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180 Jews return to Egypt for ceremony at ancient synagogue

Jews forced to leave in the 1950s and 60s attend ceremonies at ancient synagogue in Alexandria, following $4 million renovation by Egypt.

180 Jews return to Egypt for ceremony at ancient synagogue

Alexandria's restored synagogue heralds new chapter for Egypt's Jews

Egypt completes restoration of ancient Alexandria synagogue, allowing it to reopen.

Restored synagogue heralds new chapter for Egypt's Jews

Egypt reaffirms commitment to Alexandria synagogue

Egyptian government allocates more than $5 million toward the restoration of the ancient synagogue in Alexandria.

Egypt reaffirms commitment to Alexandria synagogue

Dozens killed in train collision in Egypt

At least 37 killed as two trains collide outside Alexandria.

Dozens killed in train collision in Egyptplayer

Israel thanks Egypt for restoring ancient synagogue

Israel thanks the Egyptian government for its decision to renovate the ancient synagogue in Alexandria.

Israel thanks Egypt for restoring ancient synagogue

Egypt approves plan to restore ancient Alexandria synagogue

Reports say the Egyptian government has approved a $22 million plan to restore 160-year-old Alexandria synagogue.

Egypt approves plan to restore ancient Alexandria synagogue

Egypt: Second church explosion in several hours

Church explosion kills two, wounds several others in Alexandria.

Egypt: Second church explosion in several hours

Israeli ambassador visits Alexandria synagogue

Israel's ambassador to Egypt tells of Alexandria's disappearing community and a rich heritage.

Israeli ambassador visits Alexandria synagogue

Egypt: Train Bomb Blast Kills 5 as Islamists Riot

A bomb blast in a train in Alexandria wounds five people, as Islamists mark the first anniversary of the ouster of Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt: Train Bomb Blast Kills 5 as Islamists Riot

Egypt: 2 Killed in Clashes in Alexandria

Two killed in violent clashes between pro-Islamist protesters and police in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria.

Egypt: 2 Killed in Clashes in Alexandria

Five Dead in Clashes During Egypt Protests

Five people were killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted president in Alexandria.

Five Dead in Clashes During Egypt Protests

American Killed in Clashes in Egypt

Two people, including one American, were killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi in Alexandria.

American Killed in Clashes in Egypt

Egyptian Islamists Protest Against Israel

Dozens of Islamist protesters gather at the Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, hold an anti-Israel demonstration.

Egyptian Islamists Protest Against Israel

Tens of Thousands Protest Against Morsi Power Grab

Egyptians in huge numbers take to the streets to protest President Morsi's decision to assume sweeping powers.

Tens of Thousands Protest Against Morsi Power Grab

Protests Over Morsi's New 'Pharaoh' Powers

President Mohammed Morsi insists Egypt is on the path to "freedom and democracy", as protesters hold rallies over his sweeping powers.

Protests in Egypt Over Morsi's New 'Pharaoh' Powers

No High Holiday Minyan for Alexandria Jews

For the first time, Egyptian Jews will have no minyan for prayers at Alexandria's Eliyahu HaNavi Synagogue during the High Holy Days.

No High Holy Day Minyan for Egyptian Jews in Alexandria

Clinton Taunted, Accused of Helping Brotherhood

Clinton taunted by chants of "Monica, Monica" by tomato-throwing demonstrators in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria.

Clinton Taunted, Accused of Helping Muslim Brotherhood