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Egypt's Tourism Officials Insist Popular Sights Are Safe

By Aya Batrawy, Fay Abuelgasim | Apr 25
Egypt's tourism levels are still around a third of what they once were and, despite security concerns, Egypt's tourism minister on Monday insisted the country's popular Red Sea resorts and Ancient Egyptian sites are a safe choice for travelers.

At Least 12 Killed When Egyptian Forces Fire on Mexican Tour

Sep 14
At least 12 people were killed and 10 injured in Egypt's southwestern desert Sunday when security forces mistakenly fired on a group of Mexican tourists, Egyptian officials said.

Grindr Warns Egyptian Men of Police Entrapment

By Jason St. Amand | Sep 26
BuzzFeed is reporting that Grindr is sending a message to all Egyptian users this week, warning that police may be "posing as LGBT on social media to entrap you."

Egyptian Police Use Grindr to Arrest Gay Men, Lesbians

By Jason St. Amand | Sep 18
A new report reveals Egyptian police are using dating apps like Grindr to hunt down and arrest gay people.

Egyptian Court Sentences 4 Gay Men to Prison for ’Debauchery’

By Bobby McGuire | Apr 7
A law banning "debauchery" was used Monday in Egypt to sentence four gay men to prison for throwing "deviant parties" and wearing women’s clothing.

Egypt Army ’AIDS Detector’ Finds Ridicule

By Maggie Michael | Feb 28
Egypt’s military leaders have come under ridicule after the chief army engineer unveiled what he described as a "miraculous" set of devices that detect and cure AIDS, hepatitis and other viruses.

State Dept: Posts in 19 Cities to Remain Closed

By Alicia A. Caldwell and Eileen Sullivan | Aug 5
U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Mideast and Africa will remain closed for the rest of the week amid intercepted "chatter" about terror threats, which lawmakers briefed on the information likened to intelligence picked up before the Sept. 11, 200

Brutal Death of Sydney Gay Man Could be Hate Crime

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 4
Police are determining if the murder in his own apartment of a gay Egyptian man who moved to Australia to avoid persecution may have been a hate crime.

Egypt Resort Limits Swimming After Shark Attacks

Egypt kept most of the 30-mile coastline off the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh closed to swimmers on Tuesday after a spate of shark attacks killed one European tourist and maimed several others in the past week.

Cruising Egypt’s Lake Nasser: Whiffs of 1920s and Agatha Christie

In the 1960s, rising waters from a new dam threatened to submerge the temples and monuments of Nubia, the ancient home of black pharaohs in Egypt’s far south. To preserve them, the antiquities were dismantled, moved and reconstructed.

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