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Egypt's Sisi orders cabinet to help resettle Sinai Christians fleeing Islamic State

CAIRO President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday ordered the government to take all necessary measures to help resettle Christians who have fled Egypt's Northern Sinai after Islamic State killed several members of the community.

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Portugal detains ex-CIA agent for extradition to Italy 22 Feb 2017

LISBON Portuguese police have detained former CIA agent Sabrina de Sousa and are preparing her extradition to Italy, where she has been convicted in absentia over the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in 2003, her lawyer said on Wednesday.


Egypt's Sisi, Jordan's Abdullah reaffirm support for two-state solution 21 Feb 2017

CAIRO The leaders of Egypt and Jordan reaffirmed their continued support on Tuesday for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested abandoning it.


Seeking to secure Sinai, Egypt builds closer ties with Hamas 21 Feb 2017

CAIRO/GAZA After years of strained relations, Egypt is moving closer to Hamas in Gaza, offering concessions on trade and free movement in return for moves to secure the border against Islamic State fighters who have killed hundreds of Egyptian policemen and soldiers in northern Sinai.


EU pushes migration talks with Tunisia, Egypt 20 Feb 2017

BRUSSELS The European Union is offering simplified visa procedures and increased economic aid to Tunisia and Egypt in exchange for smoother deportations of unwanted African migrants, two senior officials in Brussels said.


Egypt's top court upholds 10 death sentences over football violence 20 Feb 2017

CAIRO Egypt's top court upheld death sentences for 10 men on Monday for their part in Egypt's worst violence at a football stadium, in which more than 70 fans were killed in February 2012.