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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.

World news related to Egypt – overview

Egypt: news

VIDEO: After the revolution: Life in Egypt

Monday, December 10th 2012, 12:14

George Alagiah reports on how the business community is coping since the Arab uprisings
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Egypt opposition shuns Morsi move

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 21:27

Egypt's opposition reject Islamist President Morsi's attempted compromise to a long-running dispute, and both sides call for mass protests on Tuesday.
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Egypt's leader offers concession

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 10:12

Egypt's President Morsi offers opponents a concession by annulling a decree granting new powers but insists a constitutional referendum will go ahead.
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Egypt army vows to halt violence

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 20:06

Egypt's army urges dialogue to resolve a crisis over President Morsi's new powers, and vows not to allow the country to slip into "a dark tunnel".
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Thousands maintain Cairo protests

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 9:02

The Egyptian opposition maintains protests outside the presidential palace in Cairo, as it rejects a call for dialogue by President Mohammed Morsi.
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Egypt opposition rejects dialogue

Friday, December 7th 2012, 17:31

Egyptian opposition leaders reject a call for dialogue by President Mohammed Morsi, as both his supporters and opponents hold demonstrations.
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Egypt braces for further protests

Friday, December 7th 2012, 11:06

Egypt braces for new protests, as opposition figures react angrily to a televised speech by President Mohammed Morsi.
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VIDEO: Violence after Morsi appears on TV

Friday, December 7th 2012, 6:54

President Obama has called the Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to express his "deep concern" about the deaths of protesters in Egypt.
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Morsi calls for Egypt dialogue

Friday, December 7th 2012, 0:22

The Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi calls for the political crisis sparked by recent government decisions to be solved through dialogue.
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Barriers set up at Cairo palace

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 19:49
related places: Cairo

The Egyptian army sets up barricades around the presidential palace in Cairo, as protesters are ordered to disperse following violent overnight clashes.
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Italian police find stolen sphinx

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 13:36
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Police in Italy say they have recovered a 2,000-year-old Egyptian sphinx stolen from a cemetery near Rome, about to be smuggled out of the country.
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Deadly Egypt constitution clashes

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 2:24

Three people die and 350 are injured in clashes in Egypt's capital, Cairo, as unrest grows over a controversial draft constitution.
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VIDEO: Violence flares in Egypt crisis

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 1:13

Five people have been killed and hundreds injured in fighting between supporters and opponents of the Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.
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VIDEO: Clashes at Egypt anti-Morsi march

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 22:45
related places: Cairo

Egyptian police fire tear gas during clashes with protesters gathered outside the presidential palace in the capital Cairo.
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Clashes at Egypt anti-Morsi march

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 21:25
related places: Cairo

Egyptian police fire teargas during clashes with protesters gathered outside the presidential palace in the capital Cairo.
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Egypt judges 'will oversee vote'

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 16:46

Egypt's highest judicial body will oversee a vote on the new constitution, say officials, despite a pledge by judges to boycott the vote.
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Egypt judges boycott referendum

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 0:00

Judges in Egypt refuse to oversee a 15 December vote on the country's new draft constitution, as the opposition calls mass protests for Tuesday.
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Egypt court halts work in protest

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 13:01

Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court halts all work indefinitely and complains of "psychological pressure", following Islamist protests.
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VIDEO: Egypt to vote on new constitution

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 9:59

Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi announces a referendum on a new draft constitution in two weeks' time.
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Egypt to vote on new constitution

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 21:49

President Mohammed Morsi says a referendum on Egypt's draft constitution will be held on 15 December, amid controversy over his powers.
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Egypt Islamists rally for Morsi

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 19:05

Islamist supporters of Egypt's President Morsi rally in Cairo, to counter opposition protests over his new powers and a draft constitution.
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VIDEO: Cairo: Draft constitution 'garbage'

Friday, November 30th 2012, 23:35
related places: Cairo

Tens of thousands of Egyptians have taken to Cairo's Tahrir Square in protest over a new draft constitution, which opposition leaders have called 'garbage'
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Anti-Morsi crowds rally in Cairo

Friday, November 30th 2012, 20:39
related places: Cairo

Protesters angry about sweeping new powers for Egypt's president fill Cairo's Tahrir Square, hours after a new constitution was hastily approved.
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Egypt assembly backs constitution

Friday, November 30th 2012, 10:51

Egypt's Islamist-dominated constituent assembly backs a draft constitution as judges threaten to dissolve it amid a power struggle with the president.
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Egypt constitution vote under way

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 21:51

Egypt's constituent assembly adopts the first part of a draft constitution as judges remain locked in a power struggle with President Morsi.
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VIDEO: Egypt rushes to finish constitution

