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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

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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Dozens injured in Cairo clashes

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 23:46
related places: Cairo

At least 61 people are injured in clashes between protesters and police in Cairo on the anniversary of deadly street battles.
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Hamas: Truce 'imminent' in Gaza

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 20:26
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Cairo

A ceasefire is set to be announced in Gaza after six days of Israeli air strikes and Hamas rocket attacks, Egyptian and Palestinian sources say.
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VIDEO: Blair: Gaza situation 'utterly tragic'

Monday, November 19th 2012, 20:20
related countries: Israel Israel

The Egyptian Prime Minister, Hisham Qandil, says he believes Israel and Hamas are close to agreeing on a ceasefire but he said that the nature of the negotiations made it difficult to predict.
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Coptic pope enthroned in Cairo

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 9:47
related places: Cairo

The new pope of Egypt's Coptic Christian church has been formally enthroned in Cairo, at an uncertain time for the religious minority.
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VIDEO: Israel-Gaza: Arab League meeting

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 4:38
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Cairo

In diplomatic efforts to end the Israel-Gaza violence, Arab League ministers have been meeting in Cairo, where they've backed Egyptian efforts to secure a ceasefire.
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Egypt's new pop culture icons?

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 1:41

A new wave of Egyptian films shows thugs on screen
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In pictures: Egypt bus crash

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 22:47

Egypt bus crash leaves 50 children dead
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Al Ahly clinch African club final

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 21:54
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Egypt's Al Ahly surprise holders Esperance of Tunisia with a 2-1 second-leg win to lift the African Champions League.
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VIDEO: Egypt crash kills 50 young children

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 17:54

Fifty young children and the driver of the school bus they were on were killed when their vehicle was hit by a train in central Egypt on Saturday, according to officials.
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VIDEO: Egypt bus crash kills 50 children

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 15:55

A bus driver and 50 young children have been killed in a collision between a school bus and a train in central Egypt, according to local officials.
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Egypt bus crash kills 50 children

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 15:16

Egypt's transport minister resigns after 50 children and a driver were killed in a crash involving a nursery school bus and a train.
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Gaza rocket fired at Jerusalem

Friday, November 16th 2012, 20:46
related countries: Israel Israel

Gaza militant rocket targets Jerusalem for the first time as Israel vows to intensify its offensive with up to 75,000 reservists reportedly on stand-by.
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Egypt PM decries Gaza 'disaster'

Friday, November 16th 2012, 11:58
related countries: Israel Israel

Egypt's prime minister urges Israel to stop attacking Gaza, as the two sides exchange fire and Tel Aviv is targeted for a second day.
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EU 'approves $6.4bn Egypt aid'

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 13:40

The European Union has approved a 5bn-euro ($6.4bn) financial support package for Egypt, the Egyptian presidency says.
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Egypt 'baby-trafficking' arrests

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 17:30
related places: Cairo

Two nurses and a doctor at a Cairo hospital are arrested as Egyptian police say they have broken up a trafficking ring that sold 300 babies.
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VIDEO: Pupil's hair cut as punishment

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 22:00

A local court in Egypt has ordered a teacher to pay a fine and serve a six-month suspended sentence after she cut a student's hair as punishment for not wearing a hijab.
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Copts face change with faith in new pope

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 17:47

Copts face change with faith in new pope
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VIDEO: New pope chosen for Egypt's Copts

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 16:32

Bishop Tawadros has been chosen as the new pope of Egypt's Coptic Christians, becoming leader of the largest Christian minority in the Middle East.
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New pope chosen for Egypt's Copts

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 10:09
related places: Cairo

A blindfolded boy chooses Bishop Tawadros as Egypt's Coptic pope - the leader of the largest Christian minority in the Middle East.
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Gunmen kill three in Sinai attack

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 17:09

Two Egyptian police officers and a soldier are killed by gunmen in the northern Sinai city of El Arish, officials say.
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VIDEO: Solving Egypt's energy crisis

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 17:00
related places: Cairo

The IMF arrives in Cairo this week to negotiate a $4.8bn (£3bn) loan. Katy Watson reports on Egypt plans to cut its energy subsidies while also helping those most vulnerable.
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Egypt terror threat level raised

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 14:28

The Foreign Office raises its terror threat level for Egypt from "general" to "high" after reports of a foiled al-Qaeda plot to attack Western tourists.
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Egyptian Copts vote for new Pope

Monday, October 29th 2012, 22:05

A council of Coptic Christians in Egypt chooses three candidates to succeeed Pope Shenouda III, before the new Pope is picked by a blindfolded child.
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Violence ends Israel-Gaza truce

Monday, October 29th 2012, 19:34
related countries: Israel Israel

Militants in Gaza fire 26 rockets into Israel after a day of fighting which ended a brief Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between the sides, Israel says.
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In pictures: Coptic Christians vote

Monday, October 29th 2012, 19:09
related places: Cairo

Coptic Christians in Cairo vote for a new Pope
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The doormen policing Egypt's morals

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 23:24
related places: Cairo

The doormen who police the morals of Cairo's blocks of flats
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'Benghazi suspect' dies in Cairo

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 22:57
related places: Cairo

A suspect in the attack on the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi dies after a firefight with security services in Cairo, officials say.
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VIDEO: Egypt: women's rights 'disaster'?

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 10:55

Mona Eltahawy, Egyptian writer and activist, is warning of a potential women's rights disaster if the President cedes right wing ground to the Salafists
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VIDEO: Unemployment remains high in Egypt

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 5:47

Youth unemployment was a common thread running through the Arab Spring uprisings and it continues to be high.
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No ruling on Egypt charter panel

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 15:43

A court in Egypt that was due to rule on the fate of the constitution-writing panel has decided to refer the case to the country's highest court.
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VIDEO: The sounds of Egypt's blind orchestra

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 0:21
related places: Cairo

Cairo's Egyptian Blind Girls Chamber Orchestra has been called "a thing of light and hope."
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VIDEO: Veterans mark El Alamein anniversary

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 14:07

Veterans have gathered in Egypt from around the world to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein.
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Katatni elected Egypt FJP leader

Friday, October 19th 2012, 17:46

Former Egyptian parliamentary speaker Saad al-Katatni has been elected head of the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party.
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Salafism finds support in post-revolution Egypt

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 9:12

Why conservative Islam is on the rise in post-revolution Egypt
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Egypt football season in limbo

Monday, October 15th 2012, 21:18

The Egypt Football Association delays indefinitely the start of the domestic season because of February's deadly stadium riots.
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VIDEO: Fish farm thrives in middle of desert

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 13:01

A fish farm is thriving some of Egypt's most inhospitable land, on the eastern fringe of the Sahara desert.
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Mursi U-turn on Egypt prosecutor

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 18:27

President Mohammed Mursi of Egypt agrees to allow the Mubarak-era chief prosecutor to keep his job after an embarrassing public row.
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VIDEO: Egypt tensions spark clashes

Friday, October 12th 2012, 22:09
related places: Cairo

In Egypt, more than 100 people have been hurt in clashes between supporters of President Mursi and opponents in Cairo.
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Egypt tensions trigger clashes

Friday, October 12th 2012, 21:18
related places: Cairo

Fresh clashes break out in the Egyptian capital Cairo in the worst violence since President Mohammed Mursi took office at the end of June.
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