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Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros Ghali dies

Former Secretary General of the United Nations Boutros Ghali has died. He was 93. Venezuela's UN ambassador Rafael Ramirez, the current council president, made the...

Egypt sends eight for trial over botched repair of King Tut burial mask

Eight Egyptians involved in a botched repair of the famous golden burial mask of King Tut have been referred to trial for “gross negligence”. Prosecutors...

Egypt’s first parliament in three years convenes

Egypt’s first legislature in more than three years, a 596-seat chamber packed with supporters of president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, has convened. The assembly, elected in November...

Muammar Gaddafi’s son kidnapped in Lebanon

The son of Libya’s late leader Muammar Gaddafi has been kidnapped by militants in Lebanon. They are demanding information about the fate of a Shiite...

16 killed in Cairo firebomb attack

A firebomb attack in Cairo has killed 16 people and wounded three others, authorities said. Police are looking for two young men who carried out...

Islamic militants kill 7 in attack on hotel in Egypt’s Sinai

An Islamic militant attack involving a suicide car bombing and gunmen has targeted a hotel in Egypt’s northern Sinai region, killing seven people, according...

Egypt plane crash caused by on-board terrorist attack, says Russia

Security Service has said this morning that last month's Metrojet plane crash in Egypt was caused by a terrorist attack. Alexander Bortnikov told President Vladimir...

Tourists in Sharm el-Sheikh to fly home today

Holidaymakers in Sharm el-Sheikh will be flown home today, but passengers will only be allowed hand luggage. Planes are banned from carrying bags in the...

Claim that ‘Islamic State’ caused plane crash ‘propaganda’, says Egypt president

Claims by the so-called 'Islamic State' group that it caused a Russian passenger plane to crash, killing all 224 people on board, are “propaganda”...

Egyptian prime minister Ibrahim Mehleb hands in resignation

Egypt’s prime minister Ibrahim Mehleb and his Cabinet have resigned after coming under fire for a series of controversial statements and a corruption investigation...

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Five released from Turkish jail ahead of trial in Carlos Ghosn flight case

A Turkish court has released four pilots and a private airline official from jail, pending the outcome of their trial on charges of smuggling...

Donald Trump promises fireworks at Mount Rushmore in election year

President Donald Trump will begin his Independence Day weekend with a patriotic display of fireworks at Mount Rushmore before a crowd of thousands. But even...

Mediterranean countries risk becoming ‘melting pots’ for coronavirus – expert

Mediterranean destinations which people may flock to after England scraps quarantine for arrivals from low-risk countries could become “melting pots” for coronavirus, an expert...

Man who crashed lorry in Justin Trudeau’s grounds had several weapons, police say

Canadian police said an armed man who this week crashed his lorry through a gate on the grounds where prime minister Justin Trudeau lives...

Cyprus to welcome UK tourists with strings attached

Cyprus’ beleaguered tourism sector got some good news after the government announced that travellers from the UK will be allowed entry into the east...
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