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Egypt: Country spanning Northern Africa and Western Asia
Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Gaza Strip (Palestine) and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. Across the Gulf of Aqaba lies Jordan, across the Red Sea lies Saudi Arabia, and across the Mediterranean lie Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, although none share a land border with Egypt.

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US pushing Saudi Arabia, UAE to lift Qatar air blockade [Video]

US pushing Saudi Arabia, UAE to lift Qatar air blockade

It has been three years since an air, land and sea blockade was imposed on Qatar by Gulf countries Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, as well as Egypt.

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Some medics say they're muzzled over Egypt's virus response [Video]

Some medics say they're muzzled over Egypt's virus response

Some doctors have accused the Egyptian authorities of muzzling their criticism of the coronavirus response, saying while Egypt exports shipments of PPE, healthcare workers at home are doing without...

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Egypt flyover 'a threat to residents' lives' [Video]

Egypt flyover 'a threat to residents' lives'

Egyptians are accusing the government of putting their lives at risk by building a flyover so close to their apartment block near the capital, Cairo.

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Egypt presses on with new capital amid outbreak [Video]

Egypt presses on with new capital amid outbreak

While Egypt’s economy has stumbled due to the coronavirus outbreak, construction at a new capital taking shape east of Cairo is continuing at full throttle after a short pause to adjust working..

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Hospital staff remember colleague lost to coronavirus [Video]

Hospital staff remember colleague lost to coronavirus

Colleagues of a much-loved consultant who died after contracting Covid-19 have paid tribute to him by clapping for two minutes outside the hospital where he worked. Scores of nurses, doctors,..

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Food security fears stoked as exporters curb sales [Video]

Food security fears stoked as exporters curb sales

Global food security concerns are mounting as some governments contemplate restricting the flow of staple foods with around a fifth of the world’s population under lockdown to fight the widening..

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Egypt's hotels win over domestic tourists with on-site clinics

Hotels in Egypt have implemented government safety regulations which include having an on-site clinic with resident doctor, regular temperature checks of guests and a quarantine area, as they try to..
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Egypt's wealth fund to develop Cairo Citadel district into tourist destination

Egypt's antiquities authority is to transfer Cairo's historic Bab al-Azab district - with Ottoman-era architecture and the medieval Citadel overlooking the capital - to its sovereign wealth fund to..
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Some medics say they are muzzled in Egypt’s coronavirus response

At dusk on April 10, police entered an apartment in Qalyubia province, north of Cairo, and arrested ophthalmologist Hany Bakr.
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Covid-19: PM Modi talks to leaders of Qatar, Egypt and Austria


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Egypt to offer coronavirus testing in all general hospitals

Egypt signalled an expansion of testing for the new coronavirus on Wednesday, announcing that all the country's 320 general hospitals would offer testing to people showing symptoms of the illness.
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Egypt registers 720 new coronavirus cases in one day

Egypt on Tuesday registered 720 new coronavirus cases, the health ministry said in a statement, its highest daily toll since detecting the first confirmed case in February.
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Egypt tightens coronavirus restrictions for Eid holiday

Egypt will bring forward the start of its curfew by four hours to 5pm and halt public transport during the six-day Eid holiday from May 24 as it seeks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the..
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Egypt presses on with new capital in the desert amid virus outbreak

While Egypt's economy has stumbled due to the coronavirus outbreak, construction at a new capital taking shape east of Cairo is continuing at full throttle after a short pause to adjust working..
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Israel to discuss with U.S. reported Sinai peacekeeper cutback plan: Israeli minister

Israel said on Friday it would discuss with its closest ally the United States a newspaper report that the U.S.-led peacekeeping force in the Egyptian Sinai may be scaled back, calling its nearly..
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Egypt extends nationwide nighttime curfew until end of Ramadan

Egypt extended a nationwide nighttime curfew until end of the holy month of Ramadan to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Thursday.
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Some Egyptians pack streets for Ramadan shopping despite coronavirus threat

In the heart of Egypt's capital, shoppers pack sweet shops and grocery stores to stock up for fast-breaking during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, shrugging off fears about the new coronavirus.
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Kuwait breaks up Egyptian worker riot over repatriation

Kuwaiti security forces broke up a riot by Egyptian workers seeking repatriation who were being held in shelters dedicated for those in violation of the Gulf Arab state's residency laws, the Ministry..
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Egypt reports 15 military casualties in Sinai recently

Egypt's military said on Sunday that 15 of its men had died or been wounded in operations in the Sinai Peninsula recently, and that 126 suspected militants had been killed.
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Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt's Sinai attack

Islamic State on Friday claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian military vehicle in North Sinai province that killed and wounded several military personnel, the group's Amaq news agency..
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Ten Egyptian army members killed or wounded in a bomb attack: spokesman

Ten Egyptian army members were killed or wounded on Thursday when a bomb exploded in an armoured vehicle south of Bir al-Abd city in the Northern Sinai region, a military spokesman said in a statement.
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Pompeo urges Egypt to keep American prisoners safe from coronavirus

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed to his Egyptian counterpart on Thursday that Americans detained in Egypt should be kept safe during the coronavirus pandemic, the State Department said.
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Egypt loosening some lockdown restrictions for Ramadan; coronavirus toll rises

Egypt will ease its coronavirus lockdown for the holy fasting month of Ramadan by allowing more businesses to reopen and shortening a night-time curfew, the prime minister said on Thursday, as new..
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Coronavirus means low-key, cost-saving wedding for one Egyptian couple

