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Pence heads to Mideast amid Israel embassy storm

Washington - US Vice President Mike Pence set off for the Middle East on Friday for a trip overshadowed by controversy over plans to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Egypt's President Sisi says will stand for re-election

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Friday he would stand in a presidential election due to take place in March."I announce to you in the honesty and transparency which we are used to...

Pence still to head to Mideast despite govt shutdown threat

Washington - US Vice President Mike Pence will still head to the Middle East late Friday for a high-stakes trip, despite the threat of a federal government shutdown looming over Washington, his spokeswoman said.

Egypt to hold presidential election March 26-28: authority

Cairo - Egyptians will head to the polls on March 26-28 in the first round of a presidential election, National Elections Authority chief Lasheen Ibrahim said Monday.A second round will be held on April 24-26 if required, he told a news conference in Cairo.

Egypt ex-PM Shafiq says will not stand for president in 2018

Cairo - Egypt's former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq said on Sunday that he will not now be a candidate in this year's presidential election, reversing a previous pledge to stand.

Egypt ex-PM Shafiq says will not stand for president in 2018

Cairo - Former Egyptian premier Ahmed Shafiq on Sunday announced he will not stand in the 2018 presidential elections, reversing a pledge to challenge at polls set to be dominated by leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt Copts mark Christmas Eve after bloody year

Egypt - Coptic Orthodox Christians packed Egypt's newly built Nativity of Christ Cathedral on Saturday for a Christmas Eve mass after a bloody year for a minority repeatedly targeted by jihadists.

Clashes in Cairo after detainee dies at police station

Cairo - Clashes erupted between Egyptian protesters and policemen on Saturday outside a Cairo police station over the death of a young man in custody, security sources said.The protesters torched 10 cars including three police vehicles, they said.

S. African tourist killed in Egypt balloon crash, 12 injured

Cairo - A South African tourist was killed and 12 other people were injured when a hot air balloon crashed near Egypt's ancient city of Luxor on Friday, a health ministry official said.

Egypt Copts to celebrate Christmas after bloody year

Cairo - Police in Egypt are boosting security around churches as Coptic Christians prepare to celebrate Orthodox Christmas on Sunday after a year of deadly jihadist attacks targeting the ancient community.

Two Christians killed in New Year attack on Egypt liquor store

Cairo - A gunman killed two Copts celebrating the New Year in an Egyptian alcohol shop early on Monday, judicial and security sources said, the latest deadly violence against the Christian minority.

Egypt's Morsi sentenced to three years in prison

Cairo - An Egyptian court sentenced ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to three years in prison along with 19 other defendants on Saturday for "insulting the judiciary," his lawyer said.

Gunman kills 9 in attack on Egypt church

Cairo - A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least nine people in the latest apparent jihadist attack on Egypt's Christian minority.

Gunman attacks church near Cairo, shot dead: police

Cairo - A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday and was shot dead by policemen, police officials said.

Gunman attacks church near Cairo, shot dead: police

Cairo - A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday and was shot dead by policemen, police officials said.

Briton sentenced to 3 years in Egypt for smuggling painkillers

Cairo - An Egyptian court sentenced a British woman to three years in prison on Tuesday, convicting her of trying to smuggle drugs into the country, a judicial official said.

Egypt FM to visit Ethiopia over Nile dam

Cairo - Egypt's top diplomat is to visit Addis Ababa Tuesday to discuss controversial Ethiopian plans to build a dam on the Nile that Cairo fears will impact its water supplies, his ministry said Monday.

Swiss extend assets freeze of Tunisia, Ukraine ex-leaders

Geneva - Switzerland said Wednesday it was extending by a year a freeze on the assets of ousted presidents Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia and Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine.

Cyprus, Greece, Egypt vow closer security cooperation in Mediterranean

Larnaca - Cyprus, Greece and Egypt on Thursday pledged closer cooperation on combatting terrorism and people trafficking, as they look to ratchet up maritime security in the Eastern Mediterranean, their defence ministers said.

Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt's first nuclear plant

Cairo - Egypt and Russia signed a contract on Monday for the building of Egypt's first nuclear power plant, during a visit to Cairo by President Vladimir Putin.

Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt's first nuclear plant

Cairo - Egypt and Russia signed a final contract on Monday for the building of Egypt's first nuclear power plant, during a visit to Cairo by President Vladimir Putin.

Egypt police arrest fugitive ex-interior minister Adly

Cairo - Egyptian police on Tuesday arrested former interior minister Habib al-Adly who had been on the run to avoid serving a prison sentence for embezzlement, his lawyer told AFP.

Lawyer demands to see Egypt president hopeful after 'deportation'

Cairo - A lawyer for former Egyptian premier and presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq on Sunday demanded access to him after he was reportedly deported from the United Arab Emirates to his homeland.

UAE 'deports' Egypt presidential hopeful Shafiq to Cairo: aides

Cairo - UAE officials on Saturday deported former Egyptian premier and presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq from the Gulf country he had been living in since 2012 to Egypt after he announced his candidacy in upcoming elections, two of his aides told AFP.

Egypt presidential hopeful says UAE bars him from leaving

Cairo - Egyptian ex-premier Ahmed Shafiq said Wednesday the United Arab Emirates had barred him from leaving the country, which the UAE denied, only hours after an announcement he would run for president in his homeland next year.

Former Egypt PM Ahmed Shafiq to run in 2018 presidential poll: aides

Cairo - Former Egyptian premier Ahmed Shafiq, who narrowly lost a 2012 election to a since ousted Islamist president, will challenge leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at a poll next year, two aides told AFP Wednesday.

IS silent on Egypt massacre decried even by supporters

Cairo - The gunmen who massacred more than 300 worshippers in an Egyptian mosque made no effort to conceal their identity -- they showed up raising the black banner of the self-styled "Islamic State", authorities and witnesses said.

Egypt police kill 11 suspected 'terrorists' in shootout: ministry

Cairo - Egyptian security forces killed 11 suspected "terrorist elements" during a raid on a hideout for militants providing support for jihadists in the northern Sinai, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

Deadly mosque attack puts Egypt Sinai strategy in spotlight

Cairo - Egypt's years-long military campaign against a jihadist insurgency in the north of the Sinai Peninsula is under increasing scrutiny following a devastating mosque attack last week.

Egypt's Sufis reeling but defiant after mosque massacre

Cairo - Sufi Muslims in Egypt plan to proceed with a major annual celebration despite a Sinai mosque massacre that killed more than 300 people and appeared to have targeted them.
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Afternoon prayers in the middle of protests in Egypt.
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Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
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Fishing scene depicting Rudj-Ka in the marshes.
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The Muslim Brotherhood has denounced the generals' apparent power grab
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