Bombing hits tourist bus near Egypt pyramids

A bomb blast hit a tourist bus near Egypt’s famed Giza pyramids, wounding some, including South Africans, in the latest blow to the country’s tourism industry.

Blast hits Egypt tourist bus, 17 injured: security, medical sources

A damaged car and a tourist bus are seen after an explosion near Egypt’s famed pyramids, injuring 17 people including foreigners, security and medical sources said. IMAGES

Israel and Palestine reach ceasefire after 2 days of mutual bombing

Hamas and Israel have reached a ceasefire agreement, according to Palestinian and other media, following two days of intense cross-border confrontation between Gaza and its neighbor, in which both sides suffered casualties.

The ceasefire was expected to go into effect at 4:30 am on Monday (01:30 GMT), according to the Times of Israel, which noted there had been no rockets for two hours before the announcement.
The deal, reportedly brokered by Egypt and the European Union, was also confirmed by a second Reuters source, as well as a TV station belonging to Hamas.

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Plastics: beauty and the beast

Egypt’s rebounding tourism and plastics threaten Red Sea corals. Videographic on the challenges posed by plastics. VIDEOGRAPHICS

Egypt’s rebounding tourism threatens Red Sea corals

In dazzling turquoise waters off Egypt’s Red Sea coast, scuba divers swim among delicate red jellyfish and admire outcrops of coral — but Egypt’s rebounding tourism sector is not good news for the fragile marine ecosystem.

Egyptians vote on final day of referendum to extend Sisi’s rule

Polls open in Egypt for the third and final day of voting as Egyptians vote on constitutional changes that could keep President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in power until 2030. Sisi, who handily won to become president in 2014 and was re-elected in 2018 after eliminating all serious political competitors, is widely expected to garner a comfortable win in the three-day referendum.

Discovery of a new Pharoah tomb in southern Egypt

Archaeologists display and work on artifacts from the newly-discovered tomb of Shedsu-Djehuty at the Draa Abul Naga necropolis in Luxor’s West Bank, 700 km south of Cairo. The tomb dates back to the 18th Dynasty and is considered one of the largest discovered tombs in the archeological site.IMAGES AND SOUNDBITES

4,400yo tomb unveiled in Egypt

Egyptian archaeologists have unveiled an incredibly detailed and decorative tomb in the Giza Governorate. The 4,400-year-old site belonged to a Fifth Dynasty nobleman called ‘Khuwy’.

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Football: Giza pyramids ahead of AFCON 2019 draw ceremony start

The Africa Cup of Nations 2019 draw ceremony will be held in front of Giza Pyramids in Egypt. IMAGES