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Assault row presenter jailed in Egypt

Monday, February 29th 2016, 22:03

A TV presenter in Egypt is jailed for 'violating the privacy' of an assault victim interviewed on her show about sexual harassment.
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VIDEO: No arrests in Cairo over academic's death

Monday, February 29th 2016, 15:18
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Cairo

One month after the brutal killing of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni in Cairo, the authorities in Egypt say they have no made arrests.
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Frenchman 'faces drug case extradition'

Saturday, February 27th 2016, 22:07
related countries: Dominica Dominica, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Egypt will extradite a Frenchman to the Dominican Republic for allegedly aiding the escape of two pilots sentenced in a drug case, his wife says.
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Egypt FGM doctor finally loses licence

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 22:30

A court in Egypt revokes the licence of a doctor convicted last year of the manslaughter of a girl who died after an illegal female genital mutilation procedure.
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Egyptians jailed for insulting Islam

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 14:54

A court in Egypt jails three Coptic Christian teenagers for five years for insulting Islam after they appear in a video apparently mocking Muslim prayers.
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Egypt says Sinai jet crash 'terrorism'

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 16:45
related countries: Russia Russia

Egypt's president acknowledges for the first time that "terrorism" brought down a Russian airliner in the Sinai peninsula last October.
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Italy punished for CIA 'abduction'

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 13:26
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Milan

The European Court of Human Rights condemns Italy over what it says was the "abduction" of an Egyptian imam by the CIA in Milan in 2003.
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Egyptian boy, 4, 'convicted by mistake'

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 15:28

An Egyptian military court made a mistake by sentencing a four-year-old boy to life in jail for murder, the military's spokesman acknowledges.
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Egypt victim rights centre files appeal

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 7:44

An Egyptian centre for treatment and documentation of alleged torture victims vows to continue to work despite an order for it to shut down.
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Egypt author jailed over explicit novel

Sunday, February 21st 2016, 15:38

An Egyptian author is jailed for two years for publishing sexually explicit extracts from his novel, a verdict critics say is an attack on free speech.
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Egypt moves to rein in police

Friday, February 19th 2016, 22:30

The Egyptian president says police officers guilty of human rights abuses will face tougher action after protests over the shooting of a taxi driver.
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Egypt shuts centre that treats torture

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 0:12

Egypt has ordered the closure of the country's last remaining centre for treatment and documentation of alleged torture victims.
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Egypt bans TV show over infidelity claim

Monday, February 15th 2016, 19:38

Egyptian officials have suspended a television talk show after a guest suggested that almost a third of the country's women were unfaithful to their husbands.
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Is Egypt getting worse under Sisi?

Monday, February 15th 2016, 4:44

Are human rights in Egypt getting worse under Sisi?
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Egypt overturns protester death verdict

Sunday, February 14th 2016, 15:23

Egypt's highest court annuls a 15-year jail sentence for a policeman accused of shooting dead a protester last year.
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Funeral for student killed in Cairo

Friday, February 12th 2016, 16:49
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Cairo

The funeral of Giulio Regeni, a Cambridge student found dead in Egypt, has been held in his home town in Italy.
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'No police role' in student's death

Monday, February 8th 2016, 18:34
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Cairo

Egypt's interior minister rejects accusations that security forces were involved in the killing of an Italian student in Cairo.
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Red carpet for Egyptian president's car

Monday, February 8th 2016, 13:26

The use of a red carpet for the motorcade of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi provokes rare criticism in Egypt.
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Six decades of Egyptian history in six movies

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 0:28

Six movies that reveal the truth about a troubled nation
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Body of Italian student found in Egypt

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 18:07
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Cairo

The body of an Italian student who disappeared last week in Cairo has been found and shows signs of torture, an Egyptian prosecutor says.
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Brotherhood death sentences overturned

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 10:45

An Egyptian court overturns the death sentences of 149 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, who were convicted of attacking a police station in 2013.
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VIDEO: Are 'evil spirits' causing fires in Egypt?

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 0:05

A village in northern Egypt has been gripped by panic after dozens of houses were burnt in a series of mysterious fires.
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VIDEO: Hashtag battle marks Egypt anniversary

Monday, January 25th 2016, 0:26

The fifth anniversary of the revolution which toppled Hosni Mubarak is being remembered in Egypt, but one hashtag has sparked an online battle
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'Eight accused' over King Tut's beard

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 22:11

Egyptian prosecutors are reported to have referred eight museum employees for trial over a botched reattachment of the beard on the burial mask of the pharaoh, Tutankhamun.
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President smiley face

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 1:39

Egyptian president’s face appears in unofficial emojis
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Nine killed in Egypt raid bomb blast

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 10:19
related places: Cairo

At least nine people, including six policemen, are killed in a bomb explosion during a raid on a militant hideout in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
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VIDEO: Egyptian juvenile detention criticised

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 9:52

Human rights groups in Egypt say children in custody are being held alongside adults, abused, and kept for months before being referred to court.
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Egypt steps up anniversary raids

