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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.

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Egypt: news

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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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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