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Op-Ed: Inside China’s silent onslaught on Washington

International institutions are one of the most enduring legacies of the post- World War II US-sponsored American world order.

Egyptian woman dresses like a man for 43 years to care for family

Luxor - Sixty-four-year-old Sisa Abu Daooh of Luxor, Egypt, was honored "woman breadwinner" award on Tuesday by the Social Solidarity Directorate of Luxor. For 43-years, she dressed and worked like a man to better care for her family.

Egypt policeman to face trial in death of woman protester

Cairo - Egypt's state prosecutor referred on Tuesday a police officer to trial for allegedly shooting to death a leftist female protester during a peaceful rally in central Cairo.

Kerry says 'important gaps' remain in Iran nuclear deal

Sharm El-sheikh - US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that talks on Iran's disputed nuclear programme have made progress, but there were still "important gaps" to overcome.

Egypt plans to build new capital east of Cairo

Sharm El-sheikh - Egypt plans to build a new administrative and business capital east of Cairo that will house five million people and feature a theme park "four times bigger than Disneyland", a minister announced at a global investor conference.

Obama 'committed' to two-state solution for Israel, Palestinians

Sharm El-sheikh - US President Barack Obama is "committed" to a two-state solution for Israel and Palestinians, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday on the stalled Middle East peace process.

Arab states pledge billions at Egypt investment meet

Sharm El-sheikh - Arab states pledged $12 billion in investment aid to Egypt Friday as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hosted a conference aimed at jump-starting the economy and positioning himself as a key force against jihadists.

Kerry in Egypt for talks on IS fight, Palestinians

Sharm El-sheikh - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Friday in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh where he is to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to discuss the fight against the Islamic State group.

Suicide bomber kills 1, wounds 24 in Egypt's Sinai

Cairo - A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle packed with explosives into a police base in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, killing a civilian and wounding 24 policemen, security and health officials said.

Egypt carries out first hanging over pro-Morsi violence

Cairo - Egypt carried out Saturday the first death sentence handed down over the violence that erupted after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, the interior ministry said.

Archaeologists find 3,000-year-old tomb in Luxor

Luxor - Egypt's antiquities ministry announced on Tuesday the discovery of the tomb of Amenhotep, guard of the temple of Egyptian diety Anun, in the city of Luxor. The tomb, believed to be 3,000 years old, would date to the New Kingdom's 18th dynasty.

Op-Ed: Religion and the war against ISIS

New York - Stomach turning levels of barbarism perpetrated as religiously sanctioned behavior have changed the rules on public conversation about religion in media and the public square.

11 wounded, one critically, in bomb blast near Egypt court: Medics

Cairo - Eleven people were wounded, one critically, in a bomb explosion outside the Egyptian supreme court in Cairo on Monday, hospital officials said.

Egypt parliamentary polls delayed after court ruling

Cairo - Egypt's electoral commission said Sunday it is preparing a new timetable for parliamentary polls, delaying the March 21 vote after a court ruled parts of the election law unconstitutional.

Egypt brands Hamas a 'terrorist' group

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday branded the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas a "terrorist" group over its alleged links with jihadists behind deadly attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula.

More than 25,000 Egyptians flee Libya after beheadings

Cairo - More than 25,000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the Islamic State group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the foreign ministry said Friday.

Cairo blasts target restaurant, cell phone companies

Cairo - One person was killed in a bombing outside a pizzeria in the Egyptian capital Thursday as other blasts hit a police station and offices of cell phone companies, a health official said.

Egypt sets Morsi trial verdict for prison break May 16

Cairo - An Egyptian court set May 16 for a verdict in the prison break trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, who could be sentenced to death if convicted, an official said Wednesday.

15,000 Egyptians flee Libya after warning

Cairo - Almost 15,000 Egyptians have flocked home from war-torn Libya via the border crossing at Sallum, state media reported Monday, after Islamic State group jihadists murdered 21 Coptic Christians.

Egypt jails 2011 revolt activist Abdel Fattah for five years

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced Alaa Abdel Fattah, a leading dissident in the 2011 uprising that toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak, to five years in prison over an illegal protest.
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