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Israel's Netanyahu celebrates warming ties with Sisi's Egypt

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday praised warming relations with Egypt and its president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who ousted an Islamist government seen as hostile to ties between the neighbours.

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Egypt blocks U.N. Security Council condemnation of Turkey violence 16 Jul 2016

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council failed on Saturday to condemn the violence and unrest in Turkey after Egypt objected to a statement that called on all parties to "respect the democratically elected government of Turkey," diplomats said.


Hundreds face torture and enforced disappearance in Egypt - Amnesty 13 Jul 2016

CAIRO Egyptian security agents have abducted and tortured "at least several hundred people", some as young as 14, in an unprecedented spike in enforced disappearances aimed at silencing opponents, Amnesty International asserted in a report published on Wednesday.


Solar plane lands in Egypt on penultimate leg of world tour 13 Jul 2016

CAIRO An airplane powered by energy from the sun arrived on Wednesday in Egypt, the penultimate stop on the first fuel-free flight around the globe.

Do you want salad and the police with that? Cool kebab shop owner ignores robber 13 Jul 2016

An Egyptian kebab shop owner in New Zealand has become an internet hit after a video of him ignoring a would-be robber and continuing to serve a customer went viral, drawing more than a quarter of a million views. | Video

Egypt orders Muslim preachers to deliver identical weekly sermons 12 Jul 2016

CAIRO Egyptian authorities said on Tuesday Muslim clerics would be required to read out identical pre-written weekly sermons as part of the government's campaign against extremism, drawing angry criticism from some preachers.