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Merkel tells Egypt's Sisi: death penalty is wrong but let's trade

17 minutes agoNews : Reuters: World News

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany opposes Egypt's use of the death penalty, recently imposed on Islamist leaders including former President Mohamed Mursi, but is ready to do business with Cairo, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.

FOUND: An Ancient Whale Fossil With a Smaller Whale Inside

The Valley of Whales (Photo: Egypt's Ministry of Environment Official Facebook page) In Egypt's Valley of Whales—Wadi al-Hitan—the fossils of giant, ancient whales have sat for millions of years; they were first discovered by scientists in 1902. Show More Summary

Gunmen kill two Egyptian police officers in attack near pyramids

Unidentified gunmen shot and killed two members of Egypt’s tourism police Wednesday in a drive-by attack not far from the country’s most iconic tourist attraction, the pyramids of Giza, official reports said.

Al Jazeera journalist sentenced in absentia speaks out

Alaa Bayoumi, one-of-six Al Jazeera staff sentenced to ten years by Egypt, says now "is time to speak up" about ordeal.

Two Egyptian tourism police killed in rare attack near pyramids

CAIRO (Reuters) - Gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead two members of Egypt's tourism and antiquities police force on a road near the Giza pyramids on Wednesday, security sources said, in a rare attack near a tourist sites.

Egypt's Sisi in Berlin amid protests over rights record

Rights groups urge German chancellor to link closer economic ties with Egypt's president to addressing violations.

9 Tips on How to Deal With Aggressive Touts When Visiting Egypt

10 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

The country of Egypt has some of the most valuable treasures in the world — the pyramids, the Sphinx, the tombs of Tutankhamun and Nefertiti to name a few — but aggressive touts can easily ruin what can otherwise be an enjoyable andShow More Summary

Facing retrial, Al Jazeera journalist blames employer for hardship

16 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The New York Times Mohamed Fahmy, an Al Jazeera English journalist being retried in Egypt for propagating misleading information, wrote Tuesday in a New York Times op-ed that he blames his employer for deliberately stirring up animus...Show More Summary

Two journalists given prison sentences in Egypt

New York, June 2, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the convictions and sentencing of two journalists in separate cases in Egypt over the weekend....

Egypt rights activist says banned from traveling to Germany

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian rights activist said on Tuesday security officials had confiscated his passport and prevented him traveling to Germany where he was due to speak at a parliament roundtable on the human rights situation in Egypt.

Al Jazeera’s Bayoumi breaks silence on Egypt's charges

For the first time, Al Jazeera's Alaa Bayoumi talks about Egypt sentencing him in absentia on false charges.

How 'Pygmy' People's Rampant Pot Use Protects Them

Marijuana was a painkiller in ancient Egypt and an anesthetic in ancient China and Taiwan, Medical Daily reports. Now, an anthropologist says the Aka foragers of the Central African Republic may be unconsciously using the plant to ward off parasitic intestinal worms. Ed Hagen of Washington University Vancouver surveyed almost...

Egypt court postpones Mursi death sentence confirmation: state TV

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court postponed issuing a final ruling over a death sentence recommendation for former Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and other top Muslim Brotherhood leaders in a case related to a 2011 jail break.

Egypt court adjourns Morsi death sentence verdict

Judge postpones final ruling on a death sentence recommendation against former president until June 16.

Egypt arrests two Brotherhood leaders ahead of Mursi ruling: sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security services arrested two Muslim Brotherhood leaders late on Monday, security sources said, a day before a court is expected to give a final ruling on a death sentence recommendation against Mohamed Mursi, Egypt's former Islamist president.

Egypt Rejects Foreign Intervention in Syrian Affairs – Ambassador

Egyptian ambassador to Russia said that Cairo is against external interference into Syrian affairs.

Egypt to Join Russia-Led Eurasian Economic Union in 2016

Egypt intends to establish a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), comprising Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia, by the end of 2016, the Egyptian ambassador to Russia told Sputnik.

Egypt to Deploy Ground Troops to Yemen Only If Need Arises

Egypt is not considering sending ground troops to take part in the Saudi-led coalition’s operation in Yemen, but it could should the need arise, ambassador of Egypt to Russia Mohamed Elbadri told Sputnik.

Egypt says uncovers Brotherhood plot, day before Mursi sentencing

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt said on Monday it had thwarted a Muslim Brotherhood plot against the state, a day before a court is expected to give a final ruling on a death sentence recommendation against Mohamed Mursi, Egypt's former Islamist president.

Egypt signs $2B offshore exploration deal with Italy’s Eni

by Ehab Farouk and Ahmed Aboulenein (Reuters) – Egypt’s oil ministry said on Monday it had signed an energy exploration deal with Italy’s Eni worth $2 billion following an MOU signed in March during an investment conference. The deal...Show More Summary

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