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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

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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Mubarak retrial begins in Egypt

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 8:18
related places: Cairo

The retrial of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on charges of corruption and conspiring to kill begins in Cairo.
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Egypt army denies torture claims

Friday, April 12th 2013, 15:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Egypt's defence minister denies claims published in a British newspaper that the army was involved in killing and torturing protesters.
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Egypt army 'linked to 2011 killings'

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 21:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Egyptian army participated in torture and killings during the 2011 revolution, a report leaked to a British newspaper appears to show.
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Qatar offers Egypt $3bn lifeline

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 11:15
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Qatar says it will buy $3bn of Egyptian bonds to help the crisis-hit economy recover.
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Egyptian Pope Tawadros rebukes Morsi

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 15:33
related places: Cairo

The leader of Egypt's Coptic Christians accuses the country's president of "negligence" following deadly clashes outside the main cathedral in Cairo.
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Toll rises in Cairo cathedral clash

Monday, April 8th 2013, 10:49
related places: Cairo

Two people were killed in clashes outside Cairo's main cathedral on Sunday, Egyptian officials now say, after funerals of Coptic Christians killed in earlier religious violence.
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Cairo violence after Coptic funerals

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 21:44
related places: Cairo

One person is killed and more than 80 are injured in clashes outside Cairo's main cathedral following the funerals of four Coptic Christians killed in religious violence.
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VIDEO: Clashes follow Cairo Coptic funerals

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 18:30
related places: Cairo

Fresh clashes break out outside Cairo's main cathedral following the funerals of four Coptic Christians killed in religious violence.
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VIDEO: Egypt clashes on key anniversary

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 0:31
related places: Cairo

Hundreds of Egyptians take part in anti-government protests in Cairo, on the fifth anniversary of the creation of the April 6 Youth Movement.
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Egypt court rejects ban on satirist

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 20:21

A court in Egypt rejects a lawsuit calling for a ban on the television programme of popular satirist Bassem Youssef.
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VIDEO: Egyptian anger at bread subsidy plans

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 17:31

Egyptian bakers have been voicing their anger at planned changes to the government-controlled bread subsidy system.
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Italy pardons US colonel in CIA case

Friday, April 5th 2013, 23:06
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano pardons a US Air Force colonel convicted in absentia over the rendition of an Egyptian imam in 2003.
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IMF and Egypt discuss $4.8bn loan

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 14:01
related places: Cairo

International Monetary Fund officials are holding talks in Cairo with the Egyptian government about authorising a $4.8bn (£3.2bn) loan for the country.
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Egypt students storm al-Azhar office

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 11:07

Hundreds of students at Egypt's al-Azhar university break into the offices of the country's top Muslim cleric of the al-Azhar mosque, following mass food poisoning.
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US 'meddling' over satirist blasted

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 21:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Freedom

Egypt's ruling Freedom and Justice Party criticises US "interference" over the case of the popular Egyptian TV satirist Bassem Youssef.
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Egypt protest over food poisoning

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 13:35
related places: Cairo

Students at Cairo's al-Azhar university plan a second day of protests after almost 500 of them were taken to hospital due to food poisoning.
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Egypt satirist released on bail

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 15:03

Popular Egyptian TV satirist Bassem Youssef is released on bail after questioning by prosecutors over allegations that he insulted President Morsi.
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VIDEO: Egypt's satirist stands up for freedom

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 4:25

An arrest warrant has been issued for popular Egyptian political satirist Bassem Youssef, for allegedly insulting Islam and President Mohammed Mursi.
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Egypt satirist faces arrest warrant

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 16:53

An arrest warrant is issued for popular Egyptian television satirist Bassem Youssef for allegedly insulting Islam and President Mohamed Morsi.
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VIDEO: Egypt's street traders battle retailers

Friday, March 29th 2013, 9:51

Egypt has been plunged into political turmoil and frequent disturbances since the revolution that ousted President Hosni Mubarak two years ago.
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Golden age for Egypt tomb raiders

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 0:12

How tomb raiders benefit from Egypt's revolution
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VIDEO: Antiquity thieves' tunnels uncovered

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 0:09

Since the revolution in Egypt, large holes have been appearing in the ground close to places of archaeological significance, such as the Great Pyramids at Giza.
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Arrests as Egypt internet cable cut

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 23:01
related places: Alexandria

Three divers have been arrested while trying to sever an undersea internet cable off the port city of Alexandria, Egyptian authorities say.
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Egypt prosecutor sacking overturned

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 12:15

An Egyptian appeals court reinstates the prosecutor general, whose sacking by President Mohammed Morsi had angered senior judges.
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Accused Egyptian blogger questioned

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 18:16

Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah hands himself in to the authorities a day after being accused with four others of inciting violence.
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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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