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Egypt President Sisi says in talks with Palestinians, Israel

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday urged Israel and the Palestinians to abstain from further steps that could lead to more Palestinian deaths, following Monday's deadly violence on the Gaza-Israel border.

Israel has come under international pressure after its border forces on Monday killed some 60 Palestinians protesting against…

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Egypt editor suggests more presidential terms for Sisi

A top newspaper editor known to be close to President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is hinting that the Egyptian leader should be allowed to rule beyond the maximum two, four-year terms set by the constitution.

Yasser Rizq, chairperson of the state-owned al-Akhbar daily, did not explicitly call for amending the constitutional clause limiting the number of…

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Egypt court asks Mufti to weigh in on death sentences for 13

An Egyptian court has referred the case of 13 defendants facing terrorism charges to the country's top religious authority, the Grand Mufi, for a non-binding opinion on whether they can be potentially executed as the prosecution seeks.

The Ismailia Criminal Court says Monday that they are members of a local affiliate of the Islamic State group in…

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U.N. resumes refugee evacuations from Libya to Niger

The U.N. refugee agency is resuming evacuations of migrants from Libya with a flight of 132 mostly Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers to Niger for resettlement in third countries. 

The group left Tripoli’s Mitiga airport late on Tuesday but the plane had a technical problem and had to turn back, U.N. officials said. They were due to depart again…

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