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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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Independent Egypt journalist 'held'

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 21:24

Leading investigative journalist Hossam Bahgat is reportedly arrested, in what rights activists say is a further blow to freedom of expression in Egypt.
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Russia flies 11,000 Egypt tourists home

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 18:26
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says it has brought back 11,000 tourists from Egypt in the past 24 hours, after cancelling all flights to the country following the Sinai crash.
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VIDEO: Russia plane crash: what we know

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 23:10
related countries: Russia Russia

Investigators in Egypt say it is too early to say for certain that a bomb brought down the Russian passenger plane.
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Sinai crash cause 'still unclear'

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 18:18
related countries: Russia Russia

The Egyptian head of the team investigating the Sinai plane crash says it is too early to say what caused it, despite reports of a "violent explosion".
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Egypt crash 'not due to engine failure'

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 1:08
related countries: France France, Russia Russia

The Russian plane crash in Egypt was not due to technical failures, say French aviation officials, adding that the flight data recorder suggests a "violent, sudden" explosion.
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First flights return after Sharm alert

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 0:57

Planes bring back to the UK hundreds of tourists who were stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh, but only eight out of 29 planned Friday flights have operated.
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Russia suspends Egypt flights

Friday, November 6th 2015, 21:57
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia orders the suspension of all flights to Egypt following indications that the crash near Sharm el-Sheikh was caused by a bomb.
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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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