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The attack took place on Sunday when two tourists - a mother and her son - and their tour guide were snorkelling in Ras Mohammed national park.

Wilayat Sinai, Egypt's Islamic State group affiliate, has occupied four villages in the north of the Sinai peninsula for nearly a week.

Egypt eases restrictions despite surge in Covid-19 infections

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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 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 ...

Egypt returned deceased British diver's body 'with heart missing'

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Egypt returned deceased British diver's body 'with heart missing'

British pathologists have been told it could take up to four years for Egypt to release a detailed coroner's report.

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Egypt reopens slowly to revive coroanvirus-hit economy

Egypt has loosened a strict coronavirus curfew for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in an effort to kickstart the economy.

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North Sinai residents see blockade as 'blessing' amid coronavirus

Egypt's imposition of a mandatory "self-isolation" in the North Sinai governorate may allow it to steer clear of a coronavirus outbreak.

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Egypt begins building concrete wall along Gaza border

Dozens of workers aided by cranes could be seen erecting the structure, which will stretch from Gaza's south-eastern tip to the Rafah crossing ...

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Britons land in Sharm El-Sheikh after flight restrictions lifted

British tourists arrived in Sharm El-Sheikh for the first time in five years after a deadly 2015 airline bombing ...

Egypt releases Briton arrested for 'pat on the back'

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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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Egypt sentences officer-turned-militant and 36 others to death

The 37 have been charged with involvement in high-profile attacks on the Egyptian military and senior officials.

Sisi dubs Egypt 'oasis of stability' amid crackdown

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Sisi dubs Egypt 'oasis of stability' amid crackdown

Calls for protests on the Egyptian revolution's ninth anniversary have spread on social media.

Egyptian YouTube star arrested over videos criticising Sisi

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Egyptian YouTube star arrested over videos criticising Sisi

Comedian Shady Srour was arrested upon his arrival at Cairo International Airport from the United States earlier this week.

ICC warns Libya's Haftar to hand over war criminal

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ICC warns Libya's Haftar to hand over war criminal

Mahmoud Al-Werfalli is wanted by the ICC for his alleged role in war crimes in Libya.

Khalifa Haftar's militias 'rain' rockets on Tripoli neighbourhood

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Khalifa Haftar's militias 'rain' rockets on Tripoli neighbourhood

Forces loyal to Haftar have launched a barrage of rocket fire into civilian areas of Tripoli, following the rogue general's announcement that ...

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Sisi vows to support Haftar as Libya tensions increase

Egyptian President Sisi has said that he will continue to support rogue Libyan General Khalifa Haftar and called the internationally-recognised government of Libya 'hostages' of militias.

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Lebanon's defence minister blames deteriorating economy on Syrian refugees

Lebanon's defence minister is the latest senior politician to blame the country's downtrodden economy on Syrian refugees.

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Sisi urges 'decisive' action against states backing 'terror'

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said 'decisive' action was needed against countries supporting 'terrorism', in likely reference to Turkey and ...

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Egypt's 'Palacegate' whistleblower gets five-year sentence in absentia

A former Egyptian military contractor who made serious allegations of corruption against Egypt's president has been sentenced to five years in ...

Egyptian soldiers killed in coordinated IS Sinai attacks

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Egyptian soldiers killed in coordinated IS Sinai attacks

Attacks on military and security targets in Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid killed four soldiers, including an officer, as Egypt’s military ...

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Egypt PM targeted with suspected car bomb in Cairo

Parts of Sheikh Zayed City were put on lockdown on Sunday night after a car crashed into security outside the prime minister's ...

Merkel hails democracy, freedom, unless of course, you're Egyptian

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Merkel hails democracy, freedom, unless of course, you're Egyptian

Comment: Europe has ignored Morsi's murder by an Egyptian regime that they continue to lavish, writes Sam Hamad.

Egypt claims dozens militants killed in North Sinai clashes

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Egypt claims dozens militants killed in North Sinai clashes

The Egyptian army is continuing its campaign against IS affiliate Wilayat Sinai, claiming to have killed over 80 fighters between September 28 ...

Two Egyptian soldiers killed in 'IS attack' in Sinai

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Two Egyptian soldiers killed in 'IS attack' in Sinai

Two soldiers are believed to have been killed in an ambush in the town Sheikh Zuweid, in the northern part of the Sinai peninsula.

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