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Bronx Zoo's missing venomous cobra found

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 21:05

A venomous Egyptian cobra which went missing from the Bronx Zoo in New York has been found after six days, zoo officials say.
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Missing NYC cobra now 'tweeting'

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 2:00

A tongue-in-cheek Twitter user giving 'updates' on a deadly Egyptian cobra missing from a New York zoo now has some 35,000 followers.
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Thomas Cook counts cost of unrest

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 6:44
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tour operator Thomas Cook says it expects the disruption caused by the political unrest in Egypt and Tunisia to cost it £20m.
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Egypt protesters' torture claims

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 18:14

Egypt's authorities are asked to investigate claims women protesters were tortured and forced to take so-called virginity tests.
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Egypt stock market tumbles again

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 12:49

Egypt's stock market suffers a second turbulent day following its two-month closure, with trading suspended temporarily.
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Jail for Cairo synagogue attack

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 18:52
related places: Cairo

An Egyptian man is jailed for five years after throwing a makeshift fire-bomb at a synagogue in Cairo in 2010
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Egypt ex-minister to face trial

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 18:37

Egypt's former interior minister and four other officers are to face trial on charges of killing protesters, the country's public prosecutor said.
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Women of Egypt

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 9:26

Perils and possibilities for women in the 'new Egypt'
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Egypt exchange halted after slump

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 9:14

Egypt's stock market is suspended again after plunging 10%, minutes after reopening from its two-month closure.
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Fire at Egypt interior ministry

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 17:14
related places: Cairo

A fire which broke out in a building in the Egyptian interior ministry compound in Cairo has now been extinguished.
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Large turnout in Egypt referendum

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 22:38

Millions of Egyptians vote in a referendum on constitutional reforms, a month after a popular uprising swept President Hosni Mubarak from power.
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Vote of a lifetime

Friday, March 18th 2011, 18:15

Egyptian views on the first post-revolutionary vote
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Museum must return mask to Egypt

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 12:54
related countries: United States United States

The US government orders the St Louis Art Museum to hand over Egyptian death mask.
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Zimbabwe 'Egypt' activists bailed

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 10:31
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A Zimbabwe court grants bail to six activists accused of treason for attending a lecture about the Egypt uprising but they remain in custody while they raise the money.
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VIDEO: Egypt fears sectarian conflict and violence

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 16:56

After weeks of unrest and protests, Egypt now fears escalation of sectarian conflict
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Egypt dissolves security agency

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 16:54

Egypt's interior ministry dissolves the country's notorious internal security agency, which has been accused of human rights abuses.
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Healing wounds

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 14:24

Egyptian villagers search for unity after church destruction
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Israel intercepts weapons ship

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 14:13
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, Israel Israel

The Israeli navy has intercepted an Egypt-bound ship carrying arms intended for militant groups in the Gaza Strip, military officials say.
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Unity under threat

Friday, March 11th 2011, 5:03

Egypt sees fresh sectarian violence after revolutionary highs
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Clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 23:02
related places: Cairo

Hundreds of people armed with knives and machetes clash with pro-democracy activists in the Cairo's Tahrir Square, Egyptian TV reports.
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VIDEO: Protest after deadly clash in Cairo

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 19:33
related places: Cairo

Egyptian Christians protest in Caior after at least 13 people died and 140 were injured in clashes between Muslims and Coptic Christians on Tuesday
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Deadly religious clash in Cairo

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 13:41
related places: Cairo

At least 13 people died and 140 were injured in Tuesday's clashes between Coptic Christians and Muslims in Cairo, Egyptian officials say.
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Freed from fear

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 8:30

Lessons from history on dismantling Egypt's secret police
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Fortress of fear

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 11:20

Egyptian Bastille: Inside secret police's infamous torture base
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Egypt's new cabinet takes office

Monday, March 7th 2011, 19:32
related places: Cairo

Members of Egypt's new cabinet are sworn into office at a ceremony in the captial, Cairo, almost a month after popular protests ousted President Hosni Mubarak.
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'Egypt video' Zimbabweans freed

Monday, March 7th 2011, 17:23

Thirty-eight Zimbabweans arrested last month for discussing an Egypt-style uprising are freed but eight remain in custody, their lawyer says.
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VIDEO: Egypt activists target security services

Monday, March 7th 2011, 15:31

After the fall of Hosni Mubarak, pro-democracy activists in Egypt have focused their attention on the institutions seen as enforcers of the old president
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VIDEO: Egypt protesters call for security papers

Monday, March 7th 2011, 3:11
related places: Cairo

Protesters have stormed ministry and secret police offices in Cairo to obtain documents they say show evidence of repression under former President Hosni Mubarak.
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Attack on Egypt democracy protest

