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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    Jihadist group claims bombing of tourist bus in Egypt

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 03:43pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Two Egyptians were also wounded in the blast. The head of Egypt’s Chamber of Tourism said the attack could have been aimed at hitting the tourism industry, one of Egypt’s top revenue generators. “The attack aimed at harming tourism in general,” said Elhami al-Zayat. The Sinai-based Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Partisans of Jerusalem) has claimed responsibility ...

  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Militant group warns tourists to leave Egypt after suicide bombing kills four

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 08:42pm by Reuters

    ... website. Tourism was a major employer and accounted for more than 10 per cent of gross domestic product before the revolt. Visitors are again down since army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi deposed ... It took Mubarak years to put down the 1990s insurgency which targeted senior government officials and foreign visitors, gutting tourism. Ansar enjoys tacit support from at least some ...

  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Four killed as Egyptian tourist bus bombed in south Sinai

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:17am by Reuters, AFP

    ... world's biggest nation. The unrest has severely hit tourism, a vital earner in Egypt, which has been targeted sporadically by militants over the past two decades. The government's census agency said the number of tourists was down in December 2013 by almost 31 percent compared with the same month in 2012. Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou said he was "very disappointed" ...

  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt government resigns, paving way for Sisi to seek presidency

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 10:30pm by Reuters

    ... hundreds since Mursi’s fall. The Sinai-based group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing which killed two South Koreans last week, inflicting yet more harm on a tourism ...

  5. 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 flight ...

  6. 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 ... rocked the tourism industry, which was vital to the country's economy. Salah, 51, earned a living showing tourists around Luxor in his horse carriage, but now the father of four, ...

  7. 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 ... in the ancient city and shattered Egypt's tourism sector. Their anger was triggered on Sunday when President Mohammed Mursi named Adel el-Khayat provincial governor. El-Khayat is a member ...

  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Mursi to go on trial as Egypt struggles for democracy

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 06:32pm by Reuters in Cairo

    ... and tourism in a country where a quarter of people live under the poverty line. When the military ousted Mursi, it promised a political roadmap would lead to free and fair elections. What followed ...

  9. News - World - EGYPT

    51 killed as national holiday in Egypt descends into violence

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 09:30am by AP

    ... tourism sector - and bring order to the streets of Cairo. The Health Ministry reported 51 people killed nationwide - at least 40 of them in Cairo - and more than 240 injured. The Interior ...

  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt's army chief Sisi calls fora quick transition to elections

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Since then, political tensions and a sharp rise in attacks by Islamist militants have hit tourism and investment in Egypt, the most populous Arab state, which depends heavily on US aid. Speaking ...




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