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Car bomb, rockets kill 25 in Egypt's Sinai

Cairo - Militants fired a barrage of rockets and set off a car bomb Thursday killing at least 25 people, mostly soldiers, in Egypt's North Sinai province, where security forces are battling a raging Islamist insurgency.

2,200 pillaged artefacts seized in European crackdown

Madrid - Over 2,200 looted artefacts, many from ancient Egypt, were seized as part of a Europe-wide crackdown that also snared 35 suspected traffickers, Europol announced Wednesday.

Female genital mutilation: Doctor in Egypt guilty of manslaughter

Mansoura - On Monday, an Egyptian appeals court convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation, sentencing him to two years and three months in the case which led to the death of a 13-year-old girl.

516 'Brotherhood elements' arrested on Egypt anniversary

Cairo - More than 500 backers of Egypt's blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood were arrested after clashes erupted on the anniversary of its 2011 uprising, a minister said Monday, in the biggest police sweep for months.

516 arrested in Egypt anniversary unrest: Minister

Cairo - Egyptian police arrested 516 supporters of the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood during violence that erupted as the country marked the fourth anniversary of its January 25 uprising, the interior minister said Monday.

13 dead in Egypt unrest on uprising anniversary: Officials

Cairo - At least 12 protesters and a policeman were killed in unrest in Egypt on Sunday as the country marked the fourth anniversary of its 2011 uprising, officials said.

Protester killed as Egypt marks revolt anniversary

Alexandria - Egypt on Sunday marked the fraught anniversary of its 2011 democratic revolt, with the death of a protester and a bomb blast in the capital underscoring tensions in the most populous Arab country.

Egypt protester killed on eve of uprising anniversary

Cairo - A female demonstrator was killed in clashes with Egyptian police during a rare leftwing protest in central Cairo Saturday, the eve of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, an official said.

Egypt court frees Mubarak sons pending corruption retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court ordered Thursday the release of ousted president Hosni Mubarak's two sons pending their retrial on corruption charges, a judicial official said.

Oldest Gospel fragment discovered in mummy mask

Cairo - Possibly the earliest known fragment of the New Testament, a papyrus with words from the Gospel of Saint Mark, has been discovered in a lower-class Egyptian mummy’s burial mask, dating from the First century, about 80-90 A.D.

Canada seeks release of Canadian Al Jazeera journalist in Egypt

Cairo - Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird left for Egypt Monday bound for Egypt. He is expected to be in Cairo this Thursday. He will meet with government officials in an attempt to obtain the release of Mohamed Fahmy an Egyptian-Canadian journalist.

Egypt court overturns Mubarak verdict, orders retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Tuesday overturned former president Hosni Mubarak's conviction on corruption charges and ordered a retrial, but the ex-strongman remained in detention pending a judicial order.

Egypt Muslim authority slams new Charlie Hebdo Mohammed cartoon

Cairo - Egypt's state sponsored Islamic authority on Tuesday denounced as a provocation the planned publication of another cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed in the new issue of French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Egypt court overturns Mubarak graft verdict, orders retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian appeals court on Tuesday overturned a three-year prison sentence against ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak on corruption charges and ordered a retrial in the sole case pending against him.

Egypt court overturns Mubarak jail sentence for graft

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Tuesday overturned a three-year prison sentence against ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak on corruption charges and ordered a retrial in the sole case still pending against him.

26 men acquitted of 'debauchery' in Cairo bathhouse trial

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 26 men accused of "debauchery" after their night-time arrest from a Cairo bathhouse for suspected homosexual activity, in a case which triggered international concern.

26 men acquitted of 'debauchery' in Cairo bathhouse trial

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 26 men accused of "debauchery" after their night-time arrest from a Cairo bathhouse for suspected homosexual activity, in a case which triggered international concern.

Egypt sets parliamentary poll dates as Sisi cements grip

Cairo - Egypt said Thursday it is to hold parliamentary elections from March 21 but analysts said the new legislature will offer no meaningful opposition to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's iron-fisted rule.

Libya Islamists abduct 20 Egypt Christians: govt source

Benghazi - Islamist militants have abducted 20 Egyptian Christians in Libya in recent days, a source close to the government said.

Al-Jazeera journalists face more jail time, eye deportation

Cairo - Three Al-Jazeera journalists faced Friday the prospect of at least several more weeks in Egyptian prison, with two of them awaiting a decision on whether they can be deported, lawyers and relatives said.

Egypt court orders retrial of jailed Jazeera reporters

Cairo - Egypt's top court Thursday ordered a retrial of three Al-Jazeera reporters whose imprisonment on charges of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood triggered global outrage, but kept them in custody pending a new hearing.

Egypt court hears jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal

Cairo - Egypt's top court began hearing an appeal Thursday by three jailed journalists of Al-Jazeera television as hopes for their release grew amid thawing relations between Cairo and Qatar, where it is based.

Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal

Cairo - Egypt's top court hears an appeal Thursday by three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists as expectations of their release grew amid a thawing of Cairo's ties with Qatar, the channel's base.

Australian journalist marks a year in Egyptian jail

Sydney - Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste marked a year in prison in Egypt on Monday, with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop downplaying hopes that he will be released before a January 1 appeal.

Egypt cuts jail terms in 'gay wedding' case

Cairo - An Egyptian appeals court Saturday reduced jail sentences given to eight men over a gay wedding video that went viral on the Internet to one year each, from three years.

Migrant baby named after Italian medics who delivered him

Rome - A baby born at sea on Christmas Day after his Nigerian mother was plucked from a floundering migrant boat by the Italian navy has been baptised Testimony Salvatore in honour of the medics who delivered him.The two-day old infant, who weighed in at 2.

Policeman shot dead in Cairo

Cairo - Gunmen on a motorbike killed a policeman and wounded another in a drive-by shooting in the Egyptian capital on Saturday, the interior ministry said.

Egyptian Coptic teen seized in Libya found dead, says hospital

Benghazi - An Egyptian Coptic Christian teenager abducted in Libya by armed men who killed her parents has been found dead, a hospital source said Friday.

Cemetery with one million mummies unearthed in Egypt

A massive desert necropolis has been unearthed in central Egypt, revealing more than one million mummified remains, according to archaeologists from Brigham Young University. The excavation at Fag el-Gamous has been going on for 30 years.

U.S. Navy engineer held for trying to pass data to Egypt

Washington - A U.S. Navy civilian engineer was arrested on charges of trying to steal schematics of a new nuclear aircraft carrier and have them sent to Egypt, the Justice Department said.
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Demonstration in Imbaba, Cairo, while been attacked by tear gas
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Tourists at the Temple of Horus, Edfu in Egypt
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Army deployment cheered by the Egyptian public
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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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Demonstrators at Cairo's Tahrir Square
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The Luxor Temple at dusk.
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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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Islamists near Istanbul protest in support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Syria
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Students of Cairo University, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, shout slogans against the military and interior ministry
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By providing news throughout the region, Al-Jazeera has emerged as a major force uniting Arab sentiment throughout the oil-rich region.
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Canadians gather at Ontario Legislature to support Egypt.
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