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PM says Ethiopia will not cut Egypt's share of Nile waters

PM says Ethiopia will not cut Egypt's share of Nile watersCAIRO (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed vowed Sunday that Ethiopia will not reduce Egypt's share of Nile waters, as his country works to complete what will be Africa's largest hydroelectric dam.



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No secret chambers behind ancient Egypt's young king Tutankhamen: research

No secret chambers behind ancient Egypt's young king Tutankhamen: researchResearchers at Italy’s Turin Polytechnic University have found no evidence of the existence of any hidden chambers behind the walls in the tomb of ancient Egypt’s boy-king, Tutankhamen, the Antiquities Ministry said on Sunday. Experts have been divided over the existence of a concealed chamber behind the tomb, which some believe could be the final resting place of the lost Queen, Nefertiti. International interest in Nefertiti is high.



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Portraits of Egypt's leader fill iconic Cairo Square

Portraits of Egypt's leader fill iconic Cairo SquareCAIRO (AP) — Seven years ago, Cairo's Tahrir Square was filled with tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding change. Now it is plastered with portraits of the president, vowing continuity.



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Egypt's el-Sissi attends Christmas Mass amid tight security

Egypt's el-Sissi attends Christmas Mass amid tight securityCAIRO (AP) — In a show of solidarity with Egypt's embattled Christians, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi Saturday made a symbolic appearance at an Orthodox Christmas Mass in a new cathedral as tens of thousands of soldiers and police deployed outside churches across the country in anticipation of possible attacks by Islamic militants.



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Egypt's Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas amid tight security

Egypt's Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas amid tight securityThe head of the Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, led midnight mass in the cathedral of Egypt’s new administrative capital on Saturday, a service attended by President Abdel Fattah al Sisi. The mass, on the eve of Coptic Christmas which is celebrated on Jan. 7, was the first to be held in the newly-built cathedral and took place amid tight security. Sisi was cheered by worshippers as he entered the building.



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Hundreds killed in Egypt's worst-recorded militant attack

Hundreds killed in Egypt's worst-recorded militant attackAt least 235 have been killed in the deadliest insurgent attack to strike Egypt of modern times, where attackers bombed a Sinai mosque and gunned down fleeing worshipers and ambulance services. Matthew Larotonda reports.



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Coming to you from a Cairo village: Egypt's first minicar

Coming to you from a Cairo village: Egypt's first minicarKERDASA, Egypt (AP) — In Egypt, where many suffer under economic hardship, 35-year-old entrepreneur Ahmed Saeed el-Feki has been working hard to make something of himself. He has launched his own business building a minicar in a country that relies heavily on imports of small automobiles.



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Egypt's el-Sissi sees vindication in moves against Qatar

Egypt's el-Sissi sees vindication in moves against QatarCAIRO (AP) — The alliance with Gulf countries to isolate Qatar has given a significant boost to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who over the past three years has been trying to find backers in what he calls a "comprehensive" war on militancy.



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AP Explains: Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

AP Explains: Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church is enduring a dark chapter in its history with the community increasingly victimized by attacks from Islamic militants, including Friday's attack by gunmen on a bus transporting Copts to a monastery south of Cairo, leaving 29 dead.



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Pope Francis set to pray with Egypt's Christians

Pope Francis set to pray with Egypt's ChristiansPope Francis is set to lead a mass for Egypt’s small Catholic community on Saturday as he visits the country in support of its Christians following a series of deadly church bombings. Egypt’s Catholic community is estimated at about 272,000. “By coming to Egypt, the pope is showing us that nothing can prevent us from praying, including terrorism,” he said, referring to recent church bombings.



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