eastern desert

Miners seek gold under the desert sands after Egypt changes rules
Egypt

Miners seek gold under the desert sands after Egypt changes rules

Mining companies awarded blocks in Egypt’s Eastern Desert are set to start exploring for gold under a legislative overhaul that…
Egyptian authorities mulls ways to curb use of toxicants in gold exploration
Egypt

Egyptian authorities mulls ways to curb use of toxicants in gold exploration

Chief Executive Officer of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency Mohamed Salah held a meeting with the Governor of the Red…
Update: Death toll of bus crash on Eastern Desert Road rises to 15
Egypt

Update: Death toll of bus crash on Eastern Desert Road rises to 15

The death toll of a collision between a bus and a truck carrying poultry on Eastern Desert Road around midnight Tuesday rose to…
Five illegal gold miners killed during excavation in Marsa Alam
Egypt

Five illegal gold miners killed during excavation in Marsa Alam

Five illegal gold miners were killed on Thursday during excavations in a cave in Marsa Alam, the Red Sea governorate. Preliminary…
Yale mission makes 5,500-year-discovery on hieroglyphics near Luxor
Science

Yale mission makes 5,500-year-discovery on hieroglyphics near Luxor

Archaeologists in Egypt made a new discovery that dates back to over 5,500 years and sheds more light on how…
Egyptian authorities arrest 280 illegal gold miners in Red Sea desert
Egypt

Egyptian authorities arrest 280 illegal gold miners in Red Sea desert

Security authorities in the Red Sea governorate, on Monday, arrested 280 illegal gold miners in areas of Al-Qoseir and Marsa…
Wadi al-Hitan’s wide-open spaces — through a super-wide lens
Egypt

Wadi al-Hitan’s wide-open spaces — through a super-wide lens

Some places take much of their beauty from their secluded location, far from the bustle and noise of city life.…
Mehleb: govt should consider illegal miners in deciding on Eastern Desert’s gold
Egypt

Mehleb: govt should consider illegal miners in deciding on Eastern Desert’s gold

Presidential adviser for national and strategic projects Ibrahim Mehleb said on Friday that large numbers of people illegally excavate gold-rich…
Authorities ‘not reluctant’ to confront illegal mining: Mehleb
Egypt

Authorities ‘not reluctant’ to confront illegal mining: Mehleb

Ibrahim Mehleb, presidential adviser for national and strategic projects, said authorities will not be reluctant to take measures against the…
Top presidential advisors inspect gold-rich areas in Eastern Desert
Egypt

Top presidential advisors inspect gold-rich areas in Eastern Desert

Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's top advisors arrived at Marsa Alam airport on Monday afternoon in a two-days visit to…
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