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British woman Laura Plummer faces a criminal trial in Egypt after she allegedly smuggled powerful painkillers into the country.

'She's like a zombie,' the Laura Plummer's brother has said.

British cyclists complete London-Medina cycle ahead of Hajj pilgrimage

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British cyclists complete London-Medina cycle ahead of Hajj pilgrimage

Group of eight British-Muslims become the first Britons to cycle to Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage from northern Europe.

Motive of Egypt tourist resort killer 'not clear'

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Motive of Egypt tourist resort killer 'not clear'

Egypt's prosecution say that they cannot ascertain the motive of a man who stabbed two German tourists to death at a Hurghada resort, ...

Germany confirms two nationals killed in Egypt attack Germany confirms two nationals killed in Egypt attack

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Germany confirms two nationals killed in Egypt attack

Berlin said two women who were killed after being stabbed in an Egyptian beach resort were German nationals, confirming earlier reports.

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Tourists killed and wounded in Egypt beach resort stabbing

At least two tourists were killed and others wounded after being attacked by a knife-man at a Red Sea beach resort in Hurghada.

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Thomas Cook scraps Sharm al-Sheikh holidays over terror fears

Thomas Cook will not run its holiday service to the popular Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh this winter or next summer over fears of ...

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Russia checks-in: Moscow pilots security mission at Egyptian airports

Russian inspectors are surveilling airports in Egypt before they seek to resume flights to Cairo, following strained relations after the downing ...

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Two militants receive life sentence for Egypt hotel attack

Egyptian authorities slapped life sentences to two assailants convicted for an attack on the Red Sea hotel that took place last January.

Prosecution appeals decision to release Egyptian researcher Ismail Alexandrani

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Prosecution appeals decision to release Egyptian researcher Ismail Alexandrani

Egypt's prosecution has appealed against a court decision to release researcher Ismail Alexandrani after more than 350 days in pre-trial ...

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Detained Egyptian researcher nominated for RSF Press Freedom Prize

Detained Egyptian researcher and investigative journalist Ismail Alexandrani is one of 22 nominees for the Reporters without Borders (RSF) TV5 ...

Police state Egypt: Jailing political opposition

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Police state Egypt: Jailing political opposition

In the first of a series examining the war against democracy and civic life in Egypt, we look at the mass imprisonment of political opponents, ...

Leading Egyptian human rights lawyer banned from travel

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Leading Egyptian human rights lawyer banned from travel

A leading Egyptian human rights lawyer was banned from travelling to Beirut from Cairo International Airport over a court case linked to ...

Baby Butin: Egyptian newborn named after Russian leader

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Baby Butin: Egyptian newborn named after Russian leader

A couple in Egypt have christened their baby child Putin, to let the world know about their love for Russia's strongman leader.

US researcher denied entry to Egypt, deported after 'humiliation'

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US researcher denied entry to Egypt, deported after 'humiliation'

An American researcher was denied entry to Egypt and banned from future entries following interrogation, detention, and "humiliating" and ...

Taufiq Wan

Hands in the air, police tell Egyptian huggers

Authorities in Egypt have said that a "Free Hug Day" contradicts the country's public morality

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IS mortar attack kills 15 Egyptian policemen in Sinai

At least 15 police officers were killed when Islamic State militants ambushed a security checkpoint in the Sinai, the latest attack on the ...

Nada Ramadan

Steamy novel lands Egyptian novelist in jail

Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji was sentenced to two years in prison after publishing a "sexually explicit" excerpt of his novel 'Using Life' in a ...

Nada Ramadan

Egypt's embassy in Berlin: part of Sisi's oppressive apparatus?

Analysis: the Egyptian embassy in Berlin has been accused of acting like a branch of the State Security Services, Sisi's political police, ...

Dramatic drop in tourism to Egypt in December 2015

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Dramatic drop in tourism to Egypt in December 2015

The number of tourists visiting Egypt dropped by around 43 percent in December compared to the previous year, according to official statistics.

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Bomb kills four soldiers in Egypt's Sinai

A bomb explosion has killed an Egyptian colonel and three soldiers in North Sinai on Wednesday as their armoured vehicle passed by, security ...

Attack on Egypt hotel resort wounds three tourists

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Attack on Egypt hotel resort wounds three tourists

An attack on a hotel on Egypt's Red Sea resort town of Hurghada has left three European holidaymakers wounded.

Egypt judges secretly questioned over Facebook posts

Nada Ramadan

Egypt judges secretly questioned over Facebook posts

A number of Egyptian judges have been called for questioning over their Facebook posts after justice minister Ahmed al-Zend ordered the ...

Egyptian journalist and activist Ismail Alexandrani remains behind bars

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Egyptian journalist and activist Ismail Alexandrani remains behind bars

Rights groups are calling for the release of Ismail Alexandrani, who was detained at Hurghada airport late on Sunday accused of ...

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