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The office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said he had spoken with Egypt's intelligence head Abbas Kamel to inform him of his movement's backing for a fresh Egyptian-brokered push.

An Egyptian grandmother, who was duped into smuggling drugs while attempting to perform the lesser pilgrimage to Mecca, will return home after a four month ordeal in Saudi Arabia.

Egypt 'pressures Hamas' to stop sending fire-kites from Gaza

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Egypt 'pressures Hamas' to stop sending fire-kites from Gaza

Egypt has reportedly pressured Gaza's Hamas rulers to prevent incendiary kites and balloons from being launched into Israel.

Egypt IS cell 'planned to assassinate Sisi in Mecca'

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Egypt IS cell 'planned to assassinate Sisi in Mecca'

Egypt’s military court heard the trial of 292 detainees accused of forming 22 armed cells belonging to the Islamic State group’s Sinai branch on ...

Egypt passes controversial law 'selling' nationality for $400,000

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Egypt passes controversial law 'selling' nationality for $400,000

Egypt's parliament has approved a controversial draft law allowing foreigners to buy the Egyptian nationality for almost $400,000, the state-run ...

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Egypt law could give officers immunity from prosecution

Egypt's parliament approved a law which could give immunity to members of the security forces involved in unrest following the 2013 military coup.

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Egypt archaeologists uncover mummification workshop near Great Pyramids

An Egyptian-German mission also discovered an extremely rare gilded silver mask, the second only such discovery ever made.

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The Ayoub Sisters: Egyptian-Scottish musical duo know no bounds

The New Arab meets: The Ayoub Sisters, the classically trained multi-instrumentalists taking the crossover world by storm one catchy cover at a ...

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Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Comment: Five years after a military coup d'etat, the achievements of Egypt's 2011 revolution have been liquidated, and no dissenting voices are ...

Jailed Lebanese tourist's father condemns Lebanon's 'official silence'

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Jailed Lebanese tourist's father condemns Lebanon's 'official silence'

The father of Lebanese tourist jailed in Cairo for insulting Egyptians in an online video has slammed Beirut's 'silence' regarding her ...

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Lebanese demand release of tourist jailed for insulting Egypt

Lebanese social media users have called on their government to petition Egyptian authorities to release a tourist jailed for "insulting" ...

Lebanese tourist jailed in Egypt after making harassment claim

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Lebanese tourist jailed in Egypt after making harassment claim

Lebanese tourist Mona al-Mazbouh was sentenced to eight years in jail on Saturday, despite sexual harassment being a punishable offence in ...

Fire likely cause of 2016 EgyptAir crash: French investigation

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Fire likely cause of 2016 EgyptAir crash: French investigation

French investigators said a cockpit fire likely caused the 2016 EgyptAir MS804 crash, contradicting Egyptian authorities who said explosives ...

Egypt sentences 14 Muslim Brotherhood members to life

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Egypt sentences 14 Muslim Brotherhood members to life

Among those jailed was an adviser to ousted Islamist president Mohammad Morsi.

Egypt parliament approves officers immunity for Rabaa massacre

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Egypt parliament approves officers immunity for Rabaa massacre

Egypt's parliament has passed a bill that will effectively allow the president to grant immunity to military officers for the massacre of ...

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Egypt says it killed 3 jihadists, destroyed Gaza tunnels

The Egyptian army said its forces killed three jihadists in the Sinai and destroyed tunnels at Rafah on the Gaza border as part of a vast campaign against militants.

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UN urges Egypt to release daughter of Qatar-based cleric

The United Nations has called on Egyptian authorities to release the daughter of prominent Muslim scholar who has been held in solitary ...

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Qaradawi accuses Egypt of imprisoning daughter over Qatar crisis

Egyptian Muslim scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi has accused Cairo of holding his daughter for over a year in solitary confinement due to a ...

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Egypt delays verdict in mass trial over Rabaa protest

An Egyptian court delayed the final ruling into a case involving hundreds of protesters from a 2013 sit-in for “security concerns".

Sudan opposition party leader denied entry to Egypt

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Sudan opposition party leader denied entry to Egypt

The National Ummah Party says that leader Sadiq al-Mahdi was stopped on Saturday at Cairo Airport, on his way back from attending a ...

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France 'aiding Egypt repression' through arms sales

France has "participated in the bloody Egyptian repression" for the past five years by delivering weapons and surveillance systems to President ...

Sinai 'cornerstone' to Trump's peace plan, Egyptian sources reveal

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Sinai 'cornerstone' to Trump's peace plan, Egyptian sources reveal

Details of Trump's designs on the North Sinai, including Egyptian-controlled air and sea ports and an industrial zone for Gaza, have reportedly ...

Egypt TV anchor declares Erdogan rival winner of elections

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Egypt TV anchor declares Erdogan rival winner of elections

An Egyptian television TV anchor has declared the main rival to Turkey's president in a weekend presidential election as the winner of the vote ...

FIFA fines Egypt for players snubbing Qatar's BeIN

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FIFA fines Egypt for players snubbing Qatar's BeIN

FIFA has fined the Egyptian football team $100 thousand after the squad's players refused to speak to Qatar's beIN sports channel during games ...

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