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Millions flock to free tests as Egypt seeks to eradicate hepatitis C

Dec 03 2018

MIT NAMA When Houaida Mabrouk heard about a government campaign that offers free hepatitis C screenings, she hesitated, afraid of testing positive. But after many from her community started visiting health clinics to get checked, she changed her mind.

Demolition on the Nile puts squeeze on two Cairo districts

Sep 26 2018

CAIRO Impoverished residents of red brick homes on an island in the Nile look nervously across the river at another Cairo slum, bulldozed this summer into a wasteland of rubble.

Egyptian movement calls for release of opposition figures

Aug 27 2018

CAIRO A coalition of secular and leftist Egyptian groups on Monday slammed the arrests of opposition figures and called for the release of all such prisoners not convicted of violent offences.

U.N. award-winning photographer awaits verdict in Egypt terrorism trial

Jul 27 2018

CAIRO The parents of an Egyptian photojournalist, whose case has been highlighted by UNESCO, hope their son will be cleared when his trial ends on Saturday, but fear he could be convicted on terrorism charges.

Egypt prosecutor orders website editor detained for 15 days: sources

Apr 05 2018

CAIRO An Egyptian prosecutor ordered on Thursday that a news website's editor-in-chief be detained for 15 days pending investigations, judicial sources and one of his lawyers said.

Amid slow voting, Egypt's Sisi cruises toward victory

Mar 27 2018

CAIRO Egyptian authorities pressed for a high turnout on Tuesday on the second day of a presidential election expected to give President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi a sweeping victory in the absence of real competition, in a contest dismissed by critics as sham.

Sisi to win Egyptian election but seeks high turnout

Mar 26 2018

CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA Egyptians began voting on Monday in a presidential election that guarantees victory to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, running virtually unchallenged with all credible candidates intimidated or locked up. | Video

Ex-military chief of staff to run in Egyptian presidential election

Jan 11 2018

CAIRO Former military chief of staff General Sami Anan will run in Egypt's upcoming presidential election, the party he leads said on Thursday, days after the most serious potential challenger to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pulled out.

Sinai carnage presses Egypt to seek new alliance with tribes

Nov 29 2017

NORTH SINAI, Egypt An attack that killed more than 300 people in North Sinai has prompted Egyptian officials to renew efforts to enlist local tribes whose support will be critical in attempts to defeat Islamic State, security and military sources said.

Islamic State raises stakes with Egypt mosque attack

Nov 26 2017

ISMAILIA, Egypt The mosque was packed with hundreds of worshippers for Friday prayers in Egypt's North Sinai when gunmen in military-style uniforms and masks appeared in a doorway and at windows.

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