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Country spanning Northern Africa and Western Asia

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Egypt: Country spanning Northern Africa and Western Asia
Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Gaza Strip (Palestine) and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. Across the Gulf of Aqaba lies Jordan, across the Red Sea lies Saudi Arabia, and across the Mediterranean lie Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, although none share a land border with Egypt.

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El Gouna Film Festival opens in Egypt despite COVID-19 [Video]

El Gouna Film Festival opens in Egypt despite COVID-19

El Gouna Film Festival opens in Egypt despite COVID-19

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:02Published
Jurgen Klopp reminds Mohamed Salah about conduct after positive coronavirus test [Video]

Jurgen Klopp reminds Mohamed Salah about conduct after positive coronavirus test

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s stance on attending public gatherings duringthe Covid-19 pandemic is at odds with Mohamed Salah’s and he has spoken to theforward about his positive coronavirus..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:25Published
Egypt's Salah, Elneny test positive for COVID-19 again [Video]

Egypt's Salah, Elneny test positive for COVID-19 again

Mohamed Salah and Mohamed Elneny have tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time while on international duty with Egypt.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:34Published
Egypt's matchstick replicas of famous landmarks [Video]

Egypt's matchstick replicas of famous landmarks

A radiologist in the morning and an artist by night, 62-year-old Ahmed Hassan uses matchsticks to create dazzling replicas of famous landmarks.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published
Egypt unveils scores of ancient coffins, statues found in Saqqara [Video]

Egypt unveils scores of ancient coffins, statues found in Saqqara

Egypt’s tourism and antiquities minister says discovered items date back to the Late Period from 664 to 332 BC.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:34Published
Watch: Archaeologists find at least 100 coffins from Egypt's Ptolemaic dynasty [Video]

Watch: Archaeologists find at least 100 coffins from Egypt's Ptolemaic dynasty

Sealed sarcophagi and statues, that were buried more than 2,500 years ago, were found at the famed Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
How is the ancient art of Egyptian puppetry making a comeback? [Video]

How is the ancient art of Egyptian puppetry making a comeback?

The art of puppetry in Egypt dates back to ancient times and the rule of the Pharaohs.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:56Published
The Egyptian transgender woman battling stigma [Video]

The Egyptian transgender woman battling stigma

Farida Aly spent decades performing blood tests, brain scans and personality tests before doctors issued the needed medical reports to allow her to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Soraya Ali..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:20Published
El Gouna Film Festival supports MENA films during global pandemic [Video]

El Gouna Film Festival supports MENA films during global pandemic

Despite the global coronavirus pandemic, the 4thedition of the El Gouna Film Festival went ahead this October, along Egypt’s Red Sea’s coast.View on euronews

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Egyptian actress & activist Menna Shalaby launches initiative to support female filmmakers [Video]

Egyptian actress & activist Menna Shalaby launches initiative to support female filmmakers

Attending this year’s El Gouna Film Festival was celebrated Egyptian actress & women’s rights activist, Menna Shalaby.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:33Published
Meet the young Egyptian table tennis sensation [Video]

Meet the young Egyptian table tennis sensation

An Egyptian table tennis player has been making waves after ranking number 1 in the International Table Tennis Federation's Cadet Under 15 girls', the first African player to have done so, according to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published
Trump says Egypt may 'blow up' Ethiopia dam [Video]

Trump says Egypt may 'blow up' Ethiopia dam

While Trump's comments may have offended Ethiopia and pleased Egypt, few appear to be taking a threat of conflict or military action seriously.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published
Giza pyramids get electric buses and restaurant [Video]

Giza pyramids get electric buses and restaurant

Egypt showcased on Tuesday (October 20) its latest developments of the Giza pyramids plateau, which included the site's first-ever restaurant and a set of eco-friendly electric buses.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published
Egypt unveils newly-discovered ancient coffins [Video]

Egypt unveils newly-discovered ancient coffins

Egyptian archaeologists discovered more than 80 coffins in the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, a burial ground that is also home to one of the world's oldest pyramids.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published
US legislators call on Egypt’s el-Sisi to release prisoners [Video]

US legislators call on Egypt’s el-Sisi to release prisoners

Letter urges Egyptian president to release activists, journalists, lawyers and prisoners of conscience.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published
Gal Godot's Cleopatra casting draws criticism [Video]

Gal Godot's Cleopatra casting draws criticism

Gadot is teaming up with 'Wonder Woman' director Patty Jenkins and Paramount studios for a re-imagining of the story of Egypt's most famous queen.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:10Published

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Klopp reminds Salah about conduct after two positive tests

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Mohamed Salah: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reminds forward about conduct

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reminds forward Mohamed Salah about his conduct after he tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Egypt.
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Egypt arrests: UN condemns detention of human rights advocates

Three members of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, including its head, have been detained.
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Egypt arrests human rights group's staff in 'chilling escalation'

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights says two employees have been detained since Sunday.
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Mohamed Salah: Liverpool forward returns second positive coronavirus test

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah returns a second positive test for coronavirus while on international duty with Egypt.
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Arsenal's Elneny tests positive for Covid-19 on Egypt duty

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny tests positive for Covid-19 while on international duty, the Egyptian Football Association announces.
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Egypt: More than 100 intact sarcophagi unearthed near Cairo

Archaeologists opened one coffin to reveal a mummy, dating back over 2,500 years.
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Liverpool's Salah tests positive for coronavirus while on Egypt duty

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah tests positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Egypt.
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Egyptian Man Gets Live Fish Extracted from His Throat

