• Egypt Independent

    Mysterious sarcophagus to be opened in two days, Egypt's MOA says

    Abu al-Ela said that they will use thick pipes to raise the sarcophagus lid until they can see inside. Once something was found, a specialized restoration team will immediately take over, transferring the contents into an Alexandria museum storage to quickly start restoration procedures.  “If nothing was found inside the sarcophagus and we did not find any inscriptions on the coffin’s body, we will keep it in place until it can be lifted later,” he said. Speculation ran wild across the globe following the discovery as the unique specifications of the tomb has prompted some experts to conclude the sarcophagus belongs to none other than Alexander the Great, who’s tomb has yet to be uncovered. Born

  • Al Jazeera

    No, Israel hasn't 'won over' the Syrians

    Israel can bomb Iranian occupiers in Syria from here to eternity, but it will never be able to whitewash its occupation and aggression. But as yet another offensive of the Assad regime and its allies overtakes these very areas in the Deraa and Quneitra provinces, resulting in another wave of forced displacement, it has become clear that Israel's Operation Good Neighbour has not had such a stabilising effect after all. More importantly, normalising relations with the occupier Israel or carrying a torch for the Israeli army are not priorities of the Syrian people, no matter how many Syrians are forced to go to Israel for medical treatment or ask to be let in at the fence in the Golan Heights after

  • BBC News

    Kylie Jenner defended over baby's pierced ears

    When new mother Kylie Jenner shared a video cuddling her five-month-old daughter Stormi many of her millions of social media followers noticed her baby's ears were pierced. The video posted on her Instagram channel last week has created a debate about consent and the acceptable age at which children can have their ears pierced. Many people defended the reality TV star saying early ear piercing is common in many different cultures. But some people voiced their concern that, at five months old, Stormi was too young, while others went as far as to call it "child abuse". The voices of opposition were challenged by those who shared their own experiences of being pierced when they were babies including

  • BBC News

    US boss gives car to 20-mile walk worker

    A US company owner gave an employee a new car after he went the extra mile - 20 miles (32km) in fact, walking all night to make his first day at work. After his own car broke down, Walter Carr made the long commute by foot through the suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama, to his new job in removals. A police officer spoke to Mr Carr en route and, impressed by his grit, took him to get some breakfast. Praise for Mr Carr has flooded social media since his story was shared. Jenny Lamey, a customer of the moving firm, wrote on Facebook that she and her husband had awoken early last Friday to prepare for movers who were due to arrive at around 08:00. At 06:30, their doorbell rang, and Ms Lamey met Mr Carr,

  • CNN

    Trump's military parade expected to cost nearly as much as 'tremendously expensive' canceled war games

    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's military parade in DC is likely to cost nearly as much as the now canceled military exercise with South Korea that Trump called "tremendously expensive" and said cost "a fortune," three US defense officials tell CNN. The parade, which is now scheduled to take place on November 10, is currently estimated to cost approximately $12 million, the officials said. One official called the number "a planning figure," saying cost estimates could still change as planning develops. "We save a fortune by not doing war games, as long as we are negotiating in good faith - which both sides are!" Trump tweeted in June following his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

  • BBC News

    World Cup fails to lift retail sales

    The hunger for barbeques and World Cup-fever failed to lift retail sales in June as shoppers stayed away from the High Street. The Office for National Statistics said sales fell 0.5% between May and June, below expectations of a 0.2% rise. The pound fell against the dollar in response, dipping below $1.30. ONS senior statistician Rhian Murphy said: "Consumers stayed away from stores and instead enjoyed the World Cup and the heatwave." Keith Richardson, managing director retail sector at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said: "While the World Cup definitely got shoppers spending, these figures don't cover the sudden rush of optimism that came with England's progress beyond the initial group stage.

  • cairoscene.com

    Famous Egyptian Honey Brand Could Give You Cancer

    We’ve all heard of the endless benefits that honey provides us, and have added this natural sweetener to many a meal or drink to get rid of a horrible cold (a spoonful does the trick), or just to put an end to your late night sweet tooth cravings. This Tuesday, however, Hong Kong’s Consumer Council has run tests on some of the honey brands sold in the region-one of them being an Egyptian honey brand called Hero. Hero was revealed to have carcinogenic antibiotic residues-carcinogen being a substance capable of aiding cancer growth in your body - The substance could also cause severe allergic reactions. The Egyptian honey brand was found to contain at least eight antibiotics-which sounds great