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One Police Officer Hurt, Seven Militants Killed in Cairo

An Egyptian police officer was wounded and seven suspected militants were killed Thursday in a firefight and raid in the capital Cairo, the interior ministry said.

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Award-Winning Egyptian Photojournalist Freed from Jail

Award-winning Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid was released on Monday after spending nearly six years in prison following his arrest while covering a bloody crackdown on protests, his lawyer said.

The photographer, widely known as Shawkan, last year received UNESCO's World Freedom Prize, dismaying the Egyptian authorities who accused him of "terrorist and criminal acts".

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Erdogan Lashes Out at Sisi over Egypt Executions

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticized his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, saying he refused to talk to "someone like him."

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Egypt Army: 7 Jihadists Killed, 15 Soldiers Dead or Wounded in Sinai

Egypt's army said Saturday seven suspected jihadists were "eliminated" and 15 soldiers killed or wounded in an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, where the military is fighting the Islamic State group.

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HRW Condemns Egypt Hanging of 3 'Political Detainees'

Human Rights Watch has condemned the hangings in Egypt of three young "political detainees" convicted of murdering the son of a judge, charging they had been tortured to confess.

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Macron Calls for Inter-Religious Dialogue at End of Egypt Visit

French President Emmanuel Macron met Tuesday with Egypt's top clerics and called for inter-religious dialogue at the end of a three-day visit aimed at boosting ties while raising human rights concerns. 

Macron and Pope Tawadros II stressed the need for "dialogue between religions" as he met with Pope Tawadros II at St. Mark's Cathedral, seat of Egypt's ancient Coptic Orthodox Church.

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Macron Tells Egypt's Sisi Stability and Freedoms Go Hand in Hand

French President Emmanuel Macron called for "respect for individual freedoms" as he met with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Monday.

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Pompeo Meets Egypt's Sisi amid Concern over US Mideast Policy

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Thursday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo, part of a tour to address concerns of American allies in the Middle East.

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Egypt Foreign Minister, Spy Chief Visit Protest-Hit Sudan

Egypt's foreign minister and intelligence chief headed Thursday to Sudan for talks with government officials facing deadly protests and calls for President Omar al-Bashir to step down over price hikes.

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Egypt Probes Images of Naked Couple Atop Pyramid

Egyptian authorities have launched an investigation into images of a naked couple on top of the Great Pyramid that sparked uproar in the conservative Muslim country, an official said Tuesday.

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