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Egypt keen to save Saudi ties after islands ruling

Cairo - Cairo will do all it can to preserve crucial ties with Saudi Arabia, experts say, after an Egyptian court ruled against government plans to transfer control of two islands to Riyadh.

Top Egypt court rejects islands transfer to Saudi Arabia

Cairo - Egypt's top administrative court upheld on Monday a ruling voiding a government agreement to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in a deal that sparked rare protests.

Egyptians throw parties to save in 'money pools'

Cairo - As belly dancers sway to the music of an Egyptian band playing at a young girl's birthday party, the guests count their cash to add to the pot.

Fearful Egyptian Copts mark Christmas after church bombing

Cairo - It is Christmas Eve for Egypt's Copts but Marie Labib is not in a festive mood, with dark thoughts haunting her weeks after a church bombing killed 28 members of her community.

Egypt frees 2011 revolution figure Maher

Cairo - Egypt has released political activist Ahmed Maher, a leading figure in the 2011 revolt that toppled the government, after he completed his jail term, his lawyer and a security source said Thursday.

With tourists scarce, Egypt struggles to maintain heritage

Cairo - With a shaky economy following years of unrest and a huge drop in tourists, Egypt is struggling to preserve its fabled archaeological heritage.

Egypt sets up govt-picked council to oversee media

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has approved a law to set up a council headed by his appointees that oversees the media and ensures compliance with "national security" requirements.

Egypt agrees to UN Israel vote delay in call with Trump

Cairo - Egypt said Friday it agreed to delay a vote on a UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements during a phone call between President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and US President-elect Donald Trump.

Egypt to hand over MS804 air crash victims' remains

Cairo - Egypt's state prosecutor has ordered that the remains of victims from the crash of EgyptAir flight 804 from Paris to Cairo be handed over to relatives, his office said Saturday.

Egypt church bombing raises calls to uproot bigotry

Cairo - Growing up in Egypt, Mina and other Copts remember all too well the anti-Christian slurs they used to hear at school and on the street.Once, while playing football, a Muslim youth snatched Mina's necklace and crucifix and stomped on it.

Egypt church bombing toll rises to 26 dead

Cairo - The death toll from last weekend's bombing of a Coptic church in Cairo has risen to 26 after an elderly woman died of her injuries, Egypt's health ministry said Friday.

Traces from EgyptAir victims point to blast on plane

Cairo - Traces of explosives have been found on victims' remains from an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean in May killing all 66 people on board, Egypt's aviation ministry said Thursday.

Egypt arrests four over deadly church blast

Cairo - Egypt said Monday it had arrested four people suspected of involvement in a devastating bombing of a Cairo Coptic church, as grief-stricken mourners gathered for the funeral of the dead.

Bomb spreads carnage through much-loved Egypt church

Cairo - The Coptic Christians were in mid-prayer Sunday when the ear-splitting blast tore through their church in Egypt's capital, spraying shrapnel into icon-covered walls and blowing out the tiled roof.

Egypt: Bomb blast kills at least 25 at Cairo Coptic church

Cairo - A bomb blast tore through a church near Cairo's Coptic cathedral during a service Sunday, killing at least 25 people in the deadliest attack in recent memory on Egypt's Christian minority.

Bomb in Egypt capital kills six police

Cairo - A bombing killed six policemen at a checkpoint in Cairo on Friday, the latest in a string of attacks in Egypt's capital targeting security forces and officials, the interior ministry said.

Bomb in Egypt capital kills six police

Cairo - A bombing killed six policemen at a checkpoint in Cairo on Friday, the latest in a string of attacks in Egypt's capital targeting security forces and officials, the interior ministry said.

Bomb in Egypt capital kills six police

Cairo - A bombing killed six policemen at a checkpoint in Cairo on Friday, the latest in a string of attacks in Egypt's capital targeting security forces and officials, the interior ministry said.

Egypt brings in tougher penalties against female genital mutilation

Cairo - An amended law that toughens penalties for female genital mutilation to up to 15 years in jail has come into effect, the health ministry announced Sunday.

Egypt court rules part of protest law unconstitutional

Cairo - Egypt's top court has struck down part of a law that allowed the interior ministry to ban all but officially sanctioned protests, a court official said Saturday.

As 'caliphate' shrinks, IS struggles in Egypt

Cairo - As the Islamic State group loses territory in Iraq and Syria, one of its deadliest branches is struggling against Egypt's powerful army to maintain a foothold in the Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt's Sisi expresses support for Syrian military

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said he supports the Syrian military, a position at odds with his country's Gulf benefactors like Saudi Arabia.

Egypt court quashes Morsi life sentence

Cairo - An Egyptian appeals court Tuesday quashed one of two life sentences handed down to Mohamed Morsi since his 2013 overthrow, in the Islamist ex-president's second appeals victory in a week.

Egypt's Sisi pardons 82 jailed 'youths'

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday pardoned 82 "youths" including a prominent advocate of Islamic reform, following calls to free prisoners swept up in a crackdown, his spokesman said.

Egypt parliament approves contentious NGO draft bill

Cairo - Egypt's parliament approved a draft law to regulate the activities of non-governmental organisations, in a move expected to trigger new fears of an intensified crackdown on civil society.

Egypt court overturns Morsi death sentence

Cairo - An Egyptian appeals court on Tuesday overturned a death sentence handed down against ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in one of four trials since his 2013 overthrow.

Egyptian actor Mahmoud Abdel Aziz dies aged 70

Cairo - Iconic Egyptian actor Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, who starred in more than 90 feature films and worked under some of Egypt's most celebrated directors, has died aged 70.

Egyptian actor Mahmoud Abdel Aziz dies aged 70

Cairo - Iconic Egyptian actor Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, who starred in more than 90 feature films and worked under some of Egypt's most celebrated directors, has died aged 70.

Italian prosecutor in Egypt for Regeni murder probe

Cairo - Italy's deputy public prosecutor arrived in Egypt on Tuesday for an update on the investigation into the January abduction, torture, and murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni, officials said.

Egypt marks anniversary of Russian Metrojet plane bombing

Cairo - Egypt on Monday marked with a church service a year since jihadists bombed a Russian airliner carrying holidaymakers from a Red Sea resort, an attack that crippled the Arab country's economy.
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Neighbors view damage to the Kaware family home in northern Gaza, where eight people died last month in an Israeli air strike.
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Canadians gather at Ontario Legislature to support Egypt.
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Old Kingdom boat burial discovered at Abusir in Egypt by Czech mission.
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