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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

Egypt's top cleric calls for reform

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 1:05

The Grand Sheikh of Egypt's al-Azhar University calls for overhaul of Islamic religious teaching to tackle spread of extremism.
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Egypt charges 215 Muslim 'militants'

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 15:56
related places: Cairo

Egyptian prosecutors charge 215 Muslim Brotherhood supporters with forming a terror group blamed for the killing of six policemen in Cairo.
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VIDEO: Egyptian bronze cat found in bin

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 19:25

A 2,500-year-old bronze cat bust has been found in a bin in Penzance, Cornwall.
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Egyptian bronze cat sold for £52,000

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 12:31

A bronze cat that was nearly thrown in a skip sells at auction for £52,000.
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Qatar recalls envoy over Egypt row

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 10:55
related countries: Libya Libya, Qatar Qatar

Qatar recalls its ambassador from Egypt after being accused of supporting terrorism in a row about air strikes on Islamic State targets in Libya.
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VIDEO: Baher Mohamed on 'horrible' prisons

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 10:02

One of the three Al Jazeera journalists who were imprisoned in Egypt has spoken about his continuing fight for a free press in his country.
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VIDEO: The rise of Islamic State in Libya

Monday, February 16th 2015, 23:06
related countries: Libya Libya

The Egyptian air strikes in Libya have opened up a new front in the war against Islamic State with the extremists there exploiting a power vacuum after the fall of Colonel Gaddafi.
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Prime minister condemns IS beheadings

Monday, February 16th 2015, 20:49
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya should not become "a safe haven for terrorists" after the apparent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians in the country, David Cameron says.
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Egypt seeks Libya intervention

Monday, February 16th 2015, 18:20
related countries: Libya Libya

Egypt calls for international military intervention in Libya, as it strikes Islamic State targets on its troubled neighbour's territory.
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Egypt bombs IS targets in Libya

Monday, February 16th 2015, 16:23
related countries: Libya Libya

Egypt says it has bombed Islamic State targets in Libya, hours after video emerged showing the apparent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians.
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Christian captives 'killed by IS'

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 22:52
related countries: Libya Libya

A video emerges purportedly showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians who had been seized by Islamic State (IS) in Libya.
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Egypt ready for Libya evacuations

Friday, February 13th 2015, 22:08
related countries: Libya Libya

Egypt says it is ready to evacuate its citizens from Libya after IS militants release images apparently showing Egyptian Christians seized there.
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Al Jazeera journalists leave prison

Friday, February 13th 2015, 17:34

Two Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt for more than a year, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, leave prison after being bailed by a court.
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France wins Egypt combat jet deal

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 20:51
related countries: France France

France confirms a deal to sell 24 Rafale combat jets and other military equipment to Egypt in a deal worth 5bn euros.
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Al Jazeera journalists freed on bail

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 16:21

A court in Egypt orders the release on bail of two Al Jazeera journalists at the start of their retrial for aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
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VIDEO: Cheers as Al Jazeera journalists freed

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 12:25

A court in Egypt has ordered the release on bail of two Al Jazeera journalists convicted of aiding the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
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Egypt overturns 36 death sentences

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 15:27

Egypt's top appeals court overturns death sentences given to 36 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including its spiritual leader Mohammad Badie.
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Russia's Putin in Egypt for talks

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 11:31
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends talks with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, at the start of a two-day visit to Cairo.
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Egypt halts football after deaths

Monday, February 9th 2015, 14:36
related places: Cairo

The Egyptian authorities suspend football league matches indefinitely after clashes at a Cairo stadium leave at least 22 people dead.
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VIDEO: Footage shows deadly football clashes

Monday, February 9th 2015, 13:59
related places: Cairo

More than twenty football supporters have died in rioting outside a stadium in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
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Fans tell of Egypt stadium horror

Monday, February 9th 2015, 13:51
related places: Cairo

Egyptian football fans tell of deadly stampede at Cairo stadium
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Al-Jazeera reporters get trial date

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 16:45

The retrial of al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed detained in Egypt last year will begin on 12 February, judicial sources say.
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Irish teen 'shared cell with Greste'

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 18:02
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Ireland Ireland

An Irish teenager who has spent over a year in jail in Egypt shared a cell with Australian journalist Peter Greste, according to his family.
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Mummies found 'floating in sewage'

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 10:49

Egyptian officials have found ancient sarcophagi floating in polluted water near the city of Minya.
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Freed Greste back home in Australia

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 6:52
related countries: Australia Australia

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste returns to the Australian city of Brisbane to be reunited with his family, after his release from an Egyptian prison.
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VIDEO: Greste: How I coped in prison

