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  1. The rise of ancient Egypt's gods

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen The Red Pyramid Rick Riordan Published by Puffin ISBN 9780141384948 The ancient gods just can't leave the modern world alone. In Rick Riordan's popular Percy Jackson series, it is the Greek gods that emerge from the past to create problems for poor Percy in New York. Now it's the turn of ancient Egyptian gods to show up in London and New York, causing ...

  2. Reporters see new level of censorship

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... and wrote Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory, was wary of comparisons between Egypt's jasmine revolution and reports of a copycat in China. 'In Egypt, you had ... 'These were the folks that had enough pull to get the military on their side, which was a key thing in Egypt. In China... it is still a place where the educated and middle class have power ...

  3. The fragility of autocrats

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines How stable and confident is a nation that prevents internet users searching for the words 'Egypt' and 'Tunisia'? In democracies, no one feels the need ... in 1995; 14 years later, the figure is estimated to be over 90,000. The reality is that protests are taking place throughout the nation, as they were indeed in Egypt before the upheaval triggered ...

  4. Libya a reminder that citizens must come first

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the wave of pro-democracy protests sweeping North Africa and the Middle East to make them register. Unlike in Tunisia and Egypt, Gaddafi responded with violence, sending in soldiers ...

  5. Dentist's quest for Cleopatra's tomb

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the Pharaoh Khufu. He will design a robotic probe fitted with LED lights and a wide-angle camera to locate a tomb thought to contain the remains of Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt ... century'. They would visit Egypt together next month to meet Zahi Hawass, Egypt's controversial former minister of state for antiquities, Ng said. Hawass was appointed to the ministerial post ...

  6. Dentist has to wait to get his teeth into history

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the Egypt uprising. Ng Tze-chuen, 58, is founder of Djedi, an international team of 10 scientists tasked with finding out what is in the secret chamber, described by Zahi Hawass, Egypt ... des antiquit?s de l'Egypte. Because of the protests, Hawass has told the team to put off their exploration for safety reasons. But the Causeway Bay dentist for 30 years said he could ...

  7. Trouble in pipeline from Mideast unrest

    Posted Feb 08th 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... and demand working together. The worry is not what is happening in Egypt alone, but the fear of contagion and panic spreading across the Middle East, with the political explosives detonating the economic damage. Egypt after all is not a major producer of oil. Its production of 662,000 barrels a day as of October last year accounts for just 0.8 per cent of total world production, and most ...

  8. Egyptians in HK join global protest for voting rights

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and called for an amendment of electoral law to allow Egyptians living overseas to vote. A petition was handed to the consulate. Demonstrations were also held in Egypt, Australia, Canada, the US, ... government. It was unfair for them to be deprived of the right to vote while contributing to the country, they said. Their action follows the January revolution in Egypt, which led to the resignation ...

  9. Tutankhamun

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Diane Anderson

    ... They thought they had found the last Ancient Egyptian tomb. But another archaeologist thought there was more. Howard Carter had been excavating in Egypt since 1891. He believed King Tut's tomb ... the royal stamp on it. The excitement Carter sent a telegram to Carnarvon telling him about the tomb. Carnarvon and his daughter Lady Evelyn Herbert left England for Egypt straight away. On November ...

  10. Travel advisory issued for Egypt amid protests

    Posted Jan 29th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan The government issued an amber travel alert for Egypt, calling on visitors to be on their guard amid violent protests across the country. However, Travel Industry Council executive director Joseph Tung Yao-chung said no holiday itineraries had been affected because Egypt's most popular tourist spots were far from the towns and cities where the protests were ...




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