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US, Egypt warn Turkey over drilling off Cyprus

Apo - The United States and Egypt on Tuesday warned Turkey against escalating tensions in the eastern Mediterranean over its attempt to drill for oil and gas in the waters off Cyprus.

Egypt asks Interpol to trace Tutankhamun relic over ownership docs

Apo - Egypt has asked international police agency Interpol to track down a 3,000-year-old Tutankhamun artefact that was sold in London for $6 million despite fierce opposition from Cairo, government officials said.Christie's auction house sold the 28.

Tutankhamun relic sells for $6 mn in London despite Egyptian outcry

London - A 3,000-year-old quartzite head of Egyptian "Boy King" Tutankhamun was auctioned off for $6 million Thursday in London despite a fierce outcry from Cairo.Christie's auction house sold the 28.

Tutankhamun bust faces London sale despite Egyptian outcry

London - A 3,000-year-old bust of Egyptian "Boy King" Tutankhamun goes under the hammer on Thursday in London despite an outcry from Cairo.Christie's auction house expects the 28.5-centimetre (11-inch) quartz relic to fetch more than £4 million ($5 million, 4....

Tutankhamun sculpture's London auction sparks Egyptian outcry

London - A 3,000-year-old head sculpture of an eternally-young Tutankhamun -- the Egyptian pharaoh known as King Tut -- goes under the hammer this week in London despite an outcry from Cairo.Christie's expects the 28.

Egypt says 7 policemen killed in Sinai jihadist attack

Apo - Seven police officers have been killed in a jihadist attack in restive North Sinai, Egypt's interior ministry said Wednesday.The attack near the regional capital El-Arish targeted an "assembly centre" for police, according to the ministry.

Egypt accuses UN of seeking to 'politicise' Morsi death

Apo - Egypt accused the United Nations on Wednesday of seeking to "politicise" the death of the country's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi by calling for an "independent inquiry".

Egypt's Morsi likely 'more popular' after death

Apo - Unpopular in power and deposed after huge protests, Egypt's ex-president Mohamed Morsi could be humanised in the eyes of many Egyptians after his death in court Monday.

Egypt's former president Morsi buried in Cairo

Apo - Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried in Cairo on Tuesday, his lawyer said, a day after he collapsed in court and died.

Morsi: from Egypt election triumph to death as inmate

Apo - Mohamed Morsi, who died Monday aged 67, was Egypt's first democratically elected president but spent just one turbulent year in office after the 2011 uprising before the army toppled him.

Egypt former president Morsi dies after falling ill in court

Apo - Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi, an Islamist who was ousted after one year of divisive rule, died after falling ill during a court hearing on Monday, the attorney general said. He was 67.

Egypt, Jordan, Morocco to attend US Mideast peace conference

Washington - Egypt, Morocco and Jordan have agreed to attend the unveiling of the economic component of a new US peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the White House said on Wednesday.

Eid attack kills 8 Egypt police in Sinai

Apo - Militants killed eight Egyptian policemen at a checkpoint in the restive Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, authorities said, as the country marked the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

Sinai militants kill 8 Egypt police: interior ministry

Apo - Militants killed eight Egyptian policemen on Wednesday at a checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, centre of a long-running jihadist insurgency, the interior ministry said."Terrorist elements targeted a checkpoint west of El-Arish early this morning...

Every night, jail becomes home for leading Egyptian dissident

Apo - The days and nights of Alaa Abdel Fattah, Egypt's leading dissident, follow a disorienting rhythm where he is freed every morning from a filthy police cell and then jailed again at sunset.

HRW accuses Egypt forces, militants of Sinai 'war crimes'

Beirut - Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused both Egyptian security forces and insurgents of committing "war crimes" in North Sinai, the scene of a bloody years-long insurgency and military crackdown.

Egypt unfreezes assets of Mubarak-era interior minister

Apo - Egypt has unfrozen the assets of its Mubarak-era interior minister, who was acquitted on all corruption-related charges earlier this month, a judicial source confirmed Sunday.

Sudan military council chief visits Egypt

Apo - The head of Sudan's ruling military council arrived Saturday in Cairo, where he is to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Egyptian presidency said.

Egypt raises electricity prices to spur economic recovery

Apo - Egypt's electricity minister announced a further price rise Tuesday, the latest in a series of austerity measures aimed at getting the country's economy back on track.

12 suspected jihadists killed in Egypt raids: ministry

Apo - Twelve suspected jihadists were killed Monday in police raids near Cairo, Egypt's interior ministry said, a day after a bomb blast injured 17 people including tourists near the Giza pyramids.

Bomb blast hits tourist bus near Egypt pyramids

G - A bomb blast hit a tourist bus near Egypt's famed Giza pyramids on Sunday, wounding some of them, including South Africans, in the latest blow to the country's tourism industry.

Blast hits Egypt tourist bus, 17 injured: security, medical sources

Apo - An explosion struck a tourist bus on Sunday near Egypt's famed pyramids, injuring 17 people including foreigners, security and medical sources said.

Egypt's Sisi hosts Abu Dhabi crown prince amid Gulf tensions

Apo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday met Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the presidency said, amid rising tensions in the Gulf.

Libya's Haftar in second Cairo trip since Tripoli offensive

Apo - Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar was in Cairo on Thursday for the second time since he launched a military offensive on his country's capital, the Egyptian presidency said.

US aircraft carrier passes Suez Canal on Iran deployment

Apo - American aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln passed through the Suez Canal Thursday, Egyptian authorities said, as a US strike group heads towards the Gulf amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran.

Blacklisting Muslim Brotherhood could radicalise members: analysts

Apo - Washington is considering blacklisting the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation, but experts warn the move would risk radicalising its members and further destabilising the Arab world.

Trump mulls designating Muslim Brotherhood 'terrorist' group

Washington - President Donald Trump is considering placing the Muslim Brotherhood on a US blacklist of "foreign terrorist organizations," the White House said Tuesday.

Egypt's rebounding tourism threatens Red Sea corals

Hurgada - In serene turquoise waters off Egypt's Red Sea coast, scuba divers ease among delicate pink jellyfish and admire coral -- yet a rebounding tourism sector threatens the fragile marine ecosystem.

Egypt referendum firms up Sisi rule as regional unrest flares

Apo - As mass protests rock other Arab countries, a snap referendum in Egypt has gone against the grain and cemented President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's rule for years to come.

Egyptians vote in referendum to extend Sisi's rule

Apo - Egyptians started voting Saturday in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former coup leader who presents himself as a rock of stability in a turbulent region.
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Egyptian security crackdown leaves 149 dead
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PORTAL: The now-closed Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip is shown in 2009.
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Egyptian archaeologists at work.
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An Egyptian man celebrates news that Hosni Mubarak will step down as president
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