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Bomb Kills 2 at Egypt Youth Center

Two people were killed Thursday when assailants threw a bomb at the entrance of a youth leisure center on the outskirts of Cairo, Egyptian police said.

Police investigators could not confirm whether it was a criminal act or part of a bombing campaign by militants since the army's ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

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Egypt to Try 16 over Football Stadium Deaths

Egypt's state prosecutor Tuesday referred to trial 16 suspects accused of clashing with police that led to a deadly Cairo football stadium stampede, blaming the Islamist opposition for the violence.

At least 19 people died in the stampede after police fired tear gas at fans who tried to push their way into the stadium on February 8.

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Bomb Kills One in Egypt Capital

A small bomb killed a street cleaner in the Egyptian capital Cairo late Saturday, a security official said.

The blast occurred near a tram track in the working class neighborhood of Mattariya, a stronghold of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

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Egypt Plans to Build New Capital East of Cairo

Egypt plans to build a new administrative and business capital east of Cairo that will house five million people and feature a theme park "four times bigger than Disneyland", a minister announced at a global investor conference.

Housing Minister Mustafa Kamel Madbuli said the new city would relieve pressure on overcrowded Cairo, with its population of 18 million expected to double in coming decades.

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Bassil from Cairo: Army Chose Ground Operations to Face IS as Airstrikes Proved Insufficient

Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil highlighted on Monday the threat of terrorism on Lebanon and the Arab world, urging leaders to take action to face it.

He said: “Airstrikes against the Islamic State group were not enough to combat it, which is why the Lebanese army chose ground operations to face it.”

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Arab League: 'Urgent Need' for Unified Anti-Jihadist Force

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi called on Monday for the creation of a unified Arab force to battle the spread of Islamic extremist groups. 

"There is an urgent need for the creation of a multi-purpose common Arab military force... able to intervene rapidly to fight terrorism and the activities of terrorist groups," Arabi told a meeting of league foreign ministers in Cairo.

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Hariri Meets Sisi, Al-Azhar Grand Imam in Cairo

Head of al-Mustaqbal Movement Saad Hariri arrived in Cairo for talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb.

Hariri met with Sisi at Ittihadiya palace, a statement issued by the ex-PM's press office said.

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Report: Hariri to Meet Sisi in Cairo on Sunday

Head of the Mustaqbal Movement MP Saad Hariri is expected to travel to the Egyptian capital Cairo on Saturday, reported the Kuwait daily al-Anbaa on Saturday.

Hariri's press office announced that he is scheduled to meet with with President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday.

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11 Wounded, One Critically, in Bomb Blast near Egypt Court

Eleven people were wounded, one critically, in a bomb explosion outside the Egyptian supreme court in Cairo on Monday, hospital officials said.

A police official and state media had said one man died but later retracted the information.

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One Dead in Cairo Bombings

One person was killed Thursday in a bombing outside a pizzeria in the Egyptian capital as other blasts hit a police station and offices of cell phone companies, a health official said.

The bomb tore off the legs of the victim who was pronounced dead in hospital, health ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar told AFP. Two other people were wounded.

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