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Two Bombs Wound 8 in Egypt

Two bombs exploded near a mosque Thursday in Egypt's Nile delta city of Tanta, wounding at least eight people, security and medical officials said.

"Eight people were wounded... when shrapnel hit them in the arms, legs and faces," said Magdy Awad, chief of ambulance services for Al-Gharbiya province, of which Tanta is the capital.

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Arab League Chief to Lead Delegation to Gaza

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi will lead a ministerial delegation to war-ravaged Gaza on October 23, an official said Thursday.

The delegation will include Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Sabah and Mauritanian Foreign Minister Ahmed Ould Teguedi, the League official told reporters in Cairo.

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Officials Say Egypt Warplanes Bombing Libyan Militias

Egyptian warplanes are bombing positions of Islamist militias in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, two Egyptian government officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The officials, who have first-hand knowledge of the operation, spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

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Islamists Get Egypt Death Sentence over Police Killings

An Egyptian court sentenced seven Islamists to death Tuesday over the killing of 25 policemen in the Sinai Peninsula last year and for collaborating with al-Qaida in Iraq, state news agency MENA said.

Five of the defendants in the case, details of which were not given, are in custody. Another two were tried in absentia.

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Kerry Broaches Rights in Meeting with Sisi

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broached human rights in a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday as Cairo presses a crackdown on opposition.

The meeting, a day after a donor conference for Gaza, was part of whirlwind tour by the US diplomat to bolster a campaign against Islamic State group jihadists in Iraq and Syria.

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30 Killed in Road Accident in Southern Egypt

Thirty people died in a collision between three minibuses on Monday in Egypt's southern Aswan province, medical and security sources said.

Another 15 people were injured in the crash near Edfu, some 930 kilometers (575 miles) south of Cairo.

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Fears Gaza Donors Will Fall Short as Kerry Heads to Egypt

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left for Cairo Saturday to back calls to aid the Gaza Strip, amid fears donors may fail to raise $4 billion needed to rebuild the Palestinian territory.

Egypt will be the first step on a fresh whirlwind tour for the 70-year-old top U.S. diplomat, who will also hold meetings in Paris and Vienna on the crisis in Ukraine and efforts to reach an Iran nuclear deal with a deadline just a few weeks away.

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Egypt 'Gay Marriage' Trial Verdict Set for November 1

An Egyptian court will give its verdict November 1 in the trial of eight men arrested after a "gay marriage" video went viral on the Internet, judicial sources said Saturday.

Homosexuality is not specifically banned under Egyptian law, so the men were charged with "inciting debauchery and offending public morality," which could see them jailed for three years.

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Egypt Jails Brotherhood Leaders for 15 Years over Lawyer's Torture

An Egyptian court Saturday jailed eight men, including two Muslim Brotherhood leaders, for up to 15 years over the torture of a lawyer during the 2011 uprising against ex-president Hosni Mubarak, judicial sources said.

Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters have been jailed, with hundreds receiving lengthy prison terms, in a brutal government crackdown since the army ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi last July.

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Egypt to Host Donor Conference for War-Hit Gaza

Envoys from dozens of countries will gather Sunday for a conference that aims to raise billions of dollars to rebuild conflict-battered Gaza, despite fears of renewed violence and "donor fatigue".

The United Nations' Palestinian refugee agency has described the financial needs as "unprecedented" ahead of the Cairo meeting, which follows the Gaza Strip's third war in six years.

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