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Gaza to pump sewage straight into sea as crisis worsens

Gaza - Municipalities in Gaza announced Wednesday they will pump sewage straight into the sea from the Palestinian coastal enclave due to fuel shortages and the desperate humanitarian situation in the strip.

Sports academy in Egypt gives Syrian children hope

Alexandria - When Amir al-Awad fled Syria for Egypt, he intended to cross the Mediterranean for a European country.

Three Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai campaign

Cairo - Egypt said Monday three of its soldiers had been killed in the Sinai Peninsula during a wide-ranging operation against the local branch of the Islamic State group.Four "extremists" were also killed, the military said in a statement.

Egypt arrests ex-presidential candidate Abul Fotouh: officials

Cairo - Egyptian police arrested on Wednesday a leading government critic and party leader Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, security officials said, while prosecutors remanded into custody another leading dissident.

Egypt remands in custody aide to barred presidential challenger

Cairo - Egypt's military prosecution has ordered a former anti-corruption chief detained for two weeks after he suggested a sidelined presidential candidate possessed damning material against leading officials, state media reported Wednesday.

Egypt presidential poll not 'free or fair': rights groups

Beirut - Egyptian presidential elections expected to be dominated by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi next month will be "neither free nor fair", more than a dozen human rights groups said Tuesday.

US envoy Tillerson in Egypt at start of Mideast tour

Cairo - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held talks Monday in Cairo with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the start of a Middle East tour.Tillerson landed in Cairo late Sunday and had dinner with Shoukry.

Egypt army kills 16 jihadists in Sinai

Cairo - Egypt's army said Sunday it had killed 16 jihadists and detained 34 more in the Sinai Peninsula since launching a major operation against them on Friday.

Egypt army announces major anti-jihadist operation

Cairo - The Egyptian army announced the launch on Friday of a major operation against jihadists across swathes of territory including the Sinai Peninsula, heart of a persistent Islamic State group insurgency.

Egypt army announces major operation in Sinai, Nile Delta

Cairo - The Egyptian army announced the launch on Friday of a major operation in the Nile Delta and the northern Sinai Peninsula, heart of a persistent Islamic State group insurgency.

Tillerson heads to Mideast amid new Syria carnage

Washington - Washington's top diplomat will make a five capital tour of the Middle East and Turkey next week, rallying allies as Syria's multi-front civil war rages unabated.

Russian belly dancer faces charges in Egypt over racy video

Cairo - A Russian belly dancer faces charges in Egypt for alleged "incitement to debauchery" after a video showing her scantily-dressed went viral, security sources said.

Egypt unveils tomb of ancient priestess

Cairo - Egyptian archaeologists on Saturday unveiled the tomb of an Old Kingdom priestess adorned with well-preserved and rare wall paintings.

Egypt's Sisi set for new term as presidential nominations close

Cairo - Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi looks set to romp to victory in a March presidential election fast becoming a referendum on his first four-year term, despite a last-minute candidate entering the fray on Monday.

Aide to barred Egypt presidential challenger stabbed

Cairo - Assailants on Saturday stabbed and seriously wounded Egypt's former anti-corruption chief who was also a top aide to a barred candidate for a March presidential election, his lawyer said.

Sisi's last real challenger quits Egypt presidential race

Cairo - A rights lawyer seen as the last real challenger to Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday quit the race to be president, the latest in a string of potential candidates to withdraw or be jailed.

Another Sisi rival at risk of exiting Egypt election race

Cairo - Another potential challenger to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appeared in danger Tuesday of dropping out of the election race after he was accused of breaking the law with his candidacy announcement.

Egypt military accuses presidential hopeful of committing crimes

Cairo - Egypt's military on Tuesday accused a former armed forces chief of staff who plans to stand in presidential elections in March of forgery and other crimes linked to his candidacy announcement.

Pence meets Sisi on Mideast tour amid Arab anger over Jerusalem

Cairo - US Vice President Mike Pence held talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Saturday at the start of a delayed Middle East tour overshadowed by Arab anger over Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Former armed forces chief to challenge Egypt's Sisi

Cairo - A former Egyptian armed forces chief of staff said on Saturday that he will challenge fellow military man Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for the presidency in March.

Pence heads to Mideast amid Israel embassy storm

Washington - US Vice President Mike Pence set off for the Middle East on Friday for a trip overshadowed by controversy over plans to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Egypt's President Sisi says will stand for re-election

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Friday he would stand in a presidential election due to take place in March."I announce to you in the honesty and transparency which we are used to...

Pence still to head to Mideast despite govt shutdown threat

Washington - US Vice President Mike Pence will still head to the Middle East late Friday for a high-stakes trip, despite the threat of a federal government shutdown looming over Washington, his spokeswoman said.

Egypt to hold presidential election March 26-28: authority

Cairo - Egyptians will head to the polls on March 26-28 in the first round of a presidential election, National Elections Authority chief Lasheen Ibrahim said Monday.A second round will be held on April 24-26 if required, he told a news conference in Cairo.

Egypt ex-PM Shafiq says will not stand for president in 2018

Cairo - Egypt's former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq said on Sunday that he will not now be a candidate in this year's presidential election, reversing a previous pledge to stand.

Egypt ex-PM Shafiq says will not stand for president in 2018

Cairo - Former Egyptian premier Ahmed Shafiq on Sunday announced he will not stand in the 2018 presidential elections, reversing a pledge to challenge at polls set to be dominated by leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt Copts mark Christmas Eve after bloody year

Egypt - Coptic Orthodox Christians packed Egypt's newly built Nativity of Christ Cathedral on Saturday for a Christmas Eve mass after a bloody year for a minority repeatedly targeted by jihadists.

Clashes in Cairo after detainee dies at police station

Cairo - Clashes erupted between Egyptian protesters and policemen on Saturday outside a Cairo police station over the death of a young man in custody, security sources said.The protesters torched 10 cars including three police vehicles, they said.

S. African tourist killed in Egypt balloon crash, 12 injured

Cairo - A South African tourist was killed and 12 other people were injured when a hot air balloon crashed near Egypt's ancient city of Luxor on Friday, a health ministry official said.

Egypt Copts to celebrate Christmas after bloody year

Cairo - Police in Egypt are boosting security around churches as Coptic Christians prepare to celebrate Orthodox Christmas on Sunday after a year of deadly jihadist attacks targeting the ancient community.
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