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22 February 2018 2:31 PM Egyptian policemen catch child falling off 3rd floor

Cairo - Three Egyptian policemen were able to catch a 5-year-old child as he fell from a third-floor apartment balcony in the southern city of Assiut, saving the boy's life. Egypt's Interior Ministry released a video of the incident this week showing three policemen on duty guarding a bank and standing on a sidewalk. They look up and apparently see the child 21

20 February 2018 1:12 PM Egypt adds detained Islamist politician to terror list

Cairo - An Egyptian court has added a detained Islamist politician to a list of wanted "terrorists" over his alleged links to the country's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group. The South Cairo Criminal Court added Abdel-Monaem Abul Fetouh, 66, and 15 others to the list, which includes deposed President Mohamed Morsi, the Brotherhood's spiritual guide 29

19 February 2018 4:13 PM Israel announces 'historic' gas contract with Egypt

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday announced an "historic" contract for sales of billions of dollars' worth of Israeli natural gas to Egypt. "This will bring billions of dollars to state coffers," he said in a statement announcing the accord with Egypt, which in 1979 became the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel 25

15 February 2018 11:03 AM Bafana up 1 spot in FIFA rankings

Cape Town - South Africa have climbed one place to 77th in the world in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday. It's a far cry from the days when Bafana Bafana cracked the top 20 in the rankings (at 19th) after winning the 1996 African Cup of Nations. Despite not having played a competitive fixture since dismally failing to qualify for the 2018 Soccer 25

12 February 2018 7:22 PM Egypt bars Arabic version of US comedy over 'ethical' violations

Cairo - Egypt has banned the Arabic version of US comedy "Saturday Night Live" from television for violating ethical standards, the country's media regulator said. "Saturday Night Live bil Arabi" began broadcasting on television two years ago, with episodes shot in Cairo. It was being aired by both the ON TV network and the Dubai-based satellite service 25

12 February 2018 2:30 PM US envoy Tillerson in Egypt at start of Mideast tour

Cairo - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was expected to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt on Monday, diplomatic sources said, as he started a tour of the Middle East. Tillerson landed in Cairo late on Sunday and had dinner with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry. The envoy was set to talk with Sisi in the early afternoon, after seeing 26

11 February 2018 1:08 PM Ministers are at summits, say spokespeople after tweeter spots Dubai airport signs

Johannesburg - Energy Minister David Mahlobo is attending a summit in Egypt, while Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi is at one in Dubai, their respective spokespeople said on Sunday following a Twitter user who said she spotted airport signs for them in Dubai. "Minister for the Public Service and Administration, Ms Faith Muthambi 31

07 February 2018 4:30 PM Egypt opens border with Gaza temporarily, first time in 2018

El-Arish - Egyptian officials say the country has opened its border with the Gaza Strip for the first time this year. The two officials said on Wednesday the Rafah crossing point would operate for three days on a humanitarian basis. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorised to brief the media. The Palestinian embassy in Cairo 29

07 February 2018 3:29 PM Thousands of African migrants protest Israel deportations

Herzliya - Thousands of African asylum seekers on Wednesday protested outside the Rwandan Embassy in Israel, calling on the African country not to cooperate with an Israeli plan to deport them. Israel has given thousands of migrants in the country until April 1 to accept an offer to leave for an unnamed African destination - widely known to be Rwanda 40

04 February 2018 5:00 AM Egypt says 4 400-year-old tomb discovered outside Cairo

Cairo - Archaeologists in Egypt say they have discovered a 4 400-year-old tomb near the pyramids outside Cairo. Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced the discovery Saturday and said the tomb likely belonged to a high-ranking official known as Hetpet during the 5th Dynasty of ancient Egypt. The tomb includes wall paintings depicting Hetpet observing 25