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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

Eighteen killed in Egypt protests

Monday, January 26th 2015, 1:06
related places: Cairo

At least 18 people are killed in Egypt during street protests marking the fourth anniversary of the start of the 2011 uprising.
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VIDEO: Footage shows shot Egypt protester

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 23:09

At least 16 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters on the fourth anniversary of the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.
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Egypt death penalty retrial ordered

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 14:46

An Egyptian court orders a retrial for 37 Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced to death over an attack on a police station in 2013.
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VIDEO: King Tut's beard raises concerns

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 7:07

Reports that the burial mask of King Tutankhamen has been damaged and badly repaired are raising concerns about how Egypt's ancient treasures are being treated.
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Tutankhamun's beard glued back on

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 21:50

Egyptian officials probe reports that Tutankhamun's beard was hastily glued back on after becoming detached from the priceless antiquity.
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Mubarak sons freed ahead of retrial

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 13:16

A court orders the release of the sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak pending their retrial for corruption.
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VIDEO: 'Suez expansion will happen on time'

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 0:17

Egypt's Investment Minister Ashraf Salman talks about the importance of finishing the expansion of the Suez Canal on time.
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Egyptian film icon Faten Hamama dies

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 0:56

Faten Hamama, one of Egypt's best known actresses who starred in almost 100 films and was married to Omar Sharif, dies, aged 83.
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Mubarak fraud conviction overturned

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 15:01

A court in Egypt overturns former President Hosni Mubarak's embezzlement conviction and orders a retrial, paving the way for his release.
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Cairo bathhouse men acquitted

Monday, January 12th 2015, 16:07
related places: Cairo

A court in Egypt clears 26 men arrested last month in a raid on a bathhouse in Cairo and charged with "inciting debauchery".
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Egypt sets parliamentary poll date

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 19:20

Egypt is to hold parliamentary polls in two phases starting in March, the final step of the roadmap the army outlined after ousting President Morsi.
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Detained Christians 'freed' in Libya

Monday, January 5th 2015, 19:25
related countries: Libya Libya

A local Libyan tribal leader in Sirte says 13 Coptic Christian workers from Egypt have been freed after disappearing at the weekend.
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Unknown queen's tomb found in Egypt

Monday, January 5th 2015, 10:01
related places: Cairo

The tomb of a previously unknown queen, Khentakawess III, is unearthed in a necropolis south-west of Cairo, Egyptian officials say.
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VIDEO: High death toll of Egypt's roads

Monday, January 5th 2015, 6:27

Egypt has one of the highest rates of road deaths in the world, according to the World Health Organization.
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Militants kidnap Christians in Libya

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 16:16
related countries: Libya Libya

Masked gunmen in northern Libya kidnap 13 Egyptian Coptic Christians, just a week after seven others were abducted.
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Egypt's Sisi urged to free reporter

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 2:10

The brothers of jailed Australian al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste say that they will push for Egypt's President Sisi to release him by decree.
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VIDEO: Greste parents: Retrial 'a good outcome'

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 17:28

The decision to re-try three al-Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt for over a year has been cautiously welcomed by the father of one of the men.
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Egypt retrial for al-Jazeera three

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 11:04

Egypt's highest court orders a retrial in the highly controversial case of three al-Jazeera journalists jailed on charges of spreading false news.
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Egypt court hears al-Jazeera appeal

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 7:52

Egypt's highest court is hearing an appeal by three al-Jazeera journalists against their convictions for spreading false news, in a high-profile case.
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Egypt court bans Jewish festival

Monday, December 29th 2014, 16:57
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A court in Egypt bans an annual Jewish festival held in honour of a Moroccan rabbi that has taken place since 1979, citing "moral offences".
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Appeals for jailed al-Jazeera staff

Monday, December 29th 2014, 13:01

The parents of one of the three al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt are optimistic they will be released, on the first anniversary of their arrest.
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VIDEO: Hopes for jailed al-Jazeera staff

Monday, December 29th 2014, 10:44

The families of two of the three al-Jazeera journalists serving a prison sentence in Egypt say they are optimistic that an appeals court with order their release.
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Egypt cuts 'gay wedding' sentences

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 14:06

A court in Egypt reduces to one year the three-year jail sentences given to eight men for appearing in a video alleged to show a gay marriage.
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Egypt bans 'inaccurate' Exodus film

Friday, December 26th 2014, 15:08

Egypt bans a Hollywood film based on the Biblical book of Exodus, citing what it calls "historical inaccuracies".
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Al-Jazeera suspends Egyptian channel

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 11:53
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Al-Jazeera network suspends its Egyptian channel, Mubasher Misr, whose coverage angered Egypt's government and strained its relations with Qatar.
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Dozens of Egyptian Islamists jailed

