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'It's my dam': Ethiopians unite around Nile River mega-project

Addis Ababa - Last week, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's press secretary took a break from official statements to post something different to her Twitter feed: a 37-line poem defending her country's massive dam on the Blue Nile River.

Ethiopia says on track to fill mega-dam as African Union pushes for deal

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said Saturday it was on schedule to begin filling a controversial mega-dam on the Blue Nile River within weeks but vowed to try resolving its dispute with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan agree to delay filling dam

Apo - Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed that Addis Ababa will delay filling a mega-dam as part of a comprehensive deal on the project that has raised tensions between the three countries, the Egyptian presidency said Friday.

UN urges Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to 'work together' in Nile dam dispute

New York - The UN on Monday urged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to "work together" to resolve differences over Addis Ababa's Nile River mega-dam which has been a long-running source of regional tension.

Egypt's Sisi warns of 'direct intervention' in Libya

Apo - Egypt's president warned Saturday that advances by Turkey-backed Libyan forces on the Libyan city of Sirte could prompt an Egyptian military intervention in the neighbouring country in support of Cairo's ally Khalifa Haftar.

A world redrawn: Egypt historian Khaled Fahmy sees rising surveillance state

Apo - State surveillance is on the rise globally as governments such as Egypt's take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, warns exiled historian and intellectual Khaled Fahmy.

Egypt leverages 'soft power' through medical aid in pandemic

Apo - A slickly produced video from the office of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi showed crates of medical supplies -- stamped in English and Arabic with the words "from the Egyptian people to the American people" -- being loaded onto a military carg...

Lion tamers live-stream shows from Cairo living room

G - In his Cairo living room, Egyptian Ashraf al-Helw reprimanded his lioness Joumana for not obeying him after bringing her home for live-streamed performances during the coronavirus pandemic.

Egyptian video maker died of alcohol poisoning in jail: prosecutor

Apo - Egypt's public prosecutor said Tuesday that alcohol poisoning caused the death in jail of a young music-video maker after he drank liquid sanitiser he had mistaken for water.

Friends, foes see opening in helping virus-hit US

Washington - The United States has long hailed its aid overseas as a sign of good intentions, but friends and foes alike are seeing opportunities of their own by helping the global power ravaged by the coronavirus.

Egypt director of video critical of Sisi dies in jail

Beirut - A young Egyptian film-maker imprisoned for directing a music video critical of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has died in a Cairo jail, his lawyer said Saturday.

Virus turns health workers in Egypt into 'outcasts'

Apo - After showing symptoms similar to those of the coronavirus, Egyptian doctor Ahmed Negm went into self-isolation in an old apartment, but before long he was hounded out by fearful neighbours.

Pandemic worsens plight of Middle East prisoners

Apo - As governments in the Middle East isolate their populations to prevent the spread of coronavirus, attention is turning to the region's jails, where detainees face a more punishing form of lockdown.

Egypt imposes night-time curfew in bid to contain virus

Apo - Egypt will impose a night-time curfew for two weeks from Wednesday to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced."Movement will be banned on all public roads from 7 pm to 6 am...

Anxiety grows for Egypt jail inmates at time of virus shutdowns

Apo - In Egypt's overcrowded and putrid jails, families of prisoners fear a potentially catastrophic coronavirus outbreak and are calling for their imminent release as the rest of the country hunkers down.

Egypt to provide military assistance to the Kurds in Syria

Since the US has pulled its support from the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Force(SDF) in Syria, Turkish forces have advance into Syria and driven them out of some areas of Syria's northeast. The Turks also support jihadist rebels in Idlib province.

Egypt's fragile tourism sector braces for virus impact

Apo - Just when Egypt's crucial tourism sector was recovering from years of political tumult and jihadist attacks, the industry finds itself bracing for a potential buffeting by the new coronavirus.

Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak dead at 91

Apo - Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for three decades before he was ousted amid the Arab Spring protests in 2011, died Tuesday at age 91.

Egypt's toppled 'Pharaoh' Hosni Mubarak defiant to the end

Apo - Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak ruled with an iron fist for 30 years before being deposed amid street protests, defending his chequered reign to the end.He died Tuesday aged 91.

Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak dead at 91

Apo - Egypt's former long-time president Hosni Mubarak died Tuesday at age 91 at Cairo's Galaa military hospital, his family and state TV said.His son Alaa Mubarak tweeted that "this morning my father, president Mubarak, passed away".

Iran reports new coronavirus has killed 2 citizens

Iranian authorities confirmed on Wednesday two cases of the new coronavirus has killed two elderly Iranian citizens, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported Wednesday. This story has been updated based on reporting by the Associated Press.

Cairo's green lung razed for roads to new desert capital

Apo - In the traffic-choked megacity of Cairo, the historic Heliopolis district has long stood out for its leafy boulevards, but now construction crews are cutting new highways through it and uprooting its century-old trees.

Rulings spark hope for Egyptian Copts fighting Islamic estate law

Apo - Egyptian Copt Amal Hanna says she is determined to fight the long-standing application of Islamic inheritance laws to Christians, as recent court victories embolden Coptic women.

Italy calls on Egypt to release young researcher, activist

Rome - Italy on Sunday called on Egypt to release a young Egyptian researcher and activist based at Bologna University, saying it had reason to believe the security forces had tortured him.

Three countries delay Ethiopia dam deadline but Trump sees deal

Washington - Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on Friday pushed back their deadline to resolve a bitter row on a dam on the Nile until the end of February, but President Donald Trump voiced confidence that a deal was near.

Trump says deal on giant Ethiopian dam is near

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday voiced confidence a US-brokered deal will come soon on a giant dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile that has fueled fears of conflict with Egypt and Sudan.

Dye workshop a colourful dip into old Cairo craft

Apo - In Cairo's centuries-old Darb al-Ahmar district, Salama Mahmoud Salama's traditional dye workshop is a multi-coloured hive of workers busy with all kinds of fabrics.

Pompeo expresses 'outrage' to Egypt's leader over imprisoned American's death

Berlin - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed US "outrage" in a meeting Sunday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over the death of an American national imprisoned in Egypt since 2013.

US denounces 'avoidable' citizen death in Egypt custody

Washington - An American citizen whose case was raised by top US leaders died Monday after more than six years in custody in Egypt, his representatives said, drawing criticism by Washington of its authoritarian ally.

Turkey-Libya deals 'void': Egypt, France, Greece, Cyprus

Apo - France, Greece, Egypt and Cyprus on Wednesday declared "null and void" agreements between Ankara and Libya assigning Turkey rights over a vast area of the eastern Mediterranean.
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