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Egypt News

Egypt court bails top 2011 revolt activist Abdel Fattah

Cairo - An Egyptian court Monday ordered the release on bail of Alaa Abdel Fattah, a top activist of the revolt against ex-president Hosni Mubarak, at his retrial in a case where he had been sentenced to 15 years.

Arab League likely to approve military action against ISIS

Cairo - The head of Arab League has called for military and political action against the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Op-Ed: Is U.S. administration again using the NYTimes as its mouthpiece?

Tripoli - Four senior U.S. officials told the New York Times that the first two attacks targeting Islamist militia in Tripoli were a joint operation of Egypt and the UAE.

Palestinian leader Abbas offers to return to Egypt for Gaza talks

Cairo - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas agreed Saturday to return to Cairo to resume ceasefire talks with Israel and Hamas but neither warring party has committed to participate.

Two killed in Cairo as Morsi backers clash with opponents

Cairo - Two people were killed as supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi clashed in Cairo after Friday prayers, security officials said, a day after five people died in sporadic violence.

5 dead in Egypt as pro-Islamists mark Rabaa anniversary

Cairo - At least five people were killed in sporadic violence in Egypt on Thursday after Islamists called protests to mark the first anniversary of a police crackdown that cost the lives of hundreds of demonstrators.

Palestinians say ceasefire with Israel extended for five days

Cairo - Palestinian negotiators in Cairo say a new ceasefire agreement has been reached with Israel to allow further negotiations on a longer-term deal.

Egypt's Mubarak gives passionate defence, verdict due Sept 27

Cairo - An Egyptian court said it will deliver its verdict in the murder trial of Hosni Mubarak on September 27, in a session Wednesday in which the ousted strongman passionately defended his 30-year rule.

Year after Cairo carnage, Sisi turns page on Arab Spring

Cairo - A year after a bloody Cairo crackdown, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has tightened his grip on Egypt, crushed the Muslim Brotherhood, jailed top opponents and turned the page on the Arab Spring, critics say.

Putin vows to boost arms sales to Egypt's Sisi

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday promised Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to speed up the delivery of billions of dollars in arms and invited Cairo to forge free trade ties with a Moscow-led customs bloc.

New 72-hour Gaza truce agreed in Cairo: Palestinians

Cairo - A new 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza has been agreed following mediation by Egypt, a Palestinian official said Sunday, although there was no immediate confirmation from Israel.

Egypt bans Islamist's Freedom and Justice Party

Cairo - The Egyptian ruling military establishment dismantled Saturday the Freedom and Justice Party, political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, signalling an end to the Islamists' prospects in politics.

Egypt dissolves Muslim Brotherhood political wing

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday ordered the dissolution of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the already banned Muslim Brotherhood movement.

Egypt truce plan 'real chance' to end Gaza clashes, says Sisi

Cairo - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday an Egyptian truce plan provides a "real chance" to end the Gaza conflict, stressing the need for its speedy implementation.

Op-Ed: The Egyptian Connection

In light of recent speculation about plans in Turkey to send another IHH (Humanitarian Relief Foundation) flotilla to the Gaza Strip one sees an apt opportunity to reevaluate the disastrous Mavi Marmara raid of 2010.

Australian journalist jailed in Egypt to appeal

Sydney - Jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste will lodge an appeal against the conviction and seven-year sentence handed down by an Egyptian court, his family said Friday.

Gaza cease fire proposals ongoing amid confusion

Gaza - An early cease fire proposal supported by Egypt, Israel, Abbas, and others without consultation with Hamas failed. However, there is considerable diplomatic activity attempting to forge a new proposal that will gain approval from Hamas as well.

Gunmen kill 21 Egyptian soldiers in checkpoint attack

Cairo - Egypt's military said militants firing machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border checkpoint Saturday, killing 21 soldiers in one of the biggest assaults on security forces in years.

Turkey PM Erdogan slams Egypt's 'illegitimate tyrant' Sisi

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday slammed Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as an illegitimate tyrant, saying that Cairo could not be relied upon to negotiate a ceasefire with Israel. "Is Sisi a party (to a ceasefire)?

