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Carter Center shuts office in Egypt

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 13:37
related countries: United States United States

A rights group founded by former US President Jimmy Carter has closed its office in Egypt citing restrictions on democratic freedoms.
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Minibus collision kills 30 in Egypt

Monday, October 13th 2014, 11:06

Three minibuses are involved in a collision in southern Egypt, killing at least 30 people and injuring more than a dozen, security sources say.
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Donors offer $5.4bn for Palestinians

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 22:44
related countries: Israel Israel

Donors at a Cairo conference pledge $5.4bn (£3.4bn) in aid to the Palestinians, after the 50-day Gaza conflict between Israel and Hamas.
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Coptic landmark restored in Cairo

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 16:48
related places: Cairo

The restoration of one of Egypt's oldest Coptic Christian churches, the Virgin Mary church in Cairo, is completed after 16 years.
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Hosni Mubarak verdict postponed

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 10:48

A verdict is postponed in the retrial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who faces charges of ordering the killing of protesters.
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Unity government 'to return to Gaza'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 18:22
related places: Cairo

Palestinian negotiators in Cairo say they have agreed a "comprehensive" deal for a national unity government to take responsibility for running Gaza.
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Deadly Egypt military aircraft crash

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 13:05

A military aircraft has crashed in Egypt, killing six crew, state TV reports.
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VIDEO: At scene of Cairo bomb blast

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 11:54
related places: Cairo

A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo has killed at least two police officers, security officials say.
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Deadly bomb blast in central Cairo

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 9:43
related places: Cairo

A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo kills at least two police officers, security officials say.
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Guilty plea in US embassy bombings

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 1:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Tanzania Tanzania, United States United States
related places: New York

An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania pleads guilty in a New York court.
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VIDEO: Guilty pleas in US embassy bombings

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 1:45
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Tanzania Tanzania, United States United States
related places: New York

An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania has pleaded guilty in federal court in New York.
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VIDEO: Egypt's last Jews: 'We are dying'

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 5:27

The Jewish community in Egypt is on the verge of disappearing - up until the 1950s, as many as 100,000 Jews called the country home - now, just 12 remain.
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Six police killed in Egypt bombing

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 7:47

Six Egyptian policemen have been killed by a roadside bomb in the Sinai peninsula, the interior ministry says.
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Egypt activist to be freed on bail

Monday, September 15th 2014, 15:13

An Egyptian court orders the release on bail of one of the country's most prominent pro-democracy activists, Alaa Abdul Fattah.
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Egypt key to fighting IS - Kerry

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 15:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United States United States

Egypt has a key role to play in countering Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry says on a visit to Cairo.
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Egypt orphanage manager jailed

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 17:30
related places: Cairo

A court in Egypt sentences the head of a Cairo orphanage to three years in prison for assaulting children in his care and endangering their lives.
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Arrests over Egypt 'gay wedding'

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 12:50

The Egyptian authorities arrest seven men accused of appearing in a video apparently showing a gay wedding.
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Morsi charged over Qatar files leak

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 13:59
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Egypt charges ousted President Mohammed Morsi with the handing over of secret files to Qatar, state media report.
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Power cut disrupts Cairo rush hour

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 10:40
related places: Cairo

A power cut triggers blackouts across most of Cairo, causing major disruption across the Egyptian capital at the height of the morning rush hour.
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Egypt police killed in Sinai attack

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 11:38

At least 11 policemen have been killed in a bomb attack on a convoy in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, officials say.
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Egypt Brotherhood death sentence cut

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 14:34

The head of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has one death sentence commuted to life in prison, but still faces another death penalty.
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Morsi investigated over 'Qatar leak'

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 17:00
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Egypt has opened an investigation into ousted President Mohammed Morsi for allegedly handing over secret files to Qatar, state media report.
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US alarm at air strikes on Libya

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 9:59
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

American officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya that targeted Islamist-linked militia last week and that the US was not consulted.
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Gaza deaths as fresh fire traded

Monday, August 25th 2014, 16:24
related countries: Israel Israel

At least eight Palestinians in Gaza are killed by Israeli air strikes amid ongoing rocket attacks on Israel, as Egyptian mediators reportedly propose a new ceasefire deal.
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Abbas and Egypt urge new Gaza talks

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 23:27
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Cairo

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas joins Egypt to urge Israel and Hamas to start fresh talks, as a 12-storey Gaza building is destroyed in air strikes.
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Tour buses collide near Egypt resort

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 6:29

Two tourist buses collide near Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, leaving 33 people dead and 41 injured, officials say.
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Egypt urges US restraint in Ferguson

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 14:53
related countries: China China, Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Ferguson

The Egyptian foreign ministry has criticised the US police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following similar criticism from Iran and China.
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Gaza ceasefire 'extended by a day'

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 13:02
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Cairo

