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More Egypt Copts flee jihadists in Sinai

Ismailia - Egyptian Coptic Christians fled the Sinai for a second day Saturday following a string of apparent jihadist attacks, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi instructed his government to help shelter them.

British FM Johnson, Egypt's Sisi finalise loan deal

Cairo - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday finalised a $150 million loan guarantee agreement tied to crucial IMF financing for Egypt.

Ex-CIA agent convicted in rendition case arrested in Portugal

Lisbon - A former Central Intelligence Agency agent wanted in Italy after being convicted of illegally kidnapping an Egyptian cleric who was sent to Egypt under the Bush-era extraordinary rendition program has been arrested in Portugal.

Egypt, Jordan say no concessions on a Palestinian state

Cairo - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and King Abdullah II of Jordan agreed Tuesday there could be no concessions on establishing a Palestinian state, the presidency said after talks in Cairo.

Egypt court confirms death sentences over football riot

Cairo - A court Monday upheld death sentences against 10 people over rioting at a Port Said football stadium five years ago that killed 74 fans and sparked more violence in Egypt.

Op-Ed: Cairo meeting fails to find solution for Libyan crisis

Cairo - Egyptian government attempts to mediate a peace deal between Presidency Council (PC) leader of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) Faiez Serraj and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) failed.

'Everything must be done' to preserve Mideast two-state solution: UN chief

Cairo - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in Cairo Wednesday there is no option other than a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict and efforts to reach it should be preserved.

Egypt tycoon says to speak up on political return

Cairo - Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris said on Tuesday that he is returning to politics to press for more freedoms in the North African country after staying away out of frustration."To the esteemed people who are listening to us...

Aoun makes first Egypt visit as Lebanese president

Cairo - Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Monday started his first visit to Cairo since his election in October and held talks with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and religious leaders."Hopes of the role that Egypt could play are high.

IS group executes 5 Egyptians it accuses of spying for army

Cairo - The Islamic State group in Egypt claims to have executed five men it accuses of spying for the army, which is battling the jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula.

Louvre suspect's father insists son not radicalised

Cairo - The father of an Egyptian suspected of being the machete attacker in Paris's Louvre museum said Saturday his son showed no sign of radicalisation and he believed in his innocence.

Iraqi family barred from flying to US from Cairo

Cairo - An Iraqi family was barred from flying from Cairo to New York Saturday after US President Donald Trump signed an order restricting arrivals from seven Muslim countries, airport officials said.

Egypt working for talks between rival Libya authorities

Cairo - Egypt is working to organise direct talks between the leaders of rival Libyan authorities contesting the war-torn country, its foreign minister said Saturday after hosting a regional meeting.

Egypt keen to save Saudi ties after islands ruling

Cairo - Cairo will do all it can to preserve crucial ties with Saudi Arabia, experts say, after an Egyptian court ruled against government plans to transfer control of two islands to Riyadh.

Top Egypt court rejects islands transfer to Saudi Arabia

Cairo - Egypt's top administrative court upheld on Monday a ruling voiding a government agreement to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in a deal that sparked rare protests.

Op-Ed: El-Baradei threatened when he criticized the Egyptian president

Exiled Egyptian statesman Mohammed el-Baradei served briefly as vice-president of Egypt after the popularly-backed military coup of 2013 by now president Abdel Fatah el-Sisi.

Egyptians throw parties to save in 'money pools'

Cairo - As belly dancers sway to the music of an Egyptian band playing at a young girl's birthday party, the guests count their cash to add to the pot.

Fearful Egyptian Copts mark Christmas after church bombing

Cairo - It is Christmas Eve for Egypt's Copts but Marie Labib is not in a festive mood, with dark thoughts haunting her weeks after a church bombing killed 28 members of her community.

Egypt frees 2011 revolution figure Maher

Cairo - Egypt has released political activist Ahmed Maher, a leading figure in the 2011 revolt that toppled the government, after he completed his jail term, his lawyer and a security source said Thursday.

With tourists scarce, Egypt struggles to maintain heritage

Cairo - With a shaky economy following years of unrest and a huge drop in tourists, Egypt is struggling to preserve its fabled archaeological heritage.
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