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The UN has said that peace talks between Libya’s two rival administrations, which took place in Egypt, have been "positive" and pave the way for future discussions

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

Egypt to open tourist destinations less hit-hard by virus

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Egypt to open tourist destinations less hit-hard by virus

The decision comes even as the pandemic surges in the densely populated capital of Cairo and other major cities, where many people say they can’t find a hospital bed.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The coronavirus has led to a stricter clampdown in the Middle East of social gatherings. Here are five stories you need to know about ...

Tourist in Egypt becomes first virus death in Africa

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Tourist in Egypt becomes first virus death in Africa

A German tourist died Sunday of the novel coronavirus in a Sinai resort of eastern Egypt, the first death from the epidemic recorded in Africa.

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Egypt releases Briton arrested for 'pat on the back'

An Egyptian court has freed a British national accused of sexual assault after finding a lack of evidence against him.

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Which Mideastern countries are affected by Thomas Cook collapse?

Tourism in Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt has only just bounced back from a spate of extremist attacks and political upheaval a few years ago.

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Egypt releases British woman jailed for 'smuggling' painkillers

British citizen Laura Plummer is preparing to return to the UK after spending 13 months in an Egyptian prison for possession of a controlled ...

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Egypt denies alleged organ theft after British tourist's death

Egypt has denied allegations of organ theft after the body of a British tourist was returned home missing a heart and kidneys.

Briton jailed in Egypt for smuggling painkillers loses appeal

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Briton jailed in Egypt for smuggling painkillers loses appeal

Shop assistant Laura Plummer was hoping to convince judges she did not know Tramadol was illegal before taking it into the country.

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Egypt hotel couple's deaths 'inconclusive' after autopsy

British holidaymakers John and Susan Cooper died last month after falling ill suddenly during an all-inclusive stay at a plush hotel in ...

UK investigation into Egypt hotel deaths 'could take months'

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UK investigation into Egypt hotel deaths 'could take months'

A senior coroner has said that an investigation into the deaths of a British couple in Egypt could take 'several months' as a UK Home Office ...

Egypt coroner rules E. coli killed British couple

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Egypt coroner rules E. coli killed British couple

An E. Coli outbreak led to the deaths of a British couple on holiday in Egypt, the coroner in the investigation into their deaths has ruled.

E-coli found at Egyptian hotel where UK couple died

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E-coli found at Egyptian hotel where UK couple died

Travel operator Thomas Cook said high levels of e-coli were found during tests at the Egyptian hotel where a British couple died last month.

British tourist killed in Egypt banana boat accident

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British tourist killed in Egypt banana boat accident

Janice Bowles, 58, from Bristol, died while on holiday in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada after she was flipped from a banana boat and ...

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Egypt will complete British couple's autopsies 'next week'

John and Susan Cooper's autopsies are expected to be completed next week, Egyptian pathologists say.

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Water, food tested at Egypt hotel, where couple died

Investigators into the deaths of a British couple on holiday in Egypt, have tested food and water at the Sinai hotel they stayed at.

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Tourists to sue Egypt hotel, where British couple died

Around 20 holidaymakers who said they felt unwell after staying in an Egyptian resort where two British tourists died, said they are the hotel ...

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British travel agency evacuates Egypt guests after two die

A British international travel company says it's evacuating its customers from a hotel in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada after two ...

Egypt Christian family feeds hundreds of Muslims during Ramadan

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Egypt Christian family feeds hundreds of Muslims during Ramadan

A Christian Egyptian family is organising daily feasts for hundreds Muslims marking the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from dawn to ...

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Saudi megaproject harnesses Egypt's Sinai, but at what cost?

Comment: For Mohammed bin Salman, $10 billion is not an investment in Egypt's future, so much as a payment to its military for supporting his ...

Sisi's pardon 'withdrawn' for Briton Laura Plummer, family distraught

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Sisi's pardon 'withdrawn' for Briton Laura Plummer, family distraught

Laura Plummer was expecting a presidential pardon from 'hell hole' Egyptian jail, only for the British Embassy to inform her family that there ...

Sisi could 'pardon' British woman jailed in squalid conditions

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Sisi could 'pardon' British woman jailed in squalid conditions

President Sisi's pardon for jailed Brit Laura Plummer will save her from her three-year drug smuggling sentence, but also aims to mask rampant ...

Egypt court convicts British female tourist of smuggling painkillers

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Egypt court convicts British female tourist of smuggling painkillers

A court in Egypt’s Red Sea region has convicted a British woman of smuggling hundreds of powerful painkillers banned in the Arab country, ...

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