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The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced on Wednesday that the bronze medal for women's weightlifting at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games is to be re-destributed to Egyptian Abeer Abdel Rahman, after the original gold and bronze...
A knife-wielding attacker has been shot dead by security guards at the Virgin Mary church in Cairo's eastern suburb of Nozha, according to state-run news agency MENA. In the incident on Wednesday, the assailant is alleged to have carried out a...
A video purportedly by Egypt's Islamic State affiliate has delivered a rare direct threat to Israel, saying the Jewish state will soon "pay a high price." Egypt's branch of the Islamic State group is spearheading an insurgency in...
Egypt's Interior Ministry says four masked gunmen have stormed a house in the North Sinai city of Arish and shot dead two policemen inside. Arish, a city on the Mediterranean, has been at the center of an insurgency by Islamic militants...
The long-debated question of where dogs first appeared has always been complex, and now a new study suggests it may have two answers.  Dogs arose from the domestication of wolves, and the new work suggests this happened twice, once in Asia and...
OPEC is not yet in safe harbor. But ahead of a top-level meeting, the 13-nation oil cartel appears close to weathering the storm of slumping crude prices that threatened to bankrupt some members and called into question its relevance. After touching...
Nine months ago, after the Syrian army razed his neighborhood, Mohammed was desperate to make his way to Germany. Now he is desperate to go back to Syria because his wife and eight children can't get out. But he fears the only way he can return...
A Kenyan diplomat has written to the dean of the Africa Diplomatic Corps to protest what she calls "uncivilized, undiplomatic, irresponsible, degrading and insulting behavior" by an Egyptian diplomat who is alleged to have called sub-...
Israeli ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman said he supports a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians after he was sworn in as defense minister on Monday. Lieberman is a West Bank settler and one of Israel's most polarizing...
Fiji said Sunday it's bringing home about 65 of the 300-plus peacekeepers it has stationed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and has closed remote bases there as the security situation deteriorates. Commander Humphery Tawake, who heads the South...