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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

VIDEO: Greste: How I coped in prison

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 1:36

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, who was freed on Sunday after more than a year in an Egyptian prison, tells reporters how he and his colleagues, who remain in jail, coped with life behind bars.
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Egypt hands down 230 life sentences

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 16:36

An Egyptian court sentences 230 people, including the prominent liberal activist Ahmed Douma, to life in prison for anti-government protests.
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Journalist gives up Egypt passport

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 9:11

Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy renounces his Egyptian citizenship to secure his release from jail after the deportation of Peter Greste.
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Greste 'angst' for jailed colleagues

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 22:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste says he is relieved to be free, but feels "incredible angst" at leaving behind two jailed colleagues in Egypt.
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VIDEO: Greste: 'They said it's time to pack'

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 15:33

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has described the moment he heard he was being freed from an Egyptian jail after 400 days behind bars.
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Egypt court upholds death sentences

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 14:41

A court in Egypt upholds death sentences on 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters over a 2013 attack on a police station that left 11 officers dead.
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VIDEO: Greste family 'ecstatic' at release

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 13:49

The family of Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste tell a news conference that they are "ecstatic" at his release from an Egyptian prison.
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Greste to pursue colleagues' release

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 11:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian journalist Peter Greste, freed from prison in Egypt on Sunday, will not rest until two colleagues are also released, his family says.
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VIDEO: Family delighted at Greste release

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 5:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Cairo

The family of Australian al-Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste give their reaction to his release and deportation from Egypt after 400 days in a Cairo prison.
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Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 20:11

Australian al-Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste is deported from Egypt after 400 days in prison and later arrives to Cyprus.
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Egypt leader warns of 'long battle'

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 17:10

Egypt faces a long and difficult battle with militants, the country's president says, in his first remarks since a deadly attack in the Sinai region.
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VIDEO: Egypt buries Sinai attacks dead

Friday, January 30th 2015, 22:36

Some of the soldiers killed in Thursday's attacks on checkpoints and police and army bases in Egypt's Sinai peninsula have been laid to rest.
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Sisi cuts short visit over Sinai

Friday, January 30th 2015, 16:36

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi cuts short a visit to an African Union summit to deal with attacks that killed at least 32 in the Sinai peninsula.
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Deadly attacks hit Egypt's Sinai

Friday, January 30th 2015, 8:26

At least 26 people, mostly soldiers, are killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
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Egypt activists lose final appeal

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 17:17

Three Egyptian activists lose their final appeal against three-year prison sentences they were given last year for violating an anti-protest law.
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#FreeSpeechStories: Why was one death singled out in Egypt?

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 11:38

Why one protester's death went big on social media
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Egypt doctor 'convicted in FGM case'

Monday, January 26th 2015, 16:15

An Egyptian doctor is convicted of the manslaughter of a girl who died after undergoing an illegal female genital mutilation procedure, activists say.
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Mubarak's sons released from prison

Monday, January 26th 2015, 11:25

The two sons of Hosni Mubarak are released from jail, a day after the fourth anniversary of the uprising that ousted the former Egyptian president.
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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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