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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

Luxor governor quits after uproar

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 12:54
related places: Luxor

The governor of Egypt's province of Luxor quits amid controversy over his links to an Islamist group that carried out an attack on tourists in 1997.
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VIDEO: Jon Stewart 'captured' on Egypt TV

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 16:21
related countries: United States United States

The American political satirist Jon Stewart has appeared as a guest on Egypt's top satirical TV show El Bernameg hosted by Bassem Youssef, which is modelled after his own programme "The Daily Show."
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Mass rally for Egyptian president

Friday, June 21st 2013, 16:39

Thousands of people take to the streets in Egypt in a show of support for President Mohammed Morsi, as opposition pressure grows.
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Egypt's revolution inspires tech start-ups

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 23:20

Egypt's tech start-ups use the power of the crowd
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Protests flare over Egypt governor

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 17:53
related places: Luxor

Egypt's tourism minister quits and protests erupt as a man with links to Islamists behind the deadly 1997 attack in Luxor is named as city governor.
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Auditors criticise EU aid for Egypt

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 11:40

European auditors say much of the 1bn euros of EU aid for Egypt in the past seven years has had little or no impact.
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Ethiopia, Egypt vow to ease tension

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 9:57
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Addis Ababa

Ethiopia and Egypt agree to hold further talks to quell rising tensions over the building of a new dam on the Blue Nile, their foreign ministers say, after meeting in Addis Ababa.
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Islamists given Egypt governorships

Monday, June 17th 2013, 11:14

Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi appoints Islamist allies as regional governors, tightening the Muslim Brotherhood's grip on power.
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Syria chides Egypt for cutting ties

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 14:46
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria condemns Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi for cutting off diplomatic relations between the two countries.
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VIDEO: Egypt to cut diplomacy with Syria

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 1:53
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Cairo

The Egyptian president, Mohammed Morsi, has announced that Cairo is cutting off diplomatic relations with Syria.
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Cairo plane diverted after fire note

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 19:34
related places: Cairo

An Egyptair plane from Cairo to New York is diverted to Glasgow Prestwick Airport after a note was found onboard threatening to set the 'plane on fire".
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Seven days, seven demos in Cairo

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 0:22
related places: Cairo

Welcome to Cairo, the world's protest centre
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VIDEO: Cairo: A different protest every day

Friday, June 14th 2013, 23:02
related places: Cairo

Aleem Maqbool visits several different kinds of protests in Cairo over several days.
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Ethiopia ratifies River Nile treaty

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 14:49
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia's parliament unanimously ratifies a treaty to replace colonial-era agreements governing the River Nile amid growing tension with Egypt over a dam project.
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VIDEO: Morsi warns against Ethiopian dam

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 19:59
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has said "all options are open" to deal with any threat to his country's water supply posed by an Ethiopian dam.
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Egypt warning over Ethiopia Nile dam

Monday, June 10th 2013, 22:12
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

President Mohammed Morsi says "all options are open" to deal with any threat to Egypt's water supply posed by an Ethiopian dam on the Blue Nile.
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Mummy's 3,000-year wait for CT scan

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 0:25

Curators at Perth's museum hope scans at a Manchester hospital will tell them more about the life - and death - of their 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy.
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Egypt medics in 'phone lights' op

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 17:44

Egyptian doctors had to use the light generated by their mobile phones to perform surgery after a sudden power cut at a hospital, local media report.
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VIDEO: US warning over pyramids 'baseless'

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 15:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cairo

A warning issued by the US Embassy in Cairo over the famous Giza pyramids is "baseless", according to Egyptian authorities.
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Egyptian politicians in on-air gaffe

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 14:37
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Egyptian politicians are caught on live TV proposing hostile acts against Ethiopia to stop it from building a dam across the Blue Nile.
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Egypt court convicts NGO employees

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 12:06
related places: Cairo

A court in Cairo sentences 43 Egyptian and foreign employees of non-governmental organisations for working illegally in Egypt.
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Activist convicted for Morsi insult

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 16:29

Egyptian activist Ahmed Douma has been given a six month suspended jail sentence for insulting President Mohammed Morsi, state media say.
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Egypt's upper house ruled invalid

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 9:48

Egypt's top court rules that the upper house, or Shura Council, and a panel that drafted the new constitution are invalid.
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Egypt's Challenge: Youth

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 14:15

Egyptian youth disillusioned with results of the revolution
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China anger at teen's Egypt graffiti

Monday, May 27th 2013, 14:55
related countries: China China

The exposure of a Chinese teenager who vandalised an ancient Egyptian artwork leads to a wave of anger among China's internet users.
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VIDEO: Leaving Egypt for life in Dubai

