Caesar Augustus, newly Roman ruler by an eyelash, had just gotten over the scare of almost losing Egypt to that wretched turncoat Marc Antony and his ambitious squeeze, Queen Cleopatra VII, when he got a second blow.
Having arrived in Aswan, Egypt, after a 24 hour tortuous journey on-board a cramped passenger tug boat, Captain Levison Wood, the 32-year-old former paratrooper from Forsbrook, is continuing in his quest to become the first recorded person ever to walk the entire 4,250 mile length of the river Nile from source to sea.
An Egyptian lawyer called on Tuesday for the attorney- general to enforce a court ruling banning Hamas activities and arrest its leaders who are part of a Palestinian delegation negotiating cease-fire talks in Cairo.
This week Egyptians celebrated Eid Al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of Ramadan, and with hotels full of local holidaymakers and an apparent easing of the power crisis, the holiday seems to have had some positive economic impacts.
The World Bank's Board of Directors Friday approved a loan of US$500 million for a project aimed to expand natural gas access to 1.5 million Egyptian households in eleven governorates, including three governorates located in Upper Egypt, where poverty levels are the highest, the World Bank's news center reported.