Egyptian archeologists have discovered a mummy in one of two previously unexplored tombs across the Nile from the southern city of Luxor, the antiquities ministry said. The tombs were found in the 1990s by German archeologist Frederica Kampp, though she had only reached the entrance gate but never entered, the ministry said.
The Grand Imam of Egypt's al-Azhar Mosque, the country's highest Islamic authority, has canceled a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence in the wake of an announcement by US President Donald Trump that Washington will recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday ordered his military command to use all force necessary to secure the Sinai Peninsula within the next three months following a terror attack on a mosque that killed more than 300 people.
The former US secretary of state, John Kerry, said Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt urged Washington to ‘bomb Iran’ before the conclusion of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world countries, with Tel Aviv pushing harder than the rest.
Egyptian security forces have killed at least 14 militants in two separate operations in the wake of the massacre at a mosque in the northern part of the restive Sinai Peninsula last week that killed over 300 people.
Secretary General of World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WFPIST) Ayatollah Mohsen Araki invited Ahmed el-Tayeb, Sheikh of al-Azhar, to the 31st International Islamic Unity Conference (IUC).
Egypt said the Gaza Strip's Rafah border crossing, which was due to reopen on Saturday, would remain closed until further notice in the wake of a bloody attack in Egypt's Sinai that claimed the lives of more than 230 people.