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Channel deaths fuel UK-France tensions over migrant boats
World

Channel deaths fuel UK-France tensions over migrant boats

LONDON (AP) — The deaths of at least 27 people in the English Channel is fueling tensions between the U.K. and France…
Kim Kardashian photo helps reveal mysterious theft of pharaonic sarcophagus
Archaeology

Kim Kardashian photo helps reveal mysterious theft of pharaonic sarcophagus

British journalist Ben Lewis revealed the unexpectedly important role played by a picture of Kim Kardashian next to a pharaonic…
Iraq gets back looted ancient artifacts from US, others
Middle East

Iraq gets back looted ancient artifacts from US, others

BAGHDAD (AP) — Over 17,000 looted ancient artifacts recovered from the United States and other countries were handed over to…
Three arrested over smuggling Egyptian antiquities to France
Archaeology

Three arrested over smuggling Egyptian antiquities to France

Egypt’s Public Prosecution on Sunday announced that police forces have arrested two Egyptians and a French citizen over charges of…
Vietnam: Human trafficking on the rise amid COVID
World

Vietnam: Human trafficking on the rise amid COVID

A surge in COVID-19 cases in Vietnam has prompted a spike in human trafficking and smuggling as people become more financially desperate,…
Egypt recovers two smuggled Greco-Roman antiquities from Italy
Archaeology

Egypt recovers two smuggled Greco-Roman antiquities from Italy

On Thursday, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced that the Egyptian Embassy in Italy had recovered two antique pieces…
Cairo Airport customs officers foil attempt to smuggle ‘espionage devices’
Egypt

Cairo Airport customs officers foil attempt to smuggle ‘espionage devices’

On Thursday, customs officers at Cairo International Airport foiled an attempt to smuggle three “eavesdropping and espionage” devices into Egypt.…
Exclusive: Suspected arms dealers moved millions in Somali money transfers, report says
Middle East

Exclusive: Suspected arms dealers moved millions in Somali money transfers, report says

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Somali money transfer companies moved more than US$3.7 million in cash between suspected weapons traffickers in recent…
Former Italian diplomat receives 15-year sentence for smuggling Egyptian artifacts
Archaeology

Former Italian diplomat receives 15-year sentence for smuggling Egyptian artifacts

The Cairo Criminal Court on Tuesday granted the former honorary consul for Italy, Ladislav Otakar Skakal, a 15-year-sentence in absentia…
Egypt requests ex-Italian diplomat be placed on Interpol red notice
Egypt

Egypt requests ex-Italian diplomat be placed on Interpol red notice

Egypt’s top prosecutor Nabil Ahmed Sadek ordered that the former Honorary Consul of Italy to Luxor Ladislav Otakar Skakal be…
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