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 1:36

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, who was freed on Sunday after more than a year in an Egyptian prison, tells reporters how he and his colleagues, who remain in jail, coped with life behind bars.
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Egypt hands down 230 life sentences

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 16:36

An Egyptian court sentences 230 people, including the prominent liberal activist Ahmed Douma, to life in prison for anti-government protests.
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Journalist gives up Egypt passport

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 9:11

Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy renounces his Egyptian citizenship to secure his release from jail after the deportation of Peter Greste.
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Greste 'angst' for jailed colleagues

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 22:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste says he is relieved to be free, but feels "incredible angst" at leaving behind two jailed colleagues in Egypt.
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VIDEO: Greste: 'They said it's time to pack'

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 15:33

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has described the moment he heard he was being freed from an Egyptian jail after 400 days behind bars.
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Egypt court upholds death sentences

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 14:41

A court in Egypt upholds death sentences on 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters over a 2013 attack on a police station that left 11 officers dead.
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VIDEO: Greste family 'ecstatic' at release

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 13:49

The family of Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste tell a news conference that they are "ecstatic" at his release from an Egyptian prison.
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Greste to pursue colleagues' release

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 11:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian journalist Peter Greste, freed from prison in Egypt on Sunday, will not rest until two colleagues are also released, his family says.
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VIDEO: Family delighted at Greste release

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 5:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Cairo

The family of Australian al-Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste give their reaction to his release and deportation from Egypt after 400 days in a Cairo prison.
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Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 20:11

Australian al-Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste is deported from Egypt after 400 days in prison and later arrives to Cyprus.
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Egypt leader warns of 'long battle'

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 17:10

Egypt faces a long and difficult battle with militants, the country's president says, in his first remarks since a deadly attack in the Sinai region.
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VIDEO: Egypt buries Sinai attacks dead

Friday, January 30th 2015, 22:36

Some of the soldiers killed in Thursday's attacks on checkpoints and police and army bases in Egypt's Sinai peninsula have been laid to rest.
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Sisi cuts short visit over Sinai

Friday, January 30th 2015, 16:36

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi cuts short a visit to an African Union summit to deal with attacks that killed at least 32 in the Sinai peninsula.
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Deadly attacks hit Egypt's Sinai

Friday, January 30th 2015, 8:26

At least 26 people, mostly soldiers, are killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
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Egypt activists lose final appeal

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 17:17

Three Egyptian activists lose their final appeal against three-year prison sentences they were given last year for violating an anti-protest law.
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#FreeSpeechStories: Why was one death singled out in Egypt?

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 11:38

Why one protester's death went big on social media
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Egypt doctor 'convicted in FGM case'

Monday, January 26th 2015, 16:15

An Egyptian doctor is convicted of the manslaughter of a girl who died after undergoing an illegal female genital mutilation procedure, activists say.
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Mubarak's sons released from prison

Monday, January 26th 2015, 11:25

The two sons of Hosni Mubarak are released from jail, a day after the fourth anniversary of the uprising that ousted the former Egyptian president.
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Eighteen killed in Egypt protests

Monday, January 26th 2015, 1:06
related places: Cairo

At least 18 people are killed in Egypt during street protests marking the fourth anniversary of the start of the 2011 uprising.
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VIDEO: Footage shows shot Egypt protester

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 23:09

At least 16 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters on the fourth anniversary of the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.
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Egypt death penalty retrial ordered

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 14:46

An Egyptian court orders a retrial for 37 Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced to death over an attack on a police station in 2013.
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VIDEO: King Tut's beard raises concerns

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 7:07

Reports that the burial mask of King Tutankhamen has been damaged and badly repaired are raising concerns about how Egypt's ancient treasures are being treated.
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Tutankhamun's beard glued back on

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 21:50

Egyptian officials probe reports that Tutankhamun's beard was hastily glued back on after becoming detached from the priceless antiquity.
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Mubarak sons freed ahead of retrial

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 13:16

A court orders the release of the sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak pending their retrial for corruption.
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VIDEO: 'Suez expansion will happen on time'

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 0:17

Egypt's Investment Minister Ashraf Salman talks about the importance of finishing the expansion of the Suez Canal on time.
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Egyptian film icon Faten Hamama dies

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 0:56

Faten Hamama, one of Egypt's best known actresses who starred in almost 100 films and was married to Omar Sharif, dies, aged 83.
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Mubarak fraud conviction overturned

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 15:01

A court in Egypt overturns former President Hosni Mubarak's embezzlement conviction and orders a retrial, paving the way for his release.
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