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12 suspected jihadists killed in Egypt raids: ministry

Apo - Twelve suspected jihadists were killed Monday in police raids near Cairo, Egypt's interior ministry said, a day after a bomb blast injured 17 people including tourists near the Giza pyramids.

Bomb blast hits tourist bus near Egypt pyramids

G - A bomb blast hit a tourist bus near Egypt's famed Giza pyramids on Sunday, wounding some of them, including South Africans, in the latest blow to the country's tourism industry.

Blast hits Egypt tourist bus, 17 injured: security, medical sources

Apo - An explosion struck a tourist bus on Sunday near Egypt's famed pyramids, injuring 17 people including foreigners, security and medical sources said.

Egypt's Sisi hosts Abu Dhabi crown prince amid Gulf tensions

Apo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday met Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the presidency said, amid rising tensions in the Gulf.

Libya's Haftar in second Cairo trip since Tripoli offensive

Apo - Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar was in Cairo on Thursday for the second time since he launched a military offensive on his country's capital, the Egyptian presidency said.

US aircraft carrier passes Suez Canal on Iran deployment

Apo - American aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln passed through the Suez Canal Thursday, Egyptian authorities said, as a US strike group heads towards the Gulf amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran.

Blacklisting Muslim Brotherhood could radicalise members: analysts

Apo - Washington is considering blacklisting the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation, but experts warn the move would risk radicalising its members and further destabilising the Arab world.

Trump mulls designating Muslim Brotherhood 'terrorist' group

Washington - President Donald Trump is considering placing the Muslim Brotherhood on a US blacklist of "foreign terrorist organizations," the White House said Tuesday.

Egypt's rebounding tourism threatens Red Sea corals

Hurgada - In serene turquoise waters off Egypt's Red Sea coast, scuba divers ease among delicate pink jellyfish and admire coral -- yet a rebounding tourism sector threatens the fragile marine ecosystem.

Egypt referendum firms up Sisi rule as regional unrest flares

Apo - As mass protests rock other Arab countries, a snap referendum in Egypt has gone against the grain and cemented President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's rule for years to come.

Egyptians vote in referendum to extend Sisi's rule

Apo - Egyptians started voting Saturday in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former coup leader who presents himself as a rock of stability in a turbulent region.

Egyptians vote in referendum to extend Sisi's rule

Apo - Egyptians were voting Saturday in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former coup leader who presents himself as a rock of stability in a turbulent region.

Egyptians vote in referendum to extend Sisi's rule

Apo - Egyptians start voting Saturday in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former coup leader presenting himself as a rock of stability in a turbulent region.

Egypt sets date for referendum on extending Sisi's rule

Apo - Egypt on Wednesday set a referendum for April 20-22 on sweeping consitutional changes including amendments that could extend President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's rule until 2030.

Egypt sets referendum on extending Sisi's rule for April 20-22

Apo - Egypt on Wednesday set a referendum for April 20-22 on sweeping consitutional changes including amendments that could extend President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's rule until 2030. "The referendum process ... will take place inside Egypt...

Egypt parliament to vote on extending Sisi rule

Apo - Egypt's parliament, packed with loyalists of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, began Tuesday a session to vote on constitutional changes that could keep the former military chief in power until 2030.

Egypt parliament to vote on extending Sisi rule

Apo - Egypt's parliament, packed with loyalists of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is to vote Tuesday on changes to the constitution that could keep the former military chief in power until 2030.

Egypt unveils colourful Fifth Dynasty tomb

Apo - In a major archaeological discovery, Egypt on Saturday unveiled the tomb of a Fifth Dynasty official adorned with colourful reliefs and well preserved inscriptions.

Thousands-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus opened on live TV

Washington - A sarcophagus containing an Egyptian high priest was opened on live TV Sunday during a special two-hour broadcast by the American channel Discovery.

Two dead as gunmen attack Egypt police vehicle

Apo - Gunmen opened fire on a police vehicle in a Cairo suburb at dawn Sunday, killing a police officer and the driver and wounding two others, the interior ministry said.

