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Egypt: The security situation remains tense

Lufthansa and British Airways canceled flights to Cairo over the weekend, citing security concerns. Although they were reticent with details, the situation in Egypt, and particularly in North Sinai, is indeed unstable.

The sale of King Tutankhamun’s 3,000-year-old statue restarts debate on whether ancient artefacts belong to their country of origin

This is not the first time Egypt has demanded the return of an artefact. Neither is it likely to be the last. Countries world over, including India, have been demanding that artefacts — several of which were looted during the colonial period — be brought back to their countries of origin.

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Al-Qaida accuses Egypt of killing ex-president Mohamed Morsi in jail

The militant group's media arm as-Sahab posted a statement on Thursday, urging Egyptians to rise against current President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi.

Egypt detains opposition leader accusing him of anti-government plot

Opposition figures and activists Hisham Foad, Hossam Moeness, Omar el-Shenety, Ahmed el-Akabawy and Hassan al-Barbarry were among those who had been arrested in recent days.

Egypt says it will participate in Trump's peace workshop

The state-run news agency quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez as saying Saturday that the Egyptian delegation will be led by a deputy finance minister.

Explained: How Egypt changed (and didn’t) during the Mohamed Morsi years

When he died — reportedly collapsing in court — he was on trial for espionage. He was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday. All through, he continued to insist he was Egypt’s President.

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Everything you need to know about Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi

His death has also raised doubts over the 'torturous' condition under which he was kept in the prison. Voices of several human right groups and individuals have called for an impartial investigation into his death.

Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mursi died from a heart attack - state TV

Mursi's death is likely to pile up international pressure on the Egyptian government over its human rights record, especially conditions in prisons where thousands of Islamists and secular activists are held.

Egypt: Militant attack during Eid prayers kills 8 policemen

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack immediately. According to the officials, the attack took place as Muslims in the city of El-Arish were holding prayers marking the holiday of Eid ul-Fitr.

Egyptian security forces commit war crimes in Sinai: Human Rights Watch

The report accused security forces of arbitrary arrests including children, disappearances, torture, extrajudicial killings, collective punishment and forced evictions.

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Russian plane crashes in Egypt's Sinai region, all 224 passengers killed

A Russian passenger plane with 224 people aboard crashed in Egypt's Sinai region on Saturday

Egypt police thwart suicide attack near ancient Karnak temple; two dead

Militants tried to attack the ancient temple of Karnak in southern Egypt on Wednesday, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up and two gunmen battling police.

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Egypt teens take to street fashion in search of fame

Egyptian teenager Islam stands shirtless in an upscale Cairo neighbourhood wondering what to wear, a turquoise shirt or a black sweater. But this is not a regular fashion shoot. Over the past four years, many teens like Islam have become part of a growing circle of “Famous People” groups on social media, some looking to […]

Egypt awaits its revolution five years after Mubarak

Thursday was the fifth anniversary of Egypt’s “spring revolution”, but the spirit on the streets seemed to be one of resignation, not the fervour of the new. The promise of the end of the Mubarak era in 2011 has given way to disillusion, and yet the revolution appears to have stirred something of a political […]

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Egypt's revolution: Youth feel betrayed by outcome

Many young Egyptians see the revolution as a major turning point, but they feel betrayed by the outcome, as Osama Bin Javaid reports.

Egypt pardons 100 prisoners including three journalists

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has pardoned 100 prisoners, including three Al-Jazerra journalists.

Democracy in the doldrums as Egypt votes

Voter apathy and low turnout have marked day two of Egypt’s parliamentary election. Pic of a lone #Egyptian soldier guarding empty election station speaks volumes to dismal voter turn out #Egypt pic.twitter.com/VFBeaNxjfM— Asma (@LibyanBentBladi) October 19, 2015. The lack of a credible opposition to the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has prompted many Egyptians […]

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