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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.

World news related to Egypt – overview

Egypt: news

'No decision' on Brotherhood status

Friday, September 6th 2013, 17:15

Egypt's government denies state media reports that the social solidarity ministry has decided to revoke the Muslim Brotherhood's legal status.
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Egyptian minister survives blast

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 16:01

Egyptian Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim survives a bomb attack in Cairo, which he condemns as a "cowardly assassination bid".
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New date for origin of ancient Egypt

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 0:51

A new timeline for the formation of ancient Egypt is established by scientists.
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Morsi supporters sentenced to prison

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 22:14

A military court in Egypt gives supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi long prison sentences after convicting them of attacking the army.
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Egypt shuts down four TV stations

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 11:53

An Egyptian court orders the closure of four television channels, including Al-Jazeera Egypt and one run by the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Egypt to try ex-President Morsi

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 3:25

Egypt's state prosecutor says ousted President Mohammed Morsi will stand trial on charges of inciting the murder of protesters while in office.
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Attack on Suez Canal ship 'foiled'

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 4:23

Egyptian officials say they have foiled an attack on a container ship which was aimed at disrupting shipping in the strategic Suez Canal.
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Egypt Morsi supporters stage rallies

Friday, August 30th 2013, 22:51

Thousands of supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi stage their largest protests for two weeks, with some clashes reported.
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China's Sinopec signs Egypt oil deal

Friday, August 30th 2013, 2:28
related countries: China China, United States United States

China Petrochemical Corporation, also known as Sinopec, agrees to buy a 33% stake in the Egyptian oil and gas business of US firm Apache Corporation.
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Egypt: What poll results reveal about Brotherhood's popularity

Friday, August 30th 2013, 1:06

Why polls are not true measure of Egypt's Brotherhood's support
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Egypt arrests Brotherhood leader

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 17:04

A leading figure in Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed al-Beltagi, has been arrested on a warrant issued last month, officials say.
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VIDEO: How does Egypt crisis affect Gaza?

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 5:36
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Yolande Knell reports on the impact the turmoil in Egypt has been having in the Gaza Strip.
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Hosni Mubarak appears in court

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 11:07

The former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, appears in court, three days after being released from prison and placed under house arrest.
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Egypt relaxes night-time curfew

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 4:28

Egypt's interim government shortens a night-time curfew imposed during its crackdown on Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
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VIDEO: What do Egypt 'yellow hands' mean?

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 19:27

In Egypt, pro-Morsi protesters have once again taken to the streets in mass rallies in support of people who died last week when mass sit-ins were broken up by interim government security forces.
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Egypt urged to reopen Gaza crossing

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 9:36

Hamas urges Egypt to reopen its border with Gaza, closed since an attack on Egyptian police, leaving thousands unable to cross.
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Egypt's Mubarak released from jail

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 17:21

Egyptian ex-President Hosni Mubarak is released from prison after an appeal against his detention, and is set to be placed under house arrest.
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The cost of cutting US aid to Egypt

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 17:05
related countries: United States United States

Kim Ghattas on the difficulties of cutting US aid to Egypt
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VIDEO: Egypt's Mubarak released from jail

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 14:31

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison after appealing against his detention.
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Mubarak set for Egypt jail release

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 14:04

Egyptian ex-President Hosni Mubarak is expected to be released and put under house arrest following a court order to release him in a corruption case.
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Egypt: Back to a generals' republic?

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 20:48

The history and legacy of military rule in Egypt
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Egypt court orders Mubarak freed

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 20:34

An Egyptian court orders the release of ex-President Hosni Mubarak, amid reports he could leave prison on Thursday and be placed under house arrest.
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EU suspends arms sales to Egypt

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 15:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

EU member states agree to suspend export licences for any equipment that could be used for repression in Egypt, but humanitarian aid will continue.
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Ashton offers Egypt crisis mediation

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 11:09

EU ministers meet to consider a response to Egypt's political violence, as EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton offers to mediate a solution.
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Egypt court to mull Mubarak release

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 9:28

An Egyptian court is to review a petition to release deposed President Hosni Mubarak, as EU ministers discuss aid in the wake of recent violence.
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Brotherhood condemns Badie arrest

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 22:51

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood condemns the arrest of its leader Mohammad Badie over allegations of incitement to violence and murder.
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VIDEO: The Egyptians paying price in blood

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 22:14

The 2011 uprising in Egypt saw Hosni Mubarak ousted after decades in power, but now the military has reasserted its influence in the country and Islamist President Mohammed Morsi has been removed.
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Egypt crisis: Your experiences

