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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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Egypt 'worst in Arab women's rights'

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 6:49

Egypt is now the worst country for women's rights in the Arab world, according to a poll of experts on gender issues in 22 Arab states.
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Egypt player banned over Morsi sign

Monday, November 11th 2013, 18:55

One of Egypt's top football clubs suspends its striker from a competition for publicly showing support for ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
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Ahly retain Champions League trophy

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 18:53
related places: Cairo

Al Ahly are crowned champions of Africa for an eighth time after victory over Orlando Pirates in Cairo
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Gaza gears up for anti-Hamas Tamarod protest group

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 4:18

Gaza gears up for Egyptian-style anti-Hamas protest group
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VIDEO: Boy 11, killed in Cairo clashes

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 2:47
related places: Cairo

The family of an 11-year-old child killed during clashes in Cairo on Friday have told the BBC he was shot dead by a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, but they deny being involved.
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Morsi 'steadfast' in jail, says wife

Friday, November 8th 2013, 0:22

The wife of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, currently on trial, says he is "steadfast" after visiting him in jail.
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Egypt rejects Brotherhood ban appeal

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 12:49

A court in Egypt dismisses an appeal by the Muslim Brotherhood against a ban on all its "activities" and the seizure of its assets.
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Thirty Islamists on trial in UAE

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 15:36
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Twenty Egyptian and 10 Emirati Islamists go on trial at a court in the UAE, accused of illegally setting up a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Morsi tells trial 'I am president'

Monday, November 4th 2013, 20:36
related places: Cairo

Egypt's ousted leader Mohammed Morsi goes on trial in Cairo and tells the judge the case is illegitimate as he remains president.
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Kerry: US-Saudi ties are enduring

Monday, November 4th 2013, 15:33
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry, in Saudi Arabia on the second stop of his regional tour, says ties between the two nations are strategic and enduring.
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Morsi arrives for tense Egypt trial

Monday, November 4th 2013, 8:05

Egypt is on high alert as former President Mohammed Morsi, who was removed from power in July, arrives for his trial in Cairo.
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VIDEO: Egypt's pyramids revisited

Monday, November 4th 2013, 0:46

Egypt's pyramids as you've never seen them before
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Kerry urges stability on Egypt visit

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 20:20
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state calls for an end to all violence and urges progress towards full democracy on his first visit to Egypt since the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi.
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VIDEO: Pro-Morsi supporters gather in Egypt

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 15:24
related places: Cairo

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi gather in Cairo ahead of his trial.
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Egyptians split over Morsi trial

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 11:32

Egypt polarised ahead of Islamist ex-president's trial
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VIDEO: Egypt satirist's TV show suspended

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 7:31

Popular Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef's television show has been suspended - just minutes before it was due to go on air.
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Egypt satirist's TV show suspended

Friday, November 1st 2013, 22:29

Popular Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef's television show is suspended a week after it mocked the country's army and its chief.
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Egypt police dispel student protest

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 15:50
related places: Cairo

Police enter al-Azhar University in the Egyptian capital Cairo to disperse students protesting in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
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Egypt arrests senior Islamist leader

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 8:05

A senior Muslim Brotherhood figure, Essam al-Erian, is detained in Egypt, in the latest move by the authorities against the Islamist movement.
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