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Bomb outside Cairo University wounds nine: police

Cairo - A bomb exploded outside the gates of Cairo University Wednesday, an Egyptian police official said, wounding at least nine people, including a senior officer.

Two Israeli soldiers wounded by gunfire from Egypt: Army

Nizzana - Two Israeli soldiers were wounded on Wednesday when unidentified gunmen in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula fired shots and an anti-tank missile at their vehicle near the border, the army said.

Kerry broaches rights in meeting with Sisi

Cairo - US Secretary of State John Kerry broached human rights in a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday as Cairo presses a crackdown on opposition.

Kerry meets Egypt's Sisi to press democracy

Cairo - US Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday to press the former military leader to adopt greater democratic reforms.Fresh from a day-long donors conference in Cairo which raised some $5.4 billion (4.

Egypt's Sisi tells Israel 'now is the time to end conflict'

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged Israel to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians as an international donor conference opened in Cairo on Sunday to raise funds for Gaza.The Palestinian Authority (PA) has asked for $4 billion (3.

Egyptian court adjourns trial of 23 activists

Cairo - The Egyptian government has imprisoned thousands simply for taking part in protests not authorized by the government. The trial of the activists will resume on October 16.

Egypt acquits 112 on appeal over protest law

Cairo - An appeals court in Egypt Sunday acquitted 112 people convicted of holding an illegal protest on the third anniversary of the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak, judicial sources said.

Egypt's Mubarak arrives at court for murder verdict

Cairo - Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak arrived at court on Saturday for the verdict in his murder retrial over the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled him.

Hamas, Fatah agree on return of unity government in Gaza

Cairo - Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah said they reached an agreement on Thursday for the return of their unity government in Gaza ahead of crucial negotiations with Israel next month.

Op-Ed: U.S. and Russia compete to arm Egypt

Cairo - U.S. Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel spoke with his Egyptian counterpart General Sedki Sobhy on Sept. 20 confirming that the US will deliver 10 Apache helicopters to support Egypt's counter-terrorism efforts the Pentagon announced.

Bomb kills two near Egypt foreign ministry: Police

Cairo - At least two policemen were killed when a bomb exploded near a checkpoint outside the foreign ministry headquarters in Cairo Sunday, officials said, shattering a months-long respite from deadly attacks in the capital.

Egypt court bails top 2011 revolt activist Abdel Fattah

Cairo - An Egyptian court Monday ordered the release on bail of Alaa Abdel Fattah, a top activist of the revolt against ex-president Hosni Mubarak, at his retrial in a case where he had been sentenced to 15 years.

Arab League likely to approve military action against ISIS

Cairo - The head of Arab League has called for military and political action against the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Op-Ed: Is U.S. administration again using the NYTimes as its mouthpiece?

Tripoli - Four senior U.S. officials told the New York Times that the first two attacks targeting Islamist militia in Tripoli were a joint operation of Egypt and the UAE.

Palestinian leader Abbas offers to return to Egypt for Gaza talks

Cairo - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas agreed Saturday to return to Cairo to resume ceasefire talks with Israel and Hamas but neither warring party has committed to participate.

Two killed in Cairo as Morsi backers clash with opponents

Cairo - Two people were killed as supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi clashed in Cairo after Friday prayers, security officials said, a day after five people died in sporadic violence.

5 dead in Egypt as pro-Islamists mark Rabaa anniversary

Cairo - At least five people were killed in sporadic violence in Egypt on Thursday after Islamists called protests to mark the first anniversary of a police crackdown that cost the lives of hundreds of demonstrators.

Palestinians say ceasefire with Israel extended for five days

Cairo - Palestinian negotiators in Cairo say a new ceasefire agreement has been reached with Israel to allow further negotiations on a longer-term deal.

Egypt's Mubarak gives passionate defence, verdict due Sept 27

Cairo - An Egyptian court said it will deliver its verdict in the murder trial of Hosni Mubarak on September 27, in a session Wednesday in which the ousted strongman passionately defended his 30-year rule.

Year after Cairo carnage, Sisi turns page on Arab Spring

Cairo - A year after a bloody Cairo crackdown, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has tightened his grip on Egypt, crushed the Muslim Brotherhood, jailed top opponents and turned the page on the Arab Spring, critics say.

Putin vows to boost arms sales to Egypt's Sisi

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday promised Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to speed up the delivery of billions of dollars in arms and invited Cairo to forge free trade ties with a Moscow-led customs bloc.

