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Egypt Brotherhood 'terrorist group'

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 18:54

Egypt declares the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group after blaming it for a deadly attack on a police HQ earlier this week.
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Egypt security HQ hit by deadly bomb

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 22:41

A huge car bomb outside an Egyptian security building kills at least 15 people and wounds more than 100 in the city of Mansoura, north of Cairo.
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Egypt police arrest former PM Qandil

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 21:23

Egyptian police have arrested Hisham Qandil, the former PM who served under ousted President Mohammed Morsi, the interior ministry says.
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Egyptian league kicks off

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 15:04

Egyptian clubs get their domestic season underway, hopeful of completing it after security issues cut short the last two campaigns.
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VIDEO: Why Egyptians are investing in Wales

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 10:18
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The impact of conflict in Syria and a military coup in Egypt has helped encourage many from the region to invest abroad and to emigrate, including to the UK.
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VIDEO: Deadly blast at Egypt security site

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 6:49

At least five people have been killed and dozens more injured by an explosion at a police headquarters in Egypt, according to security sources and state media.
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Brotherhood in Egypt hunger strike

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 17:13

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood jailed in Egypt go on hunger strike in protest at their "inhumane treatment" in prison, the group says.
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Lives of fear for Egypt's Christians

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 15:54

The mounting violence against Egypt's Copts
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VIDEO: Egypt's Christians living in fear

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 13:45

As Coptic Christians in Egypt prepare to celebrate Christmas, they are still waiting for scores of churches destroyed in August to be rebuilt.
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Egypt jails three leading activists

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 15:26

Three prominent Egyptian pro-democracy campaigners are sentenced to three years in jail for organising an unauthorised protest.
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Morsi to face third criminal trial

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 12:06

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi will face a third criminal trial, over his breakout from prison in 2011.
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Mubarak allies cleared of corruption

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 11:14

An Egyptian court acquits the former prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, and two sons of former President Hosni Mubarak of allegations of embezzlement.
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Morsi faces Egypt terrorism charges

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 18:04

Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi is to stand trial on charges including conspiring with foreign organisations to commit terrorist acts.
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Taxi driver lynched at Egypt protest

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 10:21

Islamist protesters killed a taxi driver who tried to drive through a demonstration in northern Egypt, officials say.
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Egypt constitution poster mocked

Monday, December 16th 2013, 17:51

The authorities in Egypt have had an unfortunate start in their attempt to publicise the referendum on a new draft constitution.
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Bomb rocks Egypt police base

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 19:56
related places: Ismailia

A car bomb outside a police base in the Egyptian city of Ismailiya has killed a police officer and wounded at least 35 people, officials say.
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Brotherhood trial halted in Egypt

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 19:04

Egyptian judges for the second time halt the trial of several leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, after they refuse to stop disrupting proceedings.
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Egypt's Brotherhood leader in court

Monday, December 9th 2013, 17:50

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie appears in court in Egypt for the first time since his arrest in August.
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VIDEO: Young protester 'will go out again'

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 19:08

A 15-year-old Egyptian girl released from detention on Saturday has told the BBC she intends to go back out to protest.
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Egypt recovers ancient stolen statue

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 16:17

Egyptian police recover an ancient statue of Tutankhamun's sister and wife, stolen during unrest in August.
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Egypt's new hijab-clad superheroine

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 2:16

The comic strip superhero breaking the mould in Egypt
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VIDEO: Women protesters freed in Egypt

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 21:47

Fourteen women jailed in Egypt over a protest in support of ousted President Mohammed Morsi have been freed after an appeal court ruling.
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Court frees pro-Morsi protest women

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 17:27

Twenty-one women and girls jailed in Egypt last month over a protest in support of ousted President Mohammed Morsi are freed by an appeal court.
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Egypt stops Morsi prison visits

Friday, December 6th 2013, 18:11

Egypt's interior ministry says it will no longer allow visits to Mohammed Morsi, who has been detained since being deposed as president in July.
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Italy convicts abducted Egypt cleric

Friday, December 6th 2013, 12:31
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Milan

Egyptian Muslim cleric Abu Omar, abducted by the CIA in Italy in 2003, is given a six-year jail term in absentia in Milan for terror offences.
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Thousands of Eritreans 'abducted'

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 18:10

Up to 30,000 Eritreans have been abducted since 2007 and taken to Egypt's Sinai to suffer torture and ransom demands, new research says.
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Police brutality in Egypt 'unchecked'

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 1:08

Police brutality in Egypt 'continuing unchecked'
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Brotherhood rejects Egypt charter

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 11:51

The Muslim Brotherhood rejects Egypt's new draft constitution, saying "coupists" distorted the 2012 charter approved under ousted President Morsi.
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Egypt charter agreed amid protests

