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Looted ancient sarcophagus returned to Egypt from US

An ancient wooden sarcophagus that was featured at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences in the US was returned to Egypt after US authorities...

Jailed British-Egyptian activist ‘has deteriorated severely’ since hunger strike

The family of jailed British-Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah said they have seen him and his condition has “deteriorated severely”. The news was posted in...

Egypt calls reports of surveillance at Cop27 ‘ludicrous’

A senior Egyptian diplomat has dismissed as “ludicrous” reports that his country’s police have been conducting surveillance of participants at this year’s UN climate...

‘Medical intervention’ after British-Egyptian activist escalates hunger strike

Egyptian prison authorities have intervened medically after jailed British-Egyptian pro-democracy activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah escalated his hunger strike, his mother said. With relatives scrambling for details...

World in crisis provides grim backdrop for Cop27 UN climate talks in Egypt

Envoys from around the globe have gathered in the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm El-Sheikh for talks on tackling climate change amid a multitude...

Egypt resumes hot air ballooning over Luxor after minor crash

Egyptian authorities have resumed hot air ballooning over the ancient city of Luxor following a two-day hiatus after two tourists were lightly injured during...

Egypt displays trove of newly discovered ancient artefacts including mummies

Egypt has displayed a trove of ancient artefacts dating back 2,500 years said to have been unearthed at the necropolis of Saqqara near Cairo. The...

Egypt calls for calm amid Gaza Strip hostilities

Egyptian officials have pushed for Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip to rein in hostilities and adhere to a ceasefire in place...

Egypt’s president says he will not extend state of emergency

Egypt’s president said he will not extend the state of emergency that had been imposed across the country for more than four years. President Abdel...

Jehan Sadat, widow of assassinated Egyptian president, dies aged 87

Jehan Sadat, widow of former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, the first Arab leader to make peace with Israel, died in Egypt aged 87. In recent...

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