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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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Footage captures moment huge blast rocked Beirut injuring more than 2,500

A massive explosion has rocked central Beirut, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital...

Rafael Nadal withdraws from US Open over coronavirus concerns

Defending champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the US Open citing concerns over coronavirus. The four-time winner at Flushing Meadows does not want to...

A billion students worldwide affected by Covid-19 lockdowns, UN says

The United Nations chief has said the coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history. School closures in more than 160...

EasyJet increases summer flights to meet demand

EasyJet has said it is operating more flights than previously planned due to demand exceeding expectations. The airline is expanding its schedule to 40 per...

Many injuries and widespread damage reported in huge Beirut explosion

Massive explosions rocked central Beirut, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose...
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