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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.

Top Egypt imam condemns 'horrific' New Zealand attacks

Apo - The grand imam of Egypt's famed Al-Azhar mosque and university has condemned a mass shooting targeting mosques in New Zealand on Friday as a "horrific terrorist attack".Attacks on two mosques in Christchurch left at least 49 dead.

Egypt's Sisi warns against dangers of protesting

Apo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned Sunday against the dangers of protesting, in the wake of widespread demonstrations in Algeria and neighbouring Sudan.

One police officer hurt, seven militants killed in Cairo: govt

Apo - An Egyptian police officer was wounded and seven suspected militants were killed Thursday in a firefight and raid in the capital Cairo, the interior ministry said.

Award-winning Egyptian photojournalist freed from jail

Apo - Award-winning Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid was released on Monday after spending nearly six years in prison following his arrest while covering a bloody crackdown on protests.

Award-winning Egyptian photojournalist freed from jail

Apo - Award-winning Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid was released on Monday after spending nearly six years in prison following his arrest while covering a bloody crackdown on protests, his lawyer said.

800 Palestinians allowed to exit Gaza for Mecca pilgrimage

Gaza - Some 800 Palestinians crossed Sunda from the Gaza Strip into Egypt on their initial stage of a pilgrimage to Mecca, the first time since 2014 Egyptian authorities have granted visas for such a trip.

Fiery crash at Cairo train station kills 20

Apo - A hurtling locomotive crashed, derailed and caught fire at Cairo's main train station on Wednesday, killing at least 20 people in the latest disaster to strike Egypt's rundown railways.

Fiery crash 'kills 20' at Cairo train station

Apo - A fiery train crash killed at least 20 people at Cairo's main station on Wednesday, security and medical sources said, in the latest disaster to strike Egypt's rundown railways.

Egypt to host Huawei's first MENA cloud platform: Cairo

Apo - Egypt will host Chinese telecom company Huawei's first cloud data platform in the Middle East and North Africa, Egypt's telecom ministry said in a statement.

Turkish President Erdogan lashes out at Sisi over Egypt executions

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, saying he refused to talk to "someone like him"."They killed nine young people recently.

Egypt court lifts ban on ride-hailing companies

Apo - A top Egyptian court on Saturday reversed a ban on ride-hailing companies including Uber and Careem, a judicial source said.

Egypt army says 8 jihadists killed in Sinai

Apo - Egypt's military said Wednesday that eight suspected jihadists who had taken part in a deadly attack on an army checkpoint last week were killed in the restive North Sinai.

Egypt denies New York Times journalist entry: report

Apo - Egyptian authorities have denied entry to a veteran New York Times journalist, the US-based newspaper reported on Tuesday.David Kirkpatrick arrived at Cairo airport on Monday but was barred from entering the country, the newspaper said.

Two policemen killed in Cairo explosion: interior ministry

Apo - An explosion in Cairo on Monday killed two policemen who were chasing a man believed to have planted an explosive device last week near a mosque, Egypt's interior ministry said.

Amnesty urges release of Egyptian lawyer held over yellow vests

Beirut - Rights group Amnesty International called Monday for the release of an Egyptian lawyer arrested after posing in a photo wearing a yellow vest symbolic of protests in France.

Egyptian troops hit by deadly jihadist attack in Sinai: army

Apo - An attack Saturday on an Egyptian army checkpoint in the restive Sinai Peninsula left 15 soldiers dead or wounded and seven of the suspected jihadist assailants killed, the military said.

Amnesty slams Egypt 'ban' on families visiting prisoners

London - Rights group Amnesty International on Friday slammed a "ban" it said Egyptian authorities have imposed on family visits to scores of detainees.President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has regularly been accused by rights groups of repressing opponents.

Egypt parliament votes to extend Sisi presidency

Apo - Egypt's parliament on Thursday gave preliminary approval to constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power after his second term ends in 2022.

Thirty years after Rushdie fatwa, blasphemy still a potent weapon

Islamabad - Thirty years after Iran called for the killing of Salman Rushdie, the British novelist remains a figure of hate for extremists across the Muslim world, and though the level of outrage has dropped, the issue of blasphemy is as incendiary as ever.

Egypt unveils more than 40 ancient mummies

Minia - They are more than 2,000 years old but remain in "good condition": Egypt on Saturday unveiled over 40 mummies dating back to the Ptolemaic era at a burial site in the centre of the country.

Egypt unveils more than 40 ancient Greek mummies

Minya - Researchers in Egypt have discovered more than 40 mummies at a burial site in central Egypt dating to the Ptolemaic era, the antiquities ministry said Saturday.

Macron presses Egypt's Sisi on respect for 'freedoms'

Apo - French President Emmanuel Macron pressed his Egyptian counterpart on human rights Monday, warning that stability and freedoms go hand-in-hand, on the second day of a visit aimed at boosting ties.

Egypt 'pardons Briton' jailed for smuggling painkillers

Apo - A British woman convicted in Egypt of smuggling painkillers has been granted early release after spending more than a year in prison, an Egyptian security source said Monday.

Fans baffled as Liverpool star Mohamed Salah goes offline

Apo - Fans were left baffled on Wednesday after Liverpool's star Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah appeared to have deleted all of his social media accounts where his followers number in the millions.
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A protester in Cairo holds up a sign asking for Hosni Mubarak's swift exit
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Egyptian archaeologists at work.
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Rescuers search for trapped victims after an apartment collapsed in Alexandria, Egypt.
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