Mustafa Amin had looked forward to a regular Egyptian wedding party in a large Cairo reception hall packed with family and friends.
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Egypt shortens night curfew by an hour for Ramadan

Egypt will keep a night-time curfew for the holy Muslim month of Ramadan to combat the coronavirus spread but make it one hour shorter, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Thursday.
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Palestinian jailed in Gaza for breaking coronavirus quarantine

A Gaza court has sentenced a Palestinian man to six months in jail for escaping from a coronavirus quarantine facility on the Egyptian border, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
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Egypt amends emergency laws amid coronavirus outbreak

Egypt's parliament approved on Wednesday amendments to the country's emergency laws that give expanded powers to the presidency and the military prosecution as authorities try to counter the new..
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Fear of coronavirus haunts Egypt's cramped jails

Last April, medical student Mohamed Amashah stood on Cairo's Tahrir Square and held up a sign saying "Freedom for prisoners". He was detained.
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Egyptian policeman, seven suspected militants killed in Cairo gunbattle

An Egyptian policeman and seven suspected militants were killed on Tuesday in an exchange of gunfire, the ministry of interior said in a statement late on Tuesday.
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Egyptian policeman killed in Cairo gunbattle with suspected militants: state TV

An Egyptian policeman was killed and three others wounded on Tuesday in an exchange of gunfire with suspected militants near the centre of the capital Cairo, the public prosecutor said in a statement.
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Egyptian security exchanges gunfire with a 'terrorist group' in Cairo: state TV

Egyptian security forces on Tuesday exchanged gunfire with a "terrorist group" near central Cairo, state TV said.
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Egyptian police disperse villagers who stopped burial of doctor killed by coronavirus

Egyptian police fired tear gas on Saturday to disperse a crowd of people who gathered in a village near the Nile Delta to prevent the burial of a doctor who died of coronavirus, according to local..
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Israelis mark Passover, a celebration of freedom, in virtual isolation

The Jewish Passover holiday typically draws crowds of Israelis outside to burn heaps of leavened bread, commemorating the Biblical exodus from slavery in Egypt.
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Egypt to ban Ramadan gatherings to counter coronavirus

Egypt will ban any public religious gatherings during the holy Muslim fasting month Ramadan starting in around two weeks to counter the spread of the new coronavirus, a government statement said on..
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Coronavirus crisis spells trouble for many Egyptian breadwinners

Squatting with other day labourers under a bridge in Cairo, 48-year-old Yasser Nagi says he has waited in vain for two weeks for work on a construction site so he can feed his family.
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Twitter removes accounts linked to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, other countries

Twitter took down thousands of accounts linked to Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Serbia on Thursday for either taking directions from the governments or promoting pro-government content.
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Egypt's Sisi calls for boost of strategic food reserves during coronavirus outbreak

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has told the relevant authorities to boost strategic reserves of staple goods, a presidency spokesman said on Monday, as global concerns about food security rise..
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Egypt's Sisi tells authorities to boost strategic food reserves

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has told the relevant authorities to boost strategic reserves of staple goods, a presidency spokesman said on Monday, as global concerns about food security rise..
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Cairo, the city that never sleeps, shuts for coronavirus night-time curfew

Egypt and its capital Cairo, a mega-city home to some 20 million people, shut down on Wednesday evening as authorities launched a night-time curfew to tackle the spread of the coronavirus.
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Egypt deep cleans pyramids site emptied of tourists

Egypt began deep cleaning the area around the Giza pyramids on Wednesday as authorities work to disinfect tourist spots closed down by the coronavirus outbreak.
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Egypt declares two-week curfew to counter coronavirus

Egypt has declared a curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for two weeks starting on Wednesday to counter the spread of coronavirus and those who violate the measure will be penalised under the country's..
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3 Indians die outside country due to coronavirus

The cases are from Iran, Egypt and Sweden.
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Egypt's coronavirus cases rise by 33 to 327, four new deaths

Egypt has recorded 33 new coronavirus cases, the health ministry said on Sunday, raising its total number to 327.
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Egypt detains women who called for prisoner release amid coronavirus, lawyer says

Three of the four women detained by Egyptian security forces after demonstrating in central Cairo for the release of prisoners they said may be at risk from the coronavirus were released late on..
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Egypt to shut all cafes, malls, sports clubs in evenings until March 31

Egypt said on Thursday it would shut all cafes, shopping malls, sports clubs and nightclubs from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. local time every night until March 31, strengthening measures introduced to prevent..
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Egypt's reported coronavirus cases increase to 210

Egypt has reported 14 new coronavirus cases, the health ministry said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases up to 210.
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Egypt reports two deaths and 40 new cases of coronavirus to a total of 166 - ministry

Egypt reported on Monday two more deaths because of coronavirus, bringing the total of coronavirus related deaths in the country to four, the health ministry said in a statement.
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Egypt to halt flights from Thursday to stem spread of coronavirus

Egypt will halt all air traffic at its airports from Thursday until March 31 to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Monday.
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Egypt shuts schools, universities for two weeks as virus cases increase

Egypt will close schools and universities for two weeks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as the number of cases rises each day, reaching 109 with two deaths, the prime minister said on..
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Egypt reports 13 new cases of coronavirus, bringing total to 93

Egypt reported on Friday 13 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total of cases detected in the country to 93, the health ministry said in a statement.
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Egypt says nearly 20 killed in freak bad weather

Nearly 20 people have been killed in some of the worst storms to hit Egypt in decades, the country's prime minister said in a statement on Friday.
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