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Call for Egypt to buy £15m statue

Monday, August 24th 2015, 15:53

An Egyptian government minister calls on the citizens of his country to raise the £15.76m needed to buy an ancient statue.
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Egypt gunmen seize Hamas members

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 21:51
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip
related places: Cairo

Gunmen seize four members of the Palestinian Islamic group Hamas from a bus travelling to Cairo from the Gaza Strip.
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Bomb targets Egypt security building

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 10:43
related places: Cairo

A state security building in Cairo is hit by a car bomb, injuring dozens of people in an attack claimed by Islamic State.
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Egypt imposes new anti-terror laws

Monday, August 17th 2015, 13:35

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi approves stringent new counter-terrorism laws to fight the country's growing jihadist insurgency.
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Egypt policemen jailed over deaths

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 16:35

Four Egyptian policemen are convicted at a retrial over the deaths of 37 detainees asphyxiated when tear gas was fired into a van transporting them.
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VIDEO: Croatian hostage 'killed in Egypt'

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 21:36
related countries: Croatia Croatia

A photograph posted online appears to show that a Croatian hostage has been beheaded by Islamic State militants in Egypt.
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Egypt heatwave leaves 61 people dead

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 16:28

A heatwave in Egypt has left at least 61 people dead in three days, the health ministry says, as temperatures soar to 44C (111F).
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VIDEO: Europe and Egypt swelter in heatwave

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 5:09

Much of central and eastern Europe is in the grip of a heatwave, with several countries breaking record temperatures.
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Nefertiti 'buried with King Tut'

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 17:15

An archaeologist says he may have found evidence that Nefertiti, the former Queen of Egypt, is secretly buried inside Tutankhamun's tomb.
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VIDEO: Life as a transgender person in Egypt

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 7:21

Egypt is the only Arab country with legal provisions for gender identity disorder patients, but despite this they suffer from social stigma.
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VIDEO: Suez canal is 'Egypt's miracle'

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 15:40
related places: Suez

A ceremonial flotilla sailed down the Suez canal to mark the inauguration of a 35km (21m) extension to the waterway.
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Egypt opens Suez Canal expansion

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 14:28

Egypt has opened a major expansion of the Suez Canal, which deepens the main waterway and provides ships with a 35km (22 mile) channel parallel to it.
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Yemen flag adorns Cairo by mistake

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 12:45
related places: Cairo

Many of the flags lack Egypt's coat of arms in the centre.
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Al-Jazeera verdict delayed again

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 9:40

Verdicts in the retrial of three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt previously jailed for allegedly aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood are delayed again.
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VIDEO: More people 'disappearing' in Egypt

Friday, July 31st 2015, 22:13

There has been a rise in the number of people going missing at the hand of the security services in Egypt, according to human rights activists in the country.
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Al-Jazeera retrial verdicts delayed

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 11:25

An Egyptian court delays verdicts in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists previously jailed for allegedly aiding the Muslim Brotherhood.
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VIDEO: On the banks of the new Suez Canal

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 20:49

Ahead of the inauguration of Egypt's new Suez Canal, Sally Nabil went to take a look at the waterway.
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Egypt factory fire kills at least 25

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 21:24
related places: Cairo

A fire started by an exploding gas canister kills at least 25 people in the Egyptian capital Cairo, officials say.
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Trial run for second Suez Canal

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 18:12

The first cargo ships pass through Egypt's second Suez Canal, as part of a test-run ahead of its official opening.
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Nile 'party boat' death toll rises

Friday, July 24th 2015, 10:51

The death toll from a boat crash on the River Nile in Egypt rises to 29, as the search for more bodies continues.
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Nile 'party boat' crash kills many

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 19:25

A boat, reportedly chartered for an engagement party, sinks after a crash on the river Nile, killing at least 21 passengers.
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The female cop being called a hero... and a thug

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 14:59

Video of Egyptian female police officer hitting man divides opinion
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'Dozens detained secretly' in Egypt

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 10:27

Dozens of people in Egypt have apparently disappeared after being detained secretly by the security forces, Human Rights Watch says.
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Egypt: The lure for girls of living alone

Monday, July 20th 2015, 23:38

What is driving Egyptian girls to move away from their parents?
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Six killed as clashes erupt in Egypt

Friday, July 17th 2015, 10:47
related places: Cairo

At least six people are killed in Cairo as supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood clash with police on the Muslim holiday of Eid.
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Egypt ship 'hit by Sinai missile'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 18:50

Militants in Sinai say they have hit an Egyptian navy ship with a missile, though the military gives a different account.
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VIDEO: 'No country immune from attacks'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 16:31

