DNA from ancient Egyptian mummies reveals their ancestry
But there was one persistent hole in ancient Egyptian identity: their chromosomes. Cool, dry permafrost can preserve prehistoric DNA like a natural freezer, but Egypt is a gene incinerator. The region is hot. Within the mummies' tombs, where scientists ...
Scientists thought ancient Egyptian mummies didn't have any DNA left. They were wrong
Egyptian Mummy DNA Study Suggests Close Ties With Middle East, Europe
Who's Your Mummy? Genetic Secrets of Ancient Egypt Unwrapped
Sudan approves farm imports ban from Egypt
Sudan's cabinet has approved a ban on importing agricultural and animal products from Egypt, according to Sudan's state news agency SUNA. The cabinet on Tuesday urged the private sector to import products directly from countries of origin, bypassing ...
Top Sudanese Officials Cancel Planned Egypt Visit Amid Mutual Recriminations
Sudan Ratifies Ban on Egyptian Imports, Fueling Tension
Sudan bans Egyptian farm, animal product imports amid tensions
Egypt's president attempts to further silence dissent with "draconian" new law
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signed into law a piece of legislation on Monday that implements severe restrictions on NGOs and human rights organizations operating in Egypt — a move, critics warn, that greatly expands the strongman's ...
Amnesty says Egypt law threatens to annihilate rights groups
Egypt's President Enacts Law Placing Severe Restrictions on Aid Groups
Egypt's Sisi approves controversial NGO law
The continuing tragedy of Egypt's Coptic Christians
In the face of persecution and attacks for their faith, the Copts, who have persisted with their Christian faith in Egypt for the past 2,000 years, are making a statement by changing the chant. If they are being threatened with murder for their faith ...
Egypt removes local security chief after Christians attacked
CAIRO — Egypt removed the security chief of a province south of Cairo where Islamic State militants last week killed 29 Christians traveling to a remote monastery in the desert, an acknowledgment of the lapses by authorities in dealing with the attack.
American among dozens killed in attack on Christians in Egypt
Egypt to press ahead with air strikes after Christians attacked
Egypt, Libya Attack Militants who Murdered Egyptian Christians Last Week
One Family's Toll in Egypt Attack: 7 Dead
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CAIRO—For Samia Morkous and her family, the trip to a Coptic Christian monastery was meant as a pilgrimage of gratitude for her husband's recovery from lung surgery. Then Islamic State gunmen ambushed the tour bus south of Cairo. Her son, Sameh ...
The Suffering of Egypt's Transgender Community Letter from Cairo
Yara is a transgender woman in Egypt, and after years of hormonal treatment, she has been forced to live a double life, picking clothing to mask her transitioning body. “I wanted to avoid another beating,” Yara said, explaining how in 2009 a dozen men ...
Egypt's alcohol bans keep stirring controversy
Ashraf Ezz al-Arab, general director of Egypt's Tourism and Antiquities Police, issued the order May 11, the day before the Night of Mid-Shaaban, a holiday that calls for Muslims to fast. They believe their fortunes for the coming year are determined ...
Egypt's answer to latest attack reflects despair, resolve
CAIRO — Egypt's response to the latest deadly attack against its sizable Christian minority — a wave of airstrikes against Islamic militant installations in eastern Libya — may be a sign of both despair and resolve. The Arab world's most populous ...
Egypt shooting: ISIS claims massacre of 29
Egypt: Bus of Christians attacked; Islamic State claims responsibility
Coptic Christians accuse Egyptian government of failing to protect them
CPJ joins call for Egypt to stop blocking access to news websites
CPJ Press Freedom Online (blog)
The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 20 human rights and press freedom organizations in calling on Egyptian authorities to stop blocking access to Mada Masr and the 22 other news websites. The letter, sent May 26, says the blocking of the sites ...