Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Egypt, January 16, 1998-April 15, 1998

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Egypt, January 16, 1998-April 15, 1998

Article excerpt

1998

Jan. 21: The Antiquities Council announced plans to tear down 65 homes built on government land near the Valley of the Kings, in Upper Egypt. The council also announced that the government had built a new village for displaced residents. However, it was also reported that families who did not want to move had clashed with police on 17 January, resulting in the deaths of four people and the injuries of 25, including 16 policemen. [1/22 NYT]

Jan. 28: The Wall Street Journal reported that Egyptian aviation officials had licensed two private airlines to compete with Egypt Air. [1/28 WSJ]

Feb. 1: At a military base in Heikstep, located 12 miles east of Cairo, a military court sentenced to death two members of the Islamic Group after finding them guilty of plotting to kill state officials. The two men were among 66 people on trial for belonging to the Islamic Group. The judge sentenced another man to life imprisonment, and four men to 15 years imprisonment, 27 people to jail terms ranging from three to 10 years, and acquitted 32 people. [2/2 FT] Feb. 10: In Ibrahimiyya, 62 miles north of Cairo, villagers clashed with police, killing one person and injuring 12 others, when police tried to evict a tenant farmer in accordance with the new land law. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.