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Cairo furniture factory fire kills 25

Cairo - At least 25 people died in a fire that gutted an Egyptian furniture factory north of Cairo on Tuesday, a health ministry official said.

Egypt prolongs Sinai emergency rule, bomb wounds 18

Cairo - Egypt extended a state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula for three months, as a roadside bomb wounded 18 policemen Sunday in the insurgency-wracked region, security officials said.

Egypt completes first trial run of 'new Suez canal'

Cairo - Egypt on Saturday completed the first trial run of its "new Suez canal", officials said, ahead of the formal inauguration of the shipping route next month.

French defence minister visits Cairo after warplane deal

Cairo - French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian began a two-day visit to Cairo Saturday, just days after France delivered the first batch of 24 Rafale warplanes Egypt bought in a multi-billion-euro deal.

21 dead as cargo ship hits party boat north of Cairo

Cairo - At least 21 people celebrating an engagement were killed on the Nile north of Cairo late Wednesday when a cargo ship hit their chartered boat, medical and security sources said.

Six dead as Egypt police clash with protesters: Ministry

Cairo - At least six people were killed on Friday in clashes between pro-Islamist protesters and Egyptian police in Cairo, the health ministry said.

Egypt to revise anti-terror media law: MENA

Cairo - Egypt agreed to revise a controversial article of its touted anti-terror law threatening journalists with jail for reporting anything but the official line on jihadist attacks, state media reported.

IS steps up Egypt campaign with Italy consulate hit

Cairo - With the high-profile bombing of Italy's consulate in the heart of the Egyptian capital, the Islamic State jihadist group has stepped up its deadly campaign against the regime by striking Cairo's Western allies.

After bombing, Italy PM hails Egypt's Sisi as 'great leader'

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has hailed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as the only leader who can "save" Egypt, after a deadly car bomb attack on Rome's consulate in Cairo.

Egypt to bid farewell to film legend Omar Sharif

Cairo - Cinema legend Omar Sharif, who will be forever remembered as the eponymous "Doctor Zhivago", will be buried Sunday in his native Egypt after a funeral service at a Cairo mosque.

Cairo bomb rips through Italian consulate, killing one

Cairo - A powerful bomb ripped through the Italian consulate in Cairo Saturday, killing one person, the first assault on a foreign mission in Egypt since jihadists launched a campaign against security forces two years ago.

Omar Sharif, the eternal 'Doctor Zhivago', dies at 83

Cairo - Egyptian-born film legend Omar Sharif, who died Friday aged 83, captivated audiences worldwide for more than half a century, but will forever be remembered as the eponymous "Doctor Zhivago".

Egypt looks set to approve disputed anti-terror law

Cairo - Rattled by attacks on its soldiers and the assassination of the top prosecutor, Egypt is set to pass sweeping legislation critics say grants police impunity, censors media and further restricts freedoms.

Egypt may take legal action over 'false' tolls under new law

Cairo - Egypt may take legal action against journalists who report "false" military death tolls in jihadist attacks that contradict official statements, if a new anti-terrorism law is approved, officials told AFP Sunday.

Egypt's Sisi rallies troops in Sinai after IS attacks

Cairo - Egypt's president said Saturday the situation in the restive Sinai Peninsula, where dozens of soldiers, jihadists and civilians have been killed this week in yet more violence, is "totally stable".

Two years after Morsi, Egypt stuck in turmoil

Cairo - Two years after the army deposed president Mohamed Morsi, Egypt is roiled by brazen Islamic State group attacks in the Sinai Peninsula and brutal government repression that has killed hundreds.

Senior Brotherhood member among dead in Egypt police raid: Lawyer

Cairo - Senior Muslim Brotherhood member Nasser al-Houfi was among nine men killed on Wednesday in an Egyptian police raid on an apartment in Cairo, a lawyer for the group told AFP."Houfi's family is on its way to pick up the body," the lawyer said.

