Media still pondering bizzare market bombing

The 22 February 2009 bombing in the popular Khan El-Khalili market, in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, which left one person dead and over 20 wounded, has left the Egyptian media still pondering over the bizzare incident.Almost all the major Egyptian … read more

Egypt rejects US report on its rights record

Egypt on Friday dismissed as unacceptable a US report which branded Cairo’s human rights record as poor, the foreign ministry said in a statement.”Egypt does not accept any country assuming the role of a custodian of the Egyptian people or … read more

U.S. citizen stabbed in Cairo tourist area

A U.S. citizen was stabbed and wounded in a popular Cairo tourist area Friday in front of his wife in the second attack on foreigners in the Egyptian capital in less than a week, security sources said.They said the American, … read more

Wooden sarcophaguses found in tomb

Japanese archaeologists working in Egypt have found four wooden sarcophaguses and associated grave goods which could date back up to 3,300 years, the Egyptian government said on Thursday.The team from Waseda University in Tokyo discovered the anthropomorphic sarcophaguses in a … read more

Reporters fined for defying gag on murder trial

An Egyptian court fined five journalists 10,000 Egyptian pounds (1,800 dollars) each on Thursday for defying a gag order in the murder trial of a tycoon, the state-run news agency MENA reported.A Cairo court had imposed a blackout in November … read more

Hamas, Fatah delegations meet in Cairo

Delegations of rival Palestinian groups of Hamas and Fatah met in Cairo last night in the first such high-level meeting in months, paving the way for reconciliation talks that will kick off on Thursday, Palestinian sources said on Wednesday.Two more … read more

Bomb unlikely to signal militancy resurgence

A bombing that killed a French teenager near a tourist bazaar in Cairo was an unsophisticated attack that is unlikely to signal a wide resurgence of Islamist militancy in Egypt. No group has taken responsibility for Sunday’s bombing, which also … read more

French teen killed by bomb was on class trip

The French teenagers had finished a day touring Cairo’s 650-year-old Khan el-Khalili bazaar, gathering in its main square to board a bus back to their hotel. Then the blast went off.The explosion killed a 17-year-old girl with the group and … read more