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South Korean tourists abducted in Egypt


February 11th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) Three South Korean tourists and their Egyptian guide were abducted in southern Egypt Friday, police said.The tourists, two males and one female, all above 50 years ... Read more...

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Ferry capsizes in Egypt, 22 killed


April 29th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 29 (IANS) At least 22 people died and four had a narrow escape when a ferry sank in the Nile in southern Egypt, the official news agency MENA ... Read more...

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Egypt: Amr Moussa vows to fight unemployment, poverty


April 29th, 2011 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 29 (IANS) Egypt's presidential candidate Amr Moussa has vowed to fight unemployment and poverty during his presidential campaign in southern Egypt, Xinhua reports.Moussa, who is to end his ... Read more...

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Attempt to steal pharaoh’s statue foiled in Egypt


February 25th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 25 (IANS/AKI) Archaeologists have thwarted an attempt by looters to steal a statue of Egyptian pharaoh Rameses II who ruled more than 3,000 years ago. The thieves tried to cut ... Read more...

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Egypt unearths 3,400-year-old Pharaoh statue


November 5th, 2010 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Nov 5 (IANS) A 3,400-year-old statue of Pharaoh Amenhotep III was discovered in southern Egypt, Xinhua reported.The secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), Zahi Hawwas said Thursday it is ... Read more...

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Google Earth helps discover massive meteor crater


September 28th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Google Earth has helped spot a meteor crater in Egypt that lay undiscovered, which could help scientists size up risks of potentially catastrophic impacts. The unknown Kamil crater, 52 ... Read more...

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Tonnes of diesel spill into the Nile


September 12th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 12 (DPA) At least 100 tonnes of diesel fuel spilled into the Nile river after a barge partially sank in southern Egypt, media and state sources reported Sunday. The barge was ... Read more...

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Egypt voted best destination by travel writers


August 19th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 19 (IANS) Egypt has been voted the "perfect holiday destination" by the Pacific Area Travel Writer's Association (PATWA) and tourism publication Safari India at a tourism conclave here. Director of Egyptian ... Read more...

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New crater in Sudan discovered using Google Maps


August 16th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 15 (ANI): Software scientists have discovered a 10 kilometre wide crater like structure in the Bayuda Desert of Sudan using Google Maps.If confirmed, it will be the second such discovery ... Read more...

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Egyptian Tomb’s Door To Afterlife Unearthed


April 3rd, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The archaeologists in the area of Luxor have discovered a 3,500-year-old false door. It belonged to the last resting place of a Pharaonic representative. This ... Read more...

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30 hurt in Muslim-Christian clashes in Egypt


March 13th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 13 (DPA) Thirty people were injured when clashes broke out between Christians and Muslims in a rural area in northern Egypt, media reports said. Fighting erupted late Friday in the north-western ... Read more...

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Pyramid builders were labourers, not slaves, reveal newly found Egyptian tombs


January 11th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, January 11 (ANI): A new set of tombs, belonging to the workers who built the great pyramids, discovered by archaeologists in Egypt is providing evidence that the builders of the massive ... Read more...

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At least 15 killed, 24 injured in Egypt train crash


October 25th, 2009 - 4:41 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 25 (DPA) At least 15 people were killed and 24 others injured Saturday when two trains collided in southern Egypt, police told DPA. Police said rescue workers were still working to ... Read more...

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Five killed as aircraft catches fire


February 20th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 20 (RIA Novosti) A Ukrainian An-12 cargo plane burst into flames Friday as it tried to take off in south Egypt, killing five crew members, an official said. The Egyptian Civil ... Read more...

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Egypt road accident toll rises to 51 (Lead)


December 15th, 2008 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Dec 14 (Xinhua) The toll in Sunday's fatal bus accident in southern Egypt rose to 51 after some of the injured succumbed to their injuries, a media report said.Earlier reports said ... Read more...

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Egyptian gunmen free Western hostages


September 29th, 2008 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 29 (Xinhua) Nineteen Western tourists and their Egyptian guides, who were kidnapped by gunmen in southern Egypt last week, released them Monday without any ransom being paid, state-run MENA news ... Read more...

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Foreign tourists kidnapped in Egypt released: Officials


September 23rd, 2008 - 7:52 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 23 (DPA) All the 19 tourists, including 11 foreigners, taken hostage by suspected Sudanese criminals from southern Egypt were released late Monday without payment of any ransom, Egyptian Tourism ... Read more...

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5,000-year-old cemetery found in Egypt


July 6th, 2008 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Xinhua Cairo, July 6 (Xinhua) A 5,000-year-old royal burial ground has been discovered by an Egyptian archaeological mission in southern Egypt, the official MENA news agency has reported. The ancient cemetery was found ... Read more...

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Archaeological dig sheds new light on emergence of urban life in Egypt


July 2nd, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Archaeologists have unearthed a large administration building and silos at Tell Edfu in southern Egypt, which provide fresh clues about the emergence of urban life in the ... Read more...

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UAE gas company to drill 19 wells in Egypt in 2008


March 30th, 2008 - 11:55 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Abu Dhabi, March 30 (Xinhua) Dana Gas of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the largest private-sector natural gas company in the Middle East, announced Sunday an exploration and development program, which involve ... Read more...

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