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Egypt university overturns expulsion of student over hug

Apo - An Egyptian university has overturned its decision to expel a male student over hugging his female friend on campus, in an incident that sparked controversy in the conservative country.

Egypt university scraps expulsion of student over hug

Apo - Egypt's Al-Azhar university on Monday overturned a decision to expel a female student who was filmed hugging a male colleague, after the country's top Muslim cleric intervened in her favour.

Egypt university expels female student for hugging male friend

Apo - Egypt's Al-Azhar university on Sunday said it had expelled a female student after she appeared in a video hugging a male colleague, accusing her of undermining the school's reputation.

Pompeo vows 'every last Iranian boot' will be expelled from Syria

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Thursday the United States and its allies would work diplomatically to expel all Iranian troops from Syria, urging Middle East nations to forge a common stand against Tehran.

Pompeo vows 'every last Iranian boot' will be expelled from Syria

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Thursday the United States and its allies would work diplomatically to expel all Iranian troops from Syria, urging Middle East nations to forge a common stand against Tehran.

Pompeo meets Egypt's Sisi amid concern over US Mideast policy

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Thursday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo, part of a tour to address concerns of American allies in the Middle East.

Egypt court jails prominent activist for 15 years

Apo - A leading figure in Egypt's 2011 revolution was handed 15 years in prison on Wednesday after a retrial, a judicial source told AFP.

Hamas staff reclaim Egypt-Gaza border as PA withdraws

Rafah - Hamas employees retook control of the border crossing between Gaza and Egypt on Monday after the Palestinian Authority withdrew its own staff, an AFP journalist and Hamas officials said.

Egypt's Sisi inaugurates Coptic cathedral after bomb blast

Madinaty - Egypt inaugurated a massive cathedral under heavy security on Coptic Christmas Eve Sunday, a day after a deadly bomb blast near a church in the country where jihadists have repeatedly targeted Christians.

Egypt police officer killed defusing church bomb: security source

Apo - A policeman was killed and two wounded in an explosion outside a church in Egypt on Saturday, a security source said.The blast took place when security personnel were dismantling an explosive device in Nasr City on the edge of Cairo, the source said.

Egypt activist urges Sisi to pardon detained wife

Apo - A prominent rights activist appealed to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday to pardon his wife, sentenced to two years in jail for posting a video denouncing sexual harassment.

Gulf, Egypt jail activists amid social media crackdown

Nicosia - Courts in the Gulf and Egypt have upheld jail terms against leading activists in a crackdown on protesting through social media, marking a somber end to 2018 for rights campaigners.

Egypt court jails activist over 'spreading false news'

Apo - An Egyptian appeals court on Sunday sent a rights activist to prison for two years over charges including "spreading false news", her lawyer and a court official said.

Egypt creates body to fight 'sectarian incidents'

Apo - Egypt's president has ordered the creation of a committee to tackle "sectarian incidents", the official gazette said Sunday.

Egypt kills 40 'terrorists' in crackdown after Giza attack

G - Egyptian police killed 40 suspects in a crackdown on Saturday after a roadside bomb hit a tour bus claiming the lives of three Vietnamese holidaymakers and an Egyptian guide.

Egypt police kill 40 'terrorists' after Giza bus attack: ministry

Apo - Egyptian police killed 40 "terrorists" in separate raids early Saturday, a day after a roadside bomb near the Giza pyramids killed three Vietnamese tourists and their guide, the interior ministry said.

Bomb kills two Vietnamese tourists, guide near Egypt pyramids

G - Two Vietnamese holidaymakers and an Egyptian tour guide were killed Friday when a roadside bomb blast hit their bus as it travelled close to the Giza pyramids outside Cairo, officials said.

Syria security chief makes rare visit to Egypt

Damascus - Syrian security services chief Ali Mamluk held talks with Egyptian officials in Cairo over the weekend on a rare visit to the country, Syrian state media said Sunday.

Hatred stirred by leaders blamed for rise in journalist murders: watchdog

Paris - Hatred whipped up by "unscrupulous politicians" has contributed to the shocking rise in the number of journalists murdered in 2018, a media watchdog said Tuesday.

Egypt arrests two over nude tourists on pyramid

Apo - Egyptian authorities Thursday arrested a camel driver and a woman accused of having helped two Danes scale the Great Pyramid of Giza to take a video and naked photograph, sparking outrage in the country.

Rights groups call for UN action on Egypt 'reprisals'

Geneva - Rights groups on Wednesday called for a "robust" response to a UN expert's allegations that people she met during a visit to Egypt faced harassment, intimidation and other reprisals afterwards.

Egypt probes images of naked couple atop pyramid

Apo - Egyptian authorities have launched an investigation into images said to show a naked couple who scaled the Great Pyramid that has sparked outrage in the conservative Muslim country, an official said Tuesday.

Egyptian to face trial over hijacking plane diverted to Cyprus

Apo - A man accused of hijacking a plane more than two years ago and diverting it to Cyprus will face trial on a string of charges, Egypt's public prosecutor said Wednesday.

UN experts decry Egypt 'reprisals'

Geneva - A United Nations rights expert voiced alarm Tuesday over Egypt's clampdown on people she met with during a recent visit, saying their homes were demolished while others were forcibly evicted or arrested.

Egypt refuses to accuse police over Italian student's murder

Apo - Egypt refuses to accuse police officers suspected by Italy of involvement in the grisly murder of an Italian student because of a lack of evidence, the authorities said.

Egypt unearths eight ancient mummies

Apo - Egyptian archaeologists have discovered eight mummies dating back over 2,300 years at a pyramid complex south of Cairo, authorities said Wednesday.

Egypt to amend controversial NGO law

Apo - Egypt plans to amend a controversial law passed last year that places tight controls on non-governmental organisations, the prime minister's office said Wednesday.

Angry Copts mourn Egypt bus attack victims

Minya - Angry Coptic Christians on Saturday buried relatives shot dead on a bus carrying pilgrims south of the Egyptian capital, as security was tightened after the second such jihadist attack on the country's main religious minority in as many years.

Quietest Israel-Gaza border protests in months amid truce talks

Gaza - The Israel-Gaza border saw the quietest weekly protests in months Friday, amid reports of a truce agreement between the Jewish state and the strip's Islamist rulers Hamas.

Seven shot in quietest Gaza Friday protests in months

Gaza - Seven Palestinians were shot and wounded by Israeli fire in Gaza Friday, the health ministry in the enclave said, in the quietest weekly border protests there since they began in March.
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