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John Kerry assures allies on Iran deal

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US secretary of state John Kerry (left) and Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry (right) talk before a meeting at the ministry of foreign affairs in Cairo on Sunday. — AFP

Omar Sharif buried in native Egypt

Omar Sharif

A file picture taken in Sydney shows Egyptian cinema legend Omar Sharif preparing to sign a bottle of his new perfume for women. — AFP

Dr Zhivago star Omar Sharif dies of heart attack

Egyptian actor Omar Sharif (Photo: AP)

Egyptian-born actor Omar Sharif, who starred in Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, died on Friday in Cairo aged 83, his London-based agent said.

Egypt vows to wipe out terror

Egypt on Thursday pressed its campaign to crush an escalating insurgency in Sinai, vowing to wipe out “dens of terror” on the peninsula after a spectacular attack by jihadists killed dozens.

ISIS attacks soldiers in Egypt’s Sinai, 70 killed

ISIS launched an unprecedented wave of attacks Wednesday on Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula that killed at least 70 people, in a major challenge to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt’s top prosecutor killed in Cairo bombing

Egypt’s state prosecutor has died hours after a powerful bomb hit his convoy in Cairo on Monday, officials said, following jihadist calls for attacks on the judiciary to punish a crackdown on Islamist

Egyptian court upholds Morsi death sentence

Egypt’s ousted Islamist President Mohammed -AP

An Egyptian court on Tuesday upheld a death sentence against ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi for plotting jailbreaks and attacks on the police during the country’s 2011 uprising.

Egypt’s winemakers seek to revive ancient art

A worker packs bottles of Egyptian-produced wine at the plant of EgyBev, near the Red Sea resort city of El Gouna, Egypt.— AP

An organic wine producer is growing indigenous grapes near famed pharaonic tombs in central Egypt, vintners in the Nile Delta have modernised a long-neglected 19th century winery, and in Cairo’s hotel

Hamas not a terrorist organisation, says Egyptian court

An Egyptian appeals court on Saturday cancelled a ruling to list the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, judicial sources said, signalling a possible easing of pressure on the Gaza St

Rules drafted for joint Arab force

New outfit to intervene in crises ranging from Syria war to Yemen insurgency

What often goes unnoticed is the fact that the genesis of Kashmir (commonly known as Jammu and Kashmir) is linked to 565 princely states, which became independent along with the birth of two sovereign

India has carried out the execution of Yakub Memon,” says the BBC, “the man convicted of financing the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings.” It goes on to say that 257 people were killed in the Mumbai blasts.