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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

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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VIDEO: Cairo tourism smothered by unrest

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 20:07

Tour guides at the Egyptian Museum, located next to Tahrir Square, say the number of visitors has gone down from 5,000 a day before the revolution, to just a couple of hundred now.
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Egyptian leaders condemn violence

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 18:08

Leaders from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and a prominent opposition coalition condemn political violence, after dozens are killed in a week of unrest.
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Army warns of Egypt's 'collapse'

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 19:02

Egypt's armed forces chief General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi warns that the current political crisis "could lead to a collapse of the state".
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Egypt protests defy night curfew

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 5:02

Protests and violence continue overnight in Egypt as thousands defy curfews imposed by President Mohammed Morsi.
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VIDEO: Egypt protesters defy curfew

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 3:27
related places: Port Said, Suez

Thousands of demonstrators have been on the streets of the Egyptian cities of Suez, Port Said, and Ismailiya in defiance of a curfew imposed by President Mohamed Morsi.
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Egyptian opposition rejects talks

Monday, January 28th 2013, 22:35

Egypt's main opposition alliance rejects President Mohammed Morsi's call for "national dialogue" as empty of content, after four days of violence.
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Egypt's Morsi calls crisis talks

Monday, January 28th 2013, 13:27

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi invites the opposition to a "national dialogue" meeting after declaring a state of emergency in three cities.
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Morsi declares Egypt emergency

Monday, January 28th 2013, 6:59
related places: Port Said

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi declares a state of emergency in three cities and calls for a "national dialogue" after deadly rioting.
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Deadly clashes as Port Said mourns

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 17:28
related places: Cairo, Port Said

Three people die as a mass funeral is held in Egypt's Port Said for some 30 people killed in unrest on Saturday, while fresh clashes erupt in Cairo.
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Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 17:49
related places: Port Said

At least 30 people are killed and 300 hurt in Port Said in Egypt, officials say, as death sentences passed on local people over football riots spark clashes.
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Death sentences for Egypt fans

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 11:02

An Egyptian court sentences 21 people to death over 2012 clashes between football fans, sparking violence in which at least eight people die.
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Egyptian army deployed in Suez

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 7:09
related places: Suez

Egyptian troops deploy in Suez and the president appeals for calm after deadly unrest on the second anniversary of Egypt's uprising.
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Fatal clashes mark Egypt uprising

Friday, January 25th 2013, 21:09
related places: Cairo

Egypt's opposition protests across the country two years after the revolution, leading to clashes with police in several cities and five deaths in Suez.
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VIDEO: 'They have stolen our revolution'

Friday, January 25th 2013, 19:47

An Egyptian opposition supporter explains why he returned to Tahrir Square today, as protests mark the second anniversary of the uprising.
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Egypt's illegal construction time bomb

Friday, January 25th 2013, 12:45

Why so many of Egypt's buildings are in danger of falling down
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VIDEO: Cairo clashes on Egypt anniversary

Friday, January 25th 2013, 2:54
related places: Cairo

Protesters have clashed with riot police in Cairo on the second anniversary of the start of the Egyptian uprising which led to the downfall of Hosni Mubarak.
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VIDEO: Egypt's collapsing tower blocks

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 7:04
related places: Alexandria

Egypt's dangerous, crumbling tower blocks have been placed in the spotlight, following the deaths of nearly 30 people in Alexandria.
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VIDEO: Discovery triggers Egypt polio drive

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 17:40
related places: Cairo

An emergency polio vaccination programme is to be carried out in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after samples of the virus were found in sewage.
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Discovery spurs Egypt polio drive

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 16:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Cairo

An emergency polio vaccination programme is to be carried out in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after samples of the virus, traced back to Pakistan, were found in sewage.
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VIDEO: Inside Egypt’s first ‘Islamic cafe’

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 0:19
related places: Cairo

A Cairo cafe is being described as Egypt’s first ‘Islamic café’ after setting up separate gender areas and dissuading unmarried couples from visiting.
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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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