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Egypt's Sisi vows to back S.Sudan peace bid

Khartoum - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday backed an ongoing regional bid to resolve the conflict in South Sudan as he praised Khartoum for hosting peace talks between the country's warring groups.

Hamas supports new Egyptian bid for Palestinian unity

Gaza - The head of Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas announced his backing Thursday for a new Egyptian-led push for reconciliation with the rival Palestinian faction Fatah.

Egypt rejects French findings fire caused passenger jet crash

Apo - Egypt's prosecutor general on Monday rejected findings by French investigators that a cockpit fire likely caused the 2016 crash of an EgyptAir passenger jet that killed 66 people.

Fire likely cause of 2016 EgyptAir crash: French investigation

Paris - French investigators said Friday a cockpit fire likely caused the 2016 EgyptAir MS804 crash that claimed the lives of 66 passengers and crew, contradicting Egyptian authorities who said explosives traces were found on the victims' remains.

France aiding Egypt repression through arms sales: NGOs

Paris - France has "participated in the bloody Egyptian repression" for the past five years by delivering weapons and surveillance systems to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's government, rights groups charged in a report released Monday.

Egypt looks to monitor popular social media users

Apo - Freedom of expression may shrink further in Egypt where lawmakers have approved the first reading of a bill that would monitor popular social media users in the name of combating "false news".

Egypt potter creates vases from clay and passion

Shamma - As a law student in Egypt's Menufiya province, Mustafa al-Agoury was simply looking for a job to get him through his last year of classes.

Egypt's shrinking 'Pharaonic Sea' has fishermen worried

Menuf - Egypt's shrinking freshwater "Pharaonic Sea" has residents in its nearly 50 surrounding fishing villages worried.

Egypt hikes fuel prices as part of austerity drive

Apo - Egypt on Saturday announced new hikes on fuel prices as part of austerity measures tied to an IMF loan as it seeks to cut subsidies and reduce its public debt.

Egypt's Sisi sworn in for second term

Apo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed to tackle jihadists and revive the economy as he was sworn in Saturday for a second four-year term after a wave of arrests.

Wave of arrests in Egypt ahead of Sisi's second term

Apo - As Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi prepares to be sworn in for a second four-year term on Saturday, a wave of arrests signals his government's fear of social dissent, analysts say.

Egypt's Sisi to be sworn in Saturday at parliament: state media

Apo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will be sworn in for his second term on Saturday during a special parliament session, state-media reported.

Egypt opens Gaza border for Ramadan after protesters killed

Apo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has taken the rare decision to open the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the entire holy month of Ramadan after Israel killed some 60 Palestinian protesters in the enclave this week.

Egypt TV series row as Saudi objects to star

Apo - Soaps and dramas normally unite binge-watching Arab audiences during Ramadan but this year an Egyptian series has been caught up in a bitter dispute with Saudi Arabia over one of its star actors.

Egypt opens Gaza border for month of Ramadan: president

Apo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a rare decision to open the Rafah crossing with Gaza for a month, allowing Palestinians to cross during the holy period of Ramadan.

Hamas leader heads to Cairo ahead of Gaza protests

Gaza - The head of Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas left for Cairo on Sunday, sources in the movement said, a day before major protests are expected in the enclave over Washington's controversial Jerusalem embassy move.

Tests show no hidden Tutankhamun chambers: ministry

Apo - Egypt's antiquities ministry said on Sunday that tests had debunked a theory that there are hidden chambers next to the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings.

On his home turf in Egypt, everyone wants piece of Liverpool's Salah

Apo - Patriotic statements, flashy commercials and an anti-drug campaign: Mohamed Salah's dazzling displays for Liverpool have taken the football world by storm, and on his home turf in Egypt seemingly everyone wants a piece of him.

Egypt football star Salah signals progress in image dispute

Apo - An image rights storm that has seen star Mohamed Salah lash out at Egyptian football authorities is on the way to being settled, the Liverpool playmaker has signalled.

Shrine to Osiris and bust of Roman emperor found in Egypt

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the southern city of Aswan. The Antiquities Ministry says Sunday the head was found in the Temple of Kom Ombo during work to protect the site from groundwater.

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.
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From the short documentary "Egyptian Winter" about the revolution in Egypt.
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Morsi addressing crowd in Tahrir square in June
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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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TURBULENCE: Peaceful view of the Red Sea from a balcony at the Sheraton Sharm resort in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
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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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Protest aftermath in Egypt's Tahrir Square.
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Police officers protest in solidarity with the new 30 June revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood
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The Sinai's Red Sea resorts, a favourite with Israelis.
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Genetic information from Ethiopians and Egyptians point to a Northern exit out of Africa as the most likely route by the ancestors of all Eurasians. Image credit: Luca Pagani.
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Morsi supporters throw teenager off ledge
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Men voting in Shubra, Cairo, as an army soldier guards the door to the class
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Canadians gather at Ontario Legislature to support Egypt.
Canadians gather at Ontario Legislature to support Egypt.
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Army deployment cheered by the Egyptian public
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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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A boy on a military tank in Cairo during recent protests
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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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Egypt's Tahrir Square, Feb. 8, 2011
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