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News: Egypt

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

Egyptian Copts vote for new Pope

Monday, October 29th 2012, 22:05

A council of Coptic Christians in Egypt chooses three candidates to succeeed Pope Shenouda III, before the new Pope is picked by a blindfolded child.
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Violence ends Israel-Gaza truce

Monday, October 29th 2012, 19:34
related countries: Israel Israel

Militants in Gaza fire 26 rockets into Israel after a day of fighting which ended a brief Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between the sides, Israel says.
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In pictures: Coptic Christians vote

Monday, October 29th 2012, 19:09
related places: Cairo

Coptic Christians in Cairo vote for a new Pope
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The doormen policing Egypt's morals

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 23:24
related places: Cairo

The doormen who police the morals of Cairo's blocks of flats
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'Benghazi suspect' dies in Cairo

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 22:57
related places: Cairo

A suspect in the attack on the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi dies after a firefight with security services in Cairo, officials say.
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VIDEO: Egypt: women's rights 'disaster'?

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 10:55

Mona Eltahawy, Egyptian writer and activist, is warning of a potential women's rights disaster if the President cedes right wing ground to the Salafists
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VIDEO: Unemployment remains high in Egypt

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 5:47

Youth unemployment was a common thread running through the Arab Spring uprisings and it continues to be high.
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No ruling on Egypt charter panel

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 15:43

A court in Egypt that was due to rule on the fate of the constitution-writing panel has decided to refer the case to the country's highest court.
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VIDEO: The sounds of Egypt's blind orchestra

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 0:21
related places: Cairo

Cairo's Egyptian Blind Girls Chamber Orchestra has been called "a thing of light and hope."
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VIDEO: Veterans mark El Alamein anniversary

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 14:07

Veterans have gathered in Egypt from around the world to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein.
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Katatni elected Egypt FJP leader

Friday, October 19th 2012, 17:46

Former Egyptian parliamentary speaker Saad al-Katatni has been elected head of the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party.
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Salafism finds support in post-revolution Egypt

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 9:12

Why conservative Islam is on the rise in post-revolution Egypt
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Egypt football season in limbo

Monday, October 15th 2012, 21:18

The Egypt Football Association delays indefinitely the start of the domestic season because of February's deadly stadium riots.
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VIDEO: Fish farm thrives in middle of desert

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 13:01

A fish farm is thriving some of Egypt's most inhospitable land, on the eastern fringe of the Sahara desert.
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Mursi U-turn on Egypt prosecutor

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 18:27

President Mohammed Mursi of Egypt agrees to allow the Mubarak-era chief prosecutor to keep his job after an embarrassing public row.
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VIDEO: Egypt tensions spark clashes

Friday, October 12th 2012, 22:09
related places: Cairo

In Egypt, more than 100 people have been hurt in clashes between supporters of President Mursi and opponents in Cairo.
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Egypt tensions trigger clashes

Friday, October 12th 2012, 21:18
related places: Cairo

Fresh clashes break out in the Egyptian capital Cairo in the worst violence since President Mohammed Mursi took office at the end of June.
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Egypt judges attack Mursi 'farce'

Friday, October 12th 2012, 15:16

Egyptian judges label the president's attempt to remove the prosecutor-general as a farce, as fresh violence erupts in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
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VIDEO: Egypt reopens pyramid to tourists

Friday, October 12th 2012, 6:20

Government officials in Egypt are stepping up their campaign to encourage tourists back to the country, following the revolution in 2011.
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VIDEO: Great Pyramid reopens to tourists

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 21:21

Egypt has reopened one of its great pyramids as it attempts to revive its tourism industry after last year's uprising.
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Mursi 'removes' Egypt prosecutor

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 21:08

Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi removes the prosecutor general following the acquittal of Mubarak loyalists, but the prosecutor vows to defy the order.
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Egypt reopens pyramid to tourists

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 15:58

Egypt reopens one of its great pyramids as it attempts to revive a tourism industry badly hit by last year's uprising.
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Egypt 'camel' officials acquitted

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 19:41
related places: Cairo

An Egyptian court acquits 24 ex-officials, including top Mubarak-era figures, of sending men on camels and horses to attack Cairo protesters in 2011.
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Egypt pardons 'revolutionaries'

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 14:09

Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi pardons all those arrested since the beginning of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.
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Egypt forces die in Sinai crash

