Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: egypt | Antiquities ministry says radar scans give conclusive evidence there are no hidden roomsEgypt's antiquities ministry has said new radar scans provide conclusive evidence that there are no hidden rooms inside King Tutankhamun's burial chamber.Mostafa Waziri, the secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, said an Italian team had conducted extensive studies with ground-penetrating radar that showed the tomb did not contain any hidden, manmade blocking walls, as was earlier suspected. Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: egypt | Enforced isolation has given the emirate confidence to pursue a political and cultural rebootFor most of the past year the city-state of Qatar, the wealthiest peninsula on the planet, has been exploring the law of unintended consequences. The trigger for that came last June, when Qatar's closest neighbours, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE, escalated a simmering disquiet about the Gulf state's role in the region to implement a full land and air blockade.Overnight, planes and cargo ships heading for Qatar were diverted, all diplomatic links were cut and Qatar's sole land border, with Saudi Arabia, was closed. Even camels were not spared the politics 12,000 Qatari animals were forcibly repatriated. Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: egypt | In Nagrig, the footballer's birthplace, his generosity and rise to fame are inspiring a generation of new sports starsThe village where Mohamed Salah grew up is a cluster of red-brick houses threaded together by dusty unpaved streets and surrounded by a shimmering sea of green fields. In its centre, Ahmed al-Masery sits in an empty coffee shop watching highlights on a tiny, wall-hung TV of his old friend playing for Liverpool against Roma. "I used to play football games on PlayStation with him back in the day," says the 35-year-old, gesturing at the screen.Back then, Salah would pick Liverpool to play video games with his friend.
Feed: NYT | Search phrase: egypt | Liverpool's Egyptian star Mohamed Salah has scored 43 goals in 48 games this season, carrying his team to the cusp of its first Champions League final in more than a decade.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: egypt | Meteorological association prepares draft law to ban unauthorised forecastsDonald Trump may routinely rail against the "fake news media", but Egypt is going one better by cracking down on "fake" weather reports. The head of the Egyptian Meteorological Association has said it is the only government body authorised to make predictions about the country's weather, and is preparing a draft law to ban unauthorised forecasts. Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: egypt | Reader Charles Harris recalls a trip to Egypt and the dilemma of from whom to buy his "overpriced souvenir rubbish'Ruth Michaelson's anonymous tour guide rightly points out that Egypt's new anti-hawking law would target people "fighting to feed their families" (Egypt aims to protect tourism via "pester' fines, 25 April). I also wonder who exactly it aims to protect. A few years ago, I took a guided trip to Cairo with my wife and younger son. On the coach, we were emphatically warned not to buy overpriced souvenir rubbish from the street salesmen who would surround us as soon as we arrived. At Giza, then, we were amused to be shepherded straight into an official tourist shop selling"¦ overpriced souvenir rubbish.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: egypt | Khalifa Haftar orders assault on Islamist-controlled areas after return from Paris hospitalDefying reports of an incapacitating stroke and even his death, the Libyan strongman General Khalifa Haftar has returned to Libya from hospital in Paris and ordered a fresh military assault on Islamist-controlled areas.Numerous sources has reported that Haftar, 75, had either died or suffered a stroke of such severity that his public career was at an end, prompting speculation that his chief backers, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and France, were locked in secret discussions over a successor likely to play a decisive role in Libya's future. Continue reading...
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: egypt | Few superlatives have been left unused this season in describing the phenomenal Mo Salah, the mesmerizing forward Liverpool fans now refer to as the "Egyptian King.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: egypt | Law clamping down on people pushing services and trinkets aims to protect valuable but fragile tourism industry For some tourists at Egypt's renowned archeological sites, being hectored to buy pieces of parchment, a camel ride or an alabaster statue is all part of the experience. But the harassment might become a thing of the past, after parliament approved a law allowing authorities to fine up to EGP10,000 (about Â£405) anyone found to be pestering tourists "with the intention of begging or promoting, offering or selling a good or service". Continue reading...
Feed: BBC Africas | Search phrase: egypt | Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is the first Egyptian to win the PFA Player of the Year award.
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