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Egypt probes Tahrir Square clash

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 15:14
related places: Cairo

Egyptian officials order a probe into overnight clashes between police and protesters that injured hundreds of people in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
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Clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 3:57
related places: Cairo

Egyptian police clash with hundreds of anti-government protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, leaving several people injured.
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Egypt anger at Mickey Mouse tweet

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 12:40

Egyptian conservatives are angered as Christian billionaire Naguib Sawiris tweets images of Mickey and Minnie Mouse in Islamic dress.
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Paradise lost

Monday, June 27th 2011, 11:22

Land deal at Egypt beauty spot raises fears of corruption
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Egypt sentences ex-trade minister

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 13:56

A court in Egypt sentences former Trade Minister Rachid Mohamed Rachid to five years in prison in absentia for embezzling public funds.
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Egypt abandons plans for IMF loan

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 11:43

Egypt drops plans for loans from the IMF and World Bank, after the deficit forecast was revised down - and against a backdrop of public distrust.
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VIDEO: Could this lake be Egypt's next resort?

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 8:25

Environmentalists in Egypt are calling for the country's new rulers to cancel a major tourist development in an area famous for its natural beauty, history, geology and fossils.
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'Near miss' on JFK airport runway

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 15:51

A Lufthansa jet aborts a take off from New York's JFK airport after an Egyptian plane on the ground strays too close to the runway.
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Spy or scapegoat?

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 11:11

The strange case of the 27-year-old 'Mossad spy' arrested in Egypt
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Mubarak 'has got stomach cancer'

Monday, June 20th 2011, 16:21

Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak - who is to face trial over the death of protesters - is suffering from stomach cancer, his defence lawyer says.
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Fighting for rights

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 6:16

Egypt's women fear being sidelined in new order
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Spain sets huge bail for Egyptian

Friday, June 17th 2011, 23:43

Spain's National Court sets a record bail figure following the detention of a close associate of the former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak.
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Egypt 'spy' is US student: Israel

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 12:12
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The Israeli foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, says a suspected Mossad spy detained in Egypt is actually a dual US-Israeli student.
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Israel dismisses Egypt spy claims

Monday, June 13th 2011, 10:28
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Cairo

Israeli officials dismiss Egyptian reports that a suspected Mossad spy has been arrested in Cairo.
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VIDEO: Egypt embraces freedom of speech

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 7:46

Entrepreneurs explore the possibilities presented by Egypt's new freedom of speech.
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Elmohamady seals Sunderland move

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 10:08
related places: Cairo

Sunderland complete the permanent signing of Egypt midfielder Ahmed Elmohamady from Cairo-based club ENPPI.
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Shehata steps down as Egypt coach

Monday, June 6th 2011, 14:59

The Egyptian FA accepts the resignation of three-time Nations Cup-winning coach Hassan Shehata.
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IMF agrees finance deal for Egypt

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 14:25

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) agrees a $3bn (£1.8bn) loan deal with the interim government in Egypt.
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Egypt jails ex-minister for graft

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 12:38

Egypt former Finance Minister Youssef Boutros Ghali is given a 30-year jail sentence over corruption charges.
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Egypt 'virginity tests' decried

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 15:49

Activists demand the authorities in Egypt prosecute anyone responsible for subjecting protesters to alleged virginity tests earlier this year.
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Trial date set for Mubarak family

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 14:47

A court in Egypt sets a date for the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, over the killing of protesters during the country's uprising earlier this year.
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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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