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Egypt: Country spanning Northern Africa and Western Asia
Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Gaza Strip (Palestine) and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. 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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Egypt unveils newly-discovered ancient coffins [Video]

Egypt unveils newly-discovered ancient coffins

Egyptian archaeologists discovered more than 80 coffins in the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, a burial ground that is also home to one of the world's oldest pyramids.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published
US legislators call on Egypt’s el-Sisi to release prisoners [Video]

US legislators call on Egypt’s el-Sisi to release prisoners

Letter urges Egyptian president to release activists, journalists, lawyers and prisoners of conscience.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published
Gal Godot's Cleopatra casting draws criticism [Video]

Gal Godot's Cleopatra casting draws criticism

Gadot is teaming up with 'Wonder Woman' director Patty Jenkins and Paramount studios for a re-imagining of the story of Egypt's most famous queen.

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Egypt protests: Thousands demonstrate for sixth straight day [Video]

Egypt protests: Thousands demonstrate for sixth straight day

Security forces crack down as thousands rally in cities and rural areas across Egypt during ‘Friday of rage’ protests.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published
Tampa woman opens new fragrance business with oils shipped from Egypt [Video]

Tampa woman opens new fragrance business with oils shipped from Egypt

A backpacking adventure around the world led a Tampa woman to find a papyrus oil in Egypt that would change her life.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 02:08Published
Egypt finds dozens of unopened sarcophagi [Video]

Egypt finds dozens of unopened sarcophagi

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered 27 coffins at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, a burial ground that is also home to one of the world's oldest pyramids, the ministry of tourism and antiquities..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published
Anti-gov't protests in Egypt's Giza amid tight security presence [Video]

Anti-gov't protests in Egypt's Giza amid tight security presence

Videos on social media show demonstrators calling on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to step aside.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published
Anger in Egypt over demolition of thousands of illegal homes [Video]

Anger in Egypt over demolition of thousands of illegal homes

New government campaign has sparked rare protests in several cities.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published
Highway plan around pyramids alarms Egyptologists [Video]

Highway plan around pyramids alarms Egyptologists

Egypt is building two highways across the pyramids plateau outside Cairo, reviving and expanding a project that was suspended in the 1990s after an international outcry. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published
Ancient Mummified Human Remains Found In Egyptian well [Video]

Ancient Mummified Human Remains Found In Egyptian well

13 unopened coffins were found piled on top of each other in an Egyptian well nearly 40 feet (12 meters) deep. According to CNN, the coffins are so well preserved that the original detailed designs and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
Ice-skating in Egypt's scorching heat, this hockey team eyes recognition [Video]

Ice-skating in Egypt's scorching heat, this hockey team eyes recognition

VIDEO SHOWS: MEMBERS OF AN EGYPTIAN ICE-HOCKEY TEAM PLAYING ON THE ICE / SOUNDBITES WITH PLAYER ABOUT ICE HOCKEY AS A SPORT IN EGYPT SENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: CAIRO, EGYPT (SEPTEMBER 4, 2020

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How is nuclear energy preserving Egypt’s past & enhancing medicine's future? [Video]

How is nuclear energy preserving Egypt’s past & enhancing medicine's future?

The International Atomic Energy Agency was founded in 1957 with the goal of promoting the peaceful global use of nuclear energy.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:27Published
How is nuclear energy preserving Egypt’s past & enhancing medicine's future? [Video]

How is nuclear energy preserving Egypt’s past & enhancing medicine's future?

The International Atomic Energy Agency was founded in 1957 with the goal of promoting the peaceful global use of nuclear energy.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 03:26Published
Egypt mosques reopen for Friday prayer [Video]

Egypt mosques reopen for Friday prayer

Mosques reopened in Egypt on Friday for the first time since March to accommodate Friday prayers, as the government eased restrictions to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published
Acting leader of Egypt Muslim Brotherhood arrested [Video]

Acting leader of Egypt Muslim Brotherhood arrested

Egyptian authorities said on Friday they had arrested the acting leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mahmoud Ezzat, during a raid on an apartment in Cairo. Edward Baran reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

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Egypt's parliament approved amendments on Wednesday which critics say will help supporters of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi extend their dominance over the chamber in elections expected this year.
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Egypt to reopen all airports on July 1, aviation minister says

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Egypt registers highest daily rise in coronavirus cases in nearly two weeks

