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An Egyptian lawyer has pressed charges against former premier and presidential hopeful who is reportedly under house arrest

A former Egyptian premier and presidential hopeful has urged Cairo authorities to disclose the reasons behind the detention of several of his supporters.

Suicide of Egyptian mother with HIV highlights health crisis

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Suicide of Egyptian mother with HIV highlights health crisis

The tragic death of a young mother with HIV brings to light the woefully inadequate response and crushing societal stigma of the alarming HIV/AIDS epidemic in Egypt.

Russia expanding Middle East footprint with Egypt bases

Paul Iddon

Russia expanding Middle East footprint with Egypt bases

Analysis: Putin's deal with Sisi allows Moscow to project power over the region, while bolstering Cairo's international aspirations, writes Paul ...

Russia set to resume flights to Egypt

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Russia set to resume flights to Egypt

Over two years since the Metrojet Flight 9268 bombing that killed all 224 passengers on board, Egyptian and Russian ministers will agree to ...

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Pence Middle East trip going ahead amid Jerusalem outrage

US Vice President Mike Pence will still visit the Egypt and Israel on Tuesday despite controversy and cancellations following the Washington administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Ahmed Shafiq 'detained in Cairo hotel by Egyptian military'

Presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq is on lock down in a luxury hotel and under pressure to retract his bid for the Egyptian presidency, according ...

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Erdogan seeks to unite Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

The heads of 57 Muslim-majority states are set to meet in Istanbul for an emergency OIC summit to discuss Jerusalem.

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Egyptian singer Shyma jailed over racy video

Egyptian singer Shyma has been convicted of promoting debauchery and sentenced to two years behind bars after appearing in a raunchy music video ...

Erdogan, Putin 'finalise missile deal, agree on Jerusalem'

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Erdogan, Putin 'finalise missile deal, agree on Jerusalem'

Trump's outrageous decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has cemented unlikely allies in Erdogan and Putin.

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Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt's first nuclear plant

Moscow and Cairo signed a final contract on Monday that will see energy hungry Egypt light up with its first nuclear power plant.

Al-Azhar's strong stance on Jerusalem move 'embarrasses' Sisi

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Al-Azhar's strong stance on Jerusalem move 'embarrasses' Sisi

Egypt's top Muslim cleric has 'unilaterally' decided to strongly condemn Trump's announcement that the US recognises Jerusalem as Israel's ...

New best friends: Russia's Putin visits <em>Cairo</em> and Ankara

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New best friends: Russia's Putin visits Cairo and Ankara

Russian leader Vladimir Putin will begin a historic visit to Egypt and Turkey on Monday, two leading Sunni Muslim powers that have had complex ...

Abbas and Sisi to discuss Trump Jerusalem move

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Abbas and Sisi to discuss Trump Jerusalem move

Abbas will travel to Cairo to meet with the Egyptian President to discuss Trump's declaration on Jerusalem.

Israeli security guard stabbed as Jerusalem protests flare up

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Israeli security guard stabbed as Jerusalem protests flare up

A Palestinian stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli security guard in Jerusalem on Sunday, amid unrest over the White House's declaration of ...

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Egypt revives plans for new desert capital

Plans for a new Egyptian capital were first announced in March 2015 and it has been touted as a solution to overcrowding, pollution and rising house prices in Cairo.

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Lebanon calls for economic sanctions against the US

Lebanon has suggested Arab nations should slap economic sanctions on Washington over Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's ...

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Arab League demands Trump rescind Jerusalem recognition

Arab foreign ministers on Saturday urged the United States to rescind its controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling on ...

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Rare protest in Kuwait after Trump Jerusalem move

Kuwaitis abided by the state's strict protesting laws to show their defiance against US President Trump's official recognition of Jerusalem as ...

Egypt's Coptic Pope cancels Pence meeting over Jerusalem move

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Egypt's Coptic Pope cancels Pence meeting over Jerusalem move

Egypt's Coptic Pope has cancelled a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence in Cairo later this month in protest at Washington's ...

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Russia's Putin to visit Turkey, Egypt on Monday

The president's office confirmed Putin will travel to Turkey on Monday to discuss 'key problems' in the region.

Al-Azhar cancels meeting with US vice president

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Al-Azhar cancels meeting with US vice president

Egypt's highest religious institution cancelled a meeting with the American vice president, due to take place on December 20, following ...

Sisi yet to denounce Trump Jerusalem move

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Sisi yet to denounce Trump Jerusalem move

The Egyptian president's failure to condemn Trump's Jerusalem move raises questions over his international allegiances.

Egyptians join protests against Trump's Jerusalem move Egyptians join protests against Trump's Jerusalem move

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Egyptians join protests against Trump's Jerusalem move

Hundreds of Egyptians joined protests after Friday prayers at the famous al-Azhar mosque, as well as in Tahrir Square in Egypt’s capital city ...

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