Egypt's Sinai rocked as scores killed in deadly clashes

Rafah - Thirty-six Egyptian soldiers and civilians as well as 38 Islamic State group militants were killed in attacks and clashes in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, security and medical officials said.

Egypt's Sisi pledges tougher laws after prosecutor killing

Cairo - A visibly angry Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged tougher laws against militants and suggested fast track executions at the funeral on Tuesday of the state prosecutor assassinated in a car bombing.

Egypt top prosecutor killed in Cairo bombing

Cairo - Egypt's state prosecutor was killed in a powerful bombing that hit his Cairo convoy on Monday following jihadist calls for attacks on the judiciary to avenge a crackdown on Islamists.

Soap opera shines positive light on Egypt's Jews

Cairo - With scenes of religious coexistence and vintage elegance in a more cosmopolitan era, an Egyptian soap opera aims to dispel prejudice towards the country's long-vilified and nearly extinct Jewish community.

Key Muslim body Al-Azhar condemns 'sick' Mohammed cartoons

Cairo - The leading Sunni Muslim seat of learning, Al-Azhar, on Thursday denounced the "sick imagination" behind cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that were aired on Dutch national television.

Record 18 journalists jailed in Egypt, says watchdog

Cairo - Journalists are facing "unprecedented threats" in Egypt with a record number behind bars, mostly for links with ousted president Mohamed Morsi's banned Muslim Brotherhood, a media watchdog said Thursday.

Germany urged to investigate Al-Jazeera journalist arrest

Doha - The German authorities should carry out an investigation into the two-day detention of Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour, a global rights watchdog said Wednesday.

Arrested Al-Jazeera journalist arrives back in Qatar

Doha - Jailed Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour arrived back in Qatar on Tuesday, blaming his controversial two-day detention in Germany on pressure from the Egyptian government.

Al-Jazeera's Mansour blames Berlin detention on Egyptian pressure

Berlin - Egyptian-born Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour on Tuesday blamed his controversial two-day detention in Germany at Cairo's request on pressure that the "tyrannical regime" had placed on Berlin.

Italy denies role in CIA extraordinary rendition of imam

Strasbourg - Italy denied any involvement on Tuesday in the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" of an Egyptian imam kidnapped in Milan in 2003 on charges of terrorist connections.

Germany frees Al-Jazeera journalist sought by Egypt

Berlin - German authorities Monday released Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour, two days after detaining him at the request of his native Egypt in a move that sparked outrage from rights groups.

Germany 'far' from decision to extradite Al-Jazeera journalist to Egypt

Berlin - Germany said on Monday it was "far" from a decision on extraditing a detained Al-Jazeera journalist to his native Egypt, voicing concern about the rule of law and human rights there.

Al-Jazeera reporter held in Berlin on Egypt warrant

Berlin - A prominent Al-Jazeera journalist was being held in German police custody Sunday pending a court decision on his further detention on an arrest warrant issued by his native Egypt.
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The Egyptian Revolution - January 2011
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Egypt's Tahrir Square, Feb. 8, 2011
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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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Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square.
Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square.
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Ole J Bryn believes researchers were needlessly preoccupied with the weight of the stones. In the ba...
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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Two captured and beaten pro-Mubarak men sit in a makeshift anti-government prison at the Sadat metro station.
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Egyptian protestors being fired upon by a water cannon in January 2011
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Protesters destroy an American flag pulled down from the U.S. embassy in Cairo
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One of Ole Bryn's sketches.
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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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A protester in Cairo atop a light fixture
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Burned police truck in Egypt.
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Protestors in Egypt.
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Smoke clouds covering the horizon on another day of protests in Alexandria, Egypt.
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Painted scene from the tomb of Rudj-Ka depicting the tomb owner with his wife.
Painted scene from the tomb of Rudj-Ka depicting the tomb owner with his wife.
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The mummies were found in deep shafts hacked into the limestone bedrock beneath the surface of the desert.
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An overview of Cairo.
An overview of Cairo.
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Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
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Egypt's pyramids are fascinating, intriguing. Scientists have long tried to understand how the ancient Egyptians erected their giant pyramids.
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