A military court in Egypt has sentenced Hisham Geneina, the former head of the Central Auditing Authority, to five years in prison for allegedly spreading false news that purportedly harmed the Egyptian Armed Forces and the African country’s domestic affairs.
Five opposition figures, including a 2012 presidential candidate and two top campaign aides for now-arrested presidential hopeful Sami Annan, called on Sunday for a boycott of the March vote, saying it has lost all credibility.
A team of archaeologists in Egypt unearthed four ancient child graves at Gebel el-Silsila, the site of a former Egyptian quarry that dates back 3,500 years. The finding provides new insights on what life may have been like at this ancient work site.
Egyptian security forces killed 11 suspected terrorists in a shootout near the Sinai, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday, just days after more than 300 people were killed in an attack on a mosque in North Sinai.
The Egyptian military kicked off a hunt for the attackers of a Sufi mosque in the northern Sinai, a military source said, combing the area of Friday's assault that killed at least 235 people — thought to be the deadliest terror attack on the country's soil.
The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) agreement to provide $2 billion to Egypt as part of a three-year $12 billion loan agreement is a stamp of approval of economic reforms being pushed through under the terms of the deal, commentators said.
Until recently, it was assumed that the ink used for writing was primarily carbon-based at least until the fourth and fifth centuries AD. But in a new University of Copenhagen study, analyses of 2,000-year-old papyri fragments with X-ray microscopy showed that black ink used by Egyptian scribes also contained copper — an element previously not identified in ancient ink.
An Egyptian court has upheld a dozen death sentences and 157 life terms for members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood over alleged crimes relating to the storming of a police station some four years ago.