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Egypt opens Gaza border for first time since unity deal

Gaza - Egypt opened its largely sealed border with Gaza on Saturday after a reconciliation agreement with Hamas gave the Palestinian Authority control over the crossing for the first time since 2007.

Cheap smokes early benefit of Palestinian accord

Gaza - Palestinians in Gaza desperately waiting for a reconciliation agreement to improve their lives haven't seen much change yet -- but at least cigarettes are cheaper.

Palestinian hopes for Egypt border opening dashed for now

Gaza - Palestinian leaders hoped a recently signed reconciliation agreement would lead to Egypt reopening its border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, but those hopes seem to have been dashed.

Paris court quashes new probe into 2004 Egypt crash

Paris - Nearly 14 years after a Paris-bound Egyptian airliner crashed into the Red Sea, killing all 148 on board including 134 French passengers, a Paris judge has ruled out a new probe into the accident, lawyers said Monday.

Egypt FM to tour Gulf in push for political solution

Cairo - Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will embark on a Gulf tour to push for a political solution as tensions rise between Saudi Arabia, Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah, his ministry said Saturday.

Al-Azhar's imam meets pope, vows to fight terrorism

Rome - The grand imam of Egypt's famed Al-Azhar institution Ahmed al-Tayeb, one of the Muslim world's leading religious authorities, on Tuesday met Pope Francis and pledged greater cooperation to fight terrorism.The spiritual leader of the world's almost 1.

#MeToo campaign resonates with Egyptian women battling harassment

Cairo - The #MeToo campaign that saw women around the world share their experiences of sexual assault struck a deep chord in Egypt where life is often a daily battle against harassment.

Egypt's Sisi rules out extending presidential term

Cairo - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ruled out a constitutional amendment to extend his term, saying an election would be held next year and he will not run again in 2022, in an interview with CNBC Monday.

Egypt summons European envoys who criticised arrest of rights lawyer

Cairo - Egypt summoned Sunday the ambassadors of Germany, Italy and The Netherlands after they criticised the arrest of an Egyptian human rights lawyer opposed to enforced disappearances, the foreign ministry said.

Egypt recovers 354 antiques seized in Emirates

Cairo - Egypt has recovered 354 archaeological objects that were seized by authorities in the United Arab Emirates, the antiquities ministry in Cairo said.

Egypt archaeologist criticises pyramid void 'discovery'

Cairo - An Egyptian archaeologist overseeing a project to scan a pyramid for voids on Saturday criticised the announcement of a discovery of a passenger plane-sized cavity in the Great Pyramid.

Cyprus delays hijacker's extradition after ECHR intervenes

Nicosia - Cyprus has delayed the extradition of an Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to the Mediterranean island, after Europe's top rights court took up his case.

Plane-sized 'void' discovered in Great Pyramid: scientists

Paris - A passenger plane-sized "void" has been discovered in the middle of the Great Pyramid of Egypt, where it has lain secret and untouched for 4,500 years, scientists revealed on Thursday.

Egypt battles landmines 75 years after El Alamein

El Hammam - Fighting in the pivotal WWII battle of El Alamein may have stopped 75 years ago but Egypt is now waging another war against a hidden enemy: landmines.

Irish citizen held in Egypt for 4 years returns home

Dublin - An Irish citizen of Egyptian background who was detained in Egypt for four years on accusations of taking part in clashes with police flew home to an emotional family reunion at Dublin airport on Tuesday.

Macron stresses security, not rights, with Egyptian leader Sisi

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron backed visiting Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in his country's fight against terrorism on Tuesday and brushed off calls to pressure him on human rights.

Macron faces rights test as Egypt's Sisi visits Paris

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Paris on Tuesday under pressure from human rights groups to end what they call France's "disgraceful policies of indulgence" towards him.

16 policemen killed in Egypt shootout: official toll

Cairo - Sixteen Egyptian policemen were killed in a shootout with militants on the road between Cairo and the Bahariya oasis in the country's Western Desert, according to an official toll released Saturday.

16 policemen killed in Egypt shootout with militants

- Sixteen Egyptian policemen were killed in a shootout with militants on the road between Cairo and the Bahariya oasis in the Western Desert, the interior ministry said Saturday, in a rare flare-up outside the Sinai Peninsula.

35 Egyptian police, troops die in clashes with Islamists: sources

Cairo - At least 35 Egyptian troops and police officers were killed in clashes with Islamist fighters in the Bahariya oasis in the country's Western Desert on Friday, security and medical sources said.

35 Egyptian police, troops die in clashes with Islamists: sources

Cairo - At least 35 Egyptian troops and police officers were killed in clashes with Islamist fighters in the Bahariya oasis in the country's Western Desert on Friday, security and medical sources said.

Egypt releases Irish citizen after four years in jail

Cairo - Egypt on Friday released an Irish citizen who spent four years in jail over accusations he took part in August 2013 clashes with police, a security official said.

Egyptian legal scholar wins top rights prize

Geneva - An Egyptian legal scholar and a leading figure in his country's embattled rights movement won one of the world's most prestigious human rights prizes on Tuesday.

Palestinian rivals start reconciliation talks in Cairo

Cairo - Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas began detailed negotiations behind closed doors in Cairo on Tuesday on ending their crippling decade-long split, a delegate told AFP.

Palestinian rivals head to Cairo for reconciliation talks

Gaza - Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas dispatched teams to Egypt on Monday for talks in a renewed push to end their decade-long split after a key breakthrough last week.

Rainbow flag way off colour for many Egyptians

Cairo - Debauched, perverted, sick, deviant... just some of the words used to describe gays in Egypt amid a police crackdown on homosexuality after the rainbow flag was raised at a concert.

Lebanon band denounces Egypt anti-gay 'witch-hunt' after gig

Birut - Lebanon's popular alternative rock band Mashrou' Leila has denounced a "witch-hunt" by Egyptian authorities against homosexuals after a rainbow flag was raised at one of the group's concerts in Cairo.

'World's heaviest woman' dies in Abu Dhabi hospital

Abu Dhabi - An Egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman died Monday of heart and kidney failure at an Abu Dhabi hospital, following months of treatment to help her lose weight and one day walk again.

Egypt's Sisi urges Palestinians to unite, co-exist with Israel

New York - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday urged Palestinians to unite and "be ready to co-exist" in peace with Israelis, in his address to the United Nations.

Egypt's Sisi meets Israeli PM at UN for first public talks

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu publicly for the first time in New York to discuss Middle East peace after US President Donald Trump said he would push for resuming stalled negotiations.
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Egypt’s Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim has survived a roadside bomb attack in Cairo’s Nasr City district, a stronghold of the Muslim Brotherhood, where he lives.
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Protestors in Egypt.
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Egyptians praying during protests in Cairo
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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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Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
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Sekhemka, an Egyptian statue the Old Kingdom (2700BC-2250BC) at the period of Egyptian history when the pyramids of Giza were built.
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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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Global demonstrations took place to protest the imprisonment of Malachi York who many believe to be innocent of his charges. Some think that his arrest is part of a grander scheme.
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Army deployment cheered by the Egyptian public
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Old Kingdom boat burial discovered at Abusir in Egypt by Czech mission.
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Morsi addressing crowd in Tahrir square in June
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Refugees from Libya on the Libyan border
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Egyptian security crackdown leaves hundreds dead
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President Morsi being sworn in
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The Egyptian Revolution - January 2011
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The mummies were found in deep shafts hacked into the limestone bedrock beneath the surface of the desert.
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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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