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Country spanning North Africa and Southwest Asia

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Egypt: Country spanning North Africa and Southwest Asia
Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a country in the northeast corner of Africa, whose territory in the Sinai Peninsula extends beyond the continental boundary with Asia, as traditionally defined. Egypt is bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, Libya to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north. Across the Gulf of Aqaba lies Jordan, across the Red Sea lies Saudi Arabia, and across the Mediterranean lie Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, although none share a land border with Egypt.

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Fire after gas leak in Egypt kills seven, injures 16: state newspaper

At least seven people were killed and 16 injured in a fire in a Nile Delta village on Wednesday evening, hours after the attempted theft of gas from a pipeline caused a gas leak in the area, Egypt's..
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U.S. presses Egypt on alleged torture, mass arrests at U.N. review

The United States and other Western countries urged Egypt on Wednesday to investigate alleged killings and torture by its security forces and to release journalists and others arrested for exercising..
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Videos for Egypt


Calm skies over Gaza as truce declared [Video]Calm skies over Gaza as truce declared

Israel and Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad declared a truce on Thursday, after 48 hours of bloodshed that has killed dozens of people. David Doyle reports.

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Gaza Strip ceasefire agreed after 32 killed in bombardments [Video]Gaza Strip ceasefire agreed after 32 killed in bombardments

Egypt-brokered ceasefire came into force early in the morning after an airstrike killed six members of the same family.

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Egypt unveils biggest ancient coffin find in over a century [Video]Egypt unveils biggest ancient coffin find in over a century

Egypt on Saturday (October 19) unveiled the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins with mummies inside, which were discovered in the southern city of Luxor in the biggest find of its kind in more than a..

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Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef: “Nobody should be above satire” [Video]Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef: “Nobody should be above satire”

Since he burst upon the comedic scene in Egypt back in 2011, political satirist, author and stand-up star Bassem Youssef, has been endlessly compared to The Daily Show’s former host, John Stewart.

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Turkey's Erdogan threatens to send Syrian refugees to Europe [Video]Turkey's Erdogan threatens to send Syrian refugees to Europe

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan took aim at the European Union and Arab powers Saudi Arabia and Egypt on Tuesday, which have voiced opposition to Turkey’s operation against Kurdish fighters in..

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Action man Steven Seagal & actress Hend Sabry attend El Gouna Film Festival [Video]Action man Steven Seagal & actress Hend Sabry attend El Gouna Film Festival

During the 9-day run of Egypt’s 3rd edition of the El Gouna Film Festival, Hollywood actors rubbed shoulders with regional movie stars.

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Behind the scenes as largest ever Tutankhamun exhibition moves to London [Video]Behind the scenes as largest ever Tutankhamun exhibition moves to London

The largest collection of Tutankhamun’s treasures to ever go on display has been packed up and is on its way to London where they will be seen in the UK for the final time. Celebrating 100 years..

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Winners of Egypt's El Gouna Film Festival revealed as the event comes to a close [Video]Winners of Egypt's El Gouna Film Festival revealed as the event comes to a close

The third edition of the El Gouna Film Festival wrapped up its nine-day run on Friday with more than 80 films screened throughout the week.

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Protests break out across Egypt demanding el-Sisi's resignation [Video]Protests break out across Egypt demanding el-Sisi's resignation

Demonstrators take to the streets after Friday prayers as security forces ramp up checks in Cairo.

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Watch: Metropolitan Museum of Art's stolen gilded coffin returned to Egypt from New York [Video]Watch: Metropolitan Museum of Art's stolen gilded coffin returned to Egypt from New York

The coffin of the priest Nedjemankh was made in Egypt between approximately 150 and 50 BC. Antiquities theft has flourished in Egypt since its 2011 uprising.

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Change in narrative: how can film play a part in refugee crises? [Video]Change in narrative: how can film play a part in refugee crises?

Humanitarians and Arab filmmakers gathered during the 3rd edition of El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt to discuss the cinema industry’s role in refugee crises across the globe.

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Rights group calls for 'immediate release' of Egyptian protesters [Video]Rights group calls for 'immediate release' of Egyptian protesters

At least 74 people have been arrested in rare protests calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

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EGYPT In rare protests, Egyptians demand President el-Sisi's removal [Video]EGYPT In rare protests, Egyptians demand President el-Sisi's removal

Rallies in several Egyptian cities after businessman Mohamed Ali accused el-Sisi of corruption, called for resignation.

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Al Jazeera's Hussein detained in Egyptian prison for 1,000 days [Video]Al Jazeera's Hussein detained in Egyptian prison for 1,000 days

Hussein has been jailed in Cairo without charge since December 2016 after arriving from Qatar to visit his family.

