Older than Giza: 4,600-year-old pyramid uncovered in Egypt

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Archaeologists working near the ancient settlement of Edfu, in southern Egypt, have uncovered a step pyramid that dates back about 4,600 years, predating the Great Pyramid of Giza by at least a few decades.

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At least 29 killed in Egypt clashes on revolution anniversary

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At least 29 people died in violent clashes in Egypt Saturday, as the conflict-torn country marked the third anniversary of the uprising that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak. 

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Women’s rights top agenda as Egyptians vote

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Egyptians were voting in a referendum on the country’s draft constitution on Tuesday and Wednesday, a document that would enshrine unprecedented gender equality for women.

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Dozens killed in Egypt after Brotherhood supporters take to streets

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Egypt court orders release of former ruler Mubarak as crisis deepens

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Egypt’s former hardline President Hosni Mubarak was ordered released from prison on Wednesday, a move that could potentially stir further unrest in the country riven by political turmoil and violence.

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Dozens killed in Egypt’s ‘Day of Rage’

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More than 50 people die after Islamists take to the streets to protest this week’s bloody military crackdown.

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Egypt bloodshed: Death toll rises to 327 after troops clear pro-Morsi camps

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Egypt descended into a chaotic bloodbath – and another political crisis - Wednesday after security forces backed by bulldozers moved into opposition protest camps set up by supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, sparking deadly violence.

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“ The United States strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by Egypt’s interim government and security forces… We want Egypt to succeed. We want a peaceful, democratic, prosperous Egypt. ”

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President Obama

In a speech Thursday, President Obama spoke on clashes in Egypt, condemning the violence and announcing a cancellation of the upcoming ‘Bright Star’ joint US-Egyptian military exercise.

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BREAKING: Egypt death toll rises to 235 people, according to health officials

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At least 235 people were killed after security forces moved into pro-Morsi protest camps. Secretary of State Kerry said the events “run counter to Egyptians’ aspirations for peace.”

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Updated: 149 dead, 1,403 injured in Egypt clashes

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Egypt’s government declared a state of emergency as forces clash with pro-Morsi demonstrators. At least 874 have been injured.

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Tear gas, gunfire, raids: At least 95 killed as Egyptian troops clear protest camps

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Egypt’s government declared a state of emergency as forces clash with pro-Morsi demonstrators. At least 874 have been injured.

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Egypt bitterly divided after 72 die in clashes

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Egyptians remained deeply divided over the future of their country Sunday, with no sign of an end to clashes between rivals groups that left at least 72 dead on Saturday.

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Activists: Scores killed in Cairo Morsi rally

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At least 100 people died and 5,000 were injured after riot police fired on protesters supporting the deposed Egyptian president early Saturday.

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51 dead, 435 hurt in clashes near pro-Morsi sit-in

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At least 51 people were killed and 435 injured in clashes early Monday near the Republican Guard headquarters in the Egyptian capital, the Ministry of Health said.

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