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Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane begins final flight

Saturday, July 23rd 2016, 23:59
related places: Cairo

The Sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse sets out from Egypt's capital, Cairo, on the last leg of its quest to circle the globe.
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Hundreds forcibly disappeared in Egypt crackdown, says Amnesty

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 10:36

Egypt's security services have forcibly made hundreds of people disappear and tortured them in a campaign to tackle dissent, Amnesty International says.
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Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane lands in Cairo

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 7:08
related places: Cairo

The Sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse finishes its penultimate flight, landing in Egypt's capital, Cairo, after a 48-hour flight from Seville.
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Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane leaves Seville for Cairo

Monday, July 11th 2016, 9:11
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Cairo

The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has begun what should be its penultimate flight, leaving Seville in Spain bound for Cairo in Egypt.
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Israel and Palestinians: Egypt FM urges two-state solution in rare visit

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 20:02
related countries: Israel Israel

Egypt's foreign minister pays a rare visit to Israel, offering his country's help to revive peace talks with the Palestinians.
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EgyptAir crash: Flight MS804 bodies are recovered

Monday, July 4th 2016, 4:20

A vessel looking for the bodies of victims of the Egypt Air plane that crashed in the Mediterranean in May has found most remains, investigators say.
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EgyptAir crash: Flight MS804 black box 'confirms smoke'

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 19:58

Black box recording from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 confirms smoke on board, Egyptian investigators say.
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Egypt deports Liliane Daoud, British-Lebanese talkshow host

Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 13:02
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Egyptian authorities deport popular British-Lebanese TV talkshow host, Liliane Daoud, whose programme aired views critical of the government.
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EgyptAir crash: Flight data recorder repaired - investigators

Monday, June 27th 2016, 23:30
related countries: France France

The damaged flight data recorder from the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month has been successfully repaired in France, Egyptian investigators say.
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EgyptAir Flight MS804 recorders to go to Paris for repairs

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 21:46
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Damaged flight recorders from the EgyptAir aircraft which crashed last month will be sent to France for repairs, Egyptian investigators say.
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Egypt court quashes Red Sea islands' transfer to Saudis

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 16:53
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A court in Egypt quashes President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's controversial decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
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Mohammed Morsi: Egypt's former president given life in spying case

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 14:38

Former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi is sentenced to life and six journalists sentenced to death at the end of an espionage trial.
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People who 'disappear'

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 1:11

An Egyptian rights activist tells how forced disappearance affected his family
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EgyptAir crash: Second flight recorder recovered

Friday, June 17th 2016, 12:13

The flight data recorder from the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea last month has been retrieved, Egyptian investigators say.
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EgyptAir MS804 crash: Voice recorder recovered from sea

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 16:26

The cockpit voice recorder from the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month has been recovered with its memory unit intact, Egyptian investigators say.
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EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found in Mediterranean

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 12:15
related countries: France France

Wreckage of the EgyptAir Paris-Cairo flight MS804 has been found in the Mediterranean a month after the crash, Egyptian investigators say.
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Bomb threat forces EgyptAir jet to land

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 9:35
related countries: China China, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
related places: Beijing, Cairo

An EgyptAir jet forced to land in Uzbekistan due to a hoax bomb threat is cleared to resume its journey from Cairo to Beijing, Egyptian officials say.
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Egypt puts former top auditor on trial

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 12:55

Egypt's former top auditor, who was sacked last year after highlighting government corruption, goes on trial for spreading "false news".
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VIDEO: Calls for Egypt to end FGM after death

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 22:17

There are calls for Egypt to take tougher action to end female genital mutilation following the death of a teenage girl.
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VIDEO: Rare look at Egypt's sunken cities

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 23:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A new exhibition in London displays treasures from two cities which have been underwater for more than 1,000 years.
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King Tut's knife 'made from meteorite'

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 9:00

A dagger entombed alongside the mummy of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun was made with iron that came from a meteorite, researchers say.
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French detect EgyptAir black box signal