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Egypt seeks to parry rights criticism after mass arrests

Egypt has been trying to deflect criticism of its human rights record and prison conditions ahead of a U.N. review in Geneva on Wednesday that comes in the wake of thousands of new arrests.
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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to try to resolve dam dispute by January 15: Treasury

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan agreed on Wednesday to work toward a comprehensive and sustainable agreement on the filling and operation of a massive dam project in Ethiopia by Jan...
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Trump says talks with Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan on dam dispute went well

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he held talks with officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over a new dam being built on the Nile River.
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Water crisis builds in Egypt as dam talks falter, temperatures rise

Ahmed Abd-Rabo used to get all the water he needed to feed his crops in northern Egypt. Then the canal linking his seven acres to the River Nile started drying up and he had to abandon half the plot.
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Trump speaks with Egypt's Sisi, backs talks on disputed Ethiopia dam

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday and voiced support for negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over a giant hydroelectric dam on..
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Egypt forces say they kill 83 militants in Sinai

Egyptian security forces have killed 83 suspected Islamist militants in operations in central and North Sinai over the past month, the military said on Monday.
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Egypt's Sinai Province swears allegiance to new Islamic State leader

Egypt's Islamic State affiliate, Sinai Province, has sworn allegiance to the new leader named by the group following the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the affiliate said on Telegram on Saturday.
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Egyptian ticket collector held after ordering men off moving train, one dead

Egypt's public prosecutor has ordered the detention of a ticket collector after one of two vendors he allegedly told to get off a moving train because they had no tickets died jumping from a carriage.
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U.S. senior diplomat slams Egypt's treatment of journalist

The U.S. State Department's top diplomat for the Middle East on Tuesday called Egypt's treatment of a prominent journalist and activist "outrageous," saying he had raised the issue with Egyptian..
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Egypt, Ethiopia agree to resume technical discussions on Grand Renaissance Dam

Egypt and Ethiopia's leaders agreed on Thursday to the immediate resumption of the work by a technical committee trying to agree on the operating terms of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), an..
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Egypt accepts invitation to meet in U.S. over Ethiopia dam dispute

Egypt said on Tuesday it had accepted a U.S. invitation to a meeting of foreign ministers over a project for a giant hydropower dam on Ethiopia's Blue Nile that is causing an escalating spat between..
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U.N. calls for release of ex-aide to Egypt's Mursi, son jailed since 2013

An Egyptian Islamist father and his son have been detained unlawfully since 2013 part of the political persecution of ex-aides to deposed president Mohamed Mursi, and should be freed immediately and..
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Britain lifts advisory against flying to Egypt's Sharm el Sheikh resort

The British government has removed its advisory against flying to Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh resort, the British embassy in Cairo said in a statement on Tuesday.
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Egypt to press for outside mediator in Ethiopia dam dispute

Egypt will push Ethiopia this week to agree to an external mediator to help resolve a deepening dispute over a giant hydropower dam being built on Ethiopia's Blue Nile, officials said on Sunday.‮‮..
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U.N. rights office urges Egypt to free blogger, lawyer, journalist

The U.N. human rights office called on Egypt on Friday to free a prominent blogger, lawyer and journalist allegedly mistreated in custody who are among several thousand people detained since street..
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Egyptian Embassy in Lebanon calls on its nationals to avoid protest areas

Egypt's embassy in the Lebanese capital Beirut called on its nationals in the country to avoid protest areas, Egyptian state news agency MENA said on Friday.
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African refugee women report surge of sex attacks in Egypt

The 17-year-old South Sudanese refugee finally managed to escape after three months as a prisoner in a Cairo apartment where she was repeatedly gang raped, only to realize that she had become pregnant..
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Leaders of Egypt and Ethiopia to meet on Nile dam standoff: Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday he would meet Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Russia to discuss a dispute over a hydropower dam that the Horn of Africa country is building..
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Arab League to hold emergency meeting over Turkish offensive into Syria

The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting on Saturday, it said in a statement, following a call by Egypt for the body to meet over Turkey's offensive into Syria.
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Egyp, Iraq discuss Syria after Turkish offensive: Egypt state TV

Egypt's Sisi and Iraqi president Barham Salih discussed over the phone on Wednesday the situation in Syria after the Turkish offensive, according to Egypt's state TV.
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Egypt denounces Ethiopia for moving ahead with Nile dam amid water: shortage fears

Egypt denounced Ethiopia on Wednesday for moving forward with building and operating a hyropower dam on the Nile, which Cairo worries will threaten already scarce water supplies.
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Cyprus, Greece, Egypt call on Turkey to end 'provocative' actions

Cyprus, Greece and Egypt called on Turkey on Tuesday to "end its provocative actions" in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, including exploring for oil in Cyprus' territorial waters, which they called "a..
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Ethiopia says Egypt trying to maintain "colonial era" grip over Nile

Ethiopia has accused Egypt of trying to maintain its grip over the waters of the Nile with a proposal it says would imperil a giant hydropower dam under construction on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile, in a..
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Egypt says talks over Ethiopia's Nile dam deadlocked, calls for mediation

