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Pro-Haftar air force says took part in Egyptian raids

Benghazi - The air force loyal to Libya's strongman Khalifa Haftar said Saturday it took part in Egyptian air strikes on jihadist positions in the country after a deadly attack on Egypt's Copts.

Cold-blooded desert massacre leaves Egypt's Copts in shock

Bani Mazar - The masked gunmen first ordered the Christians travelling to the Egyptian desert monastery to get down from the buses they were in -- and then to recant their faith.The mix of faithful visiting the sanctuary along with monastery workers refused.

Egypt says Christian massacre attackers trained in Libya

Cairo - Egypt said Saturday attackers who massacred Christians near a monastery had trained in militant camps in Libya which it targeted with air strikes, after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility.

Egypt hits jihadists after attack on Christians kills 28

Minya - Egypt launched six air strikes on jihadist camps in Libya Friday after masked gunmen attacked a bus of Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital, killing at least 28 people.

Attack on Egypt Christians kills 26

Cairo - Masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least 26 people, officials said.

King Tut's bed, chariot paraded through Cairo to new home

Cairo - The first of the many wondrous artefacts found in Egyptian boy king Tutankhamun's tomb were transported carefully through Cairo's streets on Tuesday to their new home near the Giza Pyramids.

Trump announces plans to soon visit Egypt

Riyadh - US President Donald Trump told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday during talks in the Saudi capital that he would soon visit Egypt.

Egypt hands Italy documents in student murder probe

Cairo - Egypt's prosecution said Wednesday it has handed over to Italian investigators documents requested by Rome to help the probe into the kidnapping and murder last year of an Italian student.

17 mummies discovered in central Egypt

Egypt - Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 17 mummies in desert catacombs in Minya province, an "unprecedented" find for the area south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry announced Saturday.

17 mummies discovered in central Egypt

Egypt - Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 17 mummies in desert catacombs in Minya province, an "unprecedented" find for the area south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry announced Saturday.

17 mummies discovered in central Egypt

Egypt - Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 17 mummies in desert catacombs in Minya province, an "unprecedented" find for the area south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry announced Saturday.

Egypt, IMF in initial agreement on next aid tranche

Cairo - The International Monetary Fund said Friday it will release the second tranche of a $12-billion loan to Egypt, in a "vote of confidence" in the country's economic reform programme.The amount of $1.

Egypt reopens crossing with Gaza in humanitarian move

Rafah - Egypt reopened the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip for three days starting on Saturday to allow hundreds of stranded Palestinians to return home, officials said.

EgyptAir crash an accident, say French investigators

Paris - No traces of explosives were found on the remains of French victims from an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean in May 2016, a source close to the French investigation told AFP on Friday.

Pope lifts spirits of Egypt's persecuted Christians

Cairo - For a minority devastated by a series of church bombings that killed dozens of Christians, it was a chance for a rare joyous respite.

Pope Francis leads mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics

Cairo - Pope Francis led a jubilant mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics on Saturday during a visit to support the country's embattled Christian minority and promote dialogue with Muslims.

Thousands of Egypt Catholics gather for Pope mass

Cairo - Thousands of Egyptian Catholics waving the colours of the Vatican flag gathered amid tight security Saturday in a Cairo stadium where Pope Francis was to lead mass.

Pope Francis set to pray with Egypt's Christians

Cairo - Pope Francis is set to lead a mass for Egypt's small Catholic community on Saturday as he visits the country in support of its Christians following a series of deadly church bombings. The spiritual leader of the world's 1.

Pope and Egypt's Coptic patriarch pray at IS-bombed church

Cairo - In a Cairo church bombed by the Islamic State group just months ago, Pope Francis and the Coptic Orthodox patriarch sat side by side Friday and prayed near tangible reminders of the horrific attack.

Pope says 'demagogic' populism does not help peace

Cairo - Pope Francis denounced "demagogic populism" on Friday and insisted that violence profanes God's name, in a wide-ranging speech as he visited Egypt to push for tolerance."Peace alone...