A guy who went fishing in Egypt got more than he bargained for when his catch for the day tried going down his gullet before he could even fry it up ... and it almost killed him. This went down last..
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How the controversial Nile dam might fix Sudan's floods

Egypt and Ethiopia are at loggerheads over the mega dam, with Sudan literally stuck in the middle.
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Burnley: Clarets subject of £200m takeover bid by Mohamed El Kashashy & Chris Farnell

Burnley are the subject of a £200m takeover bid from Egyptian businessman Mohamed El Kashashy and Cheshire-based lawyer Chris Farnell.
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Trump and Africa: How Ethiopia was 'betrayed' over Nile dam

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Ethiopia River Nile dam: PM condemns 'aggressions' after Trump comment

Its PM condemns "aggressions" after Donald Trump says Egypt might destroy a controversial Nile dam.
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Egypt releases satirical blogger Shadi Abu Zeid

The activist is reunited with his family after spending 29 months in jail for spreading "fake news".
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Gal Gadot's Cleopatra film sparks 'whitewashing' claims

Critics on social media say the role of Egypt's famed ruler should go to an Arab or African actress.
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Gazans struggle with pandemic and blockade

Citizens in the overcrowded Palestinian territory are struggling to deal with the pandemic amid an ongoing blockade by Israel and Egypt.
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Egypt tomb: Sarcophagi buried for 2,500 years unearthed in Saqqara

The 27 wooden coffins are said to have lain undisturbed inside a well at an ancient necropolis.
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Egypt’s organ traffickers: ‘I woke up screaming’

BBC Panorama talks to a crime gang that organises 20-30 illegal operations a week.
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Nile dam row: US 'to cut $100m in aid' to Ethiopia

Ethiopia has begun filling the mega dam before reaching an agreement with Sudan and Egypt.
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Nile dam row: Ethiopia's pop stars hit out

The battle with Egypt over who has rights to the waters of the River Nile is played out by musicians.
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Libya conflict: Why Egypt might send troops to back Gen Haftar

The fall of Col Gaddafi nine years ago unleased chaos in North Africa, which Egypt fears could spill over.
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Egypt TikTok and Instagram stars pay heavy price for 'indecency'

They have millions of followers, but Egypt's social media stars are paying a heavy price.
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Egypt Facebook page raises hopes for missing children

After years searching in vain, a father's nightmare is brought to an end using an unlikely source.
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Coronavirus: Why Egypt has faced criticism over antibody tests

Egypt has faced criticism for testing frontline healthcare workers for coronavirus using antibody tests.
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Egypt tells Elon Musk its pyramids were not built by aliens

Egypt invited the billionaire to visit, after he appeared to tweet support for conspiracy theorists.
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Nile dam row: Egypt fumes as Ethiopia celebrates

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Nile dam dispute: Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan agree to resume talks

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River Nile dam: Sudan blasts 'unilateral' move as Ethiopia dam fills

As talks fail with Ethiopia, Sudan says water levels drop downstream and Egypt demands "clarification".
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River Nile dam: Filling operation begins - Ethiopia

Officials confirm satellite images showing water levels rising - despite failed talks with Egypt and Sudan.
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Egypt desperate to revive coronavirus-hit tourism industry

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Nile Dam row: Egypt and Ethiopia generate heat but no power

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Tutankhamun’s last tour: Behind the mask

Why the global exhibition of one of Egypt’s greatest icons may actually be illegal.
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Egypt passes electoral changes that could bolster Sisi supporters

Egypt's parliament approved amendments on Wednesday which critics say will help supporters of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi extend their dominance over the chamber in elections expected this year.
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Egypt to reopen all airports on July 1, aviation minister says

Egypt will reopen all its airports for scheduled international traffic on July 1, the civil aviation minister said on Sunday, after suspending regular commercial flights in March because of the..
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Egypt registers highest daily rise in coronavirus cases in nearly two weeks

Egypt on Friday confirmed 1,577 new coronavirus cases, the health ministry said, the highest daily increase in almost two weeks.
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U.S. wary of Egypt truce effort in Libya, wants former Danish PM to lead U.N. peace bid

Parts of a proposal by Egypt for a truce in Libya are "helpful," but a United Nations-led bid to broker peace in the North African country is the best way forward, the State Department's top Middle..
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Egypt raids activist's family after U.S. suit against former PM: lawyers

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Egypt to open seaside resorts to foreigners from July 1

Egypt will open up its main seaside resorts for international flights and foreign tourists from July 1, the cabinet said.
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Egypt to allow foreigners to return to some resorts from July 1

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Italy weighs warships to Egypt deal after student murder

Italy has yet to approve the sale to Egypt of two warships made by shipbuilder Fincantieri, as the government weighs political considerations and analyses the deal, Italy's foreign minister said on..
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The Egyptian Presidency said in a statement on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed Egypt's proposal for Libya ceasefire in a call with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
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Turkey dismisses Egyptian proposal for Libya ceasefire: Hurriyet

Turkey on Wednesday dismissed Egypt's proposal for a ceasefire in Libya, saying the plan aimed to save Khalifa Haftar after the collapse of his offensive to control the capital Tripoli, Hurriyet..
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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume talks on Blue Nile dam

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia on Tuesday resumed talks on the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam after the failure of a U.S-led mediation effort earlier this year, a Sudanese official said.
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Germany's Merkel urges U.N.-backed Libya talks in phone call with Egypt's Sisi

Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the situation in conflict-wracked Libya with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the German governemnt said in a statement on Monday.
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