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Quiet pyramids, empty hotels: Egypt unrest takes a toll on tourism

Quiet pyramids, empty hotels: Egypt unrest takes a toll on tourism | Egypt | Scoop.it

The deadly protests and political turbulence that have swept Egypt in recent months are keeping Western tourists away from the resorts, beaches and famous scuba diving waters across the southern Sinai Peninsula.

 

At least one in eight Egyptians rely on tourism for their livelihoods. But the industry, which had provided up to 20% of Egypt’s foreign-currency income, has been sliding since the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime president Hosni Mubarak. The bazaars and pyramids around Cairo are quiet, and tourist boats from Luxor to Aswan are empty and docked along the Nile.


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Egypt may avoid civil war — but bloody conflict could continue for years

Egypt may avoid civil war — but bloody conflict could continue for years | Egypt | Scoop.it
Blood-soaked protests, burned churches, and a top-level government official resigning in Egypt have analysts predicting mass turmoil, but stopping just short of suggesting a civil war is imminent in the tumultuous nation.
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Mass protests defy curfew, army crackdown in Egypt - World Socialist Web Site

Mass protests defy curfew, army crackdown in Egypt - World Socialist Web Site | Egypt | Scoop.it
Mass protests defy curfew, army crackdown in Egypt World Socialist Web Site Protests in Egypt are mobilizing forces beyond the right-wing MB's support base, including layers of urban youth who have clashed with police and army forces since the...
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Saving Egypt from Syria's fate - Washington Post

Saving Egypt from Syria's fate - Washington Post | Egypt | Scoop.it
Saving Egypt from Syria's fate
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Now Egypt's military-backed government appears to have embarked on a frighteningly similar course. Rejecting U.S.
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Muslim Brotherhood Ramps Up Call For Protests

Muslim Brotherhood Ramps Up Call For Protests | Egypt | Scoop.it
CAIRO — The Muslim Brotherhood ramped up its calls Thursday for nationwide protests against Egypt's military-backed government, while an Islamist ally of the ousted president spoke of an attempt to broker a deal before the "ship of the nation...
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Muslim Brotherhood stages fresh protests as Egypt crackdown continues - The Guardian

Muslim Brotherhood stages fresh protests as Egypt crackdown continues - The Guardian | Egypt | Scoop.it
The Guardian Muslim Brotherhood stages fresh protests as Egypt crackdown continues The Guardian Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood went ahead with new protests on Sunday, as the country's military-backed government continued a nationwide crackdown...
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Egyptian prisoners gassed to death in an increasingly grisly war - Middle East Monitor

Egyptian prisoners gassed to death in an increasingly grisly war - Middle East Monitor | Egypt | Scoop.it
Egyptian prisoners gassed to death in an increasingly grisly war
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Amelia Smith These days, as the sun rises over Egypt it brings with it death, violence and arrests.
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Egypt's security forces storm mosque filled with protesters - CBS News

Egypt's security forces storm mosque filled with protesters - CBS News | Egypt | Scoop.it
Egypt's security forces storm mosque filled with protesters CBS News Friday's violence erupted shortly after midday prayers when tens of thousands of Brotherhood supporters answered the group's call to protest across Egypt in defiance of a...
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