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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 court bans Jewish festival

Monday, December 29th 2014, 16:57
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A court in Egypt bans an annual Jewish festival held in honour of a Moroccan rabbi that has taken place since 1979, citing "moral offences".
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Appeals for jailed al-Jazeera staff

Monday, December 29th 2014, 13:01

The parents of one of the three al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt are optimistic they will be released, on the first anniversary of their arrest.
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VIDEO: Hopes for jailed al-Jazeera staff

Monday, December 29th 2014, 10:44

The families of two of the three al-Jazeera journalists serving a prison sentence in Egypt say they are optimistic that an appeals court with order their release.
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Egypt cuts 'gay wedding' sentences

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 14:06

A court in Egypt reduces to one year the three-year jail sentences given to eight men for appearing in a video alleged to show a gay marriage.
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Egypt bans 'inaccurate' Exodus film

Friday, December 26th 2014, 15:08

Egypt bans a Hollywood film based on the Biblical book of Exodus, citing what it calls "historical inaccuracies".
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Al-Jazeera suspends Egyptian channel

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 11:53
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Al-Jazeera network suspends its Egyptian channel, Mubasher Misr, whose coverage angered Egypt's government and strained its relations with Qatar.
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Dozens of Egyptian Islamists jailed

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 15:05

Dozens of Egyptian Islamists accused of torching churches and police stations after the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi are jailed for up to 15 years.
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Somalis seize Yemeni fishing boats

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 13:57
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Somaliland seizes more than 51 Yemeni boats and an Egyptian ship for fishing illegally in its waters, a Somaliland official tells the BBC.
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Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 10:58
related places: Cairo

Four renovated halls in the Tutankhamun gallery in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo have been unveiled.
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UK embassy in Egypt reopens to public

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 8:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British embassy in Egypt reopens to the public after it was forced to close for security reasons in early December.
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VIDEO: Spider-Man's new nemesis: Cairo living

Friday, December 12th 2014, 9:37
related places: Cairo

Comic book superhero roams through Egypt's streets in photographer's social commentary on the challenges of daily life.
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'Spider-Man' tackles life in Cairo

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 11:09
related places: Cairo

Photos of the superhero out and about in Cairo go viral, as those behind it say they want to highlight daily problems.
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Men arrested in Cairo bathhouse raid

Monday, December 8th 2014, 17:36
related places: Cairo

More than 30 men are arrested on a night-time raid on a bathhouse in Cairo and accused of debauchery, a charge used to prosecute gay people.
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Canada closes embassy in Cairo

Monday, December 8th 2014, 11:30
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cairo

The Canadian embassy in Cairo is closed due to "security concerns", a day after Britain shut its mission in the Egyptian capital.
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UK Egypt embassy suspends services

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 16:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cairo

The British embassy in Cairo suspends public services for security reasons, a Foreign Office spokeswoman confirms.
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Egypt death sentences for Sinai raid

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 16:02

A court in Egypt upholds death sentences given to seven men over a 2013 attack in Sinai which left 25 policemen dead.
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Egypt investigates 'fake' Morsi tape

Friday, December 5th 2014, 18:53

Egypt's prosecutor-general's office is investigating what it describes as a "fabricated" recording of top officials discussing the detention of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
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Egypt court sentences 188 to death

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 22:34
related places: Cairo

More than 180 supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood have been sentenced to death over a 2013 attack on a police station near Cairo.
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Three Egyptians die of bird flu

Monday, December 1st 2014, 17:21

Three people have died after contracting the H5N1 bird flu virus in Egypt in the past week, bringing the death toll in the country this year to six.
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VIDEO: Violence flares after Mubarak cleared

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 22:21

A court in Egypt has dropped charges against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of 239 protesters during the 2011 uprising against him.
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Egypt anger as Mubarak cleared

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 22:10

Egyptian police break up a demonstration in Cairo over the dropping of charges against ex-President Mubarak for the killing of protesters in 2011.
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Mubarak cleared over protest killings

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 19:45

Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak will not face any charges relating to the deaths of 239 protesters in the 2011 uprising against him.
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Mubarak murder retrial verdict due

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 9:00

A court in Egypt gathers to deliver a verdict in the retrial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak on charges of conspiring to kill protesters in 2011.
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Two dead in Egypt Islamist clashes

Friday, November 28th 2014, 15:01
related places: Cairo

At least two demonstrators die in Egypt as Islamist anti-government protesters clash with police in Cairo.
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VIDEO: Islamist online call for protests

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 22:28
related places: Cairo

Online Islamists call for Cairo street protests despite ban
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Egyptian youths jailed over protests

