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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

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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Egypt opposition to boycott polls

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 17:37

Egypt's main opposition group, the National Salvation Front, says it will boycott parliamentary elections, fearing a lack of transparency.
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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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