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Egypt Hands 18 Life Jail Terms for Joining IS

An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced 18 people to life in prison for joining the Islamic State (IS) group and plotting to bomb a church, a judicial source said.

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Leading Egypt Activist Out on Probation after 5 Years in Jail

Egypt's most prominent pro-democracy activist, Alaa Abdel Fattah, was released on probation Friday after five years in prison on charges of organising an illegal protest.

The outspoken dissident and blogger, who was an iconic figure of the Arab Spring revolution that unseated longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, was reunited with his family after being released from Tora Prison, in Cairo's southern outksirts.

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In Egypt, Nile Islanders Determined to Stay Put

Residents of a Cairo island with lush fields and unpaved roads, a world apart from Egypt's traffic-choked metropolis, are determined to stay put as judges rule on their possible expulsion.

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4 Egyptians among Those Killed in NZ Shootings

Egypt says four Egyptians were among those killed in the New Zealand mosque shootings.

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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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