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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

US unsurprised by Egypt reshuffle

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 0:58
related countries: United States United States

US officials say they are unsurprised that Egypt's new president reshuffled the military, a day after he dismissed the powerful army chief amid a power struggle.
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Egypt leader explains sackings

Monday, August 13th 2012, 22:59

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi says his move to replace army head Mohammed Hussein Tantawi was for "the benefit of this nation".
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VIDEO: Decisive move in Egypt power struggle

Monday, August 13th 2012, 22:03

The move by Egypt's new president to replace the head of the army is being seen as a decisive move in the power struggle between President Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood and the military
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Mursi media 'critics' to be tried

Monday, August 13th 2012, 17:38

Two leading Egyptian journalists will go on trial accused of incitement to murder President Mursi and sowing sectarian discord, prosecutors say.
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VIDEO: Egypt leader explains sackings

Monday, August 13th 2012, 15:17

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi has said his move to order the retirement of two of the country's top generals was for "the benefit of this nation".
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Mursi's swipe at military power

Monday, August 13th 2012, 3:52

Egypt's president takes a swipe at the military
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Egypt leader 'retires army chief'

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 18:07

Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi orders the retirement of the powerful head of the country's armed forces, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, a spokesman says.
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Late Egyptian pair disqualified

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 12:16

Egyptian wrestlers are disqualified after arriving half an hour late for Sunday's qualifying session at the ExCel.
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Egypt army in 'deadly Sinai raid'

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 10:57

At least six gunmen are killed by the Egyptian army in the Sinai peninsula during an offensive against suspected Islamist militants, security officials say.
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Fighting extremism in Egypt's Sinai

Friday, August 10th 2012, 12:40

How extremism took root in Egypt's Sinai
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Egypt tribes back Sinai offensive

Friday, August 10th 2012, 11:51

Bedouin tribal leaders in Egypt's Sinai peninsula give their backing to a military offensive to restore security in the lawless region.
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Egypt sends more troops to Sinai

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 14:01

Egypt deploys extra troops, tanks and other armoured vehicles to the Sinai peninsula in an escalation of its military offensive in the area.
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Egypt officials sacked over Sinai

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 16:47

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi sacks the country's intelligence chief and the governor of North Sinai, just days after an attack by militants that killed 16 border guards.
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Sinai problem resurfaces for Egypt

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 15:55

Why Sinai desert is a tempting location for jihadists
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Egypt launches Sinai air raids

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 14:02

The Egyptian army says it has carried out air strikes on suspected Islamist militants in the Sinai peninsula, killing 20 people.
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Egypt's MB blames raid on Israel

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 11:12
related countries: Israel Israel

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood blames Israeli spy agency Mossad for Sunday's attack on a border post that left 16 Egyptian security officials dead.
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'Egypt border gunmen' found dead

Monday, August 6th 2012, 14:22
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel says it has found the bodies of eight gunmen who attacked a checkpoint on the border with Egypt, killing 16 Egyptian policemen.
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Police die in Egypt border attack

Monday, August 6th 2012, 0:22
related countries: Israel Israel

Masked gunmen kill at least 15 Egyptian policemen in what Israel says was an attempt to storm its border with Egypt.
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New Egyptian cabinet sworn in

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 16:38

Egypt's new cabinet is sworn in at a ceremony in Cairo, with Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi keeping his post as defence minister.
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Coptic-Muslim clashes in Egypt

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 22:56
related places: Cairo

At least 16 people are injured in Egypt after Muslims attack a Christian church and homes near Cairo, in the latest outbreak of sectarian violence.
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Dispute over Egypt-Israel letter

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 12:06
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel and Egypt dispute an apparent exchange of letters between their two presidents, with Egypt saying the letter from Mohammed Mursi was fake.
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US defence chief visits Egypt

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 21:48
related countries: United States United States

US defence chief Panetta's Egyptian balancing act
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Egypt Olympians get 'fake' gear

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 10:33

Members of the Egyptian Olympic team have been given fake Nike gear, a synchronised swimmer alleges, leaving officials shocked and embarrassed.
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Egypt's new symbol of power?

