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Egypt president in protests warning

Monday, April 25th 2016, 9:19

President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi urges Egyptians to defend the state and its institutions from "evil" forces ahead of planned anti-government protests.
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Egypt takes harsh line towards artists and authors

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 23:40

Egypt taking harsh line towards its artists and authors
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Egypt tea vendor 'shot by police'

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 15:36
related places: Cairo

Hundreds of Egyptians protest in the capital, Cairo, after a policeman allegedly shoots dead a street vendor after an argument over the price of a cup of tea.
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Mass migrant drowning in Med - survivors

Monday, April 18th 2016, 21:57
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Hundreds of migrants drowned when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, survivors tell the BBC, although there is no official confirmation.
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Tear gas and arrests at Cairo protest

Friday, April 15th 2016, 20:36
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Cairo

Police fire tear gas at crowds in the Egyptian capital Cairo at a protest against a controversial deal to hand two islands to Saudi Arabia.
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Egypt's Sisi hits back at criticism

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 14:43
related countries: Italy Italy, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Egypt's President Sisi hits back at criticism over the decision to hand two islands to Saudi Arabia and over the investigation into an Italian student's murder.
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Egypt ex-minister jailed for corruption

Monday, April 11th 2016, 12:27

A court in Egypt sentences a former agriculture minister and his office manager to 10 years in prison after finding them guilty of corruption.
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Saudi-Egyptian island deal sparks anger

Sunday, April 10th 2016, 22:49
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Egypt's decision to cede sovereignty over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia sparks anger from some commentators online.
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Egypt denies Italian request in probe

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 21:01
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Cairo

Egypt rejects Italy's request for phone records relating to the death of Italian student Giulio Regeni in Cairo earlier this year.
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Italy recalls Egypt envoy over murder

Friday, April 8th 2016, 19:23
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Cairo

Italy recalls its ambassador to Egypt for consultations over the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni in Cairo.
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Friday, April 8th 2016, 15:34
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's king announces a bridge is to be built over the Red Sea to link the country to Egypt.
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Egypt to share student murder findings

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 23:06
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Cairo, Rome

Egyptian officials are to brief Italian counterparts in Rome on progress in an investigation into the brutal Cairo murder of student Giulio Regeni.
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Cyprus 'to extradite' EgyptAir hijacker

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 22:14
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Cyprus has agreed to extradite to Egypt the man accused of hijacking an EgyptAir plane last week, reports say.
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Giulio Regeni murder: Family in Italy expects Egypt answers

Monday, April 4th 2016, 23:22
related countries: Italy Italy

Murdered Italian's family seeks answers from Egypt
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Life for killer Egyptian policeman

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 14:37

An Egyptian policeman is sentenced to life in prison for shooting dead a rickshaw driver during an argument over a fare.
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Egypt wants hijack suspect extradited

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 13:01
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus
related places: Larnaca

Egypt asks Cyprus to extradite the man accused of hijacking an airliner on Tuesday, Egyptian prosecutors say.
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Threat to show murdered Italian's body

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 11:44
related countries: Italy Italy

The family of murdered Italian student Giulio Regeni threatens to release a photo of his body if Egypt fails to uncover the truth behind his death.
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Fake suicide belt used in Egypt hijack

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 7:15
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

An Egyptian hijacker who forced a domestic flight to land in Cyprus used a fake suicide belt, in an act "not terrorist-related", officials say.
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VIDEO: Hijack passengers return to Cairo

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 1:27
related places: Cairo

Crew and passengers who were on board a plane when it was hijacked have returned to Cairo.
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Messi's boots make Egyptians cry foul

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 23:28

Lionel Messi donation to charity causes outrage in Egypt
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VIDEO: Israel on alert for IS Sinai attacks

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 5:32
related countries: Israel Israel

With so-called Islamic State militants active in Egypt's Sinai, Israeli troops are on alert for attacks just across the border.
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Egypt arrests in Italian student case

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 17:01
related countries: Italy Italy

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention of four people in relation to the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni, officials say.
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'IS attack' kills 13 in Egypt's Sinai

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 21:45

The Islamic State (IS) group has said it carried out an attack that killed at least 13 policemen in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula.
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Egyptian pilgrims killed in bus crash

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 12:40
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Nineteen people have been killed after a bus carrying Egyptian pilgrims crashed in Saudi Arabia, Egypt's Mena news agency says.
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Nefertiti hunt 'finds organic material'

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 11:14

A search for pharaonic Queen Nefertiti's resting place finds possible "organic material" inside spaces behind walls in Tutankhamun's tomb, Egypt says.
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Egypt minister sacked for Prophet remark

Sunday, March 13th 2016, 21:56

Egypt's Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zind is sacked after boasting that he would jail Islam's Prophet Mohammad himself if the prophet broke the law.
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Student to leave US after Trump jibe

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 0:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

A student pilot from Egypt agrees to leave the US after posting on Facebook that the world would thank him if he killed Donald Trump.
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Egypt extradites 'Air Cocaine' suspect

Friday, March 4th 2016, 5:23
related countries: Dominica Dominica, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Egypt extradites a Frenchman to the Dominican Republic for allegedly aiding the escape of two pilots sentenced in a drug case.
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Trump-jibe student faces US deportation

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 16:19
related countries: United States United States

A student pilot from Egypt is facing deportation from the US after posting on Facebook that the world would thank him if he killed Donald Trump.
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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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