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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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Egypt Invites Elon Musk to Discover the Truth About the Pyramids [Video]

Egypt Invites Elon Musk to Discover the Truth About the Pyramids

The tech tycoon recently said he thinks aliens built the Egyptian pyramids.

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Qatar Airways seeks $5bn compensation from blockading quartet [Video]

Qatar Airways seeks $5bn compensation from blockading quartet

Airline launches international arbitration against Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt for 2017 airspace ban.

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Qatar Airways sues four countries over air blockade [Video]

Qatar Airways sues four countries over air blockade

The airline is seeking five billion dollars in compensation from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

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The politics behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam [Video]

The politics behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Ethiopia says heavy rain has begun filling its controversial Blue Nile dam as the government continues to negotiate with its neighbours, Egypt and Sudan.

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Libyans fear the unknown as Egypt, Turkey ramp up war in Sirte [Video]

Libyans fear the unknown as Egypt, Turkey ramp up war in Sirte

There are increasing fears that Egypt's plans to deploy troops abroad could escalate the conflict in neighbouring Libya.

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Ethiopia begins filling reservoirs of Nile mega-dam [Video]

Ethiopia begins filling reservoirs of Nile mega-dam

Egypt and Sudan had requested the Grand Renaissance Dam not be filled until an agreement is reached.

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ICJ backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours [Video]

ICJ backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours

The International Court of Justice rejects appeal by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE over an air blockade.

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UN's top court backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours [Video]

UN's top court backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours

The International Court of Justice rejects appeal by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE over an air blockade.

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Egypt reopens pyramids after coronavirus shutdown [Video]

Egypt reopens pyramids after coronavirus shutdown

They were reopened for the first time in more than three months. View on euronews

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Egypt, Ethiopia discuss Nile dam dispute at UN Security Council [Video]

Egypt, Ethiopia discuss Nile dam dispute at UN Security Council

The UN Security Council holds a virtual session on Ethiopia's controversial dam project, which has caused a bitter dispute with Egypt and Sudan.

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Russian Couple Build Replica Giza Pyramid in Their Backyard [Video]

Russian Couple Build Replica Giza Pyramid in Their Backyard

A Russian couple have built a replica of the Great Pyramid of Giza in their garden. The structure is 19 times smaller than the original in Egypt, but still impressive in size, with each side..

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A little taste of Egypt in a Russian village [Video]

A little taste of Egypt in a Russian village

St Petersburg family erect replica of Great Pyramid of Giza in their backyard.View on euronews

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Arab League calls for Libya ceasefire, peace talks [Video]

Arab League calls for Libya ceasefire, peace talks

Emergency meeting of the bloc initiated by Egypt was rejected by Libya's internationally recognised government.

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Egypt's el-Sisi orders army to be ready for missions abroad [Video]

Egypt's el-Sisi orders army to be ready for missions abroad

President el-Sisi's remarks come as he toured an airbase amid tensions over Turkey's increasing army presence in Libya.

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Egypt calls on UN to intervene after impasse in Nile dam talks [Video]

Egypt calls on UN to intervene after impasse in Nile dam talks

Egypt appeals for UN Security Council help on Ethiopia's Nile dam after latest round of talks ended without a deal.

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Klopp reveals Liverpool duo Salah and Robertson in contention to face Palace [Video]

Klopp reveals Liverpool duo Salah and Robertson in contention to face Palace

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is expected to return to the starting line-up to face Crystal Palace on Wednesday. The Egypt international was an unused substitute for Sunday’s goalless Merseyside..

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Mohamed Salah in profile [Video]

Mohamed Salah in profile

As Liverpool's Egyptian forward turns 28 we take a look at some of his career highlights.

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Libya's GNA forces press ahead after failed truce offer by Egypt [Video]

Libya's GNA forces press ahead after failed truce offer by Egypt

Libya's east-based parliament speaker Aguila Saleh arrives in Moscow for talks as government forces push towards Sirte.

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Haftar proposed Libya ceasefire, says Egypt's el-Sisi [Video]

Haftar proposed Libya ceasefire, says Egypt's el-Sisi

Egypt president calls on UN to invite Libya's rival administrations for talks after GNA's military advances.

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Egypt tells Elon Musk its pyramids were not built by aliens

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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

The Grand Renaissance Dam reservoir has been a source of huge diplomatic tension for almost a decade.
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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

The pandemic brought Egypt's tourism industry to a virtual halt, affecting millions of livelihoods.
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Nile Dam row: Egypt and Ethiopia generate heat but no power

Egypt sees the dam as an existential threat, while Ethiopia sees it as an existential necessity.
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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

Egyptian security forces raided the homes of two uncles of a prominent activist who recently filed a torture lawsuit in the United States against a former prime minister, lawyers representing the..
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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

Egypt will allow scheduled international flights and foreign tourists to resorts that have been least affected by the coronavirus starting from July 1, the cabinet said.
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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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Egyptian presidency says Trump welcomed Egypt's proposal for Libya ceasefire in a call with President Sisi: statement

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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Sudan calls for renewed talks on Blue Nile dam

Sudan has called for the resumption of talks with Egypt and Ethiopia on the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam after the failure of a U.S-led mediation effort earlier this year.
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UAE says Egypt initiative for Libya boosts peace track