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry says the country faces a growing threat from extremist groups.
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Omar Sharif's funeral held in Cairo

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 18:01
related places: Cairo

The funeral of actor Omar Sharif, who died on Friday at the age of 83 following a heart attack, has been held in Cairo.
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VIDEO: Egypt 'at war' after attack says PM

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 7:30
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Cairo

The Egyptian Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mahlab, has described his country as being "at war", after a bomb attack in Cairo on the Italian consulate.
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IS claims Italian consulate attack

Saturday, July 11th 2015, 16:42
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Cairo

Islamic State militants say they were behind a deadly explosion that severely damaged the Italian consulate in Egypt's capital, Cairo.
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IS claims rocket attack on Israel

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 1:22
related countries: Israel Israel

Sinai Province, a group affiliated with Islamic State, says it fired three rockets into Israel from Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
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Egypt looks for answers after brutal Sinai attack

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 18:18

Egypt looks for answers after Sinai clashes with IS
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VIDEO: Egypt battles jihadists in Sinai

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 1:42

Dozens are killed in heavy fighting between Egyptian security forces and jihadists linked to Islamic State in the Sinai Peninsula.
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Egypt's Sinai hit by deadly attacks

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 22:14

Clashes between Islamic State militants and the army in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula have left more than 100 dead, the military says.
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Egypt president vows tougher laws

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 18:03

Egypt's president vows to enact legal reforms so death sentences can be enforced more swiftly, a day after the assassination of the public prosecutor.
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Egypt's chief prosecutor killed

Monday, June 29th 2015, 15:22
related places: Cairo

Egypt's public prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, has died of his injuries after a bomb attack on his car in Cairo, officials say.
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Germany frees al-Jazeera reporter

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 17:08
related countries: Germany Germany

Al-Jazeera says one of its reporters held in Germany after an extradition request from Egypt over torture charges has been freed.
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Germany to rule on reporter warrant

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 6:55
related countries: Germany Germany

A German court is to rule on an Egyptian request to extradite a senior journalist from the Qatari al-Jazeera TV channel.
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Germany arrests al-Jazeera reporter

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 21:17
related countries: Germany Germany, Qatar Qatar

Qatar-owned TV news network al-Jazeera says one of its journalists has been arrested in Germany at the request of Egypt.
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Court upholds Morsi death sentence

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 17:20

An Egyptian court upholds the death sentence imposed on ousted ex-President Mohammed Morsi over a mass jailbreak in 2011.
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Egypt policeman jailed over death

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 16:12
related places: Cairo

A court in Egypt has sentenced a policeman to 15 years in prison over the killing of activist Shaimaa al-Sabbagh at a protest in Cairo in January.
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VIDEO: Security boost at Egypt's ancient sites

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 1:39

The Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi orders the strengthening of security at ancient monuments across the country.
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Africa creates biggest trade zone

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 17:01

Africa's leaders sign a deal to create the continent's largest free-trade zone, covering 26 countries in an area from Cape Town to Cairo.
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Will the Cape to Cairo free-trade zone work?

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 16:59
related places: Cairo

Will Cape to Cairo free-trade zone work?
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Suicide attack at Egypt temple

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 12:35
related places: Luxor

Two assailants are killed in an attempted suicide bomb attack at the Temple of Karnak in Luxor, one of Egypt's most popular tourist sites, police say.
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Egyptian doctors post photos of grim hospital conditions

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 0:11

The unsanitary problems Egyptian doctors say they face
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Football riot death sentences upheld

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 11:56
related places: Port Said

An Egyptian court upholds 11 men's death sentences over football stadium violence in Port Said in 2012 which left 74 people dead.
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Egypt removes Hamas from terror list

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 12:03

Egypt's appeals court overturns an earlier ruling that listed the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, court officials say.
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Egypt court orders Mubarak retrial

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 8:26

An appeals court in Egypt orders ex-President Hosni Mubarak to stand trial again over the killing of protesters in 2011 after he was cleared.
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Egypt police killed in Giza attack

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 16:30

Gunmen shoot dead two Egyptian policemen on a road leading to the Giza pyramids, in a rare attack at a tourist site.
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VIDEO: Outcry over Egypt's death penalties

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 23:01

Egypt faces widespread criticism over the increasing numbers of Islamists being sentenced to death, reports the BBC's Sally Nabil.
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Egypt destroys Mubarak headquarters

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 15:24
related places: Cairo

Egypt begins demolishing the headquarters of the now-dissolved party of former President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo.
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'Surge' in Egypt forces' sex attacks

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 8:58

Egyptian security forces are using sexual violence against detainees on a massive scale, according to human rights campaigners.
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