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Freed Canadian Jazeera journalist Fahmy leaves Egypt

Cairo - Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian journalist with Al-Jazeera television freed from an Egyptian jail last month after a presidential pardon for broadcasting "false" news, announced Tuesday he was leaving the country.

Egypt hopes King Tut's tomb could conceal Queen Nefertiti burial site

Cairo - Egypt hopes it can soon announce the "discovery of the century" in Tutankhamun's tomb -- what a British archaeologist believes is the burial place in a secret chamber of Queen Nefertiti.

British archaeologist aims to pinpoint Nefertiti's tomb

Luxor - Standing before the majestic gold, ochre and white frescos of Tutankhamun's tomb, British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves on Monday passionately defended his daring theory that Nefertiti is buried in a secret chamber.

Jazeera journalists walk free in Egypt after Sisi pardon

Cairo - Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy and colleague Baher Mohamed walked free after being pardoned along with scores of others Wednesday by Egypt's president, following criticism of his government for jailing opponents.

Empty Cairo homes beyond reach of Egypt's poor

Cairo - Ahmed and Mohamed are both married with children but still live with their mother, unable to afford one of the hundreds of thousands of homes sitting empty in Egypt's capital.

HRW accuses Egypt of 'mass home demolitions' in Sinai

Cairo - Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused Egypt's military of having "violated international law" through mass home demolitions and evictions over the past two years along its border with Gaza.

Bodies of Mexico tourists killed in Egypt to be flown home

Cairo - The bodies of eight Mexican tourists killed by mistake in an Egyptian air strike are to be flown home on Monday, Cairo airport sources said.In Mexico City, the foreign minister said the bodies were likely to arrive home on Wednesday.

Egypt police general gunned down in Sinai street

Cairo - Unidentified assailants gunned down an Egyptian police general on the street in the Sinai Peninsula stronghold of the Islamic State group late on Saturday, the interior ministry said.

Sisi condemns 'violations' at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday urged Israel to take swift measures to calm tensions around Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque after clashes this week between Israeli security forces and Palestinians.

Sisi swears in new Egypt government

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi swore in a new government on Saturday that included 16 new ministers, a week after the previous administration resigned following a corruption scandal.

Egypt pledges 'transparent' probe into Mexican tourist killings

Cairo - Egypt on Wednesday pledged a quick and "transparent" probe into the accidental killing of eight Mexican tourists by security forces, as Mexico's foreign minister visited the country seeking answers.

Egypt kills Mexican tourists in desert strike error

Cairo - Egyptian security forces have killed 12 people including Mexican tourists in error while chasing jihadists in the vast Western Desert, sparking condemnation of what Mexico called a "deplorable" air attack.

Egyptian forces mistakenly kill Mexican tourists

Cairo - Egyptian security forces have mistakenly killed 12 people including Mexican tourists while chasing jihadists in the country's vast Western Desert, drawing condemnation and calls for an investigation from Mexico.

Four soldiers, two civilians killed in Egypt Sinai attacks: army

Cairo - An Egyptian woman and child were killed in a car bomb, and four soldiers died in a separate explosion in the northern Sinai Peninsula, where the military is engaged in a sweeping campaign against jihadists, the army said.

Egypt in 'major operation' in Sinai, 29 militants killed

Cairo - Egypt's army said Tuesday it had launched a "major military operation" against the Islamic State group in the Sinai Peninsula, killing 29 jihadists and leaving two soldiers dead.

4 Americans among 6 peacekeepers wounded in Egypt bombings

Cairo - Six international peacekeepers, including four Americans, were wounded in two roadside bombings in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula where Islamic State group militants are active, Egyptian and US security officials said.

Egypt billionare offers to buy Med island for refugees

Cairo - Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered to buy an island off Greece or Italy and develop it to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from Syria and other conflicts.The telecoms tycoon first announced the initiative on Twitter.

Delayed Egypt elections to start on October 17

Cairo - Egypt's much delayed legislative elections, the first since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted his Islamist predecessor and cracked down on the opposition, will be contested between October and December.

Op-Ed: Three Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to three years in Egypt

Cairo - Three al-Jazeera journalists convicted of "spreading false news" have been sentenced to three years in prison at their retrial in Cairo. One journalist, Baher Mohamed was given an extra six months.

Greste calls for Sisi pardon after Egypt jails Al-Jazeera journalists

Cairo - Australian Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste called Sunday for Egypt's president to pardon him and two colleagues handed prison sentences in a shock ruling that sparked international condemnation and which he described as "politically motivated".
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