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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 balloon crash kills tourists

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 15:39
related places: Luxor

UK, French, Hong Kong and Japanese nationals are among 19 tourists killed in a hot air balloon crash near the Egyptian city of Luxor.
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ElBaradei warns of Egypt poll chaos

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 16:25

Key Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei urges President Morsi not to go ahead with April elections, warning of chaos and instability.
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Morsi changes Egypt elections date

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 20:17

Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi brings forward the start of the country's parliamentary elections, just days after announcing it.
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British man dies in Egyptian resort

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 16:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man has died in the Egyptian coastal resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, the Foreign Office confirms.
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Morsi calls Egyptian elections

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 22:45

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi says parliamentary elections will start on 27 April and be held in four stages, ending in June.
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Russia proposes direct Syria talks

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 0:11
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Cairo

Russia and the Arab League say they want to broker direct talks to end the Syria crisis as the opposition prepares to hold a two-day summit in Cairo.
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Life terms for US killer of eight

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 2:02
related countries: United States United States

A man who said an Egyptian goddess ordered him to shoot eight people dead, including his sister and her family, is sentenced to five life terms.
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Clashes as Egypt marks Mubarak fall

Monday, February 11th 2013, 22:59
related places: Cairo

Egyptian protesters clash with police outside the presidential palace in Cairo at a rally marking two years since Hosni Mubarak was ousted.
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VIDEO: Egyptian Copts seek Russian refuge

Monday, February 11th 2013, 21:52
related countries: Russia Russia

Egyptian Coptic Christians fleeing tension in their home country are seeking refuge in Russia
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Egyptians protest at sexual violence

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 19:46
related places: Cairo

Hundreds of Egyptians have taken part in a protest in Cairo to demand an end to sexual violence against women, as activists warn of mob-led attacks.
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VIDEO: Shoe thrown at Iran's Ahmadinejad

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 13:29
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Cairo

Security guards have seized a man who tried to hit Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with a shoe as he visited a mosque in the Egyptian capital Cairo.
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Iranian leader targeted with shoe

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 7:53
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Cairo

Security guards seize a man who tries to hit Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with a shoe as he visits a mosque in the Egyptian capital Cairo.
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Ahmadinejad begins Egypt visit

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 17:04
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Cairo

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad becomes the first Iranian president to visit Egypt since the Islamic revolution in 1979, as he arrives in Cairo for a summit.
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Egyptian currency reserves fall

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 16:37

Egypt's dwindling foreign currency reserves fall 10% in a single month, renewing concerns over the economy.
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US urges Egypt to control police

Monday, February 4th 2013, 22:42
related countries: United States United States

The US urges Egypt to investigate cases of police abuse after a man was stripped and beaten by uniformed officers during protests.
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Egypt police beating: The strange case of Hamada Saber

Monday, February 4th 2013, 18:30

Anger at new case of Egyptian police brutality
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Naked beaten Egyptian blames police

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 21:41
related places: Cairo

An Egyptian man dragged naked through the streets of Cairo admits police were to blame, after earlier blaming protesters.
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VIDEO: Apology over police beating footage

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 20:08

The Egyptian government has apologised after footage of a man being beaten by police outside the presidential palace was broadcast on state television.
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Protesters confront Egyptian PM

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 17:00
related places: Cairo

Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil says he was confronted by "youths and troublemakers" on Cairo's Tahrir Square amid continuing opposition protests.
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Egypt's league starts amid protests

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 16:14
related places: Cairo, Port Said

The Egyptian football league resumes after a year's absence despite a week of deadly violence in Cairo and Port Said.
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VIDEO: Palace targeted in Cairo clashes

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 12:27
related places: Cairo

Egyptian protesters have clashed with police outside the presidential palace in Cairo, after a week of violence in which more than 60 people were killed.
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Clashes at Morsi's Cairo palace

Friday, February 1st 2013, 21:50

Egyptian protesters clash with police outside Cairo's presidential palace, after the deadliest week of violence since Mohammed Morsi came to power.
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VIDEO: Cairo tourism smothered by unrest

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 20:07

Tour guides at the Egyptian Museum, located next to Tahrir Square, say the number of visitors has gone down from 5,000 a day before the revolution, to just a couple of hundred now.
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Egyptian leaders condemn violence

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 18:08

Leaders from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and a prominent opposition coalition condemn political violence, after dozens are killed in a week of unrest.
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Army warns of Egypt's 'collapse'

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 19:02

Egypt's armed forces chief General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi warns that the current political crisis "could lead to a collapse of the state".
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Egypt protests defy night curfew

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 5:02

Protests and violence continue overnight in Egypt as thousands defy curfews imposed by President Mohammed Morsi.
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VIDEO: Egypt protesters defy curfew

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 3:27
related places: Port Said, Suez

