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Sharm el-Sheikh - Almaty direct flights to open in summer 2014

Egypt plans to launch Sharm el-Sheikh - Almaty direct flights this summer.

Sharm el-Sheikh - Almaty direct flights to open in summer 2014
Egypt's Sisi announces run for presidency
Egypt's Sisi announces run for presidency

Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Wednesday he had quit the military to run for president and vowed to rid the country of "terrorism" almost nine months after he toppled its elected leader.

Egypt's Sisi announces run for presidency
Hala Shukrallah, the president of the Dostour liberal party. ©Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
First woman to head Egypt party worried over military

The first woman to head an Egyptian political party has expressed concern that a return to military rule could threaten democracy in a country roiled by three years of turbulence.

First woman to head Egypt party worried over military
Elections don't always lead to democracy, says Kerry
Elections don't always lead to democracy, says Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke passionately Wednesday about the "incredible yearning for modernity" sweeping across the world, warning that free elections do not necessarily usher in true democracy in many countries.

Elections don't always lead to democracy, says Kerry
Egypt's Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. ©Reuters/Stringer
Egypt's Sisi negotiates arms deal in Russia

Egyptian army chief and likely new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets top Russian officials on Thursday to negotiate a $2-billion arms deal that is meant to replace subsiding assistance from old ally Washington.

Egypt's Sisi negotiates arms deal in Russia
Egypt army chief says he will run for president: Kuwait paper
Egypt army chief says he will run for president: Kuwait paper

Egypt's top military commander Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in comments published in Kuwait Thursday that he has decided to run in the presidential election scheduled for April.

Egypt army chief says he will run for president: Kuwait paper
Mohamed Morsi. ©Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Murder trial of Egypt's Morsi set to resume

The murder trial of deposed Egyptian leader Mohamed Morsi is due to resume in Cairo Saturday, after he insisted at a separate hearing that he was still the legitimate president.

Murder trial of Egypt's Morsi set to resume
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Car bomb kills three at Cairo police HQ: state media

A car bomb struck Cairo police headquarters on Friday, killing at least three people in an early morning blast heard across the Egyptian capital.

Car bomb kills three at Cairo police HQ: state media
Egypt constitution sails through vote but turnout key
Egypt constitution sails through vote but turnout key

Egyptian voters overwhelmingly backed a new constitution that paves the way for the army chief to run for president, early results showed Thursday, but turnout figures will provide a key measure of his popularity.

Egypt constitution sails through vote but turnout key
Egypt votes on constitution as violence highlights divide
Egypt votes on constitution as violence highlights divide

Egyptians queued to vote amid tight security Tuesday in a referendum on a new constitution likely to launch a presidential bid by the army chief who overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt votes on constitution as violence highlights divide
Egypt votes on new charter as army chief eyes presidency
Egypt votes on new charter as army chief eyes presidency

Egyptians vote for a new constitution Tuesday in a referendum seen as a test of support for a presidential bid by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, almost seven months after he toppled Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt votes on new charter as army chief eyes presidency
Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi. ©Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino
Morsi arrives in court for new hearing in murder trial

Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi arrived at the courthouse on Wednesday for the second hearing in his murder trial, as police braced for rallies by his Islamist supporters.

Morsi arrives in court for new hearing in murder trial
Deadly clashes kill 11 as Morsi backers rally in Egypt
Deadly clashes kill 11 as Morsi backers rally in Egypt

At least 11 people were killed Friday in clashes across Egypt as police dispersed thousands of protesters demanding the reinstatement of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, the health ministry said.

Deadly clashes kill 11 as Morsi backers rally in Egypt
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Egypt police arrest Al-Jazeera journalists: ministry

Egyptian secret police have arrested an award-winning Australian journalist and an Egyptian reporter for the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera channel on suspicion of illegally broadcasting news harming "domestic security", the interior ministry said.

Egypt police arrest Al-Jazeera journalists: ministry
John Kerry. ©Reuters/Jason Reed
Kerry expresses concern over Egypt crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood

US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed concern Thursday over Egypt's intensified crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood after the military-installed government declared it a terrorist group.

Kerry expresses concern over Egypt crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood
Egypt's Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi. ©Reuters/Ben Job
Egypt PM labels Brotherhood 'terrorist' group after bomb kills 14

Egypt's premier on Tuesday declared the Muslim Brotherhood movement a "terrorist" group, after a car bomb ripped through a police building and killed at least 14 people.

Egypt PM labels Brotherhood 'terrorist' group after bomb kills 14
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Egypt's first gay film, a sad affair that irks censors

Director Hany Fawzy's "Family Secrets," Egypt's first film about homosexuality, has hit a sensitive nerve with censors in this Muslim country where the topic is taboo.

Egypt's first gay film, a sad affair that irks censors
US arms halt to Egypt largely 'symbolic': analysts
US arms halt to Egypt largely 'symbolic': analysts

By suspending military aid to Egypt, Washington is pressing Cairo to end the bloodshed on the streets but its largely "symbolic" act is unlikely to have a concrete impact.

US arms halt to Egypt largely 'symbolic': analysts
Actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan. ©Reuters/Jimmy Jeong
Bollywood boards 'Chennai Express' to steam back to Egypt

Crowds of movie lovers cheered as Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's latest film "Chennai Express" screened in Cairo theatres, marking the return of Hindi cinema to Egypt after more than two decades.

Bollywood boards 'Chennai Express' to steam back to Egypt
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US halts delivery of major arms systems to Egypt

US suspended deliveries of major military hardware and cash assistance to Egypt to signal deep concern over the mounting bloodshed and the lack of a democratic transition.

US halts delivery of major arms systems to Egypt