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Egyptians flood streets, demand President Sisi’s removal

09 September, 2019 3:08 am 3:08 am

CAIRO – Thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets in cities across Egypt on Friday to demand the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, an ex-general. Videos posted on social media showed demonstrators chanting “rise up, fear not, Sisi must go” and “the people demand the regime’s fall” on Friday. Protests were reported in … Read More


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17 dead in car explosion in central Cairo

08 August, 2019 8:53 am 8:53 am

CAIRO (Reuters) – Seventeen people have died and 32 have been injured in an explosion outside Egypt’s National Cancer Institute in central Cairo, Egypt’s health ministry said early on Monday. A car driving against traffic on Cairo’s corniche collided with three other cars, causing the explosion, Egypt’s interior ministry said in a statement. Egypt’s public … Read More


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Hosts Egypt make winning start to Africa Cup of Nations

06 June, 2019 1:17 pm 1:17 pm

CAIRO (Reuters) – Mahmoud Trezeguet handed hosts Egypt a winning start to the Africa Cup of Nations with the only goal of Friday’s opening game against Zimbabwe in a high tempo start to the tournament. His 41st-minute strike proved decisive as Egypt missed out on a myriad of chances to make a bigger impact but … Read More


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Egypt’s former president Morsi buried in Cairo

06 June, 2019 2:36 pm 2:36 pm

CAIRO (AFP) – Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Mursi was buried in Cairo on Tuesday, his lawyer said, a day after he collapsed in court and died. Rights groups called for an independent probe into the detention conditions and death of the former president, who was ousted in 2013 after a year of divisive … Read More


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Dozens killed and injured in crash and fire at Cairo train station

02 February, 2019 3:52 pm 3:52 pm

CAIRO (Reuters) – At least 25 people were killed and 50 injured when a locomotive smashed into a barrier at Cairo’s main train station on Wednesday, causing an explosion and a fire, state television and witnesses said. The fire sent black smoke billowing above Ramses station in the centre of the Egyptian capital. Inside the … Read More


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Two policemen killed in blast in central Cairo: ministry

02 February, 2019 10:58 am 10:58 am

CAIRO (Reuters) – Two policemen were killed and three wounded when an explosive device carried by a militant they were pursuing detonated in the heart of the Egyptian capital on Monday, an interior ministry statement said. According to the ministry, security forces were pursuing the man in the search for the perpetrator of an attempted … Read More


Uber launches bus-booking service in Egyptian capital

12 December, 2018 11:09 pm 11:09 pm

CAIRO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc has launched a bus-booking service in Cairo, the company’s chief executive said on his first visit to Egypt on Tuesday, as the company aims to tap a sprawling low-income market. The company also announced a new Uber Lite app that, from early next year, will allow users with basic … Read More