Egypt

The gold-covered sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun is encased in a tent for restoration procedures at the conservation center of the the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, near Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019.
Maya Alleruzzo/AP Photo
August 04, 2019 - 9:54 am
CAIRO (AP) — 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...
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FILE - This Jan. 10, 2017 file photo shows British Airways planes parked at Heathrow Airport in London. On Saturday, July 20, 2019, British Airways said it is canceling flights to Cairo for a week for unspecified security reasons.
Frank Augstein/AP Photo, file
July 21, 2019 - 11:42 am
LONDON (AP) — British Airways and Lufthansa both said Saturday they were suspending flights to Cairo for unspecified reasons related to safety and security. The British carrier said it was canceling flights to the Egyptian capital for a week. The German airline said normal operations would resume...
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King Tutankhamun's tomb
Amr Nabil/AP, file
July 05, 2019 - 7:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Christie's has gone forward with the auction of a 3,000-year-old stone sculpture of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun despite protests from the Egyptian government. The brown quartzite head depicting King Tut sold for more than 4.7 million pounds ($5.9 million) Thursday evening. The...
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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi
Maya Alleruzzo/AP, file
June 17, 2019 - 2:30 pm
CAIRO (AP) — 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...
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Archaeologists working near the pyramids of Giza have discovered an ancient Egyptian burial ground dating back to around 2500 BCE and hosting the tombs of high-ranking officials.
Mahmoud Khaled/AFP/Getty Images via CNN
May 06, 2019 - 5:58 pm
By Rob Picheta, CNN (CNN) -- Archaeologists working near the pyramids of Giza have discovered an ancient Egyptian burial ground dating back to around 2500 BCE and hosting the tombs of high-ranking officials. The remarkable find includes a limestone family tomb from Egypt's fifth dynasty, a period...
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This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows an ancient workshop to build and repair ships, dating back to the Ptolemaic era in the country's Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.
Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP
February 12, 2019 - 12:58 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered an ancient workshop used to build and repair ships that dates back to the Ptolemaic era (332 B.C.-30 B.C.) in the Sinai Peninsula. The Antiquities Ministry says Tuesday that excavations took place in the Tel Abu Saifi archaeological site in...
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Egypt Mummies
Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/AP via CNN
November 30, 2018 - 11:39 am
By Francesca Street, CNN (CNN) -- Cue the "Indiana Jones" theme tune: there's been another impressive archeological discovery in Egypt -- and this time it's mummies. Following on from the recent discovery of a 3,000-year-old mummified woman, Egyptian excavators have unearthed eight newly discovered...
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Melania Trump Baby Elephant
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October 08, 2018 - 9:55 am
By Kate Bennett, CNN (CNN) -- First lady Melania Trump on Saturday closed out her first ever solo international trip to Africa in a face-to-face with Egypt's Great Sphinx of Giza, one of the most mysterious statues in the world, which was built in homage to a mythical creature with the head of a...
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Mosul Airstrike
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September 12, 2018 - 1:07 pm
By Rob Picheta, CNN (CNN) -- Last year was the world's most miserable for more than a decade, according to a survey of people's emotions in more than 145 countries. People experienced sadness, stress, worry, anger and physical pain more frequently in 2017 than in previous years, according to Gallup...
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has approved a law governing popular ride-hailing apps Uber and Careem after the companies appealed a court ruling that revoked their licenses.
AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, File
June 24, 2018 - 12:33 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi approved a law governing popular ride-hailing apps Uber and Careem after the companies appealed a court ruling that revoked their licenses, the country's official gazette reported Sunday. The law establishes the basis for operating licenses and...
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