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A Christian Egyptian family is organising daily feasts for hundreds Muslims marking the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk.

Comment: For Mohammed bin Salman, $10 billion is not an investment in Egypt's future, so much as a payment to its military for supporting his ambitions, writes Robert Springborg.

Sisi's pardon 'withdrawn' for Briton Laura Plummer, family distraught

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Sisi's pardon 'withdrawn' for Briton Laura Plummer, family distraught

Laura Plummer was expecting a presidential pardon from 'hell hole' Egyptian jail, only for the British Embassy to inform her family that there had been a 'mistake'

Sisi could 'pardon' British woman jailed in squalid conditions

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Sisi could 'pardon' British woman jailed in squalid conditions

President Sisi's pardon for jailed Brit Laura Plummer will save her from her three-year drug smuggling sentence, but also aims to mask rampant ...

Egypt court convicts British female tourist of smuggling painkillers

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Egypt court convicts British female tourist of smuggling painkillers

A court in Egypt’s Red Sea region has convicted a British woman of smuggling hundreds of powerful painkillers banned in the Arab country, ...

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British tourist 'mistakenly pleads guilty' in Egypt smuggling trial

An Egyptian judge has adjourned the trial of a British woman accused of drug smuggling after her answers to the court were 'lost in translation'.

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British woman faces trial in Egypt for 'smuggling painkillers'

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

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British woman 'facing death' for taking painkillers to Egypt

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

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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, ...

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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.

Tourists killed and wounded in Egypt beach resort stabbing

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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.

Thomas Cook scraps Sharm al-Sheikh holidays over terror fears

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

Two militants receive life sentence for Egypt hotel attack

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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.

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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 detention.

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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.

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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 ...

Hands in the air, police tell Egyptian huggers

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Hands in the air, police tell Egyptian huggers

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

IS mortar attack kills 15 Egyptian policemen in Sinai

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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 ...

Steamy novel lands Egyptian novelist in jail

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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 ...

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