Egypt on Friday confirmed 1,577 new coronavirus cases, the health ministry said, the highest daily increase in almost two weeks.
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Parts of a proposal by Egypt for a truce in Libya are "helpful," but a United Nations-led bid to broker peace in the North African country is the best way forward, the State Department's top Middle..
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Egypt raids activist's family after U.S. suit against former PM: lawyers

Egyptian security forces raided the homes of two uncles of a prominent activist who recently filed a torture lawsuit in the United States against a former prime minister, lawyers representing the..
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Egypt to open seaside resorts to foreigners from July 1

Egypt will open up its main seaside resorts for international flights and foreign tourists from July 1, the cabinet said.
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Egypt to allow foreigners to return to some resorts from July 1

Egypt will allow scheduled international flights and foreign tourists to resorts that have been least affected by the coronavirus starting from July 1, the cabinet said.
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Italy weighs warships to Egypt deal after student murder

Italy has yet to approve the sale to Egypt of two warships made by shipbuilder Fincantieri, as the government weighs political considerations and analyses the deal, Italy's foreign minister said on..
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Egyptian presidency says Trump welcomed Egypt's proposal for Libya ceasefire in a call with President Sisi: statement

The Egyptian Presidency said in a statement on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed Egypt's proposal for Libya ceasefire in a call with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
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Turkey dismisses Egyptian proposal for Libya ceasefire: Hurriyet

Turkey on Wednesday dismissed Egypt's proposal for a ceasefire in Libya, saying the plan aimed to save Khalifa Haftar after the collapse of his offensive to control the capital Tripoli, Hurriyet..
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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume talks on Blue Nile dam

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia on Tuesday resumed talks on the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam after the failure of a U.S-led mediation effort earlier this year, a Sudanese official said.
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Germany's Merkel urges U.N.-backed Libya talks in phone call with Egypt's Sisi

Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the situation in conflict-wracked Libya with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the German governemnt said in a statement on Monday.
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Sudan calls for renewed talks on Blue Nile dam

Sudan has called for the resumption of talks with Egypt and Ethiopia on the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam after the failure of a U.S-led mediation effort earlier this year.
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UAE says Egypt initiative for Libya boosts peace track

The United Arab Emirates supports a new Egyptian peace initiative for Libya as a move towards a ceasefire and political solution, a senior official said on Monday.
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Egypt offers new Libya plan as Haftar offensive collapses

Libya's internationally recognised government attempted to make new advances on Saturday against the forces of retreating eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, who stood by in Cairo as his ally, Egyptian..
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Egypt announces new Libya initiative with eastern-based leaders

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a new initiative for Libya on Saturday alongside east Libya-based leaders, which proposes an elected leadership council and a ceasefire starting on June..
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Egypt's hotels win over domestic tourists with on-site clinics

Hotels in Egypt have implemented government safety regulations which include having an on-site clinic with resident doctor, regular temperature checks of guests and a quarantine area, as they try to..
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Egypt's wealth fund to develop Cairo Citadel district into tourist destination

Egypt's antiquities authority is to transfer Cairo's historic Bab al-Azab district - with Ottoman-era architecture and the medieval Citadel overlooking the capital - to its sovereign wealth fund to..
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Some medics say they are muzzled in Egypt’s coronavirus response

At dusk on April 10, police entered an apartment in Qalyubia province, north of Cairo, and arrested ophthalmologist Hany Bakr.
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Egypt to offer coronavirus testing in all general hospitals

Egypt signalled an expansion of testing for the new coronavirus on Wednesday, announcing that all the country's 320 general hospitals would offer testing to people showing symptoms of the illness.
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Egypt registers 720 new coronavirus cases in one day

Egypt on Tuesday registered 720 new coronavirus cases, the health ministry said in a statement, its highest daily toll since detecting the first confirmed case in February.
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Egypt tightens coronavirus restrictions for Eid holiday

Egypt will bring forward the start of its curfew by four hours to 5pm and halt public transport during the six-day Eid holiday from May 24 as it seeks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the..
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Egypt presses on with new capital in the desert amid virus outbreak

While Egypt's economy has stumbled due to the coronavirus outbreak, construction at a new capital taking shape east of Cairo is continuing at full throttle after a short pause to adjust working..
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Israel to discuss with U.S. reported Sinai peacekeeper cutback plan: Israeli minister

