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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

Morsi lawyers walk out of trial

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 15:03

Lawyers for deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi walk out of his trial on charges of espionage and conspiring to commit terror.
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Moscow's Egyptian gambit

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 16:42
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The shifting relationship between Russia, the US and Egypt
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Putin backs Sisi 'presidency bid'

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 12:52
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's President Vladimir Putin says he backs Egypt's military chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in his "bid for the presidency" - a move not yet announced.
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VIDEO: Egypt's atheists struggle to be heard

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 15:42

Atheism is widely considered a taboo topic in Egypt and non-believers say that they often feel the need to keep their discussions private.
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Egypt sets date for al-Jazeera trial

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 11:29

The judicial authorities in Egypt say the trial of 20 journalists, including four foreigners, on terrorism charges will start next week.
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VIDEO: Family plea for journalist's release

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 5:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The family of an Australian journalist detained in Egypt for allegedly collaborating with terrorists have made an appeal for the international community to do more to secure his release.
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Twin bombs target Cairo police

Friday, February 7th 2014, 10:44
related places: Cairo

Six police officers are wounded after two bombs go off in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
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Retrial over Egypt football riot

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 17:04
related places: Port Said

Egypt's Court of Cassation orders a retrial of the 21 people sentenced to death in connection with an infamous football riot in Port Said in 2012.
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Egypt denies Sisi candidacy report

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 9:48
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

Egypt's military denies that its chief of staff, Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, told a Kuwaiti newspaper he would run for president.
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VIDEO: Al-Jazeera defends detained reporters

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 2:08

Salah Negm, the Director of News for al-Jazeera's English language channel, has insisted that the organisation is objectively reporting on events in Egypt, following the detention of a number of its journalists.
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US urges Egypt to free journalists

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 23:22
related countries: United States United States

The US calls on Egypt to release three al-Jazeera journalists detained by the authorities in December on charges of collaborating with "terrorists".
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Egypt court acquits Morsi supporters

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 16:13

A court in Egypt clears dozens of supporters of ex-President Morsi arrested last July, as well as an Al-Jazeera cameraman covering their protest.
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Morsi in court over protest deaths

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 13:39
related places: Cairo

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi appears in court in the capital, Cairo, for trial on charges of inciting the killing of protesters.
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Egypt Sinai strike 'kills militants'

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 0:06

The Egyptian army says 13 militants have been killed in an air strike targeting an al-Qaeda-inspired group in northern Sinai.
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Sermon themes set for Egypt mosques

Friday, January 31st 2014, 17:05

Concern as Egyptian government chooses topics for preachers
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VIDEO: Journalists facing charges in Egypt

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 22:18

Egyptian prosecutors have referred four foreign journalists to a criminal court on charges of aiding Egyptians belonging to a terrorist group.
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Journalists 'face charges in Egypt'

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 15:37

Egypt says 20 journalists - including four foreigners - are facing charges of belonging to or assisting a "terrorist organisation".
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VIDEO: Egypt crisis threatens Islamic art

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 6:03
related places: Cairo

A string of fatal bombings in Cairo which targeted security headquarters have also taken a toll on the country's art collection.
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Morsi defiant at jailbreak trial

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 16:48
related places: Cairo

Egypt's former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi rails against the authorities at the beginning of a trial over his escape from prison in 2011.
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VIDEO: Could this be Egypt's new president?

Monday, January 27th 2014, 22:38

Egypt's top military body has given its approval for army chief Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to run for the presidency, according to state media.
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Egypt army backs Sisi presidency bid

Monday, January 27th 2014, 18:23

Egypt's top military body has given its approval for army chief Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to run for the presidency, state media report.
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Egypt diplomats released in Libya

Monday, January 27th 2014, 10:29
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Five Egyptian embassy staff who were kidnapped in the Libyan capital Tripoli have been released, Libya's deputy foreign minister tells the BBC.
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Chelsea complete £11m Salah signing

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 18:00
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Basel

Chelsea sign Egypt midfielder Mohamed Salah from Swiss side Basel for a fee in the region of £11m.
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VIDEO: Early presidential poll for Egypt

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 16:24

Egypt's interim government announces that presidential elections will be held earlier than planned.
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Early presidential poll for Egypt

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 14:59

Egypt says presidential elections have been moved forward, increasing speculation over whether army chief Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi will stand.
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Egypt anniversary clashes kill 49

