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Egypt says it's unearthed large animal mummy, likely a lion

Nov. 11, 2019 5:49 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities says local archeologists have unearthed the mummy of an unusually large animal, most likely a lion or lioness. The ministry said on Monday the mummy was excavated in Saqqara, a town south of Cairo that was a vast necropolis in antiquity and is home to the famed...

UK lifts ban on Egypt resort flights, 4 years after bombing

Oct. 22, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. airlines can resume flights to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, suspended after an Islamic State bombing brought down a Russian passenger plane over Sinai four years ago, killing all 224 people on board, the British government said Tuesday. The Department for Transport said...

Egypt reveals details of 30 ancient coffins found in Luxor

Oct. 19, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's antiquities authorities on Saturday revealed the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins that were recently discovered in the southern city of Luxor. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters the coffins, with inscriptions and...

Rights lawyers: Egypt frees more than 100 held in crackdown

Oct. 19, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities released more than 100 people who were among hundreds more arrested in a sweeping crackdown following small but rare anti-government protests last month, rights lawyers and officials said Saturday. Lawyers Mustafa el-Demiry and Khaled Ali said 101 detainees, including 30...

Egypt activist claims she was tortured, beaten after arrest

Oct. 14, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian pro-democracy activist claims she was tortured and beaten after being arrested amid a sweeping government crackdown, a leading rights group said Monday. Amnesty International said Esraa Abdel-Fattah was brought before prosecutors late Sunday following her arrest by plainclothes...

Today in History

Oct. 14, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2019. There are 78 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 14, 1947, U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles E. ("Chuck") Yeager (YAY'-gur) became the first test pilot to break the sound barrier as he flew the experimental Bell XS-1 (later X-1)...

Today in History

Oct. 13, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2019. There are 79 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 13, 1775, the United States Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet. On this date: In 1792, the cornerstone of the...

Family says Egyptian pro-democracy activist beaten in jail

Oct. 10, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The family of a leading Egyptian pro-democracy activist, who was arrested amid a recent clampdown following anti-government protests, says he was beaten, threatened and stripped to his underwear while in custody. Mona Seif, a prominent human rights activist tweeted on Thursday that her brother...

Egypt decreases fuel prices for the first time in decades

Oct. 3, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s government announced a decrease in fuel prices Thursday for the first time in decades, a cut that comes after a series of hikes in recent years amid an ambitious program aimed at overhauling the country’s ailing economy. The Petroleum Ministry said in a statement that the...

Egypt releases 3 foreigners arrested over protests

Oct. 3, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Two Jordanians and a Sudanese arrested in Cairo amid the recent crackdown that followed anti-government protests demanding Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi step down were released and flown back to their home countries, airport officials said Thursday. Recent mass arrests followed...