New 72-hour Gaza truce agreed in Cairo: Palestinians

Cairo - A new 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza has been agreed following mediation by Egypt, a Palestinian official said Sunday, although there was no immediate confirmation from Israel.

Egypt bans Islamist's Freedom and Justice Party

Cairo - The Egyptian ruling military establishment dismantled Saturday the Freedom and Justice Party, political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, signalling an end to the Islamists' prospects in politics.

Egypt dissolves Muslim Brotherhood political wing

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday ordered the dissolution of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the already banned Muslim Brotherhood movement.

Egypt truce plan 'real chance' to end Gaza clashes, says Sisi

Cairo - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday an Egyptian truce plan provides a "real chance" to end the Gaza conflict, stressing the need for its speedy implementation.

Op-Ed: The Egyptian Connection

In light of recent speculation about plans in Turkey to send another IHH (Humanitarian Relief Foundation) flotilla to the Gaza Strip one sees an apt opportunity to reevaluate the disastrous Mavi Marmara raid of 2010.

Australian journalist jailed in Egypt to appeal

Sydney - Jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste will lodge an appeal against the conviction and seven-year sentence handed down by an Egyptian court, his family said Friday.

Gaza cease fire proposals ongoing amid confusion

Gaza - An early cease fire proposal supported by Egypt, Israel, Abbas, and others without consultation with Hamas failed. However, there is considerable diplomatic activity attempting to forge a new proposal that will gain approval from Hamas as well.

Gunmen kill 21 Egyptian soldiers in checkpoint attack

Cairo - Egypt's military said militants firing machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border checkpoint Saturday, killing 21 soldiers in one of the biggest assaults on security forces in years.

Turkey PM Erdogan slams Egypt's 'illegitimate tyrant' Sisi

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday slammed Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as an illegitimate tyrant, saying that Cairo could not be relied upon to negotiate a ceasefire with Israel. "Is Sisi a party (to a ceasefire)?
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Statue of Amenhotep III and sun god Re-Horakhti discovered a the pharaoh s funerary temple at Luxor.
Statue of Amenhotep III and sun god Re-Horakhti discovered a the pharaoh's funerary temple at Luxor.
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Screenshot of IfItWereMyHome.com, comparing Canada to Egypt
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Protestors in Egypt.
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Demonstrators at Cairo's Tahrir Square
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The pyramids of Giza are just a few of the many ancient sites to be found in Egypt.
The pyramids of Giza are just a few of the many ancient sites to be found in Egypt.
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Egypt:  Rabaa al-Adawiya during dispersal of Morsi supporters
Egypt: Rabaa al-Adawiya during dispersal of Morsi supporters
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Anti and pro-Mubarak protesters clash at Tahrir square  in Cairo  Egypt  02 February 2011.
Anti and pro-Mubarak protesters clash at Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, 02 February 2011.
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File photo: Protesting in Tahiri Sq, Cairo, Egypt
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Egyptian Brotherhood's Mohamed Badie (R)  Essam Sultan (C) and Mohamed el-Beltagy (L) gestures ...
Egyptian Brotherhood's Mohamed Badie (R), Essam Sultan (C) and Mohamed el-Beltagy (L) gestures from the defendants cage during their trial in the capital Cairo on June 7, 2014
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Egypt s president-elect Mohamed Morsi went to Tahrir Square to address the tens of thousands staying...
Egypt's president-elect Mohamed Morsi went to Tahrir Square to address the tens of thousands staying there.
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Mourners carrying signs and Egyptian national flags stand in an unfinished building during a funeral...
Mourners carrying signs and Egyptian national flags stand in an unfinished building during a funeral service for policemen and people killed in a car bomb explosion, near Al Naser Mosque in Egypt's Nile Delta city of Mansoura in Dakahlyia province, on December 24, 2013
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Egypt s pyramids are fascinating  intriguing. Scientists have long tried to understand how the ancie...
Egypt's pyramids are fascinating, intriguing. Scientists have long tried to understand how the ancient Egyptians erected their giant pyramids.
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Ancient Pyramids at Saqqara  Egypt
Ancient Pyramids at Saqqara, Egypt
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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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The Egyptian Revolution - January 2011
The Egyptian Revolution - January 2011
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Rafah, Gaza Strip: Smuggling tunnel
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Assange's "The World Tomorrow" Ep. 4 - Nabeel Rajab and Julian Assange.
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