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Cemetery with one million mummies unearthed in Egypt

A massive desert necropolis has been unearthed in central Egypt, revealing more than one million mummified remains, according to archaeologists from Brigham Young University. The excavation at Fag el-Gamous has been going on for 30 years.

Op-Ed: Egypt's repressive regime supported by the U.S.

Cairo - In spite of the fact that since the overthrow of elected president Mohame Morsi led by then army chief Abdel al-Sisi, the regime has become even more repressive since his election as president and the Obama administration has become more supportive.

Egypt court drops murder charge against Mubarak

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday dismissed a murder charge against Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of protesters during the 2011 uprising, sparking clashes in Cairo between police and protesters that killed one person.

Op-Ed: Former Egyptian president Mubarak cleared of murder charges

Cairo - Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the biggest single victim of the Arab Spring, has been acquitted of murder, graft and other charges. The 86-year-old invalid’s sons also were acquitted.

Egypt court drops murder charge against Mubarak

Cairo - An Egyptian court dismissed Saturday a murder charge against former president Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of protesters during a 2011 uprising, after a dramatic retrial in which he defended his three-decade rule.

Egypt's Mubarak in court for murder verdict

Cairo - Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak arrived in court Saturday for the verdict in his murder retrial over the deaths of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising that unseated him.

Verdict due in murder retrial of Egypt's Mubarak

Cairo - An Egyptian court is to deliver Saturday its verdict in the murder retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak, almost four years after he was overthrown in a popular uprising.

Egypt jails 78 boys for pro-Morsi protests

Cairo - An Egyptian court sentenced 78 teenage boys to between two and five years in prison Wednesday for joining protests demanding the return of the ousted Islamist president, judicial sources said.

Egypt reopens Gaza crossing for first time in weeks

Cairo - Egypt reopened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Wednesday for the first time since its closure in late October after a bombing in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said.

Cairo apartment block collapse kills 15, buries seven more

Cairo - A building in Egypt's capital, where two floors had been added illegally, collapsed overnight, killing 15 people and burying seven more in the rubble, emergency services and officials said Tuesday.

Egypt's Sisi heads to Rome on first European visit

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi left for Rome Monday on his first European trip since ousting his Islamist predecessor and overseeing a crackdown that has killed hundreds.

Repression in Egypt continues

Cairo - Egypt under President Abdul al-Sisi is repressing dissent of all kinds. In the latest move Egyptian State Radio banned a popular singer Hamza Namira from broadcasting since some of his songs criticize authorities.

Egyptian militants loyal to IS claim deadly attack on soldiers

Cairo - Egypt's deadliest militant group, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State jihadists, claimed responsibility for a suicide attack last month that killed 30 soldiers.

Egypt jails eight men for three years over 'gay marriage'

Cairo - An Egyptian court jailed eight men for three years on Saturday over a video prosecutors claimed was of a gay wedding, which went viral on the Internet.

Op-Ed: Egypt destroys 680 homes displaces 10,000 along Gaza border

Rafah - In order to clear the area for a buffer zone along the border with Gaza, Egypt is already demolishing more than 680 homes and displacing up to 10,000 residents.

Op-Ed: On Egypt adding a buffer-zone to the bilateral embargo on Gaza

What Egypt's moves to establish a buffer zone on its Sinai frontier with the Gaza Strip tells us about the broad nature, and reasoning, behind the binational blockade of that Palestinian enclave.

Egypt sentences 23 pro-democracy protesters to 3 years

Cairo - An Egyptian court sentenced 23 pro-democracy activists on Sunday to three years in prison each for holding an unlicenced and violent protest, after international calls to free the defendants.

Egypt president says suicide bomber had outside support

Cairo - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said a suicide bombing, by a suspected jihadist, which killed 30 soldiers in the Sinai peninsula was carried out with "external support".

Egypt's Sinai in lockdown after bomb kills 30 troops

Cairo - Egypt imposed a state of emergency Saturday across parts of the Sinai Peninsula as the military pounded suspected jihadists after a suicide car bombing there killed 30 soldiers.

Egypt in mourning after 30 soldiers killed in Sinai attack

Egypt has declared a state of emergency in the northern region of the Sinai Peninsula after at least 32 soldiers were killed in a checkpoint blast and a town shoot-out there.
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