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Egypt’s prosecutor general has ordered the release of a journalist days after she was arrested for covering anti-Sisi protests, after an outcry from press freedom groups

Basma Mostafa was brought before prosecutors on Sunday after she had gone missing the day before while reporting on unrest in the village of Al-Awamya.

Egyptian journalist 'disappears' after being trailed by policeman: report

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Egyptian journalist 'disappears' after being trailed by policeman: report

Colleagues and activists have raised concerns about the safety of Egyptian journalist Basma Mustafa following her reported disappearance.

Egypt reveals 59 ancient coffins found near Saqqara pyramids

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Egypt reveals 59 ancient coffins found near Saqqara pyramids

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

Egypt set for protests after young man's killing

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Egypt set for protests after young man's killing

The death of Egyptian Owais al-Rawi has drawn comparisons to the killing of George Floyd and sparked calls for 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.

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Egypt's Red Sea resorts prepare to reopen following lockdown

Hotels at Egypt's main seaside destinations are reopening at reduced capacity for domestic tourists from Friday, as the government eases the ...

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Transfer of sphinxes to Cairo square continues to polarise

Lawyers from a rights group have already filed a lawsuit, arguing that the move jeopardises the priceless artefacts.

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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 spreads in Egypt, Sisi puts truth on lockdown

Sam Hamad

Coronavirus spreads in Egypt, Sisi puts truth on lockdown

Comment: The main victims of Sisi's efforts to obscure the truth will be the poorest Egyptians, writes Sam Hamad.

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Egypt 'likely under-reporting 19,000' coronavirus cases, disease specialists believe

Canadian disease specialists believe Egypt, which is home to more than 100 million people, is likely to be underreporting the number of ...

25 virus cases aboard Egypt Nile cruise test negative

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25 virus cases aboard Egypt Nile cruise test negative

Egypt's health ministry said the total number of known cases in the county had risen to 59, including three more nationals and a foreign woman.

Nile cruise ship quarantined after 45 coronavirus cases confirmed

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Nile cruise ship quarantined after 45 coronavirus cases confirmed

As cases of coronavirus on an Egyptian cruise ship reach 45, a string of infections among American holidaymakers returning from Egypt signals a ...

Twelve Egyptian cruise workers test positive for coronavirus

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Twelve Egyptian cruise workers test positive for coronavirus

The twelve workers allegedly contracted the virus from an American-Taiwanese tourist. They have now been transferred to a specialist hospital.

Copts in Egypt: Trapped between a strongman and saviour

Charlie Hoyle

Copts in Egypt: Trapped between a strongman and saviour

Sisi has long crafted an image as the protector of Coptic Christians, a community trapped between the state and society with protection from ...

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Egypt court jails ex- Italian diplomat for smuggling artefacts

A former honorary Italian consul was sentenced to 15 years in jail in absentia on Tuesday, according to an Egyptian judicial source.

Amr Salahi

Egyptian killed after inspector forces him off moving train

A young man has been killed after being forced to jump off a moving train by a ticket inspector, in a case that has generated great public anger ...

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Egypt activists complain of Twitter bans after protests

Egyptians activists have said that dozens of anti-Sisi accounts have been suspended by Twitter in the wake of protests against the Egyptian ...

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Egypt claims to have released detainees from September protests

Egypt's interior ministry reportedly ordered the release of 'dozens' of detainees who had not yet been referred to the public prosecution.

Prominent Egyptian dissident Alaa Abdel Fattah 'disappeared', family says

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Prominent Egyptian dissident Alaa Abdel Fattah 'disappeared', family says

The family of a prominent Egyptian dissident says they do not know where he has been taken.

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UN warns Egypt's military 'to change approach to protests'

The UN has called on the Sisi regime to change their approach to protests after years of brutal crackdowns.

Thousands of Egyptians hit the streets demanding Sisi's removal

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Thousands of Egyptians hit the streets demanding Sisi's removal

Friday of Salvation: Thousands have taken to the streets across Egypt to call for the fall of the regime, despite Sisi's ruthless security ...

New protests erupt in Egypt demanding Sisi's removal

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New protests erupt in Egypt demanding Sisi's removal

Friday of Salvation: Thousands have taken to the streets across Egypt to call for the fall of the regime, despite Sisi's ruthless security ...

Which Mideastern countries are affected by Thomas Cook collapse?

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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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