The five-day Gaza ceasefire is extended for a further 24 hours after talks in Cairo, Palestinian and Israeli officials tell the BBC.
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VIDEO: House prices mean life in a cemetery

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 11:29
related places: Cairo

In the Egyptian capital, Cairo, rising prices have forced almost two million people out of their homes over the years, and many now live in cemeteries.
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VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Beijing and Cairo

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 9:55
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Cairo

The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in different parts of the world.
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Gaza peace talks resume in Cairo

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 13:27
related places: Cairo

Peace talks on ending the Gaza conflict resume in Cairo a day before the current ceasefire is set to expire.
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Gaza begins tense five-day truce

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 3:28
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel and the Palestinians begin a fresh five-day ceasefire in Gaza, but immediately trade rockets and air strikes.
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I did not order killings - Mubarak

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 12:21

In his first statement in court, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak denies ordering the killing of hundreds of protesters in 2011.
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Egyptian forces 'planned massacre'

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 14:48
related places: Cairo

Human Rights Watch says its year-long inquiry into the deaths of hundreds of protesters in Cairo in 2013 found evidence of systematic killings.
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Fresh Gaza talks begin in Egypt

Monday, August 11th 2014, 11:32
related places: Cairo

Indirect talks between Israelis and Palestinians get under way in Cairo, Egyptian media say, as a ceasefire continues to hold in Gaza.
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Human rights chief barred from Egypt

Monday, August 11th 2014, 10:05

Kenneth Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, and another senior staff member are denied entry to Egypt for "security reasons".
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VIDEO: New truce agreed in Gaza conflict

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 21:30
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel and Palestinian factions accept a fresh 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, clearing the way for more talks in Egypt.
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Egypt calls for fresh Gaza ceasefire

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 16:37
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Cairo

Egypt calls on Israel and Palestinian factions to accept a proposal for a fresh 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, beginning on Sunday evening.
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Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood party

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 14:16

A court in Egypt dissolves the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
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VIDEO: Gaza awaits truce talks verdict

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 21:34
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Cairo

Palestinian and Israeli officials are continuing indirect talks in Cairo on a long-term truce in Gaza, as the three-day ceasefire enters its last 24 hours.
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Mediators seek to extend Gaza truce

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 19:19
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Cairo

Palestinian and Israeli officials continue indirect talks in Cairo on a long-term truce in Gaza as the three-day ceasefire enters its last 24 hours.
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Israel-Palestinian talks under way

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 17:10
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Cairo

Indirect talks begin in Cairo between Israel and the Palestinians, after a four-week conflict in Gaza that has claimed more than 1,900 lives.
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VIDEO: Egypt's puppet theatre revival

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 12:39

At a time when video games and TV shows compete for children's attention, a more traditional form of entertainment is experiencing something of a revival in Egypt.
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Gaza truce holds as Israel withdraws

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 19:30
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Cairo

A 72-hour humanitarian truce is holding in Gaza after Israel withdrew ground forces, with hopes for a longer deal now resting on talks in Cairo.
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VIDEO: Israel pulls troops out of Gaza

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 13:23

Israel has withdrawn its ground troops from Gaza as part of a three-day ceasefire, brokered by Egypt.
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Gaza rivals 'agree 72-hour truce'

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 4:34
related countries: Israel Israel

A 72-hour truce between Israel and Palestinian groups is due to begin in Gaza shortly, as claims emerge that Israel has achieved its main war aims.
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Anger at Egypt orphanage 'brutality'

Monday, August 4th 2014, 15:58

A video showing the manager of an orphanage in Egypt beating children in his care has provoked outrage in the Egyptian media.
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VIDEO: Gaza conflict: Views from Egypt

Monday, August 4th 2014, 12:22
related places: Cairo

Mark Lowen tests the mood on the streets of Cairo as a seven-hour truce continues in Gaza.
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Israel 'set to shun Gaza talks'

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 17:44
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Cairo

Israel is unlikely to send a delegation to truce talks in Cairo as it presses on with its Gaza offensive, reports quoting senior officials say.
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Egypt statue museums lose status

Friday, August 1st 2014, 9:59

Two museums in Northampton lose their accreditation status after the controversial sale of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue, the Arts Council rules.
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Greste appeal over Egypt conviction

Friday, July 25th 2014, 14:20

Jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is to appeal against his conviction and jail term on terrorism-related charges in Egypt, his family says.
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Egyptian troops killed at checkpoint

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 20:06

Gunmen have killed at least 20 soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint in western Egypt, Egyptian security officials say.
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New Gaza exchanges after truce ends

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 17:06
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli air strikes and Palestinian rocket fire resume after a temporary truce in Gaza ends, but talks continue in Egypt for a fuller ceasefire.
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Israel warns Gaza ahead of strikes

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 14:34
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel warns thousands of Palestinians in Gaza to evacuate as it resumes air strikes amid continuing militant rocket fire directed at Israel.
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