Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Anger in Luxor over Islamist governor

18 June 2013, 12:33

Luxor - Egyptian tourism workers and residents of the ancient city of Luxor are voicing anger after an Islamist linked to a former Islamic militant group that carried out the city's deadliest terrorist attack, killing nearly 60 tourists in the 1990s, was appointed governor of their province.

Workers and Luxor politicians said Monday they plan to seal off the office of the governor to prevent Adel el-Khayat from entering.

El-Khayat belongs to the Construction and Development party, the political arm of Gamaa Islamiya, which waged an armed insurgency against the state in the 1990s, attacking police, Copts and tourists.

In 1997 the group killed 58 tourists visiting Luxor's Hatshepsut temple. The group has since forsworn violence. El-Khayat was appointed Sunday by Islamist President Mohammed Morsi among 17 new governors.

- AP


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Dating that one person that socie...

Works at a massage parlour. Works at Millionaires Club (that one on Baricho road) - you know the ones I am talking about. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
What do men mean when they say th...

As much as men think they are the ones confused by relationships, they have a better idea of it than most women actually do. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Ruto urges African leaders to shu...

DP William Ruto has called on African nations to shun help from western forces, saying that they can solve their own problems. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Don't be corrupt like your elders...

Shun corruption at all costs, President Uhuru Kenyatta urges Kenyan youth. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Senators order PS to resign over ...

The Senate Health Committee has told Health PS Nicholas Muraguri to resign over the unaccounted for KES 5 billion. Read more...