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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 prosecutor seeks to stay on

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 15:24

Egypt's new public prosecutor retracts a resignation offer, in a move that could re-ignite a row between President Mohammed Morsi and top judges.
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Hosni Mubarak treated in hospital

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 21:16

Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak is treated in a military hospital after slipping and injuring his head, Egyptian state media say.
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VIDEO: Egypt's hunger strike protest camp

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 3:11

There have been further street protests in Egypt, with demonstrators marching on the presidential palace to voice their opposition to a contentious Islamist-backed draft constitution.
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Scans show Pharaoh's throat was slit

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 1:22

Conspirators murdered Egyptian King Ramesses III by slitting his throat, experts now believe, based on a new forensic analysis.
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Egypt prosecutor offers to resign

Monday, December 17th 2012, 22:31

Egypt's newly appointed public prosecutor Talaat Ibrahim offers to resign from his post after protests from the judiciary.
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Egypt opposition calls protests

Monday, December 17th 2012, 15:15

Egypt's opposition calls for mass protests after Islamists claimed voters had backed the draft constitution in the first round of the referendum.
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VIDEO: Early signs 'suggest Egypt yes vote'

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 17:20

Votes are being counted in Egypt after a high turnout in the first leg of a referendum on a new constitution.
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Egypt referendum count under way

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 17:11

Votes are counted in the first round of Egypt's controversial referendum on a new constitution, amid claims of irregularities and isolated incidents of violence.
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Egypt referendum polling closes

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 0:22

Voting ends in the first round of Egypt's controversial referendum on a new constitution, amid a high turnout and isolated incidents of violence.
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VIDEO: Strong turnout in key Egypt poll

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 23:05

Polling stations in Egypt have been kept open for several hours longer than planned after thousands queued to cast their votes in a referendum on a new draft constitution.
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Rallies as Egypt referendum looms

Friday, December 14th 2012, 18:49

Supporters and opponents of Egypt's president hold last-ditch rallies over Saturday's draft constitution referendum, with some clashes breaking out.
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Taking political pulse in Morsi's home town

Friday, December 14th 2012, 11:39

Draft constitution splits Egyptian president's hometown
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Spain police seize Mubarak assets

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 16:31
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Marbella

Police in Spain seize assets linked to Egyptian ex-leader Hosni Mubarak worth some 28m euros, including properties in Marbella and luxury cars.
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VIDEO: Postcards from the Arab uprisings 4

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 0:40
related countries: Algeria Algeria

In the fourth of a series of video postcards, people from Egypt, Yemen and Algeria talk about why they think the Arab uprisings have been important.
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Egypt blogger guilty of blasphemy

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 16:38

A court in Egypt sentences an atheist blogger from a Coptic Christian family to three years in prison for blasphemy and contempt of religion.
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Egypt opposition backs 'No' vote

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 16:16

Egypt's opposition urges a "No" vote in a disputed constitutional referendum but may still boycott it if its demands on running the ballot are not met.
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Corinthians win world club semi

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 13:06
related countries: United States United States

South American champions Corinthians clinch their place in the Club World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Al Ahly of Egypt.
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First votes in Egypt referendum

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 11:49

Egypt's referendum on a draft constitution begins in embassies abroad, but it is unclear if the domestic vote will take place over one or two days.
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Thousands march in Egypt rallies

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 3:23
related places: Cairo

Thousands of demonstrators join rallies in the Egyptian capital Cairo ahead of a referendum on a controversial new constitution.
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VIDEO: Postcards from the Arab uprisings 3

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 3:11
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

In the third of a series of video postcards, people in Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt talk about the effect the Arab uprisings have had on where they live.
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VIDEO: 'It feels like a new Tahrir Square'

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 21:52
related places: Cairo

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of the Egyptian capital Cairo for rival rallies as emotions run high ahead of a planned referendum.
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VIDEO: Protesters attack Cairo barricade

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 14:19
related places: Cairo

Anti-government protesters have tried to tear down a wall protecting the presidential palace in Cairo.
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VIDEO: Postcards from the Arab uprisings 2

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 0:04
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

In the second of a series of video postcards, young people in Egypt, Yemen and Lebanon talk about how they see the events that began two years ago.
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Morsi gives army powers of arrest

Monday, December 10th 2012, 13:46

President Morsi orders Egypt's military to maintain security and protect state institutions as tensions rise in the run-up to a referendum on the constitution.
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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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