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Egyptian archaeologists find sandstone sphinx in temple at Aswan

CAIRO Egyptian archaeologists draining water from a temple in the southern city of Aswan have uncovered a sandstone sphinx likely dating to the Ptolemaic era, the antiquities ministry said on Sunday.

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Flight from Egypt to Tripoli diverts to Misrata

TRIPOLI A Libyan commercial flight from Egypt bound for Tripoli had to divert to the western Libyan city of Misrata, the airport said on Wednesday.

World, Libya Sep 11 2018

Egypt says 11 suspected militants killed in Sinai

CAIRO Egyptian security forces killed 11 suspected militants in an exchange of fire in the North Sinai town of al-Arish, the official MENA state news agency reported on Monday.

World, Sep 10 2018

Saudi Arabia holds Egyptian who ate breakfast with female coworker

RIYADH Saudi Arabian authorities have detained an Egyptian hotel worker who appeared in an online video eating breakfast with a female Saudi colleague, said the labor ministry, which also summoned the hotel owner for questioning.

World, Saudi Arabia, Sep 10 2018

U.N. rights boss Bachelet urges Egypt to overturn mass death sentences

GENEVA United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Sunday urged Egypt's appeals court to overturn mass death sentences handed down by a lower court after what she said was an "unfair trial".

World, United Nations Sep 09 2018

Egypt sentences 75 to death, hundreds to jail over 2013 sit-in

CAIRO An Egyptian court sentenced 75 people to death on Saturday including prominent Islamist leaders Essam al-Erian and Mohamed Beltagi over a 2013 sit-in which ended with security forces killing hundreds of protesters.

World, Sep 08 2018