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 23:39
related places: Cairo

Police fire tear gas to disperse supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president in Cairo, as amendments to the constitution adopted during his time in office are agreed.
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VIDEO: Tear gas fired at Egypt protesters

Friday, November 29th 2013, 22:32

Police in Egypt have fired tear gas at hundreds of Islamist protesters defying a new law that bans unauthorised demonstrations.
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Egyptian blogger held over protest

Friday, November 29th 2013, 13:01

Police in Egypt arrest prominent activist Alaa Abdul Fattah, who is accused of calling for protests against a new law restricting demonstrations.
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VIDEO: Anguish over Egyptian girls' jailing

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 23:24

Muslim Brotherhood supporters have returned to Egypt's streets, protesting against heavy sentences imposed on 21 female supporters of ousted President Morsi.
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Egypt jails girls over demonstration

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 7:55

An Egyptian court sentences 21 female supporters of ousted President Morsi, including seven juveniles, to 11 years in jail over a protest last month.
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VIDEO: Morsi-supporting teenage girls jailed

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 6:47

Teenagers were among 21 female pro-Morsi demonstrators jailed for 11 years in Egypt.
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Egypt orders arrest of activists

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 10:50

Egyptian prosecutors order the arrest of two prominent activists for inciting a protest on Tuesday against a new law that restricts demonstrations.
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Egypt panel walks out over arrests

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 20:47
related places: Cairo

Ten members of the panel drafting Egypt's new constitution walk out in protest over arrests of dozens of activists rallying in the capital, Cairo.
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Egypt referendum 'set for January'

Monday, November 25th 2013, 15:59

A referendum on Egypt's amended constitution is likely to take place in the second half of January - later than expected, the interim PM says.
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VIDEO: Egypt's first veiled rapper

Monday, November 25th 2013, 6:16

Mayam Mahmoud is Egypt's first rapper who wears a hijab. The 18 year old recently made it to the semi-finals of the talent show Arab's Got Talent and spoke to the BBC about why she feels it is important to express herself in this way.
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VIDEO: New Egypt protest law condemned

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 23:12

Human rights groups in Egypt have condemned a new law restricting public protests which has been signed by the interim President Adly Mansour.
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New Egypt protest law condemned

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 21:36

Human rights groups in Egypt criticise a new law on protests, saying it will restrict the right to peaceful demonstration.
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Egypt expels Turkish ambassador

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 15:24
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Egypt tells the Turkish ambassador to leave the country, after Turkey's prime minister calls for the release of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
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Egypt policeman killed in operation

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 16:09

An Egyptian police officer has been shot dead while trying to arrest suspects wanted over the killing of a security official, the government says.
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Egyptian troops die in Sinai attack

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 14:01

Eleven Egyptian military personnel are killed and dozens more wounded in a car bomb attack near the North Sinai city of el-Arish.
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Ghana book place at 2014 World Cup

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 18:13
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Ghana lose 2-1 to Egypt in the second leg of their World Cup play-off but make it to Brazil 7-3 on aggregate.
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Egypt unrest on clashes anniversary

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 15:38

Opponents and supporters of Egypt's military-backed administration clash on the second anniversary of bloody anti-government protests.
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Egypt defends pro-Morsi athlete bans

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 15:06

Egypt's sports minister defends the punishment of two athletes who have openly expressed their support for ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
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Egypt train and bus crash kills 26

Monday, November 18th 2013, 16:31
related places: Cairo

At least 26 people are killed when a train crashes into a minibus and other vehicles south of Egypt's capital, Cairo, officials say.
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Egyptian security official shot dead

Monday, November 18th 2013, 14:01
related places: Cairo

An Egyptian security official reportedly involved in the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood is shot dead by gunmen near his home in Cairo, police say.
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VIDEO: 'I quit job to educate Egyptian kids'

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 0:43

The BBC hears from a woman who left her job to concentrate on improving children's education in Egypt.
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VIDEO: Egypt and Russia in high level talks

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 22:29
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Cairo

Russia's foreign and defence ministers have met senior Egyptian officials in Cairo for the highest level talks in decades.
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Russia and Egypt in 'historic' talks

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 20:27
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Cairo

Both sides hail talks between a high-level Russian delegation and Egyptian ministers in Cairo as "historic," amid reports of a possible arms deal.
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Morsi supporters jailed over unrest

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 15:02

Twelve supporters of Egypt's ousted President Morsi are jailed over unrest at Al-Azhar university, as a state of emergency comes to an end.
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Morsi warns of Egypt instability

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 16:57

Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi warns in a statement that the country will not "regain stability" until "the military coup is eliminated".
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Egypt lifting state of emergency

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 17:51

Egypt's state of emergency and night-time curfew - in place since 14 August - are being lifted, the army-backed government says.
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