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  1. News - World

    Islamist governor of Egypt's ancient city of Luxor says he has resigned

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 07:26pm by AP

    ... CAIRO (AP) — Islamist governor of Egypt's ancient city of Luxor says he has resigned. ...

  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Archaeologists in Luxor, Egypt, piece together two more pharaoh statues

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Luxor Archaeologists piece together fresh attractions at world-famous site Luxor unveils more pharaoh statues Archaeologists have unveiled two colossal statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in Egypt's famed temple city of Luxor, adding to existing attractions. The two monoliths in red quartzite were raised on Sunday at what European and Egyptian ...

  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Political unrest scares tourists away from Luxor, Egypt

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 04:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Luxor Political upheaval has scared visitors away from one of country'smost popular tourist destinations, causing economic hardship Egyptian tourism pays price of unrest Tourists once flocked to Luxor for its pharaonic treasures, but as Egypt witnesses sweeping political upheavals, the visitors have simply vanished from this famed temple city. Christmas ...

  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Luxor workers rise against Islamist governor linked to 1997 massacre

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Luxor They fear his link to group responsible for 1997 massacre will hurt struggling tourism sector Luxor workers rise against new Islamist governor Angry tourism workers and activists in Luxor threatened to block a newly appointed Islamist governor from his office because of his links to a former militant group that killed scores of people in a 1997 attack ...

  5. News - China - CRIME

    Nanjing teenager exposed as perpetrator of Temple of Luxor graffiti attack

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Tourist from Nanjing carried out graffiti attack in Temple of Luxor, his parents confirm Teen defaced Egyptian relic A mainland tourist who defaced a sculpture ... during a visit to the Temple of Luxor, the parents said in an apologetic interview with Nanjing's Modern Express newspaper on Saturday. Ding's graffiti caused an online stir this week ...

  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Luxor resumes hot-air balloon trips for tourists despite pledge after tragedy

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 07:12pm by Tony Cheung, John Carney

    ... Tony Cheung and John Carney Five operators get green light to take off, despite promise of no flights until end of investigation Luxor resumes hot-air balloon trips for tourists Egyptian authorities have backtracked on a promise by allowing balloon flights to resume in Luxor yesterday- the first since the February 26 crash that killed 19 people, including nine Hongkongers. Mohammed ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Luxor balloon operators compromise safety in fight for customers

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Chow Chung-Yan

    ... considered the highlight of a tour to Luxor- one of the top tourist destinations in Egypt. Most flights are scheduled around the sunrise or sunset hours and are extremely popular with foreign tourists, a manager from SindBad Hot Air Balloons in Luxor said. Competition has intensified in recent years as eight operators battle each other for business. The number of tourists to Egypt ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON DISASTER

    Relatives identify Luxor crash victims

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Amy Nip in Cairo and Cheung Chi-fai Relatives identify Luxor crash victims Six of the nine Hong Kong victims in the hot-air balloon crash in Luxor have been identified by relatives ... four Cairo hospitals where the bodies of all 19 crash victims are being stored. They decided to postpone to today a trip they had planned to perform rituals in Luxor. Forensic pathologist Dr ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Insurance seller in Luxor tragedy to remind clients of exclusions

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Balloon tragedy in Luxor is a timely reminder A teachers' union that is a licensed insurance seller will remind clients to read the exclusion clauses when buying travel policies, a senior officer says. The Professional Teachers' Union was responding to criticism in the aftermath of a hot-air balloon accident in Luxor, Egypt, in February ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DISASTER

    Hong Kong police to advise in Luxor balloon tragedy probe

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by JIM MCG

    ... probe Hong Kong police have been given an advisory role in Egypt's investigation into the deadly hot-air balloon crash in Luxor that killed 19 tourists, including nine Hongkongers. The head ... On Wednesday, Xinhua quoted Luxor security officials saying the balloon was in "appalling condition". In a statement on its social media website on Wednesday, the ministry added ...




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