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European DNA linked to Egyptians who migrated north out of Africa

"Walk like an Egyptian" say the words of the song, and it seems that Europeans and Asians did just that, when they migrated north from Africa tens of thousands of years ago.

Egypt road crash kills 13 policemen, 3 others

Cairo - Sixteen people were killed, all but three of them Egyptian policemen, in a collision between a police vehicle and a truck south of Cairo, authorities said on Saturday.

Al-Azhar says met French far-right head to 'show true Islam'

Cairo - Al-Azhar, the highest seat in Sunni Islam, on Friday defended its meeting with France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen as an opportunity to show her the religion's "true face".

Morsi, secular camp in dock for 'insulting' Egypt judiciary

Cairo - Ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi went on trial Saturday alongside several secular figures behind Egypt's 2011 uprising, underlining a crackdown on all forms of dissent.

Egypt using sex attacks to crush opposition: rights group

Paris - Egyptian security forces have stepped up sexual attacks against detainees since the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi, using them as a "cynical political strategy" to crush opposition, a rights group charged Tuesday.

Egypt death sentence for Morsi, 100 others alarms U.S., EU

Cairo - The United States and Europe expressed alarm at death sentences for Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi and dozens of others, a verdict experts called a declaration of "total war" on his Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt hangs six convicted Islamist militants

Cairo - Egyptian authorities on Sunday hanged six men convicted of killing soldiers, police said, ignoring appeals to spare them amid allegations two of them had been in custody at the time of their alleged crimes.

Morsi verdict alarms US, experts see 'war' on Brotherhood

Cairo - The United States expressed alarm Sunday at death sentences for Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi and dozens of others, a verdict experts called a declaration of "total war" on his Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt's Morsi: From election triumph to death sentence

Cairo - Mohamed Morsi, who was sentenced to death on Saturday, was Egypt's first democratically elected president until the army overthrew him after a year of tumultuous rule sparked mass street protests.

Gunmen shoot dead three Egypt judges in Sinai: Police

Cairo - Gunmen shot dead three Egyptian judges Saturday in the strife-torn Sinai Peninsula, where security forces are battling an Islamist insurgency spearheaded by an affiliate of the Islamic State group, police said.

Erdogan condemns Morsi verdict as return to 'ancient Egypt'

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday condemned the death sentence handed out by an Egyptian court to former president Mohamed Morsi, saying it recalled "ancient Egypt".

Egypt sentences deposed Islamist president Morsi to death

Cairo - An Egyptian court sentenced deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to death on Saturday for his role in a mass jailbreak during the 2011 uprising.

Cairo blasts strain Egypt's bomb squad

Cairo - Egyptian bomb disposal expert Diaa Fathy had long predicted he would die in a flash, before that fateful day in January when a bomb exploded on a busy road leading to the pyramids.

Egypt's Morsi faces death penalty in spy, jailbreak trials

Cairo - Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, already jailed for 20 years for inciting violence against protesters, faces the death penalty Saturday for espionage and jailbreak nearly two years after his overthrow.

School children jailed for making fun of Islamic State

Four school children in Egypt are facing up to five years in jail, while a fifth child is on the run. A school teacher is also facing seven years in jail. The crime? Making fun of the Islamic State.

Egypt court sentences Mubarak to three years for corruption

Cairo - An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced ousted president Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison on corruption accusations, after he was cleared of murder charges in another case.

Egypt jails 69 Islamists for torching church

Cairo - An Egyptian court Wednesday jailed 69 Islamists for life for torching a church near Cairo in August 2013, as anger flared over a crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

For desperate migrants, shipwrecks a risk worth taking

Alexandria - Syrian refugee Fares al-Bashawat knows his two daughters may drown trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. But he says leaving them behind would be an even worse fate.

Egypt's Morsi jailed for 20 years over protester deaths

Cairo - An Egyptian court Tuesday sentenced ex-president Mohamed Morsi to 20 years over abuses of protesters but acquitted him of charges that would have seen the Islamist leader face the death penalty.

Egypt court sentences 11 to death over 2012 football riot

Cairo - An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced 11 football fans to death after a retrial over a 2012 stadium riot in the canal city of Port Said that left 74 people dead.

Egypt's Morsi faces possible death penalty in first verdict

Cairo - Egypt's ex-president Mohamed Morsi faces being sentenced to death Tuesday on charges of inciting the killing of protestors in the first verdict against him nearly two years after his fall from power.

Egypt jails top Morsi aide for abuse of power

Cairo - A Cairo criminal court jailed deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's former chief of staff for three years Wednesday after he was convicted of abusing his powers, an official said.

12 killed in IS bombings in Egypt's Sinai

Cairo - Two bomb attacks targeting security forces in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula on Sunday killed at least 12 people, including six soldiers and five policemen, officials said.

Egypt court confirms death sentence for Brotherhood head, 13 others

Cairo - A Cairo court confirmed death sentences for Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 13 others over Islamist protest violence, while the jailing of a US-Egyptian citizen for life was slammed by the White House.

Egypt court confirms death sentence for Brotherhood chief, 11 others

Cairo - A Cairo court confirmed death sentences for Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 11 other defendants on Saturday, and jailed a US-Egyptian citizen for life over Islamist protest violence.

IS in Egypt claims soldier's execution-style killing

Cairo - Egyptian jihadists who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group have posted a video online appearing to show them shooting dead an Egyptian soldier and beheading another captive.

ECOWAS says no plans for April 8 summit on Boko Haram

Abuja - West African bloc ECOWAS on Sunday withdrew an earlier statement announcing a regional summit on April 8 to discuss the Boko Haram threat, saying no such meeting was planned for that day.

Egypt jihadists kill 15 soldiers and two civilians in Sinai

Cairo - Jihadists in Egypt's Sinai killed 15 soldiers and two civilians in attacks on checkpoints on Thursday, security officials said, the deadliest in months despite a massive army campaign against the insurgents.

Egypt signs up to Ethiopian Nile dam deal, citing trust

Khartoum - Egypt on Monday agreed to a preliminary deal with Ethiopia on a new dam project that Cairo feared would hamper the flow of the Nile, the river on which it depends.

Egypt policeman to face trial in death of woman protester

Cairo - Egypt's state prosecutor referred on Tuesday a police officer to trial for allegedly shooting to death a leftist female protester during a peaceful rally in central Cairo.
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