Tutankhamun sculpture's London auction sparks Egyptian outcry
A 3,000-year-old head sculpture of an eternally-young Tutankhamun -- the Egyptian pharaoh known as King Tut -- goes under the hammer this week in London despite an outcry from Cairo.
Erdoğan condemns inaction before Morsi's death
Turkey's president on June 18 condemned "the Western world and humanity" for looking on as former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi died after being toppled and tortured in prison.
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Egypt's Morsi buried east of Cairo amid tight security
Egypt's first popularly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was buried early on June 18 in the presence of only his family members and lawyers, said a source with his legal team.
Egypt asks UK to halt auction of Tutankhamun sculpture
The Egyptian embassy in London requested that Britain prevent the planned sale by Christie's of an ancient sculpture representing King Tutankhamun's head and return it to Egypt, Cairo said.
Sudan police try to quell civil disobedience campaign
Sudanese police fired warning shots June 9 to disperse protesters building roadblocks in the capital, as part of a civil disobedience campaign against the ruling generals following a bloody crackdown that left dozens dead.
Varna has Lost over 51% of Tourists' Interest over the Course of 10 Years According to Lonely Planet
With a 51% drop, Varna is among the resort destinations in the world that have lost the most noticeably interest of tourists for the last 10 years. This shows a ranking of the Lonely Planet publishing house specializing in the publication of tourist guides for the average segment of travelers quoted by the Russian agency Interfax.
Egypt voters approve referendum extending president's rule
Voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030, election officials said on April 23, a move that critics fear will cement his authoritarian rule eight years after a pro-democracy uprising.
Police arrest ‘yellow vest’ demonstrators as clashes break out
French police said they arrested more than 200 "yellow vest" demonstrators in Paris on April 20 as clashes broke out with demonstrators turning out for a 23rd week of anti-government protests.
Egypt's parliament backs measures that could extend Sisi's term
Egypt's parliament on April 16 approved amendments to the constitution that could keep President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in power until 2030, though they still have to be endorsed in a referendum to take effect.
Protesters keep up pressure on Sudan's military for civilian rule
Defense Minister Awad Ibn Auf stepped down as head of the transitional military council late on April 12 after only a day in the post, as protesters demanded faster political change.