New tally in Saudi hajj disaster shows at least 1,399 killed

...offered by 18 of the over 100 countries that took part in the hajj this year. Iran said it had 465 pilgrims killed, while Egypt lost 148 and Indonesia 120.Others include Nigeria with 99, Pakistan with 89, India with 81, Mali with 70, Bangladesh with...
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Egypt unveils canal extension with pomp-filled ceremony

ISMAILIA, Egypt - In a defining moment of his young presidency, Egypt's Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi presided Thursday over...point, a young boy in military uniform and holding Egypt's red, black and white flag joined him on deck as...
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Croatia: Two groups involved in Egypt abduction

...alleged beheading of a Croatian hostage in Egypt took a sinister new turn Thursday with...first of its kind involving a foreigner in Egypt. It is sure to deal a blow to the government's...following years of unrest in the wake of Egypt's Arab Spring.It will also likely rattle...
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Egypt president approves sweeping anti-terrorism law

...leap toward harsher authoritarian rule, Egypt has enacted a draconian new anti-terrorism...and the Interior Ministry is now ruling Egypt," he wrote on his official Facebook page. "Emergency laws were in place in Egypt during Mubarak times for 30 years. Did...
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Over 700 killed in crush of hajj pilgrims

...disaster at the hajj in a quarter-century."People were climbing over one another just to breathe," said Abdullah Lotfy of Egypt. "It was like a wave. You go forward and suddenly you go back."The hajj, which drew 2 million people from over 180 countries...
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Bomb kills Egypt's top prosecutor as he drives to work

CAIRO - A car bomb killed Egypt's chief prosecutor Monday in the country's...militants, who for years had turned Egypt's Sinai Peninsula into a stronghold...against "God's laws."While most of Egypt's major suicide bombings were carried...
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Secret detentions of activists on rise in Egypt

...Fatma el-Sayed, an activist with one of Egypt's secular opposition groups, come with...records, essentially disappeared into Egypt's labyrinth of detention facilities...there are any extra-legal detainees in Egypt, saying those in custody are held either...
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Car bombing at Italian Consulate in Egypt's capital kills 1

...immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, though Egypt faces threats from insurgent factions including an...attack, saying in a statement: "We will not leave Egypt alone: Italy and Egypt are and will always be together in the fight against...
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US weighs more security, withdrawal for Sinai forces

...America's three-decade deployment to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, fearful the lightly...helped marshal peace in the peninsula since Egypt's 1979 historic peace treaty with Israel...other countries also provide personnel.Egypt has battled militants in northern Sinai...
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At least 12 killed when Egyptian forces fire on Mexican tour

...late Monday, Mexico's ambassador to Egypt, Jorge Alvarez Fuentes, told local media...among the deadliest involving tourists in Egypt, comes as the country is trying to revive...that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.Egypt has mainly been battling insurgents in...
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