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At least 52 killed in raid on militant hideout in Egypt’s Western desert

At least 52 Egyptian police and conscripts were killed and six more wounded in a gun battle on Friday during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in the western desert, three security sources said on Saturday. Sources had said late on Friday at least 30 police were killed. Egypt …

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24 militants, six soldiers killed in attacks in Egypt’s Sinai, military says

At least 24 militants and six soldiers were killed on Sunday in attacks on military outposts in North Sinai, the Egyptian military said in a statement. The statement did not give details, but security and medical sources said about 20 members of the security forces had also been injured when …

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Cairo most dangerous megacity for women – poll

Cairo was named on Monday as the most dangerous megacity for women by an international media poll. Women’s rights experts said that the treatment of women in the Egyptian capital has worsened since a 2011 uprising seeking social change. Cairo came out worst when the Media asked experts on women’s …

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Jubilation in Egypt after first World Cup berth in 28 years

Egypt’s capital crackled with fireworks and blared with horns as the soccer-crazy country reached the World Cup for the first time in 28 years as rare scenes of joy took hold of city blocks celebrating a 2-1 victory over Congo. Winger Mohamed Salah scored twice, securing victory with a last-gasp …

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Egypt suspends fish exports to lower local price

 President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said, Egypt has halted fish exports after a surge in sales to foreign markets following last November’s currency devaluation led to supply shortages locally and a spike in domestic prices. Sisi did not say how long the suspension will last but promised Egyptians, who have seen …

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Egypt, Sudan vow not to aid opposition groups

Egypt and Sudan said on Thursday they will not harbour or support opposition groups fighting their respective governments, as top diplomats of the two countries vowed to boost bilateral ties. Relations between neighbours Cairo and Khartoum have been tense, with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accusing Egyptian intelligence services of supporting …

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