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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: news

Egypt spy chief poster campaign

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 17:08
related places: Cairo

Posters promoting Egypt's intelligence chief appear on the streets of Cairo, amid growing speculation over who will succeed President Hosni Mubarak.
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Female circumcision widespead in Egypt

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 12:22

A doctor in Egypt is being taken to court for carrying out an illegal operation to circumcise young girls following the death of a 13-year-old.
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Cairo zoo puts lions on the pill

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 3:52
related places: Cairo

Vets at Cairo's Giza Zoo are experimenting with the human birth control pill in an attempt to slow their rapidly expanding population of lions.
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Egypt swelters as power cut daily

Friday, August 27th 2010, 8:27

Cities across Egypt have been hit by daily blackouts during the past two weeks, sparking protests and calls for the electricity minister to be sacked.
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'Mystery campaign'

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 22:51

Who's promoting Hosni Mubarak's son as Egypt's next leader?
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South Sudan plans mass return

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 21:09

South Sudan's government prepares to repatriate some 1.5 million people from the north and Egypt ahead of the 2011 referendum on independence.
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Expanding west

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 17:49

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is in Europe and America
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Minister held over Van Gogh theft

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 16:36

The Egyptian government's head of fine arts is remanded in custody pending an investigation into the theft of a Van Gogh painting at the weekend.
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'Alarm lapse' in Van Gogh theft

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 15:31
related places: Cairo

None of the alarms and just a few security cameras were working at the Cairo museum from which a Van Gogh painting was stolen, Egyptian officials say.
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Egypt Van Gogh 'is still missing'

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 0:59
related places: Cairo

A painting by Vincent Van Gogh, stolen from a Cairo museum, is still missing, says the culture minister, hours after he said it had been found.
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Van Gogh stolen in Cairo - for the second time

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 19:41
related places: Cairo

A 'priceless' work by Vincent Van Gogh has disappeared from a Cairo museum, Egypt's culture minister says.
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Field work

Friday, August 20th 2010, 18:38

Egypt's graduates sent to turn the desert green
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African migrants killed in Egypt

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 13:33
related countries: Israel Israel

Six migrants trying to enter Israel from Egypt are killed; four in a gunfight with people smugglers and two by Egyptian border guards.
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Egypt 'rape victim' appears on TV

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 17:01

Human rights activists in Egypt express concern following allegations that a woman was raped by two police officers.
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Fossil sparks whale of a row for Egypt customs

Friday, July 30th 2010, 19:53
related places: Cairo

The fossil of a whale is at the centre of a bizarre customs wrangle at Cairo airport, the BBC's Jon Leyne reports.
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Fossil sparks whale of a row for Egypt customs

Friday, July 30th 2010, 19:53
related places: Cairo

The fossil of a whale is at the centre of a bizarre customs wrangle at Cairo airport, the BBC's Jon Leyne reports.
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Arab League endorses direct talks

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 15:25
related places: Cairo

The Arab League backs direct Palestinian peace talks with the Israelis, but leaves the timing to the Palestinians, officials say.
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Arab League endorses direct talks

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 15:25
related places: Cairo

The Arab League backs direct Palestinian peace talks with the Israelis, but leaves the timing to the Palestinians, officials say.
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Egypt 'police death' trial opens

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 11:25

The trial opens of two Egyptian policemen charged with brutality over the death last month of a 28-year-old man, but is quickly adjourned.
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Egyptian leader misses AU summit

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 23:37
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will not attend the AU summit in Uganda.
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Course of history

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 11:00
related countries: Iran Iran

How golf epitomises the diverse fortunes of Iran and Egypt
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Mubarak speech calms health fears

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 0:57

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak makes a televised national address, calming renewed fears over the state of his health.
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BP agrees $7bn sale of oil assets

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 21:34
related countries: Canada Canada, Mexico Mexico, United States United States

BP is to sell assets in the US, western Canada and Egypt, in order to part-fund the clean-up cost of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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Billionaire 'spy' death

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 15:12

Mystery surrounds death of 'Egyptian Mossad spy'
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Gaza car smuggling tunnel raided

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 17:24

Egyptian police break up a ring smuggling new and stolen cars through secret tunnels into Gaza, officials say.
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Bus driver shoots Cairo workers

