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There’s an opioid abuse problem unfolding in African cities and it’s not getting the attention it needs

There’s an opioid abuse problem unfolding in African cities and it’s not getting the attention it needs

Accra, Ghana For a man who once wrestled a runaway cow to the ground, Ali (not his real name) appears timid and tranquil. The notoriety…
Abbas Health Rumors Spark Fears of Succession Battle

Abbas Health Rumors Spark Fears of Succession Battle

TEL AVIV -- Recent reports of a deterioration in the health of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas set off fears of a political war of succession that could work to the advantage of Hamas,
'No puppet': last challenger in Egypt’s election says he's more than a veneer of democracy

'No puppet': last challenger in Egypt’s election says he's more than a veneer of democracy

Fear Mousa Mostafa Mousa’s bid is designed to give vote legitimacy after every credible challenger to Abdel Fatah al-Sisi was removedOn the streets of downtown Cairo, there is little evidence that
Egypt’s Election Should Be a Lock. So Why Is President Sisi Worried?

Egypt’s Election Should Be a Lock. So Why Is President Sisi Worried?

President Abdel Fattah Sisi, whose image adorns banners and billboards across Egypt, appears certain to win re-election. But he is acting like a man with something to lose, observers say.
Egypt’s Election Should Be a Lock. So Why Is President Sisi Worried?

Egypt’s Election Should Be a Lock. So Why Is President Sisi Worried?

President Abdel Fattah Sisi, whose image adorns banners and billboards across Egypt, appears certain to win re-election. But he is acting like a man with something to lose, observers say.
Egypt expels British journalist, raising fears for press ahead of election

Egypt expels British journalist, raising fears for press ahead of election

Arrest and deportation of Bel Trew, a correspondent for the Times, is the latest incident in an unprecedented crackdownEgyptian authorities threatened a British journalist with a military trial and
Deadly car bombing rocks Alexandria days before Egyptian election

Deadly car bombing rocks Alexandria days before Egyptian election

An explosion rocked Egypt’s second-largest city of Alexandria Saturday, killing a policeman and wounding four others, according to the interior ministry.
Two policemen killed by bomb targeting Egyptian security chief

Two policemen killed by bomb targeting Egyptian security chief

Attack on convoy in Alexandria misses intended target but kills two officers and wounds fourTwo policemen were killed in Alexandria, Egypt, on Saturday by a bomb that went off as a convoy containing
In Egypt's election, turnout provides the only suspense

In Egypt's election, turnout provides the only suspense

This week's presidential election in Egypt is not about who wins - that was settled long ago - but about how many people bother to cast ballots.
Egypt: Seven years since the revolution

Egypt: Seven years since the revolution

As Egypt votes in presidential elections, here are key events in the turbulent country since the 2011 uprising that ended the 30-year rule of strongman Hosni Mubarak.
Egyptians Head to the Polls, but They Don’t Have Much of a Choice

Egyptians Head to the Polls, but They Don’t Have Much of a Choice

Several hopefuls were forced out of the race or arrested
Egypt election: polls open amid concerns over voter apathy

Egypt election: polls open amid concerns over voter apathy

With Abdel Fatah al-Sisi assured of re-election, the campaign has focused on boosting turnoutEgyptians are going to the polls on Monday in an election that is almost certain to result in victory for

Elon Musk’s next Boring Co. merch will be big Lego bricks made from tunnel rock

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company is indeed living up to its namesake and boring tunnels, but its primary source of revenue still seems to be selling stuff branded with its logo. First there was the hat,
Researchers discover mummy in coffin thought to be empty

Researchers discover mummy in coffin thought to be empty

Since it was bought 160 years ago, University of Sydney archaeologists didn't think there was much to a particular sarcophagus in its collection. The coffin of one Mer-Neith-it-es sat in the Nicholson
'We give access to a lost world': Assassin's Creed's new life as a virtual museum

'We give access to a lost world': Assassin's Creed's new life as a virtual museum

What happens when you remove the fighting from a video game and turn it into an ancient world to explore? The creators of Assassin’s Creed Origins found outEven if you’re not particularly interested
Getty Completes Study of Paintings at King Tut’s Tomb

Getty Completes Study of Paintings at King Tut’s Tomb

Some of the spots on the wall murals in King Tut’s tomb. “The paintings are not in as bad a condition as some have claimed; they are pretty stable,” said the project’s director, Neville Agnew of the
For as Little as $3 a Vote, Egyptians Trudge to Election Stations

For as Little as $3 a Vote, Egyptians Trudge to Election Stations

A polling station in Cairo festooned with posters of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who faces no serious opposition in this week’s election.
Egypt's Sisi: From coup leader to authoritarian strongman

Egypt's Sisi: From coup leader to authoritarian strongman

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is all but guaranteed re-election after running almost uncontested in Egypt's March 26-28 presidential vote. Hailed by many for providing stability, he has also been criticised

A sarcophagus sat in museum for over 150 years before scientists realized it wasn’t empty

Sometimes discoveries are hiding in plain sight. Scientists recently discovered that an Egyptian sarcophagus that had been sitting in an Australian museum since 1860 was not…