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 15:35
related countries: France France

French investigators confirm that signals from one of the black boxes from the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month have been detected.
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Egypt-Kenya row over 'racist remarks'

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 9:42
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Egypt says it will investigate accusations that one of its officials called sub-Saharan Africans "dogs and slaves" during a conference in Nairobi.
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Friday, May 27th 2016, 14:52

As a French naval ship is heading for the EgyptAir crash site to help find the flight recorders, confusion reigns over signals detected from the emergency beacon.
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Cairo vigil for EgyptAir crash victims

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 21:46
related places: Cairo

Hundreds of people gather in Cairo for a candlelit vigil for the victims of last week's EgyptAir crash.
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Violence in Egypt after affair rumours

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 15:51

Houses are set on fire and an elderly woman is paraded naked through the streets of a village in Egypt after rumours of an inter-religious affair.
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EgyptAir explosion claims denied

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 12:58

Egypt's forensics chief denies reports that an initial examination of the remains of victims of the EgyptAir crash points towards an explosion.
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EgyptAir flight 'did not swerve'

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 0:38
related countries: Greece Greece

An EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean did not swerve and change direction, an Egyptian official says, contradicting a Greek version.
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Pope Francis meets top Sunni cleric

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 18:08
related places: Cairo

Pope Francis meets the grand imam of Cairo's al-Azhar mosque after a five-year dialogue freeze between Roman Catholicism and the centre of Sunni learning.
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Sub searches for EgyptAir 'black boxes'

Sunday, May 22nd 2016, 11:25

An Egyptian robot submarine heads to the area where the missing EgyptAir plane is reported to have crashed to search for the flight data recorders.
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First images of EgyptAir debris released

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 16:44

The Egyptian military releases images of life vests and other items found during the search for missing EgyptAir flight MS804.
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Debris found from EgyptAir plane

Friday, May 20th 2016, 21:45

Body parts, seats and luggage are found in the Mediterranean Sea by teams searching for the wreckage of an EgyptAir plane, officials say.
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EgyptAir flight mystery investigated

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 21:09
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Karpathos

A major inquiry is under way after an EgyptAir passenger jet suddenly vanished from radar screens over the southern Mediterranean.
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VIDEO: EgyptAir MS804 plane wreckage found

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 18:06
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Cairo, Karpathos

Wreckage of a plane, that disappeared en route to Cairo early this morning, has been found near Greek island of Karpathos.
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Crash jet made 'sharp turns and plunged'

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 16:10
related countries: France France
related places: Cairo, Paris

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo made two sharp turns before plunging into the Mediterranean Sea, Greece's defence minister says.
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EgyptAir flight crashed - Hollande

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 11:15
related countries: France France
related places: Cairo, Paris

French President Francois Hollande confirms a Paris-Cairo EgyptAir flight that went missing over the Mediterranean, with 66 people on board, did crash.
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Egypt jails 51 over islands protests

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 16:00
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Egypt sentences 51 people to two years in prison for protesting against a decision last month to cede two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
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Satirical group arrested in Egypt

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 12:02

Five members of an Egyptian group whose satirical videos have mocked President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi have been arrested, their lawyer says.
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Egypt police killed in ambush near Cairo

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 11:25
related places: Cairo

Eight plainclothes policemen are shot dead on the outskirts of Egypt's capital, Cairo, in an attack Islamic State militants say they carried out.
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Leading rights lawyer arrested in Egypt

Friday, May 6th 2016, 17:31
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A leading Egyptian human rights lawyer who opposes President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's decision to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is arrested.
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VIDEO: Concern over imprisoned teenager in Egypt

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 18:40

Concern over imprisoned teenager in Egypt
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Egypt police disperse anti-Sisi protest

Monday, April 25th 2016, 17:26
related places: Cairo

Riot police fire tear gas and birdshot to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters in Egypt's capital, Cairo.
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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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