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16 August 2018 9:50 AM PIC: 78-year-old crocodile worshipped as a god in Nigeria, says report

A 78-year-old crocodile is reportedly being worshiped as a god by some people living in south-western Nigeria. According to BBC, the crocodile has been owned as a pet by the Delesolu family for several generations in the Oje suburb of Ibadan City. Head of the household Raufu Yesufu says, as a Muslim, he does not believe the crocodile has any spiritual 18

12 August 2018 12:17 PM Egypt monk detained over murder of bishop

An Egyptian Coptic monk accused of murder has been detained and will remain in custody for four days pending investigations into the suspicious death of a bishop, his lawyer said on Saturday. Bishop Epiphanius, 68, was the head of Saint Macarius monastery in Wadi el-Natrun, northwest of Cairo. His body was found in late July in a corridor of the monastery 35

05 August 2018 9:41 AM Egypt says troops have killed 52 militants in Sinai

Egypt says its security forces have killed at least 52 suspected militants in recent days in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula. The military said in a statement Sunday that another 49 suspected militants have been arrested. It says it destroyed 26 hideouts and weapons depots, and dismantled 64 explosive devices. The military says airstrikes destroyed 37

03 August 2018 12:24 PM Egypt says wanted ex-minister arrested in Italy released

Egypt's Foreign Ministry says Italian authorities have released a former minister wanted in Egypt after detaining him briefly. The ministry's Thursday statement says Mohammed Mahsoob's release took place after the Italians determined Mashsoob has held Italian citizenship since 2016. On Wednesday, Mahsoob released an online video saying he was held at Comiso 28

02 August 2018 5:20 PM Egypt Coptic Church halts accepting monks after bishop death

Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church says it will not accept new monks in monasteries nationwide for a year after the recent death of a bishop inside a monastery in the desert northwest of Cairo. The church said in a statement on Thursday that the measure, which goes into effect starting this month, is among others taken after Bishop Epiphanius, head of St. Macarius 50

30 July 2018 7:11 AM Coptic church says Egypt bishop found dead in monastery

Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church says a bishop has been found dead inside a monastery in the desert northwest of Cairo. Bishop Epiphanius is head of Anba Makar Monastery near Wadi el-Natroun in coastal Beheira province. The church did not elaborate on the circumstances surrounding his death on Sunday. Security officials say Bishop Epiphanius' head was smashed 25

25 July 2018 12:05 PM Egypt says 13 jihadists killed in Sinai shootout

Egyptian police killed 13 jihadists in a shootout in North Sinai, an interior ministry source said on Tuesday, as Cairo conducts an operation against the Islamic State group in the region. The Egyptian army in February launched a sweeping push to rid the Sinai Peninsula of Islamic militants who have been waging a bloody insurgency. The deadly exchange 24

20 July 2018 5:19 PM Egypt's Sisi vows to back S Sudan peace bid

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday backed an ongoing regional bid to resolve the conflict in South Sudan as he praised Khartoum for hosting peace talks between the country's warring groups. Sisi, who arrived in Khartoum for a two-day visit, said the peace talks in the Sudanese capital were aimed at achieving peace and stability in neighbouring 26

17 July 2018 5:29 PM Egypt lawmakers decry bill 'selling' foreigners citizenship

Egypt's parliament has backed a draft bill that grants foreigners citizenship if they deposit the sum of at least 7 million Egyptian pounds, or about $391 000, in a local bank, save it there for five years and reside in the country during that period. The draft bill, passed on Sunday evening, still faces another parliament session and final approval 22

16 July 2018 12:06 PM Egypt: Two communities show Nubians' past, a version of the future

Egypt's Nubians look back at their lives in ancestral lands in southern Egypt as a peaceful era tied intimately to the Nile River. Since their eviction in the 1960s to make way for the lake behind the Aswan High Dam, they've lived in desolate towns further north, often on the edge of the desert. Many yearn to return to lands along the banks of Lake Nasser 22