The United Arab Emirates supports a new Egyptian peace initiative for Libya as a move towards a ceasefire and political solution, a senior official said on Monday.
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Egypt offers new Libya plan as Haftar offensive collapses

Libya's internationally recognised government attempted to make new advances on Saturday against the forces of retreating eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, who stood by in Cairo as his ally, Egyptian..
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Egypt announces new Libya initiative with eastern-based leaders

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a new initiative for Libya on Saturday alongside east Libya-based leaders, which proposes an elected leadership council and a ceasefire starting on June..
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FGM: Egyptian father 'used coronavirus lie to trick daughters' into procedure

The girls were cut after their father said they were receiving a coronavirus "vaccine", officials say.
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Egypt's hotels win over domestic tourists with on-site clinics

Hotels in Egypt have implemented government safety regulations which include having an on-site clinic with resident doctor, regular temperature checks of guests and a quarantine area, as they try to..
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Egypt's wealth fund to develop Cairo Citadel district into tourist destination

Egypt's antiquities authority is to transfer Cairo's historic Bab al-Azab district - with Ottoman-era architecture and the medieval Citadel overlooking the capital - to its sovereign wealth fund to..
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Some medics say they are muzzled in Egypt’s coronavirus response

At dusk on April 10, police entered an apartment in Qalyubia province, north of Cairo, and arrested ophthalmologist Hany Bakr.
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Coronavirus: Egypt doctors accuse government over medics' deaths

A union says the health ministry bears "full responsibility" for doctors' deaths from Covid-19.
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Egypt to offer coronavirus testing in all general hospitals

Egypt signalled an expansion of testing for the new coronavirus on Wednesday, announcing that all the country's 320 general hospitals would offer testing to people showing symptoms of the illness.
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Egypt registers 720 new coronavirus cases in one day

Egypt on Tuesday registered 720 new coronavirus cases, the health ministry said in a statement, its highest daily toll since detecting the first confirmed case in February.
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Egypt tightens coronavirus restrictions for Eid holiday

Egypt will bring forward the start of its curfew by four hours to 5pm and halt public transport during the six-day Eid holiday from May 24 as it seeks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the..
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Egypt presses on with new capital in the desert amid virus outbreak

While Egypt's economy has stumbled due to the coronavirus outbreak, construction at a new capital taking shape east of Cairo is continuing at full throttle after a short pause to adjust working..
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Hisham Selim, famed Egyptian actor, praised over transgender son

When a famed Egyptian actor revealed his daughter had transitioned, the reaction was unconventional.
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Israel to discuss with U.S. reported Sinai peacekeeper cutback plan: Israeli minister

Israel said on Friday it would discuss with its closest ally the United States a newspaper report that the U.S.-led peacekeeping force in the Egyptian Sinai may be scaled back, calling its nearly..
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Egypt extends nationwide nighttime curfew until end of Ramadan

Egypt extended a nationwide nighttime curfew until end of the holy month of Ramadan to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Thursday.
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Egypt says jailed filmmaker who mocked Sisi died from alcohol poisoning

Shady Habash, whose video mocked the president, "mistook hand sanitiser for water", prosecutors say.
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Some Egyptians pack streets for Ramadan shopping despite coronavirus threat

In the heart of Egypt's capital, shoppers pack sweet shops and grocery stores to stock up for fast-breaking during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, shrugging off fears about the new coronavirus.
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Tennis match-fixing: Egyptian Youssef Hossam banned for match-fixing

Egypt's Youssef Hossam, the world number 820, is banned for life after being found guilty of match-fixing offences
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Kuwait breaks up Egyptian worker riot over repatriation

Kuwaiti security forces broke up a riot by Egyptian workers seeking repatriation who were being held in shelters dedicated for those in violation of the Gulf Arab state's residency laws, the Ministry..
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Egypt reports 15 military casualties in Sinai recently

Egypt's military said on Sunday that 15 of its men had died or been wounded in operations in the Sinai Peninsula recently, and that 126 suspected militants had been killed.
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Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt's Sinai attack

Islamic State on Friday claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian military vehicle in North Sinai province that killed and wounded several military personnel, the group's Amaq news agency..
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Ten Egyptian army members killed or wounded in a bomb attack: spokesman

Ten Egyptian army members were killed or wounded on Thursday when a bomb exploded in an armoured vehicle south of Bir al-Abd city in the Northern Sinai region, a military spokesman said in a statement.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed to his Egyptian counterpart on Thursday that Americans detained in Egypt should be kept safe during the coronavirus pandemic, the State Department said.
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Egypt loosening some lockdown restrictions for Ramadan; coronavirus toll rises

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Egypt shortens night curfew by an hour for Ramadan

Egypt will keep a night-time curfew for the holy Muslim month of Ramadan to combat the coronavirus spread but make it one hour shorter, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Thursday.
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Palestinian jailed in Gaza for breaking coronavirus quarantine

A Gaza court has sentenced a Palestinian man to six months in jail for escaping from a coronavirus quarantine facility on the Egyptian border, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
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Egypt amends emergency laws amid coronavirus outbreak

Egypt's parliament approved on Wednesday amendments to the country's emergency laws that give expanded powers to the presidency and the military prosecution as authorities try to counter the new..
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