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11 wounded, one critically, in bomb blast near Egypt court: Medics

Cairo - Eleven people were wounded, one critically, in a bomb explosion outside the Egyptian supreme court in Cairo on Monday, hospital officials said.

Egypt parliamentary polls delayed after court ruling

Cairo - Egypt's electoral commission said Sunday it is preparing a new timetable for parliamentary polls, delaying the March 21 vote after a court ruled parts of the election law unconstitutional.

Egypt brands Hamas a 'terrorist' group

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday branded the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas a "terrorist" group over its alleged links with jihadists behind deadly attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula.

More than 25,000 Egyptians flee Libya after beheadings

Cairo - More than 25,000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the Islamic State group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the foreign ministry said Friday.

Rights lawyer Clooney slams Canada over Al-Jazeera journalist

Montreal - Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney lashed out at the Canadian government, accusing Ottawa of "woefully inadequate" efforts to secure the repatriation of Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy from Egypt.

Cairo blasts target restaurant, cell phone companies

Cairo - One person was killed in a bombing outside a pizzeria in the Egyptian capital Thursday as other blasts hit a police station and offices of cell phone companies, a health official said.

Egypt sets Morsi trial verdict for prison break May 16

Cairo - An Egyptian court set May 16 for a verdict in the prison break trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, who could be sentenced to death if convicted, an official said Wednesday.

15,000 Egyptians flee Libya after warning

Cairo - Almost 15,000 Egyptians have flocked home from war-torn Libya via the border crossing at Sallum, state media reported Monday, after Islamic State group jihadists murdered 21 Coptic Christians.

Egypt jails 2011 revolt activist Abdel Fattah for five years

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced Alaa Abdel Fattah, a leading dissident in the 2011 uprising that toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak, to five years in prison over an illegal protest.

Gulf states back Qatar in row with Egypt over Libya

Riyadh - Gulf Arab states threw their support behind Qatar Thursday in a row with Egypt, which accused Doha of backing "terrorism" during heated discussions about Cairo's air strikes on jihadists in Libya.

Libya urges UN to lift arms embargo

New York - Libya's foreign minister urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to lift an arms embargo to allow the country's military to fight jihadists, amid growing alarm over the threat from the Islamic State group.

Egypt drops UN bid for Libya military intervention: ministry

Cairo - Egypt said Wednesday a draft UN Security Council resolution on Libya submitted by Arab states makes no mention of the international military intervention against jihadists that Cairo originally proposed.

Arabs to ask UN to ease Libya arms embargo

Cairo - Arab states will ask the UN Security Council Wednesday to lift an arms embargo on weapons sales to Libya's internationally recognised government for its fight against jihadists, Egypt said.

Egypt urges lifting embargo to arm Libya forces

Cairo - Egypt called Wednesday on the United Nations to lift an arms embargo on Libya as Cairo pushes for greater international efforts to combat jihadists in its war-torn neighbour.

Egyptian retaliation for Islamic State beheadings kills civilians

Egyptian airstrikes carried out in retaliation for the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians by Islamic State fighters have killed at least seven Libyan civilians.

ISIS vows to take down Rome

In the most recent propaganda video released by the militant group ISIS, the terroristic group vows to conquer Rome. Some say it is a blatant attack on Christians.

Egypt state media says Morsi not to face fifth trial

Cairo - Egypt's former president Mohamed Morsi, deposed by the army in 2013, will not stand trial for incitement to murder over deadly protests that followed his ouster, state media reported Tuesday.

Egypt pushes for UN-backed intervention against Libya jihadists

Cairo - Egypt called Tuesday for UN-backed international intervention in Libya after launching air strikes on Islamic State targets in retaliation for the jihadist group's beheading of Egyptian Christians.

Renzi puts brakes on military action as Italy frets over Libya

Rome - Italy on Monday ruled out military intervention in Libya in the short term, despite mounting concern in Rome over the country's exposure to the fallout from the chaos engulfing its former colony.

