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Senior Brotherhood member among dead in Egypt police raid: Lawyer

Cairo - Senior Muslim Brotherhood member Nasser al-Houfi was among nine men killed on Wednesday in an Egyptian police raid on an apartment in Cairo, a lawyer for the group told AFP."Houfi's family is on its way to pick up the body," the lawyer said.

Egypt's Sinai rocked as scores killed in deadly clashes

Rafah - Thirty-six Egyptian soldiers and civilians as well as 38 Islamic State group militants were killed in attacks and clashes in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, security and medical officials said.

Egypt's Sisi pledges tougher laws after prosecutor killing

Cairo - A visibly angry Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged tougher laws against militants and suggested fast track executions at the funeral on Tuesday of the state prosecutor assassinated in a car bombing.

Egypt top prosecutor killed in Cairo bombing

Cairo - Egypt's state prosecutor was killed in a powerful bombing that hit his Cairo convoy on Monday following jihadist calls for attacks on the judiciary to avenge a crackdown on Islamists.

Soap opera shines positive light on Egypt's Jews

Cairo - With scenes of religious coexistence and vintage elegance in a more cosmopolitan era, an Egyptian soap opera aims to dispel prejudice towards the country's long-vilified and nearly extinct Jewish community.

Key Muslim body Al-Azhar condemns 'sick' Mohammed cartoons

Cairo - The leading Sunni Muslim seat of learning, Al-Azhar, on Thursday denounced the "sick imagination" behind cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that were aired on Dutch national television.

Record 18 journalists jailed in Egypt, says watchdog

Cairo - Journalists are facing "unprecedented threats" in Egypt with a record number behind bars, mostly for links with ousted president Mohamed Morsi's banned Muslim Brotherhood, a media watchdog said Thursday.

Germany urged to investigate Al-Jazeera journalist arrest

Doha - The German authorities should carry out an investigation into the two-day detention of Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour, a global rights watchdog said Wednesday.

Arrested Al-Jazeera journalist arrives back in Qatar

Doha - Jailed Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour arrived back in Qatar on Tuesday, blaming his controversial two-day detention in Germany on pressure from the Egyptian government.

Al-Jazeera's Mansour blames Berlin detention on Egyptian pressure

Berlin - Egyptian-born Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour on Tuesday blamed his controversial two-day detention in Germany at Cairo's request on pressure that the "tyrannical regime" had placed on Berlin.

Italy denies role in CIA extraordinary rendition of imam

Strasbourg - Italy denied any involvement on Tuesday in the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" of an Egyptian imam kidnapped in Milan in 2003 on charges of terrorist connections.

Germany frees Al-Jazeera journalist sought by Egypt

Berlin - German authorities Monday released Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour, two days after detaining him at the request of his native Egypt in a move that sparked outrage from rights groups.

Germany 'far' from decision to extradite Al-Jazeera journalist to Egypt

Berlin - Germany said on Monday it was "far" from a decision on extraditing a detained Al-Jazeera journalist to his native Egypt, voicing concern about the rule of law and human rights there.

Al-Jazeera reporter held in Berlin on Egypt warrant

Berlin - A prominent Al-Jazeera journalist was being held in German police custody Sunday pending a court decision on his further detention on an arrest warrant issued by his native Egypt.

Germany detains Al-Jazeera journalist at Egypt request

Berlin - Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour said he was arrested Saturday at a Berlin airport, after Germany acted on an international arrest warrant issued by his native country Egypt.

Rare ancient Egyptian shroud goes under hammer in Paris

Paris - A rare 3,400-year-old Egyptian burial shroud goes under the hammer in Paris Thursday, on the latest leg of a journey that has seen it passed down from a billionaire banker to his wife and, later, his mistress.

Egypt to free 165 jailed protesters

Cairo - Egypt has granted presidential pardons to 165 people jailed under a controversial law governing the right to protest, a statement from the presidency said on Wednesday.

Egypt court confirms Morsi death sentence over jailbreak

Cairo - An Egyptian court upheld on Tuesday a death sentence against ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for plotting jailbreaks and attacks on police during the 2011 uprising.

Rights groups denounce arbitrary arrests in Egypt

Cairo - Masked policemen raided Hassan Sultan's apartment at dawn last month and whisked his three sons to an unknown location, before charging them with membership of a "terrorist" group.

Egypt police say foiled suicide attack in Luxor

Cairo - Egyptian police said they foiled an attempted suicide bomb attack Wednesday on one of the country's most popular tourist destinations in Luxor, killing two militants.

Egypt court upholds 2012 football riot death sentences

Cairo - An Egyptian court Tuesday upheld death sentences against 11 football fans over a February 2012 riot in the eastern city of Port Said that cost the lives of 74 people.

Africa officials say trade deal ready for signing

Sharm El-sheikh - Senior African officials negotiating a trade deal in Egypt to create a common market across half the continent said Monday the pact was ready to be signed.

Egypt quashes Hamas terror blacklisting

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday quashed a February decision by another tribunal branding the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas a "terrorist" group, a court official said.

Egypt's Mubarak faces 3rd trial over protester murders

Cairo - Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak must stand trial for a third time over the deaths of hundreds of protesters during the popular uprising that ousted him, a court ordered Thursday.

Protests, mega-deal as Merkel welcomes Egypt's Sisi

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday welcomed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, whose controversial Berlin visit was met by human rights protests but crowned by a multi-billion-euro energy deal.

Egypt postpones final ruling on Morsi death sentence

Cairo - An Egyptian court Tuesday postponed its final ruling on ousted president Mohamed Morsi, who was sentenced to death along with dozens more over a mass jailbreak during the 2011 uprising.

France's Le Pen hails Egypt's battle against 'extremism'

Cairo - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday praised the fight against "extremism" launched by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is accused of a bloody crackdown against Islamists.

Egypt begins demolishing Mubarak party HQ

Cairo - Egypt on Sunday began tearing down the headquarters of the once-dominant party of ex-president Hosni Mubarak that was torched during the 2011 uprising that toppled him.

European DNA comes from Egyptians who migrated out of Africa

"Walk like an Egyptian" say the words of the song, and it seems that Europeans and Asians did just that, when they migrated north from Africa tens of thousands of years ago.

Egypt road crash kills 13 policemen, 3 others

Cairo - Sixteen people were killed, all but three of them Egyptian policemen, in a collision between a police vehicle and a truck south of Cairo, authorities said on Saturday.
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The newly discovered road of Nectanebo I in Luxor. The remains of the statues of sphinxes can be seen down the centre.
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Scores of children die in Egypt school bus crash
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Many bodies in the necropolis were found in clusters, like these wrapped remains of two children and two adults
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Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
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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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Protesters in Cairo atop a tank, shouting slogans
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CROSSING: An Egyption aid convoy waits to enter the Gaza Strip at the Rafah crossing in 2009.
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Men voting in Shubra, Cairo, as an army soldier guards the door to the class
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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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Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square.
Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square.
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Cats were to become the most popular animal mummified.
Cats were to become the most popular animal mummified.
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Burned police truck in Egypt.
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An overview of the temple site in 2015.
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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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Egypt: Rabaa al-Adawiya during dispersal of Morsi supporters
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Workers reconstructing one of the sphinx statues from the road of Nectanebo I.
Workers reconstructing one of the sphinx statues from the road of Nectanebo I.
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scuffle on the set of an Egyptian TV Candid Camera type show when the guest attacks the female host. Still from YouTube video.
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Afternoon prayers in the middle of protests in Egypt.
Afternoon prayers in the middle of protests in Egypt.
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