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At least 41 people killed in Egyptian church fire: Report

At least 41 people were killed and 14 others injured in a fire at a church in the city of Giza, near Cairo, Egypt’s Coptic Church said. Egypt’s health ministry earlier said “several” people were killed in the fire at the Abu Sifin Coptic church in the Imbaba neighbourhood on Sunday and that ambulances transferred […]

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Ethiopia completes third filling of Blue Nile mega-dam reservoir

Ethiopia has completed the third filling of its mega-dam reservoir on the Blue Nile, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has announced, a development that could raise further tensions with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan. The announcement on Friday comes a day after Ethiopia said it had launched power production from the second turbine at the Grand […]

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Shark attack kills two tourists within days in Egypt’s Red Sea

A 68-year-old Austrian woman died on Friday after losing an arm and a leg in another attack by a Mako shark while swimming in the Red Sea near the resort town of Hurghada. The attacks happened within 600 metres of each other, off the coast of Sahl Hasheesh. On Sunday, another tourist, yet to be […]

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Senegal clinch first-ever Africa Cup of Nations

Sadio Mane netted the winning spot-kick as Senegal beat Egypt 4-2 on penalties to clinch their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations, after the final ended goalless following extra time. The Liverpool forward had earlier seen a seventh-minute penalty saved by Pharaohs keeper Gabaski. Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy denied Mohanad Lasheen to give Mane the chance to […]

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Spain returns 36 antique funeral jars to Egypt meant to hold human remains

Spain returned 36 stolen antiquities to Egyptian officials on Monday, including figurines of gods and goddesses and ancient jars meant to hold human remains. The artifacts, among them a granite carving of the lion’s head of the warrior goddess Sekhmet, were taken illegally from archeological sites, officials said. Smugglers brought them to Spain where police […]

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Scorpion stings kill 3, injure hundreds after heavy storms in Egypt’s Aswan city

Scorpions in Egypt stung three people to death in the southern city of Aswan after heavy storms brought them into the streets and homes. Some 450 more people were injured by scorpion stings, a health ministry official said. The hail and thunder storm in the area near the River Nile on Friday was particularly violent. […]

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Robot who paints ‘Ai-Da’ detained by Egyptian border police on suspicion of espionage

Ai-Da, a robot who can paint, was detained at the Egyptian border for 10 days ahead of a major exhibition in the country. Ai-Da was set to present her work at the foot of the pyramids of Giza, in what is being billed as the first-ever art exhibition held in that historical area. That show, […]

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Scientists discover new whale species that was able to walk on land and swim in water

Scientists in Egypt have identified a new species of four-legged whale that lived around 43 million years ago. The fossil of the amphibious Phiomicetus anubis was originally discovered in Egypt’s Western Desert. Its skull resembles that of Anubis, the ancient Egyptian jackal-headed god of the dead after which it was named. The ancestors of modern […]

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Israel ‘eases’ blockade after hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated in Gaza Strip

Israel says it will allow more goods and equipment to enter the besieged Gaza Strip for civilian and international projects following days of heightened tensions. The announcement comes a day after hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated near the Israeli fence in the Gaza Strip, calling on Israel to ease a crippling blockade. The Israeli military beefed […]

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Ever Given container ship that became famous after blocking ‘Suez Canal’ crosses canal again

The container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March passed back through the waterway without an incident. The Ever Given was among a convoy of vessels sailing from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said. It had been offloading its cargo in Europe and is now en route […]

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Ever Given container ship that blocked Suez Canal released after 106 days

The Ever Given container ship that became wedged across a southern section of the Suez Canal waterway for nearly a week and disrupting global trade in March was released after 106 days. The development came after its Japanese owner, Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd, reached a settlement with canal authorities over a compensation amount following weeks […]

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Ethiopia starts filling controversial dam on Nile River’s main tributary angering neighbours

Ethiopia started filling a controversial huge dam on the Nile River’s main tributary, raising tensions before an upcoming meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the issue. In a statement late on Monday, the Egyptian irrigation ministry expressed its “firm rejection of this unilateral measure” and said the move was “a violation of international […]