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 15:25

Why the new Egyptian PM's beard is causing a stir
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Egypt minister to form government

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 11:38

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi asks the minister of water resources and irrigation, Hisham Qandil, to form a new government, state TV says.
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VIDEO: Full Islamic veil TV channel launches

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 9:48

A new TV channel using female presenters and crew who wear full Islamic veils is launched in Egypt.
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Egypt ex-MP guilty of indecency

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 15:51

A radical Islamist politician in Egypt is convicted in absentia of violating public decency after police found him fondling a woman in a car.
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Former Egyptian spy chief dies

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 14:04
related countries: United States United States

Omar Suleiman, Egypt's former intelligence chief and a close ally of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, dies in hospital in the United States.
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Faces of Egyptian mummies on show

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 13:04

The faces of ancient Egyptians painted on to panels found on mummies go on show in Manchester.
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Train derails in Egyptian capital

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 17:57
related places: Cairo

A passenger train derails south of Egypt's capital, Cairo, reports say, with at least 15 people injured.
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Revolution 'failing Egyptian women'

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 9:09

How the promise of the revolution has failed Egypt's women
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Hillary appeals for patience in Egypt and Israel

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 5:44
related countries: Israel Israel

Hillary Clinton tries to calm Mid-East nerves after Egypt upheavals
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Clinton issues new Iran warning

Monday, July 16th 2012, 20:48
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

The US will use all its powers to prevent Iran developing a nuclear weapon, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says on a visit to Israel.
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Two US hostages released in Egypt

Monday, July 16th 2012, 18:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sinai

Two Americans are freed days after their abduction in Egypt's Sinai peninsula by a Bedouin demanding his uncle's release from jail.
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Mubarak ordered back to prison

Monday, July 16th 2012, 14:48

Egypt's prosecutor orders that convicted former President Hosni Mubarak be moved back to prison, saying his health has improved.
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Clinton meets Egypt army leader

Monday, July 16th 2012, 0:04
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Egypt's army chief Mohamad Hussein Tantawi, and urges the protection of people's rights.
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Deaths in Egypt building collapse

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 14:18
related places: Alexandria

Officials say at least 10 people died when a newly built block of flats collapsed in Egypt's second city, Alexandria, crushing three other buildings.
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VIDEO: Apartment collapse in Alexandria

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 4:29
related places: Alexandria

A number of people are feared dead after an apartment block collapsed in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. At least 16 people have been pulled, injured, from the rubble.
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Clinton urges Egypt civilian rule

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 23:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cairo

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for "full transition" to civilian rule in Egypt after talks in Cairo with President Mohammed Mursi.
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Clinton in key meeting in Egypt

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 17:46
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Egypt's new leader Mohammed Mursi, and reaffirms US support for a "full transition to civilian rule".
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Mursi seeks talks on Egypt crisis

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 17:35

Egypt's president says he wants talks with judges and the military to find a way forward in a row over his attempts to reinstate parliament.
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Hamas hopes for new dawn with Egypt's Mursi

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 23:31

Gaza's Hamas rulers see new horizons with Egypt's Mursi
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VIDEO: Egypt political turmoil deepens

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 22:41

Egypt remains locked in a power struggle between the new president and the military council - with a court ruling against the president's decision to reinstate parliament.
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Egypt court overturns Mursi order

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 21:24

The highest court in Egypt overturns a decree by President Mohammed Mursi in which he recalled parliament in defiance of the ruling military council.
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Egypt parliament defies military

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 11:35

Egypt's parliament convenes briefly, despite the ruling military council ordering it to be dissolved so the constitution can be upheld.
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VIDEO: Egypt military 'warns' president

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 2:11

Egypt military council has said the decision to dissolve the country's parliament must be upheld, after new President Mohammed Mursi ordered the assembly to reopen.
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Egypt court challenges president

Monday, July 9th 2012, 16:03

Egypt's highest court rejects President Mursi's order to reopen parliament, heightening tensions between the new leader and the military.
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Egypt president reinstates MPs

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 21:53

Egyptian leader Mohammed Mursi overturns an order dissolving parliament, in a move likely to anger military chiefs.
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Syria opposition divided in Cairo

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 18:44
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Cairo

Syrian opposition groups agree on a general plan for the way forward in the country at a meeting in Cairo that exposes their deep divisions.
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Mursi faces challenge to bring Egypt's Copts on side

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 14:03

Egypt's Copts look to new president for sense of equality
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