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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi elected new chairman of African Union

Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's election brought to an end the one-year chairmanship of Rwanda's President Paul Kagame. African Union chairmen set agendas of issues to be addressed during their one-year tenure.

Egypt unveils dozens of newly discovered mummies

Khaled El-Enany, the minister of antiquities, said in the presentation that the tomb belonged to a family, most likely from the elite middle class, and contained the bodies of more than 40 men, women and children.


Amnesty says Egypt detained 113 in 2018 for their views

In a statement on Thursday, the London-based rights group said those who dared criticise the government in 2018 were sent to prison, often held in solitary confinement or subjected to forced disappearances.

In Cairo, Mike Pompeo blasts Obama's Middle East policies

Pompeo is touring the region to try to explain U.S. strategy after Trump's surprise announcement last month of an abrupt withdrawal of all 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria, which rattled allies, shocked top U.S. officials and prompted US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis's resignation.

Egypt's el-Sissi inaugurates cathedral, mosque in new capital

The inauguration ceremony, which ended with a display of fireworks, took on added significance because it fell on Christmas Eve for Egypt's predominantly Coptic Orthodox Christians.

Egypt security forces kill 40 suspected militants after tourist bus bombed

The ministry did not say whether the suspected militants were connected to Friday's attack, but said its forces killed 30 people during raids on their hideouts in Giza where it said "terrorist elements" were planning a series of attacks targeting state institutions and the tourism industry.


Bomb kills three Vietnamese tourists, Egyptian guide near Giza pyramids

Over the past two years, militant attacks against Christians in Egypt _ usually targeting churches or buses carrying pilgrims to remote desert monasteries _ have killed over a hundred people.

After delays, Egypt's new mega-museum set to open in 2020

The Grand Egyptian Museum has been under construction for well over a decade and is intended to showcase Egypt's ancient treasures while drawing tourists to help fund its future development.

Egypt probes Danish couple after video shows them posing nude on pyramid

A video shows the woman taking off her shirt and finishes with a still image showing them in a naked embrace.

Egypt creates new human rights watchdog - to protect itself

The mission of the body, according to a Cabinet statement, is to "respond to claims" made against Egypt's human rights record and formulate a "unified Egyptian vision" to be stated in regional and international forums.

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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 pardons 100 prisoners including three journalists

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