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Debate Rages in Egypt as Christian Women Told to Cover Up

A Coptic priest's comments about women's clothing being too revealing in churches has sparked a heated debate this week among Egyptian Christians, the largest religious minority in the Middle East.

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Critics Knock Egypt's New Ramadan Series-Streaming App

Egypt's first video-streaming app launched this month just in time for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the high season for the television industry, but its debut has been panned by critics for high prices and technical failures.

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Lebanon, Egypt Sign 4 Agreements to Boost Trade and Investment

The Lebanese-Egyptian talks were concluded by the signing of three memoranda of understanding, and an executive program to enhance trade and investment relations between the two countries, Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s press office said.

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Egypt's Rebounding Tourism Threatens Red Sea Corals

In serene turquoise waters off Egypt's Red Sea coast, scuba divers ease among delicate pink jellyfish and admire coral -- yet a rebounding tourism sector threatens the fragile marine ecosystem.

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Egypt Referendum Firms Up Sisi Rule as Regional Unrest Flares

As mass protests rock other Arab countries, a snap referendum in Egypt has gone against the grain and cemented President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's rule for years to come.

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Final Day of Egyptian Referendum to Extend Sisi's Rule

Polls opened Monday for a third and final day of voting in Egypt on constitutional changes that could keep President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in power until 2030.

Sisi, who handily won to become president in 2014 and was re-elected in 2018 after eliminating all serious political competitors, is widely expected to garner a comfortable win in the three-day referendum.

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Egyptians Vote in Referendum to Extend Sisi's Rule

Egyptians were voting Saturday in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former coup leader who presents himself as a rock of stability in a turbulent region.

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Egypt Bucks Trend with Vote to Extend Sisi Rule

In a referendum bucking the trend of the region's mini-Arab Spring, Egyptians are to start voting Saturday on constitutional amendments that extend President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's rule until at least 2024.

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Egypt Parliament to Vote on Extending Sisi Rule

Egypt's parliament, packed with loyalists of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is to vote Tuesday on changes to the constitution that could keep the former military chief in power until 2030.

The proposed amendments were initially introduced in February by a parliamentary bloc supportive of Sisi and updated this week after several rounds of parliamentary debates.

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Egypt Inmates Dread Noose as Executions Rise under Sisi

After years of anxiously waiting in cramped prison cells, appointments with the noose can come fast to the many on Egypt's death row. 

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