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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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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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