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  1. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT

    Nine Hong Kong tourists die in Egypt balloon fire

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 08:42pm by Lai Ying-kit, AFP

    ... Lai Ying-kit and Agence France-Presse in Cairo A hot air balloon exploded as it was flying over Egypt’s ancient temple city of Luxor on Tuesday, killing 19 people including nine tourists ... of the travel agency Kuoni, which organised the Hong Kong tourists’ trip to Egypt, held a press conference. Ng said that nine of the 19 tourists involved in the accident were Kuoni’s clients ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1159044/nine-hong-kong-tourists-die-egypt-balloon-fire
  2. News - World - EGYPT

    New leader Sisi orders action to tackle sex attacks on women in Egypt

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:47pm by NYT

    ... The failure of successive governments to take the issue seriously has pushed sexual violence to endemic levels in Egypt, they said. Advocacy groups and the prosecutor's office reported a series ... on Sunday night as crowds gathered in the square to celebrate the new president's inauguration. Egypt's prosecutor general released details of an assault on a mother and her teenage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530300/new-leader-sisi-orders-action-tackle-sex-attacks-women-egypt
  3. News - World

    Egypt braces for rival demos on 1973 war anniversary

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 11:42am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Egypt on Sunday braced for rival demonstrations called by supporters and opponents of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi as it marks the 40th ... The war ultimately led to the recovery of the Sinai Peninsula in a 1979 peace treaty. “The Egypt Anti-Coup Alliance repeats its call to all Egyptians to continue their protests in every part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1325688/egypt-braces-rival-demos-1973-war-anniversary
  4. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Egypt blaze tragedy balloon 'was in appalling condition'

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip andLana Lam

    ... balloon 'was in appalling condition' Blaze balloon 'in appalling condition' The hot-air balloon that erupted in a fireball over Egypt killing 19 people- nine of them from Hong ... for the ancient Egyptian capital, told Xinhua: "The initial findings of the investigation show there is no criminal suspicion. But the balloon was in an appalling condition before take-off." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1160642/egypt-blaze-tragedy-balloon-was-appalling-condition-fatal-flight
  5. News - World - GAZA

    UN chief says ‘political will’ the main obstacle to ending Gaza conflict

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:03pm by AFP

    ... talks, he added, stressing that it was a “matter of their political will.” The United Nations is backing a bid by Egypt to broker a peace deal to end the latest flare-up in the Gaza Strip ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1561418/un-chief-says-political-will-main-obstacle-ending-gaza-conflict
  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Sisi sworn in as Egypt’s president

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 04:46pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cairo Western allies show lukewarm support for former army chief following low turnout at national election as weary Egyptians hope for stability Sisi sworn in as Egypt's president Former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi was sworn in as president of Egypt yesterday in a ceremony with low-key attendance by Western allies concerned by a crackdown on dissent since he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1527969/sisi-sworn-egypts-president
  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Attack on Egyptian border post near Libya kills 21 soldiers

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Attack on border post kills 21 troops Egypt's military said militants firing machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) attacked a border guards' checkpoint, killing 21 soldiers. Saturday's attack in a desert area 630km west of Cairo left four soldiers wounded, the military said in a statement, blaming "terrorists". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556761/attack-egyptian-border-post-near-libya-kills-21-soldiers
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Government told to devise new plan to protect ancient relics

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:35pm by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... meeting at which board members heard a presentation of the MTR's proposal for a wall of sheet piles to be installed 1.8 metres from one side of an ancient square stone well on the site, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521154/mtr-told-rethink-plan-protect-ancient-relics
  9. News - World - WORLD RECORDS

    121 years old and still strong: Mayan woman may be world's most ancient person

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:58am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Guatemala City The former sheep herder has had nine children, two husbands and has 75 relatives- including great-great-grandchildren A Guatemalan woman who used to pick coffee and tend sheep – and who will turn 121 in November – co ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1520257/121-years-old-and-still-strong-maya-woman-may-be-worlds-most-ancient-person
  10. News - World - GAZA

    Gaza’s sole power plant knocked out by Israeli strike

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:32pm by Reuters

    ... shuns- facilitated by Egypt, Turkey, Qatar and Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Israel wants Egypt, which also borders the Gaza Strip and views Hamas as a security threat, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1561942/gazas-sole-power-plant-knocked-out-israeli-strike

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