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Probe of gang rape case that shocked Egypt ensnares many

CAIRO: An announcement last month that Egypt’s top prosecutor would investigate an alleged 2014 gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at a luxury Cairo hotel marked a rare moment of triumph for human rights activists. Those hopes were quickly dispelled after authorities detained possible witnesses and some of their acquaintances, ...

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Egypt’s inflation lowest in nearly a decade

CAIRO: Egypt’s inflation rate dropped to the lowest level in nearly a decade last month, official figures showed Saturday, as cheaper food offered respite to consumers squeezed by IMF-backed reforms. The annual inflation rate was 2.4 percent in October, compared with 17.5 percent a year earlier, the Central Agency for ...

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Over 1,100 detained in Egypt after protests

CAIRO: Egyptian authorities have detained more than 1,100 people since the weekend, when protests were held in several cities calling on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to quit, human rights monitors said. Defying a ban on protesting without a permit, hundreds took to the streets in Cairo and other cities in ...

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Two killed in attack on Egypt security forces

CAIRO:  Two people including a civilian were killed in a suicide bomb attack Thursday targeting security forces in the restive Sinai Peninsula, medical and security sources said. The attack hit forces stationed near a parking lot in the city of Sheikh Zuweid in North Sinai, the sources told Agencies. One ...

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Erdogan claims ex-Egyptian president was killed

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed that former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi didn’t die of natural causes, but that he was killed. During a speech in Istanbul, Erdogan cited as evidence that the deposed Egyptian president allegedly “flailed” in a Cairo courtroom for 20 minutes Monday and nobody ...

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Egypt’s Morsi dies in court during trial hearing

CAIRO: Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s former president who was ousted by the military in 2013, died in court during his trial, according to local reports. The state TV says the 67-year-old Morsi was attending a session on Monday in his trial on espionage charges when he blacked out and then died. ...

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Egypt asks UK to halt auction of Tutankhamun sculpture

The Egyptian embassy in London requested that Britain prevent the planned sale by Christie’s of an ancient sculpture representing King Tutankhamun’s head and return it to Egypt, the foreign ministry said. “The Egyptian embassy in London requested the British foreign affairs ministry and the auction hall to stop the sale,” ...

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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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