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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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VIDEO: What happens next for ousted leaders?

Monday, April 18th 2011, 16:29
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Recent months have seen uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt that both forced presidents out of office, but what happens next when leaders are deposed?
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Egypt ex-ministers to be tried

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 14:29

Egypt's former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif and the former interior and finance ministers are to be tried on corruption charges, officials say.
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VIDEO: Egyptians still waiting for democracy

Saturday, April 16th 2011, 20:52

Amid joy over President Mubarak's detention, concerns over Egypt's military government grow
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Egypt dissolves Mubarak's party

Saturday, April 16th 2011, 13:06

The former ruling party of Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak will be dissolved and its assets handed to the government, a court rules.
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Press welcomes Mubarak arrest

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 14:35

Press in the Middle East have commented widely on the arrest of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his sons over allegations of corruption.
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Revolutionary women

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 23:58

The hope, worry and determination of five Egyptian activists
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Hosni Mubarak's detention ordered

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 19:42

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak is ordered to be detained for alleged corruption, but will remain in hospital until his health improves, after reported heart problems.
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Next in line?

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 23:03
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Could Morocco follow in the wake of Egypt and Tunisia?
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Hosni Mubarak 'has heart attack'

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 21:13

Deposed former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is in intensive care after suffering a heart attack, say state media.
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Egypt blogger jailed by military

Monday, April 11th 2011, 15:06

A military court in Egypt jails blogger Maikel Nabil for three years for criticising the armed forces in the first such case post-Mubarak.
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VIDEO: Mubarak summoned for questioning

Monday, April 11th 2011, 6:23

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been summoned by the state prosecutor for questioning over alleged corruption and killings of protesters.
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Unimpressed

Monday, April 11th 2011, 1:38

Egyptian protesters pay little heed to Mubarak's claims of innocence
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Mubarak summoned for questioning

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 18:55

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is summoned by the state prosecutor for questioning over alleged corruption and the killings of protesters.
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Egypt's army to replace governors

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 7:06

Egypt's interim military government says it will remove some Mubarak-era provincial governors - an apparent concession to protesters.
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Army in Egypt protest crackdown

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 21:18
related places: Cairo

Egypt's army cracks down on protests in Cairo's symbolic Tahrir Square, leaving at least one person dead and dozens injured.
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Salafi tactics

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 23:12

Egyptian liberals fear the rise of Muslim hardline group
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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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