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Egypt sets October election date, after three years without parliament

CAIRO - Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election, starting on Oct. 18-19, the election commission said on Sunday, the final step in a process to bring back democracy that critics say has been tainted by widespread repression. | Video

Recent Egypt News

Deported Al-Jazeera journalist - Verdict a blow for Egyptian press freedom 29 Aug 2015

SYDNEY - A decision by an Egyptian court to sentence three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison was politically motivated and aimed at intimidating the press, one of the three, Australian journalist Peter Greste, said on Saturday.

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Egyptian Brotherhood leader handed sixth life prison sentence - judicial sources 22 Aug 2015

CAIRO - Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and several other prominent Islamists were sentenced to life in prison on Saturday for murder and inciting violence, judicial sources said, part of an ongoing crackdown on the outlawed group. | Video

Four Palestinian Hamas militants abducted in Egypt's Sinai - sources 20 Aug 2015

GAZA/ISMAILIA, Egypt - Four members of Hamas' armed wing were abducted in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday after the bus they were on was stopped by unidentified gunmen, sources close to the Palestinian group and Egyptian security officials said.

French and Egyptian passengers rescued as boat sinks in Red Sea 20 Aug 2015

CAIRO - Twenty-six French tourists and 10 Egyptians were rescued on Thursday after a boat transporting them hit coral reefs and sank off the Red Sea coast, security sources said.

Four Palestinians abducted in Egypt's Sinai - Hamas, security sources 19 Aug 2015

GAZA/ISMAILIA, Egypt - Four Palestinians were abducted in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday after the bus they were on was stopped by unidentified gunmen, a Hamas official and Egyptian security sources said.