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Bedouin solution

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 8:01

Will alienated tribesmen take up arms against Egypt?
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VIDEO: Workers seek higher wages in Egypt

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 15:34

Egypt has experienced a surge of industrial unrest since the uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in February, as workers exploit new freedoms to push for better pay and conditions.
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Egypt deports Iran 'spy' diplomat

Monday, May 30th 2011, 15:53
related countries: Iran Iran

Egypt deports Iranian diplomat, Qassem Hosseini, who was arrested on suspicion of spying, state news agency Mena says.
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Mubarak dilemma

Monday, May 30th 2011, 12:09

Egypt divided over treatment of ex-president
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Mubarak fined for internet block

Saturday, May 28th 2011, 12:40

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is fined $34m (£20m) for cutting off internet and telephone services during the uprising that ousted him.
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Egypt eases Gaza border blockade

Saturday, May 28th 2011, 9:44
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Egypt relaxes Gaza border restrictions, allowing many Palestinians to cross for the first time since ousted President Hosni Mubarak shut the crossing.
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VIDEO: Deauville G8 talks focus on aid

Friday, May 27th 2011, 5:42
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain has confirmed it will contribute to the G8 aid package for Egypt and Tunisia.
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Lost Egyptian pyramids spotted from space

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 23:32

Seventeen lost pyramids are among buildings identified from new infra-red images in a satellite survey of Egypt.
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Mubarak conundrum

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 19:31

Trying ex-president forms part of a tussle for power in Egypt
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World Bank: $6bn for North Africa

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 16:19
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The World Bank pledges $6bn in loans for Egypt and Tunisia as the international community rallies to finance the Arab Spring.
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Mubarak to be tried over deaths

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 14:51

Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons are to be tried over the killing of anti-government protesters, judicial officials say.
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VIDEO: Egypt counts the cost of revolution

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 6:03

Egypt's revolution sparked celebrations on the streets but it has had a disastrous impact on the nation's economy.
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New tape 'by Bin Laden' released

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 8:14
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Al-Qaeda releases a message it says was made by Osama Bin Laden shortly before his death.
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Amnesty urges Egypt unrest probe

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 1:29

Egypt still has more work to do to give justice to those killed during the rallies that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, Amnesty International says.
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Egypt-style rally grows in Spain

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 9:56
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

A protest rally turns an iconic Madrid square into a campsite, echoing the pro-democracy rallies that transformed Egypt.
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Egyptian princess 'first known coronary victim'

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 15:58

An Egyptian princess who was alive 3,500 years ago is now thought to be the first known person to have had heart disease, say researchers.
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Mubarak's wife turns over assets

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 13:15

Suzanne Mubarak, wife of Egypt's ousted president, is released on bail after handing over assets as part of a corruption probe.
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Egypt Christian protest attacked

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 8:33
related places: Cairo

At least seven people are injured after Christian protesters in central Cairo are attacked, amid an increase in sectarian violence in Egypt.
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Ill Mubarak wife 'is recovering'

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 14:04

Suzanne Mubarak, wife of Egypt's ex-president, is recovering in hospital after suddenly falling ill when detained in a corruption probe.
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Mubarak's wife detained in Egypt

Friday, May 13th 2011, 19:25

Suzanne Mubarak, wife of the ousted Egyptian president, is detained for 15 days pending further investigations into corruption allegations.
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'Torture in Sinai' for Eritreans

Friday, May 13th 2011, 10:32

Up to 400 people, mainly Eritreans, are currently being held captive for ransom and tortured by people-traffickers in Egypt's Sinai desert, a Catholic priest tells the BBC.
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Egypt extends Mubarak's detention

Friday, May 13th 2011, 0:54

Egypt's authorities order a 15-day detention of ousted President Hosni Mubarak on charges of profiteering, media reports say.
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Egypt asks IMF to prop up deficit

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 20:06

Egypt asks the IMF for money, as its finance minister tells the BBC the ballooning budget deficit is 'very difficult'.
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Post-revolution blues

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 10:18

Egypt's revolutionary fervour gives way to anxiety
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VIDEO: Tensions running high in Egypt

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 23:09
related places: Cairo

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen on tensions on the streets of Cairo following Egypt's revolution.
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Book deal for Egypt protest man

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 14:03

Wael Ghonim, the Google executive seen as a key figure in the protests in Egypt that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, signs a book deal.
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Egyptian press fears communal chaos

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 12:58

Egyptian newspapers have reacted with anger and defiance to Muslim-Christians clashes in recent days. More than 180 people were wounded in clashes on Saturday after conservative Muslims attacked a Coptic church in the Imbaba area.
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Egypt tourism minister 'jailed'

