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'World's heaviest woman' dies in Abu Dhabi hospital

Abu Dhabi - An Egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman died Monday of heart and kidney failure at an Abu Dhabi hospital, following months of treatment to help her lose weight and one day walk again.

Egypt's Sisi urges Palestinians to unite, co-exist with Israel

New York - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday urged Palestinians to unite and "be ready to co-exist" in peace with Israelis, in his address to the United Nations.

Egypt's Sisi meets Israeli PM at UN for first public talks

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu publicly for the first time in New York to discuss Middle East peace after US President Donald Trump said he would push for resuming stalled negotiations.

Egypt says Sisi met Israel PM at UN for first public talks

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York to discuss the Middle East peace process in their first public talks, his office said on Tuesday.

Egypt court upholds life sentence for Morsi in Qatar case

Cairo - A top court on Saturday upheld a life sentence against Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on charges stemming from a trial over spying for Qatar, a judicial official and his lawyer said.

Egypt, once top Hep C sufferer, draws cure seekers

Like millions in Egypt, Ahmed Nada suffered silently from Hepatitis C. But the country is turning from the world's most afflicted by the disease to a global destination for those seeking a cure.

Hamas chief in Egypt for first visit since election

Gaza - The head of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas Ismail Haniya travelled on Saturday to Egypt for his first visit there since his election, the group said.

In inflation-hit Egypt, Eid sacrifices are a luxury

- The cattle traders in the Ashmun market, north of the capital Cairo, jostled to lure customers into buying a buffalo or a sheep for Eid al-Adha, the annual Muslim holiday when custom requires a sacrifice.

Egypt criticises US decision to cut aid as Kushner visits

Cairo - Egypt criticised a US decision to freeze $195 million in military aid on Wednesday, as a US delegation including presidential adviser Jared Kushner visited Cairo for meetings on the Middle East peace process.

Egypt criticises US decision to cut aid

Cairo - Egypt on Wednesday criticised a US decision to reduce financial aid and withhold some military assistance as a "misjudgment" of strategic ties between the two allies.

Hamas guard killed in rare suicide attack in Gaza Strip

Gaza - A suicide bomber killed a Hamas guard in southern Gaza on Thursday, officials said, in what was seen as a rare Islamist attack against the Palestinian group that has run the impoverished enclave for a decade.

Egypt train crash toll hits 40 as cranes clear busy link

Alexandria - The death toll from Egypt's latest train disaster rose to 40 as cranes worked Saturday to clear the stricken railway line between Cairo and the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

Egypt train collision kills at least 37: ministry

Alexandria - At least 37 people were killed as two trains collided Friday outside the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, in one of the deadliest in a string of such accidents in Egypt, the health ministry said.

Egypt train collision kills at least 36: health ministry

Cairo - At least 36 people were killed as two trains collided Friday outside the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, in one of the deadliest in a string of such accidents in Egypt, the health ministry said.

Egyptologists go high tech to unlock ancient mysteries

Cairo - From the Giza pyramids to the pharaonic tombs of Luxor, Egypt's ancient monuments are holding onto mysteries which researchers now aim to unravel with cutting edge technology.

Egypt squatters lose homes as state seizes land

- Hala Gamal looks at a pile of rubble on Cairo's Warraq island -- all that's left of her house after a police operation to evict residents accused of squatting on state land.

Egypt kills 30 extremists in Sinai: military

Cairo - Egyptian forces have killed 30 extremists during several days of security operations in the Sinai Peninsula involving the army, air force and police, the military said Saturday.

Egypt police probe motives of Red Sea beach attacker

Hurgada - Police on Saturday questioned the suspected jihadist who stabbed to death two German women and wounded four others at a Red Sea beach resort, adding to the woes of Egypt's hobbled tourism industry.

Germany confirms two nationals killed in Egypt attack

Berlin - Berlin on Saturday said two women who were killed after being stabbed in an Egyptian beach resort were German nationals, confirming earlier reports.

Egypt beach resort attack kills two foreigners

Cairo - Two foreign women were killed on Friday and four others were wounded when an assailant stabbed them at an Egyptian Red Sea beach resort, officials said.

Egypt beach resort attack kills two foreigners

Cairo - Two foreign women tourists were killed on Friday and four others were wounded when an assailant stabbed them at an Egyptian beach resort in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said.

Egypt military says 26 soldiers killed or wounded in Sinai attacks

Cairo - Twenty-six Egyptian soldiers were killed or wounded on Friday in attacks on checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula where the Islamic State group is conducting an insurgency, the military said.

Egypt says 26 soldiers killed or wounded in Sinai attacks

Cairo - Twenty-six Egyptian soldiers were killed or wounded on Friday in attacks on several checkpoints in Sinai that included car bombings, the military said in a statement.

Saudi-led bloc regrets 'negative' Qatar response to demands

Cairo - Foreign ministers of the Saudi-led bloc that imposed an embargo on Qatar said Wednesday they regretted the emirate's "negative" response to a list of demands to end a diplomatic crisis.

Egypt raises price of fuel by over fifty percent

Cairo - Egypt announced that fuel prices will be increased by up to 55 percent. This is the second rise since Egypt allowed the local currency to rise seven months ago.

Egypt's Sisi ratifies handover of islands to Saudi Arabia

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified a treaty that hands over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in a deal that had sparked protests and a police crackdown, the cabinet said Saturday.

Egypt's Sisi ratifies island handover to Saudi Arabia: cabinet

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified a treaty that hands over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in a deal that had sparked protests and a police crackdown, the cabinet said Saturday.

Egypt top court suspends all rulings on islands transfer

Cairo - Egypt's top court on Wednesday suspended all previous rulings on whether Cairo can transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, as it considers who has legal jurisdiction.

Roadside bomb kills policeman south of Cairo

Cairo - A roadside bomb Sunday killed an Egyptian policeman and wounded four others on a highway on the southern outskirts of Cairo, the interior ministry said.

Panicked Qatar shoppers stock up as Gulf rift bites

Doha - Shoppers in Doha were taking no chances on Monday despite Qatari officials reassuring residents there was no need to panic after Saudi Arabia imposed a de facto food blockade.
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Israel's route 12 bordering Egypt.
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Refugees from Libya on the Libyan border
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Egyptians line up at polling stations to vote on draft constitution.
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Statue of Amenhotep III and sun god Re-Horakhti discovered a the pharaoh's funerary temple at Luxor.
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Painted scene from the tomb of Rudj-Ka depicting the tomb owner with his wife.
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Egypt's Tahrir Square, Feb. 8, 2011
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Police officers protest in solidarity with the new 30 June revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood
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Egyptians gathering at Tahir Square
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The Sinai's Red Sea resorts, a favourite with Israelis.
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Anti and pro-Mubarak protesters clash at Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, 02 February 2011.
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Smoke clouds covering the horizon on another day of protests in Alexandria, Egypt.
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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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