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Blockbuster King Tut show breaks French attendance record

Paris - A major show of artefacts found in the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun in Paris has smashed visitor records for a French exhibition, after being extended to cope with huge crowds.The La Villette hall in northeast Paris has sold more than 1.

Palestinian politician's family accuse Egypt of arresting son

Apo - The family of prominent Palestinian politician Nabil Shaath accused Egyptian authorities on Wednesday of arresting Shaath's son Ramy last month.

Facelift of Cairo's Baron Palace sparks outcry

Apo - Egyptian authorities have defended renovation works at a historic Cairo palace after the site's new look sparked mockery on social media.The site, dubbed the Baron Palace, was built between 1907 and 1911 by wealthy Belgian industrialist Edouard Empain....

'Nightmare' as Egypt aided China to detain Uighurs

Apo - Abdulmalik Abdulaziz, an Uighur student, was arrested and handcuffed by Egyptian police and when they removed his blindfold he was surprised to see Chinese officials questioning him in custody.

Deadly Cairo blast caused by explosives-packed car

Apo - A huge blast which killed 20 people in Cairo was caused by a speeding car packed with explosives, Egyptian officials said Monday as witnesses described carnage.

Egypt's Sisi calls deadly car blast 'terrorist incident'

Apo - A huge blast which killed 20 people in central Cairo was caused by a speeding car packed with explosives, Egyptian officials said Monday as the president decried a "terrorist incident".

Kushner meets Egypt's Sisi for Mideast peace plan talks

Apo - US President Donald Trump's advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner met Thursday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo to discuss Washington's plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

BA resumes Cairo flights after security review

London - British Airways said Thursday it would resume flights to Cairo following a week's suspension, having reviewed its security measures.BA flights to and from the Egyptian capital will start again on Friday, it said in a statement.

Egypt chides BA for 'unilateral' decision to ground flights

Apo - Egypt's civil aviation minister criticised British Airways on Sunday, a day after it suspended flights to Cairo citing security concerns.

BA suspends flights to Cairo on security grounds

London - British Airways said Saturday it had suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precautionary measure following a security review.

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.
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