Pope Francis lands in Egypt in push for 'fraternity'

Cairo - Pope Francis landed in the Egyptian capital on Friday to promote "unity and fraternity" with Muslims and Christians, who have suffered a series of jihadist attacks.

Pope Francis pleads for 'holy' peace during Egypt visit

Cairo - Pope Francis pleaded for peace in a visit to Egypt on Friday as he attended a service in solidarity with the embattled Coptic minority at a church bombed by the Islamic State group.

Faith, politics clash as Egypt's Al-Azhar pressed to reform

Cairo - When Pope Francis visits Egypt's Al-Azhar this week, he will find support for his message of peace in the venerable Islamic authority praised as a bulwark against extremism.

Egypt's Sisi to accept courts' decision on island transfers

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Wednesday he will not interfere in any decision the courts or parliament take on a controversial move to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

Top human rights prize names finalists

Geneva - An El Salvadoran transgender advocate, five detained Cambodian activists and an Egyptian legal scholar were nominated on Wednesday for one of the world's most prestigious human rights prizes.

Mourning and joy for Egypt's Christians as Pope visits

Cairo - Egypt's Christians are still mourning fellow members of the Coptic Orthodox community murdered this month by jihadists, but there is also joy ahead of Pope Francis's visit this weekend.

Pope to boost Muslim ties on security-tight Egypt trip

Vatican City - Pope Francis heads to Egypt Friday to bolster relations with Muslims and show solidarity with the largest Christian community in the Middle East following devastating attacks.

Trump meets freed US-Egyptian

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday hosted a US-Egyptian charity worker in the White House who was freed after nearly three years in detention in Egypt on charges human rights groups denounced as "arbitrary.

Trump meets freed US-Egyptian

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday hosted a US-Egyptian charity worker in the White House who was freed after nearly three years in detention in Egypt on charges human rights groups denounced as "arbitrary.

Trump meets freed US-Egyptian

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday hosted a US-Egyptian charity worker in the White House who was freed after nearly three years in detention in Egypt on charges human rights groups denounced as "arbitrary.
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Neighbors view damage to the Kaware family home in northern Gaza  where eight people died last month...
Neighbors view damage to the Kaware family home in northern Gaza, where eight people died last month in an Israeli air strike.
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The boat was transporting what could be is sugar cane to the other side of the river while people in the background are cutting more. Nile River, Egypt. Photo taken: Sept. 29, 2004.
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Egypt says the Turkish ambassador to Egypt Huseyin Avni Botsali must go, accusing Ankara of backing unnamed organizations bent on undermining the country
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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.
Morsi addressing crowd in Tahrir square in June
Morsi addressing crowd in Tahrir square in June
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Students of Cairo University, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, shout slogans against the military and interior ministry during a demonstration in front of riot police at the main gate of the university around Al Nahda square in Cairo November 24, 2013, to commemorate the passing of 100 days since security forces cleared the vigils in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi at Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares
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A beautiful mummy and its case.
A beautiful mummy and its case.
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The newly discovered road of Nectanebo I in Luxor. The remains of the statues of sphinxes can be
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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.
Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt
Tourists at the Temple of Horus  Edfu in Egypt
Tourists at the Temple of Horus, Edfu in Egypt
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A Bangladeshi man waits at the immigration centre in Sallum, Egypt, near the border with Libya, as his passport is checked by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Bangladeshi embassy officials. He is among the thousands stranded in this border town after fleeing the ongoing crisis in Libya.
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Police officers protest in solidarity with the new 30 June revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood
Police officers protest in solidarity with the new 30 June revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood
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Scores of children die in Egypt school bus crash
Scores of children die in Egypt school bus crash
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A demonstration against Egyptian President Morsi
A demonstration against Egyptian President Morsi
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An overview of the temple site in 2015.
An overview of the temple site in 2015.
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Women, who were found guilty of obstructing traffic during a pro-Islamist protest in October, gesture during their appeal hearing at a court in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, 230 km (143 miles) north of Cairo December 7, 2013
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Egyptians line up at polling stations to vote on draft constitution.
Egyptians line up at polling stations to vote on draft constitution.
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Refugees from Libya on the Libyan border
Refugees from Libya on the Libyan border
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