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  • CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has pardoned 502 prisoners before the Eid al-Fitr holiday including prominent businessman Hesham Talaat Moustafa, according to a presidential decree issued on Friday.

  • CAIRO – Census workers going door to door in Egypt's teeming neighborhoods and crowded towns are discovering a new country — of more than 20 million people born in the last decade alone.

  • An Egyptian real estate tycoon jailed for the murder of a Lebanese pop diva was freed Friday as part of a presidential pardon for hundreds of detainees, security officials said.

  • June 23 (UPI) --Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi issued a decree Friday to pardon 502 prisoners, the state information service said.

  • Egypt winger Mohamed Salah will get another chance to prove himself in the English Premier League after sealing a transfer to Liverpool from Roma in a club-record deal on Thursday.

  • The Gaza Strip's only power plant has resumed work, temporarily preventing a worsening of the energy crisis in the Palestinian coastal territory.

  • News comes as relief for Palestinians in the besieged strip, but reports that PA may prevent its use a cause for worry.

  • GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The sole power plant in electricity-starved Gaza Strip sputtered back to life Thursday after receiving fuel from Egypt - a shipment that resulted from a surprising alliance between bitter ex-rivals, including the territory's .

  • CAIRO — An Egyptian watchdog says authorities are widening their internet censorship and are now blocking 101 websites, including some that provide software that allows users to bypass restrictions.

  • Rights groups warn that rulers across the Middle East are stepping up efforts to silence political dissent, detaining journalists, shuttering newspapers and blocking news sites.