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Britain 'disappointed' at pace of Egypt student murder probe

London - Britain has said it is "disappointed" at the lack of progress in the investigation into the murder of an Italian student studying at Cambridge who was found dead in Egypt in February.

Tear gas, arrests as Egypt protesters defy ban

Cairo - Egyptian police fired tear gas at protesters in Cairo who defied government warnings and held a rally Monday calling for the "downfall" of the regime, quickly scattering them and making arrests.

Egypt warns of firm action against protesters

Cairo - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his interior minister warned Sunday on the eve of planned anti-government demonstrations that security forces would deal firmly with protesters.

Portuguese court paves way for ex-CIA agent's extradition to Italy

Lisbon - Portugal's highest court has approved the extradition to Italy of a former CIA agent convicted over the kidnapping of an Egyptian imam as part of the agency's secret renditions programme, a judicial source told AFP Saturday.

Israeli fighters scramble to intercept undeclared airliner

Jerusalem - Israel scrambled fighter planes Saturday to intercept an unidentified passenger aircraft entering its airspace and escorted it to land at Tel Aviv, the Israeli military told AFP.

Egypt court postpones Morsi espionage verdict

Cairo - An Egyptian court postponed on Saturday its verdict and sentence in the trial of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who is charged with spying for Qatar.

Hamas boosts Gaza border force to ease rift with Egypt

Gaza - As peace offerings go, prefabricated metal huts on a sand dune may seem unimpressive, but they are what the Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, has chosen.

Dozens of arrests in Egypt ahead of anti-government protest

Cairo - Egypt has arrested dozens of activists ahead of an anti-government demonstration planned for Monday, a group of lawyers said.

Egypt cuts TV host's jail term over 'women are adulterous' slur

Cairo - A Cairo court on Wednesday reduced to three months a three-year sentence for a man imprisoned for saying many women in Egypt are adulterous, a judicial official said.

France's Hollande in Egypt visit dogged by rights criticism

Cairo - French President Francois Hollande said Sunday human rights should be respected in the fight against "terrorism" after a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was overshadowed by claims of rights abuses.

France's Hollande begins two-day visit to Egypt

Cairo - French President Francois Hollande arrived in Cairo on Sunday for a two-day visit seen as a boost for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, with security and economic cooperation on the table.

US warns of global attack on freedom, slams some allies

Washington - Governments around the world are cracking down on basic freedoms, the United States warned Wednesday, in a report that did not spare key US allies like Turkey and Egypt.

EgyptAir hijacker claims Cyprus asylum

Nicosia - A man accused of hijacking an EgyptAir plane and diverting it to Cyprus is expected to fight his extradition from the Mediterranean island after claiming asylum, authorities said on Tuesday.

Egypt says Italian request for phone records in Regeni probe 'unconstitutional'

Cairo - Egypt's assistant state prosecutor said on Saturday Italy had demanded thousands of phone records to investigate the murder of student Giulio Regeni in Cairo, charging that the request was unconstitutional.

Italy recalls ambassador from Egypt in protest over slain student

Rome - Italy on Friday recalled its ambassador to Egypt for consultations in protest over the lack of progress in a probe into the fate of murdered Cambridge student Giulio Regeni.

King Salman announces Saudi-Egypt bridge in rare Cairo visit

Cairo - Saudi King Salman on Friday announced plans to build a bridge over the Red Sea to Egypt, in a lavish show of support for the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

King Salman announces Saudi-Egypt bridge in rare Cairo visit

Cairo - Saudi King Salman on Friday announced plans to build a bridge over the Red Sea to Egypt, in a lavish show of support for the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

King Salman announces Saudi-Egypt bridge in rare Cairo visit

Cairo - Saudi King Salman on Friday announced plans to build a bridge over the Red Sea to Egypt, in a lavish show of support for the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt seeks to defuse Italy anger over slain student Regeni

Rome - Egyptian investigators began briefing Italian counterparts Thursday on a much-criticised probe into the slaying of an Italian student in Cairo that threatens to poison relations between the two countries.

U.S. considering moving Sinai troops: Media

Washington - The US military is considering pulling troops from a base in the northeastern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, partly because of the increasing threat from Islamic State group jihadists, CNN reported.

Italy ups pressure over student murder as Egypt sends probe team to Rome

Rome - Italy has upped its pressure on Egypt over slain student Giulio Regeni, warning it would not accept a "fabricated" account of the Italian's torture and murder from Egyptian prosecutors and police due in Rome on Wednesday.

U.S. Republicans back Egypt's Sisi despite rights concerns

Cairo - A US Republican delegation visiting Cairo on Sunday said President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was the "right man at the right time" for Egypt even as Washington criticises alleged rights abuses in the country.

Egypt minister says more scans needed for King Tut's 'hidden chamber'

Egypt's antiquities minister said on Friday more tests were needed to determine whether there is a secret chamber in the tomb of Tutankhamun that some believe may hide Queen Nefertiti's remains.

Cypriot ex-wife recounts 'black years' with Egypt hijacking suspect

Nicosia - The Cypriot ex-wife of an Egyptian accused of hijacking a plane in a bid to see her has said their marriage was hell and he had shown no interest in her or their children since they separated.

Egypt forms team to keep probing Italian's murder

Cairo - Egypt's state prosecutor ordered Wednesday the formation of an investigating team to probe the brutal murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni, after Rome cast doubt on Cairo's explanation of his death.

Cyprus remands suspected hijacker who demanded to see ex-wife

Larnaca - The man accused of hijacking an Egyptian plane and diverting it to Cyprus has said he acted out of desperation to see his ex-wife and children, as he was remanded into custody Wednesday.

Egyptian suspect remanded as hijacking sparks online buzz

Larnaca - The man accused of hijacking an Egyptian plane with a fake suicide belt and diverting it to Cyprus was remanded into custody Wednesday, as social media buzzed with ridicule about the bizarre incident.

'I recognised just the tip of his nose': Mother of murdered Italian student

Rome - The mother of murdered Italian student Giulio Regeni, tortured to death in Egypt in January, told Italy's parliament Tuesday she had only recognised 'the tip of her son's nose' when identifying his body.

Unusual plane hijackings since 2001

Larnaca - Airplane hijackings such as the one that unfolded on Tuesday involving an Egyptian airliner have become relatively rare since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks led to increased security.

EgyptAir hijacking 'not terrorism-related': Cyprus president

Nicosia - The hijacking of an EgyptAir plane to Cyprus on Tuesday is not related to terrorism, the island's President Nicos Anastasiades said.
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From the short documentary "Egyptian Winter" about the revolution in Egypt.
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Egyptians gathering at Tahir Square
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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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Tourists at the Temple of Horus, Edfu in Egypt
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Egyptian F-16. Air-to-air refueling operations.
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A demonstration against Egyptian President Morsi
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PORTAL: The now-closed Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip is shown in 2009.
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An Egyptian man celebrates news that Hosni Mubarak will step down as president
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A concerned fisherman in Egypt found a stork with an electronic device on its feathers and turned it in to authorities.
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Thousands of protesters walked the streets of the coastal city of Alexandria on Friday to express their rejection of Hosni Mubarak.
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Detail of Hatshepsut, Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt, c. 1473-1458 B.C. Indurated limestone sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
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