Friday, 17 August 2018

Tag Archives: Egypt

World’s shortest woman and tallest man meet in Egypt

CAIRO: The Giza Pyramids in Egypt saw a unusual spectacle yesterday evening where the world’s shortest woman and the world’s tallest man met up for an event organized by Egyptian Culture Ministry. Sultan Kösen a 35 year old farmer from Turkey, standing 2.51 meters tall and Jyoti Amge, an actress ...

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Egypt’s Former Chief of Staff Arrested Over Presidential Bid

CAIRO: The Egyptian army’s former chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Sami Anan, was detained in Cairo on Tuesday, three of his campaign organizers said, after the army summoned him for questioning over his intention to run for president. Egypt’s Interior Ministry could not immediately be reached for comment. The military ...

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Egypt’s Morsi sentenced to three years in prison

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to three years in prison along with 19 other defendants for “insulting the judiciary,” his lawyer said. The other defendants include former members of parliament, activists and three journalists. Morsi had already been sentenced to a total of 45 years ...

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Archaeologists find Greco-Roman mummy in Egypt

A Russian archaeological team has discovered a well-preserved mummy from the Greco-Roman period in a wooden coffin south of Cairo, Egypt’s antiquities ministry said Tuesday. The discovery was made near New Fayoum city, about 80 kilometers south of the Egyptian capital, the ministry said in a statement. The team “found ...

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Egyptian singer jailed for vulgar video

CAIRO: An Egyptian singer was detained for four days pending further questioning for her performance in a video music deemed racy in the conservative country. Shaima Ahmad, whose artistic name is Shyma, was taken into custody on November 18 in her house in the Cairo quarter of al Nuzah in ...

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Brit women faces death penalty in Egypt for taking painkillers

CAIRO: Laura Plummer, 33, from Hull a British tourist she is facing the death penalty in Egypt for because she was carrying painkillers in her suitcase. As she claims the authorities of Egypt forced her after her confession to sign a 38-page Arabic confession beforen they locked her in a tiny cell ...

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Is the world going to end on September 23

DOOMSDAY could be sooner than you think if you are to believe conspiracy theorists claiming a planet will collide with Earth on September 23. That’s this coming Saturday in case you had any last minute things to get done. Bible passages apparently supporting a centuries’ old prediction of the end ...

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Police raid in Cairo kills 10 militants

CAIRO: Ten militants from Egypt’s Islamic State group affiliate were killed in a police raid and a near three-hour shootout in a residential neighbourhood of Cairo, security officials said. Five policemen were wounded in the clashes at two apartments in the densely populated eastern Cairo neighbourhood of Ard al-Lewa, officials ...

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