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56 jail terms for Egypt migrant shipwreck

Cairo - An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced 56 people to prison terms of between seven and 10 years over the deaths at sea of at least 202 migrants in September, judicial officials said.

Brazil tainted meat: Three key markets resume imports

Bras - Brazil won a major victory Saturday in the fight to restore credibility amid a tainted meat scandal, with key markets China, Egypt and Chile lifting their bans on its products.

Hosni Mubarak, symbol of dashed hopes, goes free

Cairo - In six years, Egypt's Hosni Mubarak has gone from symbolising the hubris of Middle East dictators swept away by the Arab Spring uprisings to an emblem of dashed hopes.

Ousted Egypt president Mubarak freed from detention

Cairo - Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian autocrat toppled during the 2011 Arab Spring, was freed Friday from the military hospital where he spent much of the past six years in detention.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

Cairo - Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

Cairo - Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

Cairo - Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

Cairo - Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

Cairo - Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

Cairo - Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

Pope to visit Egypt to meet imam, persecuted Copts

Vatican City - Pope Francis is to visit Cairo next month for talks with the grand imam of the capital's famed Al-Azhar mosque, but also to show solidarity with Coptic Christians targeted by violence in Egypt.

Egyptian prosecutor allows for Mubarak release

Cairo - A prosecutor allowed Monday for Hosni Mubarak to be released, his lawyer said, after an appeals court acquitted Egypt's ex-president of involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising.

Pope considering Egypt trip: Vatican

Vatican City - The Vatican is examining the possibility of Pope Francis visiting Egypt, but no dates have been set, his spokesman said Saturday after Italian reports suggested the trip would happen in May.

Pharaoh statues found in muddy Cairo pit

Cairo - Archaeologists in a muddy pit in a Cairo suburb on Thursday uncovered two pharaonic statues dating back more than 3,000 years.

'World's heaviest woman' has surgery in India, loses 100 kgs

Mumbai - Indian doctors said Thursday that an Egyptian who is believed to be the world's heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilograms (220 pounds).

Tunisia, Germany strike new immigration deal

Tunis - German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a new agreement with Tunisia on tackling illegal migration during a visit Friday, following tensions over the case of the Tunisian suspect in the Berlin market attack.

Egypt appeals court acquits Mubarak over protester killings

Cairo - Egypt's top appeals court on Thursday acquitted Hosni Mubarak of involvement in the killing of protesters during a 2011 revolt, ending the final trial for the strongman who ruled for 30 years.

Merkel in Egypt to reduce migrant flows

Cairo - German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks Thursday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on stemming illegal migration to her country, during a two-day trip that will also include Tunisia.

More Egypt Copts flee jihadists in Sinai

Ismailia - Egyptian Coptic Christians fled the Sinai for a second day Saturday following a string of apparent jihadist attacks, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi instructed his government to help shelter them.

British FM Johnson, Egypt's Sisi finalise loan deal

Cairo - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday finalised a $150 million loan guarantee agreement tied to crucial IMF financing for Egypt.

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.
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FIGURES: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (left) and then-U.S. President George W. Bush address the press at the White House in Washington, D.C., in 2003.
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Police officers protest in solidarity with the new 30 June revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood
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A man walks near debris after an explosion near a security building in Egypt's Nile Delta city of Mansoura in Dakahlyia province, about 120 km (75 miles) northeast of Cairo, December 24, 2013, killing 13 people and wounding more than 130
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Smoke clouds covering the horizon on another day of protests in Alexandria, 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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The Muslim Brotherhood has denounced the generals' apparent power grab
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Protesters destroy an American flag pulled down from the U.S. embassy in Cairo
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Many bodies in the necropolis were found in clusters, like these wrapped remains of two children and two adults
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Old Kingdom boat burial discovered at Abusir in Egypt by Czech mission.
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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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Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
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Police officers protest in solidarity with the new 30 June revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood
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Workers reconstructing one of the sphinx statues from the road of Nectanebo I.
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