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Egypt reshuffles cabinet before presidential elections

January 14, 2018 11:46 pm
Egypt reshuffles cabinet before presidential elections

File photo shows a general view to the Egyptian parliament. The Egyptian parliament has approved a cabinet reshuffle as incumbent Abdel Fattah el-Sisi struggles to improve his image among the public two months ahead of the scheduled presidential elections in the North African country. Government sources said Sunday that the […]

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Egypt set to hold presidential election in late March

January 8, 2018 2:12 am
Egypt set to hold presidential election in late March

National Elections Authority chief Lasheen Ibrahim (C) sits among members of the Election Authority as he speaks during a press conference in Cairo on January 8, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Egyptians will head to the polls in late March in the first round of the presidential election, with current President […]

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Nine people wounded in clashes between protesters, police in Cairo

January 6, 2018 12:37 am
Nine people wounded in clashes between protesters, police in Cairo

Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel at the al-Azhar Mosque in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, December 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Clashes have erupted between dozens of protesters and police in the Egyptian capital of Cairo […]

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Cairo-based media: Sudan plotting with Turkey, Qatar against Egypt

December 28, 2017 10:30 am
Cairo-based media: Sudan plotting with Turkey, Qatar against Egypt

A general view of the Nile river in Cairo on December 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The pro-government media in Cairo have accused neighboring Sudan of conspiring with Turkey and Qatar against Egypt.  Egypt has long been at odds with Qatar and Turkey over their alleged support for the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and […]

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Egypt hangs 15 militants for attacks in Sinai

December 26, 2017 2:00 am
Egypt hangs 15 militants for attacks in Sinai

Egyptians carry the coffin of a soldier, who was killed in an attack by militants a day earlier in the Sinai Peninsula, during a funeral ceremony in the 10th of Ramadan city, about 60 km north of Cairo, Egypt, on July 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Egypt has executed 15 […]

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Survey says family income of over 70% of Egyptians insufficient for expenses, needs

December 24, 2017 6:30 am
Survey says family income of over 70% of Egyptians insufficient for expenses, needs

A man sells bread outside the al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, Egypt, on December 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A new survey says the family income of more than 70 percent of Egyptians is inadequate for their necessary expenses and needs. According to a survey conducted by the Egyptian Center for […]

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Egypt detains 15 after dozens attack Coptic church south of Cairo

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Egypt detains 15 after dozens attack Coptic church south of Cairo

Egyptians gather in front of a Coptic church that was attacked in Tanta, Egypt, April 9, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Egyptian authorities have detained 15 people pending an investigation into an attack on an unlicensed Coptic Christian church in a village south of Cairo, a security source said on Sunday. […]

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Army will use ‘absolute force’ to end terrorism in Sinai: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

December 23, 2017 10:30 pm
Army will use ‘absolute force’ to end terrorism in Sinai: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

A picture taken on October 21, 2017 shows members of the Egyptian security forces resting on the top of an armored vehicle (APCs) parked on the desert road towards the Bahariya oasis in Egypt’s Western desert. (AFP Photo) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says the army will employ “absolute force” […]

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The Joint United Nations Programmes on HIV/AIDS concerned about spread of HIV in Egypt

December 4, 2017 8:21 am
The Joint United Nations Programmes on HIV/AIDS concerned about spread of HIV in Egypt

The Joint United Nations Programmes on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) The UN is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack […]

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Egypt court upholds death sentences for 7 Daesh suspects

November 26, 2017 1:39 am
Egypt court upholds death sentences for 7 Daesh suspects

The file photo shows Velayat Sinai militants, previously known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, in Egypt’s troubled Sinai Peninsula. (AFP photo) An Egyptian court has upheld death sentences for seven suspected members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group over the beheading in Libya of 21 Coptic Christians in 2015. A judicial official said Sunday […]

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Egyptian authorities opens Gaza’s Rafah crossing after nearly 80 days

