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Egypt imposes night-time curfew in bid to contain virus

Apo - Egypt will impose a night-time curfew for two weeks from Wednesday to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced."Movement will be banned on all public roads from 7 pm to 6 am...

Anxiety grows for Egypt jail inmates at time of virus shutdowns

Apo - In Egypt's overcrowded and putrid jails, families of prisoners fear a potentially catastrophic coronavirus outbreak and are calling for their imminent release as the rest of the country hunkers down.

Egypt to provide military assistance to the Kurds in Syria

Since the US has pulled its support from the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Force(SDF) in Syria, Turkish forces have advance into Syria and driven them out of some areas of Syria's northeast. The Turks also support jihadist rebels in Idlib province.

Egypt's fragile tourism sector braces for virus impact

Apo - Just when Egypt's crucial tourism sector was recovering from years of political tumult and jihadist attacks, the industry finds itself bracing for a potential buffeting by the new coronavirus.

Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak dead at 91

Apo - Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for three decades before he was ousted amid the Arab Spring protests in 2011, died Tuesday at age 91.

Egypt's toppled 'Pharaoh' Hosni Mubarak defiant to the end

Apo - Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak ruled with an iron fist for 30 years before being deposed amid street protests, defending his chequered reign to the end.He died Tuesday aged 91.

Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak dead at 91

Apo - Egypt's former long-time president Hosni Mubarak died Tuesday at age 91 at Cairo's Galaa military hospital, his family and state TV said.His son Alaa Mubarak tweeted that "this morning my father, president Mubarak, passed away".

Iran reports new coronavirus has killed 2 citizens

Iranian authorities confirmed on Wednesday two cases of the new coronavirus has killed two elderly Iranian citizens, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported Wednesday. This story has been updated based on reporting by the Associated Press.

Cairo's green lung razed for roads to new desert capital

Apo - In the traffic-choked megacity of Cairo, the historic Heliopolis district has long stood out for its leafy boulevards, but now construction crews are cutting new highways through it and uprooting its century-old trees.

Rulings spark hope for Egyptian Copts fighting Islamic estate law

Apo - Egyptian Copt Amal Hanna says she is determined to fight the long-standing application of Islamic inheritance laws to Christians, as recent court victories embolden Coptic women.

Italy calls on Egypt to release young researcher, activist

Rome - Italy on Sunday called on Egypt to release a young Egyptian researcher and activist based at Bologna University, saying it had reason to believe the security forces had tortured him.

Three countries delay Ethiopia dam deadline but Trump sees deal

Washington - Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on Friday pushed back their deadline to resolve a bitter row on a dam on the Nile until the end of February, but President Donald Trump voiced confidence that a deal was near.

Trump says deal on giant Ethiopian dam is near

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday voiced confidence a US-brokered deal will come soon on a giant dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile that has fueled fears of conflict with Egypt and Sudan.

Dye workshop a colourful dip into old Cairo craft

Apo - In Cairo's centuries-old Darb al-Ahmar district, Salama Mahmoud Salama's traditional dye workshop is a multi-coloured hive of workers busy with all kinds of fabrics.

Pompeo expresses 'outrage' to Egypt's leader over imprisoned American's death

Berlin - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed US "outrage" in a meeting Sunday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over the death of an American national imprisoned in Egypt since 2013.

US denounces 'avoidable' citizen death in Egypt custody

Washington - An American citizen whose case was raised by top US leaders died Monday after more than six years in custody in Egypt, his representatives said, drawing criticism by Washington of its authoritarian ally.

Turkey-Libya deals 'void': Egypt, France, Greece, Cyprus

Apo - France, Greece, Egypt and Cyprus on Wednesday declared "null and void" agreements between Ankara and Libya assigning Turkey rights over a vast area of the eastern Mediterranean.

Power-starved Ethiopia rallies around Nile dam as Egypt dispute simmers

- Cell phone batteries constantly dying, health centres bereft of modern equipment, a dependence on flashlights after sundown -- Kafule Yigzaw experienced all these struggles and more growing up without electricity in rural Ethiopia.

