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Egypt: The U.S. Department of State Reissues Travel Alert

Date: December 27th, 2013 | No Comments

The U.S. Department of State issued an updated travel alert for Egypt Dec. 18, just days before a car bomb killed 14 people at a police compound in Mansoura, 80 miles north of Cairo. The Dec. 24 bombing appears to have targeted police, but reports indicated that several civilians were also killed or injured in [read more]

Egypt: Violence Continues, Travel Warning in Effect

Date: September 5th, 2013 | No Comments

Violence continued in Egypt for a second month as the Egyptian Army launched helicopter strikes against possible militant targets in the Sinai Peninsula and sealed off roads leading to Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya and Tahrir Squares, where supporters of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi continue to gather. National train service has been suspended for more than [read more]

Egypt: President Declares State of Emergency

Date: January 30th, 2013 | No Comments

President Morsi declared a month-long state of emergency Jan. 26, after political unrest escalated into violent street protests that left 52 people dead. Soldiers have been deployed to the three main cities on the Suez Canal where the latest rash of protests erupted—Port Said, Ismailia and Suez—and central Cairo and Alexandria remain volatile. Anti-government sentiment [read more]

Egypt: Anti-Government Protests Sweep Nation

Date: November 28th, 2012 | No Comments

A series of violent protests erupted across the nation as Egyptians reacted angrily to President Morsi’s recent decrees, some that appear to be moving the country back toward autocracy. In the largest political crisis since Morsi took office in June, protestors have converged on Cairo’s Tahrir Square by the tens of thousands, clashing with police [read more]

Egypt: Cairo Tour Guides Plan November Strike

Date: October 23rd, 2012 | No Comments

The Cairo tourist guides’ union has announced a three-day strike that will take place Nov. 15-17. As part of their demands for better working conditions, the union is protesting a government mandate that requires guides to pay for certification training. A spokesperson for the union said that while the guides are not opposed to the [read more]

Egypt: Nuclear Power Plant Under Construction as Violence Continues

Date: October 11th, 2013 | No Comments

Interim-President Adly Mansour announced plans to resume construction on a nuclear power plant in al-Dabaa, 180 miles north of Cairo. Construction on the plant began under ousted-president Hosni Mubarak, but was suspended when locals accused the state of taking their land by force and without payment. Local residents recently abandoned a months-long occupation of the [read more]

Egypt: Fifty Injured in Latest Port Said Protests

Date: March 6th, 2013 | No Comments

Fifty people were injured and at least one was in serious condition March 5 after protestors clashed with security forces in Port Said. Protestors torched buildings and threw rocks at riot police, who fired tear gas into the crowds and shots into the air. Demonstrations have rocked the Suez Canal city since January, when an [read more]

Egypt: Political Unrest Keeping Tourists Away

Date: December 26th, 2012 | No Comments

As voting day approached last week for a new constitution, protestors clashed with security forces in the port city of Alexandria, throwing rocks and setting two buses alight. Waves of protests have been sweeping the nation since November, when President Morsi made several unpopular decrees, and despite attempts to lure tourists back after the revolution, [read more]

Egypt: Security Warnings Updated Following Terrorist Bust

Date: November 7th, 2012 | No Comments

After the interception of terrorist operations in Cairo, Alexandria and the Sinai made news headlines, both the U.S. State Dept. and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office updated their security warnings for travel in Egypt. While the scope of the terrorist plot is still under investigation, visitors should be aware that tourist attractions and venues [read more]

Egypt: Chefren Pyramid Reopened in Tourism Bid

Date: October 17th, 2012 | No Comments

In a bid to entice more visitors to Cairo during turbulent times, the government has reopened the pyramid of Chefren and six more ancient tombs that were closed for many years. Egypt’s tourism numbers have dropped sharply since last year’s political uprising, which led to mass protests and a presidential coup. While the new government [read more]

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