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Russian plane 'had bomb in hold'

Friday, November 6th 2015, 12:32
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British investigators looking at what caused a Russian airliner to crash in Egypt believe a bomb was put in the hold just before take-off, the BBC has learned.
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VIDEO: UK ambassador gives latest from airport

Friday, November 6th 2015, 11:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British ambassador in Egypt, John Casson, is heckled by holidaymakers shouting "when are we going home?" as he gives an update at Sharm el-Sheikh Airport on the latest attempts to get stranded British tourists home.
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Stranded Brits in Sharm to fly home

Friday, November 6th 2015, 9:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tight security including separate transportation for hold baggage is in place as airlines start to bring back Britons from Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh.
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Curbs on Sharm el-Sheikh travel widen

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 23:38
related countries: France France, Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France, Belgium and the Netherlands join the UK in curbing travel to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, after a plane crash killed 224 people on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Has terrorism hit Egypt tourism?

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 17:22
related countries: Russia Russia

BBC News looks at how the Russian plane crash, and previous terror attacks have hit Egypt's tourism.
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PM: Some time before Sharm Brits home

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 16:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

It could be "some time" before all British tourists stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh are home, the PM says, as he defends the suspension of air links.
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Bomb fears halt UK-Sharm flights

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 5:06
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK halts all flights between Britain and Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, saying there is a "significant possibility" an explosive device caused the Russian plane crash at the weekend.
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Egypt's 'lost' train moved from desert

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 16:54
related places: Cairo

A train left stranded in the Egyptian desert nine years ago after railway tracks were stolen is being moved back to Cairo by lorry.
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Sinai crash search area widened

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 11:42
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian teams use drones to look for more bodies and wreckage from a Russian jet that crashed in Egypt's Sinai region, as the search area widens.
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VIDEO: Drone video shows Sinai crash site

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 11:19
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian rescue teams have extended the search for bodies and wreckage from a Russian plane that crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula to a 40-sq-km (15-sq-mile) area.
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Sisi defends Egypt's security laws

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 9:31

President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi defends Egypt's sweeping security laws, insisting he is still taking the country on a path to democracy.
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VIDEO: Sisi: 'Positive change in Egypt'

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 5:00

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says Egypt has seen "very positive change" since the 2011 protests in Tahrir Square.
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Experts focus on Sinai flight recorders

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 17:19
related countries: Russia Russia

Investigators turn their attention to examining the flight recorders retrieved from the wreckage of a Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt on Saturday.
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IS Sinai jet claim 'propaganda'

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 10:37
related countries: Russia Russia

Egypt's president describes claims that militants linked to Islamic State brought down a Russian airliner - killing all 224 people on board - as "propaganda".
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VIDEO: What caused Sinai plane crash?

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 23:11
related countries: Russia Russia

The Russian airline Kogalymavia has blamed "external influence" for Saturday's Sinai plane crash which killed 224 people.
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Sinai crash dead flown to Russia

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 6:48
related countries: Russia Russia

The bodies of 144 people are flown back to St Petersburg, as an investigation continues into the crash of a Russian airliner in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
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Russian airliner 'broke up in mid-air'

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 22:22
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, killing all 224 people on board, broke up in mid-air, a Russian official says.
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Sinai plane crash: IS claim rejected

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 7:31
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Is

Egypt's prime minister says a technical fault probably caused a Russian airliner to crash, dismissing claims from IS that it was responsible.
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'No SOS call' from Sinai crash plane

Saturday, October 31st 2015, 20:59
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian aircraft did not lodge an SOS call or report any problems before crashing in the Sinai peninsula, killing 224 people, an Egyptian minister says.
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'No survivors' in Sinai airline crash

Saturday, October 31st 2015, 18:02
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian airliner crashes in Sinai killing all 224 people on board - rescuers describe a "tragic scene" with bodies of victims strapped in their seats.
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Snake 'not guilty of killing Cleopatra'

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 13:33

The story Cleopatra, ancient queen of Egypt, was killed by a snake bite is rejected by academics at the University of Manchester.
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The perils of reporting in Sisi's Egypt

Monday, October 19th 2015, 7:01

The perils of being a reporter in Egypt under Sisi
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Egypt votes to elect new parliament

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 21:46

People vote in Egypt in the first round of long-delayed elections to choose a new parliament, with most candidates supporters of President Sisi.
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Egyptian writer Gamal al-Ghitani dies

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 13:52
related places: Cairo

Acclaimed Egyptian writer Gamal al-Ghitani dies aged 70 in Cairo having been in a coma for two months.
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Jay Z: 'No idea track was sampled'

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 15:02

Jay Z tells a court he had no reason to check whether one of his tracks contained copyrighted music, as the family of an Egyptian musician sues him and Timbaland.
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Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 8:52

Rapper Jay Z attends the start of a copyright trial in Los Angeles, accused of using the melody of an Egyptian song on his 1999 hit Big Pimpin' without permission.
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Egypt court frees Mubarak's sons