France signs deal with Egypt for first export of Rafale jets

Cairo - France on Monday signed its first export contract for Rafale fighter jets, with Egypt agreeing to buy 24 of the warplanes, an AFP correspondent said.

Egypt strikes Libya jihadists after beheadings video

Cairo - Egypt carried out air strikes against Islamic State group targets in Libya on Monday after the jihadists posted a video showing the decapitation of 21 Coptic Christians, the military said.

France set to ink controversial jet sale to Egypt

Paris - France and Egypt are poised to sign a multi-billion-euro deal for the first foreign sale of the Rafale fighter jet despite human rights concerns. French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was to travel to Cairo Monday to ink the 5.2-billion-euro ($5.

IS in Libya says it has beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians

Cairo - The Islamic State group in Libya released a video on Sunday purportedly showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians, prompting Egypt's president to threaten a "suitable" punishment for the killings.

Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy released on bail in Egypt

Cairo - Mohamed Fahmy, the Al Jazeera journalist jailed in Egypt for a year, has been released on $41,000 bail. Fahmy was born in Egypt but is a Canadian citizen. He gave up his Egyptian citizenship as part of a deal that was supposed to end in his release.

Al-Jazeera journalists freed from Egypt prison

Cairo - Two Al-Jazeera journalists were freed from an Egyptian prison Friday pending retrial, their families said, after spending more than a year in jail in a case that provoked global uproar.

Egypt frees Jazeera journalists pending retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court ordered the release of two jailed Al-Jazeera journalists Thursday pending retrial, after they spent more than 400 days in prison in a case that sparked worldwide outrage.

Egypt frees Jazeera journalists pending retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court ordered the release of two jailed Al-Jazeera journalists Thursday pending retrial, after they spent more than 400 days in prison in a case that sparked worldwide outrage.

Jazeera journalists freed on first day of Egypt retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court ordered the release of two jailed Al-Jazeera journalists Thursday pending retrial, after they spent more than 400 days in prison in a case that sparked worldwide outrage.

Egypt frees Jazeera reporters pending retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of two Al-Jazeera journalists pending their retrial for allegedly supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt frees Jazeera reporters pending retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of two Al-Jazeera journalists pending their retrial for allegedly supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
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Egyptian defense minister colonel general Abdul-fatah Al-sisi
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Islamists near Istanbul protest in support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Syria
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Protesters destroy an American flag pulled down from the U.S. embassy in Cairo
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Police officers protest in solidarity with the new 30 June revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood
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Refugees from Libya on the Libyan border
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An overview of Cairo is seen here, the location of many of Egypt's recent protests and a major city in Egypt.
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Egyptian F-16. Air-to-air refueling operations.
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In this December 8, 2012, file photo, the supreme guide of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie speaks during a news conference at the Brotherhood's main office in Cairo
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Global demonstrations took place to protest the imprisonment of Malachi York who many believe to be innocent of his charges. Some think that his arrest is part of a grander scheme.
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Image grab from Egyptian state television Al-Masriya on March 26, 2014 shows General Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi announcing resignation from military position to stand in the upcoming presidential elections during a televised address in Cairo
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Two captured and beaten pro-Mubarak men sit in a makeshift anti-government prison at the Sadat metro station.
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Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
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scuffle on the set of an Egyptian TV Candid Camera type show when the guest attacks the female host. Still from YouTube video.
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Afternoon prayers in the middle of protests in Egypt.
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Students of Cairo University, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, shout slogans against the military and interior ministry during a demonstration in front of riot police at the main gate of the university around Al Nahda square in Cairo November 24, 2013, to commemorate the passing of 100 days since security forces cleared the vigils in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi at Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares
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Egypt says the Turkish ambassador to Egypt Huseyin Avni Botsali must go, accusing Ankara of backing unnamed organizations bent on undermining the country
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Egyptian Brotherhood's Mohamed Badie (R), Essam Sultan (C) and Mohamed el-Beltagy (L) gestures from the defendants cage during their trial in the capital Cairo on June 7, 2014
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