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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

VIDEO: Egypt's Sisi to contest presidency

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 20:53

Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has announced that he has resigned as Egypt's military chief in order to stand for the presidency.
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Abdul Fattah al-Sisi: New face of Egypt's old guard

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 20:24

The rise of Egypt's mysterious Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi
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UN condemns Egypt death sentences

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 22:35

The UN condemns an Egyptian court's decision to sentence to death 528 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, as another 683 go on trial.
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Egypt court sentences 528 to death

Monday, March 24th 2014, 21:17

A court in Egypt sentences to death 528 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on charges including murder.
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Egyptian priest digitally unwrapped

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 23:45
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Sweden digitally unwraps an Egyptian priest
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Egyptian officers killed in gunfight

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 14:17
related places: Cairo

Two Egyptian army officers and five jihadist militants have been killed in a gunfight that erupted during a raid north of Cairo, officials say.
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Egypt police convicted over deaths

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:01

A court in Egypt convicts four policemen of the manslaughter of 37 Islamist detainees who died when tear gas was fired into a transport vehicle.
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Ancient Egyptian had earliest cancer

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 12:25

Researchers discover the earliest confirmed case of cancer in a 25 year old man who lived in ancient Egyptian times.
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Six soldiers shot dead in Cairo

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 11:47
related places: Cairo, Shubra

Six Egyptian soldiers are shot dead at a checkpoint in the Cairo suburb of Shubra al-Khaymah, state media report.
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Soldier killed in Cairo bus attack

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 10:57
related places: Cairo

An Egyptian soldier has been shot dead by gunmen who attacked an army bus in eastern Cairo, the military says.
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VIDEO: Egypt 'needs more women in politics'

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 10:04
related places: Cairo

A new effort is now under way in Egypt to engage more women in political life. Sally Nabil reports from Cairo.
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Player suspended for 'Sisi' sign

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 18:12

Egypt's FA suspends Salah Amin after accusing him of gesturing in support of the country's military chief.
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Al-Jazeera trial resumes in Egypt

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 17:55

The high-profile trial of al-Jazeera journalists accused of joining or aiding a terrorist organisation - the Muslim Brotherhood - resumes in Egypt.
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Sisi hints at Egypt presidential bid

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 12:59

Egypt's armed forces chief, Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, says he cannot ignore calls by the majority for him to run for president.
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Egyptian court ruling bans Hamas

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 11:32

A court in Egypt bans all activities by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas and orders the seizure of its offices and assets.
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Egypt torture death police jailed

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 13:40

A court in Egypt jails two policemen to 10 years for beating and torturing to death Khaled Said, whose killing helped fuel the 2011 revolution.
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The unpredictability of revolution

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 0:33
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Egypt back where it started - as Ukraine sets out down the road
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VIDEO: Protests for caged al-Jazeera staff

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 23:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Protests have been held in London and around the world in support of journalists from the al-Jazeera network who have been detained in Egypt since December.
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Solidarity day for Egypt journalists

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 17:45

People in cities across the world stage protests in support of journalists from the al-Jazeera network who are being detained in Egypt.
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Egypt court sentences 26 to death

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 12:24

An Egyptian court sentences 26 people to death for founding a "terror group" with the aim of attacking ships using the Suez Canal.
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Egyptian public sceptical about military’s HIV ‘breakthrough’

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 18:02

Egyptians doubt that a new device can detect or cure HIV
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Egypt minister to form new cabinet

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 14:56

Egypt's president asks outgoing housing minister Ibrahim Mahlab to form a new government, after the surprise resignation of the interim cabinet.
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Seven Egyptians found dead in Libya

Monday, February 24th 2014, 22:16
related countries: Libya Libya

The bodies of seven Egyptian Christians have been found on a beach near the Libyan city of Benghazi, officials say.
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Egypt cabinet resigns unexpectedly

Monday, February 24th 2014, 13:58

Egypt's military-backed interim government has resigned, Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi announces on state television.
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Morsi 'leaked secrets to Iran'

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 15:02
related countries: Iran Iran

Egyptian prosecutors have accused ousted President Mohammed Morsi of leaking state secrets to Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
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VIDEO: Warning over Egypt tour bus attack

Friday, February 21st 2014, 6:37

In Egypt, tourists are being advised to avoid the region of South Sinai - apart from the Sharm el-Sheikh resort - following an attack on a tourist bus.
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VIDEO: Al-Jazeera reporters in Egypt trial

