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Palestinian Foreign Minister Welcomes Egypt’s Warmer Ties with Hamas

CAIRO, Aug 20 – Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki on Saturday welcomed Egypt’s closer ties with Hamas, calling on the Islamist group to bring an end to the rift between the Palestinian factions. Speaking at a joint press conference with his Jordanian and Egyptian counterparts in Cairo, Al-Maliki said Egypt was fulfilling its role as

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Egyptian Policeman Sentenced to 10 Years for Killing Activist

CAIRO, June 19 – An Egyptian criminal court on Monday sentenced a policeman to 10 years in prison for killing an activist during a march marking the fourth anniversary of a 2011 uprising, judicial sources told Reuters. First Lieutenant Yaseen Hatem was charged in March 2015 with action that “led to the death” of Shaimaa

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Cairo’s Treasures of Trash

By May El Habachi Overlooking Cairo’s Citadel, lies a small secluded community informally known as the Zabaleen, or garbage people. As the name suggests, the Zabaleen live in the midst of garbage that overwhelms the district’s narrow winding roads and small alley ways. Children play carefree and are oblivious to the stench of garbage that looms

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In Egypt, Daesh Spreads Out of Sinai and Targets Minorities

By Jenna Le Bras Alexandria usually seems clear and sunny, but for a couple of days after the tragic event, the  seaside town was put under a bell. The sun stayed low and the hectic sea raged as the Egyptian flags were at half-mast. In mid April, coordinated suicide attacks on St. Mark’s Church, Egypt’s

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Trump Praises Sisi, Says He Hopes to Visit Egypt

RIYADH, May 21 – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he hoped to visit Cairo soon, praising President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi after a meeting in Saudi Arabia and declaring that “safety seems to be very strong” in Egypt. Speaking through a translator, Sisi described Trump as “a unique personality that is capable of

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For Cairo Bikers, This ‘Ride-Through’ Cafe is a Haven

CAIRO, May 16 – Motorcyclists in Cairo have taken to hanging out at a cafe where they can drive their bikes through the front door and get a bit of the love they feel is lacking on the streets of their city. Throwback to our soft opening… Grand opening soon stay tuned for more details

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Riot Police Fill Streets as Egypt Braces for Austerity Protests

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, Nov 11 – Riot police and armoured vehicles filled the otherwise empty streets of central Cairo early on Friday as security forces built up a heavy presence in anticipation of popular protests over deteriorating economic conditions. A little-known group calling itself Movement of the Poor has called for Egyptians to protest

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Egypt’s Own: Repatriation of Antiquities Proves to be a Mammoth Task

The repatriation of antiquities has been hard, and thousands of smuggled pieces continue to be out of reach  BY Sarah El Shaarawi  In 1815, an Italian strongman-turned-explorer and archaeologist of Egyptian antiquities, Giovanni Belzoni, traveled to Thebes, upper Egypt to extract the Younger Memnon, a more than seven-ton granite statue depicting the head of the young

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Olympics: Egyptian Refuses to Shake Hands with Israeli Opponent

By Chris Gallagher and Daniel Flynn RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 13 – Egypt’s Islam El Shehaby refused to shake hands with Israel’s Or Sasson after their judo match at the Rio Olympics on Friday, drawing boos from the crowd and stirring a debate about intolerance at the Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) opened a

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