Monday, March 7th 2011, 1:10
related places: Cairo

Knife-wielding men attack Egyptian pro-democracy activists in Cairo for the first time since President Hosni Mubarak resigned, reports say.
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Egyptians raid secret police HQ

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 21:39
related places: Alexandria, Cairo

Protesters march on the headquarters of the country's secret police in Cairo demanding the organisation be dismantled.
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Egypt puts ex-minister on trial

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 15:09
related places: Cairo

Egypt's feared former Interior Minister, Habib el-Adly, denies charges of corruption at the start of his trial in Cairo.
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Egyptian security agency stormed

Friday, March 4th 2011, 23:56

Protesters storm the Alexandria HQ of Egypt's state security agency, with several people injured in clashes with police.
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VIDEO: Tahrir Square crowds greet Egypt's new PM

Friday, March 4th 2011, 21:27
related places: Cairo

Egypt's new Prime Minister, Essam Sharaf, has addressed crowds in Cairo's Tahrir Square
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Egypt PM vows democratic change

Friday, March 4th 2011, 16:32

Egypt's new Prime Minister, Essam Sharaf, pledges to meet the demands for democratic change sought by protesters, and to step down if he fails.
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VIDEO: Egypt's prime minister resigns

Friday, March 4th 2011, 0:04

Egypt's Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq has resigned, the country's ruling military council has announced in a statement.
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Egypt's prime minister steps down

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 11:18

Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, appointed in the dying days of the Mubarak regime, has resigned, the army announces.
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Clegg urges Libya and Egypt help

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 11:56
related countries: Libya Libya

European countries must "step up to the plate" to help North African countries such as Libya and Egypt achieve political reform, Nick Clegg says.
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Sultan's troubles

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 10:04
related countries: Oman Oman

Could the Gulf state of Oman turn into the 'next Egypt'?
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Aid for Libya

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 1:27
related countries: Libya Libya

Egyptian and Libyan expats send humanitarian assistance
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Morning Business Round-up: Egypt exchange shut

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 12:24

The daily Morning Business Round-up: Middle East events still the story as Egypt again delays share trading until Sunday.
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Egypt stock exchange open delayed

Monday, February 28th 2011, 23:47

The reopening of the Egyptian stock exchange has been delayed, the state-run news agency MENA reports.
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VIDEO: Israel's concerns over Egyptian border

Monday, February 28th 2011, 22:22
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel shares a long border with Egypt, which before the fall of Hosni Mubarak, was considered a safe one
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Egypt issues Mubarak travel ban

Monday, February 28th 2011, 12:28

Egypt's public prosecutor issues a travel ban and freezes the assets of ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his family.
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Libya exodus sparks border crisis

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 19:36
related countries: Libya Libya, Tunisia Tunisia

Libya's western border with Tunisia is being overrun with migrants, many of them from Egypt, fleeing the turmoil in Libya, aid workers say.
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VIDEO: Libya border crisis as thousands flee

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 19:20
related countries: Libya Libya, Tunisia Tunisia

Libya's border with Tunisia is being overrun with migrants, many of them from Egypt, fleeing turmoil in Libya, aid workers say.
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Egypt backs constitution changes

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 22:38

Egypt's army passes a draft of constitutional amendments to be submitted to a national referendum ahead of elections to be held within six months.
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Egyptians rally in Tahrir Square

Friday, February 25th 2011, 17:17
related places: Cairo

Thousands of Egyptians return to Cairo's Tahrir Square to mark one month since the start of their uprising which toppled President Hosni Mubarak.
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Egypt detains minister, TV boss

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 16:23

Egyptian police detained the former information minister and state broadcasting chief as part of an anti-corruption probe following the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak.
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UK travel advice on Egypt relaxed

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 1:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Office relaxes its travel advice for British citizens going to Egypt, three weeks after warning against visiting some cities.
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David Cameron meets Egypt leaders

Monday, February 21st 2011, 17:35
related places: Cairo

David Cameron meets Egypt's leaders - after becoming the first world leader to visit the country since President Hosni Mubarak was forced out of office.
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Egypt seeks Mubarak assets freeze

Monday, February 21st 2011, 15:31

Egypt's top prosecutor requests the freezing of the foreign assets of Hosni Mubarak, 10 days after he was forced to stand down amid mass rallies.
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Egypt re-opens museums and sites

Monday, February 21st 2011, 5:42

Egypt re-opens many of its museums and historical sites, which had been closed since the civil uprising started in January.
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AUDIO: The US scholar who inspires uprisings

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 14:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cairo

Many of the protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square say they found inspiration in the writings of 83-year-old US political theorist Gene Sharp.
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Moderate path?

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 11:54

Where is Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood heading?
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