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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.

Russian families mark Sinai plane crash anniversary

Sanktpeterburg - Relatives of some of the 224 people killed in the bombing of a Russian airliner over Egypt attended ceremonies Monday in Saint Petersburg to mark a year since the disaster.

Sisi promises to reexamine protest law

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said the government will look into revising an anti-protest law and take recommendations on releasing jailed youths.

Egypt appeals court upholds Morsi 20-year sentence

Cairo - An Egyptian appeals court upheld on Saturday a 20-year sentence for ousted president Mohamed Morsi, the first final ruling in a string of trials for the deposed Islamist leader.

12 Egypt soldiers killed in Sinai attack: army

Cairo - An attack on an Egyptian military checkpoint killed 12 soldiers and wounded six others on Friday in the Sinai Peninsula where security forces are fighting jihadists, the army said.The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Egypt's Sisi defends UN Syria vote amid Saudi discord

Cairo - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday defended Egypt's decision to vote for a UN resolution on Syria strongly opposed by Saudi Arabia, in a rare public dispute between the allies.

Cyprus orders plane hijacking suspect extradited to Egypt

Nicosia - A Cypriot court ruled on Friday that an Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to Cyprus can be extradited to Cairo for his alleged crimes.

Egypt court sentences seven to hang for shooting officer in 2013

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced seven men to hang for killing a police general in the unrest following the 2013 military overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Mid East peace 'Quartet' hears from France and Egypt

New York - The diplomatic "Quartet" piloting efforts to nudge Israel and the Palestinians towards a negotiated solution to their conflict on Friday heard from France and Egypt on their parallel peacemaking efforts.

Migrant disasters in the Mediterranean

Cairo - The migrant disaster off Egypt this week adds to a relentless loss of life in the Mediterranean, where a single catastrophe killed some 800 people in April 2015.Following are despairing milestones in the ongoing migrant crisis.

At least 162 bodies recovered from Egypt migrant shipwreck

Cairo - Rescuers recovered at least 162 bodies from a migrant shipwreck off Egypt's coast by Friday evening, as the search for victims entered its third day.

Dreams of migrants on doomed boat end in tragedy

Rosetta - Mutwali Mohamed watched helplessly as his wife and son slipped under the waves after the crowded migrant boat they boarded capsized off Egypt's coast on its voyage to Italy.

Dozens more feared dead in Egypt migrant boat tragedy

Rosetta - Rescuers brought more bodies to shore on Thursday a day after a boat crowded with migrants capsized off the coast of Egypt, drowning at least 51 people.

Boat with up to 450 migrants capsizes off Egypt, 42 drowned

Rosetta - A boat carrying up to 450 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean off Egypt's north coast on Wednesday, drowning 42 people and prompting a search operation that rescued 163 passengers, officials said.

Migrant boat capsizes off Egypt, killing at least 30

Cairo - A boat carrying migrants capsized Wednesday in the Mediterranean off Egypt's north coast, killing 30 people and triggering an operation in which another 150 were rescued, officials said.

Egypt's Sisi urges Israel to make history with peace

New York - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged Israel to "write a bright page" in Middle East history and make peace with the Palestinians.

Egyptian mothers need breast exam to get subsidized baby formula

Cairo - As part of the requirements of the recent IMF subsidies on various products had to be reduced or eliminated. This has had a drastic effect on the availability of baby formula in Egypt and created difficulties for many mothers.

Egypt investigated Italian Regeni before kidnap, killing

Cairo - Egyptian police investigated Italian student Giulio Regeni days before his abduction, torture and murder but dropped the probe after assessing he posed no threat, Egyptian and Italian prosecutors said Friday.

Turkey takes 'serious' steps to restore ties with Syria: PM

Istanbul - Turkey wants to normalise relations with Syria, the prime minister said Friday, confirming a policy shift after years of supporting rebels opposed to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.
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