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 23:16
related places: Cairo

Three journalists from al-Jazeera deny all charges at the start of a trial in Cairo that has raised concerns about freedom of speech in Egypt.
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Al-Jazeera reporters in Egypt trial

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 17:39
related places: Cairo

Three journalists from al-Jazeera deny all charges at the start of a trial in Cairo that has raised concerns about freedom of speech in Egypt.
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VIDEO: Egypt set to try Al-Jazeera journalists

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 0:31

Three Al-Jazeera journalists, including former BBC journalist Peter Greste, are due to go on trial in Egypt charged with broadcasting false news and assisting a terrorist organisation.
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Britons warned over Egypt travel

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 17:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Britons are being advised to avoid the Egyptian region of South Sinai, except the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, after three Korean tourists were killed on Sunday
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Egypt's commitment to press freedom on trial

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 12:08

Egypt's commitment to press freedom on trial
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Egypt warns of threat to tourists

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 23:16

Egypt says militants in the Sinai are becoming a threat to tourists, following a reported 48-hour ultimatum by an al-Qaeda-inspired group.
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Islamists claim Egypt bus bomb blast

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 3:44

Islamist militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis says it bombed a tourist bus in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, killing three South Koreans and an Egyptian.
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Deadly bombing hits Egypt tour bus

Monday, February 17th 2014, 3:33

Seoul condemns a bomb attack on a tourist bus in Egypt's Sinai peninsula that killed three South Koreans and an Egyptian driver.
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VIDEO: Deadly bombing hits Egypt tour bus

Monday, February 17th 2014, 2:30
related countries: North Korea North Korea

At least three South Korean tourists and an Egyptian driver are killed in a bomb attack on a tourist bus in the Sinai peninsula, officials say.
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Morsi lawyers walk out of trial

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 15:03

Lawyers for deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi walk out of his trial on charges of espionage and conspiring to commit terror.
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Moscow's Egyptian gambit

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 16:42
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The shifting relationship between Russia, the US and Egypt
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Putin backs Sisi 'presidency bid'

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 12:52
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's President Vladimir Putin says he backs Egypt's military chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in his "bid for the presidency" - a move not yet announced.
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VIDEO: Egypt's atheists struggle to be heard

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 15:42

Atheism is widely considered a taboo topic in Egypt and non-believers say that they often feel the need to keep their discussions private.
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Egypt sets date for al-Jazeera trial

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 11:29

The judicial authorities in Egypt say the trial of 20 journalists, including four foreigners, on terrorism charges will start next week.
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VIDEO: Family plea for journalist's release

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 5:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The family of an Australian journalist detained in Egypt for allegedly collaborating with terrorists have made an appeal for the international community to do more to secure his release.
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Twin bombs target Cairo police

Friday, February 7th 2014, 10:44
related places: Cairo

Six police officers are wounded after two bombs go off in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
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Retrial over Egypt football riot

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 17:04
related places: Port Said

Egypt's Court of Cassation orders a retrial of the 21 people sentenced to death in connection with an infamous football riot in Port Said in 2012.
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Egypt denies Sisi candidacy report

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 9:48
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

Egypt's military denies that its chief of staff, Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, told a Kuwaiti newspaper he would run for president.
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VIDEO: Al-Jazeera defends detained reporters

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 2:08

Salah Negm, the Director of News for al-Jazeera's English language channel, has insisted that the organisation is objectively reporting on events in Egypt, following the detention of a number of its journalists.
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US urges Egypt to free journalists

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 23:22
related countries: United States United States

The US calls on Egypt to release three al-Jazeera journalists detained by the authorities in December on charges of collaborating with "terrorists".
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Egypt court acquits Morsi supporters

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 16:13

A court in Egypt clears dozens of supporters of ex-President Morsi arrested last July, as well as an Al-Jazeera cameraman covering their protest.
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Morsi in court over protest deaths

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 13:39
related places: Cairo

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi appears in court in the capital, Cairo, for trial on charges of inciting the killing of protesters.
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Egypt Sinai strike 'kills militants'

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 0:06

The Egyptian army says 13 militants have been killed in an air strike targeting an al-Qaeda-inspired group in northern Sinai.
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Sermon themes set for Egypt mosques

Friday, January 31st 2014, 17:05

Concern as Egyptian government chooses topics for preachers
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