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News: Egypt

We have started to collect the most important news related to Egypt in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Egypt: news

Egypt army 'linked to 2011 killings'

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 21:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Egyptian army participated in torture and killings during the 2011 revolution, a report leaked to a British newspaper appears to show.
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Qatar offers Egypt $3bn lifeline

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 11:15
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Qatar says it will buy $3bn of Egyptian bonds to help the crisis-hit economy recover.
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Egyptian Pope Tawadros rebukes Morsi

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 15:33
related places: Cairo

The leader of Egypt's Coptic Christians accuses the country's president of "negligence" following deadly clashes outside the main cathedral in Cairo.
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Toll rises in Cairo cathedral clash

Monday, April 8th 2013, 10:49
related places: Cairo

Two people were killed in clashes outside Cairo's main cathedral on Sunday, Egyptian officials now say, after funerals of Coptic Christians killed in earlier religious violence.
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Cairo violence after Coptic funerals

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 21:44
related places: Cairo

One person is killed and more than 80 are injured in clashes outside Cairo's main cathedral following the funerals of four Coptic Christians killed in religious violence.
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VIDEO: Clashes follow Cairo Coptic funerals

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 18:30
related places: Cairo

Fresh clashes break out outside Cairo's main cathedral following the funerals of four Coptic Christians killed in religious violence.
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VIDEO: Egypt clashes on key anniversary

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 0:31
related places: Cairo

Hundreds of Egyptians take part in anti-government protests in Cairo, on the fifth anniversary of the creation of the April 6 Youth Movement.
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Egypt court rejects ban on satirist

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 20:21

A court in Egypt rejects a lawsuit calling for a ban on the television programme of popular satirist Bassem Youssef.
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VIDEO: Egyptian anger at bread subsidy plans

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 17:31

Egyptian bakers have been voicing their anger at planned changes to the government-controlled bread subsidy system.
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Italy pardons US colonel in CIA case

Friday, April 5th 2013, 23:06
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano pardons a US Air Force colonel convicted in absentia over the rendition of an Egyptian imam in 2003.
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IMF and Egypt discuss $4.8bn loan

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 14:01
related places: Cairo

International Monetary Fund officials are holding talks in Cairo with the Egyptian government about authorising a $4.8bn (£3.2bn) loan for the country.
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Egypt students storm al-Azhar office

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 11:07

Hundreds of students at Egypt's al-Azhar university break into the offices of the country's top Muslim cleric of the al-Azhar mosque, following mass food poisoning.
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US 'meddling' over satirist blasted

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 21:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Freedom

Egypt's ruling Freedom and Justice Party criticises US "interference" over the case of the popular Egyptian TV satirist Bassem Youssef.
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Egypt protest over food poisoning

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 13:35
related places: Cairo

Students at Cairo's al-Azhar university plan a second day of protests after almost 500 of them were taken to hospital due to food poisoning.
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Egypt satirist released on bail

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 15:03

Popular Egyptian TV satirist Bassem Youssef is released on bail after questioning by prosecutors over allegations that he insulted President Morsi.
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VIDEO: Egypt's satirist stands up for freedom

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 4:25

An arrest warrant has been issued for popular Egyptian political satirist Bassem Youssef, for allegedly insulting Islam and President Mohammed Mursi.
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Egypt satirist faces arrest warrant

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 16:53

An arrest warrant is issued for popular Egyptian television satirist Bassem Youssef for allegedly insulting Islam and President Mohamed Morsi.
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VIDEO: Egypt's street traders battle retailers

Friday, March 29th 2013, 9:51

Egypt has been plunged into political turmoil and frequent disturbances since the revolution that ousted President Hosni Mubarak two years ago.
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Golden age for Egypt tomb raiders

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 0:12

How tomb raiders benefit from Egypt's revolution
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VIDEO: Antiquity thieves' tunnels uncovered

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 0:09

Since the revolution in Egypt, large holes have been appearing in the ground close to places of archaeological significance, such as the Great Pyramids at Giza.
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Arrests as Egypt internet cable cut

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 23:01
related places: Alexandria

Three divers have been arrested while trying to sever an undersea internet cable off the port city of Alexandria, Egyptian authorities say.
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Egypt prosecutor sacking overturned

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 12:15

An Egyptian appeals court reinstates the prosecutor general, whose sacking by President Mohammed Morsi had angered senior judges.
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Accused Egyptian blogger questioned

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 18:16

Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah hands himself in to the authorities a day after being accused with four others of inciting violence.
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Tourists released in Egypt's Sinai

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 6:33
related countries: Israel Israel, Norway Norway

Two tourists, an Israeli man and a Norwegian woman, are released by kidnappers in the Sinai peninsula in Egypt, the state news agency has said.
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Egypt orders arrests of activists

