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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.

Virginia Hepatitis A outbreak spreads to five states — 51 sick

Richmond - The Hepatitis A outbreak associated with strawberry smoothies that started in Virginia earlier this month has now spread to five states, sickening 51 people.

Fight against sexual harassment in Egypt bearing fruit

Cairo - Eight years after the first woman in Egypt won a conviction against a man for sexual harassment, activists and lawyers see progress in transforming attitudes and more harassers being jailed.

In Egypt, ecstatic pilgrims start journey to Mecca

Cairo - Pilgrims have been saying their farewells at Cairo airport before leaving for Saudi Arabia to perform the hajj in the tradition, they believe, of the Prophet Mohammed and Abraham before him.

Egypt's Sisi says Putin ready to host Mideast peace talks

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said his Russian counterpart and close ally Vladimir Putin wants to host an Israeli-Palestinian summit to revive peace talks, in an interview published Monday.

Egypt state TV takes anchorwomen off air until they lose weight

Cairo - Egypt's state-run television has taken several anchorwomen off the air until they lose weight, the broadcaster's chief told AFP, drawing criticism from rights groups but also praise from some commentators.

Egypt eyes tough reforms in last-ditch bid to save economy

Cairo - Egypt hopes a $12-billion financing deal with the IMF will usher in an economic turnaround but real progress hinges on a tough reform package avoided for decades to stave off unrest.

Jailed Egypt photographer says he's been 'forgotten'

Cairo - Shouting to make himself heard from the soundproof glass dock during a break in his trial, Egyptian photographer Mahmoud Abdel Shakour said he feels he has been "forgotten" in prison.

Nobel prize-winning chemist buried with military honours in Egypt

Cairo - Nobel prize-winning Egyptian-American chemist Ahmed Zewail was given a state funeral with military honours on Sunday in Cairo attended by Egypt's president and top officials.

Egyptian Nobel prize winning chemist Zewail dies aged 70

Cairo - Nobel prize-winning Egyptian chemist Ahmad Zewail, who served as a science and technology advisor to US President Barack Obama, has died in the United States at the age of 70, Egypt's presidency announced.

Retrial row halts extradition of ex-CIA agent from Portugal

Lisbon - Portugal has put the brakes on the extradition to Italy of a former CIA agent over her role in the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian imam who claimed he was subsequently tortured.

Egypt education system under spotlight as exams leaked

Cairo - High school finals are always a terrifying prospect for Egyptian students. After cheat sheets were leaked this year, the exams turned into a nightmare for Mariam Khaled.She had gone home to sleep after finishing an exam.

Egypt Christians look to new law to end discrimination

Minya - On a recent Sunday in southern Egypt, dozens of Coptic Christians gathered for mass next to the charred remains of a wooden structure they once used as a chapel.

Solar Impulse 2 leaves Egypt for final leg of world tour

Cairo - The first solar-powered plane to circle the world took off from Cairo on Sunday for Abu Dhabi, in the final leg of its journey.Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard was behind the controls of Solar Impulse 2, which can fly for days on only energy from the sun.

Solar Impulse 2 embarks on world tour final leg

Cairo - A sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft on a record-breaking flight around the world to promote renewable energy was due to depart from Cairo early Sunday on the last leg of its journey.

Doomed EgyptAir flight broke up midair after fire: Report

New York - An EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean in May likely broke up in midair after a fire erupted in or near the cockpit, the New York Times reported.

World touring solar plane's final leg to UAE delayed

Cairo - The final leg of an unprecedented world tour by a solar-powered plane was postponed Saturday due to the pilot's health, he said in a message on Twitter.The Solar Impulse 2 had been scheduled to leave Cairo for Abu Dhabi."I'm sick. Stomach upset.

Word 'fire' heard on voice recorder of doomed EgyptAir

Cairo - The word "fire" is heard on the cockpit voice recorder of EgyptAir 804 before the plane crashed into the Mediterranean in May, an Egyptian-led investigative committee said Saturday.

Solar Impulse 2 lands in Egypt in penultimate stop of world tour

Cairo - The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Cairo on Wednesday for its penultimate stop as the solar-powered plane nears the end of its marathon tour around the world.
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Workers reconstructing one of the sphinx statues from the road of Nectanebo I.
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Al-Azhar University student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Morsi make the four-finger Rabaa gesture as they hold tear gas canisters during clashes with riot police and residents of the area at the Al-Azhar University campus in Cairo
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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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Old Kingdom boat burial discovered at Abusir in Egypt by Czech mission.
Old Kingdom boat burial discovered at Abusir in Egypt by Czech mission.
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Men voting in Shubra, Cairo, as an army soldier guards the door to the class
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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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Egyptian security crackdown leaves hundreds dead
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Egyptian protestors being fired upon by a water cannon in January 2011
Egyptian protestors being fired upon by a water cannon in January 2011
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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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Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
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SUMMERTIME: A main street passes near the beach in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in 2007.
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Protesters in Tahrir Square, Cairo.
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Detail of Hatshepsut  Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt  c. 1473-1458 B.C. Indurated limestone sculpture a...
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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Cats were to become the most popular animal mummified.
Cats were to become the most popular animal mummified.
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Egyptian archaeologists at work.
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