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19 places to visit in 2019

Whether you want to rest on a beach in the Caribbean, hike the world's most famous canyon, explore ancient ruins, eat world-famous cuisine or learn more at historically significant sites this year, CNN Travel has the right spot for you.

Pompeo rebukes Obama and takes on Iran in Cairo speech

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a major speech outlining the Trump administration's Middle East policy on Thursday that took aim at two of the Trump administration's main foes: President Barack Obama and the Iranian regime.

Egypt's #MeToo moment targets street harassment

Gehad al-Rawy beamed with joy as she emerged from an Egyptian courtroom last September. She had just won a sexual harassment case, with the judge sentencing her harasser to two years in prison.

Can Liverpool keep hold of Mo Salah?

After extending its lead at the top of the Premier League over the festive period, Liverpool will be looking to Thursday's clash with Manchester City as a chance to take a big step towards winning a first domestic league title since 1990.

50 of the world's best desserts

Imagine the best dessert on Earth. Better yet, turn to a stranger on the street and ask them. Odds are good -- dollars to doughnuts -- their answer is different from yours.

Best beach escapes for Europe

Whether it's cold outside or the temperature is rising, the temptation to drop everything and run away to sunnier climes is never far away.

The best of ancient Egypt

Like the legendary curse of the mummy, ancient Egypt refuses to stay buried in the past. Every so often it comes back to life -- in the 1920s with the discovery of King Tut's tomb; in the 1970s with the global tour of those golden masks; and most recently with a flurry of astonishing discoveries using 21st-century archaeological techniques.

4,400-year-old tomb discovered in Egypt

A more than 4,000-year-old private tomb containing "exceptionally well-preserved" drawings has been discovered south of Cairo, according to Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities.