luxor : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a city in central Egypt on the east bank of the Nile that is a center for visitors to the ruins of and around Thebes
News & Articles
- Tourism protests keep new Luxor governor away
By Maggie Fick LUXOR, Egypt (Reuters) - A hardline Islamist appointed governor of Luxor stayed away from his new office on Wednesday as protesters barred access and demanded Egypt's president revoke a nomination they fear will hurt local tourism. Adel Mohamed al-Khayat, appointed by President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, is a member of al-Gamaa al-Islamiya, the movement accused of ...
June 20, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
- Tourism Workers In Luxor Threaten Protest Over New Governor
Tourism workers in Luxor, Egypt, are threatening protest over the appointment of the region's new governor. Over the weekend Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi appointed Adel el-Khayat to lead Luxor. El-Khayat is a member of a political party strongly associated with the Islamist group Gamaa Islamiya, a group connected to attacks in Luxor in 1997 that killed 58 tourists. Parliament member Abdul ...
June 19, 2013 - NPR
- Latest blow to Egypt's tourism: Luxor's governor
President Morsi has enraged residents in Luxor, one of Egypt's main tourism destinations, by appointing as governor a former member of Al Gamaa al-Islamiyya.
June 19, 2013 - The Christian Science Monitor
- Wilmer Valderrama in Washington Post
I am opening a restaurant called The Company at the Luxor Hotel,Valderrama said after the show.
- Zahi Hawass in AFP
The mummy was found in tomb 99 in the Valley of the Kings on the west bank of Luxor,Hawass said.
- Nicolas Sarkozy in Bloomberg
Both Nile towns have historical sites and resorts."It was Aswan, not Luxor, but it was with a presidential jet and no one said a word," Sarkozy said, alluding to Mitterrand's trips.