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Egypt army says 27 jihadists killed in Sinai operation

Cairo, Egypt, April 14, 2018 (AFP) -Egypt’s military said on Saturday that 27 jihadists were killed over the last few days in a sweeping operation in the Sinai to quash extremists based in the peninsula. Six of the jihadists were killed by aerial bombardment on their hideouts while 12 died …

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Egypt arrests news editor amid media crackdown

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have arrested the editor of an independent news website for operating without a license, the latest episode in a widening crackdown on independent media, officials said Wednesday. They said Adel Sabri was arrested late Tuesday and taken to a Cairo police station, while the offices …

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Car bomb explodes in Egypt’s Alexandria, one killed

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Interior Ministry says an explosion in the coastal city of Alexandria has killed at least one policeman and wounded four others. Saturday’s explosion comes just days ahead of Egypt’s presidential election, in which President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is virtually certain to be re-elected. It also comes during …

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Egyptians flock to embassy to cast vote

High turnout expected at polls: ambassador KUWAIT CITY, March 17: Members of the Egyptian community in Kuwait flocked to the Egyptian Embassy in Kuwait early Saturday to cast their votes on the second day of the 2018 Egyptian presidential elections. The voting process will continue until 9 pm or until …

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Pharaon era bust seized – Facts probed

KUWAIT CITY, March 5: Air Freight Unit at Kuwait International Airport seized a statue believed to be a pharaonic monument from Egypt. Kuwait’s General Customs Administration has since referred the statue to the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters to identify the era in which the statue was made …

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4 soldiers, 10 jihadists killed in Egypt Sinai campaign

Cairo, March 4, 2018 (AFP) -Egypt’s military said on Sunday four soldiers and 10 jihadists were killed in a military operation in Sinai against Islamic State group jihadists. The deaths raise military casualties to at least 16 dead, along with more than 100 jihadists, since the start of the operation …

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Higher pay, lower prices top wish list for Egyptians

THE unseated Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi left the Egyptian economy in shambles. Foreign reserves were depleted. Foreign investment dried up. Those were the darkest days literally with constant electricity blackouts. That said, since 2013, the government has without a doubt made progress. Foreign reserves are now at their highest …

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Sisi vows to avenge martyrs

CAIRO, Nov 26, (Agencies): The scale of the bloodshed was vastly higher than past militant attacks but the Egyptian government response the same: three days of mourning, reassuring messages in the media that things are under control, and the president promising vengeance. The identical pattern in the aftermath of Friday’s …

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AMIR OFFERS CONDOLENCES OVER EGYPT SINAI ATTACK

Toll in mosque carnage rises to 305 – Warplanes strike militant hideouts ISMAILIA, Egypt, Nov 25, (Agencies): Egypt on Saturday said an attack on a mosque by militants in the country’s troubled region of northern Sinai has killed 305 worshippers, including 27 children, a dramatic increase in the death toll …

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As Egypt targets gays, band reluctantly bears flag – Mashrou’ Leila sees music as a goal in itself

NEW YORK, Nov 18, (AFP): The symbol of solidarity brought a harsh backlash. As Lebanese rockers Mashrou’ Leila played in Cairo, fans hoisted in the air rainbow flags, the global emblem of gay equality. The open-air festival on Sept 22 passed peacefully. But as pictures of the flags spread, Egyptian …

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