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Egypt unearths eight ancient mummies

CAIRO: Egyptian archaeologists have discovered eight mummies dating back over 2,300 years at a pyramid complex south of Cairo, authorities said Wednesday. "The Egyptian archaeological mission working at the south eastern area of King Amenemhat II's pyramid in Dahshur Necropolis has uncovered a number of ancient burials with eight coffins," the antiquities ministry said in a statement. The mummies, dating from the Late Period of ancient Egypt, are "covered with a layer of painted cartonnage in the form of a human", the…

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince arrives in Egypt on third leg of Arab tour

CAIRO:  Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Egypt on Monday, continuing his first trip abroad since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received Prince Mohammed at Cairo airport on what was the third leg of a tour through the Arab world by the prince after visits to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, Egyptian state news agency MENA said. Prince Mohammed was expected to ways of strengthening bilateral relations…

Egypt unveils ancient tomb and sarcophagi in Luxor

LUXOR: Egypt on Saturday unveiled an ancient tomb, sarcophagi and funerary artifacts discovered in the Theban necropolis of Al-Assasif in the southern city of Luxor. In a ceremony in front of the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani announced that French and Egyptian archaeologists had discovered "a new tomb... with very nice paintings". Located between the royal tombs at the Valley of the Queens and the Valley of the Kings, the Al-Assasif necropolis is the burial site of nobles and senior…

Egyptian king or dwarf? Salah statue mocked online

CAIRO: A statue of Liverpool footballer Mohamed Salah has been met with derision online since going on display in his native Egypt, with many comparing it to an infamous bronze bust of Cristiano Ronaldo. The statue was unveiled with pomp and ceremony at the World Youth Forum in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in the presence of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. With large ears poking out from under a huge Afro hairstyle, Salah is captured in the pose of his now iconic goal celebration. A broad smile is etched…

7 dead in attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt: church

CAIRO: At least seven Coptic Christians were killed Friday when gunmen opened fire on their bus in central Egypt, said the province's bishop told AFP. A security official confirmed the attack in Minya province, adding that there were "dead and wounded". Copts, a Christian minority that make up 10 percent of Egypt's 96 million people, have in recent years been repeatedly targeted by militants. The Islamic State (IS) killed more than 40 people in twin church bombings in April 2017 and a month later shot dead almost 30…

Six Pakistani seamen stranded at Egyptian port, seek government’s help

WEB DESK: As many as six Pakistani seamen have been left helpless at Egyptian Port Safaga since six months, it was learnt in a video message sent to ARY NEWS. In a video message, Seaman Zia said that they are compelled to live in dreadful conditions due to nonpayment of salaries to them since two months, as the owner of the ship and Egyptian Navy have a conflict over payments. Zia added that they were kept in the dark about the ongoing payment issues at the time of their departure from Pakistan. "The Pakistan…

Pakistan greatly values its fraternal relations with Egypt, Azerbaijan: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Thursday said that Pakistan attaches great importance to close cordial and fraternal relations with Egypt. Talking to Ambassador of Egypt to Pakistan Ahmed Fadel Yakoub who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the president said that Pakistan is also keen to further strengthen the political, economic and trade relations with Egypt. Ambassador Yakoub conveyed felicitation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to President Dr. Arif Alvi on assuming the office. The president…

Pakistan Navy Ship Saif visits Port Alexandria in Egypt

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Saif on Friday arrived at Port Alexandria in Egypt for goodwill cum training visit. PNS Saif is the front line warship of Pakistan Navy fleet’s 18th Destroyer Squadron and is the third ship of Sword Class Frigate. The ship is fitted with state of the art robust weapons and sensors and is capable of undertaking all types of maritime operations in multi-threat environment. PNS Saif is also embarked with organic anti-submarine warfare helicopter. Upon arrival at the Port Alexandria,…