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Delayed Egypt elections to start on October 17

Cairo - Egypt's much delayed legislative elections, the first since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted his Islamist predecessor and cracked down on the opposition, will be contested between October and December.

Greste calls for Sisi pardon after Egypt jails Al-Jazeera journalists

Cairo - Australian Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste called Sunday for Egypt's president to pardon him and two colleagues handed prison sentences in a shock ruling that sparked international condemnation and which he described as "politically motivated".

Jailed Jazeera journalists all conflict-hardened veterans

Cairo - The three journalists for Al-Jazeera television's English-language channel sentenced to three years after being convicted in a retrial of broadcasting false news are all conflict-hardened veteran correspondents.

Egypt court hands Al-Jazeera reporters three years in jail

Cairo - An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison on Saturday, in a shock ruling that sparked international condemnation.

Egypt court set to rule in Jazeera reporters' trial

Cairo - An Egyptian court is set to rule Saturday in the retrial of three journalists with Al-Jazeera television's English-language news channel whose two-year ordeal sparked a global campaign for their release.

Car bomb wounds six Egyptian policemen in Cairo

Cairo - A car bomb wounded six Egyptian policemen Thursday as it exploded in front of a police building in Cairo, the interior ministry said, the latest in a wave of militant attacks that has rocked Egypt.

Egypt's Sisi imposes tough anti-terrorism law

Cairo - Under pressure from a jihadist insurgency, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has boosted police and judicial powers with a new anti-terrorism law that also imposes hefty fines for "false" media reports.

Egypt police deploy on anniversary of mass protester killing

Cairo - Egyptian police bolstered their presence in the capital on Friday in anticipation of protests on the second anniversary of the mass killing of Islamist demonstrators in which hundreds died.

Egypt beheading blow to tourism, may boost military aid

Cairo - The Islamic State group's apparent beheading of a Croatian engineer in Egypt threatens to scare off tourists and foreign investment but could boost Western support for Cairo's fight against jihadists, analysts say.

Croatian hostage handed over to IS by 'bandits': minister

Zagreb - A Croatian hostage whom the Islamic State group claims to have beheaded is thought to have been kidnapped by a criminal gang in Egypt before being turned over to the jihadists, Croatia's foreign minister said Thursday.

Queen Nefertiti's remains finally found

In what could be a breakthrough discovery, archaeologist Nicholas Reeves claims that he could have found a hidden door in Tutankhamun's tomb that leads to Nefertiti's remains.

Croatian victim of IS beheading 'football-mad family man'

- Tomislav Salopek, whom the Islamic State group claimed Wednesday to have beheaded in Egypt, was among thousands of Croats who left the crisis-hit Balkans state to pursue opportunities abroad.

Croatia PM cannot confirm death of IS hostage but fears worst

Zagreb - Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said Wednesday he was unable to confirm the death of a Croatian hostage that the Islamic State group claimed to have beheaded, but that he feared the worst.

IS says it has beheaded Croatian hostage in Egypt  

Cairo - The Islamic State group said Wednesday it has beheaded a Croatian hostage, and released a picture of a body after what would be the first such killing of a Westerner in Egypt.

Egypt heatwave 'kills 21'

Cairo - Twenty-one people have died and 66 others were hospitalised with exhaustion as soaring temperatures and high humidity hit Cairo and other parts of Egypt, the health ministry said Monday.

Fears rise for Croatia hostage held by Egypt jihadists

Cairo - Fears mounted over the fate of a Croatian abducted near the Egyptian capital by Islamic State group jihadists who have threatened to execute him by the end of Friday.

Egypt's Sisi inaugurates 'new Suez Canal'

Ismailia - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi staged a lavish ceremony Thursday to unveil a "new" Suez Canal, seeking to boost the country's economy and international standing by expanding the vital waterway.

IS threatens to execute Croatian abducted in Egypt

Cairo - Egypt's affiliate of the Islamic State group threatened Wednesday to execute a Croatian kidnapped in Cairo last month within 48 hours if Muslim women jailed in Egypt are not freed.

Facts about Egypt's 'new Suez canal'

Cairo - Egypt is to inaugurate an expansion of the Suez Canal on Thursday, which it is touting as a boost to world trade. Here are some facts about the project to increase the capacity of the key waterway connecting the Mediterranean to the Red Sea.

Egypt seeks cash, prestige boost with 'new Suez Canal'

Cairo - Egypt is set to inaugurate a "new Suez Canal" waterway touted as an achievement rivalling the digging of the original, as it seeks to boost both its economy and international standing.

Kerry assures allies Iran deal makes Mideast 'safer'

Cairo - US Secretary of State John Kerry sought to assure Middle East allies Sunday that the Iran nuclear deal would make them safer, as he began a regional tour in Egypt.

Kerry arrives in Qatar to assure Gulf allies over Iran deal

Doha - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Qatar on Sunday for talks with his Gulf Arab counterparts on the next leg of a regional tour to ease allies' concerns over the Iran nuclear deal.

Egypt court again postpones verdict in Jazeera retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court Sunday postponed for a second time its verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists, rescheduling it to August 29 in a move that sparked widespread criticism.

Kerry in Egypt on first leg of Mideast tour

Cairo - US Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Egypt on Saturday to relaunch a strategic partnership with Washington's longtime ally, at the start of a regional mini-tour, a correspondent said.

Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera retrial verdict

Cairo - An Egyptian court postponed Thursday its verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood, in a case that has sparked a global outcry.

Egyptian electrocuted trying to jump onto London-Paris train

Paris - An Egyptian man was fighting for his life on Wednesday after being electrocuted at a Paris station while trying to leap onto the Eurostar train to London, said a source close to the case.

Cairo furniture factory fire kills 25

Cairo - At least 25 people died in a fire that gutted an Egyptian furniture factory north of Cairo on Tuesday, a health ministry official said.

Egypt prolongs Sinai emergency rule, bomb wounds 18

Cairo - Egypt extended a state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula for three months, as a roadside bomb wounded 18 policemen Sunday in the insurgency-wracked region, security officials said.

Egypt completes first trial run of 'new Suez canal'

Cairo - Egypt on Saturday completed the first trial run of its "new Suez canal", officials said, ahead of the formal inauguration of the shipping route next month.

French defence minister visits Cairo after warplane deal

Cairo - French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian began a two-day visit to Cairo Saturday, just days after France delivered the first batch of 24 Rafale warplanes Egypt bought in a multi-billion-euro deal.
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Police officers protest in solidarity with the new 30 June revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood
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Police officers protest in solidarity with the new 30 June revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood
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Egyptians line up at polling stations to vote on draft constitution.
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Queen Nefertiti's remains might be found
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