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Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old mummies in Aswan

ASWAN: Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered an ancient tomb with mummies believed to date back about 2,000 years in the southern city of Aswan. The Antiquities Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the tomb is from the Greco-Roman period, which began with Alexander the Great in 332 BC. ...

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Egypt vote on referendum extending el-Sissi’s rule to 2030

Egyptians were being asked on Saturday to vote on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030. The three-day voting period for the nationwide referendum starts at 9am (0700 GMT) on Saturday on proposed changes that would also further enshrine the military’s role in ...

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Suicide bomber kills three policemen in Cairo

CAIRO: A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the heart of ancient Islamic Cairo, killing three policemen who were chasing him through its narrow alleyways, medical and security sources said. Monday evening’s bombing, in the Darb al-Ahmar neighbourhood near the historic Al-Azhar mosque, also wounded two other policemen, the ...

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Egypt receives $2bn tranche of IMF loan

Pedestrians walk past the International Monetary Fund headquarters' complex in Washington Sunday, May 2, 2010. A senior International Monetary Fund official says the IMF's executive board is meeting in Washington to consider how much aid to grant Athens under a massive rescue loan package.

CAIRO: Egypt has received the fifth installment of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan, worth $2 billion, an official source at the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) said, adding that the new batch of the IMF loan will be used to support the state budget and will have positive repercussions ...

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Egypt university scraps expulsion of student over hug

CAIRO: Egypt’s Al-Azhar university overturned a decision to expel a female student who was filmed hugging a male colleague, after the country´s top Muslim cleric intervened in her favour. In a video widely circulated earlier this month, a man was seen carrying a bouquet of flowers kneeling before a woman ...

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Salah voted African Footballer of the Year

CAIRO: Egypt striker Mohamed Salah was voted as the African Footballer of the Year for the second successive year at the Confederation of African Football’s awards ceremony in Dakar on Tuesday. Salah beat fellow nominees, Liverpool team mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He edged the same two ...

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Ethiopia’s Nile river dam may start working in 2020 despite Egypt’s fears

ADDIS-ABABA: The €3.3 billion ($4 billion) Grand Renaissance Dam, the largest hydroelectric project in Africa, is due to start initial operations in December 2020, according to Ethiopian Water and Energy Minister Seleshi Bekele. “750 megawatts is the planned initial production with two turbines. The government expected the dam to be fully operational by the end of 2022”, Bekele ...

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Egypt police ‘kill 40 militants’ in raids after tourist bus blast

GIZA: Police in Egypt have killed dozens of militants during security raids on their hideouts, the interior ministry has said. The raids killed “40 terrorists” in Giza and North Sinai on Saturday morning, according to a statement from the ministry. It said the militants were planning a series of attacks ...

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Photographer slammed for sexual photo shoot at Great Pyramid

CAIRO: Egyptian authorities are investigating a video shared by Danish photographer that shows him along with a woman apparently scaling the Great Pyramid of Giza and then posing in a sexual position at the famous tourist spot, The Guardian reported. Andreas Hvid, who shared the video on various social media platforms, wrote ...

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Egypt court orders execution of 8 over terror

CAIRO: An Egyptian military court ordered the execution of eight suspect terrorists over involvement in deadly attacks against the Egyptian armed forces, state-run news website reported. The military court in Ismailia province northeast of Cairo also sentenced 32 other defendants to 25 years in jail and two defendants to 15 ...

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