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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

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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VIDEO: Egypt extends vote by a day

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 22:05

The authorities in Egypt have extended voting in the presidential election to a third day, following reports of an unexpectedly low turnout so far.
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Egypt election to run for extra day

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 19:56

Egypt's presidential election is extended into a third day amid reports of a low turnout, with ex-army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi poised to win.
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Egypt pushes for high voter turnout

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 14:05

Polling is extended on the final day of Egypt's presidential election amid reports of a light turnout, with ex-army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi poised to win.
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Egypt election: BBC reporters at the scene

Monday, May 26th 2014, 13:49

BBC reporters across Egypt assess the unfolding election
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VIDEO: Inside an Egyptian polling station

Monday, May 26th 2014, 9:22

Millions of voters are casting ballots across Egypt to choose a new president, for the second time in two years.
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VIDEO: Egyptian poverty 'key' election issue

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 10:27

One of the major challenges facing Egypt's new president will be addressing the economic problems facing the country.
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The dissident who's too old for fear

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 1:11

An Egyptian dissident who has seen it all before
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Egypt's cartoonists join poll fight

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 16:13

How political cartoonists in Egypt view the race for the presidency
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Sinai militant group leader killed

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 14:36

Shadi al-Menei, the purported head of Sinai Islamist militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, has been killed, Egyptian security officials say.
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Egyptians set sights on new leader to cure chronic woes

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 8:55

Egyptian voters place hopes in new leader to fix chronic woes
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How genuine is Egypt's election contest?

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 6:03

Can Egypt's presidential election be considered a genuine contest?
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Three-year jail sentence for Mubarak

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 20:17

A court in Egypt sentences ousted President Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison after finding him and his two sons guilty of embezzlement.
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VIDEO: Egypt elections 'will be transparent'

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 15:29

Egypt's interim prime minister says next week's presidential elections will be free and fair.
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VIDEO: Mubarak jailed for embezzlement

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 10:39

A court in Egypt sentences ousted President Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison after finding him and his two sons guilty of embezzlement.
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VIDEO: Egypt election 'not fair fight'

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 15:35

Egyptian Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi has told the BBC that the election contest is not a fair fight, and his campaign is facing many problems.
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Gunmen kill three policemen in Cairo

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 12:23
related places: Cairo

Three Egyptian policemen have been killed in a drive-by shooting outside al-Azhar University in the capital, Cairo, officials say.
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VIDEO: Gaza bees seek Egyptian nectar

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 5:39

Beekeepers in Gaza are reporting their best harvest in more than a decade.
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Detained Egyptian reporter in video

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 15:02

A video is posted online of an al-Jazeera Arabic reporter who is on the 107th day of a hunger strike against his detention in Egypt.
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Egypt: Deadly risks, but female genital mutilation persists

Monday, May 12th 2014, 21:38

FGM still prevalent in Egypt, despite deadly risks
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Sisi vows Brotherhood 'won't exist'

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 1:08

Egyptian presidential favourite Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has vowed that the banned Muslim Brotherhood group "will not exist", if he wins.
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VIDEO: Egypt artist who overcame expectations

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 1:01
related countries: United States United States

Egyptian painter Hassan Al-Shark talks to the BBC about overcoming his family's disapproval and a lack of formal training to become one of Egypt's best known artists with pieces on display in galleries across Europe and the US.
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Al-Jazeera journalists denied bail

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 20:51

Three al-Jazeera journalists are again denied bail by a court in Egypt, despite a personal plea from one of them on World Press Freedom Day.
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VIDEO: Reporters in dock on Press Freedom Day

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 17:18
related places: Cairo

Three journalists from the Al-Jazeera network arrested in Cairo, have been refused bail following a court appearance.
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VIDEO: Inside replica Tutankhamun tomb

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 6:47
related places: Luxor

A replica tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun is set to be unveiled near the site of the original Valley of the Kings in Luxor.
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VIDEO: Relatives collapse at Egypt sentencing

