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We need migrant deals with African states like EU-Turkey pact - Merkel

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said the European Union needed to establish migrant deals with African countries such as Egypt and Tunisia along the lines of the agreement it already has with Turkey.

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Egyptian court jails five juveniles over Red Sea island protest 23 Sep 2016

CAIRO An Egyptian court sentenced five juveniles to five years in prison and a fine of 100,000 Egyptian pounds (8,454.23 pounds) for protesting against a decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, a judicial source and state media said.


Death toll rises to 52 after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt 23 Sep 2016

CAIRO Nine more bodies have been recovered from the Mediterranean a day after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized off the coast of Egypt, officials said on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 52.


Migrants tell of clamour to survive as teeming boat sinks off Egypt 22 Sep 2016

BURG RASHID, Egypt Mohamed Mabrouk hoped to sail from Egypt to a better future in Europe. But just before sunrise on Wednesday, the teen called his uncle in a panic as the boat carrying him and hundreds more migrants across the Mediterranean was overwhelmed by water.


Boat carrying 600 migrants sinks off Egypt, killing at least 43 22 Sep 2016

BURG RASHID, Egypt A boat carrying almost 600 people capsized off Egypt's coast on Wednesday, killing at least 43, in the latest disaster among migrants trying to reach Europe. | Video

Egyptian court hands nine policemen jail terms for assaulting doctors 20 Sep 2016

CAIRO An Egyptian court sentenced nine policemen to three years in prison on Tuesday for physically and verbally assaulting two doctors at a Cairo hospital in January, an incident that prompted strikes and a protest demanding justice.