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Suez Canal: expansion and modernisation

Paris - The Suez Canal has been regularly expanded and modernised since it opened 150 years ago and is today capable of accommodating some of the world's largest supertankers.

Egypt discreetly marks Suez Canal's 150th anniversary

Ismailia - Since the Suez Canal was inaugurated amid pomp and ceremony 150 years ago, it has become one of the world's most important waterways. But its anniversary will only be discreetly marked in Egypt.

Africa's largest power dam stokes regional tensions

Paris - Ethiopia's construction of a massive power dam on the Blue Nile is raising tensions with Egypt, which depends on the river for 90 percent of its water supply.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan set January goal on controversial Nile dam

Washington - Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Wednesday set a January 15 target for resolving an intensifying feud over a massive dam being constructed on Africa's Nile River, which has raised fears of conflict over scarce water.

Egypt, Ethiopia leaders discuss controversial Nile dam

Sochi - Ethiopia and Egypt's leaders met on the sidelines of Russia's Africa summit on Thursday to discuss a contentious dam project on the River Nile, a diplomat said.

Archaeologists uncover 20 sealed coffins near Luxor, Egypt

Luxor - Archaeologists have found more than 20 ancient wooden coffins near the Egyptian city of Luxor, the country's antiquities ministry, Khaled Al-Anany says.

Egypt arrests two more prominent activists in ongoing sweep

Apo - Egypt has detained two prominent activists who played key roles in the 2011 revolution, activists and a rights group said, the latest in a wave of arrests in recent weeks.

Prominent Egyptian dissident detained

Apo - Prominent Egyptian dissident Alaa Abdel Fattah was detained Sunday morning beyond his overnight probation, his family and a judicial official said.

Repression risks fuelling Egypt instability, analysts warn

Apo - Egypt is reeling after a tense weekend of sparse anti-government protests for the second week in a row, which analysts say could bring more repression under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt leader shrugs off call for fresh protests

Apo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday dismissed a call for a second weekend of protests as "no reason for concern", with hundreds already arrested in an intensifying crackdown on a rare show of discontent on the streets.

Egypt's rival camps wage online battle over Sisi

Apo - Rival hashtags, angry videos and calls to march -- the war for Egyptian minds is raging online ahead of possible mass demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Sisi, Egypt's undisputed leader

Cairo - Since ascending to power in 2014, Egypt's general turned president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has imposed himself as an uncontested leader, stamping out opposition despite criticism by human rights groups.

More than 500 arrested after protests against Al-Sisi in Egypt

More than 500 people have been arrested in Egypt after recent protests against President Abdel al-Sisi according to the Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights who published a list of those detained.

Could Egypt's rare anti-Sisi protests swell?

Apo - Rare protests erupted in Cairo and the port city of Suez over the weekend for the first time in three years, spurred by discontent over rising prices.

Egypt detains award-winning rights lawyer

Apo - Egyptian authorities on Sunday detained an award-winning human rights lawyer after she attended judicial investigations into protesters arrested during rare demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, her lawyer said.

Paris Tutankhamun show sets new record with 1.42 mn visitors

Paris - A blockbuster Tutankhamun show set a new all-time French record Sunday, with 1.42 million visitors flocking to see the exhibition in Paris, the organisers said.

Anti-Sisi protesters clash with security forces in Suez

Apo - Egyptian security forces clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the seaport city of Suez on Saturday, firing tear gas and live rounds, said several residents who participated in the demonstrations.

Dozens arrested in Egypt after rare anti-Sisi protests

Apo - Protests erupted overnight in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in a rare show of dissent quickly quashed by authorities.

Anti-Sisi protests break out in Egypt, several arrested

Apo - Rare small protests broke out on Friday in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi but police quickly dispersed them, AFP journalists reported.

Blockbuster King Tut show breaks French attendance record

Paris - A major show of artefacts found in the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun in Paris has smashed visitor records for a French exhibition, after being extended to cope with huge crowds.The La Villette hall in northeast Paris has sold more than 1.

Palestinian politician's family accuse Egypt of arresting son

Apo - The family of prominent Palestinian politician Nabil Shaath accused Egyptian authorities on Wednesday of arresting Shaath's son Ramy last month.

Facelift of Cairo's Baron Palace sparks outcry

Apo - Egyptian authorities have defended renovation works at a historic Cairo palace after the site's new look sparked mockery on social media.The site, dubbed the Baron Palace, was built between 1907 and 1911 by wealthy Belgian industrialist Edouard Empain....

'Nightmare' as Egypt aided China to detain Uighurs

Apo - Abdulmalik Abdulaziz, an Uighur student, was arrested and handcuffed by Egyptian police and when they removed his blindfold he was surprised to see Chinese officials questioning him in custody.

Deadly Cairo blast caused by explosives-packed car

Apo - A huge blast which killed 20 people in Cairo was caused by a speeding car packed with explosives, Egyptian officials said Monday as witnesses described carnage.

Egypt's Sisi calls deadly car blast 'terrorist incident'

Apo - A huge blast which killed 20 people in central Cairo was caused by a speeding car packed with explosives, Egyptian officials said Monday as the president decried a "terrorist incident".

Kushner meets Egypt's Sisi for Mideast peace plan talks

Apo - US President Donald Trump's advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner met Thursday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo to discuss Washington's plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

BA resumes Cairo flights after security review

London - British Airways said Thursday it would resume flights to Cairo following a week's suspension, having reviewed its security measures.BA flights to and from the Egyptian capital will start again on Friday, it said in a statement.

Egypt chides BA for 'unilateral' decision to ground flights

Apo - Egypt's civil aviation minister criticised British Airways on Sunday, a day after it suspended flights to Cairo citing security concerns.

BA suspends flights to Cairo on security grounds

London - British Airways said Saturday it had suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precautionary measure following a security review.

US, Egypt warn Turkey over drilling off Cyprus

Apo - The United States and Egypt on Tuesday warned Turkey against escalating tensions in the eastern Mediterranean over its attempt to drill for oil and gas in the waters off Cyprus.
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Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
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Smoke clouds covering the horizon on another day of protests in Alexandria, Egypt.
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A boy on a military tank in Cairo during recent protests
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Al-Azhar University student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Morsi make the four-finger Rabaa gesture as they hold tear gas canisters during clashes with riot police and residents of the area at the Al-Azhar University campus in Cairo
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Former Egyptian president Muhammed Morsi
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Protesters camping overnight in Tahrir Square, Monday January 31
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Afternoon prayers in the middle of protests in Egypt.
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Anti and pro-Mubarak protesters clash at Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, 02 February 2011.
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Egyptian F-16. Air-to-air refueling operations.
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Women, who were found guilty of obstructing traffic during a pro-Islamist protest in October, gesture during their appeal hearing at a court in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, 230 km (143 miles) north of Cairo December 7, 2013
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The Sinai's Red Sea resorts, a favourite with Israelis.
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Map showing Gaza and Egypt.
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Army deployment cheered by the Egyptian public
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