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Preparing Egyptians for austerity, Sisi cuts own pay

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 17:58

Egypt`s new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged on Tuesday to give up half his salary and property and called on the Egyptian people to make similar sacrifices in a bid to prepare the public for a period of painful economic austerity.

Egyptians vote on last day of presidential poll

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 13:17

Egyptians started to cast their votes from 9 a.m. Tuesday, the final day of the two-day presidential election being held after the ouster of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year.

Only slight majority in Egypt backs el-Sissi: Poll

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 22:04

Only a slight majority of Egyptians look favorably on Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the former Army chief who ousted the elected president and is now a heavy favorite to win next week`s presidential elections, according to a poll released on Thursday by a US-based research center.

Ancient Egyptians had vegetarian diet

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 18:11

Vegetarianism was pretty much common among ancient Egyptian cultures, with their diet largely consisting of wheat and barley, scientists say.

Secret to moving huge pyramid stones found?

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 18:03

Scientists have uncovered one of the key methods Egyptians employed to move huge stones to build the pyramids - using wet sand!

The mummy returns, with high cholesterol, poor dental health!

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 19:02

The ancient Egyptians suffered from same health issues that plague us today, including high cholesterol, fatty diet and teeth trouble, research shows.

Seven Christian Egyptians shot dead in east Libya

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 23:50

A Libyan security official says the bodies of seven Coptic Christian Egyptians were found in the eastern city of Benghazi, killed with shots to the head while handcuffed.

Egypt: Blogger sentenced to 3 months for video

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 00:09

An Egyptian blogger says he was sentenced to three months in prison for "insulting the police" and "misusing the internet," over a YouTube video.

Ancient Egyptians prepared expensive meat mummies for afterlife

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 17:26

Ancient Egyptians not only mummified their dead, they also mummified cuts of meat for the deceased to enjoy in the afterlife.

Muslim Brotherhood `cell` on trial in UAE

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 21:45

UAE state security court on Tuesday launched the trial of 30 Emiratis and Egyptians charged with setting up an illegal branch of Muslim Brotherhood.

France urges Egyptians to find solutions via dialogue

Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 11:37

France has appealed to all parties or groups in Egypt to try to find solution to the ongoing stalemate in that country through dialogue.

Ancient Egyptians used meteorites as accessories

Last Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013, 15:17

Researchers at The Open University (OU) and The University of Manchester have found convincing evidence that Ancient Egyptians used meteorites to make symbolic accessories.