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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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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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Qatar helps ease Cairo cash crisis

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 16:36
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Cairo

Qatar doubled its financial aid to Egypt in an effort to control a currency crisis prompted by the country's ongoing political turmoil.
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VIDEO: Coptic Church marks Christmas feast

Monday, January 7th 2013, 6:20

Egypt's Orthodox Coptic Church is celebrating the feast of Christmas under a new and recently elected Pope and also under the country's new Islamist leader.
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Egypt league back despite clashes

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 14:24
related places: Port Said

Egypt's Premier League will resume next month, despite an incident of football-related violence in Port Said on Wednesday.
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Egyptian TV satirist faces probe

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 8:54

Popular Egyptian television satirist Bassem Youssef is being investigated by prosecutors for allegedly insulting President Mohammed Morsi.
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Egyptian pound in further slide

Monday, December 31st 2012, 13:07
related countries: United States United States

The Egyptian pound falls further against the US dollar, despite efforts by the country's financial authorities to intervene in the money markets.
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Egypt hopeful on IMF loan talks

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 11:41

Egypt will soon resume talks with the International Monetary Fund over a crucial $4.8bn (£3bn) loan to shore up the economy, the prime minister says, as the currency weakens further.
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Egypt allows Gaza supply convoy

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 4:32
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Egypt allows a shipment of construction materials to enter the Gaza Strip from its territory for the first time since 2007.
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Egypt president appeals for unity

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 14:43

The Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi, has appealed to Egyptians to rise above their differences and work together to rebuild the country.
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Egypt opposition incitement probe

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 23:29

Egypt's public prosecutor orders an inquiry into top opposition leaders over allegations they "incited the overthrow" of President Morsi.
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Mubarak back in Egyptian hospital

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 19:32

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence, is back in hospital after another health relapse, judicial sources say.
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Morsi opponents mull talks offer

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 10:32

Egypt's opposition says it will consider an offer of dialogue made by President Morsi, two days after a controversial constitution became law.
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Morsi hails Egypt constitution

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 19:58

President Mohammed Morsi congratulates Egyptians for endorsing a new constitution and calls on all parties to take part in a national dialogue.
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Morsi backers urge Egypt unity

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 4:01

Supporters of President Mohammed Morsi urge all Egyptians to work together after the adoption of a controversial new constitution.
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VIDEO: Anger at 'fake' Egypt constitution

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 2:02

Nearly two-thirds of those who voted in an Egyptian referendum have supported a proposed new constitution, the election commission has announced.
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Voters back Egyptian constitution

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 21:46

Nearly two-thirds of voters in an Egyptian referendum held in two stages support a proposed new constitution, the election commission announces.
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Egypt referendum result delayed

Monday, December 24th 2012, 18:22

The result of a controversial referendum on Egypt's constitution is delayed till Tuesday as officials check allegations of fraud.
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Egypt opposition alleges 'fraud'

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 20:20

Egypt's main opposition demands an investigation into the referendum on the draft constitution, citing "fraud and violations" in the voting.
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Egyptian constitution 'approved'

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 9:06

Egyptians appear to have voted in favour of a deeply divisive new constitution, unofficial and preliminary referendum results suggest.
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Egypt's vice-president resigns

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 21:54

Egypt's Vice-President Mahmoud Mekki resigns, the latest political upheaval as polls close in the controversial referendum on a new constitution.
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VIDEO: Emerging split in Egyptian society

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 2:57

Before the first round of voting for Egypt's constitutional referendum, some of the worst violence was in the industrial city of Mahalla. From there, Shaimaa Khalil reports on an emerging split within Egyptian society.
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Ballot sparks fresh Egypt unrest

Friday, December 21st 2012, 14:59
related places: Alexandria

Clashes erupt in the city of Alexandria on the eve of the second leg of voting in Egypt's controversial constitutional referendum.
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Egypt prosecutor seeks to stay on

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 15:24

Egypt's new public prosecutor retracts a resignation offer, in a move that could re-ignite a row between President Mohammed Morsi and top judges.
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Hosni Mubarak treated in hospital

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 21:16

Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak is treated in a military hospital after slipping and injuring his head, Egyptian state media say.
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VIDEO: Egypt's hunger strike protest camp

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 3:11

There have been further street protests in Egypt, with demonstrators marching on the presidential palace to voice their opposition to a contentious Islamist-backed draft constitution.
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Scans show Pharaoh's throat was slit

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 1:22

Conspirators murdered Egyptian King Ramesses III by slitting his throat, experts now believe, based on a new forensic analysis.
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Egypt prosecutor offers to resign

Monday, December 17th 2012, 22:31

Egypt's newly appointed public prosecutor Talaat Ibrahim offers to resign from his post after protests from the judiciary.
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Egypt opposition calls protests

Monday, December 17th 2012, 15:15

Egypt's opposition calls for mass protests after Islamists claimed voters had backed the draft constitution in the first round of the referendum.
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VIDEO: Early signs 'suggest Egypt yes vote'

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 17:20

Votes are being counted in Egypt after a high turnout in the first leg of a referendum on a new constitution.
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Egypt referendum count under way

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 17:11

Votes are counted in the first round of Egypt's controversial referendum on a new constitution, amid claims of irregularities and isolated incidents of violence.
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Egypt referendum polling closes

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 0:22

Voting ends in the first round of Egypt's controversial referendum on a new constitution, amid a high turnout and isolated incidents of violence.
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VIDEO: Strong turnout in key Egypt poll

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 23:05

Polling stations in Egypt have been kept open for several hours longer than planned after thousands queued to cast their votes in a referendum on a new draft constitution.
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Rallies as Egypt referendum looms

Friday, December 14th 2012, 18:49

Supporters and opponents of Egypt's president hold last-ditch rallies over Saturday's draft constitution referendum, with some clashes breaking out.
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Taking political pulse in Morsi's home town

Friday, December 14th 2012, 11:39

Draft constitution splits Egyptian president's hometown
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Spain police seize Mubarak assets

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 16:31
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Marbella

Police in Spain seize assets linked to Egyptian ex-leader Hosni Mubarak worth some 28m euros, including properties in Marbella and luxury cars.
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VIDEO: Postcards from the Arab uprisings 4

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 0:40
related countries: Algeria Algeria

In the fourth of a series of video postcards, people from Egypt, Yemen and Algeria talk about why they think the Arab uprisings have been important.
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Egypt blogger guilty of blasphemy

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 16:38

A court in Egypt sentences an atheist blogger from a Coptic Christian family to three years in prison for blasphemy and contempt of religion.
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Egypt opposition backs 'No' vote

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 16:16

Egypt's opposition urges a "No" vote in a disputed constitutional referendum but may still boycott it if its demands on running the ballot are not met.
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Corinthians win world club semi

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 13:06
related countries: United States United States

South American champions Corinthians clinch their place in the Club World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Al Ahly of Egypt.
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First votes in Egypt referendum

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 11:49

Egypt's referendum on a draft constitution begins in embassies abroad, but it is unclear if the domestic vote will take place over one or two days.
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Thousands march in Egypt rallies

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 3:23
related places: Cairo

Thousands of demonstrators join rallies in the Egyptian capital Cairo ahead of a referendum on a controversial new constitution.
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VIDEO: Postcards from the Arab uprisings 3

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 3:11
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

In the third of a series of video postcards, people in Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt talk about the effect the Arab uprisings have had on where they live.
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VIDEO: 'It feels like a new Tahrir Square'

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 21:52
related places: Cairo

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of the Egyptian capital Cairo for rival rallies as emotions run high ahead of a planned referendum.
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