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Russian observers will be deployed at the Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada airports, according to an Egyptian political source.

Hundreds of worshippers gathered inside mosques in Cairo to pray.

Egypt to widen Suez Canal after cargo ship blockage

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Egypt to widen Suez Canal after cargo ship blockage

After maritime commerce was brought to a halt for days, Egypt now intends to widen a part of the canal to avoid a repetition of the March incident.

Ethiopia to generate electricity from GERD starting August

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Ethiopia to generate electricity from GERD starting August

Ethiopia has announced that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will begin producing electricity in August.

Egypt hangs Coptic monk for killing of abbot

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Egypt hangs Coptic monk for killing of abbot

Egyptian authorities executed a Coptic Christian monk convicted over the 2018 killing of the abbot of an ancient desert monastery.

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US envoy in Sudan for talks on Nile dam

US envoy Jeffrey Feltman, whose visit comes as part of a regional tour, is expected to meet with senior Sudanese officials during his two-day sojourn.

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Turkey to 'expand, develop' Egyptian relations restoration talks: Erdogan

Erdogan said Ankara seeks to 'restore… historic relations' with Cairo 'not as enemies but as friends'.

Alex de Waal

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Comment: A brutal regional conflict broke out last November and shows no signs of winding down, writes Alex de Waal.

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US envoy in Egypt for Ethiopia dam talks

US envoy Jeffrey Feltman has met Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a new effort to resolve the ...

Egypt, Turkey officials hold talks to reset frayed ties

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Egypt, Turkey officials hold talks to reset frayed ties

Egypt's foreign ministry has confirmed that the deputy foreign ministers of both nations are chairing meetings in Cairo for talks on normalising ...

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Eritrea's president visits Sudan amid tensions over Ethiopia

The two-day visit comes after Sudan in February accused a 'third party' of siding with Ethiopia in its border dispute with Sudan in a ...

Egypt buys 30 Rafale jets from France: military

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Egypt buys 30 Rafale jets from France: military

The latest purchase from French defence firm Dassault Aviation is aimed at shoring up "national security" and will be financed through a ...

Rape and torture of Egypt detainee prompts international outrage

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Rape and torture of Egypt detainee prompts international outrage

At least three of the prisoner's family members have been detained since they published the allegations of sexual assault and torture.

Egypt registers 'world record' of Covid deaths among doctors

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Egypt registers 'world record' of Covid deaths among doctors

Sixty-one doctors have died from coronavirus since the start of April, the Egyptian Medical Syndicate announced this week.

How warming Egypt-Turkey ties could impact the Middle East

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How warming Egypt-Turkey ties could impact the Middle East

Analysis: The beginning of a new chapter in Egypt-Turkey relations could also pave the way for changes in the wider region.

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Turkey wants to mend ties with Saudi Arabia: spokesperson

Turkey is seeking better ties with Saudi Arabia after recent fall outs.

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Egypt executes nine over 2013 police station storming

Egyptian authorities executed nine people Monday over the storming of a police station in 2013 in which 13 policemen were killed, a security ...

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Egypt’s information minister resigns after months-long standoff with media

Osama Heikal resigned after months of pressure by pro-government figures who disapproved of his criticism Egypt's media.

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Egypt's Sisi extends state of emergency for seventeenth time

Egypt's state of emergency has been extended for another three months, with a parliament dominated by Sisi's supporters expected to approve the ...

Egyptian civilian killed by army in restive Sinai peninsula

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Egyptian civilian killed by army in restive Sinai peninsula

Egyptian forces are fighting an extremist insurgency in the Sinai peninsula but rights groups say civilians regularly bear the brunt of the ...

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Egypt's Brotherhood mulls elections in exile amid internal dissent

The acting leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Ibrahim Munir, is reportedly planning elections to the movement's governing body, despite ...

UAE strongman Mohammad bin Zayed to visit Cairo: reports

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UAE strongman Mohammad bin Zayed to visit Cairo: reports

The UAE's de facto ruler, Mohammed bin Zayed, plans to visit Cairo to discuss Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam amid tension in Egyptian-Emirati ...

Russia to resume flights to Egypt after 6-year hiatus

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Russia to resume flights to Egypt after 6-year hiatus

Moscow suspended all flights to Egypt after the Sinai's IS affiliate shot down a Russian passenger jet.

Egypt to release hundreds of prisoners ‘including Brotherhood members’

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Egypt to release hundreds of prisoners ‘including Brotherhood members’

Egyptian authorities will release 1,686 prisoners to mark Ramadan, including members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood movement, according to ...

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