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Egyptian protesters angry at the potential demolition of unlicensed buildings in their village have overturned a police truck on the first anniversary of last year's demonstrations against presidential corruption.

Government reports had alleged that Abdullah Morsi was found dead a year ago due to a heart attack, but his lawyers claim new evidence shows otherwise.

Rio's Christ lit up to honour victims in Beirut

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Rio's Christ lit up to honour victims in Beirut

Brazil's famous monument, Christ the Redeemer lights up to remember the more than 137 people who died in the horrific Beirut explosion.

Egypt, UAE landmarks pay tribute to Lebanon blast victims

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Egypt, UAE landmarks pay tribute to Lebanon blast victims

World landmarks lit up in solidarity with Lebanon on Tuesday as the hashtag #PrayforBeirut trended on Twitter.

Egypt invites Elon Musk after 'aliens built pyramids' tweet

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Egypt invites Elon Musk after 'aliens built pyramids' tweet

Egypt's international cooperation minister has invited the Tesla founder to visit the pyramids after he tweeted the ancient structures were ...

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Egypt eases restrictions despite surge in Covid-19 infections

Egypt has lifted restrictions put in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic, despite a rise in infections.

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Egypt detains another journalist on 'fake news' charges

Egypt has already been named the third worst jailer of journalists, after China and Turkey, by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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Egypt to reopen airports, resume beach tourism

Egypt will reopen its airports on July 1 and begin welcoming to beach resorts tourists kept away by the coronavirus pandemic, the government ...

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Egyptian actor supports trans son, activists see timid step

When a prominent Egyptian actor came forward as the parent of a trans son, Arab LGBTQ+ activists said a long-overdue conversation had begun, but ...

Egypt's Sisi tests team daily to prevent coronavirus infection

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Egypt's Sisi tests team daily to prevent coronavirus infection

Dozens of people working closely with Egypt's President Sisi are subject to the daily coronavirus testing, said an official Egyptian source.

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Too close to home? New Egypt bridge triggers outrage

Egyptian authorities have been ridiculed for the construction of a bridge that takes no consideration for the surrounding residential tower ...

Egypt's president expands powers, citing virus outbreak

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Egypt's president expands powers, citing virus outbreak

President Sissi approved amendments to the country's state of emergency, granting him and security agencies additional powers.

Egypt moves sphinxes to Tahrir Square despite controversy

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Egypt moves sphinxes to Tahrir Square despite controversy

Egyptian authorities have relocated four ancient sphinxes to Cairo's Tahrir Square, prompting fears that the city's high air pollution could ...

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of coronavirus this week

Egypt tech firm 3D-prints face shields for health workers

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Egypt tech firm 3D-prints face shields for health workers

A Cairo-based tech company has built face shields and delivered them to thousands of Egyptian medics on the frontlines of the coronavirus ...

Tara Brian

Stranded by war, Yemenis in Egypt dream of home

Seeking treatment in Egypt is nothing new, but returning home for Yemeni medical travellers has become increasingly untenable as the war stretches into its sixth year.

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Virus measures threaten Egypt's fragile economy

The partial lockdown threatens the livelihoods of many of Egypt’s 100 million residents, one of three of whom were already living in poverty, ...

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Car crash kills 16 during Cairo night-time curfew

An accident took place on a stretch of the Egyptian capital’s ring road notorious for its hairpin turns and speeding traffic.

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Egyptian police hunt for 'bullies' who tormented Chinese tourist

A group of Egyptians reached out to the tourist at his hotel in Giza in a heartwarming gesture.

Young Egyptian man commits suicide from iconic <em>Giza</em> pyramid

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Young Egyptian man commits suicide from iconic Giza pyramid

Egypt's ministry of tourism confirmed the death of a young Egyptian man who committed suicide from the second largest pyramid in Giza ...

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Egyptian court shuts down Shia TV channels, websites

The court ordered that Egytian ISPs restrict access to Shia website, including a prominent news website.

Should the British Museum return its Egyptian collection?

Ali Abbas Ahmadi

Should the British Museum return its Egyptian collection?

The British Museum has over 50,000 artefacts from Egypt, most of which were acquired during the colonial era.

Egyptian journalist detained after 'critical' report on Sisi's son

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Egyptian journalist detained after 'critical' report on Sisi's son

Journalist Shady Zalat was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning.

will.i.am, Mariah Carey should say 'no' to Dubai Expo

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will.i.am, Mariah Carey should say 'no' to Dubai Expo

Comment: Celebrities, businesses and governments still have time to take a stand against UAE's human rights record, and pull their support from ...

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