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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

Backlash in Egypt as revolutionary wall is whitewashed

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 6:04

Anger in Egypt as revolutionary wall is whitewashed
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Egypt paper in cartoon campaign

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 17:07
related countries: France France

An Egyptian newspaper launches a campaign against the obscene cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad published by the French magazine, Charlie Hebdo.
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Egyptian jihadist's path to Syria

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 13:43
related countries: Syria Syria

The path which led Egyptian jihadist to die fighting Assad
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Sinai death sentences confirmed

Monday, September 24th 2012, 14:08

An Egyptian court upholds death sentences for 14 Islamist militants for attacks on the army and police in the Sinai Peninsula last year.
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VIDEO: Egypt reopens ancient tombs

Monday, September 24th 2012, 3:14

Two ancient Egyptian tombs have been reopened following a 10-year renovation costing an estimated two million dollars.
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VIDEO: Israel refuses Egypt treaty change

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 16:20
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says there is "not the slightest" possibility that Israel will accept changes to its 1979 peace treaty with Egypt.
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No Egypt treaty change - Israel

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 11:28
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman rules out changing the peace treaty with Egypt, amid growing violence in the Sinai border area.
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Arab Spring brought chaos - Assad

Friday, September 21st 2012, 17:44
related countries: Syria Syria

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria is quoted by an Egyptian magazine as saying the Arab uprisings only brought chaos and the Syrian rebels cannot win.
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Egypt orders arrest of US Copts

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 15:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Koran

Cairo seeks the arrest of seven US-based Egyptian Copts and Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones, over a film that sparked widespread Muslim protests.
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Militants hit Sinai security HQ

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 20:43

Suspected Islamist militants attack an Egyptian security HQ in Sinai, firing crude rockets and bullets from a nearby building.
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Your questions to Jeremy Bowen

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 11:02
related countries: Libya Libya

Send Jeremy Bowen your questions about Libya and Egypt
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Romney firm on Egypt as polls dip

Friday, September 14th 2012, 17:07
related countries: United States United States

Mitt Romney defends his criticism President Barack Obama's foreign policy, as new US polls suggest the president is pulling ahead with voters.
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Obama: Egypt not ally, nor enemy

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 14:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cairo

US President Barack Obama says Egypt is 'not an ally, nor is it an enemy', in the wake of violent anti-US protests in Cairo.
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Ex-Egypt PM jailed for corruption

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 12:09
related places: Cairo

A court in Cairo sentences former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif to three years in jail for corruption.
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American dies in Libya protests

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 7:14
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States
related places: Cairo

A US official is killed as Libyan militiamen storm the consulate in Benghazi, hours after a similar attack in Egypt over a US-produced film said to be insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.
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VIDEO: Egypt protesters breach US embassy

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 22:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cairo

Protesters have breached the wall of the American embassy in Cairo and torn down a flag over a US-made film which they say is insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.
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Egyptians protest over US film

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 18:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cairo

Protesters breach the wall at the US embassy in Cairo and tear down a flag over a film they say is insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.
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First Syria mission for Brahimi

Monday, September 10th 2012, 15:56
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Cairo

New UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, begins his first mission with a visit to Cairo where he acknowledges the challenges he will face.
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Egypt reports Sinai death toll

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 13:52

Egyptian armed forces have killed 32 "criminal elements" since launching an operation against militants in Sinai, a spokesman says.
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Dozens arrested in Sinai campaign

Friday, September 7th 2012, 8:45

Egyptian security forces arrest a further 99 people in a crackdown launched after last month's killing of 16 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula.
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Israel in Eritrean migrant deal

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 22:20
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Israel Israel

Israel admits three of 21 Eritrean migrants who had been stuck on its border with Egypt, after its initial refusal sparked condemnation and court action.
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Attacks fail to stop league plans

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 12:57

Attacks on the Egypt Football Association's headquarters will not prevent the Premier League from returning on 17 September.
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Israel urged to admit migrants

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 12:20
related countries: Israel Israel

The UN's refugee agency calls on Israel to allow in a group of African migrants trapped at the fenced border with Egypt for the past week.
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Egypt fans attack football body

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 20:45
related places: Cairo

Football fans in the Egyptian capital Cairo attack the HQ of the country's football association, in protest at plans to resume the premier league while a trial over deaths at a match last year continues.
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Egypt ex-culture minister charged

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 8:28

Former Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni is charged with corruption, after officials say he failed to explain how he came to have $3m in assets.
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Egyptian league given green light

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 14:32

The Egyptian league has been given the go-ahead to return on 17 September, announces the country's sports minister Al Amry Farouk.
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VIDEO: Door to ex-leader's missing millions?