Egypt said on Saturday that talks with Sudan and Ethiopia over the operation of a $4 billion hydropower dam that Ethiopia is constructing on the Nile have reached a deadlock, and it called for..
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Egypt says restored food subsidies to nearly 2 million after Sisi tweets

Egypt said on Tuesday it had returned nearly 2 million people to its food subsidy program since February, two days after tweets by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in which he said he was personally..
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Egypt restored subsidies for 1.8 million since February: ministry

Egypt has returned 1.8 million people to its food staples subsidy program since February following earlier cuts, the supply ministry said on Tuesday.
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Thai PM says no Islamic State ties to Thailand as Egypt arrests student

Thailand's prime minister said on Tuesday Islamic State (IS) had no links to his country, after Egypt arrested a Thai student over suspected ties to the Middle East-based militant group.
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Militants kill eight in deadly ambush in Egypt's Sinai: sources

Seven soldiers and one civilian were killed in an ambush in Egypt's North Sinai region on Friday, security sources said, in an attack claimed by Islamic State.
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Egypt's security forces move to block anti-Sisi protests

Egyptian police mounted a huge show of force in central Cairo and closed off entrances to Tahrir Square on Friday after calls for protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi following opposition..
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Egypt's Sisi plays down repeat protest call as security tightened

Egypt's president told supporters not to worry about calls for further protests against his rule on Friday, as security forces tightened controls in the center of the capital and closed off entrances..
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Egypt tightens security after call for repeat protests

Egyptian security forces closed off entrances to Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday and deployed police reinforcements after a call for a second week of rare anti-government demonstrations.
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Crackdown widens after call for new protests in Egypt

At least 1,900 people have been detained since protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi began in Cairo and other Egyptian cities last Friday, the head of a rights monitoring group said on..
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Egypt on edge after first anti-Sisi protest for years

Scattered protests in Egypt in the past few days highlight the risk that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi could face broader dissent, driven by grievances over economic austerity and allegations of..
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More than 1,100 detained in Egypt after protests: rights monitors

Egyptian authorities have detained more than 1,100 people since the weekend, when protests were held in several cities calling on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to quit, human rights monitors said on..
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Egypt's Sisi says time to end Libya's militia 'chaos', external interference

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Tuesday that a concerted effort was needed to stop militias taking control of Libya and to prevent external actors from intervening there.
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Egypt hands life sentence to Egyptian plane hijacker

An Egyptian court on Tuesday handed a life sentence to an Egyptian man who hijacked an airliner to Cyprus in 2016 using a fake explosive belt.
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Egypt's Sisi says need to stop external actors interfering in Libya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Tuesday that a concerted effort was needed to stop militias taking control of Libya and to prevent external actors from intervening there.
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Trump backs Egypt's Sisi in face of some protests back home

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday gave strong backing to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as Sisi grapples with protests at home, saying the United States and Egypt have a great long-term..
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Egyptian authorities round up hundreds after rare protests

Egyptian authorities have detained at least 373 people as they try to quash rare protests, rights monitors said on Monday, as Egyptian bonds fell and stock losses eased following their sharpest falls..
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Small but rare protests in Egypt after online call for dissent

Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Cairo and several other Egyptian cities late on Friday shouting anti-government slogans, responding to an online call for a demonstration against government..
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Egypt orders trial for Italian ex-honorary consul charged with smuggling artefacts

Egypt has ordered Italy's former honorary consul to stand trial in absentia over charges of attempting to smuggle thousands of artefacts out of the country, the public prosecutor's office said on..
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Exclusive: Egypt and Ethiopia at odds as talks over Blue Nile dam resume

Egypt says Ethiopia has "summarily rejected" its plan for key aspects of operating a giant dam the East African nation is building on the Nile, while dismissing Ethiopia's own proposal as "unfair and..
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Egypt resumes Nile dam talks with Ethiopia, Sudan

Egypt's foreign minister said Cairo had resumed talks with Sudan and Ethiopia over a $4 billion dam Addis Ababa is building on the Nile which had been suspended for over a year.
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Egypt's Sisi rebuffs videos alleging corruption

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday allegations of corruption within the army and government were "lies and slander", in his first public response to graft accusations that have..
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Egypt's Sisi selects new public prosecutor: sources

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has selected long-time judiciary official Hamada al-Sawy as public prosecutor, judicial sources said on Thursday, the first such appointment since the..
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Youngest son of Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mursi dies

The youngest son of Egypt's former president, Mohamed Mursi, died on Wednesday from a heart attack, his brother and a family lawyer told Reuters, 2-1/2 months after his father's death from similar..
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Police suspect people-smuggling in crash that kills 6 in Greece

Greek police were investigating two suspects on suspicion of people-smuggling on Monday after six men thought to be migrants from Pakistan and Egypt were killed in an overcrowded vehicle that veered..
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UN postpones conference on torture after rights groups' criticism

The United Nations has postponed a conference in Cairo on torture that was to take place in September following criticism from rights groups that say torture is rampant in Egypt.
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