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‘We’re a mess’: Egypt’s economic woes fuel anger against el-Sisi | Egypt News | Al Jazeera

Protests calling for president’s departure were initially driven by allegations of corruption amid a time of austerity. On the surface, Egypt‘s economy seems to be doing well. Since President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi signed on to a tough International Monetary Fund-backed reform programme in 2016, growth rates have accelerated, reaching 5.5 percent this year, the highest …

Ancient Egypt: Underwater Archaeologists Uncover Destroyed Temple in the Sunken City of Heracleion

Marine archaeologists probing sunken ancient Egyptian settlements have discovered the remains of a temple and several boats containing treasures like coins and jewelry. Egyptian and European researchers spent two months probing the remains of Heracleion and Canopus off the coast of the Nile Delta, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities reported. They used …

British Airways, Lufthansa cancel flights to Cairo over unspecified security concerns – The Washington Post

British Airways and Lufthansa canceled all flights to Cairo on Saturday over unspecified security concerns after the British government warned of a “heightened risk of terrorism against aviation.” The announcements by two of Europe’s biggest airlines caught some passengers off guard as they prepared to board their flights, the BBC reported. Cairo’s airport …

Tutankhamun’s head auctioned for $6m in UK despite Egypt’s outcry | Egypt News | Al Jazeera

Egyptian authorities say the artefact was stolen, a claim Christie’s auction house denies. A 3,000-year-old quartzite head of Egyptian “boy king” Tutankhamun has been auctioned off for almost six million dollars in the UK despite a fierce outcry from Egypt that claimed the piece was likely to have been removed from the country illegally. Christie’s …