Stories Tagged 'Egypt'
Saudi Arabia pulled off a last-gasp 2-1 win over Egypt as the two sides departed from the tournament on Monday, adding to the misery of Egypt's prolific striker Mohamed Salah and giving the Saudis their first victory at a World Cup since 1994.
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Russia's decision to target Egypt's weakness in the air was the key to the 3-1 victory on Tuesday that left the hosts on the brink of qualification for the World Cup knockout stages, their coach Stanislav Cherchesov said.
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At least 44 people were killed in Egypt in bomb attacks at the cathedral of the Coptic Pope and another church on Palm Sunday, prompting anger and fear among Christians and leading to troop deployments and the declaration of a three-month state of emergency.
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A bomb exploded in a church north of Cairo that was packed with Palm Sunday worshippers, killing at least 21 people and wounding 38 others, officials said.
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Egypt has called on the United States and Russia to contain the conflict in Syria and reach a comprehensive solution, a statement from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
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Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president overthrown in 2011 and the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, walked free on Friday for the first time in six years, his lawyer said.
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