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 2:46

Amid dismay at Egypt's political direction and pessimism about the state of the economy, thousands of Egyptians are choosing to move abroad.
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Chaos and suspicion in Cairo mortuary

Friday, May 24th 2013, 23:07
related places: Cairo

The mortuary that symbolises Egypt's post-revolutionary chaos
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Egyptian hostages freed in Sinai

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 12:51

Mohammed Morsi calls for the people of Sinai to give up their arms after seven members of the Egyptian security forces abducted in the region are freed.
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Echoes of Egypt's revolution far from Cairo

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 1:19
related places: Cairo

How the shake-up in Egypt is being felt far from Cairo
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Morsi rules out Sinai hostage talks

Monday, May 20th 2013, 1:14

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi rules out negotiating with the abductors of seven security personnel seized last week in the Sinai peninsula.
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British girl dies at Egyptian hotel

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 16:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British child who died in a pool at a hotel in Egypt is named as five-year-old Chloe Johnson from Forest Hill, south London.
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Egypt police seal border with Gaza

Friday, May 17th 2013, 12:19
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip
related places: Rafah

Egyptian police sealed off the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip in protest at the abduction of seven security personnel in Sinai.
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Egyptian troops kidnapped in Sinai

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 13:16

Four Egyptian soldiers and three policemen are seized by unidentified kidnappers in Sinai, Egyptian security officials say.
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Rebuilding Egypt's tarnished police

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 0:31

Egypt's police force seeks to repair its image
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Egypt paper stands by Mubarak report

Monday, May 13th 2013, 14:21

An Egyptian newspaper stands by its report of what it says is the first interview with ex-President Hosni Mubarak since his overthrow, despite denials.
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Egypt 'militant embassy plot' foiled

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 16:42

Egyptian police have arrested three al-Qaeda-linked militants plotting a suicide attack on a Western embassy, the country's interior minister says.
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Youth activist freed in Egypt

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 15:12
related places: Cairo

Ahmed Maher, a prominent political activist who leads Egypt's April 6 movement, is freed a day after being arrested in Cairo over an anti-government protest.
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Hosni Mubarak retrial opens in Cairo

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 12:49

The retrial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on charges of complicity in the killings of protesters and corruption begins in Cairo.
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Egypt detains leading youth activist

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 3:45

Egyptian security forces detain prominent youth activist Ahmed Maher on suspicion of inciting an anti-government protest in March.
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VIDEO: 'Islamic hotel' opens on Red Sea coast

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 11:58

A new "Islamic hotel" has opened up on Egypt's Red Sea coast, which hopes to offer something different to tourists.
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VIDEO: How free are Egypt's new voices?

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 7:49

Two years after the 2011 revolution in Egypt, a growing number of satellite TV channels are expressing a range of views - from liberal to ultra conservative.
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Australia halts Egypt cattle exports

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 14:10
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's cattle industry suspends exports of animals to Egypt after videos emerge showing "horrific" cruelty in approved abattoirs.
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Egypt minister's remarks fuel sexual harassment debate

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 6:31

Egypt minister's suggestive remarks fuel harassment debate
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VIDEO: The Egyptian women fighting harassment

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 6:04

The issue of sexual harassment against women has been in the headlines again in Egypt after derogatory remarks were made to a female reporter by the country's information minister.
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Egypt's challenge: Free to speak

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 3:05

Egypt's new freedoms open the way for satirists and salafists
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Morsi hints at deal on Egypt judges

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 21:17

The office of Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi suggests a compromise may have been reached to end a crisis over the judiciary.
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VIDEO: Are days numbered for clubbing in Cairo?

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 8:10

Since the revolution in Egypt the struggle between the liberal and religious in society has become much more pronounced, affecting all areas of daily life.
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Egypt's challenge: Returning home to Alexandria

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 0:07
related places: Alexandria

How has Alexandria fared since Egypt's revolution?
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Egypt's justice minister resigns

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 15:45

Egyptian Justice Minister Ahmed Mekky resigns, following demands from Islamist supporters of President Morsi for the "cleansing" of the judiciary.
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Mubarak ordered back to prison

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 16:40
related places: Cairo

Egyptian ex-President Hosni Mubarak is ordered back to prison from hospital and faces a retrial on 11 May over the killings of protesters in 2011.
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Egypt court rules on Mubarak release

Monday, April 15th 2013, 14:56

An Egyptian court rules that ex-President Mubarak should no longer be held over the killings of protesters - but he will remain in custody on separate corruption charges.
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Mubarak judge withdraws from trial

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 12:00

The judge presiding over the retrial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak withdraws as the trial opens, sparking chaotic scenes in court.
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