Former Egyptian general sees his bloc leading new parliament

CAIRO - A former intelligence officer who heads the largest loyalist coalition running in Egypt's upcoming elections expects his bloc to lead the new parliament and eventually seek to curb the legislature's wide-ranging powers.

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Egypt's lost Queen Nefertiti may lie concealed in King Tut's tomb 01 Oct 2015

CAIRO - High-resolution scans suggest the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun contains passages to two hidden chambers, including what one British archaeologist believes is the last resting place of Queen Nefertiti.

Egypt tourism industry expects moderate growth in 2015 28 Sep 2015

CAIRO - Egypt's tourism industry, hit by years of political upheaval and militant violence, is expected to post moderate growth this year and hopes a global advertising campaign will revive the sector vital for economic recovery, the tourism minister said.

International contact group on Syria could meet in October - RIA cites Russian foreign ministry 28 Sep 2015

MOSCOW - An international contact group on Syria including Russia, Iran, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt could meet in October, RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying on Monday.

Egypt says police killed militants who attacked Italian consulate 25 Sep 2015

CAIRO - Egyptian security forces on Friday killed nine militants who took part in a bomb attack at the Italian consulate in Cairo in July, the Interior Ministry said.


Egypt's Sisi pardons 100 prisoners, including Jazeera journalists 24 Sep 2015

CAIRO - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners including three Al Jazeera television journalists, on Wednesday, a day before he plans to head to the annual United Nations summit of world leaders. | Video