Monday, April 28th 2014, 17:28

Egyptian court has recommended the death penalty for almost 700 alleged Islamists
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Death sentence for Brotherhood chief

Monday, April 28th 2014, 16:49

A judge at a mass trial in Egypt recommends the death penalty for 683 people - including the Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie.
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Egypt court jails Morsi supporters

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 23:54

A court in Egypt sentences 11 supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi to jail terms ranging from five to 88 years for rioting.
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Saudi reports five more Mers deaths

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 21:38
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Five new deaths from the Mers coronavirus have been announced in Saudi Arabia, bringing the death toll to 92, as Egypt registers its first case.
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Bomb 'kills senior Egypt policeman'

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 12:48
related places: Cairo

A senior Egyptian police officer has been killed by a bomb blast in the capital, Cairo, officials say.
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Al-Jazeera trial sees video evidence

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 16:23

A court in Egypt is shown video and audio evidence in the trial of three al-Jazeera journalists accused of terrorism-related offences.
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Egypt's Sisi to face sole poll rival

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 22:18

Left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi will be the only challenger to ex-army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt's presidential election, as registration ends.
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Egypt left-winger to challenge Sisi

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 14:22

Egyptian left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi submits his official bid to run for president, the only challenger so far to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
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VIDEO: Cleaning up Cairo's waste system

Monday, April 14th 2014, 11:19
related places: Cairo

The Egyptian government is turning to its traditional rubbish collectors - the Zabaleen - to revolutionise Cario's waste disposal industry.
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Egypt gives Gaza the cold shoulder

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 10:17

Gazans suffering effects of Egypt's drive against Muslim Brotherhood
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VIDEO: Al-Jazeera trial dismissed as 'joke'

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 20:27

Three Al-Jazeera journalists have denounced as a "joke" the latest hearing in their trial on terrorism charges in Egypt.
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Al-Jazeera trial dismissed as 'joke'

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 14:53

Three al-Jazeera journalists dismiss as a "joke" the latest hearing in their trial on terrorism charges in Egypt, as video is produced as evidence.
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Egypt jails four men for gay acts

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 7:10

A court in Egypt sentences four men to up to eight years in prison for committing homosexual acts, drawing condemnation and concern over personal freedoms.
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Fresh push to free Egypt reporters

Monday, April 7th 2014, 15:52

Media organisations are renewing a call for the release of three al-Jazeera journalists who have been held for 100 days since being arrested in Egypt.
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Egypt activists' jail terms upheld

Monday, April 7th 2014, 11:23
related places: Cairo

A judge in Cairo has upheld jail terms imposed on three activists who were prominent in the 2011 uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.
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Tribal clashes kill 23 in Egypt

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 15:09
related places: Aswan

At least 23 people are killed in tribal clashes between Arab and Nubian families in Aswan in southern Egypt.
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Police chief dies in Cairo bombings

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 21:03
related places: Cairo

Several bombs near Cairo university kill a police brigadier-general and wound five people, in an attack claimed by the militant group Ajnad Misr.
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Al-Jazeera charges 'preposterous'

Monday, March 31st 2014, 16:01

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste says charges of reporters aiding Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood are "preposterous" in a new trial hearing.
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VIDEO: 'Dramatic moments' at Al-Jazeera trial

Monday, March 31st 2014, 15:52

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, currently on trial in Egypt, has called claims that he aided the banned Muslim Brotherhood "preposterous".
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VIDEO: 'Beatings and abuse' in Egypt custody

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 0:36

Brutal beatings, electric shocks and sexual abuse are taking place in detention in Egypt, according to testimonies gathered by the BBC.
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Egypt detainees allege torture

Friday, March 28th 2014, 22:51

Egyptian security forces torture and abuse detainees as young as 15, according to victim testimony gathered by the BBC.
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New Egyptian military chief sworn in

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 16:56

Egypt's new military chief and defence minister is sworn in, a day after Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi stands down to run for the presidency.
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