Egypt’s largest secondhand book market faces uncertain future

Nearly 130 book sellers at “Soor Al-Azbakeya” in Egypt’s capital Cairo hold their own book fair on a sidewalk, offering secondhand books at low prices. The Azbakeya book market is known as the oldest market for secondhand books in Egypt, but its future is uncertain: its participation in the 50th edition of the official Cairo book fair, which is scheduled to kick off on January 23rd, was limited for “unknown reasons”.

Bomb kills 3 Vietnamese tourists, guide near Egypt pyramids

Security forces clear the scene where three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian tour guide were killed when a roadside bomb hit their bus as it travelled close to the Giza pyramids outside Cairo. The homemade device exploded at 6:15 pm (1645 GMT).

Two Vietnamese tourists killed by roadside bomb in Egypt

Images showing the aftermath of the scene where two Vietnamese tourists were killed and 10 others wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near their bus as it travelled close to the Giza pyramids in Cairo. IMAGES

Egypt unearths tomb of ancient high priest

Egyptian archaeologists and Egyptian authorities unveil a newly-discovered tomb of a priest dating back more than 4,400 years in the pyramid complex of Saqqara south of the capital Cairo.

Uprooted Syrians get by with illegal Cairo drinks vans

Espresso, Turkish coffee, tea — a growing number of Syrian drinks peddlers are exploiting a niche in the Cairo market, albeit an illegal one, by selling hot drinks from mobile vans.

Egypt struggles to restore Cairo’s historic heart

Islamic Cairo is packed with ornate monuments, mosques and mausoleums, and its narrow streets are punctuated with trinket shops, cafes and traditional old homes — an urban fabric layered in centuries of history. But the task to patch up decades of dilapidation is immense, and Egyptian authorities are struggling to come up with the cash.