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Rival Palestinian factions Hamas, Fatah resume reconciliation talks in Cairo

October 11, 2017 2:08 pm
Rival Palestinian factions Hamas, Fatah resume reconciliation talks in Cairo

Fatah and Hamas officials hold their hands up during a meeting in Gaza City, October 2, 2017. (Photo by AP) Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have kicked off unity talks in the Egyptian capital amid high hopes that the negotiations would usher in a long-awaited national reconciliation. “We meet […]

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Foreign ministers from Saudi-led bloc to meet in Cairo over Qatar’s response to demands

July 5, 2017 10:30 pm
Foreign ministers from Saudi-led bloc  to meet in Cairo over Qatar’s response to demands

Persian Gulf foreign ministers meet in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on May 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Foreign ministers from the Saudi-led quartet involved in a diplomatic spat with Qatar are set to meet in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, to discuss Doha’s response to their demands put forward as a […]

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Egyptian court in Cairo gives death penalty to 20 men over Kerdasa massacre

July 2, 2017 10:30 pm
Egyptian court in Cairo gives death penalty to 20 men over Kerdasa massacre

An Egyptian court has upheld the death penalty for 20 people over their alleged roles in killing of 13 policemen in the violence that followed the military’s ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, while sentencing many others to hefty jail terms. The Cairo Criminal Court also on Sunday […]

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Egypt court votes against transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia

June 21, 2017 7:00 pm
Egypt court votes against transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia

An Egyptian woman holds up a national flag bearing the names “Tiran” and “Sanafir,” two islands that the government has agreed to transfer to Saudi Arabia, in Cairo, January 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP) An Egyptian court has overruled a previous verdict authorizing the transfer of two strategic Egyptian islands […]

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Hamas leader Gaza Yehiya Sinwar in Egypt for rare talks after spat

June 5, 2017 10:30 pm
Hamas leader Gaza Yehiya Sinwar in Egypt for rare talks after spat

A handout picture released on February 21, 2017 by the office of the new chairman of Hamas political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, shows him (R) meeting with the newly chosen leader in Gaza, Yehiya Sinwar, in Gaza City. (Photo by AFP) A delegation from the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, headed by […]

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Sudanese foreign minister visits Cairo for talks meant to defuse bilateral tensions

June 4, 2017 10:30 pm
Sudanese foreign minister visits Cairo for talks meant to defuse bilateral tensions

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (R) meets with his Sudanese counterpart, Ibrahim Ghandour, in Cairo on June 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Sudan’s foreign minister has visited Egypt in the hope of defusing months of tensions between the two neighbors locked in a border dispute, but there are reports of […]

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accuses Egypt of supporting rebels at war with Khartoum

May 24, 2017 10:30 pm
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accuses Egypt of supporting rebels at war with Khartoum

Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (Photo by Reuters) Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has accused Egypt of supporting rebels at war with Khartoum, a week ahead of a visit to Cairo by Sudan’s foreign minister that is aimed at easing tensions between the neighboring states. Egypt and Sudan have been at […]

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Prosecutor orders release of Egypt’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak

March 14, 2017 11:00 am
Prosecutor orders release of Egypt’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak

Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Photo / AP file Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak was ordered to be freed from detention today, according to the prosecutor who signed his release order. The decision ends nearly six years of legal proceedings against Mubarak and seems certain to revive the ongoing debate […]

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Torso of massive statue lifted from Cairo mud

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Torso of massive statue lifted from Cairo mud

Part of a massive statue, that may be of Pharaoh Ramses II, is pulled out of groundwater in a Cairo slum. Photo / AP The 3 tonne torso of a massive statue that may be of one of Egypt’s most famous pharaohs was lifted from mud and groundwater where it […]

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Egyptian prosecutor allows release of former dictator Hosni Mubarak

March 13, 2017 10:30 pm
Egyptian prosecutor allows release of former dictator Hosni Mubarak

This file photo taken on October 6, 2016 shows Egypt’s former dictator Hosni Mubarak waving from his room at the Maadi military hospital in Cairo. (Photo by AFP) An Egyptian prosecutor has allowed for former dictator Hosni Mubarak to be released from detention after an appeals court acquitted him of involvement […]

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