, Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general for Egypt’s Supreme Council...

  • Donald Trump Sep 23, 2019

    At UN, Trump Focuses on Religious Freedom, Not Climate

    President Donald Trump made his political priorities clear Monday within an hour of arriving at the United Nations for a three-day visit: He breezed by a major climate change summit to focus instead on religious persecution, an issue that resonates with his evangelical supporters. The climate summit, a centerpiece of this year’s U.N. schedule, was not on Trump’s agenda at...

  • Middle East Sep 21, 2019

    Rare Protests in Egypt Call for President el-Sissi to Step Down

    Rare anti-government protests broke out in Egypt Friday calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down. The former army general has overseen an unprecedented political crackdown, silencing critics and jailing thousands. El-Sissi came to power with the military’s ouster of an elected but divisive Islamist president in 2013, amid mass protests against his one-year-rule. In the capital, Cairo, dozens of...

  • Donald Trump Sep 18, 2019

    Jimmy Carter Says He Couldn’t Have Managed Presidency at 80

    Weeks shy of his 95th birthday, former President Jimmy Carter said he doesn’t believe he could have managed the most powerful office in the world at 80 years old. Carter, who earlier this year became the longest-lived chief executive in American history, didn’t tie his comments to any of his fellow Democrats running for president in 2020, but two leading...

  • California Sep 3, 2019

    58 Arrests at Burning Man, an Increase Over 2018

    Authorities arrested at least 58 people at this year’s Burning Man festival in the northern Nevada desert, 14 more than last year.

  • King Aug 4, 2019

    Egypt Begins Restoration on King Tut’s Golden Coffin

    Egypt started the first-ever restoration work on a gold-covered sarcophagus of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun, ahead of the country’s new museum opening next year, the antiquities minister said Sunday. Khaled el-Anany told reporters that work on the outermost coffin, which is made of wood and gilded with gold, is expected to take at least eight months. He said that’s...

  • Department of Justice Jul 26, 2019

    Decades-Old Deed Restrictions on Race Still Found in Texas

    Deed restrictions on race can still be found in some Texas housing documents but are unenforceable after being struck down decades ago by the U.S. Supreme Court

  • Attorney Jul 18, 2019

    Hawthorne Man Charged With Drowning Deaths of Autistic Sons

    Capital murder charges were filed Wednesday against a Hawthorne man accused of intentionally driving his two severely autistic sons off a pier at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro to collect on accidental death insurance policies.

  • Egypt Jul 13, 2019

    Egypt Opens 2 Ancient Pyramids for First Time Since 1960s

    Egypt is opening two of its earliest pyramids, located about 25 miles south of the capital Cairo, to visitors for the first time since 1965. Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anany also told reporters on Saturday that Egyptian archeologists have uncovered a collection of stone, clay and wooden sarcophagi, some of them with mummies, in the Dahshur royal necropolis. He says archeologists...

  • Head Jul 4, 2019

    Deadly Land, Deadly Sea: Libya Migrants Face Brutal Choice

    A boat from Libya carrying 86 migrants sank in the Mediterranean and left only three survivors, authorities said Thursday, after an airstrike on a detention center near the Libyan capital killed dozens of others. The twin tragedies illustrate the almost unthinkable choice facing those who have reached the North Africa coast while seeking a better life in Europe: Risk a...

  • food Jul 3, 2019

    Airstrike Hits Libyan Detention Center, Killing 44 Migrants

    An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants near the Libyan capital early Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130, the U.N. mission to the war-torn country said. The airstrike raises further concerns about the European Union’s policy of partnering with Libyan militias to prevent migrants from crossing the Mediterranean, which often leaves them at the...

  • California Jun 6, 2019

    Summer Solstice 2019: What You Need to Know About the Longest Day of the Year

    The summer solstice sets off the official start of summer as the Northern Hemisphere angles itself at the point in its orbit closest to the sun, causing the longest day and shortest night of the calendar year. Many cultures, both ancient and modern, celebrate the sunlight with rituals and holidays.

  • The Associated Press Jun 18, 2019

    Egypt’s Ousted President Morsi Buried After Courtroom Death

    Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom, a member of his defense team said. Morsi’s family attended funeral prayers in the mosque of Cairo’s Tora prison, followed by the burial at a cemetery in the city’s eastern district...

  • president Jun 17, 2019

    Egypt’s Ousted President Morsi Dies in Court During Trial

    Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and died, state TV and his family said. The 67-year-old Morsi had just addressed the court, speaking from the glass cage he is kept in during sessions and warning that he...

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