Thousands of demonstrators have been on the streets of the Egyptian cities of Suez, Port Said, and Ismailiya in defiance of a curfew imposed by President Mohamed Morsi.
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Egyptian opposition rejects talks

Monday, January 28th 2013, 22:35

Egypt's main opposition alliance rejects President Mohammed Morsi's call for "national dialogue" as empty of content, after four days of violence.
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Egypt's Morsi calls crisis talks

Monday, January 28th 2013, 13:27

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi invites the opposition to a "national dialogue" meeting after declaring a state of emergency in three cities.
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Morsi declares Egypt emergency

Monday, January 28th 2013, 6:59
related places: Port Said

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi declares a state of emergency in three cities and calls for a "national dialogue" after deadly rioting.
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Deadly clashes as Port Said mourns

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 17:28
related places: Cairo, Port Said

Three people die as a mass funeral is held in Egypt's Port Said for some 30 people killed in unrest on Saturday, while fresh clashes erupt in Cairo.
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Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 17:49
related places: Port Said

At least 30 people are killed and 300 hurt in Port Said in Egypt, officials say, as death sentences passed on local people over football riots spark clashes.
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Death sentences for Egypt fans

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 11:02

An Egyptian court sentences 21 people to death over 2012 clashes between football fans, sparking violence in which at least eight people die.
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Egyptian army deployed in Suez

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 7:09
related places: Suez

Egyptian troops deploy in Suez and the president appeals for calm after deadly unrest on the second anniversary of Egypt's uprising.
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Fatal clashes mark Egypt uprising

Friday, January 25th 2013, 21:09
related places: Cairo

Egypt's opposition protests across the country two years after the revolution, leading to clashes with police in several cities and five deaths in Suez.
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VIDEO: 'They have stolen our revolution'

Friday, January 25th 2013, 19:47

An Egyptian opposition supporter explains why he returned to Tahrir Square today, as protests mark the second anniversary of the uprising.
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Egypt's illegal construction time bomb

Friday, January 25th 2013, 12:45

Why so many of Egypt's buildings are in danger of falling down
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VIDEO: Cairo clashes on Egypt anniversary

Friday, January 25th 2013, 2:54
related places: Cairo

Protesters have clashed with riot police in Cairo on the second anniversary of the start of the Egyptian uprising which led to the downfall of Hosni Mubarak.
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VIDEO: Egypt's collapsing tower blocks

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 7:04
related places: Alexandria

Egypt's dangerous, crumbling tower blocks have been placed in the spotlight, following the deaths of nearly 30 people in Alexandria.
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VIDEO: Discovery triggers Egypt polio drive

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 17:40
related places: Cairo

An emergency polio vaccination programme is to be carried out in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after samples of the virus were found in sewage.
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Discovery spurs Egypt polio drive

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 16:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Cairo

An emergency polio vaccination programme is to be carried out in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after samples of the virus, traced back to Pakistan, were found in sewage.
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VIDEO: Inside Egypt’s first ‘Islamic cafe’

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 0:19
related places: Cairo

A Cairo cafe is being described as Egypt’s first ‘Islamic café’ after setting up separate gender areas and dissuading unmarried couples from visiting.
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VIDEO: Breath 'disaster' at King Tut tomb

Friday, January 18th 2013, 16:37

The potential closure of one of Egypt's big attractions - the tomb of the boy king Tutankhamun - may put further pressure on the country's tourist industry.
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Block of flats collapses in Egypt

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 22:01
related places: Alexandria, Cairo

At least 25 people die as a block of flats collapses in Alexandria, Egypt, a day after a fatal train crash near Cairo led to criticism of safety standards.
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US attacks Morsi 'Zionist slurs'

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 2:18
related countries: United States United States

The US calls on Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi to clarify 'deeply offensive' anti-Semitic remarks he made during TV interviews in 2010.
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Saudis jail Egypt rights lawyer

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 12:15
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

An Egyptian human rights lawyer is sentenced to five years in jail and 300 lashes by a court in Saudi Arabia for trafficking drugs.
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Cairo train derailment kills 19

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 8:20
related places: Cairo

At least 19 people are killed and more than 100 wounded after a train carrying army recruits derails near Egypt's capital Cairo, officials say.
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Court orders retrial for Mubarak

Monday, January 14th 2013, 9:47

A court in Egypt orders a retrial for former President Hosni Mubarak after accepting his appeal against a life sentence over the killing of protesters.
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Ancient tombs unearthed in Egypt

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 16:58
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Luxor

Egypt's antiquities ministry says Italian archaeologists have unearthed tombs in Luxor that are more than 3,000 years old.
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Hamas and Fatah agree on unity

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 10:57
related places: Cairo

The leaders of the rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah agree to renew efforts to implement a two-year-old unity deal, after talks in Cairo.
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