Israel said on Friday it would discuss with its closest ally the United States a newspaper report that the U.S.-led peacekeeping force in the Egyptian Sinai may be scaled back, calling its nearly..
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Egypt extends nationwide nighttime curfew until end of Ramadan

Egypt extended a nationwide nighttime curfew until end of the holy month of Ramadan to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Thursday.
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Some Egyptians pack streets for Ramadan shopping despite coronavirus threat

In the heart of Egypt's capital, shoppers pack sweet shops and grocery stores to stock up for fast-breaking during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, shrugging off fears about the new coronavirus.
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Kuwait breaks up Egyptian worker riot over repatriation

Kuwaiti security forces broke up a riot by Egyptian workers seeking repatriation who were being held in shelters dedicated for those in violation of the Gulf Arab state's residency laws, the Ministry..
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Egypt reports 15 military casualties in Sinai recently

Egypt's military said on Sunday that 15 of its men had died or been wounded in operations in the Sinai Peninsula recently, and that 126 suspected militants had been killed.
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Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt's Sinai attack

Islamic State on Friday claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian military vehicle in North Sinai province that killed and wounded several military personnel, the group's Amaq news agency..
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Ten Egyptian army members killed or wounded in a bomb attack: spokesman

Ten Egyptian army members were killed or wounded on Thursday when a bomb exploded in an armoured vehicle south of Bir al-Abd city in the Northern Sinai region, a military spokesman said in a statement.
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Pompeo urges Egypt to keep American prisoners safe from coronavirus

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed to his Egyptian counterpart on Thursday that Americans detained in Egypt should be kept safe during the coronavirus pandemic, the State Department said.
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Egypt loosening some lockdown restrictions for Ramadan; coronavirus toll rises

Egypt will ease its coronavirus lockdown for the holy fasting month of Ramadan by allowing more businesses to reopen and shortening a night-time curfew, the prime minister said on Thursday, as new..
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Coronavirus means low-key, cost-saving wedding for one Egyptian couple

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Egypt shortens night curfew by an hour for Ramadan

Egypt will keep a night-time curfew for the holy Muslim month of Ramadan to combat the coronavirus spread but make it one hour shorter, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Thursday.
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Palestinian jailed in Gaza for breaking coronavirus quarantine

A Gaza court has sentenced a Palestinian man to six months in jail for escaping from a coronavirus quarantine facility on the Egyptian border, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
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Egypt amends emergency laws amid coronavirus outbreak

Egypt's parliament approved on Wednesday amendments to the country's emergency laws that give expanded powers to the presidency and the military prosecution as authorities try to counter the new..
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Fear of coronavirus haunts Egypt's cramped jails

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Egyptian policeman, seven suspected militants killed in Cairo gunbattle

An Egyptian policeman and seven suspected militants were killed on Tuesday in an exchange of gunfire, the ministry of interior said in a statement late on Tuesday.
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Egyptian policeman killed in Cairo gunbattle with suspected militants: state TV

An Egyptian policeman was killed and three others wounded on Tuesday in an exchange of gunfire with suspected militants near the centre of the capital Cairo, the public prosecutor said in a statement.
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Egyptian security exchanges gunfire with a 'terrorist group' in Cairo: state TV

Egyptian security forces on Tuesday exchanged gunfire with a "terrorist group" near central Cairo, state TV said.
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Egyptian police disperse villagers who stopped burial of doctor killed by coronavirus

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For Australian Jews, Passover forges on - matzah balls and all

Jews, the Passover story goes, once fled for Israel after ten plagues struck Egypt. This year, a real life plague threatened the religious holiday.
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The Jewish Passover holiday typically draws crowds of Israelis outside to burn heaps of leavened bread, commemorating the Biblical exodus from slavery in Egypt.
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Egypt will ban any public religious gatherings during the holy Muslim fasting month Ramadan starting in around two weeks to counter the spread of the new coronavirus, a government statement said on..
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Squatting with other day labourers under a bridge in Cairo, 48-year-old Yasser Nagi says he has waited in vain for two weeks for work on a construction site so he can feed his family.
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Twitter took down thousands of accounts linked to Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Serbia on Thursday for either taking directions from the governments or promoting pro-government content.
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Egypt's Sisi calls for boost of strategic food reserves during coronavirus outbreak

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has told the relevant authorities to boost strategic reserves of staple goods, a presidency spokesman said on Monday, as global concerns about food security rise..
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