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Egypt Christians flee Sinai as sixth of their kin killed

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian inside his home in northern Sinai, the sixth such killing in a month’s time in the restive region, officials said Friday, prompting some Christian families to flee from the area for fear of being targeted next. The militants …

Egypt devalues, floats its currency, meeting key IMF demand

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Thursday took the unprecedented step of floating its currency and later hiked fuel prices, meeting key demands by the International Monetary Fund under a $12 billion loan agreement to overhaul the ailing economy of the most populous Arab state. The floatation, accompanied by a 48 …

Team testing new scanner on Egypt’s Great Pyramid

CAIRO (AP) — What mysteries might still be hidden under Egypt’s pyramids? A team accompanied by Egypt’s former antiquities minister and famed archaeologist Zahi Hawass are testing a new scanner on the Great Pyramid of Giza on Thursday, hoping that modern technology could help unlock ancient secrets buried deep beneath …

The Mubarak mirage – Al Jazeera English

Why do so many feel nostalgia for the deposed dictator? And is this justified? It was one of those paradoxes of revolution. Hosni Mubarak’s most hotly anticipated speech was to prove to be his last. He was never much of an orator, and whenever a Baba Mubarak speech was on …

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Hosni Mubarak steps down after nearly 30 years as president of Egypt, Whitney Houston drowns in her bathtub … on this date in history. Today is Thursday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2016 with 324 to follow. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury and Venus. Evening stars …

Egypt’s grand plans to boost tourism marred after crash

LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — Egypt had launched festivities, archaeological openings and a new tourism campaign to draw much-needed foreign visitors. But with many flights to Red Sea resorts grounded Thursday amid suspicion that a bomb brought down a Russian airliner, hopes for a recovery were fading. Egyptians, who depend on …