Op-Ed: Internal and external clashing in Egypt

The situation in Egypt looks grim as the violence continues. New laws being passed to violate protestors would-be rights and struggle to keep the peace and security clash.

Op-Ed: Why Hamas rejected Egypt's truce proposal

Jerusalem - Apparently, a ceasefire proposal that ignores the demands of one party to the conflict negotiated by a country that is an enemy — and has declared Hamas a terrorist organization — is supposed to be accepted or else more Israel slaughter will be justif

7 jailed for life over sexual assaults in Cairo square

Cairo - Seven men were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison over sexual assaults at Cairo's Tahrir Square, following a pledge by Egypt's new authorities to tackle an epidemic in such crimes.

First Israeli killed as cease-fire rejected

Tel Aviv - Shortly after a cease-fire was rejected and fighting resumed between Gaza and Israel, Tel Aviv suffered its first fatality. A mortar killed a rabbi distributing food.

Israel kills at least 20 in attack on Gaza Strip

Jerusalem - Israel bombed suspected Hamas militant sites across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing at least 20 Palestinians but prompting a barrage of missile firings at its own population centers.

Egypt leader's comments on Jazeera reporters encourages Greste family

Sydney - The family of jailed journalist Peter Greste Monday said they were encouraged by Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi saying he "wished" the Australian had never been put on trial.

Egypt's Sisi 'wishes' jailed Jazeera reporters not tried

Cairo - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Sunday he "wished" three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists including an Australian had not been put on trial, conceding the case had been damaging, a newspaper reported.

Blast in Egypt train as police crush pro-Morsi protests

Cairo - A bomb blast in a train and clashes between protesters and security forces rocked Egypt, as police quashed demonstrations marking the anniversary of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's ouster.

Blast in Egypt train as police crush pro-Morsi protests

Cairo - Two people were killed in clashes, and a bomb blast in a train wounded nine, security officials said, as police quashed protests marking the anniversary Thursday of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi's ouster.

Egypt police killed defusing bombs near presidential palace

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged "retribution" after two police officers were killed defusing bombs outside his Cairo palace Monday, almost a year after he overthrew his predecessor.

Two dead as bombs hit Cairo telecom centre

Cairo - Two bombings on Saturday in a Cairo suburb killed a teenager and her mother, officials said, the latest in a wave of blasts to hit the Egyptian capital this week.
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Protestors in Egypt.
Protestors in Egypt.
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Egyptian military police in Alexandria.
Egyptian military police in Alexandria.
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Anti and pro-Mubarak protesters clash at Tahrir square  in Cairo  Egypt  02 February 2011.
Anti and pro-Mubarak protesters clash at Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, 02 February 2011.
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A boy on a military tank in Cairo during recent protests
A boy on a military tank in Cairo during recent protests
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Al-Azhar University student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Morsi...
Al-Azhar University student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Morsi make the four-finger Rabaa gesture as they hold tear gas canisters during clashes with riot police and residents of the area at the Al-Azhar University campus in Cairo
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What Bryn discovered was quite simple. He believes that the Egyptians invented the modern building g...
What Bryn discovered was quite simple. He believes that the Egyptians invented the modern building grid, by separating the structure’s measuring system from the physical building itself, thus introducing tolerance, as it is called in today’s engineering and architectural professions.
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Anti Morsi protests in Cairo
Anti Morsi protests in Cairo
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Workers reconstructing one of the sphinx statues from the road of Nectanebo I.
Workers reconstructing one of the sphinx statues from the road of Nectanebo I.
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The Egyptian Revolution - January 2011
The Egyptian Revolution - January 2011
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Protesters at Toronto s Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
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Demonstrators at Cairo's Tahrir Square
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Army deployment cheered by the Egyptian public
Army deployment cheered by the Egyptian public
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Egypt s Tahrir Square  Feb. 8  2011
Egypt's Tahrir Square, Feb. 8, 2011
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A man walks near debris after an explosion near a security building in Egypt's Nile Delta city of Mansoura in Dakahlyia province, about 120 km (75 miles) northeast of Cairo, December 24, 2013, killing 13 people and wounding more than 130
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Egyptian archaeologists at work.
Egyptian archaeologists at work.
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Men voting in Shubra, Cairo, as an army soldier guards the door to the class
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