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 22:55

A court in Egypt sends 78 boys under the age of 18 to prison for taking part in protests in support of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Cairo building collapse kills 17

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 18:25
related places: Cairo

Rescue teams are searching for survivors in the rubble of a block of flats that collapsed in Egypt's capital Cairo, killing at least 17 people.
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VIDEO: Cairo collapse leaves 17 dead

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 11:38
related places: Cairo

At least 17 people have been killed after a block of flats collapsed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, the BBC's Orla Guerin reports
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Egypt: The forbidden love of interfaith romances

Monday, November 24th 2014, 0:24

The dangers faced by interfaith Egyptian couples
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Greste family appeal to Egypt's Sisi

Friday, November 21st 2014, 7:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The parents of jailed Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste make a direct appeal to Egypt's President Sisi for his release.
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VIDEO: Cairollers: Roller derby Cairo style

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 23:53
related places: Cairo

Roller derby changing lives for Egyptian women
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Egypt 'considers Al-Jazeera pardons'

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 18:32

Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says the possibility of granting pardons to two of the three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists is being considered.
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Two cleared in landmark FGM case

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 18:16

The doctor and father of a 13-year-old who died after allegedly undergoing female genital mutilation are cleared in a landmark trial in Egypt.
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VIDEO: Egyptian street art movement

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 11:49

In the wake of uprisings in the Arab region since 2011, the street art movement has been gaining momentum employed as a means to address not only political issues, but also social problems in the society.
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Egypt radio bans 'critical' singer

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 18:08

Egyptian state radio has banned the songs of popular singer Hamza Namira from its airwaves, officials say, because they criticise the authorities.
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Egypt civilians die in Sinai clashes

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 11:18

Ten people, most of them civilians, have been killed in clashes between Islamist militants and soldiers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, officials say.
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Egyptian woman dies of bird flu

Monday, November 17th 2014, 20:21

An Egyptian woman becomes the second person to die of the H5N1 strain of bird flu in the country in 2014, after contact with infected poultry.
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VIDEO: Car bombs in Libyan capital Tripoli

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 17:11
related countries: Libya Libya, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Tripoli

Two car bombs are set off in the Libyan capital Tripoli, appearing to target the Egyptian and United Arab Emirates embassies.
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Egypt sailors missing after attack

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 14:57

Eight navy personnel are missing after dozens of gunmen attacked an Egyptian navy ship in the Mediterranean, officials say.
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Egypt militants pledge loyalty to IS

Monday, November 10th 2014, 16:17

Egyptian militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis pledges allegiance to radical Islamist group Islamic State, saying it offers them a "new dawn".
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Egypt rights record under fire at UN

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 19:22

Egypt is strongly criticised by Western countries and right groups during a regular review of member states at the UN Human Rights Council.
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Trade deals to ease River Nile row

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 13:27
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Addis Ababa

Egypt and Ethiopia sign a series of trade agreements in Addis Ababa which could help smooth diplomatic tensions over use of the River Nile waters.
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Egypt jails 'gay wedding video' men

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 12:37

Egypt court sentences eight men to three years in prison for appearing in a video alleged to be of a gay marriage.
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Egypt destroys homes for Gaza buffer

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 18:17
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Egypt begins demolishing homes along its border with Gaza as part of a planned 500m buffer zone intended to prevent weapons smuggling.
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Egypt 'plans Gaza smuggling buffer'

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 23:22
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Egypt is reportedly planning a 500m buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip to block the smuggling of weapons.
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VIDEO: 'I left my fiancée to be a barber'

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 18:49

A hairdresser in Egypt says she is proving people in Egypt who think a woman who works as a hairdresser is not decent wrong.
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VIDEO: Egypt FM on Greste imprisonment

Monday, October 27th 2014, 18:31

Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shukry talks to the BBC's Frank Gardner about the fight against so-called Islamic State and the convictions of three Al-Jazeera journalists.
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Egypt gives new powers to military

Monday, October 27th 2014, 18:17

The Egyptian leader authorises the military to protect state facilities after jihadists killed more than 30 soldiers last week.
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Egypt jails 23 activists for protest

Sunday, October 26th 2014, 15:30

Activists accused of violating a controversial protest law are sentenced to three years in jail by an Egyptian court.
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Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence'

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 12:03

Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula.
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Egypt: 29 killed in Sinai attacks

Friday, October 24th 2014, 19:32

At least 29 Egyptian soldiers are killed in a suspected jihadist car bomb attack and a shooting, Egyptian officials say.
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VIDEO: Egypt's battle to end FGM

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 14:37

A court date is set for a verdict in Egypt's landmark trial in a case of female genital mutilation (FGM).
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