Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi takes over as AU chairman

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, passes the baton to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body. IMAGES of Kagame passing handing over the chairmanship to el-Sisi

AU Summit opens with Egypt set to lead

The African Union summit opens in Addis Ababa and will see Rwandan President Paul Kagame transfer the baton to Egypt meaning Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will officially take over the post of ceremonial head. IMAGES

Exhibition of “rare” antiquities at Egyptian museum in Cairo

The Egyptian ministry of Antiquities inaugurate a temporary exhibition at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo showing the archeological work carried out by the joint French-Italian mission at the Tebtunis site in the city of Fayoum.

Carbon 14 dating

Videographic illustrating how carbon 14 dating works. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered eight mummies dating back over 2,300 years at a pyramid complex south of Cairo, authorities said Wednesday.VIDEOGRAPHICS

Salah retains African award to seal great day for Egypt

Mohamed Salah completed a memorable day for Egyptian football by retaining his African Player of the Year award in Senegal on Tuesday, hours after his country had been chosen to host the 2019 Cup of Nations.

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).

2 killed, 12 injured in Egypt bomb explosion

(28 Dec 2018) Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus in an area near the Giza Pyramids, killing two Vietnamese tourists, injuring 12 others. (Dec. 28)

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Egyptian president starts official visit in Austria

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz greets Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Vienna at the start of an official visit. IMAGES of the handshake

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.