Monday, October 8th 2012, 14:19

Twenty-one members of the Egyptian security forces have been killed in a vehicle accident in the Sinai peninsula, state media report.
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Egypt court releases Coptic boys

Friday, October 5th 2012, 8:23

A court in Egypt orders the release pending investigation of two Coptic Christian children detained on Tuesday for blasphemy against Islam.
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Egyptian steel tycoon convicted

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 10:50

Egyptian steel magnate Ahmed Ezz, a senior figure in ex-President Hosni Mubarak's party, is convicted of money-laundering and fined nearly $3bn.
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Why 'no change' in Egypt may be ominous

Friday, September 28th 2012, 18:41

Why Egypt's new rulers need to keep their promises
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Ahly Ultras pledge to fight on

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 13:54

Fans of Egypt's leading club side, Al Ahly, warn they will do anything to prevent football returning before their demands are met.
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Backlash in Egypt as revolutionary wall is whitewashed

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 6:04

Anger in Egypt as revolutionary wall is whitewashed
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Egypt paper in cartoon campaign

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 17:07
related countries: France France

An Egyptian newspaper launches a campaign against the obscene cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad published by the French magazine, Charlie Hebdo.
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Egyptian jihadist's path to Syria

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 13:43
related countries: Syria Syria

The path which led Egyptian jihadist to die fighting Assad
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Sinai death sentences confirmed

Monday, September 24th 2012, 14:08

An Egyptian court upholds death sentences for 14 Islamist militants for attacks on the army and police in the Sinai Peninsula last year.
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VIDEO: Egypt reopens ancient tombs

Monday, September 24th 2012, 3:14

Two ancient Egyptian tombs have been reopened following a 10-year renovation costing an estimated two million dollars.
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VIDEO: Israel refuses Egypt treaty change

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 16:20
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says there is "not the slightest" possibility that Israel will accept changes to its 1979 peace treaty with Egypt.
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No Egypt treaty change - Israel

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 11:28
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman rules out changing the peace treaty with Egypt, amid growing violence in the Sinai border area.
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Arab Spring brought chaos - Assad

Friday, September 21st 2012, 17:44
related countries: Syria Syria

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria is quoted by an Egyptian magazine as saying the Arab uprisings only brought chaos and the Syrian rebels cannot win.
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Egypt orders arrest of US Copts

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 15:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Koran

Cairo seeks the arrest of seven US-based Egyptian Copts and Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones, over a film that sparked widespread Muslim protests.
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Militants hit Sinai security HQ

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 20:43

Suspected Islamist militants attack an Egyptian security HQ in Sinai, firing crude rockets and bullets from a nearby building.
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Your questions to Jeremy Bowen

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 11:02
related countries: Libya Libya

Send Jeremy Bowen your questions about Libya and Egypt
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Romney firm on Egypt as polls dip

Friday, September 14th 2012, 17:07
related countries: United States United States

Mitt Romney defends his criticism President Barack Obama's foreign policy, as new US polls suggest the president is pulling ahead with voters.
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Obama: Egypt not ally, nor enemy

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 14:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cairo

US President Barack Obama says Egypt is 'not an ally, nor is it an enemy', in the wake of violent anti-US protests in Cairo.
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Ex-Egypt PM jailed for corruption

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 12:09
related places: Cairo

A court in Cairo sentences former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif to three years in jail for corruption.
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American dies in Libya protests

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 7:14
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States
related places: Cairo

A US official is killed as Libyan militiamen storm the consulate in Benghazi, hours after a similar attack in Egypt over a US-produced film said to be insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.
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VIDEO: Egypt protesters breach US embassy

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 22:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cairo

Protesters have breached the wall of the American embassy in Cairo and torn down a flag over a US-made film which they say is insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.
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Egyptians protest over US film

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 18:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cairo

Protesters breach the wall at the US embassy in Cairo and tear down a flag over a film they say is insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.
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First Syria mission for Brahimi

Monday, September 10th 2012, 15:56
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Cairo

New UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, begins his first mission with a visit to Cairo where he acknowledges the challenges he will face.
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Egypt reports Sinai death toll

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 13:52

Egyptian armed forces have killed 32 "criminal elements" since launching an operation against militants in Sinai, a spokesman says.
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Dozens arrested in Sinai campaign

Friday, September 7th 2012, 8:45

Egyptian security forces arrest a further 99 people in a crackdown launched after last month's killing of 16 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula.
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