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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

Israel warns Gaza ahead of strikes

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 14:34
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel warns thousands of Palestinians in Gaza to evacuate as it resumes air strikes amid continuing militant rocket fire directed at Israel.
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Seven given life for Egypt assaults

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 13:56
related places: Cairo

A court in Egypt sentences seven men to life in prison and two others to 20 years for sexual assaulting women in Cairo last month.
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Hamas 'the enemy' says Egyptian hashtag

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 16:03

The Egyptians using a provocative anti-Hamas hashtag
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Israel accepts Gaza truce proposal

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 11:38
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel accepts Egypt's proposal to end Gaza air strikes in return for militants stopping rocket fire, but Hamas's armed wing calls it a "surrender".
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Egypt proposes Israel-Gaza ceasefire

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 5:06
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, Israel Israel

Egypt proposes a ceasefire to end days of cross-border fire between the Gaza Strip and Israel that has left at least 185 Palestinians dead.
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VIDEO: Sides mull Gaza ceasefire deal

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 5:02
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, Israel Israel

Egypt has proposed a ceasefire to end a week of cross-border fire between the Gaza Strip and Israel.
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Eight killed in Sinai rocket attacks

Monday, July 14th 2014, 17:52

Egypt's military warns it will continue its crackdown on jihadist militants after two rocket attacks in Sinai kill seven civilians and one soldier.
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Egyptian statue sells for £16m

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 19:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue is sold for nearly £16m at Christie's of London, amid calls from the country's ambassador for it to be handed back to Egypt.
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Egyptian bid to stop statue sale

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 13:05

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry challenges the sale of a 4,000-year-old statue by Northampton Borough Council.
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Sisi 'regrets' al-Jazeera trial

Monday, July 7th 2014, 12:51

Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has said he wishes three jailed al-Jazeera journalists had never been put on trial, local media report.
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Brotherhood figures given life terms

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 13:42

An Egyptian court gives Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and 36 other Islamists life sentences for inciting violence.
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Egypt raises fuel and energy costs

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 0:00

Egypt introduces electricity and fuel price increases in a move to cut state energy subsidies and reduce the budget deficit.
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VIDEO: 'Emotional' to see our son in jail

Friday, July 4th 2014, 17:29
related places: Cairo

Lois and Juris Greste describe their ''extremely emotional'' visit to a prison in Cairo to see their son, Peter.
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Egypt 'failing' on rights record

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 15:37

Amnesty International warns Egypt is suffering a catastrophic decline in terms of human rights, a year after the military ousted President Morsi.
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Egypt bomb blasts kill two policemen

Monday, June 30th 2014, 17:06
related places: Cairo

Two Egyptian policemen are killed while trying to defuse bombs that exploded near the presidential palace in Cairo, interior ministry officials say.
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VIDEO: Lanterns light up Ramadan festivities

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 10:55
related places: Cairo

Cairo's streets light up for Ramadan as demand for the traditional lantern rises.
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Greste 'devastated' by court verdict

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 8:16

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste says he is "devastated and outraged" at the Egyptian court verdict that jailed him and two of his colleagues.
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Sisi 'will not act' over Egypt trial

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 10:25
related places: Cairo

Egypt's president says he will not "interfere" in favour of three al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Cairo, as BBC journalists condemn the ruling.
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Top UK stunt man Terry Richards dies

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 10:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Top UK stunt man Terry Richards, who played the Cairo Swordsman in Indiana Jones, dies aged 81.
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Silent protest condemns Egypt ruling

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 9:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

BBC journalists in London join colleagues from other news organisations for a silent protest against the jailing of three al-Jazeera staff in Egypt.
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Shock at al-Jazeera Egypt sentences

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 18:49
related places: Cairo

There is international outrage after a court in Cairo jails for seven years three al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.
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VIDEO: Al-Jazeera reporter's parents shocked

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 12:58

Peter Greste's parents, Lois and Juris, have expressed their shock as the sentences of three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt became public.
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VIDEO: Al-Jazeera trio jailed in Egypt

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 12:37

An Egyptian court has found three al-Jazeera journalists guilty of helping a terrorist organisation and spreading false news.
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Al-Jazeera trio jailed in Egypt

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 11:51
related places: Cairo

A court in Cairo sentences three al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood to seven years in jail.
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VIDEO: Al-Jazeera trio get seven years jail

