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In final ruling, Egypt court rejects transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

CAIRO An Egyptian court rejected on Monday a government plan to transfer two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, in a final ruling that prompted cheers in the courtroom but could deepen tensions with the country's erstwhile financial backer.

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Seven Egyptian police killed in Sinai bomb attack 09 Jan 2017

CAIRO At least seven policemen and one civilian were killed in a bomb attack on a checkpoint in the northern Sinai city of al-Arish on Monday, and five of the attackers were also killed, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said.


Prominent Egyptian activist Ahmed Maher freed from jail on probation 05 Jan 2017

CAIRO Egyptian activist Ahmed Maher, a symbol of the popular uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in 2011, has been released after three years in prison for breaking a law that bans unapproved protests, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Egypt arrests four in connection with church bombing, death toll rises 04 Jan 2017

CAIRO Egyptian police have arrested four people in connection with the bombing that killed dozens of Christians at Cairo's Coptic Christian cathedral last month, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

Egyptian judge facing corruption charge hangs himself - lawyer 02 Jan 2017

CAIRO A senior Egyptian judge arrested on corruption charges was found dead in his cell on Monday having hanged himself, his lawyer said.


Egypt court backs government in Red Sea islands dispute 31 Dec 2016

CAIRO An Egyptian appeals court on Saturday upheld an agreement to give control of two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, providing a boost for the government in a case that has prompted rare street protests.