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Egypt refers two officials to court for migrant boat capsizing

CAIRO Egypt has referred two maritime inspection officials to trial for their role in the capsizing of a migrant ship that led to the death of over 200 earlier this year, state news agency MENA reported on Saturday.

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Islamic State claims deadly attack on Egyptian soldiers in Sinai

ISMAILIA, Egypt Islamic State claimed responsibility on Friday for an attack on an Egyptian military checkpoint in northern Sinai Peninsula that killed at least 12 soldiers.

World, Nov 25 2016

Islamic State says behind attack on checkpoint in Egypt's Sinai

CAIRO The Islamic State militant group said on Friday it was behind an attack on a security checkpoint in Egypt's North Sinai province that, it said, killed 15 soldiers.

World, Nov 25 2016

Egyptian activists raise alarm over expanding NGO crackdown

CAIRO An Egyptian bill regulating non-governmental organizations is so restrictive it effectively bans human rights work and makes it harder for charities to operate, activists and development workers say.

World, United Nations, Nov 24 2016

Currency drop hits Egypt's medicine supplies, angering public

CAIRO Pharmacies across Egypt are running short of medicines, some of them life-savers, as a plunge in the value of the Egyptian pound coupled with strict government price caps has made scores of products unprofitable to produce or import.

World, Health, Nov 22 2016

Egypt court overturns life sentence against ex-president Mursi

CAIRO Egypt's Court of Cassation overturned on Tuesday a life sentence against deposed President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood and ordered a retrial in the case that revolves around accusations of espionage with Palestinian group Hamas.

World, Nov 22 2016