Monday, March 25th 2013, 18:25

Egypt's most senior prosecutor orders the arrest of five leading activists after last week's clashes near the Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters.
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Egypt activists clash with Islamists

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 22:35

Opposition protesters in Egypt clash with Muslim Brotherhood supporters in several towns, ransacking and setting ablaze the Islamist movement's offices.
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Tourist kidnapped in Egypt's Sinai

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 13:25
related countries: Israel Israel, Norway Norway

Two tourists, an Israeli man and a Norwegian woman, have been kidnapped by armed men in the Sinai peninsula in Egypt, security officials say.
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VIDEO: Two killed by Egyptian mob

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 7:57

Footage of a mob lynching, beating and hanging two suspected criminals has shocked Egypt and raised fears about the country descending into anarchy.
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Gaddafi cousin arrested in Egypt

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 19:31
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Cairo

Egypt says it is detaining a close aide and cousin of the late Libyan leader, Col Muammar Gaddafi, for 30 days as charges against him are investigated.
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Jordan's king slams region's leaders

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 14:36
related countries: Israel Israel, Jordan Jordan, United States United States

Jordan's King Abdullah II says Egypt's President Morsi has "no depth" of understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in a US interview.
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VIDEO: Egyptian villagers lynch two men

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 14:10

Hundreds of villagers in Egypt lynch two men for allegedly kidnapping two children and other violent crimes.
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Egyptian villagers lynch two men

Monday, March 18th 2013, 12:59

Hundreds of villagers in Egypt lynch two men for allegedly kidnapping two children and other violent crimes.
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Resentment still felt beneath calm in Port Said

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 15:49
related places: Port Said, Suez

Sense of injustice still burns in Egypt's Suez gateway
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VIDEO: Family reacts to Egypt sentences

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 20:52

There have been protests and riots across Egypt, after death sentences were given to 21 people accused of taking part in a deadly football riot last year, in which 70 people were killed.
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Unrest over Egypt riots sentencing

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 17:47
related places: Port Said

Rival football fans in Egypt protest at sentences handed down over deadly riots at a match in Port Said in 2012.
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Court upholds Egypt death sentences

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 10:51

A court in Egypt upholds 21 death sentences over deadly 2012 football riots in Port Said, amid continuing tensions over the trial.
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Egypt police withdraw from Port Said

Friday, March 8th 2013, 15:52
related places: Port Said

The Egyptian military takes over security duties from the police in the restive city of Port Said, ahead of a court verdict over a deadly football match clashes.
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Egypt election dates 'scrapped'

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 20:28

Egypt's electoral commission cancels dates for polls which were scheduled to begin next month, state TV reports.
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Britons seized in Egypt are freed

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 13:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British tourists who were kidnapped in Egypt on their way to a beach resort have been freed, a security chief tells the BBC.
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Egypt court suspends April elections

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 22:28

A court in Egypt suspends the parliamentary elections which were due to begin next month, adding a further complication to the country's political crisis.
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Human trafficking in Egypt's Sinai

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 11:31
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

The Eritrean refugees who fall prey to human traffickers in Sinai
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VIDEO: Inside Egypt's tourist ghost city

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 7:55

Political and economic instability since the Egyptian revolution has had a damaging impact on the country's tourism industry, with visitor numbers significantly down.
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Egypt security headquarters torched

Monday, March 4th 2013, 22:39
related places: Port Said

The security headquarters in the Egyptian city of Port Said is set on fire in a second day of clashes between police and protesters.
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Five killed in Egyptian clashes

Monday, March 4th 2013, 13:21
related places: Port Said

Five people - including two policemen - have been killed in clashes between protesters and security forces in the Egyptian city of Port Said, officials say.
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US pledges $450m in Egypt assistance

Monday, March 4th 2013, 0:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cairo

US Secretary of State John Kerry pledges a boost for Egypt's faltering economy as violence over a football riot trial rocks Port Said.
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Court sets Mubarak retrial date

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 15:39

Former President Hosni Mubarak will face retrial on 13 April over the deaths of protesters, Egypt's appeals court has decided, state media say.
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Egypt must rebuild economy - Kerry

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 18:20
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says it is "paramount" for Egypt's battered economy to "get back on its feet" during talks in Cairo.
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VIDEO: Tourists watch balloon tragedy unfold

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 22:06
related places: Luxor

A tourist in a hot air balloon over Luxor, Egypt, caught the moment another balloon caught fire and plunged to the ground, killing 19 people.
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Britons die in Egypt balloon crash

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 21:35
related places: Luxor

The three British residents who died after a hot air balloon carrying tourists crashed near Luxor in Egypt, killing 19 people, have been named.
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Egypt suspends Luxor balloon flights

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 19:31
related places: Luxor

The Egyptian authorities suspend all hot air balloon flights near Luxor and launches an investigation following the deaths of 19 tourists in a crash.
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