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Policeman killed, 4 others injured in explosion in Egypt

North Sinai became the stage of many violent attacks by militants since the January 2011 revolution that toppled the ex-president Hosni Mubarak.

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Egypt: Islamist gunmen kill 9 policemen in ‘revenge attack’

The gunmen travelling in a truck stopped a microbus carrying the policemen and sprayed it with bullets before fleeing from the scene, a security source said.

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Egypt court proposes death penalty for journalists for leaking state secrets to Qatar

The verdict against former president Mohamed Mursi, who is charged in the same case, was postponed to the same day.

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Celebrating 155th birth anniversary: Five day Tagore Festival in Egypt

The festival will be held from from May 8-12 to mark the 155th birth anniversary of poet laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

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Egyptian police raid press syndicate, arrest two journalists in unprecedented crackdown

Security forces have sought to quell dissent since thousands took to the streets on April 15 to protest a decision by President Abdel Fattah Sisi to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia

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Egyptian rights group says 237 protesters arrested in Cairo

Thousands of police were deployed across much of Cairo on Monday to stifle plans for mass demonstrations called to protest the government’s decision to surrender the islands of Tiran and Sanafir.

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Protest against Egyptian President: 100 arrested over islands given to Saudi Arabia

Street protests without prior permission from police are banned in Egypt after a controversial law was passed in this regard in 2013.

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EgyptAir hijack drama ends in Cyprus with arrest of ‘unstable’ man

Hussein Abdelkarim Tantaway Mubarak, Egypt’s ambassador to Cyprus, said the whole affair “looks like it was a family feud.”

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Egypt: ISIS attack kills 15 security personnel in north Sinai

The incident took place two days after five soldiers were killed and eight others injured when militants attacked an army checkpoint with mortar shell in Egypt’s Rafah city.

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IS posts Internet pictures of Egypt ‘spy’ beheadings

The IS affiliate is waging an insurgency in the restive peninsula that has killed hundreds of soldiers and policemen since the military overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

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Amid multitude of woes, Egypt leader says democracy is back

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi declared the transition complete in a 32-minute address to parliament on Saturday, while noting that Egypt is still struggling to rebuild its economy and confront Islamic extremists.

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Egypt blast: 6 killed in bomb attack in Giza, Islamic State affiliate claims responsibility

The country has witnessed several violent militant attacks since the January 2011 revolution.

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Egypt: European tourists suffered shallow wounds, in stable condition after stabbing

Egypt’s Interior Ministry, which is in charge of police, said two men armed with knives had entered the restaurant at the front of the seaside, four-star Bella Vista Hotel and attacked the tourists.

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Egypt: Ferryboat sinks into Nile river killing at least 15

Egypt has frequent transportation accidents, mainly because of poor maintenance and the lack of regulations.

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Free Internet service for over 3 mn Egyptians shut down, Facebook says it hopes to resolve situation

In a statement to The Associated Press, Facebook said it hoped to “resolve this situation soon” so the program, which it had launched with Etisalat Egypt some two months ago, could be restored.