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 15:05

Dozens of Egyptian Islamists accused of torching churches and police stations after the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi are jailed for up to 15 years.
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Somalis seize Yemeni fishing boats

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 13:57
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Somaliland seizes more than 51 Yemeni boats and an Egyptian ship for fishing illegally in its waters, a Somaliland official tells the BBC.
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Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 10:58
related places: Cairo

Four renovated halls in the Tutankhamun gallery in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo have been unveiled.
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UK embassy in Egypt reopens to public

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 8:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British embassy in Egypt reopens to the public after it was forced to close for security reasons in early December.
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VIDEO: Spider-Man's new nemesis: Cairo living

Friday, December 12th 2014, 9:37
related places: Cairo

Comic book superhero roams through Egypt's streets in photographer's social commentary on the challenges of daily life.
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'Spider-Man' tackles life in Cairo

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 11:09
related places: Cairo

Photos of the superhero out and about in Cairo go viral, as those behind it say they want to highlight daily problems.
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Men arrested in Cairo bathhouse raid

Monday, December 8th 2014, 17:36
related places: Cairo

More than 30 men are arrested on a night-time raid on a bathhouse in Cairo and accused of debauchery, a charge used to prosecute gay people.
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Canada closes embassy in Cairo

Monday, December 8th 2014, 11:30
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cairo

The Canadian embassy in Cairo is closed due to "security concerns", a day after Britain shut its mission in the Egyptian capital.
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UK Egypt embassy suspends services

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 16:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cairo

The British embassy in Cairo suspends public services for security reasons, a Foreign Office spokeswoman confirms.
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Egypt death sentences for Sinai raid

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 16:02

A court in Egypt upholds death sentences given to seven men over a 2013 attack in Sinai which left 25 policemen dead.
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Egypt investigates 'fake' Morsi tape

Friday, December 5th 2014, 18:53

Egypt's prosecutor-general's office is investigating what it describes as a "fabricated" recording of top officials discussing the detention of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
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Egypt court sentences 188 to death

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 22:34
related places: Cairo

More than 180 supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood have been sentenced to death over a 2013 attack on a police station near Cairo.
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Three Egyptians die of bird flu

Monday, December 1st 2014, 17:21

Three people have died after contracting the H5N1 bird flu virus in Egypt in the past week, bringing the death toll in the country this year to six.
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VIDEO: Violence flares after Mubarak cleared

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 22:21

A court in Egypt has dropped charges against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of 239 protesters during the 2011 uprising against him.
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Egypt anger as Mubarak cleared

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 22:10

Egyptian police break up a demonstration in Cairo over the dropping of charges against ex-President Mubarak for the killing of protesters in 2011.
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Mubarak cleared over protest killings

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 19:45

Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak will not face any charges relating to the deaths of 239 protesters in the 2011 uprising against him.
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Mubarak murder retrial verdict due

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 9:00

A court in Egypt gathers to deliver a verdict in the retrial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak on charges of conspiring to kill protesters in 2011.
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Two dead in Egypt Islamist clashes

Friday, November 28th 2014, 15:01
related places: Cairo

At least two demonstrators die in Egypt as Islamist anti-government protesters clash with police in Cairo.
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VIDEO: Islamist online call for protests

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 22:28
related places: Cairo

Online Islamists call for Cairo street protests despite ban
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Egyptian youths jailed over protests

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 22:55

A court in Egypt sends 78 boys under the age of 18 to prison for taking part in protests in support of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Cairo building collapse kills 17

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 18:25
related places: Cairo

Rescue teams are searching for survivors in the rubble of a block of flats that collapsed in Egypt's capital Cairo, killing at least 17 people.
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VIDEO: Cairo collapse leaves 17 dead

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 11:38
related places: Cairo

At least 17 people have been killed after a block of flats collapsed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, the BBC's Orla Guerin reports
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Egypt: The forbidden love of interfaith romances

Monday, November 24th 2014, 0:24

The dangers faced by interfaith Egyptian couples
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Greste family appeal to Egypt's Sisi

Friday, November 21st 2014, 7:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The parents of jailed Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste make a direct appeal to Egypt's President Sisi for his release.
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VIDEO: Cairollers: Roller derby Cairo style

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 23:53
related places: Cairo

Roller derby changing lives for Egyptian women
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Egypt 'considers Al-Jazeera pardons'

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 18:32

Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says the possibility of granting pardons to two of the three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists is being considered.
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Two cleared in landmark FGM case

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 18:16

The doctor and father of a 13-year-old who died after allegedly undergoing female genital mutilation are cleared in a landmark trial in Egypt.
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