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Egypt finds treasure trove of over 100 sarcophagi

Saqqara - Egypt announced Saturday the discovery of an ancient treasure trove of more than a 100 intact sarcophagi, dating back more than 2,500 years ago, the largest such find this year.

Trump suggests Egypt may 'blow up' Ethiopia dam

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Friday voiced anger at Ethiopia over its construction of a huge dam on the Nile River and appeared to suggest that Egypt may destroy it.

Egypt to vote for new 'rubber-stamp' parliament

Apo - Egyptians go to the polls this weekend to elect a new parliament, which critics say will just replicate a "rubber-stamp" body in place since 2015 under hardline President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Greece accuses Turkey of 'imperialist fantasies'

Nicosia - Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis accused Turkey of "imperialist fantasies" in the eastern Mediterranean during a meeting on Wednesday with the leaders of Cyprus and Egypt.

Egypt unveils coffins buried 2,500 years ago

Saqqara - Archaeologists in Egypt said Saturday they had found 59 well-preserved and sealed wooden coffins over recent weeks that were buried more than 2,500 years ago.

Egypt's Nasser still a polarising figure, 50 years on

Apo - Fifty years since Gamal Abdel Nasser's death, controversy over the legacy of the charismatic Egyptian president who championed Arab unity lives on in Egypt as deep divisions beset the Middle East.

Witness arrests in gang rape case jolt Egypt's #MeToo

Apo - A climate of fear has gripped Egypt's #MeToo movement as the arrests of witnesses in a high-profile rape case threaten to derail efforts to curb male sexual violence in the Arab country.

Egypt discovers 14 ancient sarcophagi at Saqqara

Apo - Egypt's antiquities ministry announced Sunday the discovery of 14 sarcophagi in the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo that had lain buried for 2,500 years.

Egypt highway uproots graves, homes in 'City of Dead'

Apo - Egyptian mother-of-three Menna said she was caught off guard when a bulldozer clearing space for a controversial highway flattened much of a mausoleum that doubled as her home in a sprawling cemetery.

Nile dam mediator S. Africa urges talks to continue

Johanesburg - South Africa, current mediator in a long-running feud over Ethiopia's dam on the Blue Nile, on Thursday urged talks to continue despite threats of suspension and walkout.

Egypt investigates alleged gang rape at luxury hotel

Apo - Egypt's public prosecutor said Wednesday it has ordered an investigation into a gang rape allegation at a luxury hotel in Cairo in 2014 that surfaced on social media last month.

Israel city's bid to honour Egyptian diva stirs anger

Haifa - She was one of the Arab world's most revered singers, praised by Bob Dylan and sampled by Beyonce: the late Egyptian legend Umm Kulthum seems worthy of having a street named in her honour.

Five questions about Ethiopia's controversial Nile dam

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said this week it had hit its first-year target for filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a concrete colossus 145 metres (475 feet) high that has fuelled tensions with downstream nations for nearly a decade.

Ethiopia's Abiy praises 'historic' start to dam filling

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday lauded the "historic" early filling of a massive dam on the Blue Nile River that has stoked tensions with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.

Ethiopia says first year of Nile mega-dam filling 'achieved'

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said Tuesday that its first-year target has been reached for filling a mega-dam on the Blue Nile River that has stoked tensions with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.

Egypt parliament greenlights possible intervention in Libya

Apo - Egypt's parliament on Monday greenlighted a possible deployment of troops outside its borders, after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke of potential military operations in neighbouring Libya.

In Egypt, sexual predator case reignites #MeToo debate

Apo - Egypt has seen a strong resurgence of the #MeToo movement after dozens of women made shocking claims of sexual abuse and assault by a member of the country's wealthy elite.

Egypt homeless, street children hit hard by pandemic scourge

Apo - Wandering Cairo's bustling streets, Zeinab was struggling to survive by selling tissues when the coronavirus left her even more vulnerable, along with thousands of other homeless people and street children.

Libya's pro-Haftar assembly backs Egypt intervention if needed

Benghazi - The Libyan parliament aligned with strongman Khalifa Haftar has passed a motion supporting an Egyptian military intervention if needed against what it termed a Turkish "occupation".

Employee of Merkel's press office suspected of spying for Egypt

Berlin - A man who worked in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's press office is suspected of having spied for Egypt, a government report said Thursday.

'It's my dam': Ethiopians unite around Nile River mega-project

Addis Ababa - Last week, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's press secretary took a break from official statements to post something different to her Twitter feed: a 37-line poem defending her country's massive dam on the Blue Nile River.

Ethiopia says on track to fill mega-dam as African Union pushes for deal

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said Saturday it was on schedule to begin filling a controversial mega-dam on the Blue Nile River within weeks but vowed to try resolving its dispute with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan agree to delay filling dam

Apo - Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed that Addis Ababa will delay filling a mega-dam as part of a comprehensive deal on the project that has raised tensions between the three countries, the Egyptian presidency said Friday.

UN urges Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to 'work together' in Nile dam dispute

New York - The UN on Monday urged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to "work together" to resolve differences over Addis Ababa's Nile River mega-dam which has been a long-running source of regional tension.

Egypt's Sisi warns of 'direct intervention' in Libya

Apo - Egypt's president warned Saturday that advances by Turkey-backed Libyan forces on the Libyan city of Sirte could prompt an Egyptian military intervention in the neighbouring country in support of Cairo's ally Khalifa Haftar.

A world redrawn: Egypt historian Khaled Fahmy sees rising surveillance state

Apo - State surveillance is on the rise globally as governments such as Egypt's take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, warns exiled historian and intellectual Khaled Fahmy.

Egypt leverages 'soft power' through medical aid in pandemic

Apo - A slickly produced video from the office of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi showed crates of medical supplies -- stamped in English and Arabic with the words "from the Egyptian people to the American people" -- being loaded onto a military carg...

Lion tamers live-stream shows from Cairo living room

G - In his Cairo living room, Egyptian Ashraf al-Helw reprimanded his lioness Joumana for not obeying him after bringing her home for live-streamed performances during the coronavirus pandemic.

Egyptian video maker died of alcohol poisoning in jail: prosecutor

Apo - Egypt's public prosecutor said Tuesday that alcohol poisoning caused the death in jail of a young music-video maker after he drank liquid sanitiser he had mistaken for water.

Friends, foes see opening in helping virus-hit US

Washington - The United States has long hailed its aid overseas as a sign of good intentions, but friends and foes alike are seeing opportunities of their own by helping the global power ravaged by the coronavirus.
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