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After private videos filmed without her consent were posted on social media, a young woman 'burned herself to death' in Egypt, local media reports said.

Egypt discovered dozens of ancient coffins from 2,500 years ago.

Amnesty urges Egypt to release detainees after rare protests

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Amnesty urges Egypt to release detainees after rare protests

"Egyptian security forces have used tear gas, batons, and on at least one occasion live ammunition, and arrested hundreds of protesters and bystanders to disperse scattered demonstrations over several days."

Egyptian police arrest 10 in small, rare protests

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Egyptian police arrest 10 in small, rare protests

Demonstration have occurred across Egypt this week, which marks one year since corruption allegations sparked a renewed protest movement.

New protests in Egypt as security forces 'detain hundreds'

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New protests in Egypt as security forces 'detain hundreds'

Protests against President Sisi broke out in several suburban and rural areas of Egypt on Monday night, while security forces detained nearly ...

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WATCH: Egyptian protesters overturn police truck on 'Palacegate' anniversary

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.

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Morsi's son killed by 'lethal substance' in Egypt: lawyers

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 ...

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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.

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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.

Egypt detains another journalist on 'fake news' charges

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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.

Egypt to reopen airports, resume beach tourism

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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 ...

Egyptian actor supports trans son, activists see timid step

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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 blocks.

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Virus measures threaten Egypt's fragile economy

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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, ...

Car crash kills 16 during Cairo night-time curfew

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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.

Egyptian police hunt for 'bullies' who tormented Chinese tourist

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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.

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