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Three held after fire bomb bid in metro

Police have arrested three men accused of throwing a petrol bomb in a metro station in the capital last month, a police official said on Thursday.The three, aged between 17 and 20, were arrested on Wednesday, he said. The attack, in … read more

9 paintings stolen from Egyptian museum

The Egyptian Culture Ministry says nine paintings were stolen from a 19th century palace that used to be the residence of the ruler and founder of modern Egypt, Mohammed Ali Pasha. Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni says the oil paintings appear … read more

Army cadets attack police

Egyptian army cadets in plain clothes have been filmed pelting a police station with stones in a town south of the capital Cairo. Mobile phone footage was posted by Misrdigital, a blog campaigning against police brutality and corruption. One sequence … read more

Galloway’s Convoy Stoned, Vandalized in Egypt

A convoy led by the maverick MP George Galloway carrying supplies for Gaza has been attacked in Egypt, apparently injuring several people travelling in his party. The convoy, carrying aid worth £1 million, was pelted with stones and vandalised with … read more

Two dead, 11 missing in cargo ship sinking

At least two sailors died and some 11 people are still missing after their cargo ship capsized off the Egyptian coast in the Red Sea on Monday, Egyptian port authority sources said.     The Cypriot-flagged cargo ship, carrying some 6,500 tons … read more

Galloway in Egypt to join Gaza aid convoy

British MP George Galloway arrived in Cairo on Saturday to join a convoy that had set out from London last month carrying relief for war-torn Gaza, an airport official said. Galloway was met by officials from Mubarak’s ruling National Democratic … read more

‘Royal granddaughter’s tomb’ found near Cairo

Cairo Archaeologists have unearthed the 3,000-year-old tomb of an Egyptian noblewoman in the necropolis of Saqqara, south of Cairo. The Japanese team believes that the tomb belongs to Isisnofret, granddaughter of Ramses II, the 19th Dynasty pharaoh who reigned over … read more