November 18, 2017 12:32 am
Egyptian authorities opens Gaza’s Rafah crossing after nearly 80 days

Palestinians argue with officials in a makeshift station in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on November 18, 2017 as they await clearance to take a bus to travel through the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, after it opened for three days for the first time since a Palestinian […]

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Scientists in Egypt find huge ‘void’ in Great Pyramid of Giza

November 2, 2017 10:40 pm
Scientists in Egypt find huge ‘void’ in Great Pyramid of Giza

Great Pyramid of Giza (File photo) A huge undiscovered “void”, the size of a jet plane, has been found inside the Great Pyramid of Egypt. The 30-meter-long secret chamber, sealed off 4,500 years ago, has remained untouched until this day, scientists revealed on Thursday. The discovery, named simply “Big Void”, has been […]

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Egyptian court in Giza gives death penalty to 11 suspected members of terror cell

October 22, 2017 9:09 pm
Egyptian court in Giza gives death penalty to 11 suspected members of terror cell

An Egyptian court has given death penalty to 11 suspected members of a terrorist outfit. (File photo) A court in Egypt has handed down death sentences to 11 people and life terms to more than a dozen others who are suspected of creating a “terrorist organization” and attempting to murder two policemen […]

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Egyptian court in Giza gives death penalty to 11 suspected members of terror cell

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Egyptian court in Giza gives death penalty to 11 suspected members of terror cell

An Egyptian court has given death penalty to 11 suspected members of a terrorist outfit. (File photo) A court in Egypt has handed down death sentences to 11 people and life terms to more than a dozen others who are suspected of creating a “terrorist organization” and attempting to murder two policemen […]

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi more determined in terror fight after attacks

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi more determined in terror fight after attacks

A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency on October 22, 2017 shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (C) meeting with Egypt’s Minister of Defence Sedki Sobhi (2nd-L), Interior Minister General Magdi Abdel Ghaffar (2nd-R), Egyptian head of general intelligence Khaled Fawzy (L) and security officials in Cairo. (AFP photo) […]

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi more determined in terror fight after attacks

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi more determined in terror fight after attacks

A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency on October 22, 2017 shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (C) meeting with Egypt’s Minister of Defence Sedki Sobhi (2nd-L), Interior Minister General Magdi Abdel Ghaffar (2nd-R), Egyptian head of general intelligence Khaled Fawzy (L) and security officials in Cairo. (AFP photo) […]

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Egypt police death toll from firefight rises to 54

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Egypt police death toll from firefight rises to 54

A picture taken on October 21, 2017 shows Egyptian security forces’ vehicles and armored personnel carriers parked on the desert road toward the Bahariya oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert, about 135 kilometers southwest of Giza. (By AFP) The death toll from a firefight between police and militants southwest of the […]

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Egypt police death toll from firefight rises to 54

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Egypt police death toll from firefight rises to 54

A picture taken on October 21, 2017 shows Egyptian security forces’ vehicles and armored personnel carriers parked on the desert road toward the Bahariya oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert, about 135 kilometers southwest of Giza. (By AFP) The death toll from a firefight between police and militants southwest of the […]

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35 Egyptian police, troops killed in clashes with militants

October 21, 2017 4:17 am
35 Egyptian police, troops killed in clashes with militants

This file photo shows Egyptian security forces standing guard at the scene of a bomb explosion that targeted Saint Peter and Saint Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in the capital Cairo on December 11, 2016. At least 35 Egyptian troops and policemen have been killed in clashes with armed men during […]

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35 Egyptian police, troops killed in clashes with militants

4:17 am
35 Egyptian police, troops killed in clashes with militants

This file photo shows Egyptian security forces standing guard at the scene of a bomb explosion that targeted Saint Peter and Saint Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in the capital Cairo on December 11, 2016. At least 35 Egyptian troops and policemen have been killed in clashes with armed men during […]

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