Friday, January 15th 2016, 16:28

At least five people have been arrested in Egypt, including two accused of running Islamist Facebook pages, ahead of the fifth anniversary of the revolution.
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The music craze with a dark side splitting opinion in Egypt

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 1:28

The music craze with a dark side splitting opinion in Egypt
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Arab League ministers condemn Iran

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 17:55
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Cairo

Arab League foreign ministers in an emergency meeting in Cairo condemn recent attacks on Saudi Arabia's diplomatic missions in Iran.
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Egypt's first parliament in three years

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 15:56

Egypt's new parliament dominated by supporters of President Sisi meets for the first time since the previous, Islamist-backed one was dissolved in 2012.
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Egypt policemen shot dead in Giza

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 15:34

Gunmen kill two Egyptian policemen in the city of Giza in an attack claimed by so-called Islamic State, officials say.
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Three stabbed in Egypt hotel attack

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 11:07

Suspected Islamic State militants storm into a hotel in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada, stabbing three foreign tourists.
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VIDEO: Who is to blame for Sinai plane crash?

Monday, December 14th 2015, 19:41
related countries: Russia Russia

Egyptian investigators say they have so far found no evidence that terrorism caused a Russian jet to crash in the Sinai in October, killing 224 people.
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'No evidence of terror' in Sinai crash

Monday, December 14th 2015, 11:29
related countries: Russia Russia

Egypt says it has not yet found evidence that terrorists caused a Russian jet to crash in Sinai in October, killing all those on board.
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Facebook group seeks justice for a man tortured to death by police

Monday, December 14th 2015, 1:44

Egyptian city rallies behind man tortured to death by police
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Egypt jails policemen over lawyer death

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 13:18

Two Egyptian policemen are given five-year jail terms for torturing to death a respected lawyer as he was questioned about the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Cairo restaurant attack kills 16

Friday, December 4th 2015, 16:51
related places: Cairo

Sixteen people have been killed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after firebombs were thrown into a restaurant after a dispute, officials say.
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VIDEO: Sixteen dead in Cairo restaurant blast

Friday, December 4th 2015, 11:31
related places: Cairo

Sixteen people have been killed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after firebombs were thrown into a restaurant, officials say.
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VIDEO: Is there a 'hidden chamber' in King Tut's tomb?

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 14:29
related places: Luxor

The BBC's Orla Guerin reports from King Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor in Egypt as speculation mounts about a hidden chamber inside.
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'High chance' of chamber in Tut's tomb

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 11:48

Egyptian officials say they now think it is "90% likely" that there is a hidden chamber in King Tutankhamun's tomb.
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Police die in Egypt drive-by shooting

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 10:28
related places: Cairo

Four policemen have been killed in a drive-by shooting at a security checkpoint south of Cairo, Egyptian officials say.
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IS publishes Russian plane 'bomb' photo

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 17:58
related countries: Russia Russia

Islamic State's magazine publishes a photo of what it claims was the improvised bomb that brought down the Russian airliner in Egypt last month.
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Russia steps up attacks against IS

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 18:31
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Is

Russia launches long-range air strikes and cruise missiles against IS after saying a bomb downed a Russian plane over Egypt last month killing 224.
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'Act of terror' downed Russian plane

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 10:32
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's security chief says a bomb destroyed the Russian Airbus plane in Egypt last month, killing all 224 people on board.
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Bodies of 15 migrants found in Sinai

Sunday, November 15th 2015, 14:47

Egyptian police find the bodies of 15 African migrants who appear to have been shot dead in the northern Sinai Peninsula.
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Russia bans Egypt Air flights

Friday, November 13th 2015, 15:26
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Moscow bans the Egyptian national carrier from flying to Russia following last month's deadly plane crash that killed 224 people.
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Egypt tourism teeters after Sinai plane crash

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 13:39

Egyptian tourist resort fears for future after Sinai plane crash
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Egypt military frees rights journalist

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 12:22

Egypt frees prominent investigative journalist Hossam Bahgat, whose arrest was condemned by human rights campaigners.
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Mystery heat spots found in pyramids

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 7:22

An international team of architects and scientists have observed "thermal anomalies" at the pyramids of Giza, Egyptian officials say.
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VIDEO: Concern over Egypt's 'tourism jewel'

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 6:35
related countries: Russia Russia

As investigations continue into whether a bomb may have been placed on the Russian airliner that crashed in Sinai, there are worries that Egypt's tourism industry is under threat.
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Easyjet in airport security warning

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 6:00

Easyjet's boss says passengers will welcome any increased checks following terror alert and pledges all customers will be back from Egypt "by the weekend".
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Egypt probes Sinai crash bomb claim

Monday, November 9th 2015, 21:29
related countries: Russia Russia

Egypt launches its own investigation into whether a bomb was placed on the Russian plane that crashed in Sinai, killing all 224 people on board.
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Sinai jihadist group leader 'killed'

Monday, November 9th 2015, 15:53
related countries: Russia Russia

Egyptian officials say security forces have killed a leader of Sinai Province, the group claiming responsibility for downing a Russian airliner.
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