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After decades of refusals from Germany, Egypt is renewing efforts to repatriate the iconic bust of Ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti.

Protests against President Sisi broke out in several suburban and rural areas of Egypt on Monday night, while security forces detained nearly 200 people for participating in previous protests.

Egypt father throws his three children onto train tracks

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Egypt father throws his three children onto train tracks

Three children were thrown onto the path of an oncoming train by their own father, Egyptian media reported, in a crime that has shocked the nation.

Egyptian engineer dies after alleged torture inside security headquarters

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Egyptian engineer dies after alleged torture inside security headquarters

Hisham Abu Ali, who was allegedly tortured to death by security forces two weeks after being forcibly disappeared, is the 16th person to die ...

Copts in Egypt: Trapped between a strongman and saviour

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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 upholds controversial niqab ban for Cairo University staff

An Egypt court made a final, non-appealable decision upholding a ban on teaching staff wearing the face veil at Cairo University.

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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.

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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.

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 ...

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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 ...

Scores of Egyptian prisoners die due to medical neglect

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Scores of Egyptian prisoners die due to medical neglect

Twenty-two Egyptian prisoners died in the last seven months due to medical neglect, according to a new report.

Egyptians encounter bribery, coercion in 'Pharaoh motion' referendum

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Egyptians encounter bribery, coercion in 'Pharaoh motion' referendum

Egyptians voting on a controversial constitutional amendment which could see President Sisi extend his rule until 2030 have encountered bribery, ...

Thousands-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus opened live on TV

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Thousands-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus opened live on TV

The opening of a thousands-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus on live TV on Sunday was perceived to be a state-backed attempt to boost tourism in the ...

Arab or Copt? Rami Malek Oscar win sparks debate

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Arab or Copt? Rami Malek Oscar win sparks debate

An Oscar win for American-Egyptian actor Rami Malik's has seen his identity as a member of Egypt's Coptic minority come under the spotlight.

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Fifty mummies uncovered in Egypt's first discovery of 2019

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a Pharonic tomb containing the mummies of people thought to have been important figures.

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Egyptian-American Rami Malek wins Golden Globe 'best actor' award

Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek has picked up a Golden Globe award for his performance in Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic about legendary ...

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Egypt creates body to fight 'sectarian incidents'

Egypt has announced the creation of a committee to tackle "sectarian incidents".

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Egyptian Christians rally at funeral against police killing

Hundreds of Egyptian Christians have rallied at the funeral of two members of their community who were shot dead by a policeman in the southern ...

Archaeologists discover Ramses II inscriptions in Temple of Ra

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Archaeologists discover Ramses II inscriptions in Temple of Ra

Cairo regularly announces new discoveries to kickstart interest in ancient Egypt and revive the country's struggling tourism sector.

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Egyptian sentenced to death for murdering elderly Coptic doctor

An Egyptian man has been sentenced to death for killing an 82-year-old Coptic Christian doctor.

Egypt archaeologists discover 6,000-year-old cat mummies

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Egypt archaeologists discover 6,000-year-old cat mummies

Cats held a special place in Ancient Egypt and were often mummified as religious offerings.

Egypt court jails 65 suspected IS militants

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Egypt court jails 65 suspected IS militants

Egyptian courts have convicted many suspected jihadists in mass trials which have been criticised by human rights groups.

Egypt's Sisi pledges to build new churches after attack

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Egypt's Sisi pledges to build new churches after attack

Egypt's president has pledged to facilitate the construction of new churches in the wake of a deadly attack on Coptic Christians in central ...

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