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 14:18
related places: Cairo

An Egyptian bus driver shoots dead six construction workers travelling in his vehicle near Cairo, officials say.
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Egypt police face 'brutality' charges

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 12:29
related places: Alexandria

The Egyptian authorities charge two plain-clothed police officers over the death of a 28-year-old man in Alexandria last month.
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Egypt shoots Israel-bound migrant

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 18:55
related countries: Israel Israel

An African migrant is shot and killed by Egyptian police as she tries to cross illegally from the Sinai Peninsula into Israel.
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ElBaradei at Egypt police protest

Friday, June 25th 2010, 19:26

Former UN nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei leads a protest against alleged police brutality over the death of Khaled Said.
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Ancient Egypt city found by radar

Monday, June 21st 2010, 15:06

An ancient Egyptian city believed to be Avaris, the capital of the Hyksos who ruled 3,500 years ago, has been located by radar.
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New Egypt 'police death' autopsy

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 10:24

Egyptian authorities order a new autopsy on the corpse of a young man who activists say was killed by the police last week.
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Egypt city begins banning smoking

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 11:52
related places: Alexandria

Smoking in government buildings is banned in Alexandria, the start of an effort to ban smoking in Egypt's public places.
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Egyptian-Israeli marriage ruling

Sunday, June 6th 2010, 14:05
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Cairo

A Cairo court upholds a ruling urging the cabinet to consider revoking the citizenship of Egyptian men married to Israelis.
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Libya bans Algeria, Egypt games

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 13:08
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Libya Libya

Libya says its national sports teams can no longer compete against neighbouring Algeria and Egypt.
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Libyan executions are condemned

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 11:37
related countries: Libya Libya, Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Human

Human rights campaigners condemn the Libyan execution of 18 people, mostly foreigners from Nigeria and Egypt.
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Lost ancient tomb found in Egypt

Monday, May 31st 2010, 10:48

After a five-year search Egyptian archaeologists locate an ancient tomb of the mayor of Memphis, lost for more than 100 years.
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Egypt rockslide officials jailed

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 14:45
related places: Cairo

A deputy Cairo governor and seven other officials are jailed over a rockslide in a slum that left 119 people dead.
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East Africa seeks more Nile water

Friday, May 14th 2010, 16:18

Four East African states sign an agreement to seek more of the River Nile's water, despite anger in Egypt.
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Weapons found by Egypt customs

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 15:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cairo

Egyptian customs officers find guns in the luggage of a US professor arriving in Cairo by plane.
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Egypt renews tough emergency laws

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 2:46

Egypt's president issues a decree to renew emergency laws, which opposition supporters say stifle political freedom.
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Arrests over Lebanon lynching

Friday, May 7th 2010, 23:03
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanese police arrest two men over the lynching of an Egyptian accused of killing a local couple and their grandchildren.
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Egypt peacekeepers killed in Darfur

Friday, May 7th 2010, 16:51
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Two Egyptian peacekeepers have been killed by gunmen in Sudan's conflict-torn Darfur region, officials say.
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Mubarak call to Egypt opposition

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 14:46

Egypt's president challenges opposition reformers to present their plans for change without unleashing 'chaos'.
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Gaza breakout

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 9:58

Tunnel diggers cut through Egypt's steel border barrier
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Egypt anger at call to ban book

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 16:15

Writers in Egypt condemn a call by a group of lawyers to ban the classic folk tale Arabian Nights.
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Netanyahu and Mubarak hold talks

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 19:16
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's PM meets the Egyptian president to discuss plans for the launch of so-called proximity talks with the Palestinians.
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New energy

Saturday, May 1st 2010, 11:02
related places: Cairo

A new figurehead spurs hopes for change in Egypt
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Nigerian denies child bride claim

Thursday, April 29th 2010, 11:36
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian senator denies reports he has married an Egyptian girl aged 13 but refuses to reveal his bride's age.
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Hezbollah condemns Egypt jailing

Thursday, April 29th 2010, 10:18

Hezbollah's leader condemns the convictions of its members in Egypt and says Muslims should be proud of the men's actions.
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Palestinians die in Gaza tunnel

Thursday, April 29th 2010, 9:46
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Four Palestinians die in a smuggling tunnel under Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medics say.
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