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Pope to visit Egypt as Copts face Islamic State campaign

ISMAILIA, Egypt Karam Nassif fled his home in Egypt's North Sinai this year after his name appeared on a Christian hit-list circulated by Islamic State. Fearing for their safety after this month's twin church bombings, his family now wants to leave the country.

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Cairo 'cargotecture' company transforms shipping containers into homes 25 Apr 2017

CAIRO An Egyptian design duo has begun re-purposing old steel shipping containers, transforming them into living spaces, shops and restaurants in an effort to introduce residents of overcrowded Cairo to cheaper and more versatile properties.


Trump greets Egyptian-American freed from Egyptian detention 22 Apr 2017

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday welcomed back to the United States Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker whose release from jail in Egypt was sought by Trump when he met Egypt's president early this month. | Video


Egyptian-American woman freed in Egypt goes home on U.S. military plane 21 Apr 2017

WASHINGTON An Egyptian-American woman detained in Egypt for nearly three years on human trafficking charges was flown back to the United States on Thursday on a U.S. military plane, accompanied by a top White House official, a senior administration official said.


U.S. defense secretary looks to rebuild trust in Egypt visit 20 Apr 2017

TEL AVIV U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he was optimistic about improving military ties with Egypt after talks in Cairo with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, following a period of strain under the Obama administration.

Egypt says air strikes kill Islamic State leaders in Sinai 20 Apr 2017

CAIRO Air strikes in northern Sinai have killed 19 members of Egypt's Islamic State affiliate, including three of its leaders, the Egyptian military said on Thursday.