Egyptian artist paints church murals, unfazed by attacks
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Egyptian artist paints church murals, unfazed by attacks

CAIRO (AP) — On a scaffold several stories high beneath the dome of a Cairo church, Ayman William paints for the glory of God, unfazed by recent attacks against his fellow Coptic Christians in Egypt. The church, deep within the dusty alleyways of one of the many “informal” neighborhoods that have sprung up to accommodate … Continue reading

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Egypt protests after el-Sissi gives islands to Saudi Arabia
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Egypt protests after el-Sissi gives islands to Saudi Arabia

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces fired tear gas Friday, Apr. 15, at demonstrators protesting President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. Chants of “leave, leave!” directed at el-Sissi marked the first significant wave of street protests since the former army chief became president in 2014. Riot police … Continue reading

Egypt antiquities officials scoff at Carson pyramid claims
Africa / International News

Egypt antiquities officials scoff at Carson pyramid claims

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian antiquities officials on Monday scoffed at claims by Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson that Egypt’s ancient pyramids were not built as pharaonic tombs but used to store grain. “Does he even deserve a response? He doesn’t,” Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty told the Associated Press on the sidelines of a news conference … Continue reading