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Ancient mining ops buildings found in Egypt: ministry

Ancient mining ops buildings found in Egypt: ministry

The ruins of two buildings used to supervise mines in ancient Egypt more than 4,400 years ago have been discovered in the south, the antiquities ministry said on Thursday.

Egypt to hold presidential election March 26-28: authority

Egypt to hold presidential election March 26-28: authority

Egyptians will head to the polls on March 26-28 in the first round of a presidential election, National Elections Authority chief Lasheen Ibrahim said Monday.

Clashes in Cairo after detainee dies at police station

Clashes in Cairo after detainee dies at police station

Clashes erupted between Egyptian protesters and policemen on Saturday outside a Cairo police station over the death of a young man in custody, security sources said.

S. African tourist killed in Egypt balloon crash, 12 injured

S. African tourist killed in Egypt balloon crash, 12 injured

Tourists often take early morning hot air balloon rides over the city and the ancient Egyptian temples and relics in neighbouring areas.

Egypt hangs five prisoners: officials

Egypt hangs five prisoners: officials

Egyptian prison authorities executed on Tuesday five inmates who had been sentenced to death, four of them over a bombing that killed military cadets, security officials said.

Egypt's Mursi sentenced to 3 years in jail for insulting judiciary

Egypt's Mursi sentenced to 3 years in jail for insulting judiciary

Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohammed Mursi has been sentenced to three years in prison on charges of insulting the judiciary.

Egypt hangs 15 over attacks on security forces

Egypt hangs 15 over attacks on security forces

Egyptian authorities on Tuesday executed 15 prisoners convicted of attacks on security forces in the restive Sinai Peninsula, police officials said.

Egypt security forces kill nine suspected militants in raid: ministry

Egypt security forces kill nine suspected militants in raid: ministry

Egyptian security forces on Sunday killed nine suspected militants in a shootout in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya, the interior ministry said in a statement.

Gunmen kill three at cafe south of Egypt capital

Gunmen kill three at cafe south of Egypt capital

Masked gunmen opened fire on a cafe south of the Egyptian capital, killing three people, security officials said Sunday.

Palestinian reconciliation hits 'obstacles' on deadline: Fatah

Palestinian reconciliation hits 'obstacles' on deadline: Fatah

A planned handover of power in Gaza from Hamas to the Palestinian Authority under a landmark reconciliation accord hit "obstacles" on Sunday's deadline to do so, a top official said.

Shafik's whereabouts unknown after return to Egypt

Shafik's whereabouts unknown after return to Egypt

Ahmed Shafik, a former air force commander and government minister, has been seen as the strongest potential opponent of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is widely expected to run for a second term next year.

Ex Egypt premier Shafik deported from UAE to Egypt

Ex Egypt premier Shafik deported from UAE to Egypt

Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik, who last week announced his intention of running for the presidency in 2018, has been taken from his home in the United Arab Emirates and is being deported to Egypt, his family told Reuters on Saturday.