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 8:03

At least 49 people are killed in clashes in Egypt as rallies mark the anniversary of the 2011 uprising which overthrew President Hosni Mubarak.
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VIDEO: Egypt police open fire on protesters

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 0:53

At least 29 people have died and more than 100 have been injured in clashes as Egypt marks the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising.
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Jailed reporter urges Egypt pressure

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 16:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian journalist, who is being held in an Egyptian jail, calls his detention an "attack" on press freedom, in a letter sent from prison.
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Egyptian embassy staff 'seized'

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 13:06
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

At least four Egyptian embassy personnel have been kidnapped in the Libyan capital Tripoli, the Libyan foreign ministry says.
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VIDEO: Egypt: Crowds' 'fury' at violence

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 6:15
related places: Cairo

Rival political groups in Egypt are to mark the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising which ended in the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak.
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Militants step up Egypt attacks

Friday, January 24th 2014, 19:35
related places: Cairo

Six people are killed and some 100 others wounded as militants step up attacks against the authorities with a series of explosions across Cairo.
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Amnesty raps Egypt over 'abuses'

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 17:17

Amnesty International says Egypt has witnessed rights abuses and state violence "on an unprecedented scale" since President Morsi was ousted.
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Egypt police killed at checkpoint

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 7:39
related places: Cairo

Five policemen are killed in Egypt in an armed attack on a checkpoint south of Cairo, the interior ministry says.
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UAE jails 30 over 'Brotherhood ties'

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 15:37
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

A court in the UAE sentences 20 Egyptian and 10 Emirati Islamists to up to five years in prison after convicting them on national security charges.
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Egypt's Morsi to face fourth trial

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 15:45

The ousted president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, is to face a fourth trial, this time on charges of insulting the judiciary.
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Egypt constitution 'backed by 98%'

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 7:43

A new Egyptian constitution wins the backing of 98.1% of voters with a turnout of 38.6% in last week's referendum, officials say.
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Al-Jazeera trio 'facing charges'

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 22:47

Three al-Jazeera journalists are being detained in Egypt on suspicion of using unlicensed equipment and broadcasting false news, prosecutors say.
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Egypt awaits referendum results

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 17:49

Egypt awaits the results of a referendum on its new constitution, with the military-backed authorities saying it has been overwhelmingly approved.
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Egypt's struggle to motivate the 'sofa party'

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 15:32

Voter apathy dampens Egypt's eagerness for referendum turnout
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Egyptians vote on new constitution

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 19:52

Egyptians vote in the second and final day of a referendum on a constitution newly drafted since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
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VIDEO: Voting begins in Egypt referendum

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 19:04

Egyptians are voting amid tight security in a two-day referendum on a new constitution that could pave the way for fresh elections.
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Deaths as Egypt votes in referendum

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 18:57

Egyptians vote in a referendum on a new constitution, but deadly clashes are reported involving supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
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VIDEO: Inside an Egyptian polling station

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 14:08

As Egyptians go to the polls to vote on a referendum over a possible new constitution, the BBC's Sally Nabil explains the process involved.
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VIDEO: Egypt constitution vote explained

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 0:15

Explaining key points of Egypt's referendum on a new constitution - in 60 seconds.
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Plea over journalists held by Egypt

Monday, January 13th 2014, 14:47

More than 40 senior journalists and editors sign a statement demanding the immediate release of three al-Jazeera colleagues detained in Egypt.
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Egypt referendum 'a verdict on the army'

Monday, January 13th 2014, 1:30

Egypt referendum 'a vote on the removal of President Morsi'
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Egypt army chief eyes presidency bid

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 15:41

Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi would run for president if the people request it and the military supports the bid, state media quote him as saying.
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Three die at Egypt protest clashes

Friday, January 10th 2014, 18:54

At least three people have been killed in Egypt in clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, officials say.
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VIDEO: Can a puppet be a terrorist?

Friday, January 10th 2014, 12:30

Abla Fahita - the puppet accused of being a terrorist in Egypt
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Morsi absence halts Cairo trial

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 15:09
related places: Cairo

The trial of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi is adjourned after officials said bad weather had stopped his helicopter from taking off.
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VIDEO: Morsi absence halts Cairo trial

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 11:18
related places: Cairo

The trial of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi has been adjourned after officials said bad weather had stopped his helicopter from taking off.
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VIDEO: Egypt opposition 'forced underground'

Monday, January 6th 2014, 22:55

A clampdown on political opposition to Egypt's military rulers has prompted fears that the country is reverting to authoritarian rule.
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