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 18:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government is failing in its commitment to freeze assets of the regime of former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, a BBC investigation has found.
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Egypt's sexual harassment 'epidemic'

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 8:59

Sexual harassment of women in Egypt 'reaches epidemic levels'
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VIDEO: Veil breakthrough on Egypt state TV

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 2:31

A woman presenter has appeared on Egyptian state TV in an Islamic headscarf for what is believed to be the first time since the state channel opened in 1960.
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UK accused over Mubarak-era money

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 0:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is failing in its commitment to freeze assets of the regime of former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, a BBC investigation finds.
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Veil breakthrough on Egypt's TV

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 18:41

A woman presenter reads the news on Egypt's TV in Islamic headscarf for what is believed to be first time since the state channel opened in 1960.
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Egypt retires 70 army generals

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 16:20

The Egyptian government announces that 70 army generals from the era of ousted President Hosni Mubarak are to be retired.
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Egypt TV chief's plot trial opens

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 12:23
related places: Cairo

An Egyptian television presenter denies calling for the murder of President Mohammed Mursi as his trial opens in the capital, Cairo.
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VIDEO: Syrians seek shelter in Egypt

Friday, August 31st 2012, 10:30

Increasing numbers of Syrians are seeking refuge in Egypt as violence in their country escalates.
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VIDEO: Egypt criticism prompts Syria walk-out

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 21:29
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel, Syria Syria
related places: Tehran

Ban Ki-moon has criticised Iran's position on Israel and the Egyptian president, Mohammed Mursi, has attacked the Syrian government on the first day of the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran.
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VIDEO: Egypt Sinai campaign concerns Israel

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 5:27
related countries: Israel Israel

Egyptian security forces have killed 11 militants since launching an offensive in the Sinai peninsula earlier this month, the defence ministry has said.
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Shafiq on Egypt airport watchlist

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 15:07

Egyptian authorities place former prime minister and presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq on an airport watch list over corruption allegations.
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Egypt Sinai campaign stepped up

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 10:16

Egyptian security forces have killed 11 militants since launching an offensive in the Sinai peninsula earlier this month, the defence ministry says.
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Egypt migrants killed in capsize

Monday, August 27th 2012, 21:22

A boat carrying Egyptian migrants thought to be on their way to Europe capsizes in the Mediterranean, with more than 30 feared dead.
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Egypt president names assistants

Monday, August 27th 2012, 15:42

Egyptian leader Mohammed Mursi appoints a Christian intellectual, a female university professor and two Islamists as his presidential assistants.
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VIDEO: Targeting Islamic extremists in Sinai

Friday, August 24th 2012, 11:12

Egyptian police and military forces are conducting daily operations to weed out Islamic militants from the Sinai peninsula.
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Mursi passes law to free 'critic'

Friday, August 24th 2012, 10:51

President Mohammed Mursi passes a law to release a detained journalist, amid concern over curbs on press freedom in Egypt.
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Egypt and Iran: Old enemies become new friends?

Friday, August 24th 2012, 7:52
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Cairo

Egyptian leader's visit to Iran raises questions about Cairo's aim
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Egypt requests $4.8bn IMF loan

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 15:44

Egypt asks the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, for a $4.8bn loan to help revive its struggling economy.
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Protests at Egypt water poisoning

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 9:44

Egypt's health minister is locked inside a hospital room by villagers after allegedly contaminated water caused dozens of people to fall ill.
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Gaza tunnel trade squeezed by Egypt 'crackdown'

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 7:20

Gazans feel effect of Egyptian moves to shut down tunnels
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Egypt president 'to visit Iran'

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 19:37
related countries: Iran Iran

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi is to visit Iran to attend meetings of the Non-Aligned Movement at the end of August, state media report.
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Cairo, beer and Islamist politics

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 13:39
related places: Cairo

Will Egypt's new rulers call time on Cairo's thriving bar scene?
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VIDEO: Quarter Egypt's youth unemployed

Friday, August 17th 2012, 15:44

High rates of unemployment and poverty among Egypt's youth are adding to Egypt's social and security problems.
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Death sentences for Sinai attacks

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 18:16

An Egyptian court sentences 14 members of a militant Islamist group to death for deadly attacks in the town of al-Arish in Sinai last year.
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