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Pope Francis urges talks to resolve dispute over Ethiopia’s Blue Nile dam

Pope Francis has urged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to continue talks to resolve their years-long dispute over a massive dam Ethiopia is building on...

Talks to resume in bid to resolve row over Ethiopia’s Nile river dam

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia said talks would continue later this week to resolve their dispute over a Nile dam Ethiopia is constructing, even as...

Egypt to reopen tourist destinations less hard-hit by coronavirus

Egypt will reopen select tourist destinations to international charter flights starting July 1, allowing travellers from around the world to return to parts of...

Egyptian government seeks to do away with popular tuk-tuks

Egypt’s government is taking its most ambitious stand yet against motorised rickshaws known as tuk-tuks, which have ruled the streets of Cairo’s slums for...

Harry and Meghan on impromptu walkabout in historic Cape Town neighbourhood

There were hugs and presents for Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle when they embarked on an impromptu walkabout in Cape Town’s historic District...

Rare protests in Egypt calling for president to step down

Rare, anti-government protests have broken out in Egypt calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down. The former army general has overseen an unprecedented political...

Former Egypt president Mohammed Morsi dies following collapse in court session

Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi has collapsed during a court session and died, according to state TV. The 67-year-old was attending a session in his...

Israeli scientists brew beer with revived ancient yeasts

Israeli researchers have raised a glass to celebrate a long-brewing project of making beer and mead using yeasts extracted from ancient clay vessels –...

Seventeen injured as tourist bus hit by bomb near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids

A roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids, Egyptian officials have said. The blast on Sunday wounded at least 17 people,...

Egyptian tourist province to ban single-use plastics

An Egyptian province on the Red Sea is to impose a ban on disposable plastics, prohibiting everything from single-use straws to plastic bags in...

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Trump tells United Nations to hold China accountable for coronavirus

Donald Trump has demanded that the United Nations holds China accountable for the coronavirus pandemic as he defended his own handling of Covid-19 in...

12 global cities make pledge to divest from fossil fuel

Ten cities around the world have joined New York and London in committing to divest from fossil fuel companies as part of efforts to...

US death toll from coronavirus hits ‘unfathomable’ 200,000

The US death toll from coronavirus has topped 200,000, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the outbreak first reached the world’s richest nation...
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