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Egypt court upholds life sentence against Brotherhood leader

Apo - An Egyptian appeals court on Saturday upheld a life sentence against the Muslim Brotherhood's supreme guide Mohamed Badie for "planning violent attacks", judicial officials and his lawyer said.

Egypt army says 8 soldiers, 14 jihadists killed in Sinai attack

Apo - Egypt's army said jihadists wearing explosive belts tried to storm a military camp in the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday in an assault that left eight soldiers and 14 attackers dead.

Russia, Egypt resume direct flights two years after attack

Moscow - Russia and Egypt are to resume direct flights on Wednesday following a more than two-year hiatus after a bomb downed a Russian charter over the Sinai peninsula in 2015.

Trump congratulates Egypt's Sisi after dubious vote

Washington - US President Donald Trump congratulated Egyptian former general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on securing another four years as president, hailing the "strategic partnership" between the two countries Monday.

Egypt's Sisi sweeps vote with 97 percent, turnout down

Apo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi swept to a second term with 97 percent of valid votes, official results showed Monday, dominating an election last week that saw him face no serious rivals.

Sisi wins Egypt election with 97 percent of valid votes: official

Apo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected for a second term with 97.08 percent of valid votes cast in an election last week, the election authority said Monday.

Egypt's Sisi wins second term with 96.9% of vote: state media

Apo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has won a second term with 96.9 percent of valid votes, state media reported on Friday, raising a previous tally from the preliminary count.

Sisi, Egypt's undisputed leader and 'father figure'

Cairo - With his trademark black sunglasses and blanket media presence, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, elected this week to a second term in office, projects an air of benign paternalism.

Egypt's Sisi wins second term with 92% of vote: state media

Apo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected for a second term with about 92 percent of the vote, preliminary results showed on Thursday, with just over 40 percent of voters casting ballots.

Egypt votes for third day with eyes on turnout

Apo - Egyptians voted Wednesday on the third day of a presidential election guaranteed to hand a second term to Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, leaving turnout as the only contest.

Egyptians vote in second day of election

Apo - Polls opened in Egypt on Tuesday for the second day of a presidential election incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win easily against a little-known rival.

Egypt heads to polls to choose between Sisi and 'rival'

Apo - Egyptians headed to the polls Monday in a presidential election to choose between incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and a little-known politician who has struggled to make the case he is a serious contender.

Egypt heads to polls to choose between Sisi and 'rival'

Apo - Egyptians vote in a presidential election Monday to choose between incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and a little-known candidate who has struggled to make the case he is not Sisi's minion.

Policeman dead in pre-election bombing in Egypt's Alexandria

Alexandria - A policeman was killed in a bomb attack Saturday targeting the security chief of Egypt's Alexandria, officials said, two days before the start of presidential election.

Egypt: pyramids, desert and military rule

Apo - Egypt, known worldwide for its ancient pyramids, is the Arab world's most populous country and has been under military control for decades.It is ruled by ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is assured of a second term in elections next week.

Egyptians to vote Monday, Sisi re-election guaranteed

Apo - Egyptians will choose their next president in elections starting Monday, with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi expected to easily secure a second four-year term.

Egypt opens Gaza border for two days

Gaza - Egypt opened its largely sealed border with the Gaza Strip on Friday for two days, Palestinian authorities said.

In Egypt's impoverished south, Sisi is voters' only choice

Qena - In the Egyptian village of Abu Shosha, far south of Cairo, residents hit hard by economic hardships are planning to vote for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in elections starting on Monday.

Ahead of Egypt vote, most Christians put faith in Sisi

Apo - On the streets of Cairo's Shubra district, many Coptic Christians -- but not all -- say they will support President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in his re-election bid on Monday.

Cairo voters back native son Sisi despite economic woes

Apo - In Cairo's El-Gamaleya neighbourhood where Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi grew up, residents reeling from rising prices plan to support the incumbent in this month's presidential election despite economic woes.

Egypt military says 36 jihadists, 4 soldiers killed in Sinai

Apo - Egypt's military said Monday that 36 jihadists, an officer and three soldiers were killed over five days during a sweeping operation against Islamic State group militants in the Sinai.

Egypt sees tourism rebound ahead of vote

Hurgada - Egypt is seeing a promising rebound in tourism following devastating jihadist attacks, in welcome news to the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as he seeks re-election this month.

Egypt army says 16 jihadists killed in Sinai operation

Apo - Egypt's military said Sunday 16 jihadists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against Islamic State group jihadists in Sinai.

Saudi crown prince discusses economy on Egypt trip

Apo - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman continued a visit to Egypt on Monday focused on economic cooperation, with Riyadh agreeing a $10 billion investment with Cairo for a futuristic mega city project.

4 soldiers, 10 jihadists killed in Egypt Sinai campaign

Cairo - Egypt's military said on Sunday four soldiers and 10 jihadists were killed in a military operation in Sinai against Islamic State group jihadists.

Saudi crown prince sets off on maiden foreign tour

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's crown prince lands in Egypt Sunday on the first leg of his maiden foreign tour as heir to the throne, a diplomatic charm offensive that follows his stunning rise to power.

Egypt's Sisi warns 'defaming' army is treason

El Hammam - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told media on Thursday they should prevent defamation of the military, which he warned would be seen as "high treason" amid a campaign to crush Sinai jihadists.

US warns law enforcement partners of spreading IS threat

Washington - The United States warned judicial and law enforcement officials from around the world of the dangers posed by an increasingly de-centralized Islamic State group spreading to new regions.

10 killed as Egypt trains collide: health ministry

Egypt - At least 10 people were killed and 15 wounded Wednesday as two trains collided in Egypt, the latest in a string of deadly accidents on the North African country's railways, the health ministry said.

Egypt presidential race starts with Sisi favourite to win

Cairo - Campaigning began in Egypt's presidential election on Saturday with incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi likely to romp to victory in the absence of a serious challenger in the two-candidate race.
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Old Kingdom boat burial discovered at Abusir in Egypt by Czech mission.
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David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, at the World Economic Forum
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Egypt on April 6, 2010
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The mummies were found in deep shafts hacked into the limestone bedrock beneath the surface of the desert.
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Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
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Thousands of protesters attended a rally in Tahrir Square to call on the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to transfer power to a civilian administration and to honour the revolution's martyrs
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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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Carvings and artifacts at Karnak Temple at Luxor.
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Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
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Men voting in Shubra, Cairo, as an army soldier guards the door to the class
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Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
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Egyptian protestors being fired upon by a water cannon in January 2011
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Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square.
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A Bangladeshi man waits at the immigration centre in Sallum, Egypt, near the border with Libya, as his passport is checked by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Bangladeshi embassy officials. He is among the thousands stranded in this border town after fleeing the ongoing crisis in Libya.
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Serious crowd violence following an Egyptian league match between Al Masry and Al-Ahly left over 70 people dead and up to one thousand injured
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Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
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Egyptian military leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
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Egyptian defense minister colonel general Abdul-fatah Al-sisi
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