Egypt Red Sea province to ban single-use plastic

Hurgada - Egypt's Red Sea Governorate is to introduce a ban on single-use plastics that are destroying marine life, the province's top official said Wednesday.

Downtown Cairo battles to keep cosmopolitan heritage alive

Apo - Cairo's downtown, with its old European-designed buildings, is wrestling to preserve its cultural heritage as Egypt readies a new capital in the desert.

Trump to host Egypt's Sisi on April 9

Washington - US President Donald Trump will host his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the White House on April 9 to discuss military, economic and counterterrorism cooperation between their countries.

Leading Egypt activist out on probation after 5 years in jail

Apo - Egypt's most prominent pro-democracy activist, Alaa Abdel Fattah, was released on probation Friday after five years in prison on charges of organising an illegal protest.

Egypt-Israel peace treaty lives on in troubled region

Apo - The US-mediated 1979 treaty between Egypt and Israel may only have resulted in a "cold peace" but their ties have survived four decades in a turbulent region, analysts say.

The Egypt, Israel peace treaty sealed 40 years ago

Paris - Forty years ago Egypt and Israel signed the first ever peace treaty between the Jewish state and an Arab nation, upturning Middle East diplomatic and military relations.

Egypt court refers Nile islanders case to experts

Apo - An Egyptian court on Saturday referred to experts the case of Nile islanders seeking to avoid eviction by the government, a defence lawyer said.

Sudan summons Egypt envoy over Red Sea oil bids

Khartoum - Sudan summoned Egypt's ambassador to Khartoum on Thursday to protest Cairo's "illegal" call for oil and gas exploration bids in the Red Sea area of Halayeb, claimed by both countries.

At least 10 dead in Egypt chemical plant blast

Apo - At least 10 people were killed Thursday in an explosion at a chemical plant in Ain Sokhna on Egypt's Red Sea coast, security and medical sources said.Two medics told AFP that 10 bodies had been received at a morgue in Suez.

Egypt's historic Wafd party eclipsed under Sisi's rule

Apo - A century after Egypt's March 1919 revolution, the prominent Wafd party credited with leading popular demands to end the British occupation, has now been largely sidelined on the country's political scene, analysts say.
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Egyptian archaeologists at work.
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Image grab from Egyptian state television Al-Masriya on March 26  2014 shows General Abdul Fatah Al-...
Image grab from Egyptian state television Al-Masriya on March 26, 2014 shows General Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi announcing resignation from military position to stand in the upcoming presidential elections during a televised address in Cairo
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Egyptian military police in Alexandria.
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Ole J Bryn believes researchers were needlessly preoccupied with the weight of the stones. In the ba...
Ole J Bryn believes researchers were needlessly preoccupied with the weight of the stones. In the bargain, they overlooked two major problems: How did the Egyptians know exactly where to put the enormously heavy building blocks? And how was the master architect able to communicate detailed, highly precise plans to a workforce of 10,000 illiterate men?
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A protester in Cairo holds up a sign asking for Hosni Mubarak's swift exit
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From the short documentary "Egyptian Winter" about the revolution in Egypt.
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Thousands of protesters walked the streets of the coastal city of Alexandria on Friday to express their rejection of Hosni Mubarak.
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Many bodies in the necropolis were found in clusters, like these wrapped remains of two children and two adults
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Egyptian President Mursi has come under fire from the opposition due to the referendum, which has passed by majority vote.
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Detail of Hatshepsut, Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt, c. 1473-1458 B.C. Indurated limestone sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
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Egyptian demonstrators sitting to make letters that spell "No to Mubarak"
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Army deployment cheered by the Egyptian public
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Tourists at the Temple of Horus, Edfu in Egypt
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Police officers protest in solidarity with the new 30 June revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood
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An Egyptian man celebrates news that Hosni Mubarak will step down as president
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Relief at the temple of Kom Ombo, Egypt, showing Sobek, the crocidile god. March 2008.
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Students of Cairo University, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, shout slogans against the military and interior ministry during a demonstration in front of riot police at the main gate of the university around Al Nahda square in Cairo November 24, 2013, to commemorate the passing of 100 days since security forces cleared the vigils in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi at Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares
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