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14 Killed as Clashes Mar Egypt Revolt Anniversary

Clashes between protesters and security forces left at least 14 people dead on Sunday, the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 revolt that toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak.

Authorities had tightened security in Cairo and other cities after Islamists called for protests against the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former army chief who ousted his Islamist predecessor Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

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Egypt Protester Killed on Eve of Uprising Anniversary

A female demonstrator was killed in clashes with Egyptian police during a rare leftwing protest in central Cairo Saturday, the eve of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, an official said.

Shaima al-Sabbagh, who friends said was 34 and the mother of a five-year-old boy, died of birdshot wounds, a health ministry spokesman said.

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Bomb Wounds Four Egyptian Policemen, Civilian

A bomb in Cairo wounded four policemen and a civilian Friday, officials said.

It was the second in the capital in as many days, after an explosion wounded a police officer late Thursday outside the Al-Qubba presidential palace.

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World Leaders Remember 'Islam-West Mediator' Abdullah

World leaders paid tribute to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah on Friday, praising the late monarch as   a key mediator between Muslims and the West.

U.S. President Barack Obama said he and Abdullah, whose country has for decades been a strategic ally of Washington, had enjoyed a "genuine and warm friendship". 

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Egypt Drops Sexual Harassment Case against Ecuador Envoy

Prosecutors in Egypt have dismissed a sexual harassment complaint against Ecuador's ambassador because of insufficient evidence, the foreign ministry in Quito said Monday.

An unidentified woman working as a consultant to Ecuadoran diplomatic staff in Cairo made the allegation against German Espinoza last month, a ministry statement said.

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26 Men Acquitted of 'Debauchery' in Cairo Bathhouse Trial

An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 26 men accused of "debauchery" after their night-time arrest from a Cairo bathhouse for suspected homosexual activity, in a case which triggered international concern.

The men were arrested in the December 7 raid on a hamam in the Azbakeya district of the capital, amid fears of a widening police crackdown on gays in Egypt.

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Iraq PM Criticizes 'Slowness' of Coalition Support for Army

Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi Sunday criticized the "slowness" of the U.S.-led international coalition against Islamic State jihadists in providing military support to his army.

The IS group last year took control of large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria. 

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Amal Clooney Disputes Egypt Arrest Warning Story

British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has disputed a story reporting how Egyptian officials warned her she risked arrest last year if she released a report in Cairo critical of the judiciary.

In an article for the Huffington Post, Clooney said it was "experts in Egyptian affairs" who issued the warning over a February 2014 report for the International Bar Association, not the authorities, as was reported in The Guardian.

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Gunmen Shoot Dead Two Egyptian Policemen

Gunmen shot dead two Egyptian policemen in a pre-dawn attack while they were on patrol Tuesday in the southern city of Minya, the interior ministry said.

Policemen and soldiers have faced regular militant attacks since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

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Egypt Reports 10th Bird Flu Death this Year

Egyptian health authorities on Monday reported the country's 10th death this year from bird flu, as well as the first case of H5N1 infection in the capital.

The death occurred last week in the southern province of Aswan, health ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said.

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