Egypt News

Faulty Machinery Caused Deadly Balloon Crash in Egypt

An Egyptian fact-finding committee has found faulty machinery to be the cause of a hot air balloon accident that killed 19 people including tourists from Europe and Asia last February. It issued a report Tuesday that found the cause of …

Building Collapses in Northern Egypt

Egypt’s official news agency says a seven-story building has collapsed in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. The Middle East News Agency reported Sunday that an unspecified number of residents are trapped under rubble, in the neighborhood of Sidi Gaber in …

Egypt Resumes Hot Air Balloon Sightseeing After Deadly Crash

Egypt resumed hot air balloon sightseeing in the ancient city of Luxor on Sunday, weeks after a fiery accident led authorities to halt the flights. Mohammed Ibrahim Sherif, head of the civil aviation authority, said the first hot air balloon …

Egypt Hot Air Balloon Crash Death Toll Rises to 19

A hot air balloon flying over Egypt’s ancient city of Luxor caught fire and crashed into a sugar cane field on Tuesday, killing at least 19 foreign tourists in one of the world’s deadliest ballooning accidents and handing a new …

All Rescued in Egypt Ferry Fire On the Red Sea

All 1,200 passengers who were on board a ferry that caught fire on the Red Sea en route to Egypt’s port of Nuweiba were rescued and the blaze was quickly extinguished, Egyptian and Jordanian officials said. The passengers from the …

Egypt Denies Local Fenugreek Seeds Caused E.coli

Egyptian fenugreek seeds suspected by European food inspectors to have caused a deadly E. coli outbreak were not contaminated, the Egyptian agriculture minister said Wednesday, citing lab tests. The European Food Safety Authority has said one lot of fenugreek seeds …