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Cairo Looks to Curb Street Sheep Slaughter for Eid Holiday

Faced with scenes of blood flowing in rubbish-strewn roads and of streets littered with animal entrails, authorities in the Egyptian capital say they aim to crack down on the outdoor slaughter that marks one of Islam's main holidays.

Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice, is marked by Muslims sacrificing animals according to religious traditions at the end of the hajj annual pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina.

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At Least 25 Dead in Blast at Cairo Church

A bomb blast tore through a church near Cairo's Coptic cathedral during a service Sunday, killing at least 25 people in the deadliest attack in recent memory on Egypt's Christian minority.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing but Coptic Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population, have been previously targeted in jihadist attacks.

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Shots Fired at Egypt Tourist Hotel, No One Hurt

A gang of youths hurled fireworks and fired birdshot at police guarding a hotel near Cairo's pyramids Thursday where Arab Israelis were staying without hurting anyone, officials and witnesses said.

The motive for the attack on the Three Pyramids Hotel was unclear.

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Bodies of Mexico Tourists Back Home after Egypt Attack

The bodies of eight Mexican tourists killed by mistake in an Egyptian air raid returned home Tuesday and were sent to forensic investigators amid diplomatic discord over the incident.

The tourists were killed along with four Egyptians on September 13 when they came under fire during a lunch break in Egypt's vast Western Desert while on their way to the Bahariya oasis.

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Monitoring Group: IS Claims Responsibility for Cairo Bombing

An Egypt-based affiliate of the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in the capital, Cairo, which wounded two people.

The claim was reported late Sunday by SITE Intelligence Group, a U.S.-based group that monitors militant websites.

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Policeman, Passerby Wounded in Cairo Bomb Blast

A small bomb blast in a busy western district of the Egyptian capital wounded a policeman and a passerby on Sunday, a police official said.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the bomb went off near administrative offices of the foreign ministry.

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Wounded Come Home as Mexico Demands Egypt Compensation

On stretchers and in wheelchairs, six Mexican tourists hurt in a mistaken Egyptian air strike that killed eight others returned home Friday, as Mexico pressed for compensation for the victims.

President Enrique Pena Nieto visited the five women and one man at a public hospital in Mexico city hours after they returned on the presidential plane with the country's foreign minister.

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IS Claims Killing of Egypt Police General

Gunmen have shot dead a police general in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said, in the latest attack claimed by Islamic State group jihadists.

Assailants in a car gunned down General Khaled Kamal Osman during an inspection of a police unit in the North Sinai provincial capital El-Arish late on Wednesday, the interior ministry said.

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Mexican FM Urges 'Exhaustive' Probe into Egypt Tourist Deaths

Mexico's foreign minister called Wednesday for an "exhaustive" and transparent investigation into an Egyptian air strike that mistakenly killed eight Mexican tourists, after she visited survivors at a Cairo hospital.

The Mexicans have said their tour group came under aerial attack on Sunday in what the Egyptian interior ministry described as a botched operation against militants in the Western Desert. Four Egyptians were also killed.

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Al-Asir's Trial Postponed to October 20

The trial of Ahmed al-Asir at the military court was on Tuesday postponed to October 20 upon the request of defense lawyers.

The military judge's decision to adjourn the session was expected because it was the first time that the Salafist cleric went on trial.

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