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News: Egypt

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

Rubbish as a revenue source in Cairo

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 11:52
related places: Cairo

People living in poor districts of Cairo have long trawled through rubbish to try and gain an income, putting their recycling skills to good use.
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Cleared for take-off?

Saturday, October 30th 2010, 5:00

Egypt-Iran flight deal signals thaw for regional rivals
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'No progress' in Mid-East talks

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 16:30
related countries: West Bank West Bank

During a rare visit to the West Bank, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit says there has been no breakthrough in efforts to revive Mid-East peace talks.
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Egypt holds opposition supporters

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 16:24
related places: Alexandria

Egyptian security forces detain about 70 people as they put up election posters for the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria.
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Job for life?

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 23:14

Egyptian President Mubarak signals he could run again
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Egypt police barred from campus

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 14:02

Egypt's high court orders the government to remove police from universities, rejecting a government appeal against an earlier ruling.
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Egypt's Mubarak 'will run again'

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 16:32

A senior Egyptian official says President Hosni Mubarak will stand for re-election next year despite rumours about his health.
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Egypt sets parliament poll date

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 16:42

President Hosni Mubarak sets 28 November as the date for Egypt's parliamentary elections, in a decree cited by the state-run news agency.
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Crumbling legacy

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 11:40
related places: Cairo

Cairo's architectural gems suffer disrepair and neglect
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Eleven jailed over Van Gogh theft

Tuesday, October 12th 2010, 22:01
related places: Cairo

Eleven culture ministry employees have been jailed in Egypt for negligence, following the theft of a Van Gogh painting from a Cairo museum.
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Banned Egypt party to run in poll

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 7:30

Egypt's biggest opposition movement, the banned Muslim Brotherhood, confirms it will stand in next month's parliamentary elections.
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Dissident Egyptian editor sacked

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 16:48

A leading Egyptian daily fires its editor, an outspoken government critic, in a move some see as a media crackdown ahead of parliamentary polls.
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Russia and Egypt in telecom deal

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 13:18
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's Vimpelcom and Weather Investments, headed by Egyptian telecom tycoon Naguib Sawiris, agree to merge their assets.
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Iran and Egypt to resume flights

Monday, October 4th 2010, 9:11
related countries: Iran Iran

Egypt and Iran agree to resume direct flights between their capitals for the first time in three decades.
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Egyptian tycoon jailed for murder

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 12:15
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

An Egyptian tycoon is jailed for 15 years over the murder of Lebanese popstar Suzanne Tamim, in a retrial a year after he was sentenced to death.
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Egypt pope apologises to Muslims

Monday, September 27th 2010, 9:44

The leader of Egypt's Coptic Christians apologises for "inappropriate" comments by a bishop that cast doubt on the authenticity of some Koran verses.
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Cairo's first female taxi drivers

Monday, September 27th 2010, 8:11
related places: Cairo

For years all the taxi drivers who worked Cairo's notoriously packed streets were men - now eight women have broken the monopoly.
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Mid-East talks 'making progress'

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 21:28
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have made progress on the issue of Jewish settlements, US envoy George Mitchell says.
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Egypt paper 'doctored Mubarak-Obama photo'

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 17:26

Egypt's main state-run newspaper is condemned for doctoring a photograph to suggest President Hosni Mubarak was leading Middle East peace talks.
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Egyptian artefacts found in Spain

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 17:03
related countries: Spain Spain

Pieces of an ancient Egyptian necropolis which were pillaged from Egypt in 1999 have been discovered in a antiques shop in Spain.
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Mid-East talks tackle core issues

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 15:10
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli and Palestinian leaders hold "serious discussions on core issues" during direct talks in Egypt, says the US Middle East envoy.
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ElBaradei eyes Egypt poll boycott

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 9:42

Egyptian opposition figure Mohammed ElBaradei calls for a boycott of November's parliamentary election, saying it is certain to be rigged.
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ElBaradei alleges 'smear' tactic

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 22:04

Former UN chief nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei accuses Egypt's government of being behind a campaign to smear his family.
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Egypt silences papers on posters

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 22:16

Newspapers in Egypt are banned from reporting on a poster campaign promoting the chief of intelligence as a possible future president, the BBC learns.
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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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