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Egypt says Sisi met Israel PM at UN for first public talks

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York to discuss the Middle East peace process in their first public talks, his office said on Tuesday.

Egypt mass trial sees hundreds imprisoned over 2013 protests

Forty-three people have been sentenced to life in prison after a mass trial in Egypt that also saw years-long sentences given to hundreds of others.

Egypt acquits Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in detention

A lawyer says an Egyptian criminal court has acquitted an Irish-Egyptian who has been detained for four years on a slew of charges, including murder, arson and illegal possession of weapons.

Hamas agrees to steps towards Palestinian unity

Hamas has agreed to talks with the rival Fatah movement to form a unity government and hold general elections in the Palestinian territories.

Egypt acknowledges secret arrest of rights lawyer

Egypt on Wednesday acknowledged the detention of a human rights lawyer who went missing on his way to a UN conference on forced disappearances, accusing him of disseminating fake news.

Egypt cuts military ties with North Korea

Egypt's defense minister, on a visit to Seoul, announced that his country has cut military ties with North Korea, according to a report by South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

Hamas ready to reconcile with Fatah – reports

Hamas says it is ready to discuss reconciliation with the rival government of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas without preconditions.

Hamas chief heads to Egypt in sign of Gaza’s improving ties

The Hamas militant group says its top leader is heading to Cairo to discuss renewed cooperation with Egyptian authorities.

Egypt, Italy restore diplomatic ties after tension over student’s murder

Egypt and Italy have decided to restore diplomatic ties after over a year since the murder of 28-year-old Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni in Egyptian capital Cairo.

Egypt detains deputy governor over corruption

Egyptian authorities have detained the deputy governor of the country's second largest city, the most senior female official to be arrested over corruption charges.

Trump calls Egypt’s Sisi to affirm support

US President Donald Trump has told his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that he wants to strengthen ties with Cairo, Sisi’s office said Friday, days after it emerged Washington had cut some aid to Egypt.

Egypt cancels key meeting with the US after denial of aid

Egypt called off a scheduled meeting between its foreign minister and top U.S. presidential adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday after the United States decided to withhold millions of dollars in aid.

Hamas guard killed in rare suicide attack in Gaza Strip

A suicide bomber killed a Hamas guard in southern Gaza on Thursday, officials said, in what was seen as a rare Islamist attack against the Palestinian group that has run the impoverished enclave for a decade.

Egypt detains train workers over crash

Egypt's prosecution ordered on Sunday the detention of four people including two train drivers for 15 days over a deadly train crash near the coastal city of Alexandria that killed 43 people and injured scores, judicial officials said.

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Reps order banks to unfreeze Jonathan’s wife accounts

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A delegation of Northern Governors Forum are in Abia state to douse tension and promote peace in the region.

Niger Delta militants ask fed govt to release licenses for 10 modular refineries

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Biafra: South-east govs should resolve IPOB agitation, not army – Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, says south-east governors are in the best position to resolve the clamour for Biafra being championed by the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

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