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 16:40
related places: Cairo

People in Egypt reflect on a nation in crisis
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Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader held

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 14:07
related places: Cairo

Security forces in Egypt arrest the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammad Badie, as the interim government continues a crackdown on Islamists.
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Egypt police killed in Sinai ambush

Monday, August 19th 2013, 22:38

At least 24 Egyptian policemen are killed in an attack in Sinai, amid the wider turmoil of a crackdown on Islamist protesters.
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VIDEO: The nightmares inside Cairo mortuary

Monday, August 19th 2013, 21:55
related places: Cairo

There have been dozens more deaths in the conflict between the Egyptian security forces, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptians who do not support the current military rulers.
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VIDEO: Lord Owen: 'This was a military coup'

Monday, August 19th 2013, 18:25
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

European Union diplomats are meeting in Brussels to discuss Western aid to Egypt in the light of recent events.
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Sinai attacks: Dark omen for Egypt?

Monday, August 19th 2013, 15:28

Why escalating violence in Sinai may be dark omen for Egypt
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VIDEO: Egyptian families united in grief

Monday, August 19th 2013, 5:24

The recent violence in Egypt has claimed the lives of people on both sides of the country's political divide.
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Islamist detainees killed in Egypt

Monday, August 19th 2013, 4:28
related places: Cairo

At least 36 Islamist detainees die during an apparent attempt to escape during their transfer to a prison outside Cairo, as tensions continue in Egypt.
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Army chief: Room for all in Egypt

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 21:56

Egypt's armed forces chief tells supporters of ousted President Morsi "there is room for everyone", as 36 are killed while trying to escape prison vans.
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VIDEO: Egypt army chief warns protesters

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 21:33

Egypt's armed forces chief has told supporters of ousted President Morsi "there is room for everyone" - but the military will not tolerate violence.
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VIDEO: How Egypt's military grew so powerful

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 18:32

The Egyptian military is the biggest in the region, and it has played a role at many crucial points during the nation's recent history.
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VIDEO: Egypt ministers in crisis meeting

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 16:58

The Egyptian interim government is meeting to discuss the crisis in the country, after protests and violent clashes over the past week.
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Hague urges end to Egypt violence

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 22:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign Secretary William Hague urges an end to violence in Egypt in a telephone call with his Egyptian counterpart, the UK Foreign Office says.
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Security forces 'clear Cairo mosque'

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 20:18
related places: Cairo

Egypt's security forces have cleared a Cairo mosque, state media say, after a long stand-off with Muslim Brotherhood supporters barricaded inside.
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UK 'deep concern' at Egypt violence

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 20:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British government says it is "deeply concerned" about the violence in Egypt, which has left hundreds dead after clashes in the country.
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Tense stand-off at Egypt mosque

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 11:50
related places: Cairo

Egyptian security forces surround a Cairo mosque amid a stand-off with barricaded Muslim Brotherhood supporters, after a day of violence.
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Dozens dead in Egypt 'day of anger'

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 0:55

More than 80 people die in fresh violence in Egypt, officials say, as protesters loyal to ousted President Morsi clash with security forces.
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EU set for emergency Egypt talks

Friday, August 16th 2013, 16:05
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU diplomats will hold emergency talks on Egypt on Monday, with pressure to rein in aid in response to the violence, the BBC's Matthew Price reports from Brussels.
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Deaths as Egypt violence resumes

Friday, August 16th 2013, 15:40
related places: Cairo

More than 20 people die in fresh violence in Egypt, as supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi clash again with security forces.
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Travel firms cancel Egypt holidays

Friday, August 16th 2013, 14:13
related countries: Germany Germany

Travel firms TUI and Thomas Cook cancel holidays booked by German customers in Egypt until mid-September as the violence in the country escalates.
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UN calls for 'restraint' in Egypt

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 23:47
related countries: United States United States

The UN Security Council urges all parties in Egypt to exercise "maximum restraint", a day after at least 638 were killed in violence.
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VIDEO: Mourning and anger in Egypt

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 22:12
related places: Cairo

Jeremy Bowen reports from Cairo where there is mourning and anger, as the official death toll rose to more than 600 after security forces broke up protest camps in the city on Wednesday.
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VIDEO: Eyewitness: 'Brotherhood were shooting'

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 20:32
related places: Cairo

David Michel, from the Free Egyptians Party, says he was an eyewitness as police started to warn Muslim Brotherhood to leave the main protest camp at Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in Cairo on Wednesday.
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