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 12:55

Egypt's former Tourism Minister Zuhair Garranah is jailed for five years on charges of corruption, an Egyptian judicial source says.
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VIDEO: Egyptians call for protection

Monday, May 9th 2011, 22:03
related places: Cairo

The military authorities in Egypt have increased security around churches in Cairo because of the clashes between Christians and Muslims on Saturday that left 12 people dead.
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Communal conflict

Monday, May 9th 2011, 21:28

Deadly Cairo clashes expose old enmities
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VIDEO: Tensions in Cairo after clashes

Monday, May 9th 2011, 10:23
related places: Cairo

The military authorities in Egypt have said they will use an ''iron fist'' against those who threaten the country's security.
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Cairo protest after church attack

Monday, May 9th 2011, 8:31
related places: Cairo

Egyptian Coptic Christians hold a vigil near Tahrir Square in Cairo following an attack on two churches in which 12 people died.
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Warning after fatal Cairo clashes

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 21:20

Egypt's justice minister says the government will use "an iron fist" following violence between Muslims and Christians in Cairo that killed 12.
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Deaths in Cairo sectarian clashes

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 7:20
related places: Cairo

At least five people are killed and dozens more wounded during clashes between Muslims and Christians in Cairo, Egyptian officials say.
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VIDEO: Cairo's Muslims and Christians clash

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 6:58
related places: Cairo

Up to 200 people have been killed or injured during clashes between Muslims and Christians in Cairo, Egyptian officials say.
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Egypt groups hold first meeting

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 20:47

More than 2,000 political activists meet in Egypt to try to create a unified, secular movement to press for deeper democratic reforms ahead of an election scheduled for September.
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Egypt ex-interior minister jailed

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 14:21

Egyptian ex-Interior Minister Habib al-Adly is sentenced to 12 years in jail for money-laundering, in the first trial of a Mubarak-era official.
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Palestinian factions agree pact

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 15:46
related places: Cairo

The leaders of the main Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, sign a reconciliation pact in Cairo aimed at ending their four-year rift.
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VIDEO: Palestinian factions agree pact

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 14:29
related places: Cairo

The leaders of the two main Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, have signed a reconciliation deal in Cairo.
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VIDEO: Egyptians sceptical over Osama death

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 22:31
related places: Cairo

Newsnight's Paul Mason reports on reactions on the death of Osama Bin Laden in Cairo.
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Swiss freeze $1bn from N Africa

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 9:53
related countries: Libya Libya, Switzerland Switzerland, Tunisia Tunisia

Switzerland reveals details of almost $1bn of frozen assets linked to Libya's Muammar Gaddafi and the deposed leaders of Egypt and Tunisia.
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Egypt in Palestine appeal to US

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 0:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Palestine

The Egyptian foreign minister urges the US to support the declaration of an independent Palestinian state, in a significant change of policy.
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Muslim Brothers form Egypt party

Saturday, April 30th 2011, 13:41

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood sets up a party to contest up to half the seats in a parliamentary poll due in September.
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VIDEO: Egypt to re-open Rafah-Gaza border

Friday, April 29th 2011, 22:23
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip
related places: Rafah

Egypt has announced it will re-open the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip on a permanent basis.
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Egyptian ferry tragedy 'kills 17'

Friday, April 29th 2011, 16:20

A minibus falls off a ferry on the Nile River in Egypt, killing at least 17 people, officials say.
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Rafah border to open permanently

Friday, April 29th 2011, 11:53
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip
related places: Rafah

Egypt says it will open its Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip on a permanent basis.
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Lingering doubts

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 5:23

Egypt's activists question army's promise of justice
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Egypt gas pipeline hit by blast

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 10:50
related countries: Israel Israel, Jordan Jordan

A pipeline taking gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan explodes after an attack by an armed gang, Egyptian security officials say.
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Pret-a-protest

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 7:01

Must-have accessories from the Egypt revolution
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Mubarak ally on trial for deaths

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 13:26

Former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly pleads not guilty to charges of ordering the killing of unarmed protesters during Egypt's uprising.
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Mubarak to move to Cairo hospital

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 21:27
related places: Cairo

The former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, is to be transferred to a military hospital in Cairo after a doctor declared him well enough to travel.
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Turning a page

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 0:54

How will a new minister change Egypt's foreign policy?
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Egypt court: Remove Mubarak name

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 15:07

An Egyptian court orders the removal of the Mubarak name from hundreds of public places across the country.
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Egypt protest deaths 'over 800'

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 16:45

An Egyptian panel says 846 people were killed during the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak - double the previous official figure.
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