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 9:20

Three al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood have been sentenced to seven years in jail in Egypt.
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Egypt set for al-Jazeera verdict

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 8:34
related places: Cairo

A Cairo court will issue verdicts on three journalists accused of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, after a trial condemned by rights groups.
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US unlocks military aid to Egypt

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 16:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cairo

The US reveals it has released $575m (£338m) in military aid to Egypt, as Secretary of State Kerry holds talks with the new president in Cairo.
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VIDEO: Egypt upholds 183 death sentences

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 16:37

An Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences for 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters accused of a 2013 attack on a police station, lawyers say.
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Egypt confirms mass death sentences

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 10:25

An Egyptian court confirms death sentences for 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters - including the group's leader - over an attack on a police station.
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The women 'sexually harassing' men

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 0:01

The tongue-in-cheek hashtag started by a woman in Egypt
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Egypt to release Al-Jazeera reporter

Monday, June 16th 2014, 19:45

Egypt is to release on medical grounds al-Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy, who has been on hunger strike in protest at being held without charge.
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Egypt asks YouTube to remove video

Friday, June 13th 2014, 15:20

Egypt asks YouTube to remove a video of a woman being sexually assaulted during a rally supporting the country's newly elected president.
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Mubarak minister cleared by court

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 21:51

A court in Egypt clears former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly, who served under ousted President Hosni Mubarak, of corruption.
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Sisi apologises to sex attack victim

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 14:30

Egypt's new president apologises in person to a woman who was sexually assaulted by a mob during celebrations over his election.
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Egypt activist jailed for 15 years

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 10:14

An Egyptian court sentences prominent pro-democracy activist Alaa Abdul Fattah to 15 years in jail, amid concerns over free speech in the country.
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Sisi vows to end Egypt sex assaults

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 16:41
related places: Cairo

Egypt's President Sisi orders a crackdown on sexual assaults amid public anger after women were attacked in Cairo during his inauguration.
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VIDEO: The influence of Egypt's army

Monday, June 9th 2014, 15:11

President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the former Army chief, is the fifth Egyptian leader drawn from the armed forces.
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Seven held over Egypt sex assaults

Monday, June 9th 2014, 13:41

Seven men have been arrested in Egypt on suspicion of sexually assaulting women at Sunday's celebrations for the inauguration of President Sisi.
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Sisi vows fight for Egypt's security

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 18:52

Former army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is sworn in as Egypt's new president, vowing to tackle "terrorism" and bring security.
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VIDEO: Egypt swears in new president

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 16:50

Former army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has been sworn in as Egypt's new president, after winning elections in May.
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Egypt court voids tear-gas verdicts

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 15:31

An appeals court in Egypt overturns the convictions of four policemen in the case of 37 detainees who died when tear gas was fired into their van.
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Egypt brings in new sex assault laws

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 21:26

Egypt introduces tough new punishments for sexual harassment in an effort to crack down on the worsening problem.
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Sisi declared new Egyptian president

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 18:34

Ex-army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi urges Egyptians to work to restore stability after being declared the winner of last week's presidential election.
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Egypt satirist's TV show cancelled

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 17:13

Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef confirms the end of his satirical show, citing pressure on the network that carried it.
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Smugglers 'kill six Egyptian guards'

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 15:00
related countries: Libya Libya

Six Egyptian border guards have been killed in a clash with smugglers near the Libyan border, the military says.
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VIDEO: Egypt's hotel made of salt

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 0:09

Siwa Valley, a remote oasis in western Egypt, is a tourist destination with a difference. Its main landmark is salt, used as building material for everything from candle holders to an entire hotel.
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Al-Jazeera journalist held in Egypt

Friday, May 30th 2014, 17:41

A female freelance journalist working for the satellite news network al-Jazeera in Egypt is under arrest, the interior ministry says.
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Egypt's Sisi secures landslide win

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 15:29

Ex-army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi wins Egypt's presidential election by a huge margin, provisional results show, though turnout appears low.
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VIDEO: 'These are not real elections'

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 21:53

Nagy Kamel, a well-known campaigner for democracy in Egypt, tells the BBC that he was tortured in January, and describes Abdul Fattah al-Sisi as "arrogant".
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Egyptians urged to vote on extra day

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 14:44

Egypt's presidential election enters a third day after the military-backed interim authorities extended voting in an effort to boost turnout.
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