Egypt beach resorts fight global scourge of plastic trash

Hurgada - Combing the Red Sea beach at an Egyptian luxury resort, workers find bagfuls of plastic garbage -- but the news isn't all bad, thanks to a new environmental initiative.

Turkey builds Libya ties in reaction to regional rivals

Ankara - Turkey's recent moves with Libya -- threatening troop deployments and signing a contentious maritime deal -- are aimed at shoring up a rare regional ally and preserving access to gas supplies, analysts say.

'The end': Poverty bites in remote Egyptian village

The name of the remote Egyptian village Al-Nehaya sounds much like the Arabic word for "the end", which is sadly fitting given the grinding poverty endured by most of its people.

Troubled waters for Egypt as Ethiopia pushes Nile dam

Apo - Under the shade of a tree, Mohamed Omar joined other farmers bickering over who would water their crops first as supply from the Nile to a nearby canal dwindled."My plot has been thirsty for days.

Pompeo calls on Egypt to respect press freedom after crackdown

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Tuesday on close ally Egypt to respect freedom of the press in the wake of a crackdown that followed protests.

Lion cub mummies feature in huge ancient Egypt find

Saqqara - Egypt on Saturday unveiled a cache of 75 wooden and bronze statues and five lion cub mummies decorated with hieroglyphics at the Saqqara necropolis near the Giza pyramids in Cairo.

Suez Canal: expansion and modernisation

Paris - The Suez Canal has been regularly expanded and modernised since it opened 150 years ago and is today capable of accommodating some of the world's largest supertankers.

Egypt discreetly marks Suez Canal's 150th anniversary

Ismailia - Since the Suez Canal was inaugurated amid pomp and ceremony 150 years ago, it has become one of the world's most important waterways. But its anniversary will only be discreetly marked in Egypt.

Africa's largest power dam stokes regional tensions

Paris - Ethiopia's construction of a massive power dam on the Blue Nile is raising tensions with Egypt, which depends on the river for 90 percent of its water supply.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan set January goal on controversial Nile dam

Washington - Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Wednesday set a January 15 target for resolving an intensifying feud over a massive dam being constructed on Africa's Nile River, which has raised fears of conflict over scarce water.

Egypt, Ethiopia leaders discuss controversial Nile dam

Sochi - Ethiopia and Egypt's leaders met on the sidelines of Russia's Africa summit on Thursday to discuss a contentious dam project on the River Nile, a diplomat said.

Archaeologists uncover 20 sealed coffins near Luxor, Egypt

Luxor - Archaeologists have found more than 20 ancient wooden coffins near the Egyptian city of Luxor, the country's antiquities ministry, Khaled Al-Anany says.
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The Muslim Brotherhood has denounced the generals' apparent power grab
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Men voting in Shubra, Cairo, as an army soldier guards the door to the class
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Rescuers search for trapped victims after an apartment collapsed in Alexandria, Egypt.
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The ancient village, dating back to around 5,000 BCE. It's one of the oldest ever discovered in the region, predating the pyramids at Giza by 2,500 years.
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Demonstrators during a protest in Cairo, Egypt
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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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Army deployment cheered by the Egyptian public
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Egyptian military police in Alexandria.
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Protestors rally in the streets of downtown Cairo against the nearly 30-year-rule of President Mubarak.
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Morsi supporters throw teenager off ledge
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Refugees from Libya on the Libyan border
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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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Global demonstrations took place to protest the imprisonment of Malachi York who many believe to be ...
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.
Painted scene from the tomb of Rudj-Ka depicting the tomb owner with his wife.
Painted scene from the tomb of Rudj-Ka depicting the tomb owner with his wife.
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Ole J Bryn believes researchers were needlessly preoccupied with the weight of the stones. In the ba...
Ole J Bryn believes researchers were needlessly preoccupied with the weight of the stones. In the bargain, they overlooked two major problems: How did the Egyptians know exactly where to put the enormously heavy building blocks? And how was the master architect able to communicate detailed, highly precise plans to a workforce of 10,000 illiterate men?
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An eight story apartment collapses in Alexandria Egypt
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