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Egypt, Jordan say no concessions on a Palestinian state

Cairo - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and King Abdullah II of Jordan agreed Tuesday there could be no concessions on establishing a Palestinian state, the presidency said after talks in Cairo.

Egypt court confirms death sentences over football riot

Cairo - A court Monday upheld death sentences against 10 people over rioting at a Port Said football stadium five years ago that killed 74 fans and sparked more violence in Egypt.

Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman dies in US prison facility

Washington - Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian-born cleric linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, died Saturday of natural causes in a US prison facility, the Justice Department said. He was 78 years old.

Egypt tycoon says to speak up on political return

Cairo - Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris said on Tuesday that he is returning to politics to press for more freedoms in the North African country after staying away out of frustration."To the esteemed people who are listening to us...

Head of Libya's unity govt to meet rival army chief

Tripoli - The head of Libya's unity government and a rival army chief were to meet in Cairo on Tuesday to find a solution to turmoil in the country, a government official said.

Aoun makes first Egypt visit as Lebanese president

Cairo - Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Monday started his first visit to Cairo since his election in October and held talks with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and religious leaders."Hopes of the role that Egypt could play are high.

IS group executes 5 Egyptians it accuses of spying for army

Cairo - The Islamic State group in Egypt claims to have executed five men it accuses of spying for the army, which is battling the jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula.

'World's heaviest woman' to fly to India for surgery

Mumbai - An Egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman will fly to India for weight reduction surgery Saturday after intervention from the country's foreign minister ensured her a visa.

Louvre attack suspect speaks to investigators

Paris - The Egyptian suspect in the attack on soldiers outside the Louvre museum in Paris has begun speaking to investigators and confirmed his identity, a source in the inquiry said Tuesday.

Louvre suspect's father insists son not radicalised

Cairo - The father of an Egyptian suspected of being the machete attacker in Paris's Louvre museum said Saturday his son showed no sign of radicalisation and he believed in his innocence.

Iraqi family barred from flying to US from Cairo

Cairo - An Iraqi family was barred from flying from Cairo to New York Saturday after US President Donald Trump signed an order restricting arrivals from seven Muslim countries, airport officials said.

Egypt working for talks between rival Libya authorities

Cairo - Egypt is working to organise direct talks between the leaders of rival Libyan authorities contesting the war-torn country, its foreign minister said Saturday after hosting a regional meeting.

Egypt keen to save Saudi ties after islands ruling

Cairo - Cairo will do all it can to preserve crucial ties with Saudi Arabia, experts say, after an Egyptian court ruled against government plans to transfer control of two islands to Riyadh.

Top Egypt court rejects islands transfer to Saudi Arabia

Cairo - Egypt's top administrative court upheld on Monday a ruling voiding a government agreement to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in a deal that sparked rare protests.

Egyptians throw parties to save in 'money pools'

Cairo - As belly dancers sway to the music of an Egyptian band playing at a young girl's birthday party, the guests count their cash to add to the pot.

Fearful Egyptian Copts mark Christmas after church bombing

Cairo - It is Christmas Eve for Egypt's Copts but Marie Labib is not in a festive mood, with dark thoughts haunting her weeks after a church bombing killed 28 members of her community.

Egypt frees 2011 revolution figure Maher

Cairo - Egypt has released political activist Ahmed Maher, a leading figure in the 2011 revolt that toppled the government, after he completed his jail term, his lawyer and a security source said Thursday.

With tourists scarce, Egypt struggles to maintain heritage

Cairo - With a shaky economy following years of unrest and a huge drop in tourists, Egypt is struggling to preserve its fabled archaeological heritage.

Egypt sets up govt-picked council to oversee media

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has approved a law to set up a council headed by his appointees that oversees the media and ensures compliance with "national security" requirements.

Egypt agrees to UN Israel vote delay in call with Trump

Cairo - Egypt said Friday it agreed to delay a vote on a UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements during a phone call between President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and US President-elect Donald Trump.

Egypt to hand over MS804 air crash victims' remains

Cairo - Egypt's state prosecutor has ordered that the remains of victims from the crash of EgyptAir flight 804 from Paris to Cairo be handed over to relatives, his office said Saturday.

Egypt church bombing raises calls to uproot bigotry

Cairo - Growing up in Egypt, Mina and other Copts remember all too well the anti-Christian slurs they used to hear at school and on the street.Once, while playing football, a Muslim youth snatched Mina's necklace and crucifix and stomped on it.

Egypt church bombing toll rises to 26 dead

Cairo - The death toll from last weekend's bombing of a Coptic church in Cairo has risen to 26 after an elderly woman died of her injuries, Egypt's health ministry said Friday.

Traces from EgyptAir victims point to blast on plane

Cairo - Traces of explosives have been found on victims' remains from an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean in May killing all 66 people on board, Egypt's aviation ministry said Thursday.

Egypt arrests four over deadly church blast

Cairo - Egypt said Monday it had arrested four people suspected of involvement in a devastating bombing of a Cairo Coptic church, as grief-stricken mourners gathered for the funeral of the dead.

Bomb spreads carnage through much-loved Egypt church

Cairo - The Coptic Christians were in mid-prayer Sunday when the ear-splitting blast tore through their church in Egypt's capital, spraying shrapnel into icon-covered walls and blowing out the tiled roof.

Egypt: Bomb blast kills at least 25 at Cairo Coptic church

Cairo - A bomb blast tore through a church near Cairo's Coptic cathedral during a service Sunday, killing at least 25 people in the deadliest attack in recent memory on Egypt's Christian minority.

Bomb in Egypt capital kills six police

Cairo - A bombing killed six policemen at a checkpoint in Cairo on Friday, the latest in a string of attacks in Egypt's capital targeting security forces and officials, the interior ministry said.

Bomb in Egypt capital kills six police

Cairo - A bombing killed six policemen at a checkpoint in Cairo on Friday, the latest in a string of attacks in Egypt's capital targeting security forces and officials, the interior ministry said.

Bomb in Egypt capital kills six police

Cairo - A bombing killed six policemen at a checkpoint in Cairo on Friday, the latest in a string of attacks in Egypt's capital targeting security forces and officials, the interior ministry said.
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Egyptians kneeling to pray while tanks appear in the background, in Cairo
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Assange's "The World Tomorrow" Ep. 4 - Alaa Abd El-Fattah, Egypt.
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The Muslim Brotherhood has denounced the generals' apparent power grab
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Canadians gather at Ontario Legislature to support Egypt.
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Army trucks surrounding Tahrir Square, Cairo
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Egypt's president-elect Mohamed Morsi went to Tahrir Square to address the tens of thousands staying there.
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Ole J Bryn believes researchers were needlessly preoccupied with the weight of the stones. In the bargain, they overlooked two major problems: How did the Egyptians know exactly where to put the enormously heavy building blocks? And how was the master architect able to communicate detailed, highly precise plans to a workforce of 10,000 illiterate men?
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Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
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In this December 8, 2012, file photo, the supreme guide of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie speaks during a news conference at the Brotherhood's main office in Cairo
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Men voting in Shubra, Cairo, as an army soldier guards the door to the class
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Smoke clouds covering the horizon on another day of protests in Alexandria, Egypt.
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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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Protesters in Cairo atop a tank, shouting slogans
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Police officers protest in solidarity with the new 30 June revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood
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A demonstration against Egyptian President Morsi
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Protestors in Egypt.
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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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A demonstration against Egyptian President Morsi
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Egyptian protestors being fired upon by a water cannon in January 2011
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