Monday, October 12th 2015, 11:37

A court in Egypt orders the release of the two sons of ousted former President Hosni Mubarak, five months after they are convicted of embezzlement.
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VIDEO: The Assassination of Egypt's President Sadat

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 23:14

On 6th October 1981, President Sadat of Egypt was assassinated by gunmen at a military parade.
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VIDEO: Calls for better Egyptian prisons

Monday, October 5th 2015, 14:19

Dozens of prisoners have died in Egypt's overcrowded jails over the past year, according to human rights groups.
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Hunt for Nefertiti in Tutankhamun tomb

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 1:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Radar equipment will test a British archaeologist's theory that the Egyptian pharaoh queen Nefertiti could be buried in King Tutankhamun's tomb.
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Freed reporter 'let down' by Canada PM

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 22:02
related countries: Canada Canada

Al Jazeera journalist Mohammed Fahmy, recently pardoned and released from jail in Egypt, accuses Canadian PM Stephen Harper of letting him down.
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The Syrians starting over in Egypt

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 23:26
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian entrepreneurs starting new lives in Egypt
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VIDEO: Journalist hears about Al Jazeera pardons on quiz show

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 2:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is taking part in a comedy quiz show for Australian television when he is given news that two of his colleagues in Egypt, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, have been pardoned.
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Egypt frees Al Jazeera journalists

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 21:00

Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed are released from prison in Egypt after receiving presidential pardons.
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VIDEO: Freed Al Jazeera journalists 'very happy'

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 20:31

Two Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt for 'broadcasting false news' have been freed after receiving pardons from President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.
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France sells 'Russian' ships to Egypt

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 13:58
related countries: France France, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Egypt agrees to buy two Mistral warships, almost a year after France halted their sale to Russia over the Ukraine conflict.
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Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 16:58

Egypt gives the go-ahead for the use of radar to test a theory that Queen Nefertiti's crypt may be hidden in King Tutankhamun's tomb, according to an official
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'Thousands evicted' in Egypt's Sinai

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 9:43

Egypt has illegally evicted and demolished the homes of 3,200 families in the Sinai peninsula to make way for a buffer zone, Human Rights Watch says.
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The village that keeps sending its sons away

Monday, September 21st 2015, 2:06
related countries: Italy Italy

The Egyptian village which keeps sending its sons to Italy
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Egypt 'starts flooding Gaza tunnels'

Friday, September 18th 2015, 15:56

The Egyptian military has begun flooding tunnels used by Palestinian militants and smugglers under the border with Gaza, reports say.
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Mexico minister visits Egypt victims

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 23:09
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico's foreign minister visits the survivors of an Egyptian army attack in which Mexicans were killed when they were mistaken for militants.
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Mexico confirms eight killed in Egypt

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 10:41
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Cairo

Mexico confirms that eight of its nationals were killed in Egypt's Western Desert on Sunday when Egyptian security forces mistook them for militants.
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VIDEO: Mexico seeks answers for tourist deaths

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 5:24
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Egypt has apologised for the killing of 12 people, including eight Mexican tourists, by security forces in an anti-terror operation.
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Egypt apologises for Mexico deaths

Monday, September 14th 2015, 16:50
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Egypt's prime minister apologises after 12 people, including eight Mexican tourists, are mistakenly killed in an anti-terror operation.
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Egyptian forces kill Mexican tourists

Monday, September 14th 2015, 14:08
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Egyptian security forces mistakenly kill 12 people, reportedly including eight Mexican tourists, during an anti-terror operation, the interior ministry says.
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Egypt government submits resignation

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 13:24

Egypt's government resigns and the country's oil minister is asked to form a new cabinet within a week, President Sisi's office says.
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Suspects held after Egypt gold raid

Friday, September 11th 2015, 17:36

Several people are arrested after $2m (£1.2m) worth of gold and silver is stolen from the Egyptian finance ministry's coinage department.
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Egypt minister held in corruption case

Monday, September 7th 2015, 15:20

Egypt's agriculture minister is arrested on corruption charges in the first case of its kind under President Sisi.
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VIDEO: Underwater treasures go on display

Friday, September 4th 2015, 22:35
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Rare ancient Egyptian artefacts discovered underwater are going on display in Paris for the first time.
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Egypt jails belly dancers for videos

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 15:51

A court in Egypt sentences two belly dancers to six months each in jail for inciting debauchery over their scantily-clad performances in videos.
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Egypt row over Facebook muezzin call

Monday, August 31st 2015, 4:22

A muezzin in Egypt faces disciplinary action for changing the traditional call to prayer to "praying is better than spending time on Facebook".
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VIDEO: One Egyptian's message of love to Israel

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 23:20
related countries: Israel Israel

One Egyptian's take on the traditional enemy
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Egypt election dates set for autumn

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 19:33

Egypt's election commission says a long-awaited parliamentary election will be held in two stages in October and November.
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UK ambassador summoned over trial

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 17:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's ambassador to Egypt is summoned over his "unacceptable interference" following the trial of three al-Jazeera journalists.
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