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Egypt issues controversial NGO law

Egypt on Monday issued a new law that regulates the work of non-governmental organisations, a measure seen by rights groups as the latest sign of a growing crackdown on dissent against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Human rights groups and…
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Gunmen kill 26 in attack on Christians in Egypt

Gunmen attacked buses and a truck taking a group of Coptic Christians to a monastery in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 26 people and wounding 25 others, witnesses and the Health Ministry said. An Interior Ministry spokesman said the…
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Libya attack death toll ‘rises to 140’

Reports suggest as many as 140 people, including civilians, may have died in an attack on an airbase in Libya. It was originally thought 60 people died when a government-allied militia tried to take over the Brak al-Shati base on Thursday.…
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Al-Bashir withdraws from Saudi summit

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has withdrawn his participation from the Arab Islamic American Summit in Saudi Arabia after a confirmation on Wednesday. His withdrawal was due to special reasons, the Sudanese news agency SUNA announced…
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17 mummies found in Egypt’s desert

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered 17 mummies in desert catacombs in Minya province, the antiquities ministry announced Saturday. The mummies, yet to be dated, were the largest to be found in the area south of Cairo and may be a boost…
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