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 4:33

The assembly writing a new Egyptian constitution says it hopes to vote on a draft version as early as Thursday.
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Egypt courts in anti-Mursi strike

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 22:14

Judges in Egypt's appeal courts are halting work in protest at President Mohammed Mursi's controversial decree giving himself new powers.
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Egyptian protesters vow defiance

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 10:50

Egyptian protesters set the stage for an extended battle with President Mursi, whose wide-ranging new powers they have defiantly rejected.
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Mass Cairo protest against Mursi

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 18:32
related places: Cairo

Tens of thousands of Egyptians take part in a rally in Cairo against President Mohammed Mursi, who last week granted himself sweeping new powers.
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VIDEO: Mass Cairo protest against Mursi

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 15:11
related places: Cairo

Tens of thousands of people have held protests in Cairo against Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi, who last week granted himself sweeping new powers.
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Mursi tries to ease Egypt crisis

Monday, November 26th 2012, 23:06
related places: Cairo

Egypt's president meets judges to try to defuse a crisis over a decree that extends his powers, as a day of opposition protests looms.
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Egypt's Mursi meets top judges

Monday, November 26th 2012, 16:34

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi meets senior judges in an attempt to settle a crisis sparked by issuing a decree giving him sweeping new powers.
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VIDEO: Egypt's Mursi 'reaching out'

Monday, November 26th 2012, 7:19

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi is due to meet senior judges to try to ease the crisis over the extension of his powers.
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Mursi reaches out to opponents

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 20:58

The decree giving Egypt's president sweeping new power is temporary, his office says, as a young Islamist is killed in protests triggered by it.
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Egypt crisis prompts shares dive

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 10:51

Shares in Egypt plunge almost 10%, as protests continue against President Mohammed Mursi's decision to grant himself sweeping powers.
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VIDEO: Judges angry over Mursi decree

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 9:06

Judges in Egypt have gone on strike in protest at President Mursi's decision to assume extensive new powers.
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Egypt NGOs denounce Mursi decree

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 6:06

More than 20 Egyptian rights groups call on President Mursi to withdraw the decree granting himself new powers, warning of a "new dictatorship".
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VIDEO: Egyptian judges call for strike

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 22:59

Egypt's judges have called for a nationwide strike in protest against a decree by President Mohammed Mursi granting himself extensive new powers.
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Egyptian judges call for strike

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 19:11

Egyptian judges call for a nationwide strike amid protests against a decree by President Mohammed Mursi to grant himself sweeping new powers.
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Egypt Mursi protests 'to go on'

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 11:44

Egyptian opposition activists say they will continue to stage protests against President Mursi's extension of his powers.
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AUDIO: 'Kidnapped' Eritrean man in plea for life

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 8:16
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

An Eritrean man who says he will be killed by an Egyptian trafficking gang in Sinai unless a $25,000 ransom is paid within days has spoken to the Today programme's Mike Thomson.
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VIDEO: Egypt's Mursi defends new powers

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 23:30
related places: Cairo

President Mohammed Mursi has appeared before supporters in Cairo to defend a new decree that grants him sweeping powers.
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Egypt's Mursi defends new powers

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 20:44
related places: Cairo

President Mohammed Mursi tells supporters his sweeping new powers will lead Egypt to "freedom", as opponents attack his party's offices.
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VIDEO: Protests in Egypt over Mursi powers

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 14:57

Protests for and against President Mohammed Mursi's decision to grant himself sweeping new powers are taking place in Egypt.
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VIDEO: A small piece of China in Cairo

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 9:46
related countries: China China
related places: Cairo

Ahmed Saeed Street has become the centre of the Chinese community in Cairo, with residents saying there has been a sharp increase in the number of immigrants to the area in the last five years.
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VIDEO: Egypt's Mursi claims new powers

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 2:47

Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi has issued a declaration banning challenges to his decrees, laws and decisions.
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Egyptian fury over Mursi 'coup'

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 0:57

Opposition groups denounce Egypt President Mursi's decree giving himself sweeping powers as a "coup against legitimacy" and call for protests.
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Mursi assumes sweeping new powers

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 22:26

Egypt's President Mursi issues a declaration banning challenges to his decisions, and is immediately accused of acting like a "new pharaoh".
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Life resumes after Gaza ceasefire

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 21:18
related countries: Israel Israel

People in Gaza and southern Israel begin to resume normal life following an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Hamas and Israel.
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Opportunities and expectations from Gaza-Israel ceasefire

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 23:37
related places